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Location is Fabulous~Cozy 2bd/2BA in Brownstone on Gold Coast

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2015
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Location is Fabulous~Cozy 2bd/2BA in Brownstone on Gold Coast

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Chicago Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)

City of Chicago Vacation Rental Licenses #2125367 and 2125371

* 2 Bedrooms on separate floors from each other.

* 1,800 square feet on two floors directly above/below each other

* SEPARATE SUITES are combined to provide room and privacy

* 2 GRANITE, Stainless, SUB-ZERO Custom Kitchens

* Sleeps 8 with Luxe EZ Beds and/or Convertible Sofabeds.

* 2 FLATSCREEN TVs with HD

* FREE WIRELESS Broadband Internet

* Ample Public PARKING just 40 yards down the street.

AMAZING! An overused term, but SO appropriate when describing the location of this brownstone apartment location. Forget Lincoln Park and Wrigleyville...too far north. Enjoy the Chicago neighborhood feel while being literally right around the corner from all you want to go to Chicago for. Walk, walk, walk.

This listing was created to make travelers aware of the option to combine our two, 1-bedroom apartment suites to provide a two bedroom, two bath solution for your travel needs. These one-bedrooms are directly above/below each other and connected via stairwell in a three apartment brownstone. A fantastic solution for accommodating up to 8 people and providing room and privacy between suites. Separately these 1 bedrooms are listed on vrbo as #'s 177026 and 179390. View our guestbooks on those listings.

This is another FIRST CLASS CHICAGO property! Owner operated, not managed.

You've found it! Location, Location, Location! An historic 1890's brownstone in the heart of the exclusive Gold Coast where Chicago's elite reside. You absolutely cannot beat this location at E. Cedar St. between Rush and Lake Shore Drive. An artful blend of elegance and tradition housed in an original Brownstone building. Classic heritage, with charming decor that is tranquil and soothing with all new contemporary furnishings. The building is a national historic architectural landmark that blends romantic, 19th century ambience with modern comforts for today's traveler. Add your own chapter to the rich heritage of this storybook brownstone and experience a true classic when you stay at East Cedar.

Keywords: Brownstone, Apartment, Flat, Walk up,

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2015

About The Owner

Mark and Ashley are a husband and wife team that have one foot planted firmly in Chicago. As a former Chicago resident for 10 years, Ashley has both friends and family in Chicago. We have twins who love to visit their home in Chicago! They both know that Dad's favorite building is the Hancock.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2008

Why The Owner chose Chicago

There is only one Gold Coast in Chicago and this historical building is in the heart of it. Our endeavor started out with simply wanting a place to stay when we would visit and eventually use in retirement. We love Chicago and all the City has to offer...from great food, to world class shopping, to museums, architecture, sports, beaches...you name it and Chicago has it all.

What makes this apartment unique

The location cannot be beat. Chicago's epicenter for nightlife is at the end of the block with fabulous restaurants like Gibson's, Tavern On Rush, Morton's, etc. coming together in a perfect triangular parklike setting. If you want to feel like a true Chicago resident in one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in Chicago, this is the place. The tree-lined street is a perfect prelude to your arrival at this historical building. Shopping on Michigan Avenue is just a block away as well. It's an AMAZING location!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Stayed here for 4 short days end of September 2010. This has the location, location, location, a few short blocks to the mag mile. We didn't take a cab anywhere, and always had this little safe haven to return to, and view our purchases, or sleep off some pizza, etc.. Everything the listing describes is correct is, including the photos, the location, etc. I would recommend this vrbo to anyone, have, and and will.
Sep 2010
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

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Location is Fabulous~Cozy 2bd/2BA in Brownstone on Gold Coast
average rating of 4.111111 based on 18 reviews
4

Windy City Wedding Weekend

  • 4 of 5

We rented the whole brownstone for our daughter's wedding weekend. Our whole family (11 adults) had plenty of room, beds, clean linen, towels, dish ware ect ... for a comfortable stay. The brownstone was clean and as described, there were no surprises. The outside had newly planted fall flowers in the window boxes and pots. Inside had new curtains on the bedroom windows and the house was neat and clean. We used both, blow up beds and a new pullout couch that has a memory foam topper to put on the flimsy mattress. My adult son slept on that and it was very comfortable. We were impressed by the water pressure and the plentiful hot water for showering. Grocery stores, Bloomingdales and many great restaurants for all budgets within a 5 minute walk. My husband and I came in a day earlier than the rest of the family and we grocery shopped for the weekend. Treasure Island .3 miles from the brownstone delivered our groceries and carried them up to the 2nd floor apt. For a $9 dollar delivery fee. This was wonderful since we had bought cases of bottled water and other heavier items. Recommend Nico for dinner and Luxbar for brunch. I highly recommend this Brownstone for family gatherings! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Boston, MA, USA
4

Very Comfortable, Excellent Location

  • 4 of 5

I recently stayed here, while working in Chicago with colleagues. We rented two apartments (#2, #3). Both were well furnished, clean, and comfortable. The location was great for us: quiet during the day, when we wanted to work; close to restaurants and transportation for elsewhere in town; safe to walk around at night. We cooked only a little, and the kitchens were fine (although only one apt had place mats, the other had cutting boards, one had much silverware, the other too little -- so there were a few kitchen details that could be improved). Setting up the rental was fast, reliable, all info came in email as promised and responses to questions were quickly answered. I would stay again if I was in town for work for several days.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
2

Girls getaway

  • 2 of 5

Great location. Realistically this is better for 4 people. Extra bed accommodations should be updated to allow comfortability. There were not enough blankets and sheets for 8 so come prepared with additional supplies. Sheets on the sofa beds were dirty. We had great difficulty contacting the management when we wanted to relay this information and a circuit tripped. We finally had to email to get someone's attention. When we arrived for our May date, Christmas planters outside indicated no one had been to this property in a while. Perhaps some easy evergreens or boxwood would be more welcoming. Living room space was nice for gathering but overall, I would not recommend this property for rental purposes.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
2

Great location, but old building has issues to be aware of

  • 2 of 5

The location of this town home is great, very close to great restaurants and bars and shopping as well as Chicago sites. Unfortunately, when we arrived the heating unit in the 2nd level was not working. Being that our trip was in the winter months, it was VERY cold in the unit. Contacting the owner to fix the issue took significant effort, and while a repair person was able to come out around 7PM, he did not have access to the bottom level. We had to, again, try to contact the owner to get the code for the first level unit for access to the heating mechanics. Finally, the very nice repair man was able to get in and the heat was on by around 9PM. Dealing with the issue was frustrating, and required that we order in pizza, instead of being able to enjoy the restaurants in the area, to ensure he got the access and we had enough (warm) beds for the night. It's lucky we stayed to make sure he was able to access. Had we not been there, it's unlikely the repairs would have been completed. It's probably best to avoid older homes like this during cold months or in the really hot months, since issues like this are common. It really put a kink into our plans, and the owner did not offer any compensation to us for missing an evening of dinner out on the town. Considering we only had 2 nights, that was disappointing. While I would say that by getting emergency contact information from the owners here is a fine solution, because they did not show much concern as we were dealing with it, nor were they apologetic afterwards, I am not sure that would make a difference. Be aware, this unit has risks. I use VRBO all the time, and have used it around the world. This is the first time that there was an issue that an owner did not address right away, or was accessible to handle without impacting a trip.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Cincinnati, Ohio
5

Excellent Place, Excellent Location

  • 5 of 5

I cannot think of one thing that was bad. The location was incredible, the place was clean, very well appointed, working with the owners and management group was a breeze. Will definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Dallas, TX
5

Great Stay on the Gold Coast

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was delightful -- the location could not have been better. The brownstone is located on a quaint and quiet street in the midst of Chicago's Gold Coast. Just a half block down the street, the neighborhood buzzed with activity at the restaurants and bars, but Cedar St. itself is a tranquil oasis. We made several trips to the local restaurants as well as the grocery store and CVS, all of which were an easy walk from the brownstone. Lou Malnati's has terrific Chicago-style pizza and is just around the corner, and Bistrot Zinc serves a wonderful brunch.

The condos themselves were well appointed and comfortable, and the property manager was very responsive to our few requests. Overall, we were very pleased with our accommodations.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear you had a enjoyable stay with us at the Brownstone! -First Class Chicago Team

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Rates & Availability

From $335 Per night

Chicago Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Base Rate
2 night minimum stay
$335
From
$405
Fri,Sat
 
 
High
May 1 - Dec 31
2 night minimum stay
$435
From
$460
Fri,Sat
 
 
Winter
Jan 1 - Mar 15
2 night minimum stay
$335
From
$405
Fri,Sat
 
 
Shoulder
Mar 16 - Apr 30
2 night minimum stay
$435
 

Additional information about rental rates

Rental Insurance ($3,000 Coverage) $49
Cleaning Fee $190 + Tax
Tax Rate 16.4%
Notes 3 night minimum stay is required over any portion of a weekend (Fri/Sat).

$49 Rental Insurance Policy with $3,000 coverage may be purchased in place of a Refundable Security Deposit of $500.

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Amenities

Chicago Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) There are 2 Queen EZ Bed (you can just take this ingeniously engineered guest bed from the closet, plug it in, and it automatically inflates in less than 3 minutes)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

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