About this listing
Check out our spacious, two-story west side condo! We have 3 guest bedrooms available with queen beds to host groups of any size. Public transit is literally right around the corner. High-speed internet, coffee, snacks & more included.
Thank you for looking at our new home! My wife and I have lived in the neighborhood happily for a few years. We are excited (and fortunate) to have been able to buy this condo. And with all this extra space, we could definitely host your group!
For Chicago, our place is gigantic: 2400 square feet on two levels. You'll have plenty of space for your group. The lower level, which accommodates groups of two to six has two bedrooms, a spacious living room and a bathroom. For parties of seven or eight guests, there is an additional bedroom with its own bathroom for two more guests on the main floor. (Parties of six or fewer can include this space in their reservation by requesting a booking for seven guests or by contacting me after the reservation is made, if it is available.)
All bedrooms have a queen-sized bed, dresser, nightstand, full length mirror, closet, DVD player and free WiFi for you to use.
You will have access to pretty much everything in our house. This includes wifi, printer, laundry, entertainment system, cooking/serving wares and supplies and a host of appliances. There are also several varieties of coffee and tea (and accouterments) provided with your stay.
Additionally, we have a fully stocked bar with several dozen bottles of various liquor, beer, wine and liqueur. We also have some bar tending staples and even some stuff beyond the basics--let me know if you want a recommendation. Bring along a favorite bottle of your own or leave some cash behind, and we'll call it square.
Interaction with guests
We can interact as much or as little as you would like. I enjoy meeting new people and making new friends, but many of our guests find so much to do in Chicago that we barely see them. Either way is fine--It's your vacation!
Our living room is the house's primary hangout though with the bar, TV, games, videos and PS4. My wife and I will likely be out there for some or all of the evening, and you're welcome to join us!
If we are going out that night (often to a bar, but sometimes to more exotic attractions), you'll probably be invited to join us and our friends. Or we can point you in the direction of our favorite haunts.
Honestly, the biggest draw for our neighborhood is that it's relatively quiet, away from the bustle of downtown (read: cheaper and free parking).
Though the Garfield Park Conservatory and Humboldt Park are within walking distance, you will probably take a train into the city for most of your site-seeing. The L-train stop is visible from our house and a convenient layout allows you to enter and exit the station basically right down the street. So, though there's not much in our neighborhood, you are a short trip away from almost everything Chicago has to offer!
If you have any questions about the neighborhood, please let me know. Unfortunately, our area sometimes gets lumped in to conversations about crime in other "west side" areas despite having a lower crime rate than many places in Chicago. None of our guests have ever experienced any crime or safety incidents, but some have been given bad first impressions from cab drivers or others making generalizations about large sections of the city. In the pictures for this listing, I have included a crime incident map compiled by the Chicago PD.
We are very close to Chicago's 'L' and a couple of bus stops for easy access into the city. If it's late at night and/or you just don't want to navigate the 'L', we're close enough that a taxi, Uber or Lyft won't be too expensive either.
Other things to note
We have a golden retriever, Bailey. He is as friendly as can be, but people with dog allergies (or phobias) may want to look for other accommodations.
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Prices shown assume double occupancy. Parties of 7 or 8: Please confirm availability at time of booking. Smaller parties wanting to add the extra bedroom and bathroom can do so by making a reservation for 7 guests. Please see listing for more information.
No tobacco smoking is allowed indoors, but there is a nice smoking spot right outside the back door.
We have a nice, well-maintained house. As long as you treat it with respect (basically don't break/damage/stain anything), we'll be fine. Parties and other events are considered on a case-by-case basis (see below).
Fully house-trained pets are considered. Our dog will get along with anything/anyone, and we love animals. As long as they don't make a mess, they are welcome here.
General party and event guidelines: 8 overnight guests max. 25 total guests max. Non-overnight guests: $10/person. Ask for more details!
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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