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This AD is for ONE FULL SIZE BED. You and YOUR guest may share the bottom bed (add'l rate apply). The room has one other bed (twin) on top. This is a shared room.
As you read further in this ad, you will find the answers to the following common questions: 1) Location - from my home to downtown and nearest landmarks, 2) FREE amenities included based on your stay, 3) Safety concerns; 4) Shuttle information and 5) Transportation - Nearest train/bus stop and more. So please feel free to read further and I will be more than happy to assist you.
So if you are looking for a real adventure, to see Chicago as seen on TV, save money on Chicago activities and make lasting friends from all over the world, then you come to the right place! Like you, I'm a traveller...who happens to be a host.
Welcome to Nonya's.
FREE PERKS INCLUDE:
- FREE Shuttle to/from nearby train
(From 10p.m.-2 a.m.; NO SHUTTLE on Friday or if weather is below 35 degrees)
- Tips for FREE Taxi and FREE Museums!
- FREE Parking
- FREE Wifi Internet
- FREE Food - cereal, milk; beans, rice or pasta
- FREE Coffee and Tea
- FREE Cable (Showtime, Starz, Netflix)
- FREE Linen & Towels
- FREE Use of Treadmill
- FREE Use of Kitchen appliances, pots, utensil
- FREE Museums - Shedd, Art, Field, or Science & Industry & More! (based on availability)
-FREE TOUR - with 6 night stay -
(President Obama and 1875 World Fair Tour)
- FREE dropoff and pickup to Linda's Lounge - FREE Live Blues, FREE food (Monday night only)
- FREE Midway Airport, Train or Bus PICKUP/DROPOFF
(Based on all of the following: Reservation must exceed $300; arrivals/dropoffs between Loop, Megabus Union Station or Midway Airport. No O'hare; and max 4 guests)
- PRESIDENT OBAMA's Home
- UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
- DISTANCE TO DOWNTOWN / CITY CENTER
- South Shore & Jackson Park GOLF COARSE
-''DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY!" book locations -
A True Story of the Chicago's World Fair
(Jackson Park) and Dr. Holmes from his
Englewood Home! Just 4 blocks away.
CHECK-IN IS OFFICIALLY 2 p.m. but the beds are not ready until after 5 p.m.
HOWEVER, if you would like to arrive before 2p.m., you can (as early as 8 a.m.). I WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE until 2 p.m. Upon confirmation, check your receipt for website information/instructions and details. FOLLOW the instructions on the website for 'Check-in' and let me know 24 hours prior to your arrival so that I can provide you with the keyless entry code. If you have any questions, contact me 24 hours before for clarification and with your arrival time. DO NOT contact me the day of your arrival before 2 p.m.... there will be NO answer.
AFTER CONFIRMATION OF YOUR RESERVATION:
Please check your AIRBNB receipt for WIFI login/password info AND for my website address which contains DETAILED additional information including directions, check-in, Things-To-Do (free), and more.
I live within a 1/2 mile from two (2) police stations...one is a police training station.
At ANY given time, you will see several police patrols going up and down the street, to and from the station. There is only so much precaution a traveller can take, but its always nice to know that protection is just AT the corner. So be safe! For those who need additional security, feel free to take advantage of my night time free shuttle from the nearest train stop!
I will admit, there are better areas in Chicago but none will be as memorable as your stay here! If you are looking for a posh, well-to-do area, DO NOT BOOK HERE! hehehe This is an urban inner city community that has undergone nice redevelopment due to the brand new college recently built (but has some work to be done). I live near a beautiful massive park with a full running track, community center /swimming and children's playground.
NEARBY TRANSIT LOCATION:
Nearest GREEN LINE train stop - 'Halsted' stop - Located 4 blocks away. You can catch the bus, from the corner, to the train... or make a 10 minute walk to the train)
DISTANCE TO CITY CENTER/DOWNTOWN LOOP.
My home is located approximately 9 miles from downtown/Loop area. It is a 30 minute ride to downtown loop by train; or a 15-20 minute drive by car. I am 10 minutes away from President Obama's Home and the University of Chicago.
Party as LATE as you like! I can pick you up from the train station for free!**
FREE SHUTTLE (*nearest to/from train stops)
Halsted" GREEN line stop (10pm- 2 a.m.)**
After 2 a.m.., feel free to take the 24 hour Red line transit or a $10-20 taxi from downtown to my home.
Only one (1) Free shuttle per night
NONYA TAXI SERVICE:
- Midway Airport Pickup - $25 Round Trip*
- O’hare Pickup - $65 Round Trip
- Upon confirmation, check my website for other FREE taxi service
AIRPORT PICKUPS - 24-hour Advance Required
- IF there is an inch or more snow present-or-
- IF it is 35 degrees F or lower
- During December 1 - March 1.
There is a cat located on premise, however, he is restricted to the garage/outdoor since I have guests who are allergic to pets. I do not accept pets at this time. I do plan to provide a 'Kennel' in the gargage in the year 2015. Please feel free to ask me any questions. I’m here at your disposal.
Get more for your budget….Chicago style!
All reservations must go thru AIRBNB, even for last minute request.
We do not accept local residents of Chicago.
No Smoking inside
I stayed for 8 or so days at Annie's. I met a lot of cool personalities in the house & enjoyed my stay there. I was in town for work & she was kind enough to even drop me off at my coworkers hotel to go out with them. I would definitely stay again.
Well the neighborhood is comparable to the Bronx, but there really isn't anything to worry about during the day! Annie is an amazing host, SO helpful, and welcoming. The house is very accommodating, and so affordable! Definitely, recommend it if you are open to a new experience!
A very welcoming place to spend a few nights in Chicago -- only a 15 minute drive to downtown on the weekends and only about 25 with weekday traffic--- its a great place to base your explorations. The place is definitely a gathering of positive energy. The host is very accommodating, filled with energy and information about the area and nearby sites. Be prepared to meet a lot of new people who are all ready to have a good time; if you are looking to escape a busy hub of travelers, this is not the place. It is however perfect for those looking to meet new people and get a foothold on a short or long term stay in Chicago.
Annie was a sweetheart. We arrived in the early evening from O'Hare and took the Green Line. She was prompt with picking us up from the station. We were only in Chicago for 2 nights, but the house was clean, the kitchen was warm, and the bathroom was spotless. She hooked us up with free passes and "fun day" CTA passes. The other guests in her house were young, friendly, and helpful. We had booked a full size bunk bed, but she actually placed us in the private bedroom with the LARGE bed (that bed is REALLY huge and very comfortable). I'm originally from the Northeast, so the neighborhood didn't bother me at all---never saw anything amiss, never heard any gunshots, etc. We actually walked both mornings to the nearest CTA station and when we asked "locals" in the neighborhood for directions, they were always kind, courteous, and civil. If you're looking for a hostel-type stay, this is the place. The only thing to be aware of: the house is a ways from "downtown"---but there is a CTA station and several buses that will get you to the "city" in about 30-40 minutes.
Annie was an awesome host and very helpful and knowledgeable on how to get around the city.
Her place is so close and convenient to downtown Chicago. She takes pride in keeping her place neat tidy and cosy. And there is also a new washer for convenenience sake.
Plus you get to meet other interesting guests in the house which was part of the whole fantastic experience in her place
I will always remember the great memories of staying in her place.
We are a family with 3 kids from Estonia and stayed at Annies place for four nights in private bunk bed room. The beds were comfortable and big enough to sleep all 5 of us. We were a little worried about the neighbourhood, but I can assure I did not even once feel unsecure. In the evenings Annie picked us up from train station, but in the mornings we walked there ourselves. Annie is a very nice host and we defenetly recommend her place to stay.
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I Love Travelers, traveling and everything in between. Born and raised in Chicago, I became an avid traveller and barter enthusiast. I've been travelling for 20 years and could easily write my own book on travelling on a budget. I PRIDE myself on the deals I would obtain. A week in Ireland, rental of two 3 bedroom entire homes for $45! FOUR Chicago Bull playoff games during the Michael Jordan Era included 4th row floor seats, box seats...$100 total! Travelled europe thru 15 countries for $500 including accommodations and food...for a 3 month period! And this was BEFORE Airbnb. I can go on. I'm geeked when I find a deal and become just plain silly with happiness at an unbelievable deal. Even upon confirmation, my website for my guests are filled with free and things to do for CRAZY CHEAP. 'Spend like a spencer, but live like a king!'
Aside from that, my mother was a big enthusiast in education. As the oldest of nine (9), I can tell you that we were not short on activities. Piano lessons on Saturday AND an hour a day, per child of piano practice since 4!; tennis on Sunday, knitting lessons on Tuesday and Thursday, sewing lessons on Wednesday and swim classes on Friday. And tha'ts not including the architectural/drafting studies and woodshop classes that consumed my teenage years in addition. If you are good, I can definately knit you a sweater with a nice cable stitch!
My piano teacher was Professor Zilner Randolph for over 15 years. If you don't know who he is, perhaps you heard of a musician called Louis Armstrong or Duke Ellington? He was Louis Armstrong's musical director, played trumpet on a number of Armstrong's recordings and composed the tune "Old Man Moses'. He also played with Carroll Dickerson and Dave Peyton in the middle of the decade, and led his own Chicago band later in the 1930s. He was an arranger for Duke Ellington, Earl Hines, and others.
Six of my siblings and I were his students for over 15 years.. In fact, one of my brothers, if you wish to look him up for a concert near you, is a worldwide professional jazz pianist and a graduate of Berkley College, with several releases. As for me, I became sidetracked with travel. If you are ever in South Korea, Ecuador, or Florida, you will probably run into five of my sisters/brothers and their familiies. Say hello for me!
My home was built in 1875. So you will find some old and new features within. I'm always in construction to some degree within. Thanks to airbnb, I have been able to complete at least 75% of the renovations. Still have much to do.
I feel everyone should open their minds to new things, cultural experiences and diversity. Only then can you understand people thru their eyes and not some narrow minded media coverage. By letting their experience be your experience will help you better understand people in a true and raw sense. That's why I simply love Airbnb. It places you in parts of the world where you probably wouldn't have gone but always wanted to go to get that 'local' feel with a local and trusted host.
Since I don't travel as much as I used to....Let your experience be my experience!
I look forward to meeting you.