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Enjoy the Sights of Chicago and Lincoln Square--Then Come Back to Relax Here...

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Quiet, Comfy But Roomy Apartment For A Couple (Or Two) Or Small Family

[Please note: This apartment sits above our HomeAway listing #3645846 (which has been in operation since November 2013) and across the hall from our listing #3751630 (in operation since April 2014). Please check our reviews to help you decide. We want to make sure you enjoy your time in our home and in our city!]

Ideally located in North Center/Lincoln Square, our apartment is convenient to all the vibrant neighborhoods, events, and sights that Chicago has to offer. But it also provides you with the quiet and comfort you may want, to be able to relax at the end of the day...so you can plan and energize for the next!

Our place is a short stroll away from the world-renowned Old Town School of Folk Music where you can catch jazz, flamenco, samba, salsa, Cajun, reggae, African and other world music on any given night. Award-winning Half-Acre Brewery is just steps away in the other direction! Then there are countless high-end/ethnic/casual dining spots, grocery shopping, wine bars and pubs, a magnificent library, bookstore, European-style bakeries, candy shop, gelato parlor, an enormous park (great for outdoor activities and various year-round events), and many quaint specialty shops not found in other parts of the city.

Depending on your mood for the day, you might start the morning with a brisk walk through Welles Park, followed by smoked lox and favorite dark roast across the street at Julius Meinl, make a stop or two at shops in Lincoln Square, have pad thai noodles for lunch at Opart Thai, then take the 'L' train ride to the Loop (downtown Chicago) for an afternoon at Millennium Park and the Art Institute, then head back to the neighborhood for dinner at Bistro Campagne, capping off the night at Huettenbar for beers. The next day may be a good time to bike around Lincoln Square, have a croissant and coffee at Selmarie, stop in across the street at Merz Apothecary, visit Old Town School of Folk Music to check out the night's performances, then on to early dinner at Mythos Greek Restaurant. Or just go economical and buy groceries/supplies at Jewel Food Store (a minute walk from the property) and have a cookout in the backyard!

More Details

Owner
Narciso 'Narci' Tavas
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, Tagalog (Filipino) and some Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

About Narciso 'Narci' Tavas

My name is Narciso 'Narci' Tavas. I am a retired electrical engineer who came to the United States from the Philippines through employment with a global CPG firm with whom I had a long career. I greatly enjoyed the travels that came with my employment. I had memorable stays in Europe, particularly a one-year assignment in the Canary Islands, Spain. I have six children who grew up in Chicago, all of whom live within a short drive of Lincoln Square. I am a widower but happily re-married and live about a two-minute drive from this property. My wife and I enjoy times with the family, grandkids, travel, church functions, dining out and ballroom dancing.

Narciso 'Narci' Tavas purchased this apartment in 1997

Why Narciso 'Narci' Tavas chose Chicago

The family and I love this property because of the neighborhood it's in and the rich experiences we enjoy from living in the area. It has great access to public transportation and is steps away from anything a traveler would want.

What makes this apartment unique

The neighborhood plays a huge part, but the place is special for its openness and multi-faceted history. It had once been a restaurant, business office, an art gallery, wine-tasting site and most importantly, a place for family get-togethers.

Amenities

North Center Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Enjoy the Sights of Chicago and Lincoln Square--Then Come Back to Relax Here...
average rating of 4.85 based on 40 reviews
Amarillo, TX
5

Wonderful apartment, wonderful neighborhood, wonderful owner!!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is just as pictured, if not better! Literally steps away from fantastic pubs, cafes and restaurants of all cultures. Beautiful, charming neighborhood where everyone is out walking, biking, jogging and enjoying the atmosphere. The owner, Roe, is a joy. Very knowledgeable on the area and the city as a whole. He recommended several places throughout the city and all were fantastic!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kearney, MO
5

Chicago vaca

  • 5 of 5

The property was adorable and in an awesome area!! There were still people walking and on bikes at 11 pm every night. Everything needed was in walking distance, including the "L".

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Just as advertised

  • 5 of 5

This is a cozy, comfortable apartment with charming décor, wonderful place to stay away from home. Roe was super friendly and informative. We were in town for our son's graduation at Northwestern so we didn't get to spend too much time checking out the surrounding area. However we did enjoy our walk to breakfast at Savanna Restaurant and I took a walk Sat morning and enjoyed seeing children and families on the nearby baseball fields and so many others taking walks and enjoying the morning. Plenty of bars and restaurants to enjoy while you are here. Also we loved the back yard here, very peaceful neighborhood. Thanks for letting us enjoy your place for a few days Tavas family.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great location.

  • 4 of 5

Great location. Grocery store less than a block away. Numerous bars and restaurants. Cute apartment and Roe was very easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great neighborhood location. Plenty of restaurants, bars, and close to the metro train station.

  • 5 of 5

Owner was very friendly and knowledgeable about Chicago sights and restaurants. Apartment was clean and comfortable. Would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Super-cute Chicago apartment!

  • 5 of 5

Great location- charming neighborhood, close to train lines to downtown. Property itself was a well-maintained cozy apartment with everything you would need for a comfy get-away. Owner was very cordial & gave us great tips on restaurants & the sights! Great value!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
O'Hare International Airport
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Tiny Lounge
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
'L' Train - Brown Line
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Bad Apple
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Lake Michigan
Car: not necessary

This property is located in Lincoln Square, a neighborhood in Chicago's northside that takes pride in its richly interwoven cultures and one-of-a-kind businesses that are endearing even for a diverse city like Chicago. Specialty shops like Merz Apothecary, Ash's Magic Shop, Timeless Toys and Gene's Sausage Shop and Fine Wine Brokers are but a few memorable stops in the area. Lincoln Square is a quaint enclave within a city rich in industry, finance, arts, architecture, blues/jazz, theater and ethnic neighborhoods. Amidst the urban bustle lies Lincoln Square's quiet, tree-lined streets where both residents and visitors enjoy year-round events, shopping, food and music festivals, gourmet and casual dining, neighborhood pubs, park activities, sightseeing, farmers markets, local craft beers and festivities like Oktoberfest that draw crowds from other states and countries. Some call the area 'Little Europe' for its European-style cafes, delis and specialty stores. Over its long and rich history, Lincoln Square has been settled by waves of immigrants from Germany, Greece, Eastern Europe, Asia and Mexico who have enriched the economy and traditions of the neighborhood. Cuisines from all continents are amply represented here.

Lincoln Square is also home to the world-renowned Old Town School of Folk Music, which, since moving to the neighborhood in the late 90's, has made the area a go-to destination for dining and nightlife. Many well-known folk, world, bluegrass, jazz, blues and country musicians from all over the world perform at the Old Town School of Music. Pete Seeger, Ottman Lieber, Mahalia Jackson, John Prine, Steve Goodman, Earl Klugh and Bonnie Koloc, Rickie Lee Jones, to name a few, have held concerts there.

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Rates & Availability

North Center Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2017
Jun 18 2017 - Aug 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$140
$880
$3,300
 
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 2 2017 - Aug 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$130
$880
$3,300
 
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 7 2017 - Aug 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$140
$880
$3,300
 
 
Summer 2017
Aug 8 2017 - Sep 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$140
$880
$3,300
 
 
Standard pricing
3 night minimum stay
$120
$750
$2,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

After-stay cleaning fee $50
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 16.4%

Minimum average age of 23 for groups staying at the apartment, unless traveling as a family (parents renting for children will not suffice).
We verify age/identity of visitors in the rental party by way of photo ID (such as driver's license or passport). Attempts to conceal age/identity will result in cancellation with fees.
Visitors who are minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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