Quiet, Cozy Space Ideal for a Couple But Can Sleep Four
Narciso 'Narci' Tavas
- english, Tagalog (Filipino) and some Spanish
About Narciso 'Narci' Tavas
My name is Narciso 'Narci' Tavas. I am a retired electrical engineer who came to the United States from the Philippines thru employment with a global CPG firm with whom I had a long career. I greatly enjoyed the travels that came with my employment. I had memorable stays in Europe, particularly a one-year assignment in the Canary Islands, Spain. I have six children who grew up in Chicago, all of whom live within a short drive of Lincoln Square. I am a widower but happily re-married and live about a two-minute drive from this property. My wife and I enjoy times with the family, grandkids, travel, church functions, dining out and ballroom dancing.
Narciso 'Narci' Tavas purchased this Apartment in 1997
Why Narciso 'Narci' Tavas chose North Center
The family and I love this property because of the neighborhood it's in and the rich experiences we enjoy from living in the area. It has great access to public transportation and is steps away from anything a traveler would want.
What makes this Apartment unique
The neighborhood plays a huge part, but the place is special for its openness and multi-faceted history. It had once been a restaurant, business office, an art gallery, wine-tasting site and most importantly, a place for family get-togethers.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Perfect location on the north side - close to brown line, great restaurants. Very responsive owner, well-kept unit. Highly recommended.
The accommodations were just as described. Property manager was great. Nice neighborhood. We would definitely stay here again.
Great place! Easy to get everywhere
We walked everywhere had great food options for any meal. The bars where so fun & easy to get to. The L was just a short distance & Dan take you anywhere. We had the best time & would recommend the apartment to anyone.
Great location near Lincoln Square
The small apartment was adequate for a few days. It could use some new carpet and the shower water temperature was extremely hard to regulate. The proprietor was very nice and helpful
Cute and cozy rental
We enjoyed staying in this cozy condo. It is definitely smaller than the condos we usually rent, but it was perfect for the long weekend we booked.
The condo is in the back of the building, so it was nice and quiet and it was equipped with everything we needed. There is even a yard in the back, so we could sit outside and enjoy the weather. The building is in the perfect location...close to shops and restaurants and very close to Lincoln Square.
Ro is an outstanding host and he even showed us the property across the hall for future stays. That one is much larger, so we will most likely look to book that one on our next week long stay.
This property is located in Lincoln Square, a neighborhood in Chicago's northside that takes pride in its richly interwoven cultures and one-of-a-kind businesses that are endearing even for a diverse city like Chicago. Specialty shops like Merz Apothecary, Ash's Magic Shop, Timeless Toys and Gene's Sausage Shop and Fine Wine Brokers are but a few memorable stops in the area. Lincoln Square is a quaint enclave within a city rich in industry, finance, arts, architecture, blues/jazz, theater and ethnic neighborhoods. Amidst the urban bustle lies Lincoln Square's quiet, tree-lined streets where both residents and visitors enjoy year-round events, shopping, food and music festivals, gourmet and casual dining, neighborhood pubs, park activities, sightseeing, farmers markets, local craft beers and festivities like Oktoberfest that draw crowds from other states and countries. Some call the area 'Little Europe' for its European-style cafes, delis and specialty stores. Over its long and rich history, Lincoln Square has been settled by waves of immigrants from Germany, Greece, Eastern Europe, Asia and Mexico who have enriched the economy and traditions of the neighborhood. Cuisines from all continents are amply represented here.
Lincoln Square is also home to the world-renowned Old Town School of Folk Music, which, since moving to the neighborhood in the late 90's, has made the area a go-to destination for dining and nightlife. Many well-known folk, world, bluegrass, jazz, blues and country musicians from all over the world perform at the Old Town School of Music. Pete Seeger, Ottman Lieber, Mahalia Jackson, John Prine, Steve Goodman, Earl Klugh and Bonnie Koloc, Rickie Lee Jones, to name a few, have held concerts there.