Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 8 Sleeps
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You've found it! Location, Location, Location! No need to search further. Simply look at the map of the location of our home compared to others and the decision is clear. An historic 1890's brownstone in the heart of the exclusive Gold Coast where Chicago's elite reside. You absolutely cannot beat this location at E. Cedar St. between Rush and Lake Shore Drive. An artful blend of elegance and tradition housed in an original Brownstone building. Classic heritage, with charming decor that is tranquil and soothing with all new contemporary furnishings. The building is a national historic architectural landmark that blends romantic, 19th century ambience with modern comforts for today's traveler. Add your own chapter to the rich heritage of this storybook brownstone and experience a true classic when you stay at East Cedar.
Great Location for shopping, dining, lake/beach
About the Owner
Guestbook comments from the owner
The four of us enjoyed our stay in the beautiful brownstone property on Cedar. The location was perfect for walking everywhere from Second City to the Art Institute. We were able to comfortably visit together but had privacy at the same time. The restaurants and nightclubs were right around the corner and we enjoyed several of them. Cedar is a very quiet residential street and sleeping was easy and we felt safe and right at home.
4.6 based on 64 traveler reviews
Great Location for shopping, dining, lake/beach
Windy CIty Wedding Weekend
-First Class Chicago Team
Disappointed don't believe the hypeDisappointed don't believe the hype
The house is not as described it not luxurious by any standards and is in the main dirty, musty and tatty.
I could have looked past the condition of the fixtures and fittings but there is no excuse for dirty bedding, curtains and general dust.
We never found the e z bed which was advertised and had to sleep on a very uncomfortable and worn sofa bed (that was after we had to initially brushed off the hair, bottle tops and food that was in the mattress) .
The sofa was ripped and worn and covered over with a musty blanket and all of the furnishings without exception were in a similar condition.
The kitchen cupboards were tatty and the shelves needed a good clean.
The bathrooms had mould in, the mirror in one was discoloured and the toilet coming off the wall.
The bedding for the sofa beds was dirty and several of the pillows had what looked like blood on them I won't even say what some of the stains on the sheets looked like.
The plastic plants in the property were filty as were the windows, pelmets and skirtings.
I could go on but you can read the previous 2 unhappy customers to get the rest of the picture.
I e mailed the letting agent as many of these issues are easy to fix, but it would appear they are not bothered as a previous renter appears to have already pointed some of this issues out and was assured they had been dealt with. This is not true.
We were here 3 nights, had we been in a hotel we would have insisted on being moved.
We made the most of it, (we did not want to spend our precious time complaining).
In fairness the property is a good size and without doubt in an amazing location. But there were plenty of properties available in this area for the price we paid for this one.
The two stars is for the location and size of the property.
Home Away from Home for Good Family Time
If you don't care about the condition of your rental then stay here. On a positive note the Gold Coast location was very convenient.
Activity and Interests
Dining? This luxury, two bedroom, two bath brownstone condominium has everything you need within a short walk. You are steps from the famous Rosebud, Carmine’s, Bistro 110, Gibson's, Morton's, Corner Bakery, Big Bowl, Tavern on Rush, and the list goes on and on. For groceries, there is a Treasure Island a couple of blocks away.
Shopping? The world famous shopping mecca of the Magnificent Mile is two blocks from your front door where you can hit Tiffany’s, Saks, Ralph Lauren, American Girl, Nordstrom's, Banana Republic, H&M, Nike, Apple, Crate&Barrel, and all that is offered in Water Tower Place. Museums, Oak Street Beach, Navy Pier, Carriage Rides, the Chicago River, the Theater District, the Art District and more, is all at your fingertips.
- Nightly Rate: $305 - $460
January-March 15th (2013) $305/MON-THU (2 night MIN.) $405/FRI-SUN (3 night MIN )
March 16th-April (2013) $385/MON-THU (2 night MIN) $435/FRI-SUN (3 night MIN )
May-December (2013) $405/MON-THU (2 night MIN) $460/FRI-SUN (3 night MIN )
50% Due Upon Reservation, Full Payment Due 60 Days Before Arrival.
Credit Cards Are Accepted.
$150 Cleaning Fee.
Local taxes of 16.4% apply
NO UP FRONT SECURITY DEPOSIT REQUIRED
Guests may choose to buy Rental Insurance instead of a Sec. Deposit for $49 per stay.
- pets not allowed
- Beach View
- 2 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Relax in your spacious (1,800 s.f., two story) and well appointed luxury condominium complete with warm and comfortable furnishings, hardwood and granite flooring, fireplaces, jetted tub, and full kitchen with granite countertops, custom cabinets, and stainless steel appliances. King bed in the upper bedroom and Queen in the lower, with two, full size convertible sofa beds in the upper living area. For larger groups, we have two, 1bd/1ba apartments upstairs from this one in the same brownstone. Each sleeps 4 persons.