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Mag Mile!- Gold Coast Brownstone- between Rush and Lake Shore Drive. (Unit 2)

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Bedrooms 1
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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Gold Coast Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

City of Chicago Vacation Rental License #2125371. Rent Legally.

* Large 1 Bedroom

* 900 square feet

* GRANITE, Stainless,

* SUB-ZERO Custom Kitchen

* Sleeps 4 with foam topper sofa bed.



* Cable with HD

* Ample Public PARKING available just 40 yds. down the street.

Forget Lincoln Park and Wrigleyville...too far north. Enjoy the Chicago neighborhood feel while being literally right around the corner from all you are going to Chicago for. Walk, walk, walk.

Another FIRST CLASS CHICAGO property! Owner operated and managed. View our VIDEO on the tab to the left to view the surrounding neighborhood and interiors! Also click on the link under our calendar for a 360 degree walkthrough of the apartment which YOU control.

You've found it! Location, Location, Location! An historic 1890's brownstone in the heart of the exclusive Gold Coast where Chicago's elite reside. You absolutely cannot beat this location on East Cedar St. between Rush and Lake Shore Drive. An artful blend of elegance and tradition housed in an original Brownstone building. Classic heritage, with charming decor that is tranquil and soothing with all new contemporary furnishings. The building is an historic architectural gem that blends romantic, 19th century ambience with modern comforts for today's traveler. Add your own chapter to the rich heritage of this storybook brownstone and experience a true classic when you stay at East Cedar.

Dining? This luxury, one bedroom, one bath brownstone condominium has everything you need within a short walk. You are steps from the famous Lux Bar, Carmine’s Italian, Gibson's Steak House, Lou Malnati's PIZZA, Tavern on Rush, and the list goes on and on. For groceries, there is Treasure Island a short walk away, and Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, and Potash Brothers within a few short blocks.

Shopping? The world famous shopping mecca of the Magnificent Mile is two blocks from your front door where you can hit Tiffany’s, Saks, Ralph Lauren, AMERICAN GIRL, Nordstrom's, Banana Republic, Pottery Barn, H&M, DISNEY, Nike, Apple, Crate&Barrel, and all that is offered in Water Tower Place. Museums, Oak Street Beach, Navy Pier, Carriage Rides, the Chicago River, the Theater District, the Art District and more, is all at your fingertips.

When you get back home, relax in your spacious (900 s.f.) and well appointed luxury condominium complete with warm and comfortable furnishings, hardwood and granite flooring, and full kitchen with granite countertops, custom cabinets, and stainless steel appliances.

You will not be disappointed!

We welcome those interested in everything from long weekend retreats to week long vacations to corporate rentals. This is a Non-Smoking unit and although we love pets, they are not allowed in the condominium.

LARGER GROUPS- If you have more in your party, we also have another 1bd/1ba (900 sq. ft.) (VRBO #177026) as well as a 2bd/2ba (1,800 sq.ft.)(VRBO# 179389) in the same brownstone which is available for rent as well! Same great finishes and styling, same great brownstone!

Don't listen to us!...SEE WHAT PREVIOUS GUESTS HAVE TO SAY about the quality of our home and more importantly, our service, responsiveness, flexibility, and integrity in our guestbook under "View Comments from Prevous Guests"! You can also look at the guest books of our other Chicago homes (VRBO #'s 179389, 177026).

PLEASE check our calendar below to make sure your requested dates are available.

Keywords: Brownstone, Apartment, Flat, Condominium

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2016
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About The Owner

Mark and Ashley are a husband and wife team that have one foot planted firmly in Chicago. As a former Chicago resident for 10 years, Ashley has both friends and family in Chicago. We have twins who love to visit Chicago! They both know that Dad's favorite building is the Hancock.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2008

Why The Owner chose Chicago

There is only one Gold Coast in Chicago and this historical building is in the heart of it. Our endeavor started out with simply wanting a place to stay when we would visit and eventually use in retirement. We love Chicago and all the City has to offer...from great food, to world class shopping, to museums, architecture, sports, name it and Chicago has it all.

What makes this apartment unique

The location cannot be beat. Chicago's epicenter for nightlife is at the end of the block with fabulous restaurants like Gibson's, Tavern On Rush, Morton's, etc. coming together in a perfect triangular parklike setting. If you want to feel like a true Chicago resident in one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in Chicago, this is the place. The tree-lined street is a perfect prelude to your arrival at this historical building. Shopping on Michigan Avenue is just a block away as well. It's an AMAZING location!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time in Chicago. The location of the brownstone was perfect- we walked everywhere and were able to jump on the L close by. I don't have any criticism- thanks for making it such an easy process.


Mar 2013
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based on 68 traveler reviews

Mag Mile!- Gold Coast Brownstone- between Rush and Lake Shore Drive. (Unit 2)
average rating of 4.617647 based on 69 reviews

A lovely condo on a quiet street right next to everything!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely condo on Cedar St. right between Rush Street and the Lake! Everything is in walking distance and we love to walk! There are restaurants galore in Chicago, having more 5 star restaurants than any other place in the country. We love Chicago Deep Dish Pizza and Lou Malnatti's is just 1/2 a block away! Uno's and Due's just a few blocks down State Street. The Original Morton's Steak House is also just a block away with the finest steaks anywhere! We had everything we needed in the condo, including a very comfortable king size bed, a priority for us. The neighborhood is elegant and quiet and we loved walking along Oak Street Beach. Michigan Avenue (the Mag Mile) is just a 1/2 block away and we love strolling down to the Hancock Center, Water Tower Place and then farther down across the river to the world famous Art Institute, always a must for us Do take the Architectural Boat Cruise up the river. Chicago is world famous for it's architecture. All in all, we loved staying here and hope to return to this condo on future trips to this wonderful windy city!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unbeatable location plus a great property

  • 5 of 5

You can't beat this location, less than 100 yards to the intersection of Rush and State Street. A number of the best restaurants in all of Chicago are within 1-2 blocks, only a few minute walk to John Hancock Center, and at the north end of the Magnificent Mile of North Michigan. The brownstone flat is great too: hardwood floors, modern kitchen, and all the comforts (and room) of a Chicago brownstone. We just wish we were able to stay at the house more to enjoy it, but perfect for business travelers or vacationers. Definitely our home of choice for our next trip to Chicago and we would recommend to anyone visiting. Plus our hosts were very helpful and responsive with booking questions as well as house information, neighborhood, restaurants, etc.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Property in one of the most exclusive areas in Downtown Chicago!

  • 5 of 5

Well maintained, updated, beautiful property. Location is second to none, on a beautiful quiet street in the Goldcoast area. A short walk to Gibson's, Tavern on Rush, The Pancake House, and off the shopping on the Miracle mile. We will be returning.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very, very nice place to stay in a simply outstanding part of town

  • 5 of 5

The lovely brownstone was charming, a short walk to the lake, and only half a block to great restaurants, coffee, and bars. It was the perfect base for our 4 day weekend in Chicago. We like to try different places each time we go to a locale, but we will be back here the next time Chicago calls our names.

Also, all the basics were well covered. Communication was excellent. The place is in great shape, clean and well furnished. the VRBO pictures and description are perfectly accurate.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, Location, Location!

  • 5 of 5

Begin with the location—Perfect! Within easy walking distance to the beach as well as outstanding restaurants and shopping. We enjoyed getting the divvy bikes a half block away and riding to the Museum Campus and the Lincoln Park Zoo. The condo is very comfortable with a nice sized bedroom and large living/dining room. It was well stocked with needed supplies. The kitchen is convenient for cooking and the dinnerware and cooking utensils are excellent. It was quite hot during our stay and the air conditioning worked well and was easily adjusted. For sure we will be back and highly recommend this condo for anyone wanting to get a feel for Chicago living.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely but ill equipped and dusty.

  • 2 of 5

My quaint apartment was located in the wonderful Gold Coast of Chicago. Every thing is with in an easy short walking distance from my apartment.

Unfortunately the the brownstone with all its character lacked some basics. The kitchen was not fully stocked. The hide away bed in the living room is broken and was very difficult to use. The apartment is in need of fresh paint and caulking in the bathroom which they did provide at my request. Most of all, I would recommend that they persue a cleaning service that pays attention to detail. Broken glass in the bathroom floor, dust and garbage under the furniture, and mold in the shower is just unnaceptable.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oak Street Beach
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Shopping, shopping, shopping
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CVS Pharmacy
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Farmer's Market on Summer Saturdays!

Walking Distance (1/2 Block Away) to Oak Street Beach and to Rush Street!!


Rates & Availability

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May 1 - Dec 31
2 night minimum stay
Mar 16 - Apr 30
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection- Rental Insurance ($3k Coverage) $49
Cleaning Fee $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 16.4%

3 night minimum stay is required over any portion of a weekend (Fri/Sat).

$49 Rental Insurance Policy with $3,000 coverage may be purchased in place of a Refundable Security Deposit of $300.

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Gold Coast Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a Queen EZ Bed (you can just take this ingeniously engineered guest bed from the closet, plug it in, and it automatically inflates in less than 3 minutes)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • swimming

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