Nice 2 flat in Forest Park, IL, short train ride from downtown Chicago (20
+ minutes on CTA blue line). Quiet, nice residential neighborhood. Near Loyola Medical Center. Comfy room can accommodate 2 people. Bathroom shared with other AirBnB room. LGBT-friendly. Continental breakfast til 10AM.
Peaceful. Lovely. Quiet. Comfy.
I have a friendly cat who will want to say hi. But a warning--she lies. She is not being starved to death and you do not need to feed her. :)
Sit down in the living room and flick on the TV if you like. Enjoy your favorite show, or a game. I also have Chromecast so you can watch your Netflix favorites.
Guests have access to the living room with cable TV. Also the kitchen and dining room. Coffee and tea and my amazing homemade granola, if you want for breakfast.
Kitchen use is limited at other meals (see house manual) but can be negotiated.
Interaction with guests
Happy to help make suggestions to make your stay in the Chicago area successful. I know the city pretty well.
Other things to note
I have a CAT. If you are allergic, this wouldn't be the place for you. On occasion, my kitchen is a catering kitchen, so wonderful smells will come wafting out.
Also, I work at home some and am around much of the time, and often have other guests, so this probably isn't the ideal place for a romantic getaway.
My house rules are fairly simple. Please remember that this is my home that I love and where I live and work.
•Lock the front door at all times.
•Use the lock box and return the key. Do not keep with you.
•Individual room keys obviously you must keep with you, but be sure to leave them in the room when you check out.
Check in time is 1 pm.
Check out time is 11 AM
If you are intending to check in after 8 pm, please let me know.
• Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the property.
• You are not allowed to enter other guests rooms.
• You are not allowed to bring guests into my house. Only people registered through AirBnB are allowed in the house.
• Please remove your shoes at the entrance and take them to your room. No walking with shoes in the home. Helps with noise control and cleanliness. I have some little sickies at the entrance if you need them
There are towels in your room in the closet. Please hang them in the bathroom to dry after use.
Also, there are robes in your closet. Feel free to use if you wish. If you do use a robe, please leave it in the hamper in the bathroom when you check out, so I know to launder it. When you check out, please put the towels in the hamper in the bathroom.
There is a bottled water machine in the kitchen. You are welcome to use the machine to get cold water to drink while you are at home. This is not for filling up water bottles for when you are out and about. (By the way, there is nothing wrong with the tap water, I just prefer bottled water to drink.)
I offer a self serve continental breakfast until 10 AM every morning. (After that time, you must provide your own breakfast.)
There’s coffee and tea (make your own) for the morning. In the mini fridge in the kitchen there’s yogurt, fruit, milk, half and half, and juice. Also, there is always some kind of bread product—toast, mini muffins, mini bagels, English muffins—and toppings for them (jam, cream cheese, peanut butter.) Toaster oven is on the counter.
And there’s my homemade granola. And other cereals. Yay! Breakfast. Please enjoy.
If you are vegan or lactose intolerant or are gluten intolerant, let me know. I have products for you, but them may not always be in the mini fridge.
Please rinse dishes and put in dishwasher if it is labeled dirty. Or wash them in hot water and soap, rinse, and leave in the dish drainer. Please clean up after yourself.
The black mini fridge in the kitchen is for AirBnB guests. Please put any food items you need to store cold in it.
Please do not keep food in your room. There is space in the small fridge in the kitchen for food. If more space is needed, please ask me about that.
If you want to prepare your own food, please discuss with me. The red pots and pans are for your use. Talk with me about scheduling so we are not on top of each other. PLEASE clean up well after yourself.
I do not provide cooking oil or condiments. You may use my salt and pepper if you wish, but my cupboards and pantry are not at your disposal.
Food is only to be eaten in the kitchen or the dining room, or outside at picnic table, or at the bar in the living room. Do not eat meals in your bedroom or in the living room.
Shower only house.
• As a courtesy to the other guests in the house, please limit your time in the bathroom as a consideration to others.
• Please make sure that the shower curtain is closed well and the water does not get all over the floor and damage the wood work. Be conservative with the water.
• Please remove your hair from the shower as a courtesy to other guest. No one likes to clean other people hair from the shower. :)
• Only toilet paper goes in the toilet. Not ladies pads or tampons, no dental floss, personal wipes, etc.
Leave the bathroom clean after yourself. If you do ablutions, please clean up all water after yourself.
I am concerned about one’s own carbon footprint and I try to be very conscious about use of resources and recycling.
Please turn out lights when not in use. The TV, lights in the living room, dining room, and upstairs office are on timers. If you need to turn them off while they are on or on when they are off, do not operate the lamp—just use the on off switch on the timer.
If you are the last person in at night, please turn off porch light.
Please be conservative with water usage in the shower.
Please use the recycling bin in the kitchen. Yes, you can rinse out your yogurt container and put it in the canister. If you have a lot of recycling, please take it outdoors to the large recycling canisters by the garage.
Compost. There are always one or two compost containers next to the sink. Please put fruit or vegetable matter in there, but no meat or chicken or cheese. Yes, that means banana peels. If you have questions about that, please ask.
I only use cloth napkins and have lots of them, so please use them at breakfast and put any soiled napkins in the hampers either in the bathroom or on the back porch.
I appreciate your help with this.
Weeknights quiet time- 10 pm - 9 am.
Weekends quiet time - 10 pm - 10 am ( headphones, low speaking voice etc.)
If you are coming back late at night from your outing, please whisper only and walk gently to your room. Thank you.
Have a great time in the Chicago area. Please ask for if you need for information about the city. I have baskets with maps and brochures in the rooms.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.
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I am a Screenwriter, filmmaker, professor, gardener, foodie, bicyclist, cat lover. I enjoy people and enjoy hearing their stories. I offer my homemade granola for breakfast--and if you ask, I'll give you the recipe. :)