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Bob

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

5 Star Value. Best Value in Chicago. Skyline View & Hot Tub. McCormick Place.

67 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Overview

Chicago Apartment Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1.5 Baths Sleeps 6

We have 2 beautiful apartments that are a great value. We have 8 years of 5 star reviews. We are very close to all of the great attractions of Chicago.

We have a deck with an amazing Chicago skyline view. That is the first picture that you see in our ad. We also have a fantastic huge hot tub and a large 5 foot by 3.5 foot steambath shower. They are all great place to relax after a day of travel, sightseeing, or business.

Many of our guests come for trade shows at our convention center, McCormick Place. It's a quick 7 minute drive or 1 stop on the train.

If you are requesting a Saturday arrival or Departure, please email us first before submitting a reservation request. We only offer Sat arrival or departure on a small number of dates.

You can find our other apartment by putting the listing number 271945 into the search bar at the top left of the page. Erase anything else that is in that box first.

This Apartment has 3 bedrooms and 3 queen beds and sleeps up to 6 guests. We also have a queen air bed that can be set up for one extra sleeping space. We have fully stocked modern kitchens.

Our rentals are located just South of Downtown Chicago in the quiet and safe neighborhood of Bridgeport. It is a 10-15 minute drive or cab ride or it's a quick train ride to all of our great attractions on our great public transportation system. Ours is one of the safest neighborhoods in Chicago. 5 of our last 8 Mayors spanning 90 years came from our small neighborhood

Our daily newspaper, the Chicago Sun Times recently reported that our neighborhood was voted the best place to trick or treat based on the safety and the family atmosphere of our area. This is what they had to say.

The best neighborhood for trick-or-treating in Chicago? Bridgeport, says a real estate web site that says it factored in where a kid's likely to get 'the most candy, with the least walking and minimal safety risk

How close we are to everything and how safe our area is has made ours a very hot residential destination for the last 15 years. New construction and completely renovated buildings like ours are the norm. We are located on a very quiet and peaceful block.

We include one garage parking space with your rental. Street parking in our area is also very easy.

If this apartment is booked, or if you have a larger group, we have a second apartment in this building that may be available. If you rent both apartments, you will be renting the entire building.

Our apartments are available for lodging only. We do not rent our apartments for parties or gatherings of any kind. The guest renting the apartment needs to be 25 years of age.

Our guests appreciate that we have a quiet and peaceful environment

The maximum capacity of the apartment is 6 people in 3 queen beds (and an air bed that can be set up for one extra sleeping space). We will sometimes make slight adjustments on these limits with prior approval.

About our rates. We can often offer additional discounts for longer rentals. We set our rates depend on the length and timing of your rental. Because of that, there is never is just one rate, which is what this site requires us to show.

Longer rentals will often be cheaper per night than what you are shown. Shorter rentals may be slightly higher. Convention and special event dates may also be slightly higher or have a higher minimum night stay. Most of the time, we are able to display a correct rate, or a rate that is very close to the correct cost.

Thank you for taking the time to read through all of the very detailed information in our ad. When you send a reservation request or email us with questions, please mention the word “CHGO”.

We want all of our guests to know exactly what the details of the rental are so that their expectations are met and that this is a good fit for both of us. We try very hard to make sure that our guests have an excellent stay and do all that we can so that you enjoy our beautiful city

AN IMPORTANT FACT ABOUT VACATION RENTALS IN CHICAGO.

The City of Chicago has a law that regulates vacation rentals.

We are a legal vacation rental and our license number is 2074660.

Unlicensed properties can be shut down by the city and/or their condo association at any time. For these and other reasons, we recommend that you book your rental with a licensed Vacation Rental Owner.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Bob (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Bob

We are two lifelong friends who bought this building to live in, remodeled it completely for ourselves, and later converted it to a vacation rental.

Bob purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Bob chose Chicago

Our building is very close to everything in Chicago, including our convention center, McCormick Place. You are in a quiet and safe neighborhood, but the city center and all of our major attractions are very close. It's the best of both worlds.

What makes this apartment unique

You will love our deck with the amazing view of the Chicago city skyline, our hot tub, and our huge steam bath shower with multiple Grohe Body Sprays. It is like a massage.

We are ½ mile from the I-94 Dan Ryan Expressway. It is a 5 minute drive to Lake Shore Drive and another 10-15 minutes from there to the Museums, Navy Pier, Millennium Park, Michigan Avenue shopping and every major attraction in this city.

When we lived in this building ourselves, we would always be able to get to the lakefront and all of our major attractions in 10 to 20 minutes, even in traffic. If there is a concert, or major festival on the lakefront. we can show you a local shortcut to make great travel time to our city center and skip any traffic.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This comment was emailed to me from a nice family that stayed with us at the end of September, 2008.

We all had a marvelous time at your condo! It doesn't get much better than stomping all over Chicago, and arriving "home" to a hot tub...and then seeing fireworks from the Navy Pier and stadium from the rooftop! You have definitely invested in all the important items (kitchen and bathroom appliances and hot tub). Everything else was comfortable (furniture, bedrooms etc.). If we are returning to Chicago, we shall definitely contact you first.
Sep 2008
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Reviews

4.9
based on 67 traveler reviews

5 Star Value. Best Value in Chicago. Skyline View & Hot Tub. McCormick Place.
average rating of 4.9402986 based on 69 reviews
Tallahassee, Florida
5

Great spot with plenty of room

  • 5 of 5

I've just returned from spending about 5 days in Chicago and I rented BOTH of Bob's apartments. Not only were Bob and co. helpful and accommodating, the apartments were really comfortable and spacious. We traveled to Chicago with about 11 people - so there were 5 folks in each apartment. The space in each was MORE than enough! The train station is a pretty easy walk (and if you don't want to walk there are lots of buses) and the Sox field was right around the corner. We traveled to Chicago for a conference at McCormick center - so the train took us relatively close and the conference center is just a moderate walk OR easy bus ride away. There is plenty of stuff near by and plenty of space in the apartments to spread out and enjoy yourselves without being on top of one another! Great place!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location - Great hosts - Great time!

  • 5 of 5

The owners were accommodating and helpful. The location was convenient for our conference at McCormick. Easy access to the El. And my kids LOVED the fabulous multi-headed shower. Will definitely rent here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Most accommodating stay EVER

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I booked our stay for a last minute vacation and this house was nothing but amazing. The house is equipped with everything you might need for a longer stay. If we had stayed longer than we had, we probably would have utilized it. Everything was clean and comfortable. The steam shower was AMAZING especially after a long day of walking in the city. There also is a indoors jacuzzi which was equally as amazing. The owners of the house thought up every little detail, down to the providing of makeup remover wipes which was so so sweet and greatly appreciated. The keypad lock was SO handy especially because we got in at a very odd time. The location was amazing and a quick drive to pretty much anywhere you might need to go. Neighbors are very respectful and there was no noise disturbances whatsoever. Overall, a great place and I'll definitely be recommending people to stay here in the future. I'll definitely be back myself the next time I'm in Chicago! Thank you Bob and Robert!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulous place to stay. Don't use a hotel!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay. Kathy D diner was excellent and 30 second walk away. Apartment clean, tidy, great facilities and an amazing shower. Hot tub brilliant after a long day's sightseeing. Uber great for transportation. Friendly area and locals always ready to chat. Loved it.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location and property

  • 5 of 5

Bob was truly a pleasure to work with and we really enjoyed his place - the location was safe, comfortable and it was great having a garage - we will be coming back!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Mateo CA
5

Chicago gem

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place for families. The place was comfortable, and well equipped. The hot tub was nice after walking around all day. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Midway
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Shinnick's Bar
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Harborside or Marovitz
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
CTA Red Line subway train
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Interstate 94
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Schallers Pump
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
31st Street Beach
Car: not necessary

The map in this ad can be zoomed in or out to different levels so that you can see how close we are to downtown Chicago and all of the great attractions that this city has to offer.

Here is a list of some of the great attractions and activities in Chicago. We have included some links to their websites or you can easily find them in google or any search engine.

Navy Pier, Millennium Park Architectural Foundation Tours, American Girl Place Museum of Contemporary Art The Art Institute of Chicago The Field Museum of Natural History Museum of Science and Industry Chicago White Sox Chicago Cubs Chicago Blackhawks Hockey Chicago Bulls basketball Taste of Chicago Lyric Opera Chicago Symphony Orchestra Adler Planetarium Brookfield Zoo Buckingham Fountain Chicago Air and Water Show Chicago Blues Festival Chicago Cultural Center

Harold Washington Library Center Lamb's Farm Lincoln Park Zoo Michigan Avenue/Magnificent Mile Shopping Ravinia Festival Concerts Willis Tower Skydeck Shedd Aquarium Six Flags Great America The John Hancock Observatory The 96th Floor Lounge at the John Hancock Center Shopping at Water Tower Place on Michigan Avenue

Chicago is known for it’s great festivals such as the Blues, Jazz, Gospel fests as well as the Taste of Chicago, and our Air and Water show.

If you are going to try to visit the museums and other major attractions, the Go Chicago Card can be a great value.

The Go Chicago Card

Here are some of the 26 major attractions that are included at one price.

• Includes: several walking and bus sightseeing tours,

• Adler Planetarium, Museum of Science and Industry

• John Hancock Observatory, Willis Tower Skydeck

• Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum of Natural History

• Willis Tower Skydeck, Brookfield Zoo

• Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago Art Institute

• Hop on, Hop off Trolley Tour

• It is a 2 minute walk from our door to U.S. Cellular Field, home of the Chicago White Sox.

• It is also a short walk to the campus of Illinois Institute of Technology.

We are less than 10 minutes from McCormick Place, and less than 15 minutes from the Museums and Grant Park where Millennium Park and Navy Pier are located. We are 2.5 miles SW from McCormick place and 4.5 miles due south from Grant Park and our downtown. If you are coming for a conference at McCormick, let us know when you inquire and we'll send travel information.

If you'd like to see a larger map and search nearby attractions, please google 529 W 37th Street Chicago IL 60609 to see a larger map. At Google Maps, you can then click on 'search nearby' or 'get directions' to see our location in relation to the attractions that you'll be traveling to during your stay. We are very close to everything people come to Chicago for.

Other Activities: Boating, racquetball, basketball

Golf: We have some stellar golf courses here. We'll be glad to recommend a course to fit your needs and skill level. We have everything from 5 star courses that have hosted the U.S. Open to 9 hole municipal courses.

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Rates & Availability

Chicago Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
AANS
Apr 29 2016 - May 5 2016
4 night minimum stay
$150
$950
 
 
MAY 2016
May 6 2016 - May 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
$170
$1,100
 
 
Chicago Restaurant Show
May 19 2016 - May 23 2016
5 night minimum stay
$210
$1,475
 
 
June 2016
May 24 2016 - Jun 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,275
 
 
SUMMER 2016
Jun 29 2016 - Aug 25 2016
5 night minimum stay
$230
$1,475
 
 
FALL 2016
Aug 26 2016 - Sep 9 2016
4 night minimum stay
$210
$1,350
 
 
Sept R.
Sep 10 2016 - Sep 15 2016
4 night minimum stay
$182
$1,275
 
 
Fall 2016
Sep 16 2016 - Nov 24 2016
5 night minimum stay
$220
$1,375
 
 
RSNA
Nov 25 2016 - Dec 5 2016
6 night minimum stay
$220
$1,450
 
 
December 2016
Dec 6 2016 - Dec 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$185
Fri,Sat
$950
 
 
2016 Holidays
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$200
$1,375
 
 
WINTER 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$185
Fri,Sat
$950
 
 
Winter 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
5 night minimum stay
$150
From
$185
Fri,Sat
$950
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$210
$1,350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $80

If this apartment is taken for your dates, we have another apartment listed on Homeaway and VRBO that is in the same building. Ours is a 2 unit apartment building. The listing number is 271945

About our rates. We can often offer additional discounts for longer rentals. We set our rates depend on the length and timing of your rental. Because of that, there is never is just one rate, which is what this site requires us to show.

Longer rentals will often be cheaper per night than what you are shown. Shorter rentals may be slightly higher. Convention and special event dates may also be slightly higher or have a higher minimum night stay. Most of the time, we are able to display a correct rate, or a rate that is very close to the correct cost.

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Amenities

Chicago Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Huge 5 x 3.5 ft with Body Sprays
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , In basement and shared between both apartments as a backup
  • Our huge 5 foot by 3.5 foot shower has Grohe Body Sprays and a steam bath generator. Our guests love it. Some of our guests have said that it's like a massage. The bathroom is done in marble with heated floors. There is an additional half bath in our basement that is shared by both apartments as a backup
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Serta Inner Spring Futon mattress. It's very comfortable.
  • We also have an air bed in the apartment that can be set up in the main living space to create an extra bed in a pinch.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Steam Shower
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The guest renting the apartment must be 25 years of age or older. If the guests are under 30, we expect responsible adults. Our rentals are not a good fit for very hard partiers and very late nights. We don't rent our apartments for parties or gatherings of any kind. Noise late at night or excessive noise anytime is very disturbing to our neighbors and other guests, so our rentals are really not a good fit for the very late night or very hard partying expect a quiet environment crowd. Our guests appreciate that we have a quiet and peaceful environment. The maximum capacity of the apartment is 6 people in 3 queen beds (and an air bed that can be set up for one extra sleeping space). We will sometimes make slight adjustments on these limits with our prior approval only.

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