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Donna

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Large Single Family Home in Chicago, walk to lake and Wrigley Field!

23 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

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4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths. Sleeps up to 10.

Wonderful Victorian three flat that was converted to a single family home. 4 levels of living space. Large back yard with deck. The first floor living room has a gas fireplace with new hardwood floors. Enjoy the two sided fireplace in the dining/kitchen area also. The second and third floors have 2 bedrooms and one bath on each level. Each rear bedroom has a large balcony. Laundry is on the lower level. The lower level also features a comfy L shaped sofa to enjoy TV. Window seat also.

This house has lots of rental options: rent one to four bedrooms or the whole house. It is not a condo!! It is a house. If renting rooms, owner will remain on the premise (owner is an avid traveler and will be able to direct you to see the hotspots in Chicago, owner is a trained docent for the Chicago Architecture Foundation and loves to help travelers enjoy Chicago!) Best option is to rent the entire third floor which gives you privacy with 2 bedrooms and an adjoining bath to share. Wonderful balcony off of rear bedroom. Private entrance off the rear balcony. Use of kitchen and living areas too.

Perfect neighborhood location in Chicago's East Lakeview area. Only 3 blocks to Lake Michigan and Lincoln Park. Fabulous restaurants abound, no need to drive or take a taxi to eat the best food in Chicago. Nearby restaurants include Yoshis, Mia Francesca's, Socca, Leona's, HB Bistro, Ann Sathers, Jimmy Johns, Starbucks, Caribou Coffee, Jamba Juice, Potbelly's, and many more! Every type of cuisine is within walking distance. Also, walk to Wrigley Field to see the Cubs play or take in a concert. Public transportation is super efficient in this area- buses within a few steps and the L train is only 2 blocks away. Walk to see Blue Man Group too as only 2 blocks away. Nightlife is plentiful. Lots of bars and pub as you get closer to Wrigley Field. Or enjoy a quiet dinner on the rear deck.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Donna (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Donna

I love to travel and use Homeaway properties for my vacations. I have hosted many foreign exchange students from around the world and love welcoming new people into my home.

Donna purchased this house in 1996

Why Donna chose Chicago

Large single family home with 4 levels of living space AND a private back yard with deck. This is not a condo! Very private. This house used to be a three flat (had three 2 bedrooms apartments) and was converted to a single family home in the early 1990's.

What makes this house unique

It is a single family house that is located only a few blocks from the Lake Michigan and the park. Wrigley Field is just north of the house. When you step outside, the area is filled with shops, great restaurants and super close to public transportation. My rear yard is a perfect oasis in the city. Also easy access to De Paul and Northwestern University. Perfect for graduations.

Reviews

4.9
based on 23 traveler reviews

Large Single Family Home in Chicago, walk to lake and Wrigley Field!
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews
5

Great Place. Great location. Great host.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in this home for 5 days. Could not have loved it more. Incredibly easy access to the L. Walking distance to Wrigley (we caught two games.) Walking distance to the lake. This is such a fun area. You are minutes away for an incredibly vibrant park of town (bars and restaurants around Wrigley) yet the street is quiet and peaceful. The home is welcoming and cozy. We loved everything about it. Hoping to stay here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, excellent location

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful time staying at Donna's house with friends. The house has lots of room, light, beds, and is conveniently located. Because of recent renovations, the owner is concerned that all guests take extra care not to damage the floors or paint job, remove shoes when entering the house, etc. In addition, she requires that the alarm be set whenever you're not home. So if having rules to follow stresses you out, another home might be better for you. However, we had no trouble at all and enjoyed our stay very much. Would come back again. Donna is very friendly and has plenty of advice about things to do in the area. She was also very response in replying to messages.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place for a large group

  • 5 of 5

My nine college friends and I stayed at Donna's house for a weekend reunion. We found the house with a variety of bedding options to be a perfect fit for us. It is in a great location which is easily accessible to numerous restaurants and the L station. The women who used the temporary parking permits which Donna provided found street parking to be easy and safe.

Even though the security deposit was $1000, we felt after hearing Donna's reasons for requiring that amount that we would have no problem getting a complete refund which we did and which she promptly returned.

Donna graciously let a few gals who arrived early, check-in ahead of the normal time. She met them at the house, showed them around and gave them a plethora of information around the area.

We all thought the pictures of the house didn't do it justice. So if you like what you see in the photographs, you will love the house. The rooms were roomier and cheerier than shown in the photos. The house is very tastefully decorated and thoughtfully appointed. We wished the weather was better so we could have taken advantage of the charming and spacious backyard.

Between four of us, we have six adult children living in the Lincoln Park/Lakeview/Wrigleyville area so we hosted a small casual cocktail party for them in the house. The house easily accommodated the additional people. All of these twenty-somethings raved about the place as well.

The only hiccup I found was in my correspondence with Donna after making the reservation and leading up to our stay. As one can imagine with a large group, questions would arise about the property. The few times I emailed Donna with these queries, I did not get a timely reply. After letting a few days pass, I would call her and then she would return my email or call. Each time, she was polite about the delay stating that her days were busy.

Even with that very, very slight misstep, the ten of us want to stay at Donna's house for our next reunion. We highly recommend this rental to anyone visiting Chicago.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

A group of friends and I stayed in Donna's beautiful house in the best location in Chicago for the second time. The stay was perfect and Donna made us feel incredibly welcome. Could not have asked for better!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Lovely home in great location

  • 5 of 5

Donna was an attentive and gracious host and her home was lovely, clean and well maintained. The multiple level deck was a particular highlight. Easy walking distance to dozens of bars, restaurants, the ballpark, music venues... you name it. Easy access to mass transit and a very reasonable cab or Uber ride downtown. The place also has a ton of options for sleeping arrangements and I would highly recommend this property for a larger group.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for choosing my property. I am so happy your group had a great time. Please tell your friends and come back soon! Donna
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Great Stay in Chicago

  • 5 of 5

We had big group of guys in town for the Cubs Royals series. Unfortunately the game was canceled on Saturday, but we still had a great time. The place was perfect for our group. Plenty of space and bedrooms. The back deck was great for hanging out before going out to eat or a game. The neighborhood is nice and really close to Wrigley Field and all the restaurants and bars near it. Donna went above and beyond to help out our group. She answered every question we had and worked with us to set up check in and check out times. This house is great for big groups and families! I would recommend it to anyone!

Thanks,

Alex

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
OHare
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Sidney Marovitz
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
L station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Kennedy Expressway
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Lake Michigan
Car: not necessary

Better than a hotel! Stay in a single family home conveniently located near Lake Michigan, Wrigley Field, restaurants, nightlife and public transportation in Chicago's hip Lakeview neighborhood. Walk to the beach and lakefront. Steps to bus line and train station. Every type of cuisine is within walking distance. Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Indian, Mexican, Moroccan, pubs and bars, sandwich shops, Starbucks, Caribou coffee, and much more!

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Rates & Availability

Chicago House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Apr 13 2016 - Jul 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,200
$7,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Lalapalooza
Jul 27 2016 - Aug 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
 
Halsted Street Market Days
Aug 10 2016 - Aug 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
 
Summer
Aug 17 2016 - Sep 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
Fall
Sep 29 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

$150 to $1200 per night
This is a single family home that has 4 levels of living space and a wonderful back yard. It is not a condo! There are decks off the rear of each level. This is a very crisp and clean home, great thread count sheets and towels. You can rent the entire house or just a room or the top floor which has 2 bedrooms and a bath with a rear deck. So close to everything!

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Amenities

Chicago House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , 3rd floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , 1st floor
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 3rd floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 3rd floor
  • Lower level also has a twin bed and a sectional sofa for those larger groups.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming

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