Fantastic location by Michigan Avenue and Water Tower PlaceSpacious, comfortable living room
Mag Mile 2br/2ba bargain! A+ walks!
Hosted by Matthew
Matthew is the host.Matthew is a superhost.
6 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
6 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
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Superb location next to John Hancock Tower. Walk to nearly any attraction in central Chicago, or take a short bus or L ride along the coast to Lakeview or Hyde Park. Explore Chicago with this charming historic building as home!
More reviews about this apartment and host at https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/12272478

The space

I love my apartment. The building is nearly a century old and all the historic detail has been preserved: arched doorways, crown molding everywhere, fireplace, hardwood floors. It's a little creaky but it's got warmth and personality. Despite being in the heart of the city, the building is almost totally silent, even during rush hour.
The location is ideal for visiting Chicago's best spots. Nearly every Chicago tourist destination can be reached in an hour or less of very enjoyable walking. Below is a short sampling...
_10 minutes or less_
*Magnificent Mile, several malls, including all the designer labels
*Hancock Tower, Water Tower, historic churches, Museum of Contemporary Art, and dozens of restaurants
*Navy Pier
*Lake Michigan, Oak St. Beach
*Upscale dining/drinking at Pump Room, the "Viagra Triangle", etc.
*Gold Coast historic residential district, a great walk for architecture fans
_30 minutes or less_
*Lincoln Park, Zoo, Conservatory (both free and incredible)
*Downtown Loop, River Walk
*Millenium Park, "the Bean", Chicago Art Institute, Chicago Cultural Center
*Second City comedy club
*Old Town/N. Wells St.
_1 hour or less_
*Wicker Park
*United Center
*Greektown
*Boystown/Belmont Harbor
*Buckingham Fountain
*Museum Campus

I'm happy to help you plan your visit to take advantage of this great location and see as many places as possible whatever the length of your stay.

Guest access

You will have full use of the apartment: living room and kitchen as well as the free laundry room (I supply detergent and fabric softener). There's a master bedroom with private bathroom, and a second bedroom with a second bathroom just outside in the hall. Make yourself at home!

Interaction with guests

I will typically be at the apartment to greet you and give you a tour. If you want advice about visiting the city, I'm also happy to help. I can be reached most of the time by cellphone.

Other things to note

Keep in mind that Chicago has wild and wildly varied weather and pack accordingly. If you're coming during rainy season, consider bringing or buying a small umbrella. I own one large umbrella at the moment, good for two people, but I might be using it!

License or registration number

R17000018608
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Amenities
Lift
Internet
Wireless Internet

Prices
Extra people $20 AUD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $132 AUD
Weekly Discount: 5%
Weekend Price $316 AUD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

This is an apartment building like any other, so please respect our neighbors by keeping noise down at night and in common areas. No smoking at all in the apartment. Additionally, I prefer that people not wear shoes indoors (I provide house slippers). This isn't a requirement, just a preference. Finally, no parties!


Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

26 Reviews

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Linda User Profile
September 2017
Our stay at Matthew's place was great! There were 6 of us for a girls trip to Chicago and all thought it was a cute apartment! Love all the details of the older building. The floors did squeak, but, it's an older building and it can't be helped. The location can't be beat. Right next to Hancock Tower, and the shops along the Magnificent Mile. The apartment was quiet. Kitchen is updated. Communication was great. Matthew checked in during our stay to make sure everything was ok. Have views of the lake from the living room. Would definitely stay here again!

Justin User Profile
August 2017
Great host. Communicated every step of the way. Couldn't have asked for a better neighborhood. I hope this place is available for our next stay in Chicago!!

Beth User Profile
July 2017
Teo's apartment was very clean and in a wonderful neighborhood. We loved walking everywhere! The Cuban restaurant/ bar was a nice bonus as well- food so good! I highly recommend this place and the locale can't be beat!!

Nicholas User Profile
July 2017
The apartment was beautiful and perfectly located with great access to the Magnificent Mile! Check-in was a breeze and Teo was extremely helpful and responsive. We had a car during our visit and he gave detailed, helpful advice on parking options. He also texted us a couple of times during our 3-night stay to make sure we were doing OK. The apartment itself was very clean and well-kept. The unit is in an older building, but you would never know it except for the creakiness of the floors - everything in the apartment was up to date and modern. We would gladly stay here again, and I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a quiet, relaxing place to stay while exploring Chicago.

Barry User Profile
July 2017
We had a fantastic stay in Teo's apartment just off the Magnificent Mile in Chicago. The location is fantastic, and the apartment is wonderful - spacious, well laid out and appointed, on the 20th floor with amazing views out over the lake and of the nearby Hancock Tower. Teo was a brilliant host - great communication both before and during our stay, and the apartment was immaculate when we arrived. We are a family of six, two adulus and four kids ranging from 16 to 4 years old, and the apartment and arrangemets were perfect for us in every way. Highly recommended.

Amy User Profile
June 2017
Great location and spacious for 5 adults. Walking distance from so many tourist areas. Nice to make a pot of coffee in the morning and relax with a nice view and plenty of space.

Brad User Profile
June 2017
Don't hesitate to stay with Teo. He had everything ready for us. Towels were laid out and the whole apartment was spotless. He truly understands how to be a 5 star Air BNB host. Location is right off Michigan Ave and you can walk to just about everything. Book it!

Chicago, Illinois, United StatesJoined in February 2013
Matthew User ProfileMatthew is a superhost.

I'm now a superhost! Book with confidence :) Former ESL teacher living in Chicago. Traveling internationally and hosting people from all around the world are two of my favorite activities. I'm happy to give suggestions to make the most of your stay in this incredible city. I speak fluent Spanish and English, and enough French to get in trouble.

Languages: English, Español, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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