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

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

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 and cot (sleeps 2)

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. www.606.org

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

NEIGHBORHOOD

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
Registration Number : APPLICATION PENDING

Owner
Alyssa Lee
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, Cantonese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 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 2014

Why Alyssa Lee chose Bucktown

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.

Amenities

Bucktown Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Backyard - Guests are not allowed to use the backyard for any purpose except in evacuation emergencies and removal of garbage.
  • Furniture - no rearranging of furniture.
  • Keys - Guest agrees to return the set of keys after departure. Guest will be charged $50 for unreturned keys.
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • 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 ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • shower only, no tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Living room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , One can sleep on the couch and another on a cot
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Modern 2bd near train to O'Hare & Loop; quiet street near shopping & night life
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 27 reviews
5

great apartment in fun neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Spacious and beautifully appointed with everything you need for your stay in Chicago. Parking was plentiful and stores and restaurants are in easy walking distance. The neighborhood felt very safe and had the added bonus of the nearby trail to walk/ride on. The CTA is very close although we walked into Chicago to the Hull House Museum without any problem. Other reviewers have talked about the noise of the trains but we certainly did not notice it in the bedrooms. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great apartment with wonderful access to all of Chicago!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was very clean and cozy! It had everything we needed! Since were were only there for the weekend we didn't cook or eat in but it was well set up to do so. There is a great coffee shop nearby so our coffee drinkers opted for that but there was a coffee maker. The owners were very responsive in the planning, provided great communication before and during our stay, and even greeted us upon our arrival. Overall a great experience! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rocklin, CA
5

A Perfect Stay in Chicago

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 8 days in Sean's and Alyssa's apartment. The stay was delightful. First, the location is ideal, a 5 minute walk to the blue line that goes into downtown and to O'Hare. We felt quite safe riding the el trains, for the cars and the stations are clean and the security is visible. Plus, the neighborhood is tidy and very quiet. Secondly, the apartment was perfect- hardwood flooring, separate dining area, a full kitchen (please note that there is no dishwasher but that is listed in the description of the apartment), plenty of pots and pans, dishes, flatware, the sharpest knives ever, and a LG washer and dryer. I especially enjoyed the kitchen area because we ate in almost every night. There is a grocery store within a 10 minute walk of the apartment that has a fresh meat and deli counter and excellent vegetables. Even though just the 2 of us stayed, the apartment can accommodate a family with 2-3 children. Lastly, the hosts were delightful. Communicating with them weeks before we arrived and even during our stay was ideal. Sean and their son Gabe met us at the apartment, and Gabe showed me where everything was. If we had a question during our stay, my husband would text Sean, and he answered swiftly. One could not have asked for better hosts. It is worth noting that in the immediate area, there are many casual dining choices; however, if one is looking for a "date night" restaurant, going downtown is the best option. With that said, we would stay here again and would also recommend this apartment to our friends who are going to visit Chicago.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Great management. Excellent facility. Convenient location.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Houston TX
5

Great location with lots of amenities

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week long stay here. The entry into the house is very inviting with pots full of flowers and blooming landscaping. We felt very safe here, even when it was only my daughter and myself. Parking was located on the street in front of the house and it was easy to find a spot. Alyssa provides parking permit stickers.

It's located about a block from the Blue line Western stop which has great access to both O'Hare and downtown. Being so close to the train also takes a little getting used to, but we felt having close access to the stop outweighed the noise.

Everything was very clean! The kitchen was well stocked (thanks for the milk). Loved the washer and dryer! The bathroom was very nice. And we loved the large shower.

This is the second level unit of an older row house. Everything is updated and clean but you have the character of an older house, which has its pros and cons: Beautiful wood flooring,( that creaks), small bedrooms that are very efficient. These things didn't really bother us as we have lived in an older house like this. We did feel a bit self conscious about walking around and not wanting to bother the family below. We did hear the upstairs resident, but again, it wasn't bad and we felt it was part of the character of the house.

A few suggestions: more family friendly movies, more cereal size bowls, adjust the a/c fan noise level (if possible).

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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
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Map

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
I94
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
irazu
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. www.606.org

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $65
Tax Rate 21.5%

No Pets -Service animals, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), assisting disabled persons shall not be considered pets.

No Smoking

No running or ball playing, there are neighbors upstairs and downstairs

No rearranging of furniture

Unreturned keys will be fined $50

You will be asked in person to provide a current Picture ID with Hologram and/or Driver’s License to match the name of the credit card used for your booking. We have zero tolerance for fraudulent credit card use. We will file charges and exercise the right to peruse this in court if credit card fraud was committed. Our guests are honest and wonderful, and we will do what is necessary to keep it this way.

Only booked guests are allowed to stay overnight. If additional guests are found spending the night, an additional $50 per guest per night fee will incur.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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