NEWLY CONSTRUCTED PRIVATE STUDIO APARTMENT

June Finfer

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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NEWLY CONSTRUCTED PRIVATE STUDIO APARTMENT

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Everything you need is in this compact two-level apartment on the first level of a vintage building. A queen-size bed that rolls out from under the upper level dining area, bamboo hardwood floors, a marble bathroom, a kitchen lined with subway tile and a terrazzo floor, mid century modern furnishings, all the linens and kitchen utensils you need, private entrances -- and a lovely garden for dining al fresco. Architect-designed and master carpenter built, this is a unique apartment.

Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

June Finfer

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
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I live on the top floor of this building, which my husband, an architect, and I bought thirty years ago. We have enjoyed living here and renting to interesting people who share our love of this Mediterranean style vintage brick building. It's on a corner of two quiet streets, but only minutes from lively areas on the north side where I grew up.

June Finfer purchased this studio in 1982

We bought this building because of its location in a real Chicago neighborhood, its proximity to music and theatre events in the center city and the north shore,

and because we love to take walks and see people from all different backgrounds enjoying the park. Cycling paths are nearby, and O'Hare airport is a short drive away. We call it 'the old country' because so many people we meet who have moved way out to the suburbs are from this area, and remember it with fondness. Young people are once again moving here, and it's great to see all ages, all kinds of people living together in these vintage buildings.

We had been renting a large apartment of the same vintage (1928) just east of here, and when we decided to buy a building we discovered this area, just a mile from our apartment. We called it 'Brigadoon' because it just seemed to appear one day -- it had 'old world charm' and Mediterranean arches and ironwork. The apartments were flooded with light from tall windows with no other buildings nearby (on a corner). We completely rewired the building and improved the kitchens, and the final touch is completing the lst level apartment that we are offering for vacation and short term rentals. We enjoy our tree-lined street, the shady backyard with a new trellis and hope you will, too.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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4.5
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NEWLY CONSTRUCTED PRIVATE STUDIO APARTMENT
average rating of 4.5 based on 18 reviews
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NEWLY CONSTRUCTED PRIVATE STUDIO APARTMENT
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p420593vb
Chicago Illinois
5

RETIRED JERSEY GIRL

  • 5 of 5
I arrived in Chicago in a deep freeze. They cancelled hundreds of flights after I arrived. It was nice to have a comfortable, warm spot to come home to after visiting with my daughter and granddaughter to watch TV, or read, or listen to music. Everything was in this studio apartment that I needed. The bathroom is great! The apartment was very clean. June is a very nice person and we spoke several times during my stay. I hope the next time I come to Chicago it's not 19 below! But I would definitely stay here again.
  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
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NEWLY CONSTRUCTED PRIVATE STUDIO APARTMENT
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p420593vb
Chicago Illinois
Minneapolis
5

LOVELY PLACE TO STAY!

  • 5 of 5
This was a wonderful place to stay.
We left our car in the neighborhood & walked to & from the El. It's a bit of a hike, but we felt safe, and it was fun to see more of the neighborhood. The apartment itself works well for 2 or 3 people. The bathroom was great &, the kitchen works fine for light cooking. The large bed was a little hard, but we got used to it. A rollaway was provided for our daughter. The owner was out of town, so we never had the chance to meet her, but she provided all the information needed to get into the apt. & checkout at the end of our stay.
The photos are very accurate, and the apartment was extremely quiet. We would definitely stay here again, & I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to be out of the hustle & bustle, but close enough to get there by train.
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
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NEWLY CONSTRUCTED PRIVATE STUDIO APARTMENT
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Chicago Illinois
Orlando, FL
4

POSITIVE EXPERIENCE

  • 4 of 5
Everything was as described. Did not get to meet the owner, but did have phone contact. The refrigerator was abundantly stocked, the coffee grinder and maker were the only things used. The low bed was a problem for my arthritic condition, yet it was comfortable. Have already recommended to relatives.
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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NEWLY CONSTRUCTED PRIVATE STUDIO APARTMENT
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Chicago Illinois
austin, texas
3

PERFECT STUDIO RENTAL

  • 3 of 5
Let me start by saying this place is awesome. The only reason it's not getting a perfect score from me is because of a lack of communication between the owner and myself, which I'll briefly explain.

I paid for the rental in full on the Wednesday morning before my Saturday arrival. After getting a receipt for my payment from VRBO, I never got an email or call from the owner June. I emailed twice and called, but no response. Upon landing in Chicago, I had no address or instructions, or conformation that I had a roof over my head. It took a 40 minute phone call with VRBO customer service to get in touch with June. Her response was that Friday was a holiday, she had seen my urgent email but doesn't respond to email on weekends, and she doesn't answer calls from "private" numbers. I rent through VRBO very regularly, and this has never happened to me before. I should have gotten an email or call Wed, Thurs, or even Friday before sundown to accommodate her holiday. When I expressed my frustration about landing in a city with no place to go, she apologized in a cursory manner.

Judging from the other 12 reviews, I'm sure this was an isolated incident and June is on site, so if you need anything, she's close by. When it comes to amenities, this place has everything...and then some. This studio was one of the most well appointed property rentals I've stayed at...it's like house sitting for a cool friend. It feels much bigger in person than it looks in photographs.

If June'll have me, I'd be happy to stay in this property again, and after our tiff, I doubt she'll ever make that mistake again.
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
business
NEWLY CONSTRUCTED PRIVATE STUDIO APARTMENT
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p420593vb
Chicago Illinois
austin, texas
3

PERFECT STUDIO RENTAL

  • 3 of 5
Let me start by saying this place is awesome. The only reason it's not getting a perfect score from me is because of a lack of communication between the owner and myself, which I'll briefly explain.

I paid for the rental in full on the Wednesday morning before my Saturday arrival. After getting a receipt for my payment from VRBO, I never got an email or call from the owner June. I emailed twice and called, but no response. Upon landing in Chicago, I had no address or instructions, or conformation that I had a roof over my head. It took a 40 minute phone call with VRBO customer service to get in touch with June. Her response was that Friday was a holiday, she had seen my urgent email but doesn't respond to email on weekends, and she doesn't answer calls from "private" numbers. I rent through VRBO very regularly, and this has never happened to me before. I should have gotten an email or call Wed, Thurs, or even Friday before sundown to accommodate her holiday. When I expressed my frustration about landing in a city with no place to go, she apologized in a cursory manner.

Judging from the other 12 reviews, I'm sure this was an isolated incident and June is on site, so if you need anything, she's close by. When it comes to amenities, this place has everything...and then some. This studio was one of the most well appointed property rentals I've stayed at...it's like house sitting for a cool friend. It feels much bigger in person than it looks in photographs.

If June'll have me, I'd be happy to stay in this property again, and after our tiff, I doubt she'll ever make that mistake again.
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: "All's well that ends well," Shakespeare says. I'm sorry there was a slip up in letting Audrie know the exact address for her last minute reservation. I received one email on Friday evening which I did not see because it was the high holiday Yom Kippur, and for that same reason I did not answer the phone on Saturday, which was identified as "private number." When Audrie did reach me through VRBO, I understood her dismay and told her what she needed to know to access the Studio. I'm glad her stay was comfortable. I certainly will be sure to send pertinent information in a timely manner in the future.
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NEWLY CONSTRUCTED PRIVATE STUDIO APARTMENT
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Chicago Illinois
Melville, Saskatchewan
4

COZY PLACE TO STAY

  • 4 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay In this lovely neighbourhood while we explored the city. The only "con" was the weak Wi-Fi signal which did not allow us to connect on a regular or reliable basis. Other than that, the suite was ideal for our purposes. Thank you for a very enjoyable stay.
  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Thank you Drew for your comments. I am determined to improve the wi-fi signal -- going to Apple today to get their help to make it more reliable.
June
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The Fireside Restaurant & Lounge Incorporated
"indoor and outdoor beer garden/restaurant"
Pauline's
"good breakfast place"
Lady Gregory's
"good burgers and beer, Andersonville location"
Forever Yogurt - Wicker Park
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
O'Hare
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Metra/CTA
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
94
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Loyola
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Morse Avenue
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Warren Park
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Fireside
Car: not necessary

Rogers Park/West Ridge is a residential area one mile from the beaches of Lake Michigan and one block from a regional park with a golf course, tennis courts, basketball and outdoor ice rink. This diverse neighborhood offers ethnic restaurants and shops from all parts of the world. A nearby YMCA has an Olympic swimming pool and fitness center available for a daily fee. Street parking is available in this quiet island near lively activities. Downtown Chicago is a short drive away on beautiful Lake Shore Drive. Public transportation is nearby.

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Availability & Rates

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Chicago Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season - May-September
May 1 - Sep 30
2 night minimum stay
$120
From
$125
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$110
From
$120
Fri,Sat,Sun
$700
 

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Chicago Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 480 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Marble tiled bath Vintage sink Shower in tub Heater
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed Bed slides out from under 'stage' But can stay out during visit
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
  • CD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library
  • Books
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Golf ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • ice skating
Notes:
Get to know a real Chicago neighborhood close to the lake and train and bus to Loop.
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