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Extremely spacious Society Hill apartment

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Our 2200 square foot two level apartment is located in a safe area close to all the historic attractions including the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Located on historic Pine Street, this 3rd floor apartment is set in a colonial era building. The spacious living room has original hard wood floors, exposed brick walls and ceiling fans with two windows overlooking Pine Street. The apartment has all the modern conveniences.

There are two bedrooms. The third floor bedroom has an adjoining bathroom with a 30 square foot marble shower. The second bathroom has a bathtub, toilet and sink, and is located in the third floor hallway The fourth floor bedroom is on a floor by itself, also overlooking Pine Street. There are two additional sleeper sofas in the living room along with a full size LED television with cable and WIFI. This apartment also has central air conditioning.

There is a full sized eat-in kitchen equipped with dishes and cookware. You have use of our Viking range, full size GE profile refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, and coffee maker.

We are near Old City, South Street with it’s many restaurants, the Reading Terminal Market and both Jeferson and Pennsylvania hospitals. There is a grocery store right around the corner. Bus routes 42,12,9, and 21 to Rittenhouse Square, Center City and the University of Pennsylvania are on the corner. There is coin op laundry in building.

More Details

Jeanne Gemmill Griffin
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018


Center City Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • On the 4th floor, there is no roof access. A glass window swings open, with a screen for fresh air. Roof has no railings. Enjoy air from inside.
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bahtroom - toilet , shower , bowl sink set into a wooden table; window that opens; mirror
    Hall bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Multi function shower head; small window that opens
  • Very large walk in marble shower with glass doors is the center piece of the master bathroom. The hall bathroom shower has various settings such as rainfall or pulse.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Third floor bedroom - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Either two twins or one king (foam fitted mattress topper)
    Fourth floor bedroom - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Either two twins or one king (foam fitted mattress topper)
    Fourth floor extra bedroom - 1 twin/ single , Single roll away bed, memory foam mattress in small bedroom
  • Ten foot high ceiling and original hardwood floor from the late 1700's. There are four double hung 7 ft high windows, three behind the bed and one on a side wall. The room is heated by a hot water radiator. Central AC and a remote controlled ceiling fan keep the room cool in summer. Bedroom has an armoire and two large bureaus. Door to bathroom with 30 sq ft. marble walk in shower is across from window wall.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • churches
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services


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Extremely spacious Society Hill apartment
average rating of 4.5 based on 12 reviews

Wonderful Philly home base

  • 5 of 5

Well kept and welcoming apartment in a superb location. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location!! Close to everything! Very clean and accommodation very nice.

  • 4 of 5

Parking can be challanging, but there are a few parking decks nearby.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Beautiful property, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The property itself was beautiful, with one bedroom, the kitchen, and the living room extremely modern and recently renovated. This unit is on the third story, so take that into consideration if you, or someone you are traveling with, might not be able to handle walking up and down two steep flights of stairs.

The location is absolutely perfect. It is in a nice neighborhood, and within walking distance of tons of great restaurants and shops, and just minutes from tons of historical sites and the heart of Philly.

Jeanne, the host, was extremely helpful from the moment we booked our stay; offering suggestions, and answering any and all questions/concerns immediately. Please consider booking - you will definitely not regret the decision!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice and spacious it's was just parking was really tough but overall GREAT!!

  • 4 of 5

Really nice and spacious

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It’s a adventure to stay in an old historical building!

  • 4 of 5

It is a large space. The beds were comfortable. It’s a nice place and Jeann is quite responsive. We had issues with WiFi but other then that enjoyed everything.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Location! Spacious! Comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here! We visited Friday to Monday. The proximity to so many sights, restaurants, museums, National Parks etc., was perfect. We only took 2 hired cars. The rest, we walked, and the last day we drove. We had a car which we easily parked in a garage just 2 blocks away. It stayed there the entire long weekend. As per other reviews, street parking was not easily found by us. Coffee shops, food, etc. are a few blocks away. There is also a grocery store less than a block away.

It is very spacious. The beds are very comfortable, bedding and pillows were cozy. Couches were cozy, I'd suggest a larger floor rug, soft pillows, and a coffee table or ottoman. Bathrooms were large and it was nice having two full baths, especially sharing space with 4 women. The kitchen was well equipped, lovely and there were even some groceries available, it was a very "home-away" nice touch.

I agree with other reviewers, wear thick socks or slippers. (Maybe putting non-skid rugs down might be an option over the spots on the floor that are a bit wonky/bendy) honestly wearing slippers solved that issue and didn't bother any of us. It's from the 1700's and added to the charm.

I'd suggest a full length mirror and mirrors in the bedrooms. Getting ready in the morning, we kept shifting around the bathrooms trying to get to a well lit clear mirror. I'd also suggest some simple decor on the walls, just to make it feel a bit more "home-away". Maybe simple black and white photos of Philadelphia.

Lastly, Jeanne could not have been more responsive! She was amazing to work with, kind, thoughtful, and attentive to my questions before the trip and during. She even offered to assist with orchestrating a surprise. She was extremely accommodating. I hope to stay here again and highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Independence National Historical Park Visitors Center
The Barnes Foundation
Old City Hall
Benjamin Franklin Bridge
Blackbird Pizzeria
National Museum of American Jewish History
Museum of The American Revolution
African American Museum
American Philosophical Society Museum
Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church
Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church
Betsy Ross House
Liberty Bell
Christ Church Burial Ground
Syrenka Luncheonette
Authentic Polish food served cafeteria style.
South Street Souvlaki
Honey's Sit n' Eat
Reading Terminal Market
Walnut Street Theatre
National Constitution Center
Lovash Indian Restaurant & Bar
Kimmel Center for The Perfoming Arts
The Bourse Food Court & Specialty Shops
Fleisher Art Memorial
Philadelphia Zoo
Pennsylvania Convention Center
This is not a picture of the Philadelphia Convention Center. The address is correct, but the...
United States Mint
Philadelphia Magic Gardens
Philadelphia Museum of Art
The "Rocky" steps are in front - the public entrance is on the opposite side.
Sarcone's Bakery
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
30th Street Station
Mütter Museum
Morton's - The Steakhouse
Del Frisco's
China Town
Italian Market
Angel of the Resurrection @ 30th Street Station
The Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center
Jim's Steaks South Street
By George! Pizza, Pasta & Cheesesteaks
Tommy DiNic's
RiverLink Ferry
On Philadelphia side, the ferry is at Walnut St. and Columbus Blvd. The ferry runs in the ...
Adventure Aquarium
Rosa's Fresh Pizza
Temple University
Drexel University
Franklin Field
Christ Church
Elfreth's Alley
One of the nation's oldest residential streets, it dates to 1702.
Washington Square
This is actually a park despite the odd picture. Dating to 1682, originally called Southeast...
Carpenters' Hall
Meeting place of First Continental Congress in 1774, and home to Franklin's Library Company....
Homemade Goodies By Roz
South Street
Old City Coffee
Good Karma Cafe
Federal Donuts
La Fourno Ristorante
Percy Street Barbecue
Chinatown Square
Nearest Airport
11.5 Miles
Philadelphia International Airport
Nearest Train
3.3 Miles
Amtrak 30th Street Station
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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