Vintage Site in Lincoln Square

  • Vintage Site in Lincoln Square no booking fee vacation rentals by owner Property Type : Apartment
  • Vintage Site in Lincoln Square no booking fee vacation rentals by owner 4 Bedrooms
  • Vintage Site in Lincoln Square no booking fee vacation rentals by owner 2 Bathrooms
  • bath 8 Sleeps


Large, Cozy 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
  • - 3 Queen Beds
  • - 1 Double Bed
Child Friendly
  • - Kid Friendly
Cooling Comfort
  • - Air Conditioning
Dining Room
  • - Dining Area
  • - Dining Table
  • - Dining Table Seats
  • - Dining Room
  • - Seating for 8 People
  • - Childs Highchair
  • - Cable TV
  • - Satellite TV
  • - DVD Player
  • - Television
  • - Pet Friendly
  • - No Smoking
  • - Linens Provided
  • - Heating
  • - Towels Provided
  • - Iron & Board
  • - Shampoo
  • - Living Room
  • - Deadbolt lock
  • - Carbon monoxide detector
  • - Paper Towels
  • - Toilet Paper
  • - Basic Soaps
  • - Coin laundry
Home Office
  • - Internet Access
  • - High Speed Internet Access
  • - Kitchenette
  • - Microwave
  • - Dishwasher
  • - Stove
  • - Oven
  • - Coffee Maker
  • - Refrigerator
  • - Grill
  • - Toaster
  • - Coffee Grinder
  • - Pantry Items
  • - Dishes & Utensils
  • - Kettle
  • - Washing Machine
  • - Washer/Dryer
  • - Clothes Dryer
Outside Living
  • - Balcony
  • - Outdoor Furniture
  • - Deck/Patio
  • - Lawn/Garden
  • - Porch/Veranda
  • - Parking Available
Nearby Activities
  • - Bird Watching
  • - Fishing
  • - Live Entertainment
  • - Mountain Biking
  • - Museums
  • - Swimming
  • - Walking Tours
  • - Antiquing
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

Wonderful Stay
Michelle S

We said it felt like grandma and grandpa's house! Very endearing and large kitchen for our large group. There were enough areas through out the house, that allowed for alone time when needed. Very comfortable and provided for all our needs.

Stayed Date : Aug 08, 2021
Submitted Date : Aug 30, 2021
Good size & location
Chelsea D

Great location and plenty of room. Bit of clutter & dated decor, but for a group, there was a lot of space to spread out. Lots of restaurants close by, as well as Aldi’s , which was very convenient. Lovely neighborhood to walk in & several parks nearby. Parking was super easy which is rare in Chicago. Proximity to train was great as well. Virgil was so responsive & helpful before, & during our stay.

Stayed Date : Jul 28, 2021
Submitted Date : Aug 30, 2021
Home away from home
Theresa K

We came in 2 groups ( my friend’s family and my son). Total of 7 people in a group. So we where looking for a place to stay especially with little ones with us. The apartment had a vintage feel to it but it has a very homey atmosphere. My son and my friends kept on complimenting on how the apartment feels so cozy especially the beds. Kitchen is well stocked from cooking pots and pans to condiments. We did save $ from eating out all the time. If you are like us that we cooked home meals . This place is for you ( especially in a big group with kids) . We are surprised when we found a baby high chair too! We have a good nights rest every time we went home from touring the city. It is close to many shops and restaurants around the area. Also it is not too far to the loop area. This is a very family oriented apartment . Thank you Mr Virgil for the chitchat. We enjoyed our stay in Chicago and hopefully we’ll be back soon. I will definitely choose this place again to stay !

Stayed Date : Jul 15, 2021
Submitted Date : Aug 30, 2021
great location and owner
Paul B

great apartment for a larger family owner is great we hope to return

Stayed Date : May 17, 2021
Submitted Date : Aug 30, 2021
Larry M

This was the first time renting a home for vacation. The neighborhood was great. A grocery store across the street was great to purchase snacks and stuff for breakfast. The kitchen was great enough pans to make breakfast. The bedrooms and beds were good. The bathrooms and showers were very clean. If I have to come to Chicago again, I would hope this place is available. There is about a 45 mins drive to the city, but the neighboring towns like Oak Park and River Forest are great to go have lunch or dinner even dessert. These towns are about 30 mins away and easy to find parking.

Stayed Date : May 10, 2021
Submitted Date : Aug 30, 2021

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