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Privacy on 4 Acres Less Than 12 Miles to Downtown Philadelphia!

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Last updated: 10/02/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Philadelphia apartment description

Down a long & winding driveway (nearly 600’ back from the street) you will find this oasis. There is ample driveway parking (for both your and my vehicles). Tucked down a mulched pathway, past a weeping white Wisteria, the back yard opens up in front of you, and a small patio is the perfect place to enjoy a morning coffee or an evening glass of wine. A Teak café table & 2 chairs provides a casual place to relax outside.

The Chauffeur’s Apartment has its own separate entrance. A 1st floor sitting room is a cozy space to relax & read a book. There is a delightful stone archway in this room and also a small wood-burning stove & a “toilet room” (no sink). The remainder of the apartment is on the 2nd floor. A private staircase leads up to the main living area that is cozy, rustic & refined!

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            With a Samsung SmartTV - HDTV with Comcast cable....moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

            ...moreless

          • One Bedroom with a Queen bed & HDTV/Samsung SmartTV.

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • Television:

            Two Samsung SmartTV units - HDTV with Comcast Cable....moreless

          Theme

          • Away From It All
          • Historic
          • Romantic

          Attractions

          • Arboretum
          • Autumn Foliage
          • Botanical Garden
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Restaurants
          • Synagogues

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Bird Watching
          • Photography
          • Scenic Drives
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking

          Dining

          • Dining:

            Rustic dining area within the living space, reclaimed barn door table, seating for 4 people....moreless

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 4 people

          General

          • Air Conditioning:

            3 window A/C units upstairs....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Dedicated laundry area for the apartment....moreless

          • Heating:

            Steam radiators....moreless

          • Internet:

            High-Speed wireless internet access provided....moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room:

            Lovely south-facing living & dining room combination with a wall of bookcases & a small corner desk for those that have to work!...moreless

          • Parking:

            2 car driveway parking...moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine:

            Dedicated laundry area for the apartment....moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            Located in the 1st floor sitting room....moreless

          Kitchen

          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Fully stocked with dishes, glasses, pots, pans, utensils, etc....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            The kitchen is rustic, providing the basic necessities, sink, full-sized electric stove, full-sized fridge, microwave, coffee maker, toaster. Sorry, no dishwasher....moreless

          Outside

          • Deck / Patio:

            Small patio at the entrance with a cafe table & 2 chairs along with an original Arts & Crafts bench for additional seating....moreless

          • Lawn / Garden:

            Access to the grounds of the Owner....moreless

           

          Reviews

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          My Standard Rate
          3 night min stay
          $200
          $1,000 $3,000
          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Security Deposit $300
          • Pet Fee $300
          • Cleaning Fee $100
          • Taxes Not included

          Notes:

          The Chauffeur's apartment is located within the Owner's home, yet has its own entrance for privacy. Note that the Owner has two dogs which are on the property, and may bark on occasion at the various deer, rabbits, foxes and other wildlife on the property!

          Checks & Cash only.

          Pet Fee (if applicable) & Security Deposit are refundable if no damage to the apartment.

          Cleaning Fee will be charged for anyone staying less than 1 full week.


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          Last updated: 10/02/2014
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          Location

          20 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          Philadelphia
          3 Miles
          Nearest Train
          Jenkintown SEPTA station
          3 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          PA Turnpike

          Car: Necessary

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2005

          About the owner: A large 2nd floor sitting room serves as both the living and dining area & has a bank of 4 double-hung windows facing South (which floods this room with natural light). There is a wall of built-ins that house the flat-screen TV & the wireless Bluetooth surround sound system (which works great with your mobile devices for music). A small corner desk is provided should you find the need to sit down at your laptop for work or to connect with family & friends. Wireless Internet is offered for those that need to stay connected. A delightful, reclaimed Barn Door dining room table seats 4 people. Part of the rusticity of the space is the Kitchen. It is quite basic (no dishwasher, no garbage disposal), yet it does provide a full-sized stove & refrigerator. It is completely outfitted with the necessary small appliances (toaster, coffee maker, microwave) and the Owner has additional small appliances if needed. There is 1 full bathroom within the apartment (separate from the Toilet Room downstairs) that retains the original subway tiled walls and has a tub-shower combination tucked under the roof eaves. Both bedrooms are of equal size, one houses a Queen bed (and the 2nd flat-screen TV) while the 2nd bedroom has two Twin beds. Air conditioning is provided by window A/C units during the warm months on the 2nd floor. There is also a dedicated laundry room for the sole use of vacationers in the Chauffeur’s Apartment that has a front-loading, full-sized washer & dryer.

          Why the Owner Chose Philadelphia:
          The Chauffeur’s Apartment is also a dog-friendly property! I have two German Shorthaired Pointers on the property (and they do NOT like cats, so sorry, no cats allowed), and you are welcome to bring your four-legged family member with you as well. The only stipulation I have is that they must be crated when you are not in the apartment. Unfortunately, the yard is NOT fenced, so they must also be kept on a leash at all times while outside. So, whether you are coming to Philadelphia on vacation or are seeking a temporary place to rest (for example, if you’re relocating for a new job) or visiting family & friends, the Chauffeur’s Apartment is the perfect place to call your “temporary” home! We have just made this available for your vacation memories for the first time in 2014, so please do not let the lack of Customer Reviews sway you from staying with us. We also rent a house on Cape Cod through HomeAway/VRBO and you are welcome to check out that property to read the reviews of our vacationers for that home. I take great pride in making your vacation memory a lasting one! www.HomeAway.com or www.VRBO.com - Property ID# - 194038 The Chauffeur’s Apartment is also quite centrally located. NOTE - the property is NOT available for large groups and/or large parties.

          The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
          Within 2 miles, you have the option of several SEPTA regional rail stations (yet it is not walkable to any of them, you would likely need to drive) should you want to take a day-trip to downtown Philadelphia, avoid the high cost of parking and leave the car at the station lots. The property is also less than 2 miles from all the shops & restaurants in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia. This wonderful little “Hamlet” has cobblestoned streets and an abundance of small, independently owned retail & eating establishments. In less than 10 minutes, one can access the Pennsylvania Turnpike for points East & West. Within 1 hour, you can reach just about any of the local tourist attractions; Brandywine River Valley – 1 hour South for the Wyeth Museum, Longwood Gardens & several DuPont mansions that are open to the public including Wintertur. Bucks County – rolling hills and small villages are the perfect day-trip destinations, including the Mercer Tile Works & Fonthill Museum, downtown New Hope & Lambertville, NJ and the Pearl S. Buck house, to name just a few! Valley Forge & King of Prussia – whether you want to visit the historic Valley Forge Park or go shopping in one of the largest malls in the region (King of Prussia Mall), that’s just 30 minutes away. Closer to home, one of the best places to visit is the Morris Arboretum in Chestnut Hill. This former estate property is now part of the University of Pennsylvania and is a MUST SEE for those that have a love of horticulture. So, if you are looking for a unique place to call home for a spell, come discover The Chauffeur’s Apartment, miles from the ordinary, yet close to everything!


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          Photos

          • The Chauffeur's Apartment!

            The Chauffeur's Apartment!

          • A ground floor sitting room, a cozy place to curl up and read a book.

            A ground floor sitting room, a cozy place to curl up and read a book.

          • A wood stove, 'privy' room and access to the private laundry.

            A wood stove, 'privy' room and access to the private laundry.

          • A charming space that suits all your needs.

            A charming space that suits all your needs.

          • A corner desk for those that must work while away.

            A corner desk for those that must work while away.

          • The rustic kitchen is basic, yet houses a full sized stove & fridge.

            The rustic kitchen is basic, yet houses a full sized stove & fridge.

          • A reclaimed barn door make a unique dining area for 4 people.

            A reclaimed barn door make a unique dining area for 4 people.

          • North facing bedrooms and custom roman shades make for a great night's sleep.

            North facing bedrooms and custom roman shades make for a great night's sleep.

          • It's cozy & warm!

            It's cozy & warm!

          • Rest a bit at the cafe table & 2 chairs and the original 1917 garden bench.

            Rest a bit at the cafe table & 2 chairs and the original 1917 garden bench.

          • Nearly 4 acres of privacy around the main house.

            Nearly 4 acres of privacy around the main house.

          • A vintage 1917 carriage house on nearly 4 acres.

            A vintage 1917 carriage house on nearly 4 acres.

          • Original stone arch inglenook.

            Original stone arch inglenook.

          • South facing living area gets flooded with natural light.

            South facing living area gets flooded with natural light.

          • A wall of books, Samsung SmartTV & bluetooth enabled surround sound.

            A wall of books, Samsung SmartTV & bluetooth enabled surround sound.

          • Seating for 4 on the sofa & chair, an eclectic mix of old & new furnishings.

            Seating for 4 on the sofa & chair, an eclectic mix of old & new furnishings.

          • Fully stocked with pots, pans, microwave, toaster & coffee maker.

            Fully stocked with pots, pans, microwave, toaster & coffee maker.

          • Tucked under the eaves, another Samsung SmartTV and a queen bed.

            Tucked under the eaves, another Samsung SmartTV and a queen bed.

          • The other bedroom has two Twin beds.

            The other bedroom has two Twin beds.

          • Check the time before you head out for the day's activities!

            Check the time before you head out for the day's activities!

          • Also, a cozy place to relax in Winter! This shows the rest of the main house.

            Also, a cozy place to relax in Winter! This shows the rest of the main house.

          • Nearby, the Morris Arboretum is beautiful at any time of the year!

            Nearby, the Morris Arboretum is beautiful at any time of the year!

          $200 per night (USD)
          3

          2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
          Sleeps 4

          View calendar: Updated 10/02/14
          Minimum stay: 3 nights
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