|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Cozy, cute, clean and secure - this newly renovated 2 bedroom unit is located in the heart of one of Chicago's most charming neighborhoods, with easy access to acclaimed dining to fit any style or budget, boutique shopping, galleries, parks and easy access to grocery shopping and public transportation.
With it's own private entrance/exits, this amazingly clean newly-renovated 600+ sq. ft. garden unit has space to relax and enjoy including amenities like an LCD HDTV with DVD library, (sign in to your Netflix account or rent a RedBox DVD or BlueRay just a block and a half away), free WiFi, comfortable living room seating, handsome glass tile in the bathroom, functional eat-in kitchen, washer/dryer in-unit, coffee maker, toaster, hair dryer, wood floors, spiral duct, exposed brick, owners on site, and more.
The unit is conveniently located just a two miles west of Wrigley Field on Chicago’s north side in West Lakeview's charming Roscoe Village neighborhood, “A Village within the City”. In spring, summer & fall, you also have gated access to a the property's private, beautiful shaded 600 sq. ft. lush garden patio with a table, chairs, bench, and BBQ Grill in the warmer months to relax, enjoy & entertain!
Perfect for visiting friends or family, a girls weekend in Chicago, business trip, or for out of town guests - this unit is comfortable, secure, and close to amenities.
Owners Jon & Helene have been in hospitality for over 20 years. Jon is a restaurateur & chef, and Helene is an international flight attendant and a former Chicago Architectural Foundation river cruise docent.
Jon Young purchased this apartment in 1997
We have been neighborhood residents for 15 years and have not only enjoyed raising a family while seeing a positive transformation of Chicago during that time, but also of the Roscoe Village neighborhood and its amenities. We own and operate two award-winning and acclaimed restaurants here, and realized we had the ideal setting for a bed & breakfast style vacation rental conveniently located right in the heart of our community.
Guests have immediate access to more than a dozen dining options to fit any budget, pretty sidewalk cafes & hidden backyard garden patios all just a few blocks away on Roscoe Street, as well as unique independently owned retail shops & boutiques (also a Starbucks nearby in a converted former Motorcycle Cafe 'The Ace Cafe').
Within walking distance there are family friendly parks, a baseball diamond, public pool, and a park district field house (offering tennis courts & a basketball court), as well as kayaking and canoeing nearby .
The neighborhood is extremely walk-able, upper-middle class and safe, has seen a wave of renovations over the last decade, the neighborhood also boasts a 100+ year old Pencil Factory that has been converted to lofts, with original factory-worker row houses still intact located on adjacent blocks.
Public transportation is super easy and just a half block away there is access to the Belmont Avenue Bus (access to the Red, Brown & Blue Lines), the Western Avenue Bus (Blue Line to Wicker Park/Bucktown & The Loop), plus the Addison Street Bus (direct to Wrigley Field - Home of the Cubs) just four blocks away.
If you visit us in the summer, Wrigley Field is just a 20 - 30 minute walk (about a two miles) through residential neighborhoods and tree lined streets, filled with 100 year old + houses. The guest suite is also located a short walk from our wine bar, Volo. It is beautifully designed w/ an urban chic interior and rustic hidden backyard cabana garden in which we from time to time host weddings.
Additionally, directly across the street from Volo is our celebrated casual brunch spot, Kitsch'n On Roscoe. Decked out in colorful 1970's retro dinette sets, and filled with assorted retro and vintage decor, Kitsch'n has been featured in Bon Apetit Magazine and on $40 a Day with Rachel Ray.
Finally, in warmer months, you & your guests have private access to a beautiful shaded 600 sq. ft. garden patio w/table, chairs, grill & more.
My sister, future sister in law and I spent 2 nights here. We immediately felt at home. The owner even greeted us shortly after our arrival and made recommendations for dinner and breakfast. I will be booking this location many times in the future.
We spent a week here and enjoyed staying in a neighborhood so much. It was such a different experience than a downtown hotel. Beautiful homes with charming gardens and leafy streets and lots of Halloween decorations out. So near to everything to eat and shop and public transit very convenient. We took public transit all over with our Ventra cards. Tip - don't get a pass and you can get back the $5 you spend for the card if you register it online. We found that we never used as much as the pass anyway since you get a 25 cent transfer after one bus ride and then a free transfer for one more within 2 hours. We did that once to come back for free from the Farmers Market.
Back to the apartment - as described and pictured and as other reviewers have said. Yes the bedrooms are quite small but there is storage. The bathroom also small but perfectly adequate and you get the bonus of a washer/dryer (even if you do have to crick your head a bit to empty it!). Lovely garden but we didn't use it as it was quite cold. Very nice kitchen and sitting room - comfortable and roomy. All very clean. The owners have left lots of maps and books to help with your travels.
We went to Lincoln Park - Lily Pond and greenhouse - and to Garfield Park, which has an amazing greenhouse and outdoor gardens. Another tip - don't take the bus but do take the El to Conservatory station. A really pretty station and no long walk from the bus through a neighborhood that is a bit on the sketchy side. Speaking of that, we felt very safe coming back to the apt in the evenings on the bus and always safe walking around. We also went to the Music Box for a film in the Chicago International film festival and thought it was lovely. We walked back from there too - not very far at all. Also saw Capriccio at the Lyric Opera on a deal - very enjoyable.
One other note - this Californian could not believe how much water comes out when the dehumidifier is on! Wow! Yes, the native midwesterners laughed at me when I mentioned this.
Excellent bars/restaurants - Village Pub, Turquoise Restaurant (excellent value)
We came back home to Chicago from California for riot fest in Humboldt Park. An early bday present for my oldest daughter. The location was perfect. A short cab ride or bus ride to where we needed to go. Getting the key out of the lock was a trial but the people upstairs helped us out. The owner showed up almost immediately after I texted but we had figured it out by then.
The apartment was awesome. It had everything we needed. Soap, shampoo, washer/dryer..etc.
There was a local coffee in the fridge along with creamers which was essential after a late night of concerts. Wine glasses, pancake mix, cookbooks.
The beds were very comfy and warm. The beds were queen size and I had to share a bed with my niece and it was more than enough room.
We were hardly there for most of the day and night but knowing we had an apartment to come home to made it 10 times better. The Jewel and Mariano grocery stores are a short walk away.
Overall it was nice to have a place to have some family over for lunch and hang out without feeling crammed in a hotel room.
Ordering out is nice but a pizza pan would come in handy. I couldn't find one.
If I need a place to stay for more than a few days I will definitely come back.
If you enjoy inmersing yourself in the urban life Chicago has to offer, then this is the rental for you!!
The location is great, very accessible to transportation, restaurants, bars and markets. The apartment is very well stock for travelers and beds are comfortable. We had a great time during our stay. it was truly a home away from home. We even had a very much needed movie nite.
Jon did a great job following up with us and making sure everything was to our liking. We will definitely come back on our future visits to Chicago ;D
We stayed here the last week of July and had absolutely no complaints about the suite or the amenities. Mariano's Fresh Market is a very short walk away, tons of restaurants a short walk away. The kitchen was well appointed and everything else was very comfortable. If we're ever planning another trip to Chicago, we will be trying to book this place again. Quite, clean and safe.
Roscoe Village is one of Chicago's premier residential neighborhoods often referred to as 'A village within the city' and features dozens of restaurants, bars, shops, boutiques, sidewalk cafes, shopping, and family-friendly parks within easy walking distance. We are blocks away from northside music venues including Shubas & The Beat Kitchen, and an easy taxi, bus, and/or train to The Vic and The Riviera. During the summer months, The unit is located within an enjoyable 20-30 minute walk through safe residential neighborhoods to Wrigley Field (easy public transportation is able easily accessible - a half block from our front door - both to Wrigley, Wicker Park, and downtown), and inexpensive kayaking and canoeing are easily accessible on the North Branch of the Chicago River via Clark Park less than a half mile from the unit. Of course, seeing Chicago's great attractions is also easy (and no car is necessary when using public transportation) including shopping on the Mag Mile, Oak Street Beach and the Lakefront, Milleneum Park, The Art Institute, Museum Campus (Soldier Field, Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum), Chicago Architectural River Tours, and the Loop (all within 4-10 miles) via public transportation if you like.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|One Time Linen/Towel Fee||$30|
|Notes||During high season this unit requires a 2 night weekday minimum stay and 3 night minimum weekend stay. Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to your visit. We do not rent to traveling students under 25 years of age. Rates are subject to change until your booking is confirmed.|
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