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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.
Craig and Kathleen are great hosts! We stayed in their place for 12 days and when we left it felt like leaving home. After exploring Chicago all day long it is great it only takes a 20 seconds walk from the pink line platform to the front door. There is a great freshmarket nearby and a great Brewery within walking distance!
Craig and Kathleen were terrific hosts-very welcoming, flexible, and accommodating and the place itself was fantastic. It was well stocked with extra linen, soaps, and they had even stocked the fridge with breakfast items.
With that being said, the neighborhood itself was pretty undesirable. We had the unfortunate pleasure of driving a little bit past the block that the place was located on, and it got really scary really quickly. The block that the residence is located on is okay, but I probably still wouldn't walk there much after dark.
So in summary, great space but not great place.
my mom, age 90. Kathleen's parents - both 84. Not afraid our neighborhood. I was willing to give Hannah a break for their lack of cleanliness, but when they bad mouthed our neighborhood, it is time to tell the truth - dirty underwear left in the bathroom (two pair of mens briefs on the bathroom floor!)
Craig is very nice! The apartment is very comfortable. Very close to the pink line!It's wonderful to live here!
Craig and Kathleen were very welcoming. Craig met us and went over all the local attractions. He even picked up some groceries for us before we arrived. Super convenient, right in front of the train station.
We had a fabulous time in this great apartment. The space was perfect for our family group of 5 (including 3 teenagers) and the place is equipped with everything you might need for a short break. The location is also ideal, being steps away from the L, meaning you can be downtown in 20 minutes or so. Craig and Kathleen were the perfect hosts - attentive to all our needs without being intrusive, including generously taking us out to the local brewery on our first evening. In short, if you are thinking about booking this place, just do it - you won't regret it!
We had an excellent time at Craig and Kathleen's airbnb. The unit was clean, spacious, and comfortable. Also included was a lovely patio and yard for morning coffee. We found anything we could possibly need as travelers available to us. Craig and Kathleen were friendly, kind and available for questions.
The neighborhood was interesting with street vendors serving up fresh fruit cocktails, elotes, and icecream.
Transportation was super convenient with the pink line right next door. (train) Mostly we utilized the train to get to the loop, and at times connect to another train or bus. A few times we Ubered back to the unit from downtown Chicago and the fair was ten to twelve dollars. For a party of three that was economical as well.
Certainly we would enjoy the opportunity to stay here again. Thank you both for being so helpful and kind. Regards as well to Mr Sanchez and Aaron!
Craig was a very welcoming and generous host. He was there to greet us when we arrived and helped us carry stuff in. Very personable. The house is perfect - my 14 month old approved of the indoor and outdoor spaces. Didn't even need to baby proof. We enjoyed coffee/breakfast every morning outside (felt very fancy about it too with the French press provided). The pink line train is. right. there. But you barely notice the noise inside and it whizzes by so fast that if you're chatting outside you only have to pause for a few seconds. Loved the location. Loved the amenities (donkey milk soap! bagels! soft bedding! free parking... in the garage!). Loved Craig's flexibility. They live above the airbnb but we didn't feel like we were intruding on them with our comings and goings.. At least we hope we didn't. You really couldn't find a better deal or more comfortable accommodations in a fancy schmancy hotel. Thanks for an awesome stay!
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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.