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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.
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!
Craig nam de telefoon op, ook Kathleen binnen redelijke termijn.
We hadden van te voren een maal contact.
This apartment is spectacular!! Beautifully decorated, super clean, and plenty of old world charm. Craig was a wonderful host! He made sure we had everything we needed, and even brought in some orange juice, bagels, and yogurt. And the tea selection! Fantastic. The host pets (cat & dog) were adorable as well.
The el station is directly across the street. How often does the train go by? So often you won't even notice it. :) The garage parking is an added bonus, for no extra charge. We parked and didn't take the car out again until we left.
I highly recommend staying with Craig & Kathleen. They are very knowledgable about the city and happy to give recommendations. I will definitely be checking to see if the unit is available anytime I need a few nights stay in Chicago.
Craig is the best host you will ever meet. He is very friendly, helpful and cooperative. If you want to know what Airbnb offer as experience, Craig's house will give it to you. You can see their work and images in the walls inspired by Chicago life. If you look for quiet neighborhood, this is not the one. Because this house is for people who want to explore the city. You have a train station next to you and very active neighborhood.
Had a great time. Craig was helpful and the elevated train station is right across the street, super convenient.
As soon as my group and I arrived we were warmly greeted by Craig along with Aaron the cat and Mr. Sanchez the dog (who we both love btw). Craig was super helpful in orienting us to our new home for the few days we had and giving us tips on where and how to go abouts the city. The main thing we regret is not visiting the brewery by the house like Craig suggested (our plans didn't coincide with the times of the brewery), so that means we'll just have to come back to see it for ourselves.
The listing was just as described and full of character and beautiful photos taken by Craig. Everything was in working order and there were plenty of amenities available to us. We loved the Brio game. We never had any issues during our stay and felt quite comfortable with our home away from home. The sounds of the trains never bothered me and I didn't have any complaints from my group about the noise either. Craig left us with plenty of fruits and yogurt which we are very thankful for! There's a grocery store nearby but we never had to go out for extra snacks since we had the food Craig provided and the snacks we bought during the day around the city.
The train station is right beside the place so it was very convenient with travelling via train. Google maps would estimate a 35min travel time to the core of downtown but we'd actually get there in 15-20min.
Overall, our stay at Craig and Kathleen's place was exactly what we needed while we were in Chicago. Thank you for making us feel welcomed and at home here :)
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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.