Backpackers Dream! Steps to Train - SAFE
- Parking available
- Smoking allowed
- Lockable room
|Address||Highland Ave, IL 60304 Oak Park, United States|
|Property type||Private room|
*Steps to the 24 hour blue line train
*Private Microwave in room
*Private Mini-fridge in room
We are located in the very SAFE Arts District of Oak Park. A wonderful artsy vibe is what you will find in this neck of the woods. We are around the corner from great restaurants, shops, art galleries, and a rockin' hairstylist for those who want to try something cutting edge. There is a fantastic beading store for those who'd like to explore this art and a drop in yoga studio.
The room is located on the second floor next to the shared bathroom. It is a PRIVATE room with a LOCKING DOOR! It has a twin sized bed and a mini fridge and microwave for those snacking needs. A water cooler is available on the first floor. A real mattress can be added for a second person. Fans only. No air conditioning.
We are located about 1 block to the Austin stop of the blue line train.
Free parking for up to 30 days available.
The hosts live in another private part of the home.
Our home is a great home for the independent traveler. There are times when the house is full of people and others when there might be only a few. During high season (summer, Lollapalooza for example) the house may be very busy giving you the opportunity to meet a lot of new people.
We have dogs and cats, in case of allergies or sensitivities, who live in a different part of the house with the hosts. If you have any issues with pets at all, or think you might have issues, this is NOT the home for you.
Coin laundry available just one stop away -- about 7 minutes. Due to local laws and regulations the kitchen is unavailable.
We are just a 3 minute walk to the Blue Line train; a minute's drive to the 290 ramp. Please note that because we are so close to the train, you will hear some noise. This is the price we pay for this amazing convenience. This is the train that takes you directly to O'Hare airport and also into downtown Chicago in about 17 minutes. The first stop at Jackson, is only 17 minutes. But the other end of the loop, Washington, can be as long as 40 minutes. To come from Midway you would take the Orange Line and switch for the Blue Line at Van Buren and continue on.
All reservations must go through WIMDU including last minute reservations.
No local resident rentals please.
When corresponding, please offer the password, "Al was a chicken" so I know that you have fully read this description.
Please do ask any questions you can think of.
Thanks so much!
Please remember that I actually live here with my family and do have to carry on with my regular life activities.
If this might be an issue for you, please, I am begging you, do not book a room here and then become angry that I have pets.
Smoking outside only. If you are found to be smoking inside, including blowing smoke out of the window or trying to use the exhaust fan in the bathroom to rid the house of smoke, I will call Wimdu and ask you to leave without refund. There is absolutely no drug use allowed on this property and this includes pot.
|Weekly rate for 1 guest||$ 237 US|
|Monthly rate for 1 guest||$ 842 US|
|Price for > 1 guests||$ 26 US per guest/night extra|
|Check-in after||4 PM|
|Check-in before||On arrangement|
|Check-out before||10 AM|
Tamara is very gentle and welcome me when I arrived. The location is fantastic, near the blue line train station so it,s no more than 15-20 min to downtown. The room was clean and had also a microwave and a refrigerator.
Unfortunately we did not meet Tamara, because we only had a short stay for one night and arrived late in the evening and left early in the morning for the marathon. But from her messages I am sure she is a very kind and likeable host.
I can confirm all the other feedbacks given before.
We were provided with detailed information and had no problem to find the house which is close to the CTA indeed. The way from downtown Chicago is indeed a bit long. For one night, that was absolutely no problem. For a week, it might be bothersome.
Compared to others I can not confirm that the train or the highway nearby were disturbing. But maybe that was due to our stay from 10 pm until 5 am.
Wifi worked well too.
We even got an additional bed as we stayed there with 3.
Sharing the bathroom with others was ok, which might also be due to the downtime we had been there. We even got help by other tenants as we forgot our power adapters.
The problem was that we also slept in the room downstairs, that had no lock (also no problem when only staying 7 hours). So we were also annoyed by the smell of cat pee. And we were surprised by two coons in the window of the doorway. But as they were coward, they did not get in.
Tamara was very helpful and pleasant. Our only issue was the over powering smell of cat pee. Wouldn't recommend staying in downstairs room...upstairs may be OK.
Tamara is a great host, we enjoyed the stay at her place.
Very good connection to the blue metro line.
We would like to share our experience in this property in order to other people know what they are going to find in this house:
1) The situation of the house is very close of the train stop
2) Tamara was very kind and sent us all the information we needed via email
3) The room was clean and it has a fridge and microwave, and also, they provide to us shampoo and some soup.
4) The wifi works very good
5) We had a fan in our room
6) The twins beds were confortable
1) The door of the room has not any lock, so we had to trust that nobody of the other tenants opened our room... (nothing happened to us)
2) The bathroom is shared for four bedrooms, in my opinion this is too much
3) The smell in the main entrance, corridor and bathroom is awful, I think because of the cats' urine
4) The train takes a long time to arrive to the Austin stop
5) We've never met our host or anybody in the house. Only other tenants going to the bathroom. Everything was very impersonal.
6) The room has not A.C. but we could sleep with the fan.
7) The noise of the highway and the train rail is quite high because the house is just in front of them. We had to close the window to sleep. Take this into account if you go during the summer and want to have the window opened.
A quite old house with 4 private rooms. The location is perfect, easy to reach from airport (no need to change the train) and easy to get into city center. Nice equiped room and clean bathroom. Everything was perfect organised.
The room is clean, spacious and well-equiped. There is a spacious closet and a comfortable bed. The refrigerator and the microwave work. The house, located in the quiet suburb of Oak Park, is close to downtown thanks to its close proximity to the Blue Line el.
Tamara is a great hostess. She is personable and concerned about the comfort of her guests. For example, when the microwave in my room « died », she replaced it the same day. She keeps the bathroom clean and provides clean linen each week. She is always just a text message away. I am so pleased with my stay with Tamara that I have extended it.
Tamara was very friendly.
The bathroom, which I shared with the male roommates of the house was very dirty. The shower (bath) I could not use. The toilet was also smeared and dirty.
Before I left because I had no opportunity to respond to the Tamara uncleanliness which took place only on departure.
Then she said that down with her I had the bathroom could use. You've forgotten me probably to tell.
The room is separated to the next room and the corridor only by folding doors, which makes it a bit noisy.
Tamara war sehr freundlich.
Das Badezimmer, was ich mir mit den männlichen Mitbewohnern des Hause teilte, war sehr schmutzig. Die Dusche (Badewanne) konnte ich überhaupt nicht benutzen. Das WC war ebenfalls verschmiert und dreckig.
Da ich vor meiner Abreise keine Gelegenheit hatte Tamara auf die Unsauberkeit anzusprechen, erfolgte das erst bei Abreise.
Daraufhin meinte sie, dass ich das Bad unten bei ihr hätte benutzen könne. Sie habe es mir vermutlich vergessen zu sagen.
Das Zimmer ist zum Nachbarzimmer und Flur nur durch Falttüren getrennt, was es etwas hellhörig macht.
Tamara is very welcoming and kind. Her property is indeed conveniently located, just a few minutes from the metro line. The room was clean and comfortable.
Tamara's place was what I needed for a quick couple of nights in Chicago: a clean bed and access to Wifi. We didn't get a chance to meet, but she made sure someone was home to let me in and give me the code to the door for my stay. Parking was a little bit tricky (had to be off the street by 8 a.m.) because of street sweeping, but she offered to give me a parking permit.
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