The recently remodeled bathroom has a granite countertop with two hammered-nickel sinks, a walk-in Roman shower, and a big soaking tub.The eat-in kitchen has a table for meals. Or, take your food onto the deck. Coffee, tea, & fresh fruit are available here.
Ravenswood Roost: A relaxing townhome private room
Ravenswood Roost: A relaxing townhome private room
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2.5 baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2.5 baths
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Your hosts, David & William, invite you to stay in our relaxing guest room, with shared access to most of our townhome. You'll have easy access to the Ravenswood, Lincoln Square & Andersonville neighborhoods; public transit (a fast commuter train, 3 city bus routes, & "L" trains); a supermarket, gym, & parks. Our area is filled with unique restaurants & eclectic shops. It's a part of Chicago many visitors miss! Our two cats share hosting duties. We welcome folks from all backgrounds & faiths.

The space

Our only guest room is on our third floor (no elevator) with a luxurious bathroom shared with your hosts. Alternatively, you can request primary use of the full bath on the first floor. We have decks on both the second & fourth floors. Coffee, tea, snacks, & fresh fruit are provided. Central air/heat and a ceiling fan will keep you comfortable. Extra amenities include spa robes & slippers, toiletries, a yoga mat, umbrellas, iron, USB ports, Chicago guidebooks, and access to the washer/dryer.

We’re a short walk to many unique shops, great restaurants, a supermarket, and drug stores. Plus, we are just two miles from Wrigley Field (or easy bus ride). The Metra commuter train line, across the street, can be boarded a half-block south for a quick trip to downtown with only one stop. It does not operate between 1am-5am. The neighborhood is usually very quiet.

Cat allergies? Two friendly cats live here. Litter boxes are in the bathrooms. Keep the cats out of your room or let them visit, as you prefer.

Guest access

You will have access to the living room (with fireplace), a fully-equipped kitchen, a den (with several premium cable TV channels), both decks, three bathrooms, and our washer/dryer (located in a closet off the first-floor bathroom). If you are driving a compact car, you may be able to park in our private driveway. You can also request a free weekday parking pass to allow access to our zoned street parking.

Interaction with guests

David works at home and is often available for consultation or conversation, at your initiation. William is a native Chicagoan, while David has lived here since 1989. Upon your request, we're both happy to offer suggestions to you for restaurants, shopping, entertainment, recreation, and public transportation.

Other things to note

If you're new to Airbnb, we would like to explain the cleaning fee. This covers our expenses for preparing for the next guest (laundry, cleaning supplies, manpower, etc.) after your stay. It does not provide for daily housekeeping services that you would see in a hotel, although we clean some areas very often/daily since we live here too. Guests who book longer stays can take advantage of our competitive room rates as we do not factor the cleaning fee into our daily rates.

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Wireless Internet
Indoor Fireplace
Cable TV

Extra people £11 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee £18
Security Deposit £172
Weekly Discount: 5%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 10PM
Check out by 11AM

* Check-in is between 2 pm and 10 pm. Early check-in may be an option only if there is not a guest checking out the same day. Late check-ins must be requested in advance.
* Check-out time is by 11:00 a.m. Guests may request a late check-out, but that may not be possible if a new guest is arriving that afternoon.

* Smoking is only allowed on the sidewalk outside.

* This unit has four floors with lots of stairs & is not at all child-proofed.

* The guest room can accommodate two people sharing a queen bed. We don't have a cot/air mattress for additional guests. Only guests registered through airbnb for this reservation may stay here. Please provide the full name of an additional guest before check-in.

* Our neighbors have requested quiet time after 10. Please be considerate.

* Cat access: The guest & hosts' bedrooms have a connecting bath. A litter box for the cats is located here. When guests are finished using the bathroom, they need to open the door to the hosts' room to allow access by the cats.

The first-floor bathroom also has a litter box in the laundry closet. When guests are finished, they need to leave the door open to the hallway (and ensure the laundry closet door is left open enough for cats).

Our cat Mason uses the toilet. We request you leave toilet seats down & lids up for his access. (He has not mastered flushing but has great aim.)

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

11 Reviews

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Hallie User Profile
September 2017
I felt very taken care of! So many sweet small details in the room, from snacks to umbrellas, etc! It was a wonderful choice.

Marla User Profile
September 2017
Our stay at the Ravenswood Roost was incredible! David and William provided a comfortable place to stay for a great weekend in Chicago! They were also very accommodating and hospitable, allowing us access to a private bathroom and even space in the fridge! Dave and William know how to make a guest feel comfortable, we were happily surprised when we arrived to a beautiful clean room where they provided slippers and robes to use during our stay, extra shampoo, etc. if needed, an entire box full of Chicago information and sights to see. They also had bottled water and snacks in the room, plus fresh fruit in the kitchen! Their townhome is in a great location, walking distance from delicious food and great bars! They're guidebook for guests was very thorough and we used that for most of the weekend, and Dave was around sometimes too to make recommendations or to give us info when needed. Their two cats were very friendly, but I also did not see them for most of the trip, and the house was kept very hair-free, so you almost didn't know they were there! Overall a great trip, and I would definitely book here again in the future!
David User Profile
Response from David:
I am so glad you both really enjoyed your stay. Your review was great to read. Thank you! I hope you are back soon -- there is a new Detrroit-style pizza place opening a few blocks away I'll be checking out to add to my guidebook, assuming it is as good as some of the advance word suggests!
September 2017

Alexandra User Profile
September 2017
My boyfriend and I came up here for a weekend away to see a concert in the city and our hosts were more an accommodating with restaurant recommendations downtown to the snacks and slippers in our room. The cats are sweet and home is cozy and I couldn't have picked a better place to stay. So happy we came to Chicago and booked here, strongly recommend!
David User Profile
Response from David:
Thank you, Alex. I am glad you enjoyed the snacks and other amenities in the room. We really appreciate your positive review and recommendation!
September 2017

Roy User ProfileRoy is a superhost.
September 2017
David and William are gracious and considerate hosts. The room is comfortable and well appointed and the location is quiet yet convenient. Several great places to eat, get coffee and buy groceries are within walking distance. I highly recommend their home for your Chicago stay.
David User Profile
Response from David:
Thanks, Roy. We appreciate the compliments. We enjoy sharing our neighborhood and city with guests and are delighted you had a good time here! Please consider staying here again on a future trip!
September 2017

Jonathan User Profile
August 2017
David and William exceed all expectations, their home is incredibly welcoming and relaxing while also being just a short trip to the city or nearby Wrigley Field. My girlfriend and I stayed for a couple's weekend and were beyond impressed on our very first AirBnb trip. David offered tips to incredible nearby restaurants, bars, and attractions during our stay; each one better than the last. David and William are experienced hosts who know the perfect small-talk-to-privacy-ratio. The room is great and exactly as advertised while the bathroom is under sold, legit spa quality for sure! We were impressed by everything on our stay and will be checking their guest room's availability on our next trip to Chicago.
David User Profile
Response from David:
What nice comments to read! I so appreciate all the compliments. We do hope you both can come back here for another couple's weekend.
August 2017

Samir User Profile
August 2017
Lovely place, everything was perfekt!
David User Profile
Response from David:
Thanks for the compliment. I am very glad you were so pleased! Hope to host you again in the future!
August 2017

Lei User Profile
August 2017
Dave's apartment is cozy and pretty. Transportation is not a problem. It is very close to the subway station. Street parking is available. Dave is very nice and patient. He greeted us in person and introduced every details to make sure that we stayed there comfortably. We got exactly what we need. He even gave us hand-made cookies, which were very delicious. Thank you for hosting, and 5-star recommendation for staying with them!
David User Profile
Response from David:
It was a delight to host for you! I am glad you appreciate the attention to detail. We strive to make our guests as comfortable as possible here! I am also glad you enjoyed the peanut butter cookies (recipe on the way to you privately). Please consider booking here again!!
August 2017

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David User Profile

My husband, William, and I live in on the north side of Chicago. I'm a psychologist by training but spent the last half of my career as a higher education administrator. My leisure interests include music (mostly acoustic singer-songwriters), films, books, traveling and our two cats. Favorite trips include Paris, northern Italy, central & southern Spain, and the Inside Passageway of Alaska.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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