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Urban Sanctuary in hip West Town; Utilities Included; Cleaning Included!

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Rates from USD $4990 | Monthly

House | Entire Home | House Sitting Requested
Available Dates:
From July 20, 2024 until September 5, 2024


Experience relaxed cottage living in the heart of vibrant West Town. This 1887 single family integrates Old/New World on tree-lined street. Sun-filled; well-appointed; with lush backyard oasis. 1800 s.f. living space. ***Please visit the Amazon Photo album link provided at bottom of this listing for additional photos and a video walk-through of our workman's cottage! *** Property includes: Front and back landscaped gardens; three outside seating areas; in-home laundry; grill; expanded cable TV (HBO; Showtime); alarm system (including Nest video cameras); highest-speed WIFI. By the way, all utilities included in price. Neighborhood: We're on the edge of West Town, bordering Ukranian Village. Within walking distance: Excellent restaurants, coffee shops, a large grocery store, bars, parks. Right off three bus lines, along with city bike rental stations. Look it up; you'll see! Overall Environment - quick version: Quite sunny (includes two skylights). Hardwood floors throughout (except kitchen, which has a brand new stylish flooring). Feels sort of like a charming bed and breakfast, especially in the guest room (sloped ceiling). Artwork throughout. Kept very clean (we would expect the same from renters). Central air conditioning (and an additional window unit for upstairs). Lush gardens in back and front. Details by room (in order of entry): Living room: High ceilings (throughout the first floor). Wood-burning fireplace. Opens up to adjacent dining room. Set back from street for privacy. Dining room: Includes large hand-crafted dining table (seats eight), piano, and back-lit console. Kitchen: All stainless appliances (including Bosch dishwasher and Electrolux oven/stove). Breakfast room: Visible from kitchen. Two window walls make it extra sunny! Looks out over lush backyard. Back deck and garden: Small back deck with gas grill. Overlooks cozy, lush garden with small yard, watering system, rain barrels. Original carriage house (from 1887) serves as single car garage. A parking pad is adjacent. Only ONE parking spot will be available for your stay. Upstairs: Master bedroom with bathroom and balcony: The master bedroom is extra large with king-sized bed. Master bath has two vanities. Balcony overlooks back garden area, and includes an herb garden and flower boxes. Den: Upstairs den perfect for watching TV. Sun-filled. Guest room: King-sized bed in cozy room with sloped ceiling. Feels like a B&B.




1,800 ft2

Suited For

Property Type


From July 20, 2024 until September 5, 2024

Minimum Stay

1 Month | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: We plan to fill the entire timeframe with one renter.


House in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Closest University

University of Illinois Chicago

Nearby Universities
University of Illinois Chicago | DePaul University | Loyola University Chicago | The University of Chicago | Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine | University of Chicago Booth School of Business

West Town

Nearby Cities


Comments: Neighborhoods: Ukranian Village; West Town; Wicker Park. Abundant restaurants; highly walkable; easy public transpo; city bikes

Explore the Area


  • Urban
  • Writer's Sanctuary
  • Historic Home
  • Near Park
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from USD $4990 Monthly | Negotiable

Utilities are included

A cleaning service is included

Comments: This is our beloved home, fully furnished, with lush, well-kept gardens. This rate includes the responsibility of watering the gardens and caring for one indoor and one outdoor cat. Rate increases if you'd prefer not to have those responsibilities.


The home is not suitable for young kids

Ask about bringing pets

Smoking is not allowed

A car is not available

Comments: Let's discuss the details by phone or video call. If you bring a dog, then it would need to be cat-friendly (for our indoor cat).

House Sitting

I am looking for help while I am away

I would like help with my pet(s)

Indoor cat: Maxine, 5 years, somewhat shy at first; independent.

I would like help with plants or garden

Small lush indoor and outdoor gardens and containers; indoor plants.

Comments: Let's FaceTime/video call for a real-time tour and discussion! The ten photo limit doesn't fully showcase our home and gardens.





High Speed Internet




Balcony or Patio


Dedicated Parking



Temperature Control

Air Conditioning



Security System











Comments: We do have a small, beautiful backyard, but we ask that guests enjoy the view from our patio or balcony. Dogs not allowed in gardens. I'd be happy to FaceTime to give you a virtual tour; this is a charming, beautiful environment!


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