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Handsome Loft on Madison Street
Handsome Loft on Madison Street
6 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
6 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
You won’t be charged yet

This newly remodeled loft sits on the top floor of a rehabbed masonic temple located in the Madison Street Shopping/Dining District w/ first class dining at eateries and pubs and within minutes of downtown Chicago and the United Center.

The space

Crowned "The best in neighborhood dining" according to a 2008 Chicago Tribune readers poll, the variety of Forest Park restaurants offer something for everyone.

The unit is a charming two bedroom, two bath loft a stone’s throw from historic Oak Park and just three blocks from the CTA Blue Line making downtown Chicago a 20 minute train ride away.

The condo includes additional amenities such as:
- Elevator in building
•Secure front and back entrances.
•One assigned parking spot in the back of the building.
•Full kitchen with stainless steel appliances (stove, dishwasher, refrigerator), cookware, and dinnerware.
•Granite countertops.
•Two full bathrooms. The master bathroom includes a Jacuzzi tub.
•Two full bedrooms. Both have queen sized beds.
•Smart TV with cable access and access to Netflix.
•Central Air conditioning
•Working fireplace
•Balcony with a view of downtown Chicago's skyline
•Washer and dryer in unit.

Just to the east lies historic Oak Park, which offers an array of attractions such as:
•Brookfield Zoo
•Chicago Architecture Foundation
•Ernest Hemmingway Museum and Birthplace
•Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
•Frank Llyod Wright’s Unity Temple
•Oak Park Conservatory

After soaking up some attractions in Oak Park, Chicago is only a short twenty minute train ride away, and it offers such noteworthy experiences as:
•Shedd Aquarium
•Architecture River Cruise
•Skydeck Chicago
•Navy Pier
•The Field Museum
•John Hancock Observatory
•Adler Planetarium
•Art Institute of Chicago
•The Museum of Science and Industry

Guest access

The loft and both doors to our building have key-less entry pads. We will email you your personal entry code along with check in instructions a couple days before your arrival. Each guest is given their own personal code. Codes are programmed the day of check in and deleted shortly after check out.

Interaction with guests

We are as available as you need.

Other things to note

The third bed is a queen sleeper sofa.

There is a strict no smoking policy in our building. You can not smoke on the balcony - it will result in a $500 fine.

The neighborhood is vibrant in the summer and sound can travel into the unit.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.
Free parking on premises
Family/kid friendly
Always communicate through Airbnb
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with keypad
Security deposit is $659

House Rules :
1. NO SMOKING in the apartment OR on the balcony. The condo association will fine you $500.
2. Please treat the loft and our building with respect. For a number of people in the building, this is their primary residence so please be cognizant of this.
3. Absolutely NO parties. Our neighbors were very nice to let us rent our apartment through airbnb, but the one caveat is that we would not be renting our apartment out for any parties.
4. Please do not leave the remote controls on the top of the cable box (silver box under TV). It causes the box to overheat and as a result, it will not work correctly. If the box stops working, you will need to unplug everything, wait a minute, plug it all back in, and make sure the input is on correct setting.
5. Please do not leave to-go boxes or leftovers in the refrigerator.

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - Some of our neighbors have dogs. You might a hear a bark here and there

199 Reviews

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Linda User Profile
December 2016
This was our second time staying here in the Handsome Loft. Of our many airbnb stays, this loft is our very favourite place. The Forest Park location is great; we loved walking around in the neighbourhood and have frequented many of the local restaurants and stores. The apartment itself is so cozy and clean, and equipped with everything needed for staying in and cooking meals, watching movies on Netflix, or just enjoying a casual R&R visit. Since we did prepare several meals while here, we really appreciated the extensive supply of condiments, spices, juice, yogurt and bottled water. These thoughtful hosts always go above and beyond, and make us feel like special guests. Jeremy and Jordan have always been quick to respond to any of our inquiries, and also were kind to act as a local receiver for small packages we had ordered (surprise birthday presents). On this last visit, we finally caught up with them and shared some time over wine and appetizers, so now we feel that we do know them personally. Our only (small) disappointment, which made Jeremy laugh, was that the "world's most comfortable couch" with which we fell in love on our first trip, has since been replaced with a newer, more practical, leather one. All in all, we would recommend a stay at "HL" and give it very high marks. We hope to return sometime, or to check out J & J's other property in the area... which purportedly has another awesome couch, which we may need to test out! Loved meeting you guys at last. Thank you for coming out on a snowy evening and letting you-know-who ramble on about wines.... LOL.

Stephen User Profile
August 2016
Great stay in the Chicago area. Can't say enough about the loft. Everything you need in the beautiful loft. From check in to checkout very easy and enjoyable stay. Thank you to our hosts Jeremy and Jordan for making our stay feel like home away from home. Forest Park is a great area lots close by. Easy to get to Downtown Chicago. If back in area would not hesitate to stay again and highly recommended the loft.

Ghislaine User Profile
August 2015
My friends and I stayed at the loft for 4 nights and absolutely loved it! We used both the CTA and Uber services. We ate at two of the local restaurants Scratch and Gaetanos. Both were excellent. The loft is amazing with a modern rustic feel and his beautifully decorated. Jordan and Jeremy were always responded to my emails quickly. I thought the personal note with my name on it upon our arrival was a wonderful gesture. I would return without hesitation. Gerry

Gavin User Profile
September 2014
We couldn't have asked for more with this place. It was so comfortable and easy. It was was like being at home

Aaron User Profile
September 2014
Jeremy and Jordan were extremely quick to respond to any questions I had and were extremely helpful. Their place was exactly as advertised, with tons of helpful guides and books to assist in local sites and points of interest. The place was beautiful and clean and in a nice location which was easily accessible to either the blue line or the green line for direct access downtown. I'd would recommend this place to anyone that's looking to visit Chicago and wants to have access to all the surrounding areas.

Stefan User Profile
March 2014
Jeremy and Jordan were exceptional hosts! Great communication...extremely thorough and attentive down to every last detail. The loft was itself outstanding...better than the pictures and description if you can believe it. Awesome neighbourhood with great shops, pubs and restaurants. All told, an absolutely perfect AirBnB experience. AAA+ rating for the hosts and their loft. Thank you for making our stay in Chicago such a pleasure!

Mery User Profile
November 2017
The decoration at this loft is absolutely wonderful, very warm and cozy! The location very quiet!

Forest Park, Illinois, United StatesJoined in September 2013
Jordan & Jeremy User Profile

My husband and I bought the Loft November of 2011, and ever since we turned the key it has been a labor of love. Self described property and construction enthusiasts, we remodeled everything ourselves, except for a few key pieces, which warranted a strict learning curve. The Monroe house is our next project, a two flat, and we hope to enjoy hosting there as much as we have at the Loft!

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