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China Doll owns 3 buildings with a total of 6 apartments plus a large 3 BR 2 full bath 2 1/2 bath single family home, all within a block of each other. We also act as agent for several other vacation apartment rentals in Chicago.
Designed as corporate apartments, the office area includes a computer with MS Office, wireless high-speed Internet access, scanner, black-and-white laser printer, photocopier, CD writer, and fax machine.
We also tend to your personal comfort. In the China Doll Original there are private 2-person Jacuzzis and steam rooms (robes and slippers provided). Entertainment consisting of premium cable TV, DVD/VCR with a library of movies, stereo, and CD player can be enjoyed either in front of the fireplace or in bed. During nice weather enjoy the deck and private garden.
Other amenities include washer and dryer and built in ironing board.
Reviews for this vacation apartment rental in Chicago, Illinois
Park City, UT
Doll House very nice
September 26, 2011
We stayed three days at the China Dollhouse III. the community, neighborhood, and guesthouse were all really charming. Everything was clean and well maintained. it was a pleasant surprise to have access to a computer in the apartment. Location to bus and train lines in Chicago was very convenient. The apartment felt like being in someone's home without the owners in residence. we ate breakfast and two dinners in the apartment so that did cut down on some restaurant charges. A grocery store, drug store and clothing stores were within walking distant. We had a lovely pleasant stay and the owners and their staff visited once when rechecked in an after we left. privacy was good. , Excellent accommodation. laurel Ross
China Doll House
August 6, 2011
The China Doll House is clean and well located. However, it is listed as a bed and breakfast which it isn't. The only breakfast item provided was coffee. I would suggest that the innkeeper make an appearance to explain a few things. We never saw him/her and did have some questions regarding the televisions, light switches, door locks, etc. It was also suggested that we sort our trash and put it out which I don't do as a guest.
Los Angeles, CA
August 2, 2011
It exceeded all expectations. The experience was very efficient and simple. 2 thumbs up.
A must stay!!!
June 20, 2011
China Doll is the perfect place to stay while you are in Chicago. We are from Chicago and moved away about 9 months ago. The place felt like home with every amenity. If you have always stayed in a hotel, change your thinking and rent this condo. You will never stay in a hotel again. This is also a great location of you are looking to stay in the north side of the city. There are very few hotels on the north side and so much to do.
June 13, 2011
China Doll was very easy to work with, they can explicit details and were very quick to respond to any inquiry. Their townhomes are beautiful and spacious and very cozy. Set in an ideal location, walk to resturaunts and shopping. This is my second stay and I will be sure to stay there again. I recommend China Doll to anyone wanting to feel as though they are in their own home rather than a hotel.
China Doll Country I, II, III
May 24, 2011
My teenaged Girl Scout troop stayed in all three units of China Doll Country and we could not have been more pleased. The units were every bit as charming and clean as they look in the pictures; furthermore Yanan and the China Doll staff were incredibly warm, accommodating and welcoming. Situated in Lincoln Park, the property is an easy and safe walk (a few blocks) to many amenities - the L, coffee shops, drug store, restaurants; and a quick train ride away from many of Chicago's most popular destinations/attractions. The value of this property versus a hotel (even a suite-style room) is tremendous. There's no way you could stay anyplace nicer in Chicago for less money. We will definitely look forward to staying at the China Doll properties again.
Oklahoma City USA
Home away from Home
May 10, 2011
We chose the home because of its proximity to our son's apartment but would stay again due to its character and beauty. It is comfortably furnished with special amenities (robes, slippers, coffee!, WiFi, jacuzzi tub, etc.), has a spacious kitchen & ample dining with sufficient closet space and a large bathroom. The two bedrooms are on the small side which makes for tight dressing space but comfortable for sleeping. Be aware that you will hear your neighbors upstairs but as long as they are courteous, it will only be during the day and primarily just their footsteps. If only they had worn the handmade Chinese slippers available in the rooms. I liked mine so much I bought a pair from Yanan. It is in a prime location with shopping, restaurants and easy access to public transportation. The neighborhood is beautiful. The owners are very attentive and will try to meet all your needs.
April 12, 2011
We stayed at the Coach House on N. Halsted Street this past weekend and had such a great time! There were 12 of us total and the Coach house was able to accommodate all of us comfortably with plenty of room to eat, sleep, and just hang out. The parking is a little hard to get to since it's in a busier neighborhood but otherwise location was perfect to get to downtown and north Chicago and other attractions.
San Francisco,Ca usa
Charming guest house
November 2, 2010
We thought the house was lovely and very comfortable. Great location with easy acess to public tranportation. will definetely stay again
China Doll Guest House
October 23, 2010
Great location! China Doll Guest House was very accommodating with our travel plans. All interactions were very professional, yet personal at the same time. We will not hesitate to stay again at China Doll Guest House!
A wonderful visit !
September 30, 2010
We had the pleasure of staying at China Dolls "Orchard "property. It was exceptional in every way. We liked the idea of living in a quiet residential neighborhood just a few subway stops from downtown. This gave us another area to explore with accessible eating and shopping opportunities.The accommodations were really lovely, and every possible amenity was available. The drawers were filled with all possible necessary items, and then some. The apartment was roomy , ( for 4 of us ), clean, and beautifully decorated.The price was extremely reasonable compared to other properties. I would not hesitate to return, and highly recommend this property.
Seneca falls, ny
Chicago China Doll
August 4, 2010
Our stay in Chicago was outstanding thanks in large part to China Doll! The location is excellent - Just far enough from downtown so we could relax but close enough to hit all the sites. Everything worked at the apartment, and it was well maintained.
August 1, 2010
This is a very comfortable and convenient place to stay in Lincoln Park. It's like having a nicely- furnished home in Chicago. Jim was also very flexible with late changes to our plans, always friendly and very prompt in replies
July 1, 2010
My wife and I stayed at the China Doll Guest House for an extended weekend. The apartment was charming, beautifully furnished, spacious and a great value. The owners are warm and welcoming. The neighborhood is trendy and fun. I would highly recommend the China Doll Guest House for visits to Chicago, especially for large families, but also for couples.
June 30, 2010
My girls weekend was awesome at the China doll Coach house. The house was just as nice as the pictures on their website. The Staff that I dealt with were wonderful and accomadating. The coach house was clean and fully stocked with everything I needed. I was perfect for my sister girls get-a-way bachelorette gathering. You better believe I will be back to check out the other properties China doll has to offer. I would totally recommend China doll for any type of stay you might have planned. Thank you so much China Doll Staff for making my sister's weekend the best......
Dearborn, MI USA
June 22, 2010
We really had a wonderful experience at China Doll Country #3. The neighborhood was so quaint, and Lincoln Park itself has a cute little downtown area where we ate a couple of times. Between walking to the 'L station, waiting for a train, and getting downtown (about 10 mins each), it never took more than a half hour. The place was very clean when we arrived and all of our special requests had been met. The only thing I noticed, is that many reviews raved about the kitchen accomodations (muffins, juice, fruit, etc) but there was none of that in our unit. We did have fresh coffee grounds in the fridge, an assortment of tea and cocoa, and some basic spices. The office also came in handy, as we were able to use it to purchase and print Groupons for Jamba Juice
Des Moines, IA USA
China Doll, a Hidden Jewel
June 5, 2010
Our China Doll apartment was delightful, comforting, relaxing, homey. Great Lincoln Park location. Far superior to a hotel in every way. A true treasure. I found the website in a listing for parents of DePaul Univ. students, so had no idea what to expect. A jewel I highly recommend.
St. Paul, MN
wonderland in Chicago
June 1, 2010
The China Doll House (COuntry I and COuntry II) was excellent for our group. The location, the furnishings, the computer access, cable television, couldn't have been better. THere were 10 in our group. ( students from Uganda studying at a St. Paul university and one chaperone. We cooked all of our meals and were very well accommodated. I was concerned about safety for these students and it was no problem at all. The neighborhood was wonderful for us to stay in. I hope we can return in 2011. I have already passed on the China Doll contact information to 3 people. I sincerely hopr the referendum this June in CHicago will allow this wonderful service to continue.
May 29, 2010
really enjoyed the area! Everything you could want was near. Staff was very nice and helpful. Cant wait to go back... Debbie P
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Home Away From Home
May 20, 2010
The China Doll was more like a home away from home than staying in a traditional hotel. We had four generations of our family gather for our youngest daughter's graduation from college. We booked two floors at the China Doll. The first floor was for the grandmothers (77 and 94) so they could each have a private bedroom and avoid stairs. The third floor housed our older daughter, her husband and our one-year old grandson. My wife and I had a separate bedroom on the third floor. The accommodations were very well decorated, extremely clean, and had all of the amenities of home.This included a full working PC, monitor, and printer that we used to print out our return airline boarding passes. Located in an extremely nice neighborhood in Chicago's Lincoln Park area, we were within walking distance of restaurants and the El, and even got to smell flowers blooming in the spring! I highly recommend the China Doll, especially if you are traveling with family!
China Doll House Chicago
April 10, 2010
This is a great little place on a quiet residential street. It is actually a furnished flat rather than a hotel room. It feels like you’re living in someone’s house. It is warm, comfortable, very clean and homey. It is also huge. It is a large one bedroom flat. Beautifully and tastefully furnished. Quiet. The kitchen is well equipped. There are small breakfast snacks like fruit, yogurt, and muffins, which you are welcome to eat. There is a study with a working computer, internet connected, and a printer. Skype phone service. The location is great, just off Halsted on the near north side. Not far from Clark St. You don’t really need a car because you are very close to transportation. There are restaurants, shops, night life in easy walking distance. Very reasonably priced. I didn’t actually see any of the staff -- the keys you pick up and drop off by lockbox --but by phone they were friendly and helpful beyond expectations. It’s a hidden gem.
China Doll Guest House
March 30, 2010
The China Doll Guest House was spectacular. The place was adorable in a great location, very spacious with all sorts of amenities. They had breakfast foods available for us and we had a blast. Thank you so much for making our stay so wonderful!
St. Louis, MO USA
March 26, 2010
The location and amenities of China Doll cannot be surpassed. By having all necessary food items already stocked in the kitchen, we were alotted privacy and treated to delicious food and fruit at the same time. Beautifully decorated and maintained this is my idea of the ideal B & B.
Tinley Park, IL
Great Great Great Acomodation!
January 5, 2010
I have been a repeat customer at the China Doll, they have great locations throughout Chicago. The owners are so friendly and accomodating. I could not ask for a better place to stay!
Los Gatos, CA
December 29, 2007
We spent Christmas in Chicago this year to be with our daughter, a grad student. The coach house is one of many owned by the same couple, all within a block of each other. The house is three floors, beautifully outfitted and exceptionally well stocked. We would have loved to pack the spacious kitchen and it's granite counters and bring it home. The space is great for entertaining, large flat screen and all. The computer area was tucked away upstairs and very useful to those of us who feel the need to check email. There is a large deck which must be lovely in the summer so we may just have to try this house again.
October 13, 2007
Every thing was just great i would suggest this location to anyone and everyone. Loved IT!!!!!!