The Aster House offers short-term fully furnished apartmnents to house 1- 19 guests in a nonsmoking thoroughly updated Victorian home.
5 on June 10, 2013
We highly recommend this historic 1886 mansion for your visit to Chicago! Our extended family of 10 rented the entire mansion for the weekend of our daughter's college graduation, and it was a perfect location within walking distance to Lincoln Park, Moody Church, train and bus stops. The neighborhood shops and cafe's were pleasing and diverse. The home was furnished with antiques and period pieces so that you felt as if you were stepping back in time, yet every modern appliance and the convenience of 3.5 baths made our stay relaxing and quite comfortable. The spacious kitchen and dining room enabled us to prepare meals and dine together in lieu of expensive restaurant dining . Fran assisted us with parking permits for parking in front of the mansion, and additional free street parking locations as close as a block or two away. We all wished for more time to explore the city. Thank you, Fran, for helping us enjoy and create treasured memories in your lovely mansion!
5 on May 24, 2013
Thank you for making my stay in Chicago a wonderful experience. The whole trip was great, I enjoyed my conference, the train trip and everything else. I was a little tired when I came back, though, and have been busy since, so that is why my answer is delayed. I really enjoyed staying in your beautiful house, and you have been extraordinarily helpful and nice. I loved the guided tour with Ms. Gonzalez, she was so nice and informative. I will gladly recommend Hansen Mansion to anyone who travels to Chicago, and I hope I will be able to come back soon. Thank you also for your gift, I listened to the CD and it made me miss Chicago and made my kids want to go there too.
5 on October 30, 2011
I had the extreme pleasure of staying two evenings at the Hansen mansion, a home designed and built by my architect Great-Grandfather, Harold Hansen.
4.4 on December 08, 2010
We were welcomed warmly by Fran and Quincy. They provided us with a free nearby parking spot as promised, and were very helpful in finding nearby locations and attraction. The Hansen House Mansion was beautiful and carefully decorated to match the age and architecture. The history in the house itself was amazing. We truly enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning.
4.4 on October 20, 2010
We stayed at Elizabeth's Place (one of the apts at Centennial House). It was very nice -- large living room, dining room, and kitchen with all of the modern amenities. It had three bedrooms and one bathroom. A friend and I met in Chicago for a long weekend. Two other girlfriends were suppose to meet us, but ended up cancelling at the last minute. Fran was most helpful and accommodating. I emailed her frequently before the stay as I had not stayed at an apt before. She was most responsive. Her emails were very detailed regarding which trains each of us needed to be on and where to transfer to get to Lincoln Park. Fran asked us what we were planning on doing. She had several suggestions and explained the train system well. One of her recommendations was a play at the Apollo Theatre (about two blocks away). The Million Dollar Quartet was being shown. Fran told us how to get tickets at half price...THANKS BTW. It was an excellent performance. She told us that she was available should we have any questions during our stay -- whether we were at the apt or out and about the City. She even loaned us a map and showed us how to get to certain destinations. The apt was clean and neat. It's a Victorian theme with antiques and period pieces. The bedrooms were comfortable. It is two blocks from the train and grocery store. Only a 10-minute ride to The Loop (less if going to Magnificent Mile shops). So much to see and do. We definitely are coming back and staying here.
City, Downtown, Lakeside
Chicago, IL (CHI-All Airports) 10 miles
Ten miles from O'Hare, 11 miles from Midway
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Many a few doors away!, All major city attractions, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Museums!, Theatre -- live and film, Music venues, Everything in a major city!, Farmers markets, Day spas, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports
Historic Inn, Other
BBQ grill, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , DVD player, Landline phone for local calls, Cable TV
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Museums!, Theatre -- live and film, Music venues, Everything in a major city!, Farmers markets, Day spas, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports
Fran is an opera and ballet supernumerary and a world-wide traveler who would love to hear about your part of the globe!
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian