I bought this building 3 years ago and refinished all the original woodwork. Inspired by an old san francisco pensioner's hotel, I updated the rooms with cozy features and comfy blankets. There's many books from my eclectic collections and tons of DVDs and board games for your enjoyment. I've designed this space to honor the traditions of living in a Chicago Flat in an environmentally friendly lifestyle. There's a full kitchen, private bathroom and private dining and living rooms.
You'll get peaceful urban ambiance on this quiet neighborhood street. The Jefferson Park transit center is a 12 minute walk (or 4 minute bus ride.) You may hear birds singing in the morning. Your apartment is pet-free unless your small dog or cat is welcome as a traveling companion.
Kitchen, dishwasher, living room, dining room, wireless internet, soap, linens, books, DVDs, couches, backyard porch and garden (help yourself to anything in season!) You are welcome to spend time on the back porch and in the back yard. Please ask us before starting the fire pit or a grill.
Staying at the Lovejoy an exceptional experience. I live in the other unit with my housemates. Your apartment is your private space, but I'll be nearby if there's anything you need. Feel free to follow your own journey and message through the Airbnb messaging system when you have any questions. I'm happy to socialize with you and also respect your privacy and time. We'll probably meet in passing.
If there's anything special you need during your stay, just let me know!
Guest are expected to be respectful of the neighbors. Please put all trash and recycling in designated containers. Be quiet after 11pm. No tobacco smoking is permitted inside, but you are welcome to partake on the porch. Please crate your dog when leaving them alone. If your dog barks continuously, you may be asked to create a solution like taking the dog with you.
Please be considerate and respectful of all our neighbors.
Please close all windows and storm windows when there is a chance of rain. Close and lock windows and doors when leaving.
Please keep the apartment shoe-free for the healthiest indoor environment, and to limit noise for those below.
The building has air conditioning and heat though please limit it's use to save energy (and the environment.) If you need fans or extra blankets to be comfortable, please ask your host.
Be quiet after 11pm. This means no TV or loud conversations after 11pm. If there’s any noise after 11pm that you find uncomfortable, please contact the landlord for resolution.
Pickup after your pet.
Check out is easy. Clean up, take the garbage out to the back porch, wash dishes, pile up used linens and towels on the floor. Lock the doors.
There is a honeybee hive in the backyard. Give 10 feet of clearance to the front of the hive during the day.
I love designing living spaces. I'm fascinated by urban agriculture and social cultures. I first started traveling on Airbnb up and down the coast of California. Now, I enjoy meeting new people and socializing through Airbnb hosting. I've met many great friends through the hosting experience. I like showing Chicago to new people and giving recommendations on what to do around town.
Books, movies, vegetarian food, clean water, indoor plumbing are a few things I couldn't live without. :)