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Our unique short and long term vacation rentals and apartments have been featured on multiple sites and blogs. We’re suckers for the camera so if you’re interested in featuring us, please inquire here! 

Check out this DOUBLE PAGE SPREAD of our very own Liz Klafeta! Read all about Liz and what she has coming her way! Good things to come! Read up on what Bangtel has to offer, all thanks to liz and the team!

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Sometimes great design really is a matter of black and white. Just ask interior designer Liz Klafeta of Bangtel, who transformed a pair of standard apartments in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago into sleek vacation rentals. Drawing on a sophisticated mix of unique furniture and playful accessories—much of which came from CB2—Klafeta carved out zen zones in the middle of a busy city (not an easy task to do).

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“It’s kind of annoying when you show up at a vacation rental and there isn’t any toilet paper or clean towels,” says Liz Klafeta. Bangtel is HERE TO STAY. Check out the latest write up about our very own, Liz Klafeta. Featuring one of Bangtel’s best, Mr. Clark’s Penthouse. See us on Page 46 of the April 2016 issue!!

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BANGTEL loves Illumine and Illumine loves BANGTEL! Make sure to check out this spring/summer 2016 issue about Travel & Adventure! Featuring on the COVER, Michael Wollpert and his dog hanging out in our Humboldt Park patio!

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BANGTEL'S New Michigan Cabin is Ready for You (And all Your Friends) Read all about our Michigan Cabin and all it has to offer!

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Chicago Reader's Andrea Bauer talks all about our BANGTEL Playhouse location with a video to match! Make sure to check it out!

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“How does a hospitable gent make visiting company feel at home? Is it space and privacy? Amicable vintage charm? Perhaps an in-home sauna? Whatever it may be, let’s assume they won’t find it at your home. That’s what Airbnb is for. Which is why we scoured the home-sharing service site for the 10 best Chicago accommodations for incoming guests, whether it’s friends, family or — gulp — the in-laws.” And BANGTEL is TWO of them!

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Bangtel bought a blow-up orca and left it in the middle of the unit - and more. As for the modern touches, each unit boasts stainless steel appliances in the kitchen for the ultimate home-away-from-home. They also feature sofas from Interior Define, which Klafeta had done up in true Bangtel style.”

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Klafeta has created a well-oiled machine which churns out whimsical, fun-at-every-turn, perfectly-placed short and long-term stay properties with a focus on tailored concierge services that surprise and delight It’s an incredibly memorable and authentic option for travel lovers that want to really experience a city by its neighborhoods instead of the tourist traps. And will appreciate the dozens of Instagram-worthy ops that every Bangtel space offers.

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Jackie Kotsovos of VIVA Lifestyle & Travel gave BANGTEL an amazing write up! Bangtel: The More Personalized and Cool Airbnb. "So, where does one turn when they're looking for the perfect hybrid between home and hotel? Ex-Wardrobe and prop stylist, Liz Klafeta, noticed the gap in the hospitality industry, and created Bangtel as the answer. Founded on the belief that people could feel more than "welcomed" in their home away from home, it's the "boutique Airbnb" of the industry..."

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Sometimes you want just a little bit more than the usual dinner and drinks date night. Step it up a notch and take your date night to a BANGTEL level!

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When it comes to decorating the home, or even just a tabletop, it’s hard to go all-modern or all-vintage. For our Filigree Suppers, we love combining different styles to make both our minimalist and “maximalist” sides happy. Check out the tablescape we designed below to learn how to achieve this style on your own!

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Often you hear people use words such as “daunting” or “time consuming” while referring to renovations. “Fun” and “having a blast” don’t come to mind. However, these are the exact words you’ll hear Liz use while describing the renovation process of this space. She fearlessly takes on projects that express her daring vision.

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“I like mixing in random items that one would not ordinarily use, such as a giant papier-mâché bunny or mannequin legs that are painted fun obnoxious colors,” says Klafeta. “Every element is thought of as a work of art, from the faucets to the linens.”

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She confidently applies broad brush strokes of pattern, color, object, and design. These gutsy choices would likely feel chaotic were it not for her master eye. Bold artwork (sourced by local artists and friends) elevates and finishes the space. This apartment cannot be accused of lacking interest and style. It is a direct reflection of her fearless DIY skills and vibrant personality.

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We hooked up with the tastemakers at Bangtel for a few things to help spruce up these here winter doldrums…They’re an indie design and hospitality group. A rebel home rental company who are quietly shaking up Chicago’s hospitality game, one neighborhood at a time.  Lovely properties all over the city — from Humboldt Park to the Gold Coast — some brief stay, some long stay; all playfully appointed.

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She has rehabbed and designed four apartments on Airbnb in Chicago and two in New York City. The units are full of unexpected design elements like a floor-to-ceiling window in the bathroom overlooking a stairwell or a neon sign that reads “THUG.”

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