QUICK & EASY ACCESS TO BROWN LINE 'L'...WALK TO LOTS OF CONVENIENCES.

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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QUICK & EASY ACCESS TO BROWN LINE 'L'...WALK TO LOTS OF CONVENIENCES.

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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, 3 guests maximum.

If booked...I have other units...please inquire...

A quick walk to the Irving Park Brown Line 'El' stop...just 2 blocks! Situated in an extra wide Greystone building, this charming two bedroom offers plenty of light, lots of closet space, hardwood floors and private entrance with vestibule & foyer... kitchen w/dishwasher & microwave. Fully furnished, utilities included with cable/internet. This is an English Garden apartment...3 steps down... Lots of conveniences in this North Center neighborhood. Summer festivals...RibFest, Taste of Lincoln Avenue & summertime Farmer's Market Saturday mornings. An easy walk to everything...Trader Joe's, CVS, Jewel and lots of restaurants... Sola, Brown Trout, Mrs. Murphy's Irish Bistro, Snappy's Shrimp & more...

Please be certain to visit a few of my other units ... Homeaway #939949, Homeaway #3166011 and Homeaway #363413.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Owner
Advertiser since 2011
Speaks english

Why HomeAway

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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4.6
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Quick & Easy access to Brown Line 'L'...walk to lots of conveniences.
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews
business
Quick & Easy access to Brown Line 'L'...walk to lots of conveniences.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p377571
Chicago Illinois
Singapore
5

Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5
The garden unit was everything I wanted for our visit to Chicago, and more. This is a beautiful vintage building; the apartment is spacious, full of character, and furnished with much care. Victoria, the owner, was great - very accommodating and flexible during the booking process. She welcomed us warmly and we felt at home the minute we stepped in. She was never too far away in case we thought we needed anything. It's a lovely neighbourhood and despite the unseasonal cold weather, it was a pleasant walk to the L, Trader Joe's, bus stops, CVS, Starbucks. As we often had a 'late start' to our days, hopping on the Brown Line at mid-morning meant we avoided rush hour. Even if you are not headed to the Loop, there are stops along the way worth exploring: Belmont, Armitage, Paulina, Southport (thanks, Victoria!).

Highly recommended for anyone who wants to feel instantly local in a great city like Chicago.
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Quick & Easy access to Brown Line 'L'...walk to lots of conveniences.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p377571
Chicago Illinois
5

Great location! Super clean!

  • 5 of 5
Very pleased with our stay here. Great neighborhood,quite,close to train station. You don't even notice the train after a few hours there.the opener was very informative,and accommodating to our schedule. Plan to visit Chicago again and hope to stay here again.
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Quick & Easy access to Brown Line 'L'...walk to lots of conveniences.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p377571
Chicago Illinois
5

A Winner

  • 5 of 5
When I travel, I like to immerse myself in the rhythm of a location. I love Chicago, and this serene, convenient apartment allowed me to experience it fully at my own pace. The L is close and easy to use -- pick up a 7-day pass and the city is yours. The neighborhood itself is pleasant and walkable, and I enjoyed heading out to Trader Joe's for food and wine. Yes, you will hear the train rumble through, but for me, that's part of the atmosphere, and certainly not a bother.

I agree with past reviewers that you need a little athleticism to step in and out of the tub, but this was not a major issue for me (and might not even matter at all if you are taller than my 5'3"!). It might prove difficult for someone with limited mobility, however.

In short, I have very fond memories of my stay in this terrific space, and hope to return soon. I would happily recommend it to anyone...unless the week in question interferes with one of MY visits, in which case I want dibs!
  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Quick & Easy access to Brown Line 'L'...walk to lots of conveniences.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p377571
Chicago Illinois
Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada)
4

Good value, good property

  • 4 of 5
We stayed at this property the week of August 14, 2011. The apartment itself had plenty of room, was well furnished and had all the comforts of home. The walk to the metro was as convenient as advertised, and the neighborhood and surrounding neighborhoods between the apartment and downtown Chicago were all wonderful discoveries.

Only 'complaints' (which were not inconveniences for us specifically but worth nothing for other potential renters):
- Bathroom is clean, but small, with an old style tube that requires you to step in and out of the tub
- The metro line runs over the road, just a few houses down from the location - on arrival, you'll be startled by how loud the train is: when you close the door and are inside, you'll barely notice it after about an hour.
- If you're planning on spending a lot of time downtown, or around other areas in Chicago, the train ride can be crowded at peak times, and is about 30-40 mins to downtown - if you time your rides poorly, you may be standing for a while.

Bottom line, great place, extremely accommodating and friendly owner, and would stay again on a future visit. Thanks again Victoria!
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Quick & Easy access to Brown Line 'L'...walk to lots of conveniences.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p377571
Chicago Illinois
Hickory, North Carolina
4

Great value for location!!

  • 4 of 5
My husband and daughter and I rented this Home Away while in Chicago recently. I am in a seminary program and needed a place for over a week. This garden apartment was spacious and fit our needs perfectly. Very clean and nicely decorated. Our biggest concern was that we did not receive cell phone service in the apartment but I understand that is common for Chicago. We did receive internet service but at times it was intermittent. Our other concern was that the temperature(heat/A/C) was controlled by the apartment above us. We were very cold during our stay, which was preferable to hot, since the city was experiencing heat warnings. The owner was very gracious and met us at our convenience to check in and did provide clean towels midweek. We would most likely stay here again and may next summer when I participate in my class again but will be aware of the few concerns we had. It is also very close to the "L" and metra which was noisy until we became used to the sounds of trains and then we did not notice it as much. That would be a wonderful convenience to those who did not want to rent a car while staying. The apartment is very close to Wrigley and in a wonderful neighborhood where we felt very safe. Parking is in the street and most nights we were able to park quite close the the apt.
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Jeannie,

It was a pleasure having you and your family as guests during your stay in Chicago.

I thank you for your comments and certainly wish to correct any inconveniences.

Cell service I believe varies with service provider but I will check with my provider to see if there is anything to adjust reception. I did spend time in the apartment after your departure and I too was experiencing issues with the internet. I researched and discovered that the router/modem had been moved. Additionally cd cases had been placed on top of one of the boxes which limited the signal. The issue has been corrected. Our Chicago weather really packed a punch for your stay with extremely high temperatures (record breaking heat). I was very concerned about guests being too hot...I clearly went to the opposite extreme...so so sorry, I will be less heavy handed with the thermostat in the future. Our wonderful "L" is near & does make some noise, but we have a beautiful new stop at Irving Park (2 blocks away) with escalators and elevators for all to use. Being near the Brown Line is a great covenience for getting around town...I can only say the train 'noise' is one of the unique identifying sounds of our city...

Again, it was so nice having you stay during your visit. I thank you for leavng the apartment as you found it and certainly hope to see you next year.

Best to all,
Victoria
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Quick & Easy access to Brown Line 'L'...walk to lots of conveniences.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p377571
Chicago Illinois
5

Great pleace - Excellent owners

  • 5 of 5
Im very glad I rented this apartment. Victoria the apartment's owner is a wonderful woman, she gave us so many tips to know the city. Thank you Victoria!!
Totally recomendable!! Chicago is a great city and we could enjoy it a lot renting Victoria's apartment.
Regarding the property very nice and comfortable. Both bedrooms very nice with good beds. Nice living room!! Very nice apartment!! A good pleace to live when you want to stay some days in Chicago for holidays or business!!
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Availability & Rates

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Chicago Apartment Rental Rates

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SPING/SUMMER/FALL
Mar 2 2014 - Oct 31 2014
4 night minimum stay
$175
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$195
Fri,Sat
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 - Mar 1
2 night minimum stay
$145
From
$165
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
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3 night minimum stay
$145
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Additional information about rental rates

CLEANING FEE $95
Property Damage Protection $49
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Amenities

Amenities

Chicago Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Gas Heating
  • Ducted Heating
  • Living Area
  • Parking On Street
  • Air Conditioning ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 3 Guests max for apt....NO EXCEPTIONS!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 3 Guests max for apt....NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • 3 Guests maximum...NO EXCEPTIONS!
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • library
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
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