|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
Exceptional 3700sf Brownstone (sleeps 8-14) located in a Chicago's charming Lincoln Park historical neighborhood.
We’ve previously rented vacation homes in Wisconsin and Nantucket for use by our family and friends and we were disappointed with the availability of large rental homes close to downtown Chicago - although there are plenty of Condos. So, we recently acquired this historic home, which features various sleeping configurations for large multi-generational families on multiple floors, recently updated kitchen and baths, a lower level suite perfect for seniors or an au pair/nanny, 1-car indoor attached garage for parking, nearby parks, shopping and restaurants galore. Similar to our Boston Brownstone available at VRBO Listing #383697, this is a perfect residence for a large multi-generational family's vacation in Chicago, a wedding party's out-of-state relatives, a ladies shopping trip to Magnificent Mile, an executive's temporary assignment to Chicago, an executive attending a Master's Program at Loyola, Trade Show attendees/exhibitors, Chicago marathon runners, a Chef attending Le Cordon Bleu College or an actor during a role in a Chicago Broadway play or musical or in a Chicago filming.
Located at 2000 North Orleans, the residence is located only a short 1-block stroll east to Chicago's historic Lincoln Park (home of the Lincoln Park Zoo and from mid-May a Farmer's Market every Wednesday and Saturday during through Fall) and is about a mile from the famed-North End of Chicago's Magnificent Mile of Michigan Avenue shopping and restaurants.
Nearyby Restaurants include Home of Wrigley Field's StanBurger, Stanley's Bar & Grill, an Original House of Pancakes for a big breakfast, famous for its BBQ Baby Back Ribs is Twin Anchors, but nearby Four Farthings has awesome ribs as well as wonderfully large portions of Italian fare, Trattoria Ricardo's has great Italian as well, on Halsted is Rustic House (a well-kept secret) and Summer House both serving great American fare. Next door to our home is a great Thai restaurant, Geja's upscale Fondue style restaurant and a Subway for a quick casual sandwich. A block away is Mello's for great Italian Beef, Italian Sausage and Combo Sandwiches - guaranteed to fill you up!
In addition, our vacation home is about 1.5 miles to Chicago's infamous intersection of State Street & Rush Avenue, home of the following great gastronmic experiences: Gibson's Steakhouse, Morton's Steakhouse, Tavern on Rush, Hugo's Frog Bar and Fish House, Carmine's Italian, RA Sushi, and Dublin's Irish Pub.
Check out the map and some of our recommendations by copying and pasting the following link to your web browser: http://bit.ly/1CTwq2N.
Street Level (Level 1) – (sleeps 6) Entry from 1-car garage off of Orleans Street. Or, enter from the front courtyard lower level entrance directly through the entrance is a Bedroom (King Bed & Sofa Sleeper) perfect for Seniors, Au Pair or Nanny, which has its own Full Bathroom. The Lower Level also includes another ensuite Full Bathroom and Bedroom (two TWIN beds which can be configured as a KING bed upon request). Each lower level bedroom has interior stairs to the next level up and between the two bedrooms is a hallway table with coffee maker and microwave.
Parlor Level (Level 2) - (sleeps 0-2) – Climb the front courtyard stairs to the Main Living Area including Living Room (with Queen Sofa Sleeper), Dining Room (Seats 10), Full Bathroom, and Kitchen and a Deck overlooking the tree terraced Orleans Street (with BBQ).
Third Floor (Level 3) - (sleeps 4-6) – Master Bedroom (King) with ensuite walk-in shower for two, and a Guest Bedroom (King) with ensuite Full Bathroom. Plus, there is a bonus library room with two Day Beds for extra sleeping requirements or simply an area to sit and converse.
Top Floor (Level 4) - small room with desk & printer with an access door to Roof Top Deck - enjoy the sun and views South to the panoramic City of Chicago skyline. If you stand on your tippy toes, you might see Lake Michigan to the East... Plus, it has patio furniture, BBQ & Fridge.
NOTE: The City of Chicago licenses short-term vacation rental properties and collects a 20.4% 'Hospitality Tax.' The licensing process includes a physical inspection of the property. Following our renovations, we have secured our City of Chicago license #2340328. Please become knowledgeable regarding the risks involved of renting an unlicensed vacation home.
WARNING: This property is available exclusively through VRBO and HomeAway and their affiliates. Beware of fraudulent listings on Craig's List using some of our home's photos and descriptions, but maybe using a slightly different address or possibly the same address. We do not advertise on Craig's list or any other sites.
NOTE: We donate 1% of our total revenues in memory of Moreland Grace Stenstrom to the charitable works of The Peapod Project in Chicago (www.thepeapodproject.org), which benefits Chicago's Lurie's Children's Hospital. We thank you.
We love to travel as empty-nesters and spend time with our extended families and friends. Although we primarily live in Scottsdale, Arizona, we love spending time in Chicago and Boston, so we acquired brownstones in both cities to enjoy ourselves and to share with others.
Tim Hyland purchased this house in 2014
With my parents, sisters, spouses, nieces and nephews and the three of us (my wife and I and our son John), there are 14 of us total. We were unable to find a large short-term rental home in a convenient Chicago area that could sleep all of us comfortably, so we acquired this perfect property furnished it to do just that - just awaiting our City of Chicago vacation rental license.
Location, location, location. Just a block from Chicago's historic Lincoln Park and a mile from the North End of the Magnificent Mile shopping district on Michigan Avenue, the location is perfect! You will not be disappointed!
Three generations of our family enjoyed this "home away from home" while visiting Chicago for a family wedding. Lovely home and great location. The owner was very responsive to our needs and concerns. Overall, a great experience.
We are always looking for a place that can accommodate 8-12 of us for our annual girl's weekend. This home was great. Plenty of privacy when needed but also large rooms for when we were all together in one place. We loved that we could all sit at the dining room table at one time. Close to a large variety of restaurants, stores and shops. Close to mass transportation for a trip downtown. I highly recommend this home. Beautiful and well appointed. It had everything we needed.
We are a group of women who have known each other since our grade school days and get together annually in a different location. Our choice for this year was absolutely "PERFECT". It is a beautiful brownstone located in Lincoln Park and beautifully decorated and very well equipped with the best! The location was ideal for all that we did. I have rented several homes from VRBO and I would have to say this is "my favorite" and Tim, the owner was very easy to work with and prompt with responses. I would love to recommend this place, but the sad part is it is now on the market. Tim and his wife own another brownstone in Boston and if we at some time decide to do Boston, I am sure all our gang would agree, this is the place. Thanks to you both for our wonderful stay!
This is a beautiful, well decorated, home. We had 9 ladies altogether for a 3 day reunion and it was the perfect place. The house was spacious, comfortable and elegant. The location is absolutely wonderful. All 9 women said their beds and rooms were comfortable and we had plenty of bathrooms for all of us. The outdoor spaces and rooftop deck was lovely. This property is a gem. If I return to Chicago I hope to stay here again. Tim quickly responded to any questions or requests. This is one of the best places I have stayed in from VRBO.
We booked this house for our 60th wedding anniversary. There were 11 in our family that had assembled here from several different parts of the country. Our family group has been renting houses around the country for about 15 years and this was the best so far. We were all pleased.
Although the house is quite old it is in excellent condition and is in an exceptionally good location. It is walking distance to numerous restaurants, grocery stores, a drugstore, the Lincoln Park Zoo and the beach. The furnishings and kitchen appliances were excellent.
Two drawbacks are the steep stairs and lack of parking for a second car. Unfortunately the nearest parking garage is now closed, although there are other parking garages within walking distance. We would stay here again, however.
Phenomenal property in Lincoln Park! Ten high school friends met to celebrate our 70th birthdays. Wonderful space to gather! Loved the patio in the front and the awesome roof top area especially at night! Limited parking. Near-by restaurants great, especially Ricardo's!
Location, location, location. We acquired 2000 North Orleans Street in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago in late March 2014 and completed its renovations in September. This location is perfect - just one block from Lincoln Park!!! Copy and paste the following link to get a map and our guide of attractions and restaurants in the area - http://bit.ly/1CTwq2N.
|Housekeeping Fee 7-10||$200 + Tax|
|Housekeeping Fee up to 6||$150 + Tax|
|Property Damage Protection||$79|
|Housekeeping Fee 11-14||$250 + Tax|
Rates Subject to Change Until Confirmed. "Off-season" Holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Easter will be charged the "In-Season" Rates with a 4-night minimum. Chicago Marathon is a Premium Period with rates upon request. Only one of the Housekeeping Fees is Applicable based on your group size and may be higher for if we waive the minimum stay requirement.