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VERY SAFE. CLOSE 2 Everything. Skyline View, Great Reviews. Parking, Tub

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 120 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1.5 Baths Sleeps 6

You will really enjoy staying in our rentals. Check out our reviews.

We are offering great specials through May 18th. Summer rates are an excellent value.


__ Large Comfortable Apartment That You Will Love

__ 5 Star Reviews.

__ 2nd Apartment Available. You Can Rent the Entire Building.

Our Location:

__ 15 Minutes to Everything that is Chicago.

__ One Click and Uber or Lyft transport you.

__ 15 to Navy Pier, Millennium Park, Our Theater District

__ 15 to Bears Games. 20 to Blackhawks and Bulls,

__ 10 Minutes to McCormick Place.

Your Apartment:

__ 2 Bedrooms. 3 Comfy Queen Beds. 3rd bed is Sleeper Sofa in Living Room. Our Living Room is a separate area with complete privacy.

__ Fully Stocked Kitchen. Everything That You Need to Cook Meals.

__ Amazing 5 Foot by 3.5 Foot Steam bath Shower.

__ Grohe Body Sprays. See the Picture. Guests Say They Are Like a Massage

__ New 65 Inch TV. Cozy Living Room.

__ Large Dining Room Table. 4 Person Kitchen Table

Our Area:

__ Quiet and Very Safe Area. Our home for 19 years.

__ Voted Safest Area for Trick or Treating at Halloween by Zillow

__ Why Were We voted Safest? More Police live in our area than any other.

__ Eat Real Chicago Food and save big $$$ eating locally when you want to.

__ A Historic, Friendly, and Safe Chicago Neighborhood.

Our Building:

__ Huge 5 Star Hot Tub

__ Amazing Skyline View from our Seasonal Deck.

__ Patio with Picnic Table and Gas Grill.

__ All Great Places to Relax After a Long Day.

__ Garage Parking Space Included.

__ 2 Washing Machines and 2 Dryers.

* For March and April through April 21st, the first 2 nights are $150 and extra nights are $100.

* From April 21st to May 18th, the first 3 nights are $150 and extra nights are $100. Weekly or longer rentals will get one night free.

These prices do not include the Homeaway/VRBO service fee of 9-10%, which would be additional.

Summer and Fall rates are correct as shown from the site. There are no special rates for those months.

Please send an inquiry and we will send a correct rate quote that you can use to reserve your rental. This site only allows us to display one price. That price isn't correct when we offer specials.

House Rules:

__ No Parties or Gatherings.

__ Quiet hours are 11 to 7. No Loud Noise Late at Night

__ Not a good fit for hard partiers or very late nighters

__ We do not rent for Major Music Festivals or Concerts. A few irresponsible groups ruined that for everyone.

__ We rent to responsible adults over 25 only.

__ We are a legal vacation rental and our license number is 2074659.

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
28 April, 2017

About Bob

We are two lifelong friends who bought this building to live in, remodeled it completely for ourselves, and later converted it to a vacation rental.

Bob purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Bob chose Chicago

Our area is safe and very close to everything in Chicago, including our convention center, McCormick Place. You are in a quiet and safe neighborhood, but the city center and all of our major attractions are very close. It's the best of both worlds.

What makes this apartment unique

You will love our deck with the amazing view of the Chicago city skyline, our hot tub, and our huge steam bath shower with multiple Grohe Body Sprays. It is like a massage.

We are ½ mile from the I-94 Dan Ryan Expressway. It is a 5 minute drive to Lake Shore Drive and another 10-15 minutes from there to the Museums, Navy Pier, Millennium Park, Michigan Avenue shopping and every major attraction in this city.

When we lived in this building ourselves, we would always be able to get to the lakefront and all of our major attractions in 10 to 20 minutes. If there is a concert, or major festival on the lakefront. we can show you a local shortcut to make great travel time to our city center.

Ours is a quiet, safe, and friendly family neighborhood. We have great 3 to 4 star restaurants and bars and great casual dining with every infamous Chicago sandwich and pizza that you've heard of. You can save a fortune on casual dining or drink prices if you want to eat locally some of the time during you visit. You can park easily too and we include garage parking with your rental. If you want to visit our 5 star restaurants or nightclubs, they are a quick 10-20 minute drive or cab ride away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Although this is one of our newer ads that began in 2011, we have been operating our rentals since October 2007.

Please see our many reviews at our other Home Away Listing # 225815

Here is one of the guest comments from our early days.

By Natalie, Las Vegas

This place is definitely a great bargain and well worth the money. I can say it is one of the nicest places we have ever stayed at. It is very big with all the extras you can imagine: big comfy beds, spa shower (like a massage), Internet, laundry, and more. It is a home, not just an empty rental. It is also VERY well stocked with necessities. It is in a safe neighborhood very close to public transportation. One of the biggest perks is the truly kind and helpful owner, who always answers his phone and helps you with anything you need. I'd stay for his helpfulness alone. I really recommend this place!!!
Mar 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in South Side, Illinois

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No loud noise late at night. Our rentals are not a good fit for the hard partying groups. We do not rent for groups coming for festivals or concerts.
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Town
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • PC
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Steambath Shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Shared-both apartments
  • Our huge 5 foot by 3.5 foot shower has Grohe Body Sprays and a steam bath generator. Our guests love it. Some of our guests have said that it's like a massage. There is an additional half bath in our basement that is shared by both apartments as a backup
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sofa bed/futon
  • There are two full bedrooms. Our 3rd Queen bed is located in our living/entertainment room. The living room is located at the far end of the apartment and the bed is hidden by a wall. Anyone sleeping there has a lot of privacy.
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Steam Shower
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
The guest renting the apartment must be 25 years of age or older. If the guests are under 30, we expect responsible adults. Our rentals are not a good fit for the very hard partying or very late night crowd. Our guests and our neighbors appreciate that we have a quiet and peaceful environment. The maximum capacity of the apartment is 6 people in 3 queen beds (and an air bed that can be set up for one extra sleeping space). We will sometimes make slight adjustments on these limits with our prior approval only.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(43 traveller reviews)

VERY SAFE. CLOSE 2 Everything. Skyline View, Great Reviews. Parking, Tub
average rating of 4.8139534 based on 44 reviews
Morrisville, North Carolina

nice place to stay in chicago for a good price

  • 4 of 5

Nice sized apartment for our family of 2 adults and 2 teens. Kitchen well supplied with dishes, cookware. We arrived day after Christmas and hot tub was not working but the management knew about it and got someone out there on Dec 27 to fix it. Didn't realize we would be sharing the hot tub with downstairs apartment. Luckily we picked different times to use it. Definite lack of real grocery store and restaurants within walking distance, but there is a sandwich shop/deli mart (we didn't get to use, it was closed the first day and we got provisions downtown). Decent public transport close by. Got us inside the loop in under 30 each day.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dana was a great guest in every way, and thanks for the nice review. We do have 2 smaller corner grocery stores with all basic items 1 block away and 1 has a great hot foo deli for breakfast and lunch One is open 7 days until 8pm. We include this in our huge guest files that we email along with a map of where all shopping, banking, dining and transportation options. Full size groceries are 1 mile away or a 3 minute Uber. You can also stop at 5 star grocery stores like whole foods on the way back from downtown and uber the 3 miles from there. Unfortunately our hot tub did need a repair. That's happened 3 times in 6 years. The problem started on Christmas Eve when it’s impossible to get a repairman. We had our best guy out the day after the holiday and since he carries parts, it was fixed that morning by 11. He comes 60 miles one way and charges an arm and a leg, but he’s the best and we don’t try to save money when our guest’s satisfaction is concerned. There are no repairmen who live in the city. There are very, very few hot tubs in Chicago because they freeze solid or crack if not indoors as ours is. Some of the large hotels and apartment buildings have one, but they have their own maintainance crews. I really don’t know what more we could have done on Christmas Eve and Christmas day. We did our best.
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Perfect for 2 couples

  • 4 of 5

We were quite pleased with the unit, the layout is great and allows everyone space to move about without being on top of each other. We were a little disappointed that the 2nd bathroom was in the basement and the unit we were in is on the 2nd floor, but it really didn't make a huge difference. The owner was friendly, available and very helpful in all aspects of the rental.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location in a quiet neighbourhood. Easy travel and very comfortable living space.

  • 5 of 5

My son and I stayed for our eight day trip principally to run the Chicago marathon. The accommodation, hot tub and rooftop terrace have been perfect. Sox 35 train station is a ten minute walk away. This gives regular easy service into the Chicago centre. Buying the 7 day pass makes train travel a very inexpensive way to explore the whole city. Everything we needed was in the apartment. It has a great sound system in the TV room which pleased my son Fin. The hot tub was perfect for after the marathon. All in all the accommodation is quiet, comfortable and spacious. It has laundry facility a safe garage and brilliant Wifi. We would definitely use this space again if we return in the future. Thank you Bob.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Santa Monica

Wonderful place, great neighborhood, just as described!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great find! The neighborhood was really cool and safe. The property itself was immaculate and just as described. We would recommend this to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Apartment rental worked well.

  • 5 of 5

We took our 1st visit to Chicago. Family moved on north side of city and we had no problem staying on south side. We took the Red Line every morning and came back at night. We enjoyed the rooftop deck and the shower. The place was clean and quiet. I was surprised at how little movement there was in the was kind of Erie. In Columbus Ohio traffic is always moving. We liked leaving our car in garage and not having to cruise Chicago traffic. We did walk plenty. The apartment was as advertised and we had no issues staying here. It would be a great place to rent when my Cleveland Indians come to Chicago.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your nice comments. It is quiet and peaceful in our area. You'd never know you were in a major city, yet you are 15 minutes in the car or a quick train ride to all of the 4 or 5 star dining and nightlife that you'd ever want. This is why we chose this neighborhood for ourselves and lived here for 19 years. We are close to everything and very safe and quiet. Any noise at night or unusual behavior gets the attention of police, many who live in the area, including 2 on our block. Criminals stay away, and we like it that way.
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Great location and very comfortable and practical. Certainly would stay again.

  • 4 of 5

Really hope to stay here again. The location was great for easy parking and quickness to all parts of the city.

The apartment is well laid out and very comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Midway Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Shinnick's Bar
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Sydney Marovitz. The Pebble Beach of Chicago
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Interstate 94 at 35th Street
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Schaller's Pump bar and grill
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
31st Street
Car: not necessary

The map in this ad can be zoomed in or out to see how close we are to downtown Chicago and all of the great attractions that this city has to offer.

Here is a list of some of the great attractions and activities in Chicago. We have included some links to their websites or you can easily find them in google or any search engine.

Navy Pier, Millennium Park Architectural Foundation Tours, American Girl Place Museum of Contemporary Art The Art Institute of Chicago The Field Museum of Natural History Museum of Science and Industry Chicago White Sox Chicago Cubs Chicago Blackhawks Hockey Chicago Bulls basketball Taste of Chicago Lyric Opera Chicago Symphony Orchestra Adler Planetarium Brookfield Zoo Buckingham Fountain Chicago Air and Water Show Chicago Blues Festival Chicago Cultural Center

Harold Washington Library Center Lamb's Farm Lincoln Park Zoo

Michigan Avenue/Magnificent Mile Shopping Ravinia Festival Concerts Willis Tower Skydeck Shedd Aquarium Six Flags Great America The John Hancock Observatory The 96th Floor Lounge at the John Hancock Center Shopping at Water Tower Place on Michigan Avenue

Chicago is known for it’s great festivals such as the Blues, Jazz, Gospel fests as well as the Taste of Chicago, and our Air and Water show.

If you are going to try to visit the museums and other major attractions, the Go Chicago Card can be a great value.

Here are some of the 26 major attractions that are included at one price.

• Includes: several walking and bus sightseeing tours,

• Adler Planetarium, Museum of Science and Industry

• John Hancock Observatory, Willis Tower Skydeck

• Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum of Natural History

• Willis Tower Skydeck, Brookfield Zoo

• Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago Art Institute

• Hop on, Hop off Trolley Tour

• It is a 2 minute walk from our door to U.S. Cellular Field, home of the Chicago White Sox.

• It is also a short walk to the campus of Illinois Institute of Technology.

We are less than 10 minutes from McCormick Place, and less than 15 minutes from the Museums and Grant Park where Millennium Park and Navy Pier are located. We are 2.5 miles SW from McCormick place and 4.5 miles due south from Grant Park and our downtown. If you are coming for a conference at McCormick, let us know when you inquire and we'll send travel information.

If you'd like to see a larger map and search nearby attractions, please google 529 W 37th Street Chicago IL 60609 to see a larger map. At Google Maps, you can then click on 'search nearby' or 'get directions' to see our location in relation to the attractions that you'll be traveling to during your stay. We are very close to everything people come to Chicago for.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in South Side, Illinois

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late spring
21 Apr 2017 - 18 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
Mid-May and June
19 May 2017 - 28 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer and Fall 2017
29 Jun 2017 - 3 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
Early December
4 Dec 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holidays 2017
21 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
3 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$267.56

Ours is a 2 unit building. If this apartment is taken, our other apartment may be available and it is listed on Homeaway and VRBO. If you need more space, you can rent both apartments and you'd have the entire building. Our guests who do that really enjoy that.

We have a few main policies that we prefer to discuss up front. We know that these don't apply to 99% of our guests, but we have learned the hard way that these need to be discussed before we reserve a rental for a guest.

We don’t allow parties or gatherings of any kind. We only rent our apartments for lodging. Noise late at night or excessive noise anytime is very disturbing to our neighbors and other guests, so our rentals are definitely not a good fit for the very late night or very hard partying crowd. We do not rent to guests coming for music festivals or concerts. A few groups ruined that for everyone. We are located in a quiet residential area and our guests and neighbors We prefer that the guest renting the apartment be 30 years old or older, but we are glad to discuss rentals with responsible adults 25 and older.

About our rates. We can often offer additional discounts for longer rentals. We set our rates depend on the length and timing of your rental. Some special events may have higher minimum stay requirements or have higher per night rates for shorter rentals.

If you are concerned about having to cancel your trip, we suggest that you look into trip insurance that is available and offered by many reputable firms online and otherwise. One such firm is

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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