Large 1-BR Modern Vintage Gem

  • Large 1-BR Modern Vintage Gem no booking fee vacation rentals by owner Property Type : Apartment
  • Large 1-BR Modern Vintage Gem no booking fee vacation rentals by owner 1 Bedroom
  • Large 1-BR Modern Vintage Gem no booking fee vacation rentals by owner 1 Bathroom
  • bath 0 to 4 Sleeps


Modern/Vintage Feel, Quiet And Comfortable Place Ideal For Value Seekers Looking For A Memorable And Culturally-Diverse Experience In A Quaint Neighborhood That's Also A Convenient Base To Explore Other Fun Sites In Chicago.  
From A Relatively Obscure Neighborhood That Locals Referred To At A Time As Germantown Or Little Europe, Lincoln Square Has Become A Destination Spot For Those Who Want To Shop Its Unique Specialty Stores - Merz Apothercary, Timeless Toys, Gene's Sausage Shop, Book Cellar, To Name A Few. There Are Also Many Restaurants, Taverns, The Famed Old Town School Of Folk Music, Art Fairs And Festivals, Farmer's Market And Many More Activities Catering To Diverse Tastes And All Ages That Have Attracted An Increasing Number Of Visitors. Downtown Chicago Is Seven Miles From Here And Is A 20-minute Ride Via Chicago's 'L' Train (short For The Elevated Tracks It Rides On). The City Is  Also One Of The Bike-Friendliest In The Us And Rental Divvy Bike Riders Are Everywhere Year-Round - Yes, Even In The Winter!
The Property Is Three Blocks Away From The World-Renowned Old Town School Of Folk Music, Where You Can Catch Jazz, Flamenco, Samba, Salsa, Cajun,  Reggae, African And Other Genres Of Folk/World Music In An Intimate Setting. Half-Acre Brewery, Which Has Made A Name For Itself Among Craft Beer Enthusiasts Anywhere, Is A 5-minute Walk And Their Saturday Tours Are A Must For Beer Lovers. Their Daisy Cutter Is My Favorite. 
Right Next Door To The Property Is Grand Tour, A Newly Opened Sports Bar/restaurant Whose Specialty Is Its Offering Of Cuisines From Different Countries Every Month, Not To Mention Its International Weekend Brunch And Extensive Beer Selections. A Walk Around The Corner Is Lutz Continental Cafe And Pastry Shop, A Chicago Institution Famous For Their German Pastry And Cake Specialties. Great Coffee Is Available There In Addition To Starbucks, Julius Meinl, And Beans And Bagels That Are All Within Walking Distance. 
Besides Grand Tour, There Are Countless Other Restaurants In The Area That Cater To All Ethnic Tastes And Affordability - Greek, Polish, Mexican, German, British, Thai, Japanese, Korean, Indian, Italian, Filipino, Peruvian, Lebanese.... You Name It, They're All Around Here. There Are Also Plenty Of Mid- To High-end Dining,  With Goosefoot And Elizabeth In The Latter Category Attracting Rave Reviews From Foodies And Experts, No Small Feat In A City That Has 8,000-plus Restaurants.
If You'd Rather Just Hang Out And Grill In The Backyard, There Are Stores Close By Where You Can Shop For Meats, Produce And Other Grocery Needs. A popular option is to have a picnic at Welles Park, which is just a block away. Owner will  provide a portable grill for this option. My Nephew Who Lives In The Second Floor Of The Building Had Gone To Chef School And Would Also Be Open To Custom-preparing Meals For Indoor Dining.  


100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
50% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay. 

Amenities & Activities

  • - Shower
  • - Hair Dryer
  • - Combination tub
  • - 1 Queen Bed
Child Friendly
  • - Kid Friendly
Cooling Comfort
  • - Air Conditioning
Dining Room
  • - Dining Area
  • - Dining Table
  • - Dining Table Seats
  • - Cable TV
  • - Satellite TV
  • - DVD Player
  • - Television
  • - Pet Friendly
  • - No Smoking
  • - Linens Provided
  • - Heating
  • - Towels Provided
  • - Iron & Board
  • - Living Room
  • - Deadbolt lock
  • - Carbon monoxide detector
  • - Paper Towels
  • - Toilet Paper
  • - Basic Soaps
  • - Coin laundry
Home Office
  • - Internet Access
  • - High Speed Internet Access
  • - Microwave
  • - Dishwasher
  • - Stove
  • - Oven
  • - Coffee Maker
  • - Refrigerator
  • - Grill
  • - Toaster
  • - Pantry Items
  • - Dishes & Utensils
  • - Kettle
  • - Washing Machine
  • - Washer/Dryer
  • - Clothes Dryer
Outside Living
  • - Balcony
  • - Deck/Patio
  • - Lawn/Garden
  • - Porch/Veranda
  • - Parking Available
Nearby Activities
  • - Bird Watching
  • - Fishing
  • - Hiking
  • - Live Entertainment
  • - Museums
  • - Sightseeing
  • - Swimming
  • - Walking Tours
  • - cycling
  • - Golf
  • - golf privileges optional
Nearby Attractions
  • - Near Shopping
  • - Near Restaurants

Additional Rate Information

House Rules:
Check in after: 4:00 PM
Check out before: 11:00 AM 

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Location Information

Hosted by Virgil Tavas

Owner Info
Virgil Tavas

Speaks: English

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About the Owner

I am a career corporate finance professional and a life-long Chicagoan and resident of the Lincoln Square neighborhood. My wife is an attorney and we have two lovely children, ages 16 and 8. We collect art and greatly enjoy world travel.
Virgil  purchased this Apartment in 1910
Why Virgil  chose Ravenswood
This 1-BR rental unit is on the second floor of a beautiful brick two-flat and has an open balcony that's great to hang out at in the warmer months. The building is quintessential Chicago and conveniently located near transportation, a great park, shopping, fine restaurants, pubs, cafes, quaint little shops and the Old Town School of Music that has hosted acclaimed musicians from all over the world. The neighborhood has everything to offer for all ages and backgrounds - playground for kids, art fairs and festivals for the entire family, wine-tasting for oenophiles, spa for the ladies, sports bars, a big park to walk/jog in, and many more. Around the corner is Lutz Continental Cafe and Pastry, a Chicago institution that draws visitors from all over the city. 
The property is in a quiet, tree-lined block that is easy to get to and from many other points of interests in the city.
What makes this Apartment unique
This 1-BR unit has a quiet, cozy and modern/vintage vibe that's ideal for a couple on a romantic getaway or any traveler looking for a more relaxed alternative to hotel stays in a vibrant and safe city neighborhood. The location is ideal in that vacationers can enjoy its many unique local attractions, in addition to downtown and other Chicago sites being easily accessible via car or public transportation.

Guest Reviews

Just what my dog and I needed
Barb N

Great location, great host.

Stayed Date : Aug 07, 2021
Submitted Date : Aug 30, 2021
Nice Place
Steven V

This is an upstairs apartment in a very convenient location. Grocery store 300' The park is one block away, cafe and coffee shops within walking distance. The building is pretty much a time capsule from the early 20th century. It's clean and well kept. If your giving a thought to staying here, do it. I will stay again. -Steve-

Stayed Date : Jul 05, 2021
Submitted Date : Aug 30, 2021
Perfect Location
Margaret S

My husband and I came with our 2 dogs and were hoping to find somewhere that had quick access to a yard and walkable. Virgil's location did just the trick! The balcony was so lovely to sit on in the morning with coffee and the neighborhood was fantastic (the mail woman even gave both dogs treats). The apartment had everything you would need and was easy to feel comfortable there.

Stayed Date : May 30, 2021
Submitted Date : Aug 30, 2021
A lovely place in a great location
Derek C

Easy access to groceries, restaurants, parks - perfect stay for the two of us and our little dog. If you have a furry friend - this is THE place to stay.

Stayed Date : May 21, 2021
Submitted Date : Aug 30, 2021
Chicago Gem
Julie H

Loved our stay at this property. Full of character it is in a very quiet neighborhood with two parks and a trail along the Chicago river close by. Aldi supermarket is 2 minutes walk away and we found plenty of restaurants in the area that delivered. Virgil was easy to work with and prompt to respond to my questions. I would definitely stay at this property again.

Stayed Date : Apr 29, 2021
Submitted Date : Aug 30, 2021

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