Historic Buena Park Large 3-BR

  • bath Property Type : Apartment
  • bath 3 Bedrooms
  • bath 1 Bathroom
  • bath 6 Sleeps


This property is located on a beautiful tree-lined block of Buena Park, a historic area in the southeast corner of Chicago's Uptown neighborhood. Buena Park is a laid-back "hidden gem" near the lake with many long-time residents in some of the city's architectural masterpieces. Uptown is one of Chicago's most diverse neighborhoods - racially, socially, politically and economically. Buena Park boasts of  million dollar graystones just blocks from retail outlets where you could hear one of 87 languages spoken by resident shoppers. Uptown today is a blend of cultures from all over the world juxtaposed over its own unique American story. Once an area of great opulence and home to a nationally renowned entertainment district that's the envy of Manhattan, Uptown suffered following the stock crash of 1929. As  the wealthy fled the area in subsequent years, many buildings transitioned to cheap housing and attracted waves of immigrants from all over the world - Africans, Latinos, Swedes and Vietnamese being prominent ones. Remnants of past Art Deco magnificence are still visible on the facade of its buildings. Green Mill, a famous jazz hangout for the Mob and big-name celebrities (Sinatra was a regular) still thrives, along with acclaimed venues like the Aragon Ballroom and the Uptown Theater. 
At last, though, Uptown is now reaping the rewards of its diversity. Years of co-existence among disparate cultures created a colorful and vibrant community that's tolerant but proud, highlighted by the amazing Southeast Asian pocket on Argyle Street. The beauty of Uptown is the amazing array of different vibes visitors can experience just walking from block-to-block - from its gentrified pockets to unique shops and restaurants of various international themes. Andersonville, on the northern tip of Uptown, has not experienced the highs or the lows of central Uptown, and strikes a casual sophisticated feel. Originally a destination for Swedish immigrants, whose influence can be seen in a few restaurants and bars, it has become a hub for Chicago's GLBT community. The stylish boutiques and inviting restaurants have made it a great place for people of all backgrounds to live, and a laid-back destination for shopping or entertainment.
A little over a mile east is Montrose Park which abuts Lake Michigan. The park hosts soccer, volleyball and frisbee tournaments as well as other sporting events for both local and foreign players, particularly from Latin America and Europe. There are all types of outdoor activities to enjoy - jogging, biking, boating, tennis, golf, rollerblading, kiting and fishing in a safe and festive environment. 
The lake takes about 15-20 minutes to walk from the property, and it's about the same to Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs. There are great neighborhoods to shop and dine at within a mile to mile-and-a-half radius of the place, Lakeview, Andersonville and Lincoln Square being ones that are a treat for any visitor. As an added convenience, vacationers can leave their car in the private parking area provided behind the building and rent a Divvy bike from a station a block away, to access said attractions. The Red LIne train station 1/2 mile away gets you downtown in 15-20 minutes. 
In terms of shopping for food and supplies, Jewel Supermarket and Target are each two blocks away from the property. Good restaurants of various types and ethnic flavors also abound at moderate prices.  
There are two banks a block away - Chase and PNC - for those needing to do any financial transaction while vacationing. 


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
  • - 2 Queen Beds
  • - 1 Double Bed
Child Friendly
  • - Kid Friendly
Cooling Comfort
  • - Air Conditioning
Dining Room
  • - Dining Area
  • - Dining Table
  • - Dining Table Seats
  • - Seating for 8 People
  • - Cable TV
  • - Satellite TV
  • - Television
  • - Books
  • - Pet Friendly
  • - No Smoking
  • - Linens Provided
  • - Smoke Detector
  • - Exterior Lighting
  • - 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
  • - Toaster
  • - Pantry Items
  • - Dishes & Utensils
  • - Washing Machine
  • - Washer/Dryer
  • - Clothes Dryer
Outside Living
  • - Balcony
  • - Deck/Patio
  • - Parking Available
Nearby Activities
  • - Bird Watching
  • - Fishing
  • - Hiking
  • - Live Entertainment
  • - Museums
  • - Sailing
  • - Sightseeing
  • - Swimming
  • - Walking Tours
  • - Windsurfing
  • - cycling
  • - Golf
  • - golf privileges optional
Nearby Attractions
  • - Near Shopping
  • - Near Restaurants


Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in 
Season Rate Period Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly Min Stay
Standard Oct-21-2021 - Dec-31-2022 $150.00 - $900.00 $2500.00 1

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

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Location Information

About the Owner

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

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Lollapalooza 2021
Jacob D

This location made our weekend absolutely unforgettable. Great place, plenty of space, couldnt ask for a closer spot to the train. If we come back to Lolla next year, or even just to Chicago we will definitely be looking to book here again!

Stayed Date : Aug 02, 2021
Submitted Date : Aug 30, 2021
We enjoyed our stay
Alehna C

Excellent location, excellent communication

Stayed Date : Jul 19, 2021
Submitted Date : Aug 30, 2021
Great Chicago Getaway
Barbara B

This property exceeded my expectations. It has all the charm of the quintessential Chicago 3 flat walk up. Beautiful wood crown molding, hardwood floors throughout except kitchen and bath. Starburst glass insets in the bedroom doors. Comfortable furnishings. Tastefully decorated. Well kept/very clean. Nicely situated for any site seeing you might want to do. Plenty of towels and linens. Well stocked kitchen If you want to cook. I just can't say enough wonderful things about this place and it's owner.

Stayed Date : Jul 06, 2021
Submitted Date : Aug 30, 2021
Fantastic for a family stay
Michele T

We visited Chicago to attend my daughter's graduation. The apartment was super clean, easy to get to on public transportation and in a terrific neighborhood. Virgil was incredibly gracious and responsive. Would absolutely stay there again!

Stayed Date : Jun 16, 2021
Submitted Date : Aug 30, 2021
Excellent Find
Sharon R

We had a wonderful stay. The property was well stocked, plenty of space, and very convenient location. Would definitely come back.

Stayed Date : Jun 11, 2021
Submitted Date : Aug 30, 2021

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