The Aster House apartments have been renting since 1891 (really!) and under the present owners since 1982. We've had guests stay as long as 9 years and return for as long as for 18 years, so being that well-established and with that kind of loyalty you may be assured of a pleasant stay -- in fact, most of our tenants are referrals or repeats!

This intelligently updated Victorian has been furnished with 20th century antique and modern furnishings, and then finished with 21st century amenities such as air conditioning, cable television, secure 5G WiFi, USB ports and keyless entry.

"We are all still talking about our wonderful month at your house in Chicago. It worked so well for us all. We are all back and working hard but the ‘memory lingers on’. I'm sure your new tenants are enjoying their time there. We lucked out with weather and everything worked out great for us. We already thinking that on a return visit — a nice thought.”

"This was a special treat. Restful spot to stay”

“I often have guest from Europe who want to visit Chicago and this is where I take them to stay. They love the historicial surroundings and the amenities that are provided. As many of my European guests have commented, ‘It's like being at home. It is inviting, warm and such a relaxing environment.’ This is a wonderful place to stay and experience Chicago!”

“I was tempted to spend more time here than exploring Chicago. We are taking home with us warm and wonderful memories”

“It has been a delightful trip. Your home took care of our needs beautifully."




FRAN RAMER has visited 49 states and 52 countries-- so she'd be delighted to share her love of travel with other adventurers staying at The Aster House. And for those who enjoy the arts, you may already have seen Fran onstage at Lyric Opera, Harris Theatre, Auditorium Theatre, NYC's Lincoln Center or LA's Dorothy Chandler Pavillion.

Your host greatly enjoys her adopted city of Chicago, and hopes  to make your stay here a pleasant and memorable one -- whether for just a month or a lot longer! She lives a mile away,    so is at Aster House often and readily accessible.
“Fran is a very thoughtful, kind and all around superb hostess! She thought of everything to make your stay comfortable.”
"The best part of all of this is the owners. I felt like family with them and they went above and beyond the call to make me feel at home. Big thanks for making my stay so welcome and homey. I would definitely stay with you again."
“I felt at home because the hosts Fran and Quincy are wonderful persons who do everything in their power to make you feel comfortable. There is always time for a chat or a good tip on where to find the best tickets for theater, cinema or concert, where and when the finest Farmers Markets take place and which garden restaurant just might be the right one to meet your wishes.”
“The host was really nice and gave us a thorough tour upon arrival. And she woke up at 6 a.m. to say goodbye to us when we left. Fran made our trip really easy by being very flexible with the time of arrival and departure.”