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Rob

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Comfortable home in historic Oak Park, near Chicago

6 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Overview

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first floor flat -large bright 2 bedroom apartment in Historic Oak Park

The first floor flat is a large bright 2 bedroom apartment with a new kitchen featuring Stainless Steel Fagor appliances, granite counter tops and maple flooring. We have hardwood floors in the Living Room & Dining Room. Two carpeted bedrooms with a queen in one and Full in the second. LvRm with couch & love seat and Futon in game room creates even more space. The apartment is fully furnished including all kitchen items with a piano for your use, ATT U-verse TV, internet and phone.

Extra space is provided inside with a Playroom in the full basement with a TV , Foosball table and a laundry room.

Outside makes the house so much more than staying in a hotel. A shared, fenced yard can be used for evening grilling or relaxing around the fire-pit. Both the Front & Back porches are covered with the front easily accommodating seating for 6. Plus you’ll have access to one garage parking space!

It is available for a minimum of four days.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rob (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

About Rob

Transplanted Rhode Islander who has fallen in love with Chicago and Oak Park. I do a lot of travel and this is my apartment you'll be staying at!

Rob purchased this apartment in 1998

Why Rob chose Chicago

Our house is in the Ridgeland Historical District and was build in 1914. One of only two homes on the block originally designed as a two flat. Scoville is a quiet tree lined street a walk from all the attractions that garnished Oak Park’s Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District the American Planning Association ranking as one of the Top 10 Best Neighborhoods in the Nation and the Village of Oak Park was voted Third Best Neighborhood in the United States.

What makes this apartment unique

Our 1200 sqft first floor apartment at 233 South Scoville Ave very comfortable, vintage home with lots of character in the heart of

Oak Park a town famous as a unique village anchored in the late 1900’s by Frank Llyod Wright’s home and studio. Oak Park is the closest western suburb of Chicago and only 8 miles to Lake Michigan and Millennium Park. The apartment is a short walk to the Green Line making it an ideal Chicago touring location or Marathon training location.

Reviews

4.3
based on 6 traveler reviews

Comfortable home in historic Oak Park, near Chicago
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 6 reviews
5

Very pleased!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful neighborhood - walking distance to lovely downtown Oak Park, easy public transit to Chicago. Very clean, comfortable accommodations. Lovely outdoor sitting space - front and back porch.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Like visiting an old friend

  • 4 of 5

Visiting this home was like staying with a close friend. At first I was concerned that we were inhabiting someone else's space, given all the photos and life experiences surrounding us. But then it soon became a huge compliment that the owner trusted us enough to live among his whole life. It's a perfect location and a really easy place to eat, watch TV, play board games, go for walks, play in the garden - in other words to have a true home while away. And that's the name of the game, isn't it?

Onto practicalities - this place suited us very well as we are a couple who wanted to stay with our son and grandson (aged 7). They shared in the bunk bedroom, overjoyed to do so still. But in a few years that could never have worked! Our bedroom was perfect, with room cleared in the cupboard for us to hang our clothes. We would stay there again on our own whenever possible. Our grandson is very calm and well behaved but, given the wobbly glass cabinet and a beautiful original bathroom, we would not have dared take most of the other 7 year old boys in our family there.

Oak Park is magnificent and we were lucky to be there as the trees began their blossoming and tulips were all around. We are avid FLW fans and enjoyed the multitude of buildings to visit. The high street areas are full of magnificent places to eat, drink and shop. Trader Joe's makes cooking at 'home' so easy too. The TV's a little difficult to operate, but once you crack it it's fine. Go, relax, and enjoy!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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4

Perfect Location!

  • 4 of 5

This house is close to everything! The el into Chicago is only 5 blocks away.

The beds are comfy and the shower has a lot of pressure. The kitchen is well stocked and the owner is VERY accommodating. Don't miss an Italian Beef sandwich with hot peppers from Bueno Beef on Roosevelt Road and a boneless rib sandwich from Robinson's on Madison! Poor Phil's is always fun for popcorn and a beer!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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4

Clean, comfortable home on lovely, quiet street.

  • 4 of 5

The owner was very responsive, helpful, offering tons of tips for travel, dining and names of neighbors. The first floor flat, where we stayed has two bedrooms, one bathroom, a dining room, living room, front and back porches. The back porch is a lovely place for morning coffee. My only criticism is that we couldn't open the windows to let fresh air in (no screens) so we had to use A/C - there's one window unit to cool the whole floor. It does a decent job, but doesn't really cool off the bedrooms.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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4

Comfortable, quiet and close

  • 4 of 5

The house is very cozy and well-maintained. It's close to the train and grocery store, and has a backyard and nice front porch. It definitely has a lived-in feel.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely, comfortable home in historic Oak Park neighborhood, a short train ride from Chicago

  • 5 of 5

This is a very comfortable, vintage home with lots of character, situated in a beautiful, historic neighborhood which is a short-and-safe walk from the train station and a full-service grocery store. The home is often occupied by the owner, making it different from your typical sparsely-furnished-and-decorated American vacation home. It’s not sterile like a hotel room; it’s lived-in and comfortable. Staying here was more like staying with a friend who happened to be absent, though we’ve never met the owner. We felt immediately at home. The kitchen is fully stocked for cooking. The living room has plenty of seating for lounging around in the evening. The wi-fi was strong. The beds were cozy. The furniture is comfortable and meant to be used (as opposed to being for décor – something I’ve come across in vacation homes before). The owner has a fabulous assortment of art on the walls. There’s a nice yard to use when the weather is nice. Having never been to Chicago before, I initially considered downtown hotels, but since I prefer renting homes to being stuck in a crowded hotel room all evening, I checked into this and other home rentals. And am I glad I did! Staying here made a huge difference to our vacation. We fixed our own breakfasts and dinners here at the house after spending hours walking around and seeing the sights of Chicago. Having rented this wonderful home in Oak Park, I can’t imagine why anyone would want to stay in a sterile, tiny hotel room in Chicago for a similar price or more. Oak Park is easy to get to and from via car and train, too.

As the homeowner points out on VRBO, the upstairs is occupied by a lovely family. We didn’t really notice their presence much. The house is in a quiet area of single-family homes.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
OHare International
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Maya del Sol
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Columbus Park Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
CTA Green Line
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Eisenhower Rt 290
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Maya del Sol
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Four Lakes Ski Area
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Oak Street Beach
Car: recommended

Our first floor apartment in a beautiful 1914 Stucco Home is an comfortable home in the heart of

Oak Park, a town famous as a unique village anchored in the late 1900’s by Frank Lloyd Wright’s home and studio. Oak Park is the closest western suburb of Chicago and only 8 miles to Lake Michigan and Millennium Park. The apartment is a short walk to the Green Line making it an ideal Chicago touring location or Marathon training & racing location.

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Rates & Availability

Oak Park Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
spring/summer/fall
May 20 2016 - Oct 22 2016
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$175
$1,050
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $75

Special Weekends: Special Rates apply to the key events during the Chicago years: The Chicago Marathon, Labor Day Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Easter Week, Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year’s.
These events rent at $ 220/day Minimum $ 1000 stay.
Cleaning $75: Deposit $500.

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Amenities

Chicago Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Full Size bed
  • Full linens
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • tennis
Notes:
The home has all the comforts available.

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