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Monthly Corporate SPECIALS! Shop/Dine/Nightlife/Swim

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Apartments, 2 Bedroom+ (Sleeps 6 guests)

Villa Verdone gives you a neighborhood experience like no other in downtown Chicago! This historic 1890's Georgian at 55 E. Cedar in the heart of the Gold Coast has elegantly furnished apartments that feel like home for two to twenty-two guests.

Only 1/2 block from both Michigan Avenue by Oak Beach for swimming, Magnificent Mile shopping, and the fabulous restaurants and nightlife of Rush Street. This truly is the BEST location on Home Away and VRBO! Rent entire estate or one floor for smaller groups and corporate events! (see VRBO 456620)

As you enter the beautiful marble hall, this romantic haven has a grand European feel. Hinting at Chicago's past, with high ceilings, fireplace, hardwood floors all all the comforts of home. Each has two separate bedrooms with queen size beds, additional sleeper/sofa in the living room, formal dining room, fully equipped granite kitchen with gas stove, microwave, coffee maker, blender and all the pots and pans necessary to create a gourmet meal.

Your estate apartments feature Chicago hand-crafted mattresses with 1600 threadcount brushed Egyptian cotton sheets, fireplace, NEW 55' Smart LCD TV's with DVD players and free wifi.

Guests will appreciate fragrant Lemongrass shampoo's, hair dryer, iron, free washer/dryer and mini-gym with NordicTrack treadmill and weights on the ground floor. Parking available for one car on first come basis.

Rates depend on number of guests, length of stay, and time of year. Perfect for family gatherings and large corporate events for up to 22 guests in several apartments. For neighborhood, go to Maps and 'WALK' to everything to see awesome location.

More Details
Registration Number : delist-temp

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish, czech
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 5, 2017

About Michael

I live in San Francisco and Cedar Street is our family estate. This 1880's Georgian was lovingly restored four years ago to serve numerous family relatives while visiting Chicago. We offer our three chic suites when not in town. Walk to Oak Beach, Rush Street nightlife and Magnificent Mile shopping.

Michael purchased this condo in 2006

Guestbook comments from the owner

I stayed in the Villa Verdone apartment with some friends in early October for a week and it was everything it promised to be and more! The location is unbeatable with the restaurants and bars of Rush street around the corner and the north end of downtown with the Hancock tower etc a few minutes walk away. The apartment itself is stylish and very comfortable as well as surprisingly quiet despite being so central. I would highly recommend this apartment to anyone, particularly those visiting Chicago for the first time and keen to be centrally located. Michael was always very helpful and responded to any queries promptly.
Oct 2012
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Nearest Train
300 Metres
Redline Clark/Division
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Oak Beach
Car: not necessary


Rush & Division Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Five full baths in entire estate
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Two bedrooms plus sofa sleeper with inflatable air mattresses for maximum comfort.
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Monthly Corporate SPECIALS! Shop/Dine/Nightlife/Swim
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 32 reviews

Needs upgrades

  • 3 of 5

Considering the price of the rental, one would expect excellent mattresses, which these were not. Location and a good night sleep are what one would expect. Location is excellent, mattresses need significant upgrade and should be done immediately otherwise I would look elsewhere. I rent my house out and know what is expected of a luxury rental. This didn't compare!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Truly surprised to hear about guest comfort level with the mattresses, considering several guests over the years actually inquired as to where they may purchase one. All are less than 2 years old, over $2,000 each, and made here in Chicago by the same family business for over 100 years. Apartments have new central A/C, new dual pane windows, granite kitchens, and original artworks. Best neighborhood in Chicago, only 1/2 block from the Magnificent Mile, dozens of restaurants on Rush St., and the beach.
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Comfortable apartments in an unbelievable Gold Coast location

  • 5 of 5

Location and comfort are the key words... just 1/2 block from intersection of Rush and State Streets with shopping and restaurants all around. Property is 4-story residence divided into 4 apartments with common stairway and key code entry door on each floor. The three 2-bedroom units have large living rooms and dining rooms and well equipped kitchens. Beds are comfortable and living room hide-a-bed couches have inflatable mattress with electric pump (much better than a folding mattress)

  • Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

Great location to walk around and sight see. I would book again at this property.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and spacious property in a great location!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Holidays in Chicago

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Chicago. Very comfortable accommodations and beautiful.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I have no worries in recommending this rental. The location alone deserves 5 stars. Once our overstuffed luggage was in our third floor rental we were able to negotiate our third floor apartment easily. Now honestly for a non stair climber its a steep climb from the second to third floor but once you are there it is worth it. Restaurants, shopping, wandering about are right there outside your door. Our family of 5 were more than comfortable and the "nest" thermostat was easy to use and keep us warm and cozy. Kitchen was fully stocked and neat and tidy. Bathrooms were also stocked and I grabbed a couple more towels from laundry room on main floor so we were covered during morning getting ready to get out the door. Sofa was cozy and we had plenty of seating for 5 adults. We look forward to another visit soon.....maybe tomorrow?

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $195

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.