this is a 2 bedroom 2 bath garden unit- a 2 minute walk to the Belmont Blueline Station ( 20-25 minutes to the loop- downtown). It is an extension of my home- but the place is all yours (private entrance, kitchen, laundry ) there are 2 bedrooms and 2 baths but it can accommodate 8 people total, with very comfy sleeper couch and inflatable bed.
I live upstairs will be available to help in any way I can
the building was gutted and rehabbed in 2009 - the floor of the unit was lowered (dug out) to create higher ceilings. The apartment is spacious and very comfortable - the open floor plan allows for a great social experience if you are traveling with a group yet privacy with the location of the bedrooms.
You have access to the entire apartment as well as the yard- if you'd like to use the grill please let me know and we can go over the basics about it
I live upstairs and am available via text or email if you have any questions or problems- I generally do my best to meet each guest upon arrival - enjoy your stay!
I like to keep check in at 3pm and check out at noon but am generally flexible with check in and check out times- it usually depends on the booking schedule-which I will communicate to you as it develops- you can always leave your bags at the house (upstairs) if you need to arrive early before check in time or late after checkout time-
the front does not lock on its own - you must put the key in and lock it as you leave
Please open bathroom doors or put fan on after showering (to let moisture out)
- Parties and Events are upon negotiation - please communicate before booking
- please put dishes in dishwasher before checking out
- please- no large knives or cooking pans in dishwasher
- pets are allowed upon request and negotiation- pet fee required
I am a former professional ballet dancer in transition hopefully another exciting career-I love yoga, people,cooking,reading,movies and wines-still amateur about gardening - but like it regardless---
I lived in Germany for 3 years-long ago (my German is emarassingly bad) but can get by with a little practice- I speak fluent French and am currently learning Spanish-
I have family ties in France - hence the reason i speak French--
I moved to Chicago 14 years ago for work (dancing) and still its so far my favorite place to live- Right now my schedule is random but when Im here -Im happy to hang out - or send you off to a great restaurant or connect you with friends that might have insights on other aspects of Chicago - music-clubs- art-
If Im not here- I have a friend that will come and stay to take care of you and the house
I have 2 dogs - Maggie and Tyler- Maggie is an 11 year old Havanese that thinks she's still a young girl- she knows tricks and will do them with the clear understanding that treats are involved- SHE WILL MANIPULATE YOU - be strong...(she needs to keep her girlish figure for the next guests :))
Tyler is a 10 year old Bichon-Poo- he doesnt care about treats - he only wants love-
HE WILL MANIPULATE YOU- feel the love
THIS AREA OF CHICAGO has a couple of my favorite restaurants of all time- Im happy to give suggestions when you arrive
Chicago has so much to offer -whether spring summer or fall- and yes even winter- I hope to make your stay not only enjoyable but memorable as well