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Paul Harty

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Great Location-Beautiful Friendly Andersonville Neighborhood

81 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Apartment, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-6)

City of Chicago Vacation LICENSE NO.: 2087699

This Vintage Early 1900’s 2-Flat 2nd floor apartment is in the beautiful tree-lined neighborhood of Andersonville.

Located in the FUN, EXCITING, ECLECTIC ANDERSONVILLE Neighborhood on the north side of Chicago less than 2-blocks west of Clark Street where you can find a wide array of Restaurants, Bars, Coffee Shops, Bakeries and Boutiques, etc.

This 2nd floor apartment has a private entrance and skylight above the front stair entry, with a balcony overlooking the tree lined street of Winona and in back a four season sun room overlooking the private back yard with a brick paver patio.

The Antique Furnishings complement the era of this turn of the century vintage home with some modern conveniences. You’ll love the hardwood floors, 9 foot ceilings, brick fireplace and exposed brick on the interior.

There are plenty of windows and beautiful warm colors throughout the home. There are 3-bedrooms, 1 bath, a front room leading to the balcony, a dining room, eat in kitchen with a pantry and a sunroom.

The apartment is located 2.99 Miles from Loyola University in Chicago and 5.99 miles from Northwestern University in Evanston. The apartment is located just 2-miles to Historic Wrigley Field and the Chicago Cubs.

Downtown Chicago and everything it has to offer is only a short distance when traveling by car you are just minutes to the beach’s of Lake Michigan and Historic Lake Shore Drive riding along the lakeshore looking toward the view of Down Town Chicago passing Belmont Harbor, Navy Pier, Oak Street Beach, Grant Park, The Magnificent Mile, Soldier Field and the Museums on Lake Michigan.

Downtown Chicago and everything it has to offer is only a short distance when traveling by public transportation. The Damen #50 bus and the Foster #92 bus are just 2-blocks from the apartment on Foster Avenue and Paulina. The Damen # 50 bus will take you to the Damen Avenue Brown-Line-L station. The Brown-Line-L will take you Downtown Chicago. The Brown-Line-L circles the Chicago Loop.

The Foster #92 bus will take you east to Broadway and you have your choice of the Argyle Red-Line-L station or the Berwyn Red-Line-L station. Both station stops will take you to the Chicago Loop. When you get to the city you may transfer to any one of the L-trains.

This location is very assessable by public transportation and by car. If you’re traveling from O’Hare Field, ride the Blue-Line-L train from the airport to the Jefferson Park stop and hop the Foster 92-bus to Paulina, just 2-blocks from the apartment. If you’re traveling from Midway Airport, ride the Orange-Line-L train from the airport to the Roosevelt Road stop and transfer to the Red-Line-L train and ride to the Berwyn stop and hop the Foster 92 bus to Paulina, again just 2-blocks to the apartment. If you are driving a car, a garage parking space is available for $10.00 per day and there is street parking available as well.

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More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Paul Harty (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

About Paul Harty

I am a 4th generation Chicagoan. My roots are very deep in the City of Chicago going back to my Great, Great Grandparents on both side of the family. I love Chicago and I currently live in the first floor apartment of The Winona Residence with my wife Cathy and our Irish Terrier Mickey.

I am the Vice President of our Family owned heating and air conditioning company in the west suburb of Schaumburg Illinois. I have been in the heating and air conditioning business since 1976. I am a licensed electrician and I have a Managing Brokers Real Estate License.

Paul Harty purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Paul Harty chose Chicago

The Winona Residence is located in the Chicago north side neighborhood of Andersonville. Andersonville is listed by Red Fin in 2015 as one of the Top Ten Neighborhoods in the USA. Listed at #7. The location is wonderfully located for easy access for all public transportation to downtown Chicago. The public transportation downtown Andersonville and Lake Michigan are within walking distance from the apartment.

What makes this apartment unique

This property is one of only 73 Legal Licensed Vacation Rentals in the city of Chicago. If a property does not have a City of Chicago Hotel License. They are not a legal vacation rental. This home is unique because of its vintage character from the early 1900’s and friendly neighborhood. Being on the second floor you get privacy from the tree lined street. You can admire the view while out on the front balcony or sit in the back sunroom looking out to the backyard. This location is very accessible to downtown Chicago and the walk is less than 2-blocks to the heart of downtown Andersonville.


based on 81 traveler reviews

Great Location-Beautiful Friendly Andersonville Neighborhood
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 81 reviews
North Carolina

This place delivers!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here just prior to the July 4th holiday in 2016. Although I am an Illinois native (born in Chicago), I was not familiar with Andersonville. I was definitely not disappointed, the rental and the location would be hard to beat!

The apartment is appointed perfectly to bring back memories of Chicago and everything is provided for you. Had I needed anything (which I didn't), I had every confidence that requests would be promptly honored.

I was a little concerned about coming without a car but, believe me, for anything within reasonable distance, it is really unnecessary. The public transportation system is excellent and nearby (I was happily surprised that CTA-specific navigation information is now built right in to the popular map applications on mobile devices... how easy is that?).

I also had very few plans pre-determined (except for a concert I attended at Wrigley Field), but suggestions from the locals were freely offered. All you have to do is spend some time in downtown Andersonville, enjoy the sights, food, and people and you'll have plenty of new friends before you know it - AND suggestions for places "the locals go to". Perfect!

I would love to return here in the future, and perhaps I will, but my recent trip and the lodgings exceeded my expectations.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN

Just Like Home

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable place to call home for a few days. We traveled with my parents who are in their 70's to Chicago for a wedding that took place less than a mile away. We found the Winona Residence through a co-worker that has stayed here twice and it came highly recommended. Very quiet, clean and non smoking which are always at the top of my list. The kitchen was very well stocked with everything needed to enjoy a small meal . We rented the garage and left the car there for the weekend which was a relief as street parking is pretty tight in the evenings. The owner was organized and contacted us at the appropriate times to instruct us how to get into the apartment. He sent a very well thought out email listing all the transportation modes between the airport, downtown loop and the apartment. Transportation to the loop area was a breeze with his instructions. It is about a 7 block walk the the "L" train and about 3 blocks to the bus stop and all of the restaurants you would need. Grocery store is about 5 blocks. Best of all a brewery is about 3 blocks away. Kind of hidden but easy to find via your smart phone. Very nice safe area. You never feel uncomfortable around here. Thanks to Paul for providing an outstanding, clean and reasonable priced option to stay in the Andersonville area. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely apartment in Andersonville

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend in Andersonville. Paul's apartment is so peaceful and has many Chicago touches. The apartment is exceptionally clean and well maintained. Paul was very helpful in answering our questions and providing information about the neighborhood. Easy walking, browsing and dining in Andersonville which is one of my favorite Chicago neighborhoods. Right around the corner from the Neo-futurists Theatre. Will definitely return.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Welcome to Andersonville!

  • 4 of 5

We chose this apartment primarily for its location near our son but we will come back because the apartment is just a great place to stay. Paul is a gracious and helpful host and the apartment amenities are plentiful. We traveled from Kansas to Chicago by train and used primarily public transportation to get around Chicago to do some of the usual tourist stuff - the Architecture Boat Tour, a visit to the Art Institute Museum, and a Cubs game, to name a few. We also spent time becoming familiar with some more of the bars and restaurants in Andersonville which was also time well spent.

This apartment is quiet and clean and we hope to be back someday!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northern Michigan

Welcoming, charming apartment in a lively Chicago neighborhood!

  • 5 of 5

What a charming, comfortable apartment in a lovely, walkable neighborhood!

We visited for Spring Break and spent the days visiting the museums and zoo downtown. Close proximity to the busses and trains from the apartment meant it was easy to get downtown, and we didn't use our car all week. (We purchased CTA passes ahead of time, which the owner suggested, and that made traveling on public transit even easier.)

We enjoyed returning to Andersonville at the end of the day for a relaxing evening. Dinner was close by with a variety of restaurants to choose from, all within walking distance (or a short hop on the bus if one is really tired). It's a lively area with restaurants, stores, and coffee shops, and we really enjoyed the experience of staying in a historic Chicago neighborhood. My son even had a haircut at the barbershop around the corner on our last day.

The lakefront has a wonderful park, and my son was able to get in some running while we stayed at the Winona Residence. (It's the start of high school track season, and Paul, the owner, was very helpful in suggesting where to run.)

The Winona Residence is a lovely flat in a genuine Chicago neighborhood. The owners are friendly and helpful. We definitely hope to return for another visit!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boerne, Texas

FABULOUS apartment in GORGEOUS area!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned home after a lovely stay in this peaceful and historic flat. The owner helped with my luggage, in and out, and could not have been more kind. The apartment is spotless, well-maintained, with every amenity one could need.

I'm going back on the site now to book my next stay!!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
O'Hare International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Clark Street
Nearest Train
0.6 Miles
Ravenswood Metra, Red-LIne L, Brown-Line L
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Lake Shore Drive
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Clark Street
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Foster Beach
Car: not necessary

The apartment is located in the Chicago Neighborhood of Andersonville. And Down Town Andersonville is only 2-blocks from the vacation rental. Andersonville was selected by Redfin in 2015 #7 in The 10 Hottest Neighborhoods to live in the USA.


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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Sep 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Each additional guest $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 21.4%

Cancellation Policy -
Any cancellation prior to 90 days before stay is subject to a 30% deduction of the full rental amount.
Any cancellation prior to 60 days before stay is subject to a 40% deduction of the full rental amount.
Any cancellation prior to 30 days before stay is subject to a 50% deduction of the full rental amount.
Any cancellation made less than 30-days of stay forfeits the entire payment.
Online booking fees and online damage protection if booked online through VRBO, HomeAway or Flipkey, TripAdvisor are not refundable.

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Chicago Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 990 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Lakefront ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bathroom with shower/bathtub, pedistul sink and towels.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Back bedroom - 1 queen , Full closet with plenty of storage, mirror and dresser
    Front bedroom - 1 double , Closet and small dresser
    Middle bedroom - 1 queen , Local TV, Queen Size Bed and closet space with hangers.
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1) Portable Pack n Play & High Chair
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
1 mile to Lake Michigan (Foster Beach) and Lake Shore Drive, with sandy beaches, bike trails and walking paths.

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