DWTN ESTATE... SHOP/DINE/NIGHTLIFE/SWIM.. SUPER VALUE!

Michael

Speaks czech, spanish, english
Sleeps18
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights
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DWTN ESTATE... SHOP/DINE/NIGHTLIFE/SWIM.. SUPER VALUE!

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Gold Coast Estate accommodate 2-18 guests

Villa Verdone gives you a neighborhood experience like no other in downtown Chicago! This historic 1890's Georgian at 55 E. Cedar in the heart of the Gold Coast has several elegantly furnished apartments that feel like home. Please note Weekends are a 3 night minimum.

Only 1/2 block from both Michigan Avenue by Oak Beach for swimming, Magnificent Mile shopping, and the fabulous restaurants and nightlife of Rush Street. This truly is the BEST location on Home Away and VRBO! Rent several floors for larger groups and corporate events! (see VRBO 455806)

As you enter the beautiful marble hall, the third floor Vettriani suite has two full baths and huge private rooftop deck. Two separate bedrooms with hand crafted queen size beds and 1600 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, additional sleeper/sofa in the living room, dining room, a new fully equiped granite kitchen and fireplace. All linens, Lemongrass soaps, hair dryers, and towels are provided.

Guests will appreciate the large 55' Smart TV's with cable and DVD player, the free washer/dryer and gym with NordicTrack treadmill and weights in the basement, free high speed internet and Air Conditioning. Parking for one car available on first come basis.

Rates depend on number of apartments required, length of stay, and time of year. Please note that 16.4% Chicago hotel tax will be added to final booking. For neighborhood, go to Maps and 'WALK' to everything to see awesome location.

Chicago Business Lic # 2240192

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Michael (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
Speaks czech, spanish, english

About Michael

I live in San Francisco and Cedar Street is our family estate. This 1880's Georgian was lovingly restored four years ago to serve numerous family relatives while visiting Chicago. We offer our beautiful chic suites when not in town. Walk to Oak Beach, Rush Street nightlife and Magnificent Mile shopping.

Michael purchased this apartment in 2006

Guestbook comments from the owner

A group of adults stayed at the 3rd floor flat for a 3-day w/e. We wanted to stay together b/c we were in town for an athletic competition and wanted to be able to stay together and prepare healthy meals in a kitchen. We really enjoyed our experience - the flat was well-maintained and well-furnished (kitchen was newly remodeled). Having 2 bathrooms was also nice. I would definitely recommend this flat for 2 couples traveling together. The kitchen is a narrower galley kitchen. There is an eat-in kitchen and dining table area. We are also pleasantly surprised we were able to park for free in the back of the building (2 spots for a few units). We even washed a load of laundry in the washer/dryer (not coin-operated) located on the first floor. The location is very convenient to Michigan Avenue and Rush St...walking distance to many downtown attractions. The block was very quite and safe. Overall, I would definitely rent at this location again and from the same owner, Michael. He was easy to contact and answered all my questions timely.
Sep 2012
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Sleeps18
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

Reviews

4.1
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Dwtn Estate... Shop/Dine/Nightlife/Swim.. Super Value!
average rating of 4.111111 based on 9 reviews
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Dwtn Estate... Shop/Dine/Nightlife/Swim.. Super Value!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p456620vb
Chicago Illinois
Lockport, NY
5

Wonderful!!!!!

  • 5 of 5
It was such a beautiful place and a great location! I loved the neighborhood and we were able to walk everywhere! Close to great restaurants, shopping, and sightseeing. We had such a wonderful time, and would definitely stay here again.
  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are looking forward to hosting you again as well. Hope you liked the new lemongrass soaps and 1600 threadcount sheets. By your next visit, the new dual pane window installation will be completed as well as new recessed lighting. All the best,
Michael
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Dwtn Estate... Shop/Dine/Nightlife/Swim.. Super Value!
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Chicago Illinois
4

Perfect

  • 4 of 5
Perfect location, excellent for large parties. Very clean, no major complaints. Owner very nice and helpful! would stay again!
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Dwtn Estate... Shop/Dine/Nightlife/Swim.. Super Value!
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Chicago Illinois
El Segundo, CA
4

Perfect location, overall really great!

  • 4 of 5
My husband and I, and two other couples, shared the downstairs unit. There were two bedrooms and a sleeper couch. Only one bathroom, however, which is not the Owner's fault--it just made it cozy. The Owner was super responsive to all emails, and instructions for entering the building and our private unit were easy (especially w/ the code locks, no keys required). The location could not have been more perfect!! Only a few blocks north of the Hancock building, and less than 1 mile to the main river. Really great place! I would recommend to friends in a heart beat! Thank you!
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Dwtn Estate... Shop/Dine/Nightlife/Swim.. Super Value!
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Chicago Illinois
4

What a location!

  • 4 of 5
My group, consisting of 2 couples, were first time travelers to Chicago. We came to town for a basketball tournament. This apartment is in a perfect location. We could walk to everything. Rush street was just around the corner and it was loaded with good places to eat and drink. Apartment was also very clean. The street that the Brownstone was located on was beautiful and quaint. Chicago is truly a unique city with the beauty of Lake Michigan along with all of the advantages of big city living.
  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Dwtn Estate... Shop/Dine/Nightlife/Swim.. Super Value!
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Chicago Illinois
Bend, Oregon
5

Ideal Location

  • 5 of 5
Heart of Rush Street (awesome restaurants & bars galore): 1/2 block. Lake Michigan & beach: 1/2 block. North end of Magnificent Mile: 1.5 blocks. Yet, it is on a very quiet, beautiful, tree-lined residential street which I would presume is one of the highest dollar areas in town. The owner, Michael, was very accommodating and easy to work with. It is an old building, but the unit has been updated reasonably well. I found my bed in the master to be very comfortable with sheets that you would expect in a high end hotel. It has a few minor quirks that can be expected with a building this old. For example, it takes a bit longer than I am accustomed to get the hot water to heat up, and I thought that selecting hot vs. cold water was counterintuitive. However, unless you require the most modern of everything, it isn't a problem and is easily outweighed by the great location & neighborhood. The unit also has charm. The unit is on the 3rd floor and you have to take the stairs to get up there, so if you are in horrible shape or have mobility issues, this might not be your best bet. For anyone else, it's a winner.
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. The bed is handcrafted by a local Chicago family owned business for over 80 years, and the sheets are 1600 threadcount. Sorry about the 3rd floor stairs, but the reward is a new granite kitchen, two baths with lemongrass soaps, and the rooftop deck. Looking forward to hosting you again soon.
Michael
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Dwtn Estate... Shop/Dine/Nightlife/Swim.. Super Value!
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Chicago Illinois
4

Nice location

  • 4 of 5
The place was located in a very nice area of the city. Near shopping, beach and wonderful restaurants. My kids ( older teenagers ) loved the city and easy walking distance to shopping and the beach. Almost too close, as they shopped ( on our dime :)) while my wife and I attended a concert. The apartment was nice. A few quirky things that I actually fixed while there. Example: first time I opened closet, in master, the handle pulled through the door. Adjusted the screw so that it would work for the next tenant. Another was that the shower handles, also in the master, were loose kept catching the other door. I simply tightened to fix. Lastly, we stayed on the third floor...very steep and narrow climbing up once you get past the second floor. There wasn't a landing so when you leave the apt. you stare down a pretty imposing drop. Overall I would consider these issues minor. I have used VRBO before and will continue booking through the agency. As for this place? I would recommend any day... primarily on location and curb appeal. I will book here again next time I come to Chicago, as I have done at other VRBO properties, just not on the third floor. Bonus to location... I ran into one of the band members while eating down the street from condo...!
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Train
1000 Metres
Red line 3 blocks
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Oak Beach 1/2 block away
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Rush Street 1/2 block away
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Car: not necessary
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Chicago Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Marathon
Oct 9 2014 - Oct 13 2014
4 night minimum stay
$425
 
 
Winter
Jan 1 2015 - Apr 2 2015
30 night minimum stay
$2,875
 
 
Lollapalooza
Aug 6 2015 - Aug 9 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,800
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$375
From
$395
Thu,Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 16.4%

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Chicago Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Books
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • roller blading
  • kayaking
  • swimming
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