I emailed D (the owner) multiple times and she was so sincere and helpful with our requests... she really went out of her way for our family. She spent over 25 minutes on the phone trying to accommod… More
This is an apartment building in the fabulous Gold Coast area of downtown Chicago. A couple blocks from Michigan Ave shopping and Rush Street bars and restaurants. Apparently the Ginosi organization s… More
My friends and I spent the weekend at Paul's house for our fantasy football draft. The house is in walking distance to Wrigley field and lake shore drive. It easily accommodates 6 people. Thanks Paul… More
We were a bit worried about renting in the Southside due to things we had heard. We loved the condo and the neighbor's were friendly and welcoming. We never felt threatened or in danger. I highly rec… More
Thank you for choosing to stay at my home. I am glad I was able to help you experience this adventure. I appreciate your kind words. You are welcome anytime. I wish you and your beautiful family the best, and more years of traveling together.
"A clean and simple place to stay for family or friends."
I spent three nights here with my wife, two young daughters, and my mother. It was great to have a home base for our visit with family in the city. We had everything we needed for an extended stay and… More
My husband and I and our dog, Mazie, had the best week during the week of thanksgiving. The house was so comfortable and homey and the neighborhood was a great place to walk a dog. Also, we easily w… More
3 Nov 2013
"30th Birthday Bash!"
Our family highly recommends "the Ginko Place". What a wonderful place! Where in Chicago can you stay and have a garden/patio BBQ in the middle of the City! Not only is a home away from home but the … More
Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Ginkgo Leaf Guest house. It was our pleasure to host your Chicago Stay. Over the last 8 years we have hosted many friends and families and it is always a pleasure to hear back from them after their stay.
Please feel free to come and stay at the Ginkgo Leaf on your next Chicago trip.
Jackie was a nice host. We were 8 college students looking for a budget place for Winter break and this was a perfect place.… More
16 Jun 2015
"Just what we were looking for."
Nothing fancy...but just what we were looking for. Enough room for all of us. Great location...1 block from the bus to go to Wrigley. 5 blocks from the lake for a Sunday morning run....and a bonus 3… More
Thanks for the compliment. We try hard to bring a good experience to our guests while keeping it affordable. Thank you!
10 Jul 2014
"Great place to stay!"
I really enjoyed staying here. A great property. The sink did break while we were there but Jackie was right on getting it fixed for us! Great place, big enough for our group!… More
Place was dark and damp. Bed sheets were clean, but pillows old and flat. Beds are double size. Towels were clean, but bathroom toilet area smelled moldy. Floors not very clean. No TV, but there is… More
Nice location. Everyone got their own beds. Easy to downtown. Kitchen and free laundry. Free Tide detergent too (not expected). Will stay again.… More
We r glad you had a great time here!
7 May 2014
"Location was great, amenities could have been better."
The location of this property was great. It was about 12-15 minutes from downtown, which is where we wanted to be. There was plenty of on-street parking right in front of the house and it did have all… More
We always do the best for our guests. What happened was the guests prior had caused some damage to the house and the contractor was still finishing while the guests checked in. Everything is in good order now. Thanks.
Nice apartment for up to 6 people, around $20 taxi ride from the Airport. Close to a large park, bus, and train stations. We purchased 7 days CTS passes for $33 each with unlimited rides everyday. W… More
29 Mar 2014
"Overall, a nice place"
Bed was a little uncomfortable and broke often. Parking was difficult. Clean apartment, ideal for a large family… More
25 Jun 2015
"Apartment has significant maintenance issues"
First of all, the five star review is apparently for another apartment, as this one has no internet and, according to the manager, never had internet.
1. No internet
2. Master bed… More
"This home was everything it said it was, totally happy staying there."
This 4 bedroom 2 full bath was very clean, well stocked, in a good neighborhood, had a very nice park for our grand children to play at within a block, great restaurants within walking distance, very … More
We like the house, it 's bright, lot of windows,it's a charming older home with hardwood floor.Very good location, walking distance to Loyola University and lake Michigan. There is only 1 bathroom so … More
15 Apr 2015
"Never use Flipkey again."
My sister was staying with us on (Apr.7) and opened the door and entered, NO HEAT,beds shabby very low to the floor and frumpy.The house was not up to advertised pictures on the internet. It was so BA… More
As a host i do my best to educate guests, this particular guests never arrived to the house, the person who arrived was his sister, I understand how she may have not like the apt, but the photos are accurate, the cleaning person checked the heat next morning and it was working fine, I assumed the guests sister didn't turn it on cause it was off according to the cleaning person, I educated the guest by letting him know to cancel the reservation so the calendar opens up for other prospective guests, I was not able to reach him, I emailed, texted. I communicated with the guest after the reservation was finished and I did my best to get a solution, it is sad to me about his negative experience, I believe since he made the reservation he was the one that should have check the unit himself but he didn't.
"Lovely Place, Great for families. Close to the airport"
We absolutely loved this place and will stay again next time we're in Chicago. It was surprisingly close to the airport. The owners made sure the place was cleaned prior to our arrival and there were … More
29 May 2015
"just a place to sleep"
Let me just say the owners were so very helpful. Though when booking I did not realize it was located in a house basement, I would have love to had known that. We might have booked something else. The… More
From start to finish this rental was perfect. I was hesitant to rent from a private party, however great communication early on helped put me at ease. As a solo traveling female I felt completely safe… More
7 Oct 2013
My 6-year-old child and I were greeted with friendliness and the communication from the owner is very helpful. When we arrived later than planned, the owner was kind enough to text and check on us. Sh… More
3 Sep 2014
"Great stay thanks to great hosts"
This was my first experience using Trip Advisor and renting a private home to stay in. The weekend was great. The apartment was located in a safe neighborhood to walk around in. The hosts provided exc… More
We recently stayed here for 1 week. Location is perfect, safe, close to Lincoln Park, train, the lake and much more. John was very attentive to our needs and responded always in a timely manner. We w… More
Thank you Kara, it was a pleasure having you as our guest.
20 Sep 2012
"Comfy apartment is the perfect base for practicing Slow Tourism in Chicago."
We rented a one-bedroom apartment in this six-apartment building for the entire summer, so we could experience Chicago without exhausting ourselves. Cozy apartment, comfortably furnished, with big-scr… More
Thank you for your patronage and your review Sally! We really enjoyed having you as our guests. You are a great couple and we look forward to having you back in the future should the need arise.
Thanks again and all the best to you and your family.
Great for children of all ages ; Air conditioning; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
Modern 3BD 2Bth Brick-Style Ranch! Sleeps 10!!
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Very affordable home in west suburb that offers easy access to the city. Sleeps up to 10 people.
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17 Nov 2015
The house was very nice modern and clean. The area is quite. I would recommend staying here. They were very accommodating. Would stay here again in the future.… More
"Beautiful Views and Spacious Accomodations- Lovely!"
We had a great stay at the Lakehouse! The house was quite HUGE and we had plenty of room for our three couples, an extra friend, three babies and dog. It was really nice after a long day of cooking an… More
We had a terrific time during our stay! The house had a warm and welcoming appearance on the outside and inside. They thought of everything to make the stay enjoyable and relaxing from the beginning… More
31 May 2015
Our family stayed here for a week this year and it had everything you could imagine. The inside is amazing and much bigger than it looks when you first arrive. The kitchen was great for our group and … More
This was absolutely an amazing home. I took my fiance to the beautiful location to celebrate his 50th birthday and we had an amazing time. The house was very clean, the decor was to our liking, and … More
Means so much to us that you had a great stay in our home.
10 Aug 2015
"A relaxing home away from home"
The modern amenities and spacious accommodations made traveling away from home a wondrous event. While clean and well maintained, the house offered comfortable living.
Additionally, the location o… More