Our garden unit is located in the quaint historic bungalow district of Portage Park, close to grocery stores, restaurants, and three beautiful parks. We are within walking distance of public transportation and easy to find from the highway. Ideal for families or groups, we have extra amenities for young children. The queen bed is brand new and very comfortable. Flat screen tv with apple tv, free WiFi, extra strollers and kids' toys.
This is a finished garden-level basement with a large living area, one bedroom, a full bathroom with a stand-up shower (no tub), and a study with a convertible couch. The living room, bedroom and study have been recently renovated but the kitchen is vintage--it has totally functional 1990s-era appliances but the room and sink are still 1970s style.
Guests have access to the entire garden in-law unit. The bedroom and bathroom are totally private. The living area and kitchen are all yours but if you stay more than 3 days we may need arrange a convenient time to pass through to reach our laundry room. The back yard cement patio area is also available to guests.
The entrance to the unit is at the back of the house, 5 steps down.
Interaction with guests
We are happy to help guests anytime but will try to remain out of your way unless you need us. We live upstairs so we are easily reached and usually around.
Other things to note
Beds: We can comfortably accommodate 3 adults plus 2-3 small children. If you don't mind a blow-up bed and couch, we can host a maximum of 6 adults plus or minus 2 little kids. The bedroom has a very comfortable queen bed for two. The daybed in the study sleeps one comfortably and two more could stay in the living room on our queen-sized blow-up mattress. We also have a pack-n-play crib, an inflatable toddler mattress, and a newborn co-sleeping bed available upon request.
Kitchen: Refrigerator/freezer with essentials, stove, teapot, coffee maker, table and chairs, and a vintage sink. Dishes are provided, plus breakfast with coffee and cream, snacks, and drinks. This kitchen is not fancy so it may not be a place to cook a big meal. Use it if you like, though.
Our laundry room is available for your light use.
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Please treat this space with care.
No smoking on the property.
No big parties.
If you use the laundry room, please leave our stored items untouched and use only the supplies that you need.
Guests are welcome to use the back patio by the sandbox but the wooden deck area is not available.