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Island Aire Retro Apartment with City Views by Short

52 reviews

  • Entire home/flat

    Entire home/flat

  • Guests

    4 guests

  • Bedrooms

    1 Bedrooms

  • Beds

    1 Beds


Escape to this meticulously curated lifestyle apartment. The flat features vibrant blue hues, wood surfaces and decor, an open-plan layout living space, and access to shared amenities including a gym, co-working lounge lobby, and rooftop deck.

The space

This home features original bay windows and architecture with all of the conveniences of a fully renovated contemporary space. Hardwood flooring throughout, in unit washer/dryer combo & spa like bathroom with glass-enclosed rain shower. Brand new kitchen with SMEG refrigerator & custom cabinetry open into a spacious bright living room. Kick back on the couch and watch the smart TV, complete with basic cable and ROKU for you to sign into your own Netflix or Hulu accounts during your stay.

The kitchen is fully equipped with pots, pans, utensils, silverware, plates, bowls, cups, knives, a cutting board, salt and pepper, olive oil, black tea and honey. There are great markets nearby if you feel the culinary inspiration. Lightly caffeinated seltzer is also in the fridge for you to enjoy. Every room is supplied with a french press coffee maker, coffee, and cream and sugar – for however you take it.

The comfy queen sized bed is the perfect place to relax in a bright and spacious bedroom with plenty of closet space to unpack, even if you're only here for a few days.
The sofa folds down into a queen sized sleeping surface.

Sit among the Mansards on the rooftop terrace and stargaze from the comfort of a massive sectional sofa. Admire the architecture of the Hancock building. Snap a photo of the skyline. Read that book you’ve been meaning to read.

Bring culinary inspiration to life on the outdoor grilling stations on the rooftop. Please remember to use the grill brushes after use.

The fitness center is equipped with free weights, strength training and cardio machines, you don’t have to skip leg day on your vacation (if you don’t want to). Personal training sessions and Group fitness classes are available upon request, please contact your host for additional information.

Guest access

The entire home is yours to enjoy for the duration of your stay as well as access to all of the building's amazing amenities.

Interaction with guests

We are off-site but available when needed. The best way to reach us is by emailing reservations@livly.io! In case of maintenance emergency, the in-unit home guide will detail phone numbers of who to call immediately.

Other things to note

Check In / Check Out
Check in starts at 3 PM
Check out time is 11 AM

This is an elevator building with someone at the front desk between the hours of 7am-7pm. They are there to assist permanent residents, but we ask that you check in with them when you arrive both for security and so that they are able to reach you should you order food or have any visitors during your stay. Any questions should be directed to us via the Airbnb app.

Luggage Hold
If your travel arrangements have you arriving earlier or leaving later than our designated check in / check out times, we can offer a luggage hold at the building for a flat fee of $25.

Early Check In Luggage Holds begin at 12pm.
Late Check Out Luggage Holds end at 2:45pm. This time has the possibility of being extended to 8pm if there is not another check in in the home. We will not be able to confirm an 8pm luggage hold until 24hrs prior to your departure.

Pets
There is a $25/pet per booking fee.

We know that all dogs are good dogs but the building's breed restrictions are listed below. There are no weight restrictions, but if your buddy falls under one of these categories unfortunately we wouldn't be able to host them.

Pit Bull, American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Shaffordshire Bull Terrier, Rottweiler, Doberman Pinscher, Chow Chow, Akita, Presa Canario and /or Wolf Hybrids.

Amenities

  • TV
  • Cable TV
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Gym
  • Elevator in building
  • Heating
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Smoke detector
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • First aid kit
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Essentials
  • Shampoo
  • Lock on bedroom door
  • Hangers
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Hot water
  • Bed linens
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Cooking basics
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • BBQ grill
  • Luggage dropoff allowed
  • Long term stays allowed
  • Wide clearance to shower and toilet
  • Handheld shower head
  • kettle

House Rules

General Rules
-Please treat the home as if it is your own.
-Please respect our guest limit capacity of 4 people.
-Do not engage in illegal activities anywhere on the property.
-If you accidentally damage anything during your stay, please contact the host for your safety and the future safety of the next guest.
-We pride ourselves on being green and would appreciate you turning off the TV and lights when you check-out.
-Please remember to sign out of any ROKU apps you utilized via your personal accounts before departing.

Quiet Hours
Quiet hours are between 10p-8a.
This is a residential building and ask that for the respect of permanent tenants basic courtesies of being mindful of your noise levels and not congregating in hallways outside of the unit be observed.

Receiving a noise complaint from the building or the device can result in the forfeiture of your stay and a $1000 fine.

No Smoking
The home (and entire building including outdoor common areas) is designated as a strictly smoke-free community. There will be a $500 fee imposed if you choose to smoke in the building. Please respect our policy and step outside the vicinity.

Key Fob
The key fob is your way of accessing everything from your short-stay apartment to the amenity spaces in the building. If you happen to lose your key fob, you will be charged $75.

Security
Please be advised that the building exterior and common spaces are equipped with surveillance devices. Please respect the building and its community.

Pets
There is a $25/pet per booking fee.

We know that all dogs are good dogs but the building's breed restrictions are listed below. There are no weight restrictions, but if your buddy falls under one of these categories unfortunately we wouldn't be able to host them: Pit Bull, American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Shaffordshire Bull Terrier, Rottweiler, Doberman Pinscher, Chow Chow, Akita, Presa Canario and /or Wolf Hybrids.

While we trust that your pet plays well with others, we know that accidents happen. In the event of an issue involving your pet, you will be required to provide up to date vaccination records and will be fully liable for any medical, veterinary, or property damages incurred.

Emergencies
Contact your host immediately with any issues. An emergency maintenance number is provided in the home guide for any building issues that involve water or hazards in the home.

For medical, fire and police related emergencies please call 911.

52 Reviews on Airbnb

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Great amenities , clean space, and check in was easy! The lockbox was located on the left side of the building right on the corner. Everything went well and smooth!

Such an ideal place to stay! Close walking distance to everything downtown Chicago has to offer. Thank you for having us.

This place was incredible! Great to have a washer & dryer, big shower, and access to a gym downstairs! Had everything I needed and was in a great location.

This place was fantastic, easy check in, great location, and cool decor. Had all the amenities and the hosts were very responsive

This is a great place with a wonderful location. They are pet friendly and both myself and the pup were able to enjoy our stay.

The apartment is great, excellent location, very nice decor, lots of light. I would definitely come back again. Very convenient.

Easy Check-in and Check out. The building is great, with a lounge on the lobby floor and great amenities. Foxtrot market was an added bonus!

Very comfortable apartment! Amazing lobby/lounge and gym as well! The hard check in/check out times are no problem when the lobby is comfortable with WiFi

If you’re visiting Chicago, this is the place to stay! A beautiful apartment located within walking distance of shopping and restaurants and mere steps away from a red line stop. It had absolutely everything we needed, was cozy and comfortable and was a great place to come home to after a long day of sightseeing! The hosts are wonderful to work with and I would definitely stay there again!

Location was great. Apartment was so cute, spacious and clean. We would definitely stay again!

The Island Aire space is absolutely gorgeous and the amenities were so perfectly thought through. I was amazed at the well stocked kitchen (seasonings, Calphalon pots, measuring cup, etc), the comfy Casper bed, the great Marshall sound system. It felt like home... I could easily stay again. I would urge Short Stay to ensure their cleaning staff is focusing on removing dust from all areas of the space but in general, immaculate space.

Our experience in Island Aire - Retro Apartment was amazing! We stayed there for 9 nights and we feel like at home. Everything was very clean, nice decoration and comfortable. It is also a light-filled apartment and there is a nice view of the John Hancock Center. 24 hours before the check-in we received an email with all the information about where to find the box with the key. It was clear and fast, you only need a code to open it. For Halloween they left a gift and it was very tasty. Thank you!

The place was cute and eclectic. Lots of restaurants near by, and a very close walk to shopping areas. It's a pretty busy street, so it's very loud. (Not really the hostesses fault). Overall, the appartment was pretty clean however underneath things like the couch or bed /behind the bed (had to plug things in) there was lots of dust buildup. I know it's a big city, but I didn't realise the place cost so much. When I had clicked to book, it showed me it would cost around 800 and once I got the bill it was 2 payments of 510. Had I known it was going to be that much I think I would have gotten a hotel or maybe looked into going somewhere else. However, the space is cute and easy to locate and is in a decent area.

Cutie Patootie in the Heart of Chicago

We had a wonderful time in Chicago! The location of the apartment is excellent, check-in was easy, and all communication was timely. The building has a very well-equipped gym, and the apartment itself was very comfortable. The host’s recommendations for things to do and places to eat were especially helpful. We had a wonderful time overall and would love to come back!

We will absolutely be back! This space was super clean, well decorated and had everything you could need for a short stay. The location is perfect, as it is central to anywhere you need to go and is a super close spot to the redline or any public transit. We loved having Foxtrot right next door to grab a quick coffee, drinks, and snacks. It was a very comfortable place to sleep and was super quiet at night considering it's in a "busier" area downtown. The host was super kind and responsive before we arrived and the directions to enter and for any access information were super easy to understand and to get into and exit on time. The only downfall, which is no fault of the host is that a new hi-rise construction is happening right across the street and it is VERY noisy during the day from about 830am-6pm.

Cute space, comfortable bed, easy check-in. My ONLY issue was the noise outside at night, which isn't their fault, and they provided a white noise machine to help. Would definitely recommend!

The key boxes are hard to find! Look around the corner at the entrance to the alley on the other side of the coffee shop.

Great apartment in a brilliant location. The subway is a very short walk away and there are good bars and restaurants in close walking distance.

Great place and location in Chicago. The rooftop was amazing

Overall, the place was great but there were a few issues. The freezer needed to be defrosted (badly) so there wasn't room to put anything in there but the ice trays, which barely fit. It takes forever for the shower to get hot water. This is probably a building-wide issue but it's noticeable - it takes several minutes before you can get in. There was a barking dog next door for hours and hours each day, which the hosts contacted us about (presumably wondering if it was ours, and/or if it was bothering us?). The airbnb listing shows a base rate of something like $118-145/night. With the service fee, the $100 cleaning fee, and then taxes of like 17%, the place ended up costing $282/night. That's way more than DOUBLE the highest listed price!

Great condo but a noisy location and construction in progress on the first floor.

This was such a wonderful spot to stay! We were staying in Chicago for the first time and the area was very safe and close to lots of bars/restaurants/coffee shops. We used the recommendation parking app and found easy and fairly cheap parking nearby. Every detail of this stay was perfect! I would highly recommend staying here.

I really loved this place! I come into Chicago for work and like to mix up my stays with AirBNB. This place was near my office so I could walk, and had a really comfortable feel. It was super clean and had all the basic amenities - loved the high ceilings and roominess of it, esp for this neighborhood. The hosts were very communicative and made it easy to get what I needed. If you stay here, I would suggest a sleep mask because it is a little bright at night due to the location. The building is really cute and has a fun rooftop to hang out on. I would definitely stay here again!

Great location, can walk to restaurants and shops. But bring earplugs due to traffic sirens etc. Very cool decor. The couch is comfortable to sleep on but not to sit on. Its bit smaller than it shows in the photos. It has all the amenities you would need. Very cool building.

Awesome place love the space

This place is amazing with an amazing view.

Extremely Clean, modern designed, felt at home vibes. Wished it was attached to garage for easy parking but was able to find parking 5min walk away-get spot hero app-parking was only $25. Loved having the washer&dryer combo. Comfortable beddings!

We loved staying at Island Aire! The location is perfect for walkability to Chicago's many wonderful sites. The space is thoughtfully decorated. We thoroughly enjoyed many great restaurants within blocks. The bed is heaven after tons of sightseeing. Book it!

Our stay was fantastic - the best Air BnB experience I have had so far. The check-in was easy, the location was fantastic and the apartment was exactly as advertised in the pictures. The space was immaculate and we appreciated the extra touches, like the disposable toothbrush! It was a wonderful stay in every way. Thank you!!

Was very clean and simple!

Great location, very responsive host, comfortably equipped, so much better than staying in a hotel! Would highly recommend.

Wonderful in every way. This place is stylish and spotlessly clean. Check in was seamless. Easy walk to just about everything Chicago has to offer. I would definitely book this one again!

Great apartment. Spotlessly clean. Wonderful facilities within short walking distance of downtown . We really enjoyed our stay.

My first time in Chicago was made easier due to Livly and this beautiful apartment. Definitely would stay here again if I ever find my way back to Chicago

Luxury experience with great amenities including a gym. The space is in a nicer side of the city, close to bars and restaurants. There is a market attached to the apartment building with great grab-and-go snacks as well. While not obscenely noisy, I would recommend white noise or ear plugs for light sleepers.

This place is really beautiful and has all the amenities of home. Having a washer/dryer in the unit came very much in handy since it was a rainy mess the first few days I was in town. The shower is amazing - great water pressure, hot water, cool design. Comfortable bed, great kitchen appliances, glasses, mugs. I wish i could move in. The only thing is - they have probably fixed it by now but just in case - the apartment door handle is finicky. In order for it to lock you have to lift up on the handle. Just make sure to check that it’s locked before you leave! I didn’t the first night and turns out the door was unlocked the whole time. BUT - that DOES speak to the safety and security of the building, because all of my belongings were just as they were when I left. Once I contacted the host they informed me about the finicky handle, apologized and said it was scheduled to be fixed very soon. Their response time was always quick and they were very pleasant to deal with. A great spot - I would definitely stay there again!

The room was as described and checkin/checkout procedures were well-organized.

Condo, perfect. Location, perfect. Host, perfect. Everything, perfect!

This place is fabulous! Beautiful, comfortable, and in a great location. The unit and building are fabulous. Communication and check in/out were a breeze. Highly recommend!

Brilliant place to stay. Felt very welcome and extremely safe. The apartment was clean, very modern. Perfect for my stay in Chicago!

Amazing space and location.

WOW!!! I can't say enough good things about this place. It was better than advertised and had a comfortable vibe to it. The location was perfect and we were able to walk to absolutely everything (Hancock building, the bean, the canal, shopping, food, etc). place was spotless and very warm and inviting. I brought my GF to Chicago for a surprise birthday trip and she was blown away by the condo. I think she is going to steal some ideas for our home lol. I highly recommend this place and will be staying there again in the near future. Thanks for having us!!!

Great stay, thanks!

Great space and location. Would stay again in the future!

Absolutely fantastic space located in the heart of River North. Our unit was in the Historic Bush Temple and it had beautiful design details throughout. The whole unit made you feel as if you were in Greece, from the color tones, the light fixtures to the picture on the walls. The unit also had every amenity that we required and was clean and cozy. Gregory was very prompt and courteous. The front door staff was very nice and the check-in process was a breeze. I highly recommend this unit to anyone looking to stay at a spacious 1-Bedroom in a great part of Chicago.

My one-bedroom stay at Bush Temple was truly impressive. The unit itself is beautifully designed and has all of the latest amenities a short-stay user would want. While staying there, I had access to probably one of the most amazing gyms and co-working spaces associated with a multi-family complex. This is my second time staying in the same unit and plan to do it again. The hostess were also very help and accommodating during my stay. Highly recommended.

Brand new everything, freshly remodeled space, nicely stocked and a great (!!!!!!!) location close to everything. So convenient it was almost like Airbnb and a decent hotel had a love child and this is it. I’d book it again without hesitation.

Such a cute & cozy apartment in the PERFECT location. Check in & out was very easy with lockbox accessibility. Would 10/10 recommend!

Great place to stay if you’re going to the city! Everything is nearby and the hosts are very attentive

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