The front room. Feel free to lounge, window faces WestThe Front door, facing West.
Graffiti Garden Room Bed & Bath
6 Gäste
1 Schlafzimmer
1 Bett
1 Badezimmer
6 Gäste
1 Schlafzimmer
1 Bett
1 Badezimmer
Bitte leg die Anzahl der Erwachsenen fest.
Bitte leg die Anzahl der Kinder fest.
Alter: 2–12 J.
Bitte leg die Anzahl der Kleinkinder fest.
Unter 2 J.
Höchstens 6 Gäste. Kleinkinder werden nicht in die Gesamtzahl der Gäste eingerechnet.
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Finished basement in single family home: Queen bed- memory foam, Queen air bed & Ikea Friheten Queen size Sofa Bed. Room sleeps total 6 people. Private bathroom with stand-up shower & toilet. Private entrance exit included. Free, no hassle parking. Safe to walk at night. Relaxed, quiet environment near midway airport, public park, CTA & race track. LGBTQ welcomed in our home! There is a Pet fee.
For a private room in same house, that is less expensive, see my other listing RED ROOM LOFT BED

Der Wohnraum

Very traditional for the area in this type of home a Chicago basement room. The Graffiti on the walls created by local Chicago graffiti artist.
Most artwork, canvas paintings and photography by personal friends or family. If you are offended by artwork that displays nudity, violence, urban decay, sex , drugs, rock & roll or just plain can't stand the sight of a skull, please do not book here. There is no TV, electronics or stereo in the room at the moment. There is a Queen size bed that fits two people, a Queen size sofa bed that fits two more people and a Queen size air mattress is available for a two additional people. Please realize that it will be a tight fit, as all the beds will be in same room.
The floor of bedroom is vinyl tile. Bathroom and kitchen are ceramic tile.
The home is supplied with central heat and air conditioning, because this is a basement room, it does tend to be cooler than the rest of the home. For this reason, there is a additional wall heater for comfort during the winter months, located in the rear of the room, on the North wall.

Zugang für Gäste

Please feel free to use the kitchen and front room on the main floor. If weather permits, feel free to hang out in the backyard. You may enter and exit through the front or back door, most people use the front door because it is easier.
There is an home alarm, will set up a code for you to use before you arrive.
Do not come upstairs to the 2nd floor, this is our bedroom area which may include another guest, we value our privacy as much as you value yours. The only guest allowed on 2nd floor is guest who is rented a bedroom on that floor. If you need something do not come upstairs to look for it, please give a shout, call, text or email and I will gladly try and help you get what you need.

Interaktion mit Gästen

We work and go to school during the weekdays. More flexible with our time on the weekends. Up for a chat, give suggestions for your trip and be available for you, should you have questions but depending on the time and days you will be here, we might hardly see each other. As much privacy as you desire will be respected and provided.

Weitere wichtige Infos

Although we are avid music lovers, this is a quiet , low volume home due to our busy days, we highly value coming home to a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere, perfect if you want to study or get some work done, guest are encouraged to keep entertainment noise contained to their perspective room, with volume low or use headphones, in particular during the weekdays! The room is down a flight of stairs and separated from the rest of the house by a curtain. There is no door, only this curtain. Additional privacy can be added by a room divider that is set up for you at the foot of staircase/ entrance to the room. You will have privacy but no sound barrier, meaning if we are on the main floor/ kitchen you will hear us and we will hear you. This might be an issue if you are a light sleeper or extremely value a sound barrier. There maybe two or three people living in the home at the time of your stay. Weekdays, we get up around 630am and will be busy in the kitchen making some noise with breakfast and getting ready to head out for the day, the home will be silent after 730am when we leave for the day. I promise the noise in kitchen will only last a few minutes. Due to an elementary school being a few doors down, the children playing recess outside can be heard during the day. Other than that, its a pretty quiet home. We have a very spoiled guinea pig on 2nd floor, if you are allergic please let us know so we will not bring him out of his cage or downstairs. He lives most of his life on the 2nd floor so your allergy should not flare up during your stay here.
Everyone in the home is conscious of environmental issues and healthy diets, but as some would speculate, we are not all vegetarians please note that there might be meat and non recycle items in the home. We are part of the local punk DIY community. Waldorf School parent and Loyola University of Chicago parent resides in the home. Musician and artist reside in the home. LGBTQ friendly. Babysitting, pet sitting, car rides, and laundry service might be available for separate fee, please ask if interested.
Please include children in the number of guest when booking!!
Please include pet as a second guest, although this listing, will not automatically charge you for the second guest, there will be a pet fee added if you decide room here with your pet. There Will BE A PET FEE!
There is a washer and dryer in the home, please make arrangements with me to use them on your own.
The metal garbage can is for regular trash
The black garbage can is for recycled trash
If you need additional heat, there will be extra blankets (check the closet next to the bathroom) for you to keep warm but please feel free to turn on the wall heater, move the furniture away from the wall heater before you turn it ON and remember to to turn off the it OFF when you leave the room for an extending period of time.
This my home, not a hotel please remember that
WIFI network: 2Wire399
Code: Can be found on kitchen wall

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Zusätzliche Personen 22 € / Nacht bei mehr als 2 Gästen
Reinigungsgebühr 30 €
Kaution 432 €
Wochenrabatt: 10%
Wochenendpreis 48 € / Nacht
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Schlafzimmer 1
1 Doppelbett (mind. 1,50 x 2 m), 1 Schlafcouch, 1 Luftmatratze

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Keine Partys oder Veranstaltungen
Der Check-in ist jederzeit nach 15:00
Check-out bis 12:00

Please READ ALL THE RULES before booking, this helps to ensure both a happy guest and host!! Happy people are awesome!!
-If you need an ODD HOUR early check-in, late check-out or luggage storage, I am flexible with times but let's discuss before completing reservation. Your room may still be in use by previous guest and I need time to make it clean and ready for you! Dear Instant book guest and SAME DAY BOOKERS, if you make your reservation after MIDNIGHT, most likely I am asleep and will not respond till normal waking hours. Please be patient for reply and understand that access to enter the home is not immediate.
-Weekdays, no noise after 10pm, We rise early for our workdays.
-Weekends, no noise after midnight.
-No noise before 9am on weekends or holidays.
-Noise and conversations must be contained in your room, This is a peaceful quiet house, therefore please be extra considerate at all times with regards to your volume level. No loud conversations, no loud TV, no loud music, no yelling, no heckling, no cackling! All electronics in commons spaces must be on headphones, other people live here , please remember that!
-Please be mindful of loud cell phone use and electronics in common areas, if you are in a common area such as kitchen or front room, and must answer your phone, you must ALSO leave the area and complete your conversation in your room. No one else here wants to hear your conversation!! It is very rude to have a phone conversation while someone else in the room is preparing their food, eating at the table or simply just wants to chill in the same room. In particular I ask for Absolutely NO talking on phone in bathroom and NO SPEAKER PHONE conversations in the home. Speaker phone conversation are extremly loud and can heard through the entire home. Please use headphones for all electronics in common areas.
-Your Clock Alarm can be heard through the whole house, please turn it off once it goes off the first time. Hitting snooze and allowing your alarm to repeatedly go off is very disturbing and rude, other people live here and may not have the same schedule.
-Do not leave clothes laying around in the common areas
-Lost keys will be charged $25
-Do not move furniture
-Only exception to furniture rule: Move furniture away from wall heater if in use, and please remember to turn it off when leaving the room for extending period of time.
-Do NOT burn or light incense/candles. Besides the danger in this, the odor maybe intolerable to others in the home. Be considerate and use logic please! You will be charged a fee if incense or candle is used.
-DO NOT TOUCH the thermostat, if you are cold or too hot please let me know and i will adjust the temperature. In particular please be aware the windows should be closed if heater or air conditioner is ON. The basement is always much cooler than rest of home.
-Please turn off lights, radio, computer, etc.. when not in use/and or you leave the room
-No smoking in the home, smoking is permitted in backyard or anywhere outside basically.
-Drinking alcohol is allowed, but I strongly request that you limit your intake and maintain responsibility for your behavior while drinking in my home. This is not a place to party or get crazy drunk.
-No food or drink allowed in your room, sorry! Only capped bottles of water are allowed. Use kitchen at anytime, but please be mindful of the noise......example: do not use the blender or prepare a 6 course meal at 2am!! no matter how quiet you try to be, we will hear you.
-Oven use is ONLY permitted for long -term guest, those staying over 28 days. Short-term guest CANNOT use the oven. Please note that there will be a additional cleaning fee of $50 for oven use regardless how often you use it. Let's talk before you use the oven.
-Please do not leave your food cooking unattended. This is very dangerous, and I do not want a fire in my house! If you are cooking please stay in the kitchen, If I notice stove or oven ON and you are not in the kitchen, I will turn it off.
-Food that is stored in the fridge or cupboards needs to be inside a closed container with a lid, do NOT store open containers or plates of food in fridge, your food will be THROWN OUT! I have glassware you can borrow, but you must buy your own foil or saran warp if that is the way you wish to store your food. Storing your food in an improper manner causes foul odor and a mess, hence this rule!
-Please clean up after yourself in the kitchen immediately after use, this includes the sick, stove, counter-tops, table, fridge and floor of kitchen. Dirty items left on counter tops or table brings in hoards of ants and other unwanted insects.
-ONLY use your designated bathroom.
-ONLY TOILET PAPER in the TOILET, anything else for example, sanitary napkins, tampons, q- tips, cotton balls, hair balls/shavings please dispense in trash. The toilet will get clogged if anything but toilet paper is flushed into it. No hair shavings or trim in the sink drain, it will get clogged.
-Please clean your hair out from the drains.
-Long Term guest, anyone staying for twenty eight nights or more, are required to pay for extra cleaning service OR agree to maintain the cleanliness of their space during their stay. Note the the payment for cleaning with booking is a one time fee that is not substantial if you staying long term. You will be charged additional cleaning fees through resolution center if upon your departure your long term rental requires deep cleaning do to negligence. (example: two inches of mold in shower)
-There is a fee for laundry services, using washer and laundry is two dollars fee per load. please leave the cash in the tin box that is labeled to the right of the washer. Long term guest will have a slightly different fee arrangement. If you want someone to do your laundry for you, I can arrangement that as well with an additional charge. Let's talk before using the washer and dryer.
-NO guest in home that are not part of the reservation. Exception to rule is if you are a long term guest, staying over twenty eights nights, you may have guest, but no Over-Night guest and I must know their names and purpose of their visit
-Well behaved pets and children are allowed, but I reiterate "well behaved". Unfortunately we cannot accommodate your pet if they have anxiety issues, chew/ claw at furniture, are not potty trained or barks/ meows during sleeping hours, Pets cannot be left unattended and are not allowed on beds, couches or any furniture. Please note that a Pet fee will be added if you choose to bring your furry friend .
-When booking the room please include pet in the number of guest for correct reservation and will discuss pricing for pet fee before booking.
-The home is not child proof, please keep a mindful eye on your child and do not let them wander into unattended rooms of the home. We cannot accommodate your child if they cannot sleep through the night, have bed wetting issues or behavioral problems. I am a parent myself and do apologies for the rules with children and pets but I need to keep the home suitable with low maintenance for future guest.
-If you break or damage something, please notify me immediately, I do understand accidents happen, but it is extremely offensive to withhold this information from your host
-Remember this is my home, and NOT a hotel
-Break the rules, you risk the reservation being canceled. Which means you will be required to leave.

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32 Bewertungen

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Nutzerprofil von Darci
Juli 2017
We will definitely stay at Maricela's again. Check in was smooth, and communication was excellent. The room was spacious and comfortable and her house was in a good area. We had everything we needed and more. The room was spacious and stayed cool in the summer heat, and the bed was very nice with comfortable with memory foam pillows Maricela obviously goes out of her way to make sure her guests are comfortable and safe in her home. Thanks again Maricela!!

Nutzerprofil von Mark
Juli 2017
We had a wonderful stay for two nights. The place is very nice, and Maricela was very communicative the entire time. We had everything we needed. Maricela is an excellent host and I'd definitely stay at this place again. The beds were comfortable, the room was very big, and Maricela clearly went out if her way to make sure we had everything we needed.

Nutzerprofil von Jeffrey
Juli 2017
Maricela was an awesome host! She made it easy for us to check in when we were getting in late and gave us some great tips on public transit and neighborhoods to explore in the city. The house was quiet and clean and had all the space we needed. It was a perfect fit.

Nutzerprofil von Luis
Juli 2017
Marciela was very helpful and very understanding. She was also very flexible with checking in. There were no problems at all, and I wouldn't mind booking again in the future.

Nutzerprofil von Dietta
Juni 2017
Excellent communication! Very considerate of my arrival time providing thorough instructions to the entry of the charming home. A short and sweet stay!

It was a great place to stay and def would recommend to others. You will be comfy and safe. No issues with parking either

Nutzerprofil von Angelia
Juni 2017
Privacy is limited as there's only a curtain and screen between the bedroom and the stairs leading to the rest of the house. You can hear everything and everyone and they can hear and see you.
Nutzerprofil von MaricelaMaricela ist ein Superhost.
Antwort von Maricela:
All the details and exact description of the room is included in my listing before booking. The room is on a different level of the house, separated by a flight of stairs, a curtain and a canvas wood framed room divider. No one will see you, but noise and odor travels easily through the vents and walls therefore a sound barrier is minimal. Angelia was a long term guest, staying almost 5 months. I believe this was her first time using airbnb for a long term reservation. Before arrival it was obvious she did not read the house rules. There were repeated issues with respecting house rules and common courtesy. She indeed needed much more privacy, everyone in the home could tell had a hard time living with us. Other people live here including the owner of the home, which is ME! In my home there is no way to "hide" unauthorized guests, burning incense, food in unauthorized rooms, the list goes on.There is an option on airbnb to book an Entire Home or Apartment to oneself and I think this would have been a more appropriate housing option for Angelia. She is not a suitable roommate candidate for my type of living arrangement. Always be in agreement with house rules before booking! Thank you
Juni 2017

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Nutzerprofil von MaricelaMaricela ist ein Superhost.

I am professional in the Women's health field. I have both an undergrad and graduate degree from the College of Nursing at UIC. I work in a local Healthcare Center.
I am fluent in Spanish. Chicago Native.
I enjoy Bikram yoga, jogging, photography, traveling, art walks, and I am a complete MUSIC NERD, listening to records, love live music, will travel long distance even out of country for a show or favorite musician.....

Before the airbnb era, I often house swapped, couch surfed, traded room& board for a service, used other popular websites to find room rentals, etc!

Favorite quote “What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?”
― Vincent van Gogh

My partner is paraprofessional in the library science field. He works in a near suburban public library. He is fluent in Spanish. He is also a professional musician, plays guitar and bass. Chicago Native
He enjoys reading, writing, biking,jogging, cooking, traveling and yes he is also a music nerd.

We both have traveled extensively, having been to several countries outside of North America, we most often prefer the comfort of a home when away, rather than a posh hotel. For both economical and sustainable reasons, most of these travels have been on a budget, in which we prefer to defer the big tourist hot spots, and spend our money in local communities. Live like a local is our travel motto!!

So far we have hosted a very diverse array of guests: medical & nursing students, people here for internships, work projects, railroad engineers, vacationers, last minute get-away trips, road trip pit stops, stranded at the airport, music festival junkies, the list goes on, feel free to add yourself to the list!! Our longest airbnb reservation was for an international graduate student who stayed 8 months as she awaited her work visa to be approved, while working as an accountant at a manufacturing company a few miles away from our home. Our shortest airbnb reservations are one nighters who sometimes just want a few hours of sleep or rest while stranded or waiting on a flight from midway airport, but even ohare airport has provided us some lovely guest as well!

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