Exceptional 3800sf Brownstone (sleeps 8-14) located in a Chicago's charming Gold Coast historical neighborhood.
We’ve previously rented vacation homes in Wisconsin and Nantucket for use by our family and friends and we were disappointed with the availability of large rental homes here in downtown Chicago - although there are plenty of Condos. So, we recently acquired this historic home, which features various sleeping configurations for large multi-generational families on multiple floors, recently updated kitchen and baths, a lower level suite perfect for seniors or an au pair/nanny, rare 3-car indoor garage for parking, nearby parks, shopping and restaurants galore. Similar to our Boston Brownstone available at www.vrbo.com/383697, this is a perfect residence for an executive's temporary assignment to Chicago, a large multi-generational family's long-term visit to Chicago, an executive attending a Master's Program at Loyola, a Chef attending Le Cordon Bleu College or during an actor's role in a Chicago Broadway play or musical or in a Chicago filming.
Located at 24 West Chestnut Street, the residence is located only a short 4-block stroll east down Chestnut Street to Chicago's historic Water Tower and the famed-North End of Chicago's Magnificent Mile of Michigan Avenue and the Oak Street shopping and Restaurants.
In addition, our vacation home is less than 2-blocks from the State Street & Chicago Avenue 'L' Red Line, which in just 18 minutes (door-to-door) can bring you and your group to Wrigley Field for a Cubs game. Plus, with only a short 4-block stroll North, you and your group can be dining at the famed corner of Rush and State Streets, home of the following great gastronmic experiences: Gibson's Steakhouse, Morton's Steakhouse, Tavern on Rush, Hugo's Frog Bar and Fish House, Carmine's Italian, RA Sushi, and Dublin's Irish Pub.
Street Level (Level 1) – (sleeps 4) Rear entry from 3-car garage off rear alley (WARNING - garage height is only 6') through a fitness room and laundry room. Or, enter from Chestnut Street through an entrance directly into a Bedroom (Two Twin Beds that can be configured as a King Bed, on request) perfect for Seniors, Au Pair or Nanny. This level also includes a Full Bathroom and a smaller Bedroom (King). There is also a main street level entrance to our home with a staircase leading up to the Parlor Level.
Parlor Level (Level 2) - (sleeps 0-4) – Main Living Area including Living Room (with Queen Sofa Sleeper), Dining Room (Seats 10), Full Bathroom, Kitchen, Family Room (with Queen Sofa Sleeper) and a beautiful Outdoor Deck (with greenery, flower-beds and pots and lattices for some privacy), which is located above the 3-car garage.
Top Floor (Level 3) - (sleeps 4-6) – Master Bedroom (King) and Full Bed Sofa Sleeper, Two Full Baths, and Smaller Bedroom (King).
WARNING: This property is available exclusively through VRBO and HomeAway and from the owner/manager, Tim and Natalie Hyland. Beware of fraudulent listings on Craig's List using some of our home's photos and descriptions, but maybe using a slightly different address.
NOTE: We donate 1% of our total revenues in memory of Moreland Grace Stenstrom to the charitable works of The Peapod Project in Chicago (www.thepeapodproject.org), which benefits Children's Memorial Hospital. We thank you.
We love to travel as empty-nesters and spend time with our extended families and friends. Although we primarily live in Scottsdale, Arizona, we love spending time in Chicago and Boston, so we acquired brownstones in both cities to enjoy ourselves and to share with others.
With my parents, sisters, spouses, nieces and nephews and the three of us (my wife and I and our son John), there are 14 of us total. We were unable to find a large short-term rental home in the downtown-Chicago area that could sleep all of us comfortably, so we acquired this perfect property furnished it to do just that - just awaiting our City of Chicago vacation rental license.
Location, location, location. Just blocks from Chicago's historic Water Tower and the North end of the Magnificent Mile shopping district on Michigan Ave, blocks from famed Rush and State Street Restaurants and Bars, and 18 minutes (door-to-door) to Wrigley Field using the 'L' Red Line just two blocks away at State Street & Chicago Ave, the location is perfect! You will not be disappointed!