Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
About Jon Young
Owners Jon & Helene have been in hospitality for over 20 years. Jon is a restaurateur & chef, and Helene is an international flight attendant and spent over a decade as a Chicago Architectural Foundation river cruise docent.
Why Jon Young chose North Center
We have been neighborhood residents for 15 years and have not only enjoyed raising a family while seeing a positive transformation of Chicago during that time, but also of the Roscoe Village neighborhood and its amenities. We own and operate two award-winning and acclaimed restaurants here, and realized we had the ideal setting for a bed & breakfast style vacation rental conveniently located right in the heart of our community.
What makes this Apartment unique
While staying at Sopra Volo (means 'above Volo' in Latin), guests have immediate access to more than a dozen dining options to fit any budget, pretty sidewalk cafes & hidden backyard garden patios, as well as unique independently owned retail shops & boutiques (also a Starbucks on our block housed in a converted former Motorcycle Cafe 'The Ace Cafe'). Within blocks there are family friendly parks, a baseball diamond, public pool, and a park district field house (offering tennis courts & a basketball court), as well as kayaking nearby. The neighborhood is extremely walk-able, upper-middle class and safe, has seen a wave of renovations over the last decade, and just two blocks away there is a 100+ year old Pencil Factory that has been converted to lofts, with original factory-worker row houses still intact located on adjacent blocks. Public transportation is easy from Sopra Volo and includes the Damen bus just steps out the front door (a direct 10 minute ride to the heart of Bucktown & Wicker Park), Chicago's famous 'EL' train at the Paulina stop just three blocks away, plus the Belmont or Addison (direct to Wrigley Field- Home of the Cubs) Street Bus just two blocks away. If you visit us in the summer, Wrigley Field is just a 15-20 minute walk (about a mile and a half) through residential neighborhoods and tree lined streets, filled with 100 year old plus houses. Finally, the guest suite is located directly above our acclaimed wine bar, Volo. It is beautifully designed with an urban chic interior and rustic hidden backyard cabana garden in which we from time to time host weddings. Advance VIP reservations are available to Sopra Volo guests on request. Additionally, the unit is located directly across the street from our celebrated casual brunch spot, Kitsch'n on Roscoe. Decked out in colorful 1970's retro dinette sets, and filled with assorted retro and vintage decor, Kitsch'n has been featured in Bon Apetit Magazine and on $40 a Day with Rachel Ray.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
No smoking permitted on unit, deck, or property.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Roscoe Village Gem
I thoroughly enjoyed my time at this property. I truly felt like I was staying at someone’s home. It is a sweet little nest in a great neighborhood and I will be back! (The only bummer was that there was no hair dryer. )
Visit to Wrigleyville
Loved it!!!This location is in easy walking distance to Wrigley Field, but far enough away in a nice quite neighborhood. Restaurants and bars right out your door as well as close to the Southport area for shopping and more restaurants. Easy walk to Paulina Station if you want to go downtown. We ate at both Kitsch'n and Volo. Kitsch'n is a great breakfast & lunch restaurant and then romantic dinner at Volo on the back patio. 5 Stars for each experience. Jon's right about big bags and the spiral staircase. A bit of a challenge, but we were warned. Loved this place and will try to stay every time we come to Wrigleyville area. Thank you Jon.
This was my first HomeAway experience and it was everything I had hoped for. My parents and I had plenty of room. The apartment was clean and comfortable with a nice shower and private deck (though it was cold and rainy when we were there so we didn't use it as much as we'd have liked). Roscoe Village is delightful. Free parking close by and the walk to the 'L' train isn't far. We felt safe the whole time and enjoyed having nice restaurants within walking distance. 'Kitsch'n On Roscoe' is a great way to start the day. And 'John's Place' down the street was very good. It was a great experience and if I make it back to Chicago I'd love to stay there again. Thanks!
We loved the place and the location . The owner was very helpful with our questions. I would definitely recommend this place .
We had a great stay .. short trip - the neighborhood and loft were both perfect.
Great little place. Lots to do and centralized!
The unit is located within an enjoyable 15-20 minute walk through safe residential neighborhoods to Wrigley Field (easy public transportation is able easily accessible both to Wrigley and downtown). We are blocks away from northside music venues including Shubas & The Beat Kitchen, and an easy taxi/bus/train to The Vic and The Riviera. Roscoe Village is one of Chicago's premier residential neighborhoods often referred to as 'A village within the city' and features dozens of restaurants, bars, shops, boutiques, sidewak cafes, shopping, and family-friendly parks. During the summer months, inexpensive kayak & canoeing rentals are easily accessible on the North Branch of the Chicago River via Clark Park less than a mile from the unit, and Chicago's Bike Share Program 'Divvy' has a location within a 1/2 block from the unit.