Cottage-like apartment in top floor of Chicago house

Cottage-like apartment in top floor of Chicago house




Aug 2011

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
1 Bathrooms

About our home

Spacious but cozy top floor of a two-story (with finished basement) house. Living room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom, office/2nd bedroom, bathroom. Direct access to fenced-in backyard, ample parking space on clean, residential, tree-lined street. Decorated according to my personal tastes: lots of bookshelves, soothing colors, calm lighting.

The neighborhood is typical for a quiet, pretty Chicago residential neighborhood: a great combination of houses, apartments, trees, a quiet street...and within easy walking distance, lots of stuff to do. Houses of various types, very kid-friendly with lots of families in the area, a very safe area. 10-minute bus ride to Lake Michigan; 15-minute walk to subway, direct transit to downtown Chicago. Adorable walking areas very close by: cute (and very good!) restaurants, the German cultural center, Swedish American Museum, and lots of other great things to see/do.

I work as a tour guide in Chicago (architecture tours on the river, and food-tasting tours), and I have a translation business that I do from home--I translate French, German, Italian, Latin, and Spanish into English. I am a lover of books, and my home is a testament to that: full of books, and always quiet and calm (except when my band comes over to practice every once in a while). True to Chicago's comedic tradition, I perform improv comedy at a famous local comedy club, and I enjoy Chicago's multifaceted dance scene; I especially like swing dancing.

I have a sweet, blind cat named Beppe, who acts like he doesn't know he's blind--brave as can be. If necessary, I can have him stay with friends/family while I'm away, though he is the best snuggle-cat you'll ever meet. Perhaps because he's blind, he likes to stay as close to a human body as possible when he sleeps--and that could be yours if you like cats! :)


More about us

  1. I am a tour researcher and developer in Chicago.

  2. I love books, foreign languages, cats, and dancing.

  3. I enjoy cooking and baking, and have tons of cookbooks.

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Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
Goosefoot, Cafe Selmarie, MHenry
Cool bars
Hopleaf, The Bad Apple, the Green Mill
Cozy cafés
First Slice, Metropolis, Taste of Heaven
Bit of culture
The Green Mill, Aragon Ballroom, Riviera Theater
Walks in the park
Lakefront, Lincoln Square
Spot of exercise
Lakefront bike path
Day tripping
Galena, Starved Rock, Six Flags Great America

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