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Private room

2 guests

3 bedrooms

1 bed


Private room

2 guests

3 bedrooms

1 bed

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About this listing

Welcome to Chicago! Guests from all over the world have stayed in my 100-year-old 1400 sq ft condo in South Shore. You'll be a short walk away from Lake Michigan and about a 20-minute commute to downtown.

PLEASE READ through my site thoroughly to learn more about me, the condo and South Shore.

The space

PARKING:
There is FREE ON-STREET (NO STICKER REQUIRED) parking in front of the building.

CONDO:
This 1,400 sq ft flat on 2nd FL of 100+ year old quiet bldg located in the historic South Shore district. Hardwood Floors through out

BEDROOMS: Double Bed with bedding, closet w/ hangars and/or dresser, a desk/chair/trash can/alarm clock/window treatments/lamp. Recessed lighting/ceiling light with fan. Rug.

There is a community iron/board in the hallway.

ESSENTIALS: All but towels included

LIVING ROOM: Couch, chaise, love seat w/ottoman and dining table. Faux fireplace with library, many windows to let in sunlight.

KITCHEN: NEW CABINETS (Dec 2016), shelving for each guest, stocked with cookware, dishes, utensils and cleaning supplies. Gas stove/oven, full sized refrigerator, dish washing machine, and microwave. Individual trash cans. Cleaning supplies under the sink. Tiled floor.

ONE BATHROOM: Toasty in the winter due to steam heat throughout the building. There is a shower and bathtub with towel racks. Tiled floor. Cleaning supplies under sink.

HALLWAY: Drawers and shelving for storage.

LAUNDRY: Coin-operated laundry machines (washer and dryers) are on the first floor. $1.25 per load.

BACKDOOR: From the kitchen leads to back patio and dumpster

Guest access

Guests can schedule a time to meet at the condo or can pick up keys at 5329 N Glenwood Ave Chicago, IL 60640. Contact me when you're on your way to pick up the keys, and I'll give you the lock box code. When you check out, you can leave keys with my co-host.

Guests will have access to the entire unit save other private rooms. Additionally, they will be able to use the laundry facilities/storage on the first floor.

Interaction with guests

Either I or my co-host will greet guests the day they arrive (unless you prefer to pick up keys from the lockbox off premises). After that, it's up to the guest how much they'd like to be in contact. I or my co-host will be available should a need arise.

Other things to note

CLEANING: Your Cleaning Fees are assessed to launder linens and clean/tidy up common areas after your stay. If you're staying longer than one month, there will be cleaning services for common areas during your stay each month.

Your Cleaning Fees does NOT cover: laundry, overflowing trash cans, food left in the refrigerator/shelves after you leave, torn or soiled bedding/mattresses, scuffed floors, walls or doors, missing items, dirty dishes on stoves, sink and/or dishwasher, layers/rings of soap film and scum in bath tub, sink and/or toilet. Any cleaning beyond normal cleaning of linens and common areas will be charged to the guest's security deposit.

HOUSEMATES: There will be one or two other guests staying in other rooms, so all guests are expected to keep common areas safe, clean and clear so all guests feel comfortable. Any complaints by housemates will be addressed treated seriously. Guest who are not compliant will have their reservations cancelled immediately.

BED BUGS: The city of Chicago (and around the US) has experienced an increase in bed bug infestations. It's a issue that both AIRBNB guests and hosts want to avoid. Therefore, my building HOA (home owners association) and I require visitors to follow this protocol if you are not traveling directly from your home or from a verified bed bug-free environment:

-Guests will first take luggage, bags, etc to the storage unit in the basement

-After I show you your room, we'll return to the basement to wash/dry your belongings. I'll pay for your laundry and provide detergent.

-I can steam clean any items that can not go into machines.

-All luggage/bags must remain in storage during your stay

-Once items are laundered, they may enter and be stored in the condo

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

Thank you for your cooperation,

RaeGina

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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 1
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: £4 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: £47
Security Deposit: £159
Weekly Discount: 26%
Weekend Price: £26 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is flexible

This is smoke-free, drug-free condo/building.

Quiet hours: 9pm to 6am weekdays and from 11pm weekends.

Guests are asked to wear slippers/flip flops (I provide them if you don't travel with a pair) to avoid scratching hardwood floors. Any major damage to surfaces and/or furniture will be charged to the security deposit.

Save the planet/Keep Airbnb rates low: Turn off lights/unplug electronics when not in use

I do not live on the premises, and will travel an hour to greet guests at the residence. We can either schedule a check in time that is convenient for both of us, or you can pick up the keys anytime from a different address. We'll plan accordingly after your book the room.

2.
To make everyone comfortable and to keep hardwood floors free from dirt and allergens, guests do not wear shoes in the house. There's a shoe stand next to the door for your convenience. Slippers can be provided upon request.

3.
As there will be 2 or more guests occupying the condo at one time, it's imperative that all guests keep common areas clean, and leave rooms as they were found. For example, do not leave dirty dishes on the stove or in the sink. Clean up toothpaste in the bathroom sink or clear hair, soap scum from shower drain after each use. Complaints that common areas are not being kept clean and safe will be taken seriously and addressed immediately to ensure everyone feels comfortable.

4.
Lost/stolen keys are subject to a replacement fee (from Security Deposit) as the locks to the condo and to the entire building would have to be replaced. Each key will be $20 for the condo/bedrooms. Building keys will be subject to fees as deemed appropriate by the condo association.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Safety card
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door
First aid kit

Availability
28 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

2 Reviews


Rachael User Profile
April 2017
I stayed here for about 2.5 weeks. The neighborhood was actually pretty quiet and the neighbors were friendly. I even got to chat with the guy downstairs for a bit. The living room is cute and tidy; and so is the room. The bed was comfortable and clean. The bedrooms each have locks with keys. You'll have everything you need in the kitchen except something to make coffee with so I bought a french press. Parking is easy for most of the day but it's hard to find a spot later in the evening. You have access to the laundry room for the building. It's pretty dirty but the coin op washers and driers work fine. It's a bit of a drive if you want to get to downtown and public transportation from there is a bit more difficult than from some other areas. Even so, this is a good deal and especially worth it if you have a car. One issue is that if you find that something needs to be cleaned the people who do that live far away and may not be available. Hopefully that was just because there was so much unusual stuff going on during my stay and doesn't reflect how they normally do things. There were a string of unfortunate issues that were out of the host's control but she was prompt in communicating with me and with handling the problems. Some things couldn't be fixed, and I couldn't stay for the rest of my reservation under those conditions, so she promptly discounted my stay and refunded the time left on the reservation that I wouldn't be using. I feel like it's important to know how you'll be treated when things go wrong and you couldn't ask for better. She was definitely on top of it and super nice throughout. The issues I mentioned are being resolved and I'm sure when it is ready this will be a perfectly nice place to stay again.

Antoine User Profile
March 2017
Loved the place! Felt like home since day one!

Ni Made User Profile
February 2017
It was a great stay! There were a few minor problems but Raegina communicated well with me. She's a professional and takes care of her guests! Kay, her co host is awesome too! Always willing to help
RaeGina User Profile
Response from RaeGina:
It was a pleasure having you! I wish you the best in your future endeavors.
February 2017

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Chicago, Illinois, United States · Joined in March 2014
RaeGina User Profile

As of January 2017, I am a full-time graduaste student at Johns Hopkins University. Before beginning my new career in Nursing, I have been a university instructor, NPR producer and reporter and a filmmaker.

I'm a foodie who loves independent movies, and working out/running. I've traveled to more than 20 countries and I enjoy meeting new people from different walks of life.

I hope you'll enjoy your time in Chicago and your stay in my condo.

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About the home

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