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Speaks: english

Sleeps 1 to 4 ~Vintage Charm~ Stylish ~ Lincoln Square 'Little Europe' Area

41 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Check-in is 4 PM, Central Time. If early check-in is requested~and the booking schedule can accommodate this special request~9 AM - 12 PM is $50.00; After 12 PM is $25.00.

Check-out is 10 AM, Central Time. If later check-out is requested~and the booking schedule can accommodate this special request~10 AM - 12 PM is $25.00; After 12 PM to 4 PM is $50.00.

Two Bedrooms, One Queen Bed, One Full Bed and One Queen Size Pull Out Sofa Bed in living room.

Intimate 100+ year old building with 4 vacation rental apartments...See my other units in same building, ID numbers 944458 and 3000573.

Second floor apartment features a comfortable living room...Separate dining room...Kitchen with table top...1 Bath, Central Air, Free WiFi and Basic Cable TV...Laundry in basement.

Street Parking...Easy for City...Read Reviews.

Charming and spacious city apartment on a quiet residential street yet steps to everything.

Explore the wonderful area of Lincoln Square, one of Chicago's most culturally-rich neighborhoods. Choose from a wonderful mix of restaurants and pubs, coffee houses, shops, gyms.

Visit the library or play and run in a beautiful 15 acre park...Attend a concert at the famous Old Town School of Folk Music...Don't miss the farmers market every Tuesday from early June through late November.

Ride the train for convenient access to all of Chicago's exciting activities and attractions.

Wrigley Field is 2.5 miles away, Grant Park 8.4 miles, McCormick Place 10.7 miles.

For as many pet lovers I host there is an equal number of guests who are highly an effort to accommodate All the apartment is Pet Free.

I look forward to hosting you as a guest.


More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Carl (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english


based on 41 traveler reviews

Sleeps 1 to 4 ~Vintage Charm~ Stylish ~ Lincoln Square 'Little Europe' Area
average rating of 4.8292685 based on 41 reviews

This is a wonderful place to stay, in a great neighborhood!

  • 5 of 5

This has become our "home" when we're in Chicago. The accommodations are very welcoming. Having an apartment for a week or long weekend provides the flexibility and comfort you miss when you are in a hotel. Lincoln Square offers a variety of restaurants, neighborhood bars, and interesting shops. This was our third summer on Leavitt Street and we hope to return in 2017. Thank you Carl!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great guests! I'm honored they have become my customerson when they visit Chicago. Carl
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Very Pleased with our Stay

  • 5 of 5

Very pleased with our stay and the accommodations. We found everything to be as it was represented in the photos, description and comments, and were impressed with the cleanliness of the unit. We would certainly recommend this rental to a friend. Thank you Carl!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay. I'm delighted you found the apartment to your liking and even more so that you would recommend it to friends! Your kind words mean so much! Thanks again. Carl M.
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Exceeded Expectations In Every Way

  • 5 of 5

*Carl was exceptionally easy to contact, coordinate, and work with and the entire process from initial contact to check-out was seamless and enjoyable.

*Carl's attention to detail, as well as the BEAUTIFUL property, far exceeded our expectations. I would highly recommend this property to anyone considering a stay in Chicago, and I would love to stay in this property again the next time we visit the area.

*The property is a short, easy walk to CTA (we took the brown line, green line, and orange line during our trip and, having never taken mass transit before had no trouble getting around anywhere in the city.)

*We felt perfectly safe at all hours of the day and night during our trip and were constantly seeing parents with small children playing, people jogging alone at night, and people walking their dogs in the neighborhood. We didn't meet ONE unfriendly person in the neighborhood our entire week stay.

*The property is a short walk from many different restaurants, coffee shops, a liquor store, a theater, and various retail stores. We only used the car twice the whole time we were there.

*We never had any trouble finding street parking in front of the building.


Thank you, Carl!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: *WOW* Thank you for the Wonderful Review! Best kind and easy to work with...and so honest...she emailed before arrival and said an additional guest would stay one night and then sent payment ahead! Hard to believe! Left the apartment spotless...did launddry (way over the top)...just super guests that any and all homeowners would be delighted to host. Thank you Again for the 5 Star review and for sharing the insightful details about the apartment and the neighborhood that made yours a memorable stay. Carl
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All the comforts of home

  • 5 of 5

I, along with my three cousins, stayed at this charming apartment on a recent trip to visit three of our children. This apartment was situated in a perfect spot for us since it was right between two of the three. It is a very easy walk to the Brown Line (Damen) which makes getting downtown a breeze. It is very close to Lincoln Square and it's wonderful restaurants and shops. The apartment is spacious yet with a warm and cozy vibe. It had everything we needed and more. It was clean and well maintained. Carl communicated with us in a timely manner. We had a great stay and will definitely return in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello! Thank you for the 5 Star review and sharing your experiences with others! I'm delighted the apartment met all your needs while visiting Chicago! Best, Carl
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Perfect base to explore the city, exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

My parents and I stayed here for four nights and have nothing but praise for the property. Spacious and stylishly decorated, it had even more space than we needed. We ended up eating our meals out, but the generous kitchen would be great for those wanting to prepare food. Sofa was really comfortable. We ended up ubering to and from the city center each day and (outside of rush hour) it was a convenient 12-15 min trip. The communications from the owner were clear and prompt. If you do stay here I can't recommend enough the Gather restaurant around the corner. We ate at some of the top restaurants in the city during our visit, and this little place a couple of blocks away was perhaps our favorite. Parking was easy to find, but keep an eye out for the signs, we parked to close to the intersection and got a ticket (entirely our fault). We plan to stay here again on our next visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Best Guests! Considerate, thoughtful, respectful. I'm thrilled they enjoyed their visit and discoverd the great restaurants in the Lincoln Square neighborhood! Best, Carl
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Great option in a great neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

My family of four stayed here for 4 nights on a trip to visit all the friends we moved away from a couple of years ago. Since we lived in the city on the Northwest side, we were particularly interested in staying in Lincoln Square due to its proximity to our old neighborhood and public transportation as well as the ability to be in a walkable area with plenty to do. The location, both Lincoln Square and the apartment itself in terms of where it sits in the neighborhood, can't be beat. Parking was no problem, and Lincoln Avenue was just around the corner. Plenty of great restaurant, bar, and shopping options right there with the Brown line an easy walk to get downtown and to other neighborhoods. The apartment itself was very spacious and well maintained. It's definitely a vintage apartment (claw-foot tub, creaky wood floors, and a relatively Spartan kitchen), but it was quite charming, had everything we needed, and was certainly better than a hotel room. The owner, Carl, was very well organized; check-in/check-out was simple and straightforward; there were clear instructions for everything in the apartment; and everything we needed to know before we arrived was communicated via e-mail. Overall, we were very pleased with our stay and would highly recommend this apartment.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello and Thank You for taking the time to share your lodging experience this August, 2015 in one of my two bedroom funished apartments. I'm delighted your enjoyed yourselves and am grateful for your business. All the Best, Carl
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
O'Hare International Airport
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Chicago Transit Authority
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Montrose Beach, Lake Michigan
Car: not necessary

Lincoln Square is a lovely city-within-a-city, rich in culture, restaurants, bars, shops and activities. The neighborhood's heritage speaks of its Old World roots. Encircling the area is the Old Town School of Folk Music famous for music instruction and live performances, a library, a 15 acre park, movie theaters, coffee houses, the city's oldest bowling lanes, fitness clubs, unique shops, day spas, specialty grocers and more! Close to trains,bus stops, Lake Michigan and all of Chicago's attractions and activities.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 21 2016 - Sep 14 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Sep 15 2016 - Jan 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $85

Cancellation Policy

If Guest wishes to cancel a reservation the deposit will be refunded as follows: 90% should the cancellation occur more than 60 days prior to the Check-in Date.

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Chicago Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size sleeper sofa in living room
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital

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