I must give Dave top marks for communication, organization, and just being a pleasant guy to deal with. All the directions were clear, we arrived tired, at night, yet had no difficulties finding the garage, apartment, codes and keys. Great to have a garage. So much better than staying in a hotel! Tasteful decor- everything clean and new. Everything you need for cooking, can openers, corkscrew, even extra blankets. The shower in the master bath is a work of art, the sauna feature was a hit.
We stayed on the top floor, at Dave's suggestion, and it was quite private and quiet. The small balcony with table and chairs and large grill (which we were too busy to use), was a treat, with a lovely sunset reflected on the high rise windows in the distance.
Andersonville is quite a nice neighborhood for walking, shopping, and great restaurants. Making a left out of the apartment, if you walk past the Swedish museum, there is a middle eastern restaurant with the best Sunday brunch. We would have enjoyed having more time just to explore the neighborhood.
Although driving in Chicago can be time consuming, having a minivan with 7 adults to move around worked out well for us, so the garage included in the rental was a great benefit. It's not hard to get downtown from this location by car and there is plenty of pay parking downtown. Not cheap- but hey, this is to be expected in a big city.
We were really impressed by Chicago. If you like the blues, don't miss Buddy Guy's place. The architectural tour on the river is also great.
I would recommend this rental to anyone who does not feel they have to be in the middle of the city all the time.
Very high end.