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Lakeview/LincolnPark 2BR/1BA Updated Vintage Apartment WINTER RATE SPECIAL

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Our vintage apartment is located in the beautiful Chicago neighborhood of Lakeview with many ethnic restaurants and clubs with-in walking distance. Try a different ethnic specialty every night of the week. Stroll 2 blocks through the neighborhood to the elevated train to downtown or catch a cab at the corner. The lake front is less than a mile away and so is Wrigley Field.

The apartment is the 1st floor of a vintage 2 flat with natural woodwork and updated and fully equipped kitchen and bath. It is comfortably and tastefully decorated to make you feel at home. Just unpack your bags and make this your home away from home. Our beds and linens are high quality insuring a good nights sleep.

We are lucky to have a side yard that brings in natural light to the apartment and affords us an outdoor garden space. Kind of a country in the city feel. As our guest you are encouraged to use the yard to sip your morning coffee or BBQ your diner on a charcoal g

* Pet Friendly: We do ask that we are informed at the time the apartment is rented about any and all pets. There is a $50 pet fee per stay. We also ask that all pet owners are responsible and pick up after their pets. Additional fee for pet is charged

* Kid Friendly: We have hosted many families. Kids are welcome. We have a Pack-n-Play and high chair for your use

* Minimum Age Limit for Renters: The renting party must be at least 25 years old

* Smoking Not Allowed: Our apartment is smoke free. you are welcome to smoke on the patio or while sitting on the front steps watching the neighborhood go by! Please dispose of butts properly

City of Chicago License: The City of Chicago now licenses apartments. It is only legal to rent a licensed accommodation in the City of Chicago. All licensed apartments/condo's for rent less than 30 nights per stay are required to post their license # on advertisements. Licensed apartments are inspected and regulated by the City of Chicago for your protection. Do not rent unlicensed units.

More Details
Registration Number : 2074500

Property Manager
Diane DiGirolamo
Member since: 2005
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2018

About Diane DiGirolamo

My wife and I have enjoyed living in our vintage 2 flat on the tree lined street in this Lakeview neighborhood for the last 25 years. So many places are is walking distance that we rarely use our car except for work. We have rented our 1st. floor as a short term vacation/temp apartment for the last 9 years and have hosted guests from all over the world to locals relocating or remodeling. We have truly enjoyed hosting guests that have come to explore the city, go to a ball game, a special family occasion or conference that brings them to Chicago.

Diane DiGirolamo purchased this apartment in 1986

Why Diane DiGirolamo chose Wrigleyville

We purchased our 2 flat located in this north side neighborhood almost 34 years ago as a place to live and raise a family. We have never regretted moving to Lakeview. It is a vibrant neighborhood filled with tree lined streets lined with vintage maintained homes and apartments. This is a true Chicago neighborhood. Filled with a healthy mix of young families and singles as well as older long time residents. It is very walk able. There is little reason to need a car. Excellent public transportation to downtown and Lakeview is a very walk able part of town. It has been rated 92% on the walk ability index. Just a great place to experience a Chicago neighborhood.

What makes this apartment unique

The side yard adds light to the apartment and the yard is just a great place to sit out with a cup of coffee or have a bbq dinner and eat at your table set on the stone patio.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We enjoyed our Christmas holiday here so much. The Location was in the center of all our adventures in Chicago. Thanks so much for thinking of everything to make our stay so enjoyable.
Dec 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Wrigleyville, Illinois

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
  • Our apartment has 2 bedrooms one with a queen size bed and the 2nd bedroom has a double size bed. For up to 2 additional guests we have a Queen size Air Bed that we can set up. We do have a pack and play available for a babies crib. Pack and Play and high chair provided upon request.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • wooden decking
  • 6 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We do have street parking and the east side of Racine Ave. is permit parking between 6PM and 6AM which makes parking easier in the evening. We supply parking permits for your use. Garage: Available at extra charge. Street parking permits available at no charge. The grill is located in the yard for your use. We have a wonderful patio located just out the back door. Shaded so it is comfortable even on hot summer days. Free Long Distance: Free long distance service to anywhere in the US. Just pick up the phone and dial!


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Lakeview/LincolnPark 2BR/1BA Updated Vintage Apartment WINTER RATE SPECIAL
average rating of 4.787879 based on 53 reviews

Great apartment, perfect location, amazing outdoor space.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. Mark and Diane were great hosts: responsive, cooperative and accommodating. Apartment had everything you could need. Would happily stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 27/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fantastic guests! They were considerate and respectful. Glad they were able to enjoy the yard with family and friends. Would certainly enjoy hosting them again.
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Comfortable apartment in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay. The apartment has everything you will need and more. Mark and Diane responded quickly to e-mails and provided a phone number where we could reach them during our stay. We hope to be back in the spring or summer another time because the yard was so inviting, but was COLD outside.

  • Review Submitted: 25/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Ginkgo Leaf. You are welcome back anytime. Diane
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Everything was clean when we arrived and the location was great. Parking didn't seem too hard, but we didn't move the car much. Would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 22/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The apartment is clean, spacious, and cozy. I recommend it highly and without qualification.

  • 5 of 5

It was the nicest Airbnb or HomeAway apartment I have stayed in!

  • Review Submitted: 11/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeffery, I am glad you enjoyed the apartment and had a nice stay. You are welcome back anytime. Diane
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It felt like home

  • 4 of 5

Comfy accommodations. Nice location. Quite. Nice relaxing backyard.

  • Review Submitted: 06/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very walkable

  • 5 of 5

We walked to everything and really enjoyed our stay

  • Review Submitted: 05/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Ohare or Midway
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Several different bars with in walking distance
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Waveland Golf Course on the Lake front
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Union Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Gino's Deep Dish Chicago Pizza
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lake Michigan North Avenue Beach
Car: not necessary

The apartment is centrally located in the Lakeview neighborhood. A true Chicago neighborhood filled with small shops, ethnic restaurants and good public transportation. This neighborhood is car optional. The apartment is about 1 mile south of Wrigley Field and one Mile west of the wonderful Lakefront parks. It is 2 blocks from the Brown Line elevated train(the El) to downtown and the museums. There are always cabs for hire just outside your front door and the shops and restaurants all with in walking distance. So no mater what has brought you to Chicago you will be centrally located to take in a ball game enjoy the beach or spend a day exploring downtown and all the museums.

If you do come by car we provide parking stickers which allow you to street park close by.

Our 1st floor apartment is a classic vintage apartment fully equipped ready to be your home during your Chicago stay.

Other Activities: Take in a ball game at the 'Friendly confines of Wrigley Field'!

Free Lincoln Park Zoo is only 1.5 miles from the apartment. A really great zoo with conservatory gardens.

Our incredible lake front is just 1 mile due east. A great destination for a day of sun and people watching.

Our neighborhood is made up of single family homes,apartments and small shops and restaurants. The buildings range in age from new to over 100 years old. A walk through the neighborhood is a architectural tour of Chicago buildings.

Golf: Waveland Golf Course is a 9 hole golf course located right on our lake front. A really wonderful round of golf!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Wrigleyville, Illinois

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$325.95
Pet Fee AU$39.11
Cleaning AU$97.78
Tax Rate 21.4%

Minimum 2 nights. Check for seasonal discounts!
Off season(winter)/non-holiday rates may be discounted up to 20%
We typically prefer a personal check but can accept a credit card as needed.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Dates Available: Year Round

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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