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 needed a place to stay in Chicago close to family. This rental was perfect. There was more than enough room for 5 of us. It was extremely clean and very nicely decorated.
The neighbourhood … More
25 Sep 2014
"Outstanding location and amenities!"
My wife and I travel to Chicago 4-6 times per year to visit our daughter and her family. We usually stay with her but this time she hosted her sister and their family which made us the odd couple out… More
For downtown Chicago stay, this was fantastic...lots of room and great location! We were a walk away from anything...from Navy Pier to the beach to shopping to family museums. A cab ride can take you … More
10 Jun 2015
From the time that we checked in to the time that we left, everything was great. The staff and service was first rate. The rooms were clean and well kept. The front desk was very helpful and offered l… More
This was my first time using FlipKey to find a vacation rental online. I was planning a surprise weekend getaway for my husband's 40th birthday and our 9th wedding anniversary. I was hesitant to boo… More
Lindsey and Jeff,
Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us during your recent trip to Chicago. We are humbled by your kind review, and so happy to hear that we helped make your trip to Chicago one you won't forget. Tony and I feel lucky that we've had the chance to host you, and the best surprise is to walk away with two great new friends. When your travels bring you back to Chicago, we can't wait to host you again. Thank you again for being such wonderful guests!
12 Oct 2015
"Love the location and our hosts. They make all the difference"
I would give this property a 5 point review except for something that neither of our wonderful hosts could help. The elevator in the building was down for an entire day which forced us to climb five f… 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
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
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.
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
"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
Thank you Hanne for making our trip to Chicago a very comfortable experience. My family and I enjoyed staying in your apartment. The location was perfect to all the places we needed to go.
The kitc… More
Hi Cathy, it was great meeting and hosting you. Thank you for being fantastic guests and for letting the apartment so clean. I am looking forward to meet you again beginning of next year. You are welcome back anytime.
31 Dec 2015
"comfortable home away from home during the holidays"
quiet, warm, close to family and friends. Hanne was very friendly, helpful and very responsive to our questions, quick to help with heating. The big dining table was just perfect to have guests over … More
It was a great pleasure having you. Thank you again for choosing us as your host and for taking so good care of the place. Thank you so so much for the beautiful gift, it made my day. You are welcome back anytime.
30 Jul 2015
"Exceeded our expectations!"
Everything about our stay was perfect for our family.
Hanna's readiness to help, her pet cat, freshly brewed Greek coffee powder, location to Belmont CTA station, #77 bus to and from station, free in… More
It was a great pleasure hosting you. Thank you for letting the unit so spotless clean and for being great guests. You are welcome back anytime
Not knowing much about the area we were quite pleased with the price but realized our lives were in serious danger while we stood there trying to figure out how to get in the multiple gates. After fi… More
21 Nov 2015
Don't waste your time or money. The little you save won't be worth it. To say that we were unhappy is a gross understatement. We arrived at the "remodeled condo" to no one there or instructions on ho… More
We got lost coming into the city due to road work and Emmanuel was quick to jump in his car and come to the rescue. He helped us with our bags, gave us recommendations for bars, sight seeing, shopping… More
15 Aug 2015
"Excellent host, convenient location."
The host, Emmanuel, was exceptionally friendly and helpful. He was very kind and helped us to the apartment with our bags. We had arrived an hour prior to what we had said as we didn't realize that th… More
"Excellent Location to Everything!!!! Very Cozy & Safe"
Just want to say that this location is an Excellent find and safe and secure. If you're arriving from O'Hare Intl take the blue line direct from O'Hare and within minutes you're at your destination. T… More
It was a great pleasure hosting you. I am happy that you liked the place and I want to thank you again for letting the unit so spotless clean at your departure. You are welcome back anytime.
11 Aug 2015
it was a wonderful time in Chicago, Hanne met our expectations and more, i would use her studio again, thank you Hanne… More
It was a great pleasure having you, thank you for letting the unit so spotless clean and for being a dream guest. You are welcome back anytime.
10 Jul 2015
Spacious, very clean and comfortable place, with a very comfy bed. The owners were very accomodating. I recommend.… More
It was a real pleasure hosting you. Thanks for letting the unit so spotless clean and for being such a great guest. Another fantastic experience as a flip key host.You are welcome back anytime.
the location of the apartment we stayed was convenient enough:only some min away from the red line train and a min from the bus stop,so getting to downtown is easy.we got a great tip from property ow… More
20 Sep 2014
"On s'y sent comme chez soi!"
Appartement bien situé, proche des commodités et transports (métro/bus) bien équipé et propre.
Le propriétaire est à l'écoute et à disposition du locataire.
En retrait du centre ville, on p… More
3 Sep 2014
"Orioles vs Cubs 1st Time at Wrigley"
Great stay, close to the El train and cheaper than a hotel! Able to stay parked out front for free and take the El where ever we wanted to. If you want a great stuffed pizza, try The art of Pizza. … More
Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary; Air conditioning;
Huge sunny loft, dream kitchen, two full bathrooms & brand new Sealy beds - all just steps to everything and everywhere: in Lincolnn Park near Whole Foods, steps to the red line to downtown, North Ave bus to Wicker Park/Bucktown, Halsted bus to Greektown or Boystown Per …see more
15 Nov 2014
"Girls weekend in Chicago"
We spent last weekend in this condo. Condo has off street parking (small additional fee) but is also just a couple blocks off the red line. We had a group come in from the Midway airport and another… More
17 Jun 2014
"Beautifully built with the comfort of guests in mind."
Paul and I rented this lovely apartment along with two other couples. It is a spacious apartment filled with light and soft comfort. We loved prepping meals in the chef's kitchen. It is without a d… More
15 Jun 2014
Carole & Basil were extremely welcoming and made our stay perfect. The accommodations worked well for our extended family of 7 adults and 2 children. The loft itself is well maintained, in great condi… 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
The girls in my family, age 20-62, decided to celebrate the upcoming wedding of my niece. We were blown away by the historic, comfortable, and very thoughtfully
planned Water Valley Inn. It was a des… More
Traveled with some family and friends. Was very pleasantly surprised with the two story town home. Was very quiet sitting out on the back deck and the place had plenty of room. Will definitely be c… More
2 Dec 2014
"Great for weekend get-away."
We had a terrific time. The condo is nicely furnished. There were 2 adults, and hs and middle school students. I liked the surroundings-rolling hills, no strip malls, and no McDonald's. The town of ga… More
29 Aug 2013
"Great time with my sisters."
Patricia was great and easy to work with. Flipkey processing was tricky, but Pat was able to work it all out..… More
This house was exactly as advertised; spacious, well furnished, with all the amenities for a relaxing vacation.
The manor was absolutely perfect for our weekend get together, which is an annual reu… More
9 Jul 2014
"Beautiful setting to create beautiful memories!"
I have had the opportunity to use this gorgeous home over the last few years. I am a scrapbooker and this house is designed to host up to 12 adults with enough scrap area to serve all our needs. Quil… More
Redwood Retreat was an excellent place for my group to stay during a conference in Rockford. We arrived at the lovely retreat home that is set in a stunning location feeling as though we were welcomed… More
23 Aug 2014
"Wonderful house and grounds"
We enjoyed the whole house and yard. Our son and family from CA joined us.
They have 3 boys and our other son and 2 children came up often, so we enjoyed having the space to entertain everyo… More
2 Aug 2014
"Great get away"
The house is spacious and beautiful. It's location is great with a lot of room to enjoy yourself. Both inside and out. The owners are wonderful people and very easy to work with.… More
"Welcoming, immaculate, fun activities, pleasant -- great stay!"
Our family and a family friend truly enjoyed our stay. Well-appointed and immaculately clean cabin...small but well laid out so it suited the five of us well.
I loved sitting on the front porch sw… More
24 Sep 2014
"Peaceful, relaxing and very comfortable"
We didn't stay in the Treehouse, we stayed in a cabin on the same property. It was great!!! The location was great...close to several places we wanted to see (Garden of the Gods, Rim Rock, Cave In S… More
12 Jan 2014
"Magical, fun, a one-of-a-kind treehouse experience"
My friend and I booked a treehouse for a stay in May 2013. Both of us are "big city" girls, but I'd traveled a bit in Southern Illinois and really thought the area was beautiful--so why not enjoy a fe… More
I rented this town home for a girls gathering before my sister got married 2 weeks later. I turned out to phenomenal!!!! The owner was flexible and cooperative, the house was clean. It was absolutely … More
10 Jul 2014
"Great condo, great people to rent from"
This was a beautiful condo in a great location in Chicago. We rented the condo for one day for a video shoot and the couple renting it to us were so helpful and flexible with our time and date changes… More
17 Sep 2014
"Beautiful place, tricky sleeping 5"
Nice place, only one bed and couldn't use the garage as advertised. Parking is a bit tricky, had to park several blocks away on Hubbard, but when rush hour ends it is good. No cable!… More