The Aster House Apartments in Chicago Illinois
The Aster House Apartments Lincoln Park Chicago Illinois Furnished Private Suite Guest House Lodgings Accommodations


Host: Fran Ramer

Accommodations: 2 apartments and 1 suite.

Address: 1020 West Altgeld Street, Chicago, Illinois 60614 USA

Telephone: 773.871.6020

Fax: 773.871.0412

Activities/Attractions: It’s a two-block walk to Lincoln Avenue’s shops, cafes, restaurants, bars, music venues, movies (six screens) and live theaters.  It’s one mile to Lincoln Park and its zoo, Lake Michigan’s beaches, the botanical gardens, several museums, and Wrigley Field.

Chicago's largest health club is four blocks away, as are several others, and The Altgeld House Apts. can offer its guests a free pass for a day’s workout.  Indoor basketball courts are two blocks; an outdoor court, two playgrounds and a small community pool are a five-block walk.  Jonquil Park is just behind us with its gardens, softball field, tennis courts, and playground.  A nine-hole public golf course and driving range and the beach with its bike and roller-blade rentals are all about one mile.

It's a pleasure to stroll around at any hour admiring the magnificent homes, visiting the interesting and upscale shops, lazing in the nearby parks or enjoying the myriad restaurants and music venues.  Be sure to ask your host for suggestions on the many nearby attractions.


“A perfect place.”

“So very special!!!”

“Restful spot to stay.”

“We were very fortunate to find Fran and Centennial House.”

“This was a special treat.”

“What a great place!”

“It’s a jewel!”

“Enchanting place and accommodating hosts.”

“Wish we could take this place with us.”

“We’re coming back!”

“You made us feel welcome and pampered.”

“Thanks for a magical stay. We love your home!”

“Can’t get better than this.”

“The little touches made us feel more like friends than guests.”

“What a find!”

“You’ve spoiled us rotten!”

“I wish we could stay forever!”


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  • Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association
  • Professional Association of Innkeepers International

“There are no words enough to express our gratitude; You are amazingly great!!”

“Even better than before! Son Alex votes it the best so far in Chicago!”

“I was tempted to spend more time here than exploring Chicago.”

“We would be enchanted to return some day!”

“Thanks for being such a Grrrreat host!”

General Information: The Aster House Apartments are ideally located in the heart of Lincoln Park, Chicago's wealthiest neighborhood. Built in 1891, The Altgeld House Apts. contain two complete self-contained vintage apartments, each recently updated to include all modern amenities, and then furnished with many 19th century European antiques and fine reproductions.

Elizabeth's Place, sleeping up to five guests, is a spacious six-room apartment lovingly rehabbed with all its vintage details retained and top-of-the-line improvements added, then decorated with fine European antiques dating as early as 1830.  Most are from Olde Chicago Antiques, and many are for sale.

Alice's Annex, is an incredibly spacious apartment, furnished with delightful 19th century American antiques and reproductions.  For entertainment, there’s a large TV, VCR, stereo system and in-wall speakers.  With its private entrance and complimentary washer and dryer on the premises, this apartment is an ideal home base for long-term visits.

Either apartment invites the business or leisure traveler to feel right at home, and both units can be combined for large groups.

Kristina's Room is for one or two guests to enjoy an economical visit, but still be in the same fantastic location, we offer "Kristina's Room", a private suite within our apartment.

Payment Accepted: Personal Check, Cashiers Check, Wire Transfers, Cash.

Rates: (Prices quoted in US Dollars)

Our rates vary depending on which apartment is selected, the time of year and the number of guests in your party.  Please call for a surprisingly affordable quote.

All our stays include breakfast, local phone calls and street parking for your car.  Weekly and monthly discounts are also available.  Both apartments may be combined to accommodate a party of thirteen.


“We are taking home with us warm and wonderful memories.”

“All the little touches were so special!”

“We’ll tell friends and business associates about our great discovery.”

“Why stay in a hotel when you can have all this?!” 

“One of the most enjoyable vacations we’ve ever had!”

“Enjoyable visit! Wonderful hosts. Looking forward to next time.”

“Thank you so much for the slice of heaven!”

“Loved the atmosphere!”

“We’ve been very comfortable and happy here. Our host made us feel like old friends!”