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Penthouse #5 - WOW, This place is FABULOUS!

224 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Near North Side Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

This Penthouse unit is a magnificent unique rental in Chicago. Towering above the city, with dramatic floor to ceiling window in the living areas and exquisite fireplace, this Penthouse gives you the ultimate in city living. It's all about the views and location. The city unfolds before you with Lake Michigan as a backdrop; nowhere in Chicago can you stay with views like these. Bordered by the elegance and glamour of North Michigan Avenue to the east and the artsy sophistication of the River North District to the west, Penthouse#5 is at the heart of one of Chicago most exciting neighborhoods. Life here is flavored with world class shopping, the best of casual and fine dining, galleries and clubs . This rental complies with City of Chicago Ordinances lic #2210737

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Life is always better at the top

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner/Manager (Owner)
Member since: 2001
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Speaks: english

Why Owner/Manager chose Chicago

In Real Estate they say 'location, location, location'. We have that. What we say is 'views, views, views'.

What makes this condo unique

Few cities have buildings as tall as Chicago, fewer still have rent-able Penthouse units. This is you opportunity to experience luxury living at it's finest.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you Jim & Jeri-LouBeautiful place, we loved it and it had everything we needed. We appreciated the hospitality. Great Place, we’d love to come back!
Mar 2007
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based on 224 traveler reviews

Penthouse #5 - WOW, This place is FABULOUS!
average rating of 4.973214 based on 263 reviews
Asheville, NC

Second time at this location and will go back

  • 5 of 5

This is our second visit to this penthouse location and it was everything we remembered and hoped for. Outstanding location. You can train in from O'Hare airport and never need a car. The unit is very clean and well equipped and the view is unsurpassed. There are bike rentals nearby which gave us access to Lakeshore Drive. We also walked to the Chicago Theater, the River Walk, Miracle Mile and numerous restaurants.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Previously having lived in Chicago, I knew this neighborhood was going to be a perfect location. And boy, was that true...only steps to the train, great restaurants, and everything the city has to offer!

The view from the condo is as amazing as it gets. Jim and Jeri-Lou were extremely accommodating, and we had absolutely everything we could have hoped for and me. Thanks for the great mini vacation getaway. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC

Had a great time in Chicago-The condo had everything one could need

  • 5 of 5

I really appreciate Jeri-Lou and Jim's hospitality with Penthouse #9. The condo had everything one would need, and more! The building could not have been in a better location, with shopping and dining all around the building. The Penthouse was beautiful, comfortable and very clean-It looks brand new! Again, thank you for a great visit and I will let Jeri-Lou and Jim know when I am back to stay in the penthouse again!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect option for a relaxing experience

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time here for a week with work and got to enjoy lots of laughs with friends. I would definately suggest this to anyone tired of staying at hotels when traveling. With a grocery store on the first floor of the building, it makes the kitchen a great treat! I'm born, raised, and have always lived in the Chicagoland a hometown girl this place really sets the stage for what a fantastic city I love to call home.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best place to stay in Chicago!!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about our stay at The Penthouse at Grand Plaza! The view is absolutely wonderful and you can easily spend some time indoors since you have such a wonderful view. The apartment was extremely clean and well kept as well. It definitely felt more like home than a hotel. There are multiple attractions just a short walk away or you can just jump on the red line across the street if you want to see something further out. The doormen were always so helpful in suggesting things to do and places to go eat. The owners were accommodating and very responsive to questions and communication. We also took advantage of the gym and basketball court. The only bummer is that the indoor pool was closed. You will not regret booking here!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding rental

  • 5 of 5

We over a long weekend to visit with our daughter who attends one of the universities in town. The unit was ideal for us in every way - lots of space, excellent location, and incredible views. The unit is very close to dozens of excellent restaurants and other attractions, including Michigan Ave which is just a short walk away. The fitness center in the building is top notch, and we also liked the close proximity of the Jewel/Osco supermarket which is on the ground floor of the building. The security staff in the building were friendly and helpful.

All in all, we really could not think of much that would improve this rental. We would highly recommend it for anyone except those afraid of heights! Thanks for the opportunity to stay in this wonderful unit.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Train
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Oak Street Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Near North Side Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 6-11
Sep 6 2016 - Sep 10 2016
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Sept 17-19
Sep 15 2016 - Sep 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Oct 3 2016 - Oct 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
Chicago Marathon
Oct 7 2016 - Oct 10 2016
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 17.4%

We offer one DISCOUNTED parking spot is available at $31/day.

Additional parking is available from garage at $41/day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Near North Side Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 52
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shampoo, Body Wash, Conditioner and paper products
  • includes hairdryer. Kleenex, toilet paper, Q-tips and make-up pads are provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , TV in Bedroom
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , AeroBed pulls out of sofa in the Livingroom
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 1000 count Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
50' Plasma TV

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