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It’s almost summer in Chicago- woohoo! The time of year that reminds us why we choose to live here despite awful winters. Whether you’re looking for an affordable staycation spot or are in town visitng, these are the picks of the hottest Airbnb stays by neighborhood.

List courtesy of our friends at TimeOut Chicago https://www.timeout.com/chicago/things-to-do/best-airbnb-rentals-and-apartments

1. Avondale escape

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This beautifully appointed studio loft near the border of Avondale and Irving Park features tons of exposed brick, a modern kitchen and a rooftop patio space. If you’re driving in the city, this rental conveniently offers free parking and easy access to O’Hare or downtown via the Kennedy Expressway.

2. Baroque Berwyn Beauty

Castle on Berwyn

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Calling all fairytale fanatics. The Castle on Berwyn, one of Andersonville’s most famous properties, is filled with enough ornate art and antiques to make you feel like total royalty. Architectural buffs will appreciate the fact that massive carved stones from old, demolished Chicago buildings dot the backyard garden and patio. Don’t be surprised if a historic home tour passes by during your stay.

3. Historic Gold Coast hideaway

Airbnb Florsheim

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Rent a piece of history in the Gold Coast when you book the famous Florsheim Mansion for the Arts, which sleeps 12 people in its five well-appointed bedrooms. Given the nature of the space, a hefty security deposit is required up front, but there are plenty of perks that make it worthwhile: You’ll rest your head where a shoe heiress once slept, relax near a koi and turtle pond and, of course, be able to say you stayed in the Florsheim Mansion

4. Kid-approved Wrigleyville kingdom

Wrigleyville Airbnb

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When it’s not being rented on Airbnb, this Wrigleyville coach house is home to four kids—and the playful decor and toy supply prove it. Rent the entire rustic four-bedroom pad for the weekend and enjoy recent renovations, including a playspace for kids that’s only accessible by ladder. Equipped with a crib, tons of toys and an expansive library filled with bedtime reads, it’s no wonder this rental boasts a great rating.

5. Sunny Lakeview stunner

Airbnb Oasis

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Appropriately dubbed the “Outdoor Oasis,” this home’s 1,000-square-foot deck and patio overshadow any of its indoor amenities (and those are pretty spectacular, too). Save this rental for summer months, when you can put the cabana and bar space to good use with an outdoor celebration.

6. Pilsen Instagram IRL

Airbnb Apartment

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Hello, gorgeous! This light-filled minimalistic apartment features polished wood floors, indoor plants and all-white decor. The back door opens to a lush yard with a hammock, firepit and grill. And since it’s located in the heart of Pilsen, concerts, restaurants and art galleries await just blocks away.

7. South Loop luxury

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This high-ceilinged two-bedroom condo sleeps up to six guests. The South Loop high-rise location offers easy access to Columbia College, the Museum Campus and Grant Park—and with laundry in-unit, it might be the ideal perch for an inevitably muddy Lollapalooza weekend.

8. Hipster Wicker Park paradise

Hipster Airbnb

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Situated between Wicker Park and Ukrainian Village, this gorgeous home is made for artists looking for a healing hiatus. Make the vintage art your muse and detox in the underground in-home sauna at this photographer-owned abode. Bonus points: The well-equipped kitchen makes the perfect backdrop for a relaxing night in or post-dinner drinking.

9. Rock out in River North

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Indulge your inner rock star at this rococo River North music lover’s abode. Decked out in rock & roll memorabilia and featuring an antique hi-fi to play your own tunes, this two-bedroom apartment features other fun touches like a carved wooden canopy bed. Proximity to the CTA Brown and Red lines makes getting anywhere a breeze.

10. Uptown Bachelor(ette) pad

Airbnb Bachelor Pad

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Celebrating a special bride or groom with a group trip to Chicago? Stay in this massive Uptown mansion decked out with hardwood floors, eight bedrooms, three living rooms and plenty of parking spots. With three and a half bathrooms, everyone will have space to get ready, and the kitchen is perfect for a pregame.

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