Great kitchen to cook in.
Enormous Sunny 2 BR, 10 Minute Train To Downtown!
Enormous Sunny 2 BR, 10 Minute Train To Downtown!

Entire home/flat

8 guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds

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Huge, light drenched, two bedroom, private apartment just moments from the train and 10 minute ride downtown. Stunning, giant, private garden and free, secure, gated parking. Vibrant artist community. Plenty of room for everyone. Washer and dryer and easy 24 hour check in.

The space

There is a half acre private gated garden for cooking out, meditation, reading or relaxing. There is also free, secure, gated parking.

Guest access

Parking, garden and back balcony.

Interaction with guests

I'm a phone call away if you forgot your phone charger, need more towels or have any questions at all!

Other things to note

Your cab/Uber/Lyft driver is going to tell you that the neighborhood stinks... If they do, then you know for sure that they've never been in the neighborhood. Read the reviews and don't be swayed by their misinformed bias.

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The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: 3PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Keypad


Extra people: 12 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 28
Weekend Price: 95 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed, 1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 12AM (midnight)

No Anger
No Fire
No Vomit
Number of guests in the unit must be the number of guests on the reservation.
Music played at a volume that your grandmother would tolerate. If she is deaf or hardcore, than a level that my grandmother would tolerate. Keep the dial in the middle or lower!!
And please remember those above and below you. Keep a respectable noise level for all.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

1 night minimum stay

54 Reviews

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Brenda User Profile
July 2017
Nicky was very professional and responsive. She accommodated us tremendously. Highly recommend her and her place!

Jessica User Profile
July 2017
We really enjoyed our stay at Nicky's place. The apartment was huge--lots of space to spread out and relax. It was clean, comfortable and well-maintained. While it was just two of us, the large kitchen and two bedrooms would also be great for families. We also liked the quiet neighborhood with easy access to restaurants and shops--it was just a short 10 minute uber ride to downtown. Overall, it was a much better deal than a number of hotels we have stayed in in Chicago and we will definitely book Nicky's next time we are in the area.

Holly User Profile
July 2017
Positives: - Nicky was sweet and friendly. - Nicky responded to most all communication in a timely manner. - The kitchen cupboards and appliances were nice! - There was an enchanting, overgrown, beautiful garden behind the house that was wonderful for relaxing in! You feel like you are in the country! - The unit is large. - The unit received a lot of lovely sunlight. - Every night except for one the other occupants/neighborhood was quiet at a reasonable time. - The neighborhood really did not seem bad to me. - It was nice to have a washer and dryer in the unit! - I loved the original hardwood floors. - Having keyless entries made me feel safe. - There was always a few Lyft drivers very close by. Areas for improvement: - Not having measuring spoons or food storage containers/bags in the kitchen made it difficult to cook. - Various supplied products were either completely or nearly empty when we arrived and we had to buy our own such as: laundry detergent, dish soap, toilet paper, and pepper. - You can hear everyone above you walking on the very squeaky floors and opening and closing doors. - The bed I slept in was quite squeaky. - There was only one trash can in the whole place so any trash you had in the bathroom, bedrooms, etc had to be brought to the kitchen. - I couldn't sleep as there were no curtains on any of the windows, the blinds did not block out much light from the street. - The main surfaces in the unit were clean but the inside of the dresser drawers were too dusty to use for storing things, the furniture needs a good vacuuming off, and the shower curtain liner had a bit of mold. - There was no art on the walls apart from what you see above the dining room table in the photo, the place was quite bare of any art or decor.

Rebecca User Profile
June 2017
Our stay at Nicky's place was great. The check in went very smoothly. The place was great and really spacious. There was a bottle of wine and a kind note waiting for us when we got there. As many other people have said, the neighborhood is a bit rough around the edges but the walk to the L was quick and easy and it was super easy to get to anywhere in the city within a half hour. Also, the gated parking in the back was a big plus. Also, we had a few little concerns during our stay and as soon as I told Nicky, everything was taken care of within 24 hours. Wonderful host and lovely property. We would definitely stay here again. Thanks!

Rodrigo User Profile
June 2017
The place is beautiful. Super close to train stations. Uber wasn't expensive back from the city. Great place for your money

Jaime User Profile
June 2017
This place is clean and spacious. She left little chocolates on the beds and greeted us with a bottle of wine. The neighborhood is quiet. It's the perfect spot with a short walk to the subway and a 10 minute ride to downtown.

Nic User Profile
June 2017
Great place right outside of Chicago. Very clean rooms and great charming garden area. If you're lucky you'll see the neighborhood bunny hopping past.

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Chicago, Illinois, United StatesJoined in December 2013
Nicky User Profile

Our quality of life depends on how well we deal with adversity! Feel positive. Live positive. I grew up in a small costal town in Maine. When I turned 19 I realized that I was a closet wanderer. So I hit the road and covered much of the U.S. and all of Europe. I taught skiing in the Rockies and rode my BMW R65-LS from coast to coast. When I was in Europe I was amazed at how willing people were to open their homes to a total stranger. I had one of my best experiences living with a family in Romania in the Carpathian Mountains. Amazing! I feel this is the best way possible to travel. It's part of why I love Air B&B. Hotel shmotel! Live the life of the area. That's an experience. Now my wandering days are over. I'm rooted in one of the coolest communities I know. Rich with art and spirit. I have two amazing girls that help me garden, can, collect eggs and milk. My partner is a fellow East Coast boy, avid hockey player and my right hand man. I also tour with an ABBA tribute band as well as a Pink Floyd tribute band but don't hold that against me. I hope you like it here half as much as we do!!

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Response time: within an hour
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