Artist's Apartment with Backyard
- Air conditioning
- Parking available
|Address||W. Erie St, 60612 Chicago, United States|
|Property type||Private room|
|Response time||A few hours|
|Calendar updated||A month ago|
Mere blocks from us are delicious restaurants, coffee shops, vegan eats, salons, trendy bars with photo booths, pool tables and craft cocktails. Let’s not forget the classic dive bars, homey diners, outdoor patios you can still smoke in and friendly 4AM dive bars for the adventurous. It is all here. Only a 6 minute bus ride (20 minute walk) to Wicker Park’s famous (Six Corners) for more bars, clubs, music and street fest, restaurants and debauchery. Your trip is as classy as you want make it, choose your own adventure! We'd be happy to give you recommendations for things to do, places to eat, things to see.
We are near many street and musical summer fests (Riot Fest, Pitchfork, North Coast, West Fest, DoDivision etc) as well.
Hop on the bus to downtown to get some culture, visit museums, see the sites, shop til you drop, or catch a sporting event. We are also only 2 blocks from a Divvy bike station so you should bring a helmet if you feel so inclined.
This two bedroom apartment has two bathrooms as well (one for you and one for us), a living room, dining room, art room, office, large kitchen, back enclosed porch, backyard with patio, free laundry in eerie basement, and a free parking spot in the garage. Free 75 mb WIFI is supplied of course.
Your cozy room can sleep two people. The room has an individual mini heater or a/c window unit depending on the season, so you can control your own comfortable temperature. There will be fresh towels and bedding for you to use.
I work 8-5 employing creative talent and my boyfriend, Michael, owns a web design and development company. We are a very sociable couple so if you want to share a meal or have a couple drinks together we are more than happy to oblige. However, if you are looking for some privacy the apartment is large enough to leave you to your own devices. (There may be weekends when we are out of town during the summer. If you reserve during one of these weekends you would have the place to pretty much to yourself. Our roommate would be checking in to make sure animals are taken care of daily, your needs are met and that any plants are still alive.)
We have a twelve year old boxer dog, Payton, named after Walter Payton from the Bears...NOT Manning so don’t even ask. We also have one adult cat. You will never see Kitty because, well, life scares her.
Are you a night owl or do you just want to stay in and marathon some Netflix? No problem! Pop up some popcorn and snuggle up on the couch while you watch your flicks on a 8’ projector screen with surround sound.
In the summer you can play bags in our alley, set up a backyard movie viewing on the projector screen, relax in our little backyard grill or barrel smoker and make some grub . We fully support grilling in the winter as well. Of course the kitchen is fully stocked with dishes, pots, pans, utensils etc for you to make meals at the apartment if you wanted.
We are happy to share a meal with you upon request. We welcome you to purchase groceries and cook in the home as well. You are also welcome to use our pots/pans/plates, but please wash them after use.
Please let us know if you happen to break anything.
|Price for > 2 guests||$ 34 CA per guest/night extra|
|Check-in after||On arrangement|
|Check-in before||On arrangement|
|Check-out before||On arrangement|
Enjoyed our stay in Chicago. We were met warmly and Magoo was very easy and relaxed host. Location was great, the area very cute, easy access to transport. We had all we needed and the room and bathroom clean for an older type home. Michelle who shared the house was lovely and very helpful. Thanks Michelle and thanks Magoo and Kyra for having us. All was good.
Although the people were friendly...the benefits of this accommodation were greatly exaggerated. I had requested privacy. I was told I could close a door to the kitchen & basically have my own apartment. Not so. A renter was sleeping in the room next to ours. The renters in the upstairs apt. were very loud with strangers coming & going, almost non stop partying. Also, there were periodic clusters, albeit small of black ants in the home. I have been deliberating on whether to write this for a year, but it has stayed with me, so...This may be good for 1 or 2 night backpackers.
We had a fantastic time at Kyra and Michaels House. It was just one night but we slept very well and all the Tipps we received from Michael were very helpful (Kuma's Corner was a blast)!!!
And Payton and the crazy cat were so lovely!
Thank you for everything. Next time we come to Chicago we know were to stay!
Magoo and Kyra were very friendly and helpful guests, giving us great advices for our stay in Chicago. The location is peaceful, but quite close to restaurants, bars and shops. Highly recommended !
I didn't have the opportunity of meeting Kyra, but Michael was an amazing host, helping me in any doubt I have and having incredible advices.
Their house is in a really convenient situation, close enough to the center and well communicated due to lots of buses.
I definitely would recommend this place to everyone going to Chicago!
Really nice place in a quiet neighborhood, but close to great bars and restaurants. Kyra and Magoo are so friendly and give helpful tips about what best to see, eat and drink in Chicago. Absolute recommendation!
A very nice couple, which is not just into making money, but which is really interested in helping you to have a pleasant stay and into getting to know new people. They help you out and as born Chicagoans they give you (secret) tipps about the city and, if possible, even show you arround and take you to nice places. We highly recommend staying there, if you want to get to know 'the real Chicago'. Thanks for letting us stay at your house!
The house is vary very very confortable and nice.... The kitchen is beautiful...the bed is perfect....in bus is near to chicago about 10 minutes.... The neighborhood is quiet and pretty.... Magoo is a nice personand his coffee is great jejeje i will repeat with sure... Thanks magoo and kyra...i am said for not know to kyra .. The next time will be
The stay was awesome !
The apartment is close to downtown (10 minutes by bike or bus) and especially to the famous United Center (less than 5 minutes by bike).
I had my own room with a very comfortable bed.
The neighborhood is also very nice.
The hosts are very kind, helpful and open-minded.
They know everything you need to know about the city and it´s very fun to spend time with them.
Brief, here, you have everything you need to enjoy your stay.
I´ll definetly come back. You can´t have it better !
We are not sure if we can or better should give a perfect, great.... Just because if we do than all of you go there and find this nice open heart and funny couple and we have a hard time to get this room again for the next stay. It's true we had way to less time with them but we come back for sure!!!! Thank you for this (extra) perfect time. Angie and Michi
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