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Recent Philadelphia & Its Countryside reviews

  • Excellent stay

    "Great accommodations. Enjoyed screened porch for morning rest and evening meals. Close to many places to visit. Loved bird watching at the feeder. Hosts were great and helpful. Would recommend to others this great little cottage."
    Guest: Richard R. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 15, 2014
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  • Relaxing Escape

    "Had a wonderful time at the house. My husband and I were the only ones staying so we only used the lower floor. Kitchen was well equipped and Denis was very responsive and helpful. Would recommend to anyone wanting calm and quiet."
    Guest: City slicker Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 2, 2014
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  • Always wonderful

    "This was our second time back to Vixen Hill cottage. It is peaceful, bucolic and just the right amount of space for my husband and I when we return to our native Chester County, (from Florida). As an artist, I never grow weary of the beautiful subject matter which can range from the springhouse on the side of the cottage to the meandering stream, or the boisterous red maple in the front yard and even to the backyard peonies! Even though it rained for one of our weeks, I was able to paint from the lovely front porch. We love everything about the Vixen Hill Cottage and the surrounding area boosts not just natural beauty but wonderful restaurants, museums and historical monuments as well. We'll be back!"
    Guest: Maryanne J. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 18, 2014
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  • Perfect location for bikers

    "We came to Philadelphia with our bikes and the Manayunk Terrace was a perfect location for us. The apartment is just a few streets up from the Schuylkill River Trail - which runs 13 kms to downtown and 30 kms in the other direction to Valley Forge. We found Manayunk to be interesting, friendly and safe. There's a great neighbourhood pub just kitty corner called the Eagle Tavern. There are not full kitchen facilities in the studio apartment but we managed to create light meals (thanks to Joan for the skillet) for three nights and ate out for two others. Yes, parking seemed to be a bit scarce but since we only used our bikes it was not an issue. Overall, a five star stay due to location, the state of the accommodation and value."
    Guest: Kathy M. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 10, 2014
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Philadelphia & Its Countryside Travel Tips

Reaching the Heart of Philadelphia Could not be Easier

Reaching your Philadelphia area vacation rentals, around the area that gave birth to the American Revolution, could not be easier. Philadelphia has an international airport and is on three Interstate highways, I-95, I-76 and I-676, the Vine Street Expressway. As with all major cities, it has an excellent road system to make getting in and around the city straightforward. Choosing Philadelphia area condos puts visitors at the center of the original 13 colonies, in a city that was once the nation’s capital.

Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love, is known for hot summers, mild falls and springs, and cold winters, with an average snowfall of 20.5 inches.

Philadelphia: One of America’s Most Historic Cities

Most visitors to "Philly" head to the Liberty Bell Center to see one of the main symbols of the American Revolution, the Liberty Bell. There is a wealth of history waiting to be discovered. Visit the site of the meetings of Congress and the Constitutional Convention at the City Tavern in the Old City as well as Carpenters Hall where delegates met in 1774 to speak out against the King. In Declaration House, visitors can see where Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence and Independence Hall where it was eventually signed. A huge variety of museums awaits visitors, covering everything such as natural sciences, African American history, science, archaeology and anthropology.

Children will enjoy a day at the "Please Touch" Museum. While here, explore Christ Church Burial Ground. Dating from 1695, the cemetery is the final resting place of Benjamin Franklin. Another fascinating tour can be taken at Eastern State Penitentiary to visit the cellblocks, solitary cells, Al Capone’s cell and Death Row. For a sightseeing tour with a difference, take a splash in the Delaware River and Ride the Ducks. There are also several wonderful gardens and arboretums to visit here. A visit to the Battleship USS New Jersey is worth a trip. Do not miss a trip to Valley Forge National Historic Park, site of the famous battle of 1777/78. Children will be enthralled with the "Once upon a Nation" tour to this historic area.

The city center is a great for shopping and includes grocery stores operated by Amish farmers selling fresh local produce. Visitors should not leave without having tasted the famed cheese steaks that originated here.

Incredible Sights and Adventures on Your Doorstep

Within a short drive of Philadelphia area resorts, visitors can tour several local wineries and vineyards. Children will also enjoy Sesame Place, a theme park based on the TV show with 14 acres of rides and attractions. In Delaware County, Linvilla Orchards features 300 acres of education and recreation. Longwood Gardens with its children’s programs, woodlands and gardens also makes for a wonderful day out. Families looking for outdoor adventures should head to Ridley Creek State park for biking, horseback riding and fishing. At Washington Crossing Historic Park, enjoy the surroundings and visit the site where George Washington led his exhausted soldiers across the icy Delaware River to attack the Hessians at Trenton. Enjoy a day at Tyler State park where the original farm has combined with beautiful woodland to create a wonderful recreation area.

Ideal Philadelphia Area Vacation Rentals in Beautiful Locations

Whether you are seeking Philadelphia area condos just steps away from the city's action, a rural retreat to get away from the rat race, a luxury apartment with a hot tub and indoor pool, or a mountain cabin with lake views, you will find it here. These properties are not just somewhere to base your vacation; they are homes with everything you need to make your vacation special.

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