Large Cozy 3BR near UChicago Medical Midway Museum - Chicago

Large Cozy 3BR near UChicago Medical Midway Museum - Chicago
Living Room - Large Cozy 3BR near UChicago Medical Midway Museum - Chicago
Main bedroom from desk area - Large Cozy 3BR near UChicago Medical Midway Museum - Chicago
Second bedroom -- a headboard has been added (didn't get a picture of that yet). - Large Cozy 3BR near UChicago Medical Midway Museum - Chicago
Third bedroom, desk and closet - Large Cozy 3BR near UChicago Medical Midway Museum - Chicago
Main (rear) bedroom,  desk area - Large Cozy 3BR near UChicago Medical Midway Museum - Chicago
Main (rear) bedroom - Large Cozy 3BR near UChicago Medical Midway Museum - Chicago
Second bedroom - Large Cozy 3BR near UChicago Medical Midway Museum - Chicago
Third bedroom from the other side - Large Cozy 3BR near UChicago Medical Midway Museum - Chicago
Another rear bedroom view -- executive desk added. - Large Cozy 3BR near UChicago Medical Midway Museum - Chicago
Downstairs living / work area. - Large Cozy 3BR near UChicago Medical Midway Museum - Chicago
Main bedroom from door - Large Cozy 3BR near UChicago Medical Midway Museum - Chicago
Superhost rating for previous year period (all listings). - Large Cozy 3BR near UChicago Medical Midway Museum - Chicago
Front view. - Large Cozy 3BR near UChicago Medical Midway Museum - Chicago
Kitchen. - Large Cozy 3BR near UChicago Medical Midway Museum - Chicago
Large Cozy 3BR near UChicago Medical Midway Museum - Chicago
A very busy butler's pantry... more organization to come... full of food and snacks if you need. - Large Cozy 3BR near UChicago Medical Midway Museum - Chicago
Downstairs bath area.  Two towels always provided! - Large Cozy 3BR near UChicago Medical Midway Museum - Chicago
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Camp desk in second bedroom (open) - Large Cozy 3BR near UChicago Medical Midway Museum - Chicago
Camp desk in second bedroom (closed) - Large Cozy 3BR near UChicago Medical Midway Museum - Chicago
Large Cozy 3BR near UChicago Medical Midway Museum - Chicago
Handle to room #2 - Large Cozy 3BR near UChicago Medical Midway Museum - Chicago
Closet in bedroom #3 - Large Cozy 3BR near UChicago Medical Midway Museum - Chicago
Backyard and rear entrance (in fall). - Large Cozy 3BR near UChicago Medical Midway Museum - Chicago
Top of the block,  on a warm early summer's day. - Large Cozy 3BR near UChicago Medical Midway Museum - Chicago
Another front view - Large Cozy 3BR near UChicago Medical Midway Museum - Chicago
Front door (knob). - Large Cozy 3BR near UChicago Medical Midway Museum - Chicago
And please sign our guest log,  if you would,  before you leave. - Large Cozy 3BR near UChicago Medical Midway Museum - Chicago
NOTE this was the state of our bathroom ceiling replastering on November 25th-- a leak above had stained and required some re-working-- it should be better by the time you're there,  but still may be exposed plaster. - Large Cozy 3BR near UChicago Medical Midway Museum - Chicago

Large Cozy 3BR near UChicago Medical Midway Museum - Chicago

Large Cozy 3BR near UChicago Medical Midway Museum
5 Guests · 3 Bedrooms · 1 Bathroom · Apartment · 1400 Sqft
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Spacious 3BRs flat available inside in-progress Oasis for travelers in S. Hyde Park near UChicago Med, Midway, DuSable & Science/Industry Museum. 400Mbps.

Purchased recently, restoration to 1920s appearance is in-progress.

DEEPLY SANITIZED to mitigate possible spread of C19, per WHO/CDC recommendations.

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.

13" beds are to die for among Airbnbs.
This is the first floor unit of a classic Chicago 1905 red-brick/brownstone. 400Mbps internet (Xfinity).

PLEASE BE SURE TO LOOK AT ALL PICTURES / FINAL PIC IS BATHROOM CEILING REPLASTERING.

Bedroom #1 is a spacious (12’ x 18’) first-floor rear room. It features a luxurious 13" queen mattress, a large executive desk with eaves, a luggage rack and separate closet in hallway.

Bedroom “#2” is a large (10'x13) first-floor side bedroom. It features a luxurious 13" queen mattress, a fold-down desk and 5 1/2‘ x 3’ full closet.

Bedroom #3 is a large (10'x11) first-floor side room. It features a luxurious 13" queen mattress, a deep (5'x3') closet, and a small cherry desk.

Did I say luxurious? I’ve stayed in over 100 Airbnbs, our beds are better than 97% of my own stays. You’ll find a flight amenity kit from one of our First Class trips on Delta/SkyTeam in the bedrooms, and the brand of earplugs and sleep masks I use in First available. Why pay for someplace else and risk a poor night’s sleep?

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 regularly sanitized & disinfected the property. Some urfaces have been sprayed with soap and water and left to dry for soap’s disinfectant effect. Windows and surfaces may be cloudy and spotted rather than clear, in order to preserve sanitation.

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, we can 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.

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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#1 Main Bedroom
1 queen bed
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Room #1
1 queen bed
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Room #3
1 queen bed

What this place offers

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IconHair Dryer
IconLinens Provided
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IconOven
IconHigh Speed Internet
IconLaptop friendly workspace
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IconSecurity Cameras
IconFire Extinguisher

Suitability

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No events allowed
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No smoking allowed
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No Parking

Meet The Host

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Policies and Rules

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Check In: 2.30PM - Flexible
Electronic entry by personal code. Check-in normally after 2pm but generally flexible if arranged more than 24 hours in advance.
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Check Out: 11AM
Minimum age limit for renters: 18
Maximum occupancy: 5
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-10am 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 less importance if no one but you is in the house).

.☛ 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 just 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 exception: there is one on the pantry floor monitoring plumbing). 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).
No smoking inside or on front porch. Smoking in back yard away from building only.
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/person fee for unauthorized overnight guests. $50/day use of extra bedroom beyond # persons booked. $175 unauthorized pet fee.
$100 locking fee if building left unlocked / unsecure.
Smoking violation $375
$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 11am. (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
$500 fee if you enter other unit/listing in building without permission

Thanks.

https://bit.ly/Rhodes-House-Rules


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Payment Policy
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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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Large Cozy 3BR near UChicago Medical Midway Museum - Chicago is a Apartment located in Chicago, IL, USA. This Apartment is available for short term lodging and accommodates 5 guests
Large Cozy 3BR near UChicago Medical Midway Museum - Chicago has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and was listed on Houfy on Jan 2023

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