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Hi, I’m Julie
I’m the host for all Dakota Gal Digs. I am originally from North Dakota but now live in the Chicago Area. I have been married to my husband Les for over 30 years. We have four boys, one grandson, Elias, and a granddaughter on the way. I love spending time with my family, cooking, walking my dog, traveling, and I am a foodie at heart. So naturally, the best thing to do on our travels is to eat our way through the different cities we visit.
I became a host because every time we stayed somewhere we would talk about how we could make it better. With my husband’s background in construction and my background as an interior designer we bought our first dig, Lucky Lady, in Milwaukee.
As an interior designer I believe every room and space needs to have its own identity, its own personality. Using that same concept I design each property to have its very own personality adding function and character along the way. Making each property unique and welcoming for everyone to enjoy.
We now have six Dakota Gal Digs to enjoy and with more to come!
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With over two hundred 5 star reviews check out what people are saying about our properties
"AMAZING Airbnb!! Definitely one of the top places we have ever stayed! The place is BIG with high ceilings and loads of space."
"Perfect getaway with special touches to make it feel like home. Excellent communication and tips on places to go."
"The location is excellent and Julie Ann is very responsive. It felt like home. We would definitely stay here again."
"Feels just like home! Very clean, accurate to pictures, great bed and shower. Safe building and neighborhood, parking included. Will be back!"
"Julie Ann is an incredibly thoughtful host, easy to communicate with and her place is amazing. Definitely a favorite location."
"Staying in Julie's apartment is among the best Airbnb experiences I've ever had. So much so that I've already rebooked! Very tasteful and the unit is impeccably clean."
“Julie Ann was a fantastic host! Very accommodating and responsive. The location is stunning and well-decorated. We would definitely stay again.”
“This stay was, by far, the most perfect Airbnb experience we’ve had! She seriously thought of everything when designing and stocking this space.”
“We stay at Airbnbs all over the country, and this is one of the best. We travel to Chicago multiple times per year, and we will definitely stay here again.”
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