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Modern 2bd near train to O'Hare & Loop; quiet street near shopping & night life

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Modern 2bd near train to O'Hare & Loop; quiet street near shopping & night life

Our modern apartment is newly renovated and stylishly furnished. Centrally located in Wicker Park/Bucktown, known for its nightlife & eclectic shopping. 1 block away is the Blue Line to O’Hare Airport & the Loop (downtown), Zipcar, Enterprise & Divvy Bike rental. You shouldn't need a car if you're staying with us.

Furnished with new Crate and Barrel couch and marble table (confession - some Ikea stuff too)

Bedroom 1- full bed (sleeps 2)

Bedroom 2 - bunk beds (sleeps 2)

Living room - couch (sleeps 1)

New front loading washer and dryer.

Fully equipped kitchen with automated ice and water.

Fully equipped with all the daily essentials

The best thing about the apartment is the convenient location. Walk Score of 93! The apartment is on a residential street but blocks away are great restaurants and shopping. Wicker Park/Bucktown is known for its restaurant, nightlife & eclectic shopping. Our neighborhood contains many Michelin recommended restaurants.

We're thrilled about the opening of the Bloomingdale Trail in June 2015. The trail is a linear park with a 3-mile biking, walking, running and blading trail. One of the entrances to the trail is at the end of our block! The trail has entrances about every .25 miles and lets you travel to other neighboring areas while avoiding car traffic. Great for the fitness enthusiast.

We will provide a guide to all the neighborhood has to offer and take-out menus for all the great restaurants.


One of Chicago's creative epicenters lies just west of downtown Chicago in Wicker Park and Bucktown. These synonymous neighborhoods are famous for unparalleled boutique shopping, esoteric bookstores, and their countless art galleries — many housed within the Flat Iron Arts Building. If you have an acute knowledge of craft cocktails and an affinity for independent clothing designers, there's no better area to sip and shop in the country.

The area has recently become a prevailing influence on Chicago's Michelin-rated dining scene, boasting some of city's most sought after restaurants, including Xoco and Big Star. Wicker Park and Bucktown are also known for their palate pleasing nightcaps, like renowned brewery and pizzeria, Piece and mixology tour de force Violet Hour.

The neighborhood's most enduring quality is its shopping. Along North, Milwaukee and Damen Avenue, you will find an unbelievable mix of vintage shops amid independently-owned boutiques touting fashions for both men and women. On the same blocks are nationally-recognized designers, fashion industry behemoths, and major retailers.

More Details

Alyssa Lee
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, Cantonese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About Alyssa Lee

My husband and I own this 3 unit flat, we live on the first floor, rent the 3rd floor to a great tenant. The 2nd floor is primarily used for our friends and family when they visit but when it's empty we love to share it with other travelers.

The apartment is completely separate from the other units, but we're near by should you have any issues or just want to know which of the many cafes are the best in the neighborhood.

Come enjoy all that Chicago has to offer with us!

Alyssa Lee purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Alyssa Lee chose Chicago

Location Location Location!!

Very close to all forms of transportation.

New furnishings and amenities. Well kept and clean.

What makes this apartment unique

Best for those flying in - the Blue Line from O'Hare goes straight to our place. The stop is one block away and the station has elevators! You can rent a car through Enterprise a block away on Milwaukee or ZipCar when you need it, so you don't waste money on a car from the airport for the full trip.


Bucktown Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Living room sofa sleeps 1
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Modern 2bd near train to O'Hare & Loop; quiet street near shopping & night life
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 22 reviews

Very nice and clean.

  • 5 of 5

Great location! In town for Cubs games and this was a fantastic bargain.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Clean and comfortable; great location

  • 4 of 5

We had a very nice two night stay in this apartment. It's in a great location, with quick access to the Blue line and good walking to other areas on the 606. The apartment itself was very clean and comfortable, with everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

Location was great and the owners were very responsive and helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hull, Iowa

Great two-bedroom just 1 block from train and 15 minutes from downtown Chicago

  • 4 of 5

Hosts were terrific to work with before and during our stay--responsive, friendly, and true to what they advertise. An en suite master bath and more comfy master bed would make this a 5 star property. But don't miss a chance for a short stay in this charming apartment with thoughtful hosts, spacious layout, and great location. The Wicker Park neighborhood is fun to walk through and a good place to shop and eat, and the price is right to be so close to downtown.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Leah, We're sorry to hear that the bed was not up to your liking, it is a new mattress and was hard to decide between firm or soft. We felt going middle of the road would satisfy more guests. We are unlikely to ever be able to put in an en suite bathroom as you suggested, or else we'd have to raise our prices. :-)
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Pleasant Hill

Good location, very nice and in good condition

  • 3 of 5

The flat is in an excellent location to use public transit which is good in view of Chicago traffic. There was no problem parking on the street in front of the flat and just leaving our car. All the necessary items for a comfortable stay, flat screen TV, cooking utensils, dishes, glasses were there. The A/C worked fine on the hot days and there was plenty of hot water. The only real negatives were the double bed in the master bedroom that was wall to wall and the very steep outside metal stairs leading to the flat.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I hope the couple of steps in the front was not too hard for your and your wife to handle during your stay. Admittingly, the two steps you're referring to are tough for our older guest. Thank you for your feedback and we hope to address it soon.
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Very clean crisp and new. Location great for our yoga retreat. Train noise was no problem.

  • 4 of 5

Very clean and fresh. We'll equipped bathroom with anything you might possibly forget. We prepared one dinner and would recommend a larger salad bowl and cooking pot for say pasta. Train did not bother us sleeping. Great location for our yoga retreat at Zen Garage.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jennifer, Thank you for the feedback. We've implemented your suggestions to added to the kitchen equipment with a number of additional items. Hope you return for the next yoga retreat.
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
O'Hare International
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Green Eye
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
CTA Blue Line
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
North Avenue Beach
Car: not necessary

1 block away is the Blue Line to O’Hare & the Loop, Zipcar, Enterprise & Divvy Bike rental. Centrally located in Wicker Park/Bucktown, known for its night life & eclectic shopping.

June 6 was the grand opening of the Bloomingdale Trail, a multi-use linear park that will be the first of its kind in Chicago. The trail and park runs along an unused, elevated rail line along Bloomingdale Avenue. Stretching 2.7 miles through four vibrant Chicago northwest side neighborhoods.

Swanky nightclubs, upscale restaurants, and nationally- recognizable specialty clothing stores like American Apparel have transformed Wicker Park into arguably Chicago’s trendiest neighborhood. Many musicians and starving artists who once flocked to Wicker Park have since relocated to more affordable parts of town, but remnants of its history as an artist’s haven remain.

The contrast between Wicker Park’s charming original buildings and the establishments that occupy them are noticeable. A Potbelly Sandwich Works (1623 N. Damen) in an old fire house, Zen Noodles & Sushi (1852 W. North) in a vintage brick two-flat. While the fusion is anything but seamless, the availability of any and every cuisine, shop, and service gives the whole neighborhood a never-sleeps, almost Manhattan-like bustle.

Wicker Park may have traded traditional for trendy, but Bucktown remains true to its roots as a working class community with affordable residences that appeal to less affluent artists and young professionals. Thought to have been named Bucktown for its time as a goat-farming community (a “buck” is a young male goat), this growing neighborhood was initially settled by Poles in the early 1830s. Germans, Jews, and Latin Americans would soon follow, lending to the overwhelming appreciation for diversity evident in Bucktown today.


Rates & Availability

Bucktown Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 1
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Nightly Rate
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2
Jul 10 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Riot Fest
Sep 15 2017 - Sep 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $65
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.9%

Legal ID is required upon check-in
No smoking
No pets
Not suitable for noisy guests or kids running due to proximity to neighbors.
Only booked guests are allowed to spend the night.
No parties or large gatherings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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