Hyde Park 2BR UChicago Medical Museums 20% OFF - Chicago

Hyde Park 2BR UChicago Medical Museums 20% OFF - Chicago
Main Bedroom - Hyde Park 2BR UChicago Medical Museums 20% OFF - Chicago
Hyde Park 2BR UChicago Medical Museums 20% OFF - Chicago
Hyde Park 2BR UChicago Medical Museums 20% OFF - Chicago
Quick view of upstairs "half kitchen,"  middle of  tile restoral. 
NOTE there is a microwave and induction burner,  NO STOVE. - Hyde Park 2BR UChicago Medical Museums 20% OFF - Chicago
Vintage 1930s experience  -- main bedroom - Hyde Park 2BR UChicago Medical Museums 20% OFF - Chicago
Iams lounge chair in the living/library. - Hyde Park 2BR UChicago Medical Museums 20% OFF - Chicago
Superhost rating for all listings in previous year. - Hyde Park 2BR UChicago Medical Museums 20% OFF - Chicago
Main Bedroom w/Stained glass windows, armoire to stash your things in,  11' ceilings. - Hyde Park 2BR UChicago Medical Museums 20% OFF - Chicago
Front of the House - Hyde Park 2BR UChicago Medical Museums 20% OFF - Chicago
Front (Second, single bed) bedroom - Hyde Park 2BR UChicago Medical Museums 20% OFF - Chicago
Front (Second, single bed) bedroom - Hyde Park 2BR UChicago Medical Museums 20% OFF - Chicago
Second (single) bedroom - Hyde Park 2BR UChicago Medical Museums 20% OFF - Chicago
Second (single) bedroom - Hyde Park 2BR UChicago Medical Museums 20% OFF - Chicago
View sitting at desk in second  bedroom - Hyde Park 2BR UChicago Medical Museums 20% OFF - Chicago
Front door knob. - Hyde Park 2BR UChicago Medical Museums 20% OFF - Chicago
Bath with clawfoot tub and 1/4" marble tiling (both mid-restoration). - Hyde Park 2BR UChicago Medical Museums 20% OFF - Chicago
Clawfoot tub and marble tiling (both mid-restoration). - Hyde Park 2BR UChicago Medical Museums 20% OFF - Chicago
Hallway (about to be better) - Hyde Park 2BR UChicago Medical Museums 20% OFF - Chicago
Desk in the living/library. - Hyde Park 2BR UChicago Medical Museums 20% OFF - Chicago
Desk and mid-century modern lamp (late 40s) - Hyde Park 2BR UChicago Medical Museums 20% OFF - Chicago
Other side of the library/living. - Hyde Park 2BR UChicago Medical Museums 20% OFF - Chicago
Upstairs "half kitchen" from the other side. - Hyde Park 2BR UChicago Medical Museums 20% OFF - Chicago
Table in kitchen area (taken during a guest stay) - Hyde Park 2BR UChicago Medical Museums 20% OFF - Chicago
Hallway unsealed hardwood - Hyde Park 2BR UChicago Medical Museums 20% OFF - Chicago
Hyde Park 2BR UChicago Medical Museums 20% OFF - Chicago
Back yard (in summer). - Hyde Park 2BR UChicago Medical Museums 20% OFF - Chicago
Top of our block (in summer). - Hyde Park 2BR UChicago Medical Museums 20% OFF - Chicago
Wall without retaining spacers,  July 9th (photo taken during guest stay) - Hyde Park 2BR UChicago Medical Museums 20% OFF - Chicago
We've wiped,  sponged and scrubbed for hours, but the floor still has specks of tile adhesive here and there and the plaster dust doesn't seem to go away quickly now matter what we do. - Hyde Park 2BR UChicago Medical Museums 20% OFF - Chicago
Induction burner - Hyde Park 2BR UChicago Medical Museums 20% OFF - Chicago

Hyde Park 2BR UChicago Medical Museums 20% OFF - Chicago

20% OFF Hyde Park 2BR UChicago Medical Museums
4 Guests · 2 Bedrooms · 1 Bathroom · Apartment · 1060 Sqft
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Spacious vintage floor w/ 2BRs available inside in-progress Oasis for travelers in S. Hyde Park near UChicago Med. 400Mbps. Purchased house recently, we are in progress of restoring to 1920s appearance as part of nonprofit project.

WE SANITIZE between guests following current CDC recommendations. NOTE we have some renovation going on in kitchen.

As frequent travelers, we try to do everything we can to make your stay great:putting USB plugs & cables everywhere, to a stocked kitchen & fridge.
PLEASE SEE END OF PHOTOS -- IN-PROGRESS RESTORATION, available while we are in Ukraine.

This is a 2nd/upstairs floor flat with 2 available bedrooms in a classic Chicago 1905 2-flat red-brick/brownstone. 400Mbps internet (Xfinity).

Bedroom #1 is a spacious (12’ x 18’) second-floor rear room. It features a luxurious 11" queen mattress, a large dresser with mirror, and a large 19th-century armoire for your clothes.

The second bedroom #3 is a smaller (10'x9’) second-floor front room overlooking a large balcony and the street. It features a comfy 13" single Serta mattress, a deep (~3’x4’) walk-in closet, and a small fold-down camp-style desk.

There is a kitchen with mini-fridge and microwave; access to a full refrigerator on the first floor rear stairwell may be possible subject to discussion of COVID restrictions/measures.

NOTE we have some renovation w/dust going on in kitchen -- please see listing photos. We've wiped and cleaned and scrubbed as much as we could, but there is still some dust and little (minor) debris pieces here are there in the kitchen area-- I have lowered pricing due to inconvenience.

TL;DR LONG follows: Downtown Chicago (South Loop / Magnificent Mile) is 10-25 minutes via car/Uber/Lyft (depending on traffic), plentiful public transit is nearby. Read on for more detailed info.

In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, we deeply cleansed, sanitized and disinfected the property. Surfaces have been sprayed with soap and water and left to dry for soap’s disinfectant effect. Windows and surfaces will be cloudy and spotted rather than clear, in order to preserve sanitation. There is a cleansing station just inside the entryway and we will require all guests to maintain hygienic, sanitary and social distancing protocols.

We purchased just under 2 years ago and have been slowly restoring this house to its early 20th century appearance -- a bit of a labour of love, a bit of an educational project. Rather than a renovation, we are slowly peeling off layers of past changes to reveal and restore original hardwoods and other features. Our intent is to provide the experience of the 1920s or 1930s combined with necessary current amenities (WiFi, high-power USB plugs, refrigeration!).

Moving boxes are mostly long gone, and we listed after much work, but there is still much to be done. Please see photos to get an idea of current condition. Original hardwood floors were covered with layers of latex paint which proved time-consuming to remove; it is currently mostly gone, but upstairs floors are unsealed and still have paint seeped in, still in the process of removal. We are restoring edging and trim and masking tape remains in many places.

Generally we try to keep any restoration messes to a minimum and out of your way-- but if you have time & interest, may be able to provide 30-90 minutes of things like training in paint removal with infrared and other technology (“your personal episode of ‘This Old House’), and plan to offer short tours of the House as an Airbnb Experience.

The House is also part of a larger educational project, described below.

If you have limited or are charged for cellular data, we can provide a temporary password for Comcast / xfinitywifi public Wifi points in Chicago if you ask in advance.

There is video security covering outdoor and some public indoor areas; see House Rules.

We are in a relatively quiet, renewing/improving, familyish neighborhood-- we are sometimes up late, usually to get work projects completed! and attempt to be respectful of your schedule and need for quiet / rest / privacy.

The West Woodlawn section of Hyde Park is the focus of several urban renewal projects, concurrent with the Obama Presidential Library just to the east. Sunshine Enterprises and Greenline Coffee, at the corner of 61st and Eberhardt, have been centers of those efforts-- the block we are on, the first of a model now expanding to twelve surrounding blocks.

The Lorraine Hansberry House, featured in the play “A Raisin in the Sun” (and the Supreme Court case) is centered, is just across and down the street.

Finally, the House is the first of The Dikē Project. Along with the Arete Project and Thoreau College, we seek to use experiential education based on the Deep Springs College model to provide alternative college experiences, as well as service opportunities that improve the local community. In addition to local staffing, 5% of gains are reinvested in Deep Springs and local nonprofits.

Sleeping Configuration

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Main Bedroom
1 queen bed
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Scholar's Nook
1 single bed

What this place offers

IconWashing Machine
IconIron & Board
IconHair Dryer
IconLinens Provided
IconFull Kitchen
IconFridge
IconHot Tub
IconHigh Speed Internet
IconLaptop friendly workspace
IconDesk
IconDesk Chair
IconSecurity Cameras

Suitability

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No events allowed
Not in general, please inquire.
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No smoking allowed
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No Parking
There is generally plentiful street parking.

Meet The Host

IconMember since: January 2023
IconSpeaks: English , German , French , Czech
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IconResponse time: within an hour

Location

Across from the Hansberry House, 3 blocks north of Emmett & Mamie Till Museum

Getting around

See Google Maps for up-to-date info: you can reach the Red line via the 59 bus at Garfield Station, or at 63rd Station via the 63; the Green Line is an 8-10 minute walk to Cottage Grove Station (do not use King Drive); more North-South busses run along Cottage Grove and MLK.
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Policies and Rules

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Check In: 2PM - 2AM(next day)
Electronic lock, code will be provided. Check-in after 2AM possible but should be arranged before booking.
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Check Out: Flexible
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No pets
No
Minimum age limit for renters: 18
Maximum occupancy: 4
Maximum occupancy is normally 3 people, in some cases we will accept four (for instance, two small children).
House Rules
HOUSE RULES https://bit.ly/Rhodes-House-Rules


Behave well, treat the place as your own. GOLDEN RULE: leave things *as you found them* and *where you found them.*
Generally clean up after yourself as you can; dishes should be done soon or placed in dishwasher if available; we realize short-term guests, people heading for flights etc may be on tight schedules and we'll take care of things, but for stays more than 4 days, please take out the trash occasionally / clean up after yourself.
We usually consider 11pm-11am or so to be quiet-ish hours-- we may be working late on a project, we may get up very early, we may be up after noon. We'll be very aware and respectful of noise during these times, and hope you will be as well. (Let us know if you have specific plans that require adjustment; this is of course of less importance if no one but you is in the house).
If you / your group are the only people in the House, the above is greatly relaxed.

No drama, keep it cool and reasonable and we will as well.

You may only use as many bedrooms as the number of people booked.


Please let us know ASAP about anticipated arrival and departure times / if you potentially need early check-in or late check-out or luggage drop-off/storage. Check-in time is normally 2:30pm, check-out, 11am; we are as flexible as we can be.

We need to know full names of all guests. Only declared guests may enter the premises unless otherwise authorized; if you want to bring someone else on the property, please request in advance. (Sorry, Airbnb rules / liability / security for everyone require this).

For your security and ours, we have installed video security monitoring devices to monitor exterior and interior areas outside your unit: entry access points, the entry foyer & stairwells, basement (mostly floor drains) as well as areas not open to guests (storage rooms). (No cameras are capable of recording inside your space/unit). Tampering with or disabling security devices is grounds for immediate cancellation of your stay without refund.

If you place perishable items in trash indoors, please make sure they are removed before rotting, if necessary; otherwise get them to the back porch containers or outside bins (ideally, the alleyway, especially in summer).

"THE FINE PRINT" stuff that I *really* wish we didn't have to add: (each is added here because of incidents):
Do not store or leave open food in unit (use refrigerators!).
Do not change things outside your bedroom(s), "take care of things" or “make things better” without asking and receiving explicit permission (see GOLDEN RULE).
DO NOT go into other guests’ units/rooms without explicit permission except in a true emergency (this applies if door is unlocked or open).
During quiet hours especially, please be aware of noise and do not slam doors, cabinets, stomp around, or make the kind of noise likely to wake someone wearing earplugs. (Few people have done this, but we have professional lives and obligations, which are sometimes very demanding, as do many guests-- everyone wants and needs good rest!).
FEES:
Airbed & linens, $35
$50/day fee for unauthorized overnight guests / use of extra bedroom beyond # persons booked.
$75 locking fee if building left unlocked / unsecure.
$150 lost physical key / rekeying fee (we are normally keyless entry)
$100/day overcapacity fee if more guests than maximum listed sleep overnight.
$25/hr unauthorized late check-out (minimum). $50 for check-in before 10am. (Late/early checkins/outs should be requested >24h in advance)
1 1/2 hours of cleaning by two people is included. If more cleaning is needed, it will be billed at our cleaners’ rate of $90/hr

Thanks.

https://bit.ly/Rhodes-House-Rules
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Payment Policy
We accept credit cards via Stripe. Paypal or Zelle by request.
Refundable Damage Deposit
Refunded after unit has been inspected and there has been no damage/problems (typically 3-14 calendar days).
Cancellation Policy
Full refund less 10% deposit if cancelled before 2:30PM Central Standard Time one week before arrival.
50% refund of remaining days more than 6 days away if cancelled before 3PM. For instance, if cancelled before 2:30PM on a Monday, all remaining days after Saturday will be refunded.
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Notes
Currently volunteering in Ukraine, available via messaging. Hyde Park native, recently returned still reacquainting with Chicagoland. Last-minute bookings may require some time before check-in (2-4+ hours), but we will attempt to accommodate as possible. We proudly employ physically and developmentally disabled individuals, in partnership with local community projects. We hope you will be understanding and patient should any issues arise.
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Hyde Park 2BR UChicago Medical Museums 20% OFF - Chicago is a Apartment located in Chicago, IL, USA. This Apartment is available for short term lodging and accommodates 4 guests
Hyde Park 2BR UChicago Medical Museums 20% OFF - Chicago has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and was listed on Houfy on Jan 2023

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