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Historic Buena Park Large 3-BR

About This Rental

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.


Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly
My Standard Rate
Aug 13 2021 - Aug 12 2022
(Min Stay 3 nights)

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable Damage Deposit : $ 200
  • Tax Rate : 15%

    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.


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



  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 1 Double Bed
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • shower
  • Toilet
  • Combination tub
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • Dining table
  • Seating for 8 People
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Washing machine
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock
  • Exterior lighting
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Air conditioning
  • Coin laundry
  • Clothes dryer
  • Internet
  • Basic Soaps
  • Linens provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Shampoo
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Welcome
  • Television
  • Books
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Balcony
  • Deck/Patio
  • Museums
  • Zoo
Leisure Activities
  • Bird watching
Local Services and Businesses
  • Hospital
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
Sports and Adventure Activities
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Golf
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • cycling
  • Wind-surfing
  • golf privileges optional


Another great stay at Buena Park

This is the fourth time we have rented at this location and the fifth time we have rented from Virgil. Every time it has been an absolute pleasure to stay at this location. Everything you need is within walking distance, the red line stop is only a block away and don't overlook the free parking spots (2) behind the building. Pretty much a rarity in Chicago. Virgil always has gone above and beyond the call of duty and was way more gracious than required when he fielded a complaint about our barking dog. Our daughter lived a few blocks away and she will be moving to Alaska to start graduate school, otherwise I wouldn't let anyone in on this gem. Its an older building, so you will have to deal with a squeaky floor, but it only adds to the charm of this place. The only other potential drawback is that its on the third floor without an elevator so it would not suit someone who has difficulty traversing stairs.

Michael S
Stayed 2021-06-01
Excellent Find

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

Sharon R
Stayed 2021-06-11
Fantastic for a family stay

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!

Michele T
Stayed 2021-06-16
Great Chicago Getaway

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.

Barbara B
Stayed 2021-07-06
We enjoyed our stay

Excellent location, excellent communication

Alehna C
Stayed 2021-07-19
Lollapalooza 2021

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!

Jacob D
Stayed 2021-08-02

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