If you’re looking for a studio apartment in the Gold Coast with an in-unit washer / dryer, you can stop looking: there aren’t any. Ditto for one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments.
All of the Gold Coast buildings were built before in-unit washer / dryers became a common amenity in rental apartments, and none of the buildings have been retrofitted to accommodate them.
If you see an ad for a Gold Coast rental building with in-unit washer / dryers you can be certain that a) it’s a bait-and-switch ad from a rental service or b) the building is not in the Gold Coast.
That doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the in-unit washer / dryer to rent in the Gold Coast. You can find a very limited number of rental condos that feature this amenity. Your best bet is to work with a real estate agent affiliated with one of the major brokerage firms that participate in the local Multiple Listing Service. We recommend clients of YoChicago’s parent firm.
Most of the larger rental buildings in the Gold Coast offer valet service that will pick up and deliver your laundry. If you’re going to be hiring cleaning help, you might also ask your cleaning person to do laundry. You might find, in fact, that the cost of a weekly or bi-weekly cleaning service is less than the incremental cost of renting a newer apartment with an in-unit washer / dryer. Think of it as a free cleaning service.