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About Tara Howarth
Chicago native who has a pulse on Wrigleyville and the surrounding neighborhoods. Resource for the neighborhood's hidden gems. Also with a lovely little 5 year old so if you have kids too, I can help direct all that energy! Travel writer, photographer, and owner of local businesses Tie Lounge, LLC and Chicago Cohosts.
What makes this Apartment unique
Beautiful tree lined street. 5 blocks from Wrigley Field. 5 minute walk to almost anything. Easy street parking that is permit free on our block. You are in the heart of easy access to the city, lake, public transport, restaurants, bars, etc.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
The best of Chicago at your fingertips!
Great stay! Location couldn't be better. Short walk to Montrose Beach. Don't miss the skyline views at the bird sanctuary! Just be sure to download and set up the August door unlocking app in advance.
The apartment was everything that the ad had promised it to be. We had booked the apartment 3 months ahead of time and the check in time was to be 2pm. The night before we still had not received any arrival instructions, I had to call the manager and she I normally send those out 48 hours prior,told her we were scheduled for the next day. She did send them immediately. the problem was that I wasn't able to download the app for the door locks on my phone. Luckily I was able to on my husbands phone. And the check in time had changed from 2pm to 4pm. Caused threw our schedule off. The water temperature never got above lukewarm, since we weren't able to spend much time there on check in this wasn't discovered until late that night.
Overall the apartment was nice, but I wouldn't stay here again.
Early May stay
This is a convenient spot if you have family or business in the area. There is an Aldi and Target within walking distance and a nice deli 2 blocks away. Tara is a very helpful manager. Parking is free on the street, but can be difficult to find. If Kenmore St is full, look on Montrose, a couple blocks away.
We had a great time!
Loved the location, we walked everywhere from here! Came to town for a Cubs game and they won so extra fun! We went to dinner at Michael's Pizza and the dip dish had really good marinara sauce. Then for breakfast you have to try Tweet's! The food was amazing and the bloody mary's were the bomb! The unit was clean and had everything we needed for trip. Thanks for having us!
Easy access to transportation and very clean
Clean Property, but Dissappointed
My wife and I needed a place to stay while in Chicago waiting for our daughter that lives in Chicago to give birth to a grandchild. The Wrigley Retreat fit the requirement for a place to sleep as we stayed with our daughter during the day. Each night, however, was chilly in the place, and made it rather uncomfortable each night. Apparently the entire building is heated centrally, and during our stay mid October, with the weather ranging from the high 30's to the low 50's. Consequently the place was very cool, with no way to warm it up. Had to use all the blankets for TV watching each night. Street parking was free but definitely not always available. Had to park a couple of blocks away a couple of the nights since we didn't get there until around 8PM each night.
Upon checking out, we were informed that a cutting board was missing. Since we made no meals or ate there, we never used any kitchen items and never knew there was a cutting board there, and upon checkout, we were informed that the board was missing. This was a deduction from our deposit.
We were told that deducting the cost of the board was per VRBO policy. So, if you stay there insist on a written inventory in more detail than what is on the VRBO website so you can know what exactly you are responsible for.
Unfortunately we were not informed until after their stay that they were "cold". These GUESTS LEFT BATHROOM WINDOW OPEN when it was 40°F out! Only guests who stayed and actually left the place a mess, took a cutting board, and bleached the sheets!
***Warning: These guests are not to be trusted. ***