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Also, this is a third floor apartment—the very top floor. You'll find a little bouquet on the door. There are air conditioners in the bedroom and living room, and a standing fan for the kitchen. Just a heads up, that there are stairs and it will get warm.
This spacious one-bedroom apartment also has a large living room with a comfortable couch for an additional sleeper--as well as a daybed! And it is so, so close to the Blue Line train--but not so close the train rattles the windows. Also very close: the California bus and the Armitage bus.
A block from the California Blue Line stop, you'll be able to shuffle downtown in mere minutes. The booming Logan Square restaurant and bar scene is a short walk from the front door. Or, lounge in the sun-filled living room, use the desk and wi-fi to catch up on work, or sip some lemonade on the cute back deck. Street parking is almost never a problem, though it is getting trickier in the evening. Also! Portions of the street ARE permit only--keep an eye out. This classic Chicago apartment will enhance your Chicago experience, as will the paintings and prints by local artists that line the walls.
The building is charming and well kept, but it is over 100 yrs old. Sometimes the water lightens for a second (though it's never cold), and sometimes, you must open the windows, because the radiators have worked too well (not a bad problem to have). The living room and the bedroom each have AC window units, though the kitchen can get warm in the summer. The apartment also gets a great breeze, because the backdoor opens onto the top (3rd) floor balcony. It's true--they don't build them like they used to: you will rarely hear the neighbors. However! Please remove shoes and be careful when dropping bags. The floor does amplify sound to the person below.
The pets will need to stay home (allergies), but children could be discussed. Also, small groups could be discussed. The apartment could--and has--worked well for a friends weekend, etc. There's no smoking in the apartment, but you could smoke on the back deck.
There are many shelves of books that you are welcome to dive into during your stay. If you wanted the opportunity to discover new Chicago writers or catch up on some contemporary fiction, it will be available to you.
There is a television with the basic channels.
The apartment has a full kitchen with everything you need to make meals. A coffee maker, grinder, and coffee are also provided. There is a kettle for tea.
Just a couple blocks from the apartment is Palmer Square Park, and it's a great place to jog or walk --there's a path that circles it. There's also a small playground, if you do have a child.
You'll have the full apartment.
I'll be available for any questions you might have. Texting is the best way to reach me.
Guests are expected to treat the apartment as they would an aunt's or their mother's friend's house. ( I hesitate to say your own friend's house, because, personally, I'm never particularly well-behaved at my good friends' houses. Especially while on vacation.)
The agreed upon number of guests is the limit. If someone stops by for a glass of wine, it's no big deal. But, no parties, etc. There are plenty of places nearby for loud group revelry.
Shoes should come off in the apartment. This is not a cleanliness issue; I'm not worried about little messes, etc. But, shoes sound like thunder to the apartment dweller below.
If something breaks, it's not a big deal. I won't leave anything out that you'll need to worry about. But, if it happens, please do let me know.