The front of the building. My unit is on the first floor.Tucci and Lucy basking in the living room sunlight. Great spot for reading, napping, watching TV.
Solo female traveler, hosting same!

Private room

1 guest

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Are you a female traveling solo, in need of comfortable lodging? Stay in my cute, cozy spare room! Breakfast & travel tips from a native Chicagoan. I'm a single gal with friendly cats, clean bathroom & walking distance to public transportation.

The space

My building and the neighborhood are friendly and quiet. This is a wonderful working class neighborhood with a fabulous array of cultures, languages...and restaurants! I have a nice little porch and in summer there's a lovely garden in the back patio, full of flowers and chairs to relax in. The kitchen is cozy but fully stocked with equipment if you like to cook, and the bookshelves are at your disposal. Free wifi here, and Starbucks is also a few blocks away. Shared living spaces (bathroom and kitchen).

Guest access

Patio, porch, books, dining room, living room, kitchen and bathroom, guest room. Host bedroom is off limits.

Interaction with guests

I'm happy to provide info, directions, and fun suggestions for your visit to Chicago! I'll communicate with you about my comings and goings. I am glad to get to know guests and talk over a cup of tea, but if you need 'introvert time' instead, that is fine with me!

Other things to note

You'll want to sleep with your bedroom door closed, because my cats like to visit. They won't make noise or bother you though: they just like people.

License or registration number

City registration pending
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The space
Accommodates: 1
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 5PM - 11PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room

Free parking on premise
Wireless Internet

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 single bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
Check in time is 5PM - 11PM

Check-in time is 5pm M-F and 3pm Sat/Sun. If you need a different check-in time, send me a message and I'll see if I can make adjustments. Check-out time is Noon. I'm glad to host my guests but not additional people. Quiet time in the apartment is 11 pm-7am. If we've arranged in advance that you're coming in late, that's understandable. Please notify me if you are returning to the apartment after 11pm.


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

1 night minimum stay

45 Reviews

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Nicole User Profile
August 2017
Lovely and clean place, equipped with all you could need during your city trip. Christine was the best host I have had so far - very welcoming and open minded, gives good recommendations, you'll really feel at home. Thank you for an amazing time!

Julischka User Profile
August 2017
Christine is wonderful. She is really kind and understanding. I don't speak English well, but that was no problem. Her cats are really sweet. You can easily keep them out of your room, if you want. Her apartment is cozy and cute arranged, and so is the guestroom you'll stay. The apartment is in a good location. It's simple to reach her place from the airport and the brown line (train) to downtown is only a short walk away. She has some informative brochures of Chicago. But Christine also knows a lot about her neighbourhood and the city. I highly recommend you to stay at Christines place, if you want to feel like home. I had a great first experience with airbnb there.

Celine User Profile
August 2017
Christine is a great host. she is really considerate and provide everything you may needed. I wish I could stay longer to explore this cozy tiny apartment

Nehal User Profile
August 2017
Christine is a wonderful host. This is my first Airbnb experience and it was amazing. The house is close to brown line Kimball station which is very helpful. The room is clean and cute. It was really cozy and I slept well. The bathroom is also clean. Christine welcomed me with homemade cherry muffins and chocolates which were delicious. She also helped me out with directions to rome in Chicago. She has various maps and things to do books. She dropped me to the train station on the first day since I was alone. All her cats are very well behaved and Christine makes sure that they do not enter the guest room. They are very entertaining and friendly. She has a huge collection of movies and books. Her kitchen is stocked well and she always offers something to eat. The neighborhood is pretty safe and quiet. I found her to be extremely understanding and kind since she let me keep my luggage bag in her house even after my check out time since my flight was in the evening and she also dropped me to the bus station. I would love to stay at her place again.

Emilie User Profile
August 2017
My stay at Christine's place was wonderful. The place is clean and not far away from transportation that will get you to the city center. Christine is a really nice person, very friendly and thoughful and her cats are lovely! Would recommande to anyone to stay there!

Skyler User Profile
August 2017
Christine was so friendly and communicated very well with airbnb messaging. She prepared snacks for me and made the place feel like home, I would definitely recommend her!

Natalie User Profile
July 2017
I would highly recommend booking with Christine. She was delightful! Really, very kind and hospitable. I felt right at home. The linens were fresh and the bed small, yet comfortable. Christine has a white noise machine in the room that can play nature sounds (if you'd like)- I felt like I was at the spa and slept like a baby. Solo travel as a woman can be both wonderful and unsettling. It was comforting to stay with Christine and feel secure for the night.

Chicago, Illinois, United StatesJoined in November 2013
Christine User ProfileChristine is a superhost.

I enjoy hosting because I travel solo a lot, and it's always nice to offer someone a home-like environment...and to hear their travel stories! I'm a friendly introvert with a love of reading, I'm involved in music and human service work, and I'm close to my family who are mostly local. As a traveler, I enjoy camping, hostels, nice hotels and just depends on the trip! As a host, I like helping my guests find their way around the city, but I also give them their space since I know what it's like to need quiet time.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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