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Convenience, Location, Convenience, SAFE Location!!! Great home for Large Group

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

If this listing is booked, please ask as we work with other property owners and may be able to accommodate your stay. Our partners have properties with similar sleeping capacities, amenities and location.


Enjoy this newly completed high-end renovation of a classic Brownstone home with 5 spacious bedrooms, 3 full baths, two full Living Rooms with full theater surround systems and formal dining room. This beautiful home is located on a safe, quiet, tree lined street on the Northside of Chicago. Lincoln Square restaurants, bars and shops are just blocks from your doorstep. This home features: Hardwood Floors, Custom Blinds, Trim and details throughout, 3 flat screen plasma/LCD televisions (55" HD in both living rooms), High-speed wireless Internet, DirecTV© with HD and complete entertainment pack of channels (HBO, Showtime, Starz, etc.), Fully Equipped Gourmet Kitchen with Granite Countertops, Custom Cabinetry & top of the line Stainless Steel Appliances and temperature controlled wine fridge. Spacious master bedroom suite offers queen sized bed, 42” mounted LCD, walk in closet, adjoining luxury marble bath with steam shower, body sprays & large Jacuzzi tub, custom tile, his & hers vanities.

Registration Number : APPLICATION PENDING

Owner / Property Manager
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018


Uptown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Steam Shower/Jacuzzi
    2nd Floor Bath - toilet , tub
    1st Floor Bath - toilet , shower
  • Luxury marble bath with steam shower, body sprays & large Jacuzzi tub, custom tile, his & hers vanities.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    1st Floor Sun Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon
    Crib - 1 baby crib
    Upstairs Living Room - 1 queen , Queen Sleeper Sofa
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
Pool / Spa:
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Steam Shower
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
This beautiful home features: - 2 Full Living Rooms with full theater surround systems - Hardwood Floors, Custom Blinds, Trim and details throughout - 5 Spacious Bedrooms (3 Queen, 1 Full, 1 Twin) - 3 Luxury Bathrooms - 4 flat screen plasma televisions - High-speed wireless Internet - DirecTV© with HD and all movie channels (HBO, Showtime, Starz, etc.) - Eat in kitchen with breakfast bar - Separate formal dining room - Minimum Age Limit for Renters - Garage parking available upon request


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

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Convenience, Location, Convenience, SAFE Location!!! Great home for Large Group
average rating of 4.4736843 based on 38 reviews

Great Location, Great Layout, Poorly Managed

  • 3 of 5

Talman house has a great location. An easy walk around the corner to the Brown line, restaurants and grocery store within easy walking distance while still being on a quite residential block. The lay out of the house is perfect for a group of 9 people. The down side is the property is poorly managed, door knobs were missing, closets with no shelves or cloth rods. Some towels and linens were stained and thread bear, we did not have an adequate supply of toilet paper, and there were towel still in the the washing machine when we arrived. The kitchen cabinets were disorganized and needed cleaned. The manager was hard to communicate with, not returning emails. He stopped by one day but did not stay to hear our concerns. Actually telling us that he had forgotten we were arriving. Again we enjoyed the property and it's amenities but be advised of what you are getting into.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great location from the train, cute town

  • 3 of 5

hi, we did have a nice stay in Chicago as the town is super cute; great places to eat; great location to the train and 25-30 minute ride into the center of town . I would recommend that the owner put some more time into some maintenance of the home (which has some small things that could be fixed quickly); and buy some new linens, towels and pillows (which are old and ragged). I would also recommend getting rid of the "wash your own towels" before leaving as we found this really stressful with a morning departure.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saved the Day and Weekend for our Group!

  • 5 of 5

Our other location cancelled on us last minute. The owners were responsive and turned a bad situation into a great one. The home was awesome and our weekend unaffected by the sudden change in plans. We were able to focus on having fun and enjoying Chicago and the convention we were attending. Would definitely stay here again and everyone had tons of room to relax and unwind at the end of the day!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and Tons of Room for Everyone

  • 5 of 5

It seems the overall theme of reviews for this home was correct. It's a great home with impressive amenities, all of which were very nice BUT, the main thing was it was well-kept and provided easy access to the city. We experienced no issues with the home and were free to enjoy the city. We expect to come back in the summer and this home will be on our list because it is an easy trip to Wrigley from here although we spent most of our time going downtown on the El. Great place and the owners were very attentive to our needs. When we noticed toilet paper was low and made a call, there was a knock at the back door in less than an hour and we were resupplied, it's the little things! We will be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Franklin, TN

Very nice location and space but lots of technical difficulties dampened our stay

  • 2 of 5

I loved the location and space in this home but I was extremely disappointed in the difficulties we had while staying there. First off, to get the channel to change on the TV, you had to get up and go to the closet in which the cable box was located - not sure why it wasn't with the TV but it was very frustrating. The owner says this is getting updated but was annoying during our stay. Same deal with both main TVs. The remote for the upstairs bedroom didn't have batteries so we either had to buy them or go without. We went without. The beds, pillows, and bedding all had stains which were kind of gross. The bedding was clean but you could see that they were not taken care of. Costco has sheet sets for $40 and pillows for about $20 so this would have been a cheap investment to make the place look nicer. Also, you have to launder all of the towels prior to leaving. This is a huge inconvenience - There were 10 of us in the house and I spent all morning of our last day there washing towels because everyone needed to shower before leaving. I have never stayed in a place where this was required. My biggest complaint, however, was that the oven didn't work. We specifically rented this home for the nice, up to date kitchen because we were having Thanksgiving dinner at the house and were hoping to cook some meals ourselves while in Chicago. We ordered a ton of food and ended up having to cook everything in the microwave. The owner offered to move us to a different house on Thanksgiving but that would have been even more of an inconvenience since we were leaving 2 days after that and would have to pack up all the food for the move. I mentioned to the owner prior to our stay that we would be cooking Thanksgiving dinner at the house and were really excited about the kitchen so this should have been checked prior to our arrival. Nothing was done to compensate us for this HUGE inconvenience. I was in tears - our Thanksgiving dinner that we spent so much money on was more or less ruined.

I really had hoped that I could give this place 5 stars but honestly, I cannot do so until some updates are made because others should not have to deal with this when you are paying this much to stay at a vacation rental. I am a landlord myself and I would not have rented out this place without ensuring that everything was working and clean.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately, it is simply not possible to please everyone all of the time. Unfortunately, some people think it's ok to misrepresent their experiences in order to satisfy their own sense of self. The other reviews speak clearly to the quality of the home. In this instance, a stove went out upon arrival and the guests were IMMEDIATELY offered upgraded accommodations. They passed. If a guest is unwilling to accept an alternative when a mechanical failure occurs, there aren't many other options.
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Rogers, AR

Spacious and great neighborhood for families!

  • 5 of 5

We had a family of 8 adults in Chicago for the marathon. It was great to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet close enough to catch the Train to downtown. Everyone had enough room to spread out or to all gather to watch football or eat meals. Neighborhood has all you need - grocery store, park, liquor store and restaurants all within walking distance. Owners were very prompt in answering any emails and questions we had. Would highly recommend and hope to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Your group was great and easy guests to help, taking excellent care of the home and it was our pleasure to host your group. If you come back to punish yourselves again with the marathon, it would be our pleasure to have you back and thank you very much for your review.
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Car: not necessary

• 1 block from Brown line train

• 6 miles from downtown, Museums, Michigan Ave. shopping

• 3 miles from historic Wrigley Field

• 2 miles from Lake Michigan.

• 11 miles from McCormick Place.

• 12 miles from O'Hare

Other Activities: shopping, health/beauty spa, basketball court, park




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $275
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 17.4%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
$459/night (Sun-Wed) .. $499/night (Thu-Sat)

*3 Night Minimum Required in peak season (June-September)
Holiday rates may apply for holiday and special events.

Inquire for Low Season Rates (January 15- March 1

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund