|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
The first floor flat is a large bright 2 bedroom apartment with a new kitchen featuring Stainless Steel Fagor appliances, granite counter tops and maple flooring. We have hardwood floors in the Living Room & Dining Room. Two carpeted bedrooms with a queen in one and twin bunk beds in the second. LvRm with couch & love seat and Futon in game room creates even more space. The apartment is fully furnished including all kitchen items with a piano for your use, ATT U-verse TV, internet and phone.
Extra space is provided inside with a Playroom in the full basement with a TV , Foosball table and a laundry room.
Outside makes the house so much more than staying in a hotel. A shared, fenced yard can be used for evening grilling or relaxing around the fire-pit. Both the Front & Back porches are covered with the front easily accommodating seating for 6. Plus you’ll have access to one garage parking space!
It is available for a minimum of four days.
Transplanted Rhode Islander who has fallen in love with Chicago and Oak Park. I do a lot of travel and this is my apartment you'll be staying at!
Rob purchased this apartment in 1998
Our house is in the Ridgeland Historical District and was build in 1914. One of only two homes on the block originally designed as a two flat. Scoville is a quiet tree lined street a walk from all the attractions that garnished Oak Park’s Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District the American Planning Association ranking as one of the Top 10 Best Neighborhoods in the Nation and the Village of Oak Park was voted Third Best Neighborhood in the United States.
Our 1200 sqft first floor apartment at 233 South Scoville Ave very comfortable, vintage home with lots of character in the heart of
Oak Park a town famous as a unique village anchored in the late 1900’s by Frank Llyod Wright’s home and studio. Oak Park is the closest western suburb of Chicago and only 8 miles to Lake Michigan and Millennium Park. The apartment is a short walk to the Green Line making it an ideal Chicago touring location or Marathon training location.
Visiting this home was like staying with a close friend. At first I was concerned that we were inhabiting someone else's space, given all the photos and life experiences surrounding us. But then it soon became a huge compliment that the owner trusted us enough to live among his whole life. It's a perfect location and a really easy place to eat, watch TV, play board games, go for walks, play in the garden - in other words to have a true home while away. And that's the name of the game, isn't it?
Onto practicalities - this place suited us very well as we are a couple who wanted to stay with our son and grandson (aged 7). They shared in the bunk bedroom, overjoyed to do so still. But in a few years that could never have worked! Our bedroom was perfect, with room cleared in the cupboard for us to hang our clothes. We would stay there again on our own whenever possible. Our grandson is very calm and well behaved but, given the wobbly glass cabinet and a beautiful original bathroom, we would not have dared take most of the other 7 year old boys in our family there.
Oak Park is magnificent and we were lucky to be there as the trees began their blossoming and tulips were all around. We are avid FLW fans and enjoyed the multitude of buildings to visit. The high street areas are full of magnificent places to eat, drink and shop. Trader Joe's makes cooking at 'home' so easy too. The TV's a little difficult to operate, but once you crack it it's fine. Go, relax, and enjoy!
This house is close to everything! The el into Chicago is only 5 blocks away.
The beds are comfy and the shower has a lot of pressure. The kitchen is well stocked and the owner is VERY accommodating. Don't miss an Italian Beef sandwich with hot peppers from Bueno Beef on Roosevelt Road and a boneless rib sandwich from Robinson's on Madison! Poor Phil's is always fun for popcorn and a beer!
The owner was very responsive, helpful, offering tons of tips for travel, dining and names of neighbors. The first floor flat, where we stayed has two bedrooms, one bathroom, a dining room, living room, front and back porches. The back porch is a lovely place for morning coffee. My only criticism is that we couldn't open the windows to let fresh air in (no screens) so we had to use A/C - there's one window unit to cool the whole floor. It does a decent job, but doesn't really cool off the bedrooms.
The house is very cozy and well-maintained. It's close to the train and grocery store, and has a backyard and nice front porch. It definitely has a lived-in feel.
This is a very comfortable, vintage home with lots of character, situated in a beautiful, historic neighborhood which is a short-and-safe walk from the train station and a full-service grocery store. The home is often occupied by the owner, making it different from your typical sparsely-furnished-and-decorated American vacation home. It’s not sterile like a hotel room; it’s lived-in and comfortable. Staying here was more like staying with a friend who happened to be absent, though we’ve never met the owner. We felt immediately at home. The kitchen is fully stocked for cooking. The living room has plenty of seating for lounging around in the evening. The wi-fi was strong. The beds were cozy. The furniture is comfortable and meant to be used (as opposed to being for décor – something I’ve come across in vacation homes before). The owner has a fabulous assortment of art on the walls. There’s a nice yard to use when the weather is nice. Having never been to Chicago before, I initially considered downtown hotels, but since I prefer renting homes to being stuck in a crowded hotel room all evening, I checked into this and other home rentals. And am I glad I did! Staying here made a huge difference to our vacation. We fixed our own breakfasts and dinners here at the house after spending hours walking around and seeing the sights of Chicago. Having rented this wonderful home in Oak Park, I can’t imagine why anyone would want to stay in a sterile, tiny hotel room in Chicago for a similar price or more. Oak Park is easy to get to and from via car and train, too.
As the homeowner points out on VRBO, the upstairs is occupied by a lovely family. We didn’t really notice their presence much. The house is in a quiet area of single-family homes.
Our first floor apartment in a beautiful 1914 Stucco Home is an comfortable home in the heart of
Oak Park, a town famous as a unique village anchored in the late 1900’s by Frank Lloyd Wright’s home and studio. Oak Park is the closest western suburb of Chicago and only 8 miles to Lake Michigan and Millennium Park. The apartment is a short walk to the Green Line making it an ideal Chicago touring location or Marathon training & racing location.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 13 2015 - Oct 4 2015
4 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500.00|
|Property Damage Protection||$59.00|
Special Weekends: Special Rates apply to the key events during the Chicago years: The Chicago Marathon, Labor Day Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Easter Week, Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year’s.
These events rent at $ 220/day Minimum $ 1000 stay.
Cleaning $75: Deposit $500.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
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