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Liz Serritella

Member since: 2005
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Speaks english

Downtown Chicago Luxury Home - Elegance, Comfort, Convenience

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


Photos and Description of this Old Town holiday house

House - 3 Bedrooms - 3 Baths - (Sleeps 3-9)

Downtown, spacious, elegant and new, this luxury short term rental home occupies the 3,250 square foot west wing of a Chicago city house custom built in 1999 to state-of-the-art building codes and modern living demands. With private guest entrance, three bedrooms each with en-suite bath and generous living spaces with paintings and sculpture from three centuries, the guest house is unique in Near North downtown Chicago.

All bedrooms have a queen-size bed with 13 inch deep top-of-the-line mattress, in-room bathroom with Kohler comfort height toilet, cable TV with VCR, walk-in closet with UL-rated wall safe and seating area.

Common areas feature a 45 foot long living room/dining room with sumptuous furniture and significant art, larger screen cable TV with VCR, a 300 title quality video collection, phonograph with extensive 33 RPM vintage record collection, Baldwin baby grand piano with player function, marble fireplace, board games and radio with CD player.

Rounding out the common areas are a fully equipped chef's kitchen with a complete line of professional cookware and service for two dozen, a rooftop deck with city skyline views, a study with executive desk, a penthouse sitting area, and laundry / workout room with Maytag Neptune washer and dryer, ironing table and iron and new commercial grade Life Fitness Total Body Elliptical Cross Trainer and Recumbent Bike.

Upon arrival, the guest house is stocked with breakfast foods, beverages and snacks. Rates include permits for parking in our 24 hour restricted parking zone. Complimentary wireless internet (WiFi) is accessible at all points in the property. Daily room refreshing may be available by arrangment.

Located on Chicago's affluent, upscale Near North side, the house is a neat one mile north of North Michigan Avenue (the Magnificent Mile) and two miles north of the central business district (the Loop). Within two blocks are the Treasure Island Supermarket, a 24-hour Walgreen’s Pharmacy, a stellar 24-hour X-Sport fitness center and the only 24-hour Starbucks in Chicago. Three other major supermarkets are 4 blocks distant. Whole Foods is one mile west as is Binny's Wines and Spirits with great variety at great prices. Epicurean and casual restaurants, live music venues, theaters, museums, art galleries and park, zoo and beach are a short walk or a quick trip by pubic transportation or taxi cab.

Please note MINIMUM STAY REQUIREMENTS for advance booking: 3-7 nights are generally required over weekend and demand dates.


More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Liz Serritella (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks english


based on 16 traveller reviews

Downtown Chicago Luxury Home - Elegance, Comfort, Convenience
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Wonderful place wonderful hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Just great! Very clean home in a great & safe location. Unique interior design details that makes for a very fun and conferrable stay. We had 5 of us in our group of family and friends and we all enjoyed our 6 night stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Louis, Missouri

Fun time all around.

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I stayed at the house this past weekend. The house is beautiful and well taken care of. It was so nice to be able to make a pot of coffee, use the full size refrigerator and play records from the massive record collection. The home let us spend lots more time together and get to anywhere in Chicago. Great location, great atmosphere and great experience.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 21, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester, NY

Great place for large groups

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 9 adults stayed here in November and loved it. The living area is large enough that we could all sit together, the kitchen is fully stocked with things like bagels, hot & cold cereal, popcorn, ramen soup...all things that helped for snacks in a pinch and were our breakfast everyday. The beds were awesome and having 4 bathrooms were a huge help with so many of us. The location is great for Old Town. Second City is right around the corner. We would highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC

Chicago Chateau

  • 5 of 5

Me and my friends had a great time staying in what we have now dubbed, The Chicago Chateau. The place was very comfortable and convenient for my group of 10 that was in town for a sports competition. The location offered all the conveniences one could ever want: Subway and easy cab access, Great neighborhood restaurants, 24 hr Starbucks, and a drug store all within a block walking distance. And the house was close to the our sporting event venue at Montrose Beach Park.

Liz, the Owner, was very gracious. She had snacks and maps available for us and made sure we were well informed about the place and the neighborhood.

The house itself was great. Liz and her husband Mike have decorated the place with some awesome antique pieces that gave the place a very European vibe. The roof deck and sun room were great to come home to after a long day of playing sports. And the view of all iconic architectural buildings was awesome and picturesque.

I can go on about this place, but I say, Book it! You wont be disappointed. I have stayed in a few places using this site and by far, this one has been the best! And I definitely plan to book it again next year, as our event is an annual one.

Thanks Liz and Mike for making our stay great.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Los Angeles

AMAZING house in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of friends meet in Chicago to explore the city and check out Wrigley Field for a Cubs game. With most hotels in the city being sold out that particular weekend, we decided to rent this house for the weekend. The owners, Michael and Liz, were very hospitable. In fact, they even provided snacks for us!

While the pictures of this house here on VRBO are nice, it is much more impressive in person. From the moment that Michael walked us into the house, we knew that we had chose wisely. It is a beautiful and clean home with a ton of personality. Aside from the really cool decor, it had so much to offer . . . like an office upstairs with a computer (that had a high speed internet connection), a mini gym downstairs, a piano, tons of books, and a TV in nearly every room!

With the four bedrooms (each complete with a full bathroom and spacious walk-in closet), there was plenty of space for everyone. The rooftop deck was a great area for us to enjoy a beautiful afternoon and the living room was much bigger than expected. The house is within walking distance of several excellent bars/restaurants/comedy venues. And the train to Wrigley is also nearby! If our group makes another trip out to Chicago, we would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Great Luxury Townhome for a Family or Group

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Michael and Liz's spotless four bedroom townhome near the heart of Old Town, which was also very convenient to Lincoln Park. We walked all over Old Town and Lincoln Park and used cabs to go every place else. This elegant townhome has everything you need and is filled with books, magazines, music and interesting art and objects. The bedrooms are large, with comfortable beds and tons of pillows. Each bedroom has its own bathroom. There were several TV's but we didn't use them because we were too busy. There is also a small office in between the bedrooms on one floor. One amenity we really appreciated was that the kitchen was already stocked with everything you need for a light breakfast, including coffee, tea, milk, OJ, bagels, muffins. There was even a huge jar of oreos and microwave propcorn for a late night snack. The owners live next door, which was great because when we needed help with our WiFi, Liz appeared in about 60 seconds. They are not intrusive though. We will definitely be back and I give this my highest rating. I can't think of a single improvement. My only caution would be if you have elderly or handicapped guests because there are lots of stairs.

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
O'Hare and Midway
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Union Station - Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
IL Route 90-94
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
North Avenue Beach
Car: not necessary

McCormick Place Convention Center (5 miles south), Merchandise Mart (1.5 miles south), North Michigan Avenue shopping (1 mile south), the Loop (2 miles south), Beach (.5 mile) Navy Pier (2.5 miles), Live Music, Dance Clubs, Cubs, Sox, Bulls, Bears, Lincoln Park, Lake Michigan, the Lincoln Park Zoo.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Old Town, Illinois

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
1 May 2016 - 4 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
5 Dec - 10 Jan
3 night minimum stay
11 Jan - 28 Feb
3 night minimum stay
1 Mar - 30 Apr
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.9%

Rates vary depending on time of the year, length of stay, number of overnight guests & planned use of the house.

Rates are adjusted up or down, higher for peak and demand dates & for shorter stays, lower for off peak & longer stays. Base rates are for single or double occupancy in each of the queen beds. An additional fee, either flat or per night, is charged for extra twin beds or extra guests

We require a deposit for the cost of the first and last nights of the stay or 50% of the cost of the stay, including tax, whichever is greater. We accept VISA, MC and AMEX. The balance would be charged on the morning of your arrival to the same credit card that you use for the deposit unless you advise us beforehand that you would like to use a different card.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Old Town, Illinois

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Lake
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Gym
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Study Room
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine ...
  • water cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed , Twin Rollaway Available
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Twin Rollaway Available
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
  • Each bedroom has a queen size bed. Extra bedding includes a day bed / twin bed in the master bedroom and two twin size rollaway beds that can be set up in the master and midsize bedrooms. Maximum capacity of 9 is based on two sharing each of the queen size beds.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • video player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • jacuzzi ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Rates include permits for parking on Restricted Parking Street. Complimentary Wi-Fi Throughout, Breakfast Foods, Jetted Tub in Master Bath, Extra sleeping includes twin rollaway beds; Workout room with Life Fitness commercial grade Total Body Workout Elliptical machine and Recumbent Bike; Baldwin Baby Grand Piano with Player Function; Phonograph with large vintage record collection; board games and many books. Hosting both corporate and family and friends groups. So that we may advise on sleeping arrangements, it is helpful when parties advise us of their affinity group and parties with children specify the children's' genders and ages.