Charming 2 flat in family neighborhood, 3 blocks from California pink train stationNew sofa folds out to bed,
Vintage home, near DT, free parking
Hosted by Cindy
Cindy is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

Feel at home, a full kitchen, comfortable bed (homemade quilt) and my adorable 2 cats (no care required, petting appreciated PURR). 1 room AC and a couple of fans keep it comfortable. I like a clean home but not a neat freak. Free street parking, 3 blocks to train that takes 15 min.downtown. Try the nbhd park and restaurants, Laguanita's brewry (good food & music). Its a safe, friendly nbhd (I and many nbrs here over 20 years), but guests should be comfortable with urban nbhds.

The space

A classic Chicago bungalow home, homey living room (with piano) and sunny kitchen to relax. Private backyard a nice place to relax, enjoy morning coffee.

Guest access

fully stocked kitchen to use, coffee maker and coffee included.

Interaction with guests


Other things to note

It's a 2 apartment building. My entrance is in the back door, accessed by going down side of home to the back. Go up one flight of steps in porch.

License or registration number

City registration pending
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Free parking on premise
Wireless Internet

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

No smoking.
No pets.
Wash any dishes you used and clean cooking area if used.

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


Safety features
Fire extinguisher

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

7 Reviews

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Scott User Profile
September 2016
Cindy was very accommodating and we had a pleasant time staying at her house. She communicated everything we needed to know, and we felt safe in the neighborhood. Parking wasn't too far away, and we were able to drive part-way to a Spot Hero parking spot and either walk to our Chicago activities or take public transportation. We didn't attempt to take any public transportation or walk from the house, as that may have been too far. The cats loved us, and if you are a cat person, this can be an opportunity to make 2 new furry friends. They do need a little attention. Thanks again! Scott & Landon

Jennifer User Profile
August 2016
Cindy was very friendly and great at being quick with responding to messages. The cats were a bonus for me, but not for my husband, as they kept us up a little at night when we didn't want to close the door due to the warm nights and lack of AC. The place was a great value, and I'm glad we got the entire place to ourselves, but you definitely have to be okay with cats and their normal antics. Only real negative for me was that the shower had a little trouble draining correctly, but I let Cindy know so hopefully it's better for the next guests. Thanks for the great stay, and for sharing your home with us! :)

Gregorio User Profile
August 2016
Our experience in Chicago has been great, Cindy is kind and available to whatsoever request. The apartment is really clean and confortable. I warmly suggest to stay at her place since I really had a great time there!!

Lydia User Profile
September 2015
I did not meet the host but she left a nice snack and note for me when I arrived. The description was accurate, I always found street parking although the neighborhood is sketchy at night. Beware of the two cats who fight a lot.

Sadina User Profile
June 2015
Cindy left us a note with all the information we needed. Definitely check out Lagunitas Brewery literally around the corner! Free street parking near the apartment and chocolates left on the pillow! Walking distance to pink line which was extremely convenient although can feel slightly unsafe on the poorly lit walk home if returning after dark.

Zack User Profile
December 2014
Great place to stay for visiting Chicago over the weekend! Having the friendly cat for company was a bonus!
Cindy User Profile
Response from Cindy:
I know my cat appreciated the attention. Glad to have you as guests.
December 2014

Liang User Profile
September 2014
We had the pleasure of staying at Cindy's home this past weekend. Although we weren't in the house too much, it was a very nice cozy place to rest before the next day's afventures. The very playful kitty even kept us company every morning and evening. The neighborhood was relatively quiet yet very close to downtown and other parts of Chicago so we didn't have to drive too far to get home at night. Until next time! Thanks, Cindy!

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Chicago, Illinois, United StatesJoined in August 2014
Cindy User Profile

I love Chicago and I love exploring the variety of cultures and neighborhoods, the architecture, the history, the restaurants, (you get the message). One of my heroines is Jane Addams, the first woman to receive the Noble Peace Prize (and the settlement home she started is near my home). I like to share tips, info for exploring and having fun in Chicago on a budget. I'm glad to share my other apartment for fellow travelers, making people feel at home.

I have lived in my neighborhood for many years, own and live in my 2 flat that was built at the turn of the century. I garden and like to be "green" with my home such as composting. I work with nonprofit organizations (aka NGO's) that support underserved communities. I have done international travel (Mexico, western Europe, China, Vietnam) as well as enjoying U.S. travel. For me, travel has been a way to learn and to exchange, a way to improve the world.

"Life is to be lived. That's all there is to it". Eleanor Roosevelt

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world". Anne Frank

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