Studio Apartment on Grand Estate
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
THis is the old caretakers suite. It is a studio apartment above a 2-car garage and sleeps two or possibly a couple with a young child. It is up one flight of stairs. The apartment is located on the estate of High Hollow and shares all of the gated estates amenities, including 5 acres with a pool and nature paths leading to Fairmount Park.
- 2 story
- On floor 2
- 500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Private Chef
- Car Available
- Non Smoking Only
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Not Suitable For Children
- Pets Considered
- Events Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
- 1.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- toilet, combination tub/shower
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Satellite / Cable
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Lawn / Garden
- Deck / Patio
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
- Cross Country Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Roller Blading
- Rock Climbing
- Massage Therapist
- Wildlife Viewing
- Bird Watching
- Botanical Garden
- Recreation Center
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Outlet Shopping
- Gambling Casinos
Chestnut Hill is an historic village within the city limits of Philadelphia. It is aprox 20 to 30 mins to Center City by car and easy access by train. Here there is a Main Street America feel without the hustle and bustle of the city. THe neighborhood is filled with historic homes built at the turn of the century by the greatest architects of the time....morecollapse
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Quiet, inexpensive apt on a beautiful estate
Quiet, inexpensive apt on a beautiful estate
The Positives: If you are looking for a super-quiet inexpensive place to stay --- this is it! The owner greeted us upon arrival, gave us a grand tour of the estate, and introduced us to the family pets (including lovable Jinx the cat). The kitchen in the studio is complete with stove, fridge, microwave, etc. There us also a huge closet. The bed is a full size. There are 2 rail stations within a mile that will take you right into Philly (appr 30-40 min, $4.50 each way) and an entrance to beautiful Fairmount Park is closeby. The Negatives: We rely heavily on the Internet and were disappointed that WIFI was only available on the patio outside the main house. Also, the lines had not been connected for cable so there was no television. There is really not a "living area" --- we mostly sat on the bed --- and the lighting ambience could be improved (there is a strong overhead light plus a gooseneck desk lamp by the bed). The stairway to the apt is quite steep with narrow steps --- it was not a problem for us but could potentially be an issue for others. There was construction workers onsite during the day --- we were gone during the days and never heard anything. In summary, our priorities in a vacation rental are 1) peace and quiet 2) safety 3) price ---- this Studio was tops in all 3 areas!
- Guest BARJRD
- Date of stay 05/12/13
- Review Submitted 05/18/13
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All bookings are fully refundable up to 45 days prior to arrival.
After 45 days the booking is only refundable as the unit rebooks.
Rental is for no more than 2 guest, one car, and does not allow for any entertaining or additional cars or guests on the property.
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- Nearest Airport: PHL at 20 Miles
- Nearest Train: SEPTA - Chestnut Hill E and Chestnut Hill W at 1 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: PA TRNPK at 5 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: McNally's at 1.5 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Skippack PA at 30 Miles
Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: We purchased this property late in 2008. It had been vacant for several years. We've set about the task of refurbished the home and grounds. All proceeds from rentals go directly back into the restoration efforts here at the property.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
This estate was built by famed architect George Howe in 1916. The second owners were Sam and Goldie Paley who, with their son William S Paley, started CBS Broadcasting during their residence at High Hollow. This studio is a final destination for anyone interested in architecture, but is also a great alternative to a hotel stay for anyone needing a furnished extend stay situation.
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Studio is above - up one flight of steps
View of the property from the front door
Historic property w great stone work.
Pool available summer months only-June, July, August
Back yard - Studio guests are welcome to enjoy grounds and pool in season
Entry to the studio
Sink w dishwasher
View of bed and desk from kitchen-walk in closet behind door
Duvet and sheets/towels included.
Clean and well maintained.
The main house and guest suite. Studio is to the right.
Path to the pool
Pool lounge chairs
Walk way from studio to the Main house
Studio space-spacious kitchen on the left, eating bar, bed and desk on the right
All appliances and coffee maker w coffee pods
Double bed w new comfy mattress-workspace on the right
Full sized fridge and range. Great for extended stay guests
Bathroom in entry and set off from the bed and kitchen area for privacy.
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