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Fabulous, Historic Home in the Absolute Center of Everything - with Parking!

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The entryway opens into a spacious living area.

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Last updated: 07/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Philadelphia townhome description

Welcome to our wonderful, historic townhouse right in the heart of Center City Philadelphia! Located in a family-friendly neighborhood, this home is also steps away from everything this beautiful city has to offer. Our home is around the corner from South Street, a block away from a dog park and playground, three blocks from the Kimmel Center and Whole Foods, a seven minute walk to the Convention Center, City Hall, Italian Market, Liberty Bell, Rittenhouse Square, Washington Square Park, Independence Hall, 13th street's Restaurant Row, and more! The location is unbeatable, yet inside you will simply feel at home in this historic, cozy, and beautiful brownstone.

(Please note that these photographs are a bit dark as it's been snowy here in Philly - we'll put some bright new ones up as soon as the weather allows!)

Walk into our home's main floor, and you'll find a deliciously comfortable sofa and armchair, flat screen television, fully-stocked bookcases (feel free to take down a book and let us know which ones you like - we're always excited to chat with folks about the ones they're enjoyed reading!), as well as a dining area with an extendable table that can seat 6-10 guests comfortably - perfect for having the whole family sit together for meals after a day of sightseeing and exploring our wonderful city.

As you walk towards the back of the house, you can go out into our lovely back patio, and enjoy some grilling, or just relaxing outside when the weather is good. Or, you can head down the steps to find a new, modern kitchen - replete with granite counter-tops, exposed brick, an eat-in breakfast area with seating for four, and all the appliances and kitchen wares you need to feel completely at home, as well as complimentary coffee & tea.

Head on up to the third floor where you'll find two bedrooms and a bath. The first bedroom has a full-size bed (which can comfortably fit two - we've tried, and it's great!) and the second bedroom boasts a queen. The rooms have been decorated to be comfortable, functional, and have original charm and personality. All linens and towels are new and luxurious, so you can feel like you're in a fancy hotel while enjoying the benefits of staying in a loved, comfortable home! We also make sure our pantry and bathrooms are fully stocked, so no need to worry about bringing little things like toothpaste, soap, or shampoo.

Wait until you reach the top floor - it's our piece de resistance! The master suite has three rooms - a sitting area with a bricked-in historic fireplace and small desk, where you can relax or get some work done (and where guests with little ones like to set up a pac-n-play or crib); a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a delicious king-size bed; and up the steps, you'll find a loft area with its own library and a pull-out sofa that sleeps 1 person. There's also space for our air mattress in the master suite, so this space alone can sleep up to 4 folks!

A free wireless internet connection is available throughout. Parking for one car in a private gated lot near the house is also available for an extra fee per stay.

This house was built about 150 years ago, and boasts all the charm and beauty of a historic Philadelphia townhome. The wood floors are absolutely gorgeous - wide-planked originals - and there are a majestic fireplace and built-in bookcases adorning the living room, making you feel that you're really staying in a little piece of Philly history. Now don't worry - it's not a trinity with a crazy vertical staircase! However, our stairs do gently spiral up, and while we have had pregnant women, as well as two and five-year-olds scamper up and down them with ease, we want to make sure that our guests are aware that the home may be difficult for those with special physical needs, or the elderly. We are happy to send you additional information or answer any questions you may have when we chat.

A separate rental agreement between the Guest and Host, which summarizes the agreed upon dates, the rental fee paid to HomeAway, and general conditions about renting the apartment, including the House Rules that appear under this listing, will be sent to the Guest for review and signature prior to check-in.

There is a $125 cleaning fee per stay in order to help defray the costs of cleaning and preparing the home for the next guest.

(Prices may also vary during holidays, weekends, and special events, so please check the calendar, which is updated consistently, or contact us with your specific dates.)

We love this house very much, and have put a lot of heart and soul into making it beautiful, unique, and warm. We know you will enjoy the care that has been put into keeping this beautiful 3 bedroom home clean, comfortable, and convenient. Most of our neighbors are kind, Philadelphia is our beloved chosen city, and we know you will enjoy staying here as much as we enjoy living here!

Please Note: If you do choose to inquire or submit a reservation request, please be sure to click on the blue 'Contact' button when asked if the host can call you about the reservation. We require a phone call to determine whether or not our home is a good fit for you in your travels, and we will coordinate a time to speak with you at our and your earliest convenience. Our preference is to host families and small companies and we require that the person who makes the booking stay throughout the reservation period.

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Property Type

  • Townhome
  • On floor 1
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          • Master Bedroom: 1 king

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          • Guest Room #1: 1 double

            Full-size bed comfortably fits 2...moreless

          • Guest Room #2: 1 queen

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          • Loft: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Futon in Master Loft sleeps 1-2; Air Mattress can sleep 1...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • 2nd Floor Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Master En-Suite Bath: toilet, shower

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          Entertainment

          • Television
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Video Library
          • Stereo
          • Books

          Theme

          • Family
          • Historic
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Festivals
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Restaurants
          • Synagogues
          • Zoo

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Scenic Drives
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking

          local services and businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries

          Location Type

              • Downtown

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Dining:

                    Table seats 6 regularly, can be extended to seat 10....moreless

                  • Seating for 10 people

                  General

                  • Internet
                  • Fireplace:

                    There are two fireplaces but they are decorative....moreless

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Heating
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Parking:

                    Parking is available in a private lot across the street for an extra fee....moreless

                  • Living Room
                  • Iron & Board

                  Kitchen

                  • Kitchen
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Oven
                  • Microwave
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Pantry Items:

                    Complimentary coffee, tea, olive oil, vinegar, & spices provided....moreless

                  • Coffee Maker

                  Outside

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Deck / Patio
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.7
                  from 3 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Christmas
                  Dec 20 - Dec 28, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $439
                  New Year's
                  Dec 29 - Jan 3, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $419
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $350 $395
                  Thu, Fri, Sat
                  $2,300 $8,000

                  Rates are based on 7 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Parking Fee (spot #75) $50
                  • Security Deposit $350
                  • House Cleaning $125
                  • Taxes Included

                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 07/28/2014
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                  Location

                  Two to three blocks from the house are the Kimmel Center, Philadelphia Orchestra, Wilma Theater, Suzanne Roberts Theater, Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, Seger Playground & Dog Park, South Street, Whole Foods, CVS, and fabulous restaurants, bars, & stores.

                  If you walk about seven minutes from our front door, you'll reach the Italian Market, City Hall, the Convention Center, Rittenhouse Square Park, Washington Square Park, the Liberty Bell, Constitution Center, and more.

                  A fifteen to twenty minute walk will take you to the Delaware River, the Schuykill River, South Philly cheesesteak land (you must try Pat's and Geno's and choose your favorite!), Fitler Square Park, and the Parkway where the Franklin Institute and Art Museum can be found.

                   

                  Manager info

                  About: We are a young couple living in Center City Philadelphia after falling in love with the city, uprooting ourselves, and moving here from New York City, where we both grew up. We are former teachers who are now small business owners. We love to travel and explore, and are part of this community in order to make that dream possible! We are thoughtful, detail-oriented, caring people, and we know you will feel comfortable as soon as you step into our property.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: spanish, english

                   

                  Photos

                  • The entryway opens into a spacious living area.

                    The entryway opens into a spacious living area.

                  • The living room is warmly decorated and open and spacious.

                    The living room is warmly decorated and open and spacious.

                  • The living room is spacious; there is ample room for everyone to be together.

                    The living room is spacious; there is ample room for everyone to be together.

                  • The full bedroom is adorned with color and warmth.

                    The full bedroom is adorned with color and warmth.

                  • The hallway connects the full bedroom to the Picasso bedroom and the bathroom.

                    The hallway connects the full bedroom to the Picasso bedroom and the bathroom.

                  • The queen bed in the Picasso Room - sunny, colorful, cheerful & comfy!

                    The queen bed in the Picasso Room - sunny, colorful, cheerful & comfy!

                  • The king bed & bathroom are through the french doors from master vestibule.

                    The king bed & bathroom are through the french doors from master vestibule.

                  • The en suite master bathroom is cozy, yet functional.

                    The en suite master bathroom is cozy, yet functional.

                  • Peering into the master vestibule. one is confronted by a light-filled view.

                    Peering into the master vestibule. one is confronted by a light-filled view.

                  • The stairs from the loft descend to the master vestibule.

                    The stairs from the loft descend to the master vestibule.

                  • The loft is large enough to fit an air mattress, too, and sleeps 2 comfortably!

                    The loft is large enough to fit an air mattress, too, and sleeps 2 comfortably!

                  • Perfect for breakfasts!

                    Perfect for breakfasts!

                  • The living area is separated from the dining area in the spacious living room.

                    The living area is separated from the dining area in the spacious living room.

                  • The expansive living space with comfy sofa, armchair, table, TV & bookcases.

                    The expansive living space with comfy sofa, armchair, table, TV & bookcases.

                  • The stairs are reminiscent of London; spiraling and winding throughout the home.

                    The stairs are reminiscent of London; spiraling and winding throughout the home.

                  • There are beautiful works of art in each room.

                    There are beautiful works of art in each room.

                  • The full bath on 2nd floor, stocked with toiletries, with a bathtub and shower.

                    The full bath on 2nd floor, stocked with toiletries, with a bathtub and shower.

                  • A dreamy chaise & desk are located in the master suite vestibule.

                    A dreamy chaise & desk are located in the master suite vestibule.

                  • The Master bedroom is warm and cozy at night.

                    The Master bedroom is warm and cozy at night.

                  • A View of the master vestibule from the king size Master bed.

                    A View of the master vestibule from the king size Master bed.

                  • The chaise is comfortable and relaxing and is located in the master vestibule.

                    The chaise is comfortable and relaxing and is located in the master vestibule.

                  • The loft area has a firm futon that sleeps one.

                    The loft area has a firm futon that sleeps one.

                  • The beautiful eat-in-kitchen with everything you need for family meals.

                    The beautiful eat-in-kitchen with everything you need for family meals.

                  • Washer/dryer off of kitchen, with detergent, dryer sheets, & iron supplies.

                    Washer/dryer off of kitchen, with detergent, dryer sheets, & iron supplies.

                  $350 - $439 per night (USD)
                  3

                  4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 07/28/14
                  Minimum stay: 1-2 nights
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