Very Pleasant Stay
Submitted: November 1, 2012
Stayed: October 2012
I am a retiree and my adult daughter and I took a mid-autumn road trip through the north central US ending up in Chicago to take in a sporting event and she to visit friends of hers that live in this part of town. We found the apartment to be quite acceptable for our needs. The photos and other reviews are all quite accurate. The Owner and his representatives were most hospitable and professional. Not glamorous but very pleasant and more than adequate. Not really a problem for us but, just for information, street parking varied: some times there was an open space immediately in front of the apartment building and sometimes we had to park up to a block away. Suprised at how quiet the neighborhood was; el trains a block away could be heard but I quickly became accustomed to those. Heard tenants in other parts of the building only once--on thier way going down the stairs. Some creaks in the floor, but that's to be expected of a building of this type and age. Clean. Plenty of quick hot water. Lots of room. Fair price. No complaints.
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with at my Vacation Apartment and taking the time to write such a great review. This review allows me to answer the questions many guests have concerning transportation. One of the characteristics of 'Old Chicago' is the elevated train system, affectionately known by locals as the EL. The original line in the neighborhood opened in 1907. It runs through the neighborhood and today serves 28 stations as it makes its way downtown to the business district, makes a 'Loop' and returns to its point of origin. Riding the EL for out of town guests is a great experience. The train gives the passengers a bird's eye view of the city! The vacation apartment building is ideally located between two stops that are easily reached on foot. The train runs until approximately 12 midnight. For guests who drive, parking is street parking, free, and without restrictions. It is surprising how easy it is to find a convenient spot near the apartment. Guests find this a great comfort as they come and go. Dealing with parking in some of the city's more congested neighborhoods can be very difficult.
Thanks again for all your great words concerning your stay and highlighting some of the important aspect of transportation that all users of HomeAway and VRBO should keep in mind when selecting a vacation apartment.
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