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Cozy Oak Park Vintage Charmer w/ Monthly Discount

Entire flat hosted by Kathleen
3 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bathroom
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Located in the Village of Oak Park, a showcase to architectural genius, Frank Lloyd Wright. The condo is located to nearby Arts District & close to two Blue Line trains, Harlem & Oak Park CTA stops; top third floor walk-up corner unit with plenty of southwest sunlight and free street parking; located to the north of the Eisenhower I-290, convenient access to the Dan Ryan 90/94 & the Tri-State Tollway I-294. My place is great for couples, med students, solo adventurers, & business travelers.

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*Special discounts available for longer bookings*

Tastefully decorated, this cozy one bedroom vintage condo is located in the historical town of Oak Park (and birthplace of Ernest Hemingway) and is located several blocks from Harrison Arts and Frank Lloyd Districts. *Conveniently located near two Blue "El" stations (Harlem & Oak Park) and directly north of Interstate 290/Eisenhower, you have a 25 minute train ride to/from downtown Chicago, and 45 minutes to/from O'Hare and Midway Airport. The Green line and Metra train are accessible in central OP, and if you have a car, a 15 minute drive to the Loop. (All travel times will vary depending on time of day). Uber is readily available. Forest Park Village is adjacent to Oak Park and within walking distance to many shops, restaurants, bars, antique stores, and much more.

The fully furnished corner unit is in a preserved courtyard building on the top level of a three floor walk up. The living room has a twin sleeper chair and a half, 42" HDTV with Comcast Xfinity and high speed internet. The bedroom is comfy with a queen size bed. Galley kitchen has stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, tall cherry cabinets filled with plenty of dishes, glassware, and cooking utensils. Additional condo amentities include:
•Front and rear entrances
•Free day/overnight/extended street parking when arranged in advance through Village of Oak Park (up to 36 days, after that, a permit parking pass may be required to purchase)
•Full bathroom with tub/shower, towels, hair dryer
•Air conditioning wall units in kitchen and bedroom during warmer weather months
•Washer & Dryer in unit
•Free WiFi/Comcast Xfinity Cable

Amenities within several blocks walking distance:
•Beautiful parks/playgrounds, Rehm pool, tennis courts
•Fitzgerald's & Wire live music venues, Exit Strategy, Kinslahger and Oak Park Breweries
•Harrison Street Arts District, Buzz Cafe coffee house
•Oak Park Conservatory and many art galleries
•Zagat Rated Mama Thai, Autre Monde, Francesca Fiore, Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria and Maya del Sol to name only a few of the many centrally located restaurants

Nearby Oak Park attractions:
•Downtown Oak Park with lots of shopping and restaurants, Whole Foods, and Trader Joe's, Jewel and Pete's Fresh Market
•Classic Lake Movie Theater, Circle Theater
•Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio
•Historic neighborhoods including several Frank Lloyd Wright homes
•Ernest Hemingway Birthplace Home

Chicago Attractions all easily accessible from Blue Line train:
•Skydeck at Willis Tower (previously Sears Tower)
•Landmark theater district
•Magnificent Mile shopping
•Millennium Park
•The Art Institute
•Historic Auditorium Theater
•Chicago Symphony Orchestra
•Grant Park & Buckingham Fountain
•Lake Michigan and Oak Street Beach
•The Museum Campus, including The Field Museum of Natural History, Shedd Aquarium and Adler Planetarium
•Navy Pier and Architectural Boat Tours

Rush Oak Park Hospital is a five minute walk with Loyola Medical Center, Northwestern Memorial and Rush Chicago hospitals close by. Traveling nurses and medical students/residents have easy access to surrounding hospitals. Numerous college, medical, and business campuses in the area include Dominican, DePaul, UIC, Northwestern, Kellogg School of Management.

Close access to Chicago sporting events including the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago White Sox, "da" Bears, and Fire Soccer Team.

Come and enjoy your home away from home!

Your gracious hostess,

Kathleen

*Light sleepers and non-city dwellers be aware there will be some traffic noise due to the close proximity to the train and interstate; provided ear plugs work like a charm!*

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free on-street parking
TV with standard cable/satellite
Washing machine
Dryer
Air conditioning
Bath
Garden
Hair dryer

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Oak Park, Illinois, United States

The history, culture, diversity, and variety of the many things to do! Plus, an added bonus with having Forest Park only a few blocks away with many more shops, dining and activities to explore! Rated the coolest suburb in Chicago by Thrillist and here is what they had to say:

"Oak Park is rich with history and culture few suburbs -- of any city -- can match. Tour the home and studio where Frank Lloyd Wright spent much of his early career and then check out all the spectacular homes he built his neighbors up and down the street. Not far from there you'll find Ernest Hemingway's childhood home and museum. But what if you don't like history and culture? Fear not, you can still distract yourself browsing the cheese display at Marion Street Market (now closed) before sitting down to some lamb sliders and chicken-fried mussels, downing margaritas (or rare anejos) and cochinita pibil on Maya Del Sol's sunny patio, or housing free popcorn while you ponder the 36 taps at Poor Phil's. Speaking of beer, Kinslahger is a new lager-centric brewery to keep an eye on. Throw in the fact that Oak Park is connected to the CTA and a shorter trip to Downtown Chicago than some of the far reaches of actual Chicago (pretty much due west of Downtown), and life is good".

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Joined in May 2013
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I love spending time with my loving family and friends, enjoy photography, practicing yoga, breathing in the fresh crisp air of the mountains and soaking up the sun by any beach! My job has me traveling around the globe while exploring new destinations, that's one of the main reasons I enjoy giving back to the Airbnb community by opening up my comforting space to fellow adventurers!
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Check-in: After 15:00
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Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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