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Michael

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish, czech
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Eurasian Chic Gold Coast... Dine/Shop/Swim... Corp rental

7 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Overview

Chicago Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-4)

Now available for monthly stays!

Villa Verdone gives you a neighborhood experience like no other in downtown Chicago! This historic 1890's Georgian at 55 E. Cedar is downtown, in the heart of the Gold Coast north end of the Magnificent Mile, elegantly furnished as your private Eurasian style garden unit retreat.

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 several floors for larger groups and corporate events by the month for up to 22 guests!

As you enter the beautiful marble hall, our ground floor garden unit features a large separate bedroom with wall mounted fireplace, hand crafted queen size bed and 1600 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, additional sleeper/sofa in the living room, dining area, and new fully equipped granite kitchen. All linens, lemongrass soaps, hair dryers, and towels are provided.

Recessed lighting, original artworks, imported Asian furnishings, and 110/yo Tibetian vanity. Coffee maker, toaster, blender, etc.

Guests will appreciate the large 47' LCD TV with cable and DVD player, the washer/dryer and gym with NordicTrack treadmill and weights in the basement, free high speed internet and Air Conditioning. Parking for one car available on first come basis.

Monthly rates depend on number of guests, length of stay, and time of year. For neighborhood, go to Maps and 'WALK' to everything to see awesome location.

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Michael (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish, czech

About Michael

We 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 apartment in 2006

Guestbook comments from the owner

Four couples shared two apartments had a fabulous time in Chicago! This location is EXCELLENT within easy walking distance to many popular bars and restaurants. The property is lovely and worked well for our group. Also close to great walking along the lake. We will definitely be back!
Jun 2012
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Reviews

4.9
based on 7 traveler reviews

Eurasian Chic Gold Coast... Dine/Shop/Swim... Corp rental
average rating of 4.857143 based on 18 reviews
5

A home away from home

  • 5 of 5

The appartment on the second floor of Villa Verdone was everything we could have wished for: Two comfortable and light bedrooms and a very stylish kitchen/dinig room as well as a cosy living room where we relaxed after our sightseeing/shopping tours througout beautiful Chicago. Michael was very kind to let us swap appartments, because our 17 year old daughter coudn´t sleep on the folding sofa of the smaller apartment. For younger children it might have been sufficient. So everybody was happy and we had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Piedmont, California
4

Enjoyable stay

  • 4 of 5

The owners have taken meticulous care in remodeling and furnishing the four units. It is a lovely place to stay in a terrific neighborhood. Having said that, like most apartment living, you are able to hear sounds from the common areas (e.g. entry way and stairways) as well as from the neighbor upstairs. My wife and I are old enough to be the parents of some of the other guests who were in their 20's and who decided that their revelries from Rush Street should continue as they entered the building at 2:15 am. Oh well, big city living brought indoors which is, I guess, a risk wherever and whenever you stay at any multiple unit building. I know of no particular cure for this issue aside from all guests to be made aware of the affect their behavior can have on others. Also, I echo the comments of Amy W. that the amenities of soap, toilet paper and napkins should be given higher priority by the owners. Again, overall, an enjoyable stay and I would consider going again in the future.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA
5

Upscale location near everything Chicago!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I selected Villa Verdone due to it's location, but had no idea how wonderful it truly would be. Although situated on a charming tree lined Gold Coast street of million doller estates, we were only a half block from fantastic restaurants, nightclubs and shopping on Rush Street, and the beginning of Magnificent Mile shopping on Michigan Ave is only one block south.

The apartment was decorated in Asian furnishings, original art and a gas fireplace in the bedroom. Kitchen and bath were very new and in granite. We liked the Lemongrass soaps and plush sheets as well. Large TV, wifi, blow dryer and iron were all appreciated and Michael answered all of our questions to help with train info, restaurants, etc. We will visit here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quick weekend in Chicago with two kids

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location! The lake was a block away and Michigan Ave. was a mere 1/2 block. Easy access to so many great stores and restaurants. Comfortable bed and very adequate kitchen. We didn't spend too much time in the apartment - but we liked that it was nice and dark, so the kids slept in. The only thing lacking were small things - we ran out of toilet paper and couldn't find any and there wasn't hand soap (there was some in the shower, so we used that.) Other than that - great place!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exceelnt

  • 5 of 5

Excellent bath shower, well equipped, location can't be beat

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review of my private Eurasian style garden apartment in downtown Chicago's million $ Gold Coast neighborhood. The new Lemongrass soaps seem to be a major hit with our guests as is the fully equipped kitchen and coffee. We take great pride in this flat with it's imported furnishings, original art, and free wireless. Looking forward to hosting you again in the future. Michael
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Pittsburgh, PA
5

Concert goer

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous location - between the beach and Michigan Avenue!! Michael was great to work with - answered all my questions and saw to all details and the place was immaculate and well-appointed. Would definitely stay here again and recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Rush Street
Nearest Train
200 Metres
Red Line
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Rush Street
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Oak Beach
Car: not necessary

55 E. Cedar in downtown Chicago is both 1/2 block from Rush Street restaurants and nightlife, and 1/2 block from Oak Beach for swimming and the beginning of the Magnificent Mile shopping

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Rates & Availability

Chicago Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
$2,875
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $185
Pet Fee $75
Property Damage Protection $59

January-March 15th (2013) $175/MON-THU (2 night MIN.) $195/FRI-SUN (3 night MIN )
March 16th-April (2013) $225/MON-THU (2 night MIN) $265/FRI-SUN (3 night MIN )
May-December (2013) $250/MON-THU (2 night MIN) $285/FRI-SUN (3 night MIN )
50% Due Upon Reservation, Full Payment Due 30 Days Before Arrival.

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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Amenities

Chicago Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq. ft.
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , New, with soaps, towels, hair dryer
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Wall mounted gas fireplace
  • Additional sofa sleeper in living room.
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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