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Across the street from CTA train. Runs every 6-10 minutes most of the day, 8-14 minutes late night, best way to get around. Now another reason to stay here: Lagunitas Brewery and Taproom, opened June 2014. If you like beer, it's heaven. Seriously.
We travel a lot, we know what people need. We've been doing this a while, we know what people want. Simply put, we do it right. The reviews speak for themselves.
You can rent an entirely furnished, really cool, comfortable apartment designed for travelers, for a great price. It's a really nice, really big place for one person, big enough for 7 persons (but ONLY one bathroom). Nobody lives in the apartment, it's used solely for vacation rental guests, so it's not full of other people's stuff that you have to deal with.
There is always someone upstairs (well not Always, we go out during the day a lot) if you need anything or have any problems, questions, etc.
The house was built in 1893. That's old in Chicago. It's a large, clean apartment in a large, old house, across the street from a CTA pink line train, so close you can set your watch by it. Takes 15-20 minutes to get downtown on the train, closer than Wrigleyville, Lincoln Park, Logan Square and many more neighborhoods.
Kathleen, Craig, Aaron the cat and Mr.Sanchez the female dog, all live on the top floor in a separate apartment, and are always willing to help you out with anything at all. We don't double book the apartment, it is all yours, with a separate entrance and a separate key to come and go as you want.
The apartment has new central heating and air conditioning. The apartment has super-fast wireless Internet and cable television.
It's a train lover's paradise! Watch the Amtrak, Metra and the freight trains roll through on the north side from the 6' tall windows, or watch the city's CTA trains come and go from the front porch or the yard on the south side! Yes, they make some noise. 16-19 minutes from the city center on the CTA train. Three bikes available if you're adventurous. Fully functional and equipped kitchen in the apartment if you want to cook your own meals. Large supermarket nearby. 1/2 block to Douglas Park. 3 blocks to the brand new Lagunitas Brewery and taproom. Very good Mexican restaurants super-close, the great Italian restaurants in the heart of the Chicago neighborhood are five minutes away with the bikes, less than 20 minutes on foot.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.
Craig and Kathleen
The CTA train station is 30 yards (27 meters) from our front door. Doesn't get any more convenient than that.
Don't sit around all day watching T.V.
Don't hesitate to ask for whatever you need.
Don't be pigs, don't be assholes.
It's OK to be stupid to a certain degree.
Get out there and enjoy the city.
Very nice experience. Hope to stay next time. We got a very nice welcome.
Excellent place to stay! We had a great time here, location is right next to a train station. We took a taxi from Midway airport to here and that cost about $15, and you can catch Uber cars into the downtown area for $10-15 as well. Highly recommended!
Craig and Kathleen's place is exactly how an AirBnB should be! From the minute we arrived, Craig made us feel welcome with food in the fridge; tea, coffee, herbs and spices in the cupboards; and a clean and cosy apartment.
The place was exactly as listed and the area is great. A mainly Mexican neighbourhood - there's plenty to eat and food shopping is easy enough if you want to do your own cooking. If you're a beer fan, the Lagunitas brewery and taproom is 10 minutes walk from the apartment serving great beer and food in a really quirky space. Not to be missed!
The house is less than a minute to the train into the city. Even at rush hour, we were able to get into the loop in 20 minutes - riding the whole way above ground with excellent views!
The apartment is separate from Craig and Kathleen's but they are never far away if you need anything. It's great to feel free in a new city, in the knowledge that you're not totally alone. On our last day, Craig took us for a few holes of golf in the local park before we left for the airport.
Craig and Kathleen take their role as ambassadors for the city seriously, suggesting a whole host of places to drink and eat from a seemingly endless list of their favourites (ask them to point you in the direction of their city-view hotel bars - they really rival the views of the over-hyped Hancock bar and with far better ambiance). These are the kind of tips that you can only get from locals, and this, for me, is the reason to use AirBnB. Craig and Kathleen are an incredibly laid back and friendly couple who were able to make a strange city feel like home for 10 days. We cannot recommend this apartment highly enough!
Craig is a very cool and welcoming host. Even set us up with bagels, juice, and beer. We were in town for a conference and the super close access to the train was awesome. Place was very comfy.
Craig and Kathleen's place was great! It was very convenient--right off the train--and had plenty of space for three people. They even had milk in the fridge and cream cheese for bagels! Really enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay here again.
We had an amazing time. The house was right next to the metro which is the most important thing in chicago specially so we had to spend less time travelling. Since we were new to the city Craig showed us different spots around the city that we should go to and helped us a lot with the maps.
This Airbnb accommodation is truly great! Our host, Craig, was there to welcome us when we arrived, explained us all the necessary things and then took us to a brewery close by. He even paid for the beer, which was very kind and we had a good chitchat while drinking it. The accommodation itself is very spacious, the six of us fitted well in the four double beds. Everything, including the kitchen and the bathroom is in a very good condition. We were even provided with fresh fruits, bagels and cream cheese. The neighborhood is, like the accommodation, great. The main sight is definitely the brewery, which I would recommend everyone to visit who stays with Craig and Kathleen. We also found a wonderful Mexican restaurant just five minutes from the accommodation, were we had great fun and good food. And of course, the pink line train station is literally opposite the accommodation (and the train just takes about 15 minutes to get downtown). So overall, staying in Craig and Kathleen's accommodation as a small group when visiting Chi Town is a very wise choice!
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Artists who have to work for a living. Dog and cat unemployed. As good Chicagoans, all four of us support Obama, so if you're Republican, you might want to stay somewhere else, ...like, uh, maybe Kentucky. Just to clarify, we've been to Kentucky and it's a very nice place to visit.
173 acre park, created in 1879. Lagoons, sports fields, pool, walking and bike paths. Very picturesque
One of several good, authentic Mexican restaurants within a block
Huge laundry. Others closer, none better.
Brand new, a 3rd floor all glass restaurant and bar overlooking the brewery. A catwalk 30 feet above the work floor allows you to stroll around, beer in hand, to watch the machines do their thing.
Incredibly rockin' good grocery store, beer, wine, liquor. It was a deciding factor in our purchase of our house!
Probably won't see any celebrities, though I rode my bike past Kelsey Grammer a couple of years ago. Film production for TV and movies. Divergent, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Crisis, Transformers, etc
One of the great little places of Chicago, four classic, old-school Italian restaurants within one block.
Wonderful museum, supported by the city of Chicago. Free of charge, feel free to donate.
This El station is like no other, decorated with dozens of murals from locals. The station to get off to experience Pilsen, just walk east. Lots of restaurants and shops.