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Location is Fabulous~2bd/2BA in Brownstone on Gold Coast (Units 2 & 3)

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)

City of Chicago Vacation Rental Licenses #2125367 and 2125371

* 2 Bedrooms on separate floors from each other.

* 1,800 square feet on two floors directly above/below each other

* SEPARATE SUITES are combined to provide room and privacy

* 2 GRANITE, Stainless, SUB-ZERO Custom Kitchens

* Sleeps 8 with Two Convertible foam topper Sofabeds.


* FREE WIRELESS Broadband Internet

* Ample Public PARKING just 40 yards down the street.

AMAZING! An overused term, but SO appropriate when describing the location of this brownstone apartment location. Forget Lincoln Park and Wrigleyville...too far north. Enjoy the Chicago neighborhood feel while being literally right around the corner from all you want to go to Chicago for. Walk, walk, walk.

This listing was created to make travelers aware of the option to combine our two, 1-bedroom apartment suites to provide a two bedroom, two bath solution for your travel needs. These one-bedrooms are directly above/below each other and connected via stairwell in a three apartment brownstone. A fantastic solution for accommodating up to 8 people and providing room and privacy between suites. Separately these 1 bedrooms are listed on vrbo as #'s 177026 and 179390. View our guestbooks on those listings.

This is another FIRST CLASS CHICAGO property! Owner operated, not managed.

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 at E. 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 a national historic architectural landmark 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.

Keywords: Brownstone, Apartment, Flat, Walk up,

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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2017

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 their home in 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

Stayed here for 4 short days end of September 2010. This has the location, location, location, a few short blocks to the mag mile. We didn't take a cab anywhere, and always had this little safe haven to return to, and view our purchases, or sleep off some pizza, etc.. Everything the listing describes is correct is, including the photos, the location, etc. I would recommend this vrbo to anyone, have, and and will.
Sep 2010
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Near North Side Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) There are 2 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 ...


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Location is Fabulous~2bd/2BA in Brownstone on Gold Coast (Units 2 & 3)
average rating of 4.3125 based on 25 reviews

nice location; was not clean upon arrival; hair in sink and tub; debris on floor;

  • 4 of 5

If I had been with my wife, she would have had a fit at the sight of hair on vanity surface and in the sink. Likewise, the hair trap in the tub was clogged with so much hair the tub wouldn't initially drain; needs a better cleaning service; otherwise, quiet, comfortable and in close proximity to all amenities. Some of the furniture was problematic; loose legs on chairs because nuts on carrige bolts were loose. Needs some TLC from the owners in this regard.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal location & inviting place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This brownstone property was perfect for our getaway to Chicago. The apartment was beautiful and comfortable. The location, just a few blocks from the Magnificent Mile, could not have been better. One of the advantages of renting this wonderful place is the opportunity it offers for a quick return to "chill" or catch a televised game with all the comforts of home. We enjoyed walking or "ubering" with ease. This was a girls trip and all of us thoroughly enjoyed Chicago. The pizza at Lou Milatis (just down the block) was outstanding. We also ate a delicious seafood dinner at Hugo's Frog Seafood Bar, also, just a block or two away. Don't miss the Shedd aquarium, the Field museum or the "First Lady" architecture river cruise. And if you can get tickets, Hamilton is worth every penny!

This will be my choice to stay when I return to Chicago.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Suitable property in an excellent location

  • 4 of 5

This was our first time staying in the Gold Coast and the convenience plus pleasant neighborhood are the essential features of this property. The Bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and TV room are all fine for a beach/city vacation but it's really not for 4 paying adults per suite (8 total across two units). The air mattresses leaked but our young adult children were only with us for a few days so they survived. It's really 3 adults per unit max (two actually paying) maybe 4 with kids.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Northville, MI

Spring Break 2016

  • 4 of 5

We took our graduating 22 year old son and his cousin to Chi-town.

We had previously stayed in the lower unit & loved the location and local feel of this charming street.

Unfortunately we had no working hot water in one shower, the ancient front door handle came off in our hands, and unlike the lower unit, there was no washer/dryer.

The units are updated but small and dark.

If you like the "old" feel of 19th Century brownstones, this is the place

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, convenient

  • 5 of 5

Loved the space and the accommodation.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

Our group (5 people) had units 2 and 3 for 5 nights. The units are big and very comfortable. The location can't be beat. Oak Street Beach is 1/2 block away and there are lots of great restaurants 1/2 block the other way. We had an excellent dinner at Carmines and at Tavern on Rush. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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El Station
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Grocery Store
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Magnificent Mile


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May 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Rental Insurance ($3,000 Coverage) $49
Cleaning Fee $190 + 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 $500.

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