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Friendly 2b2b, Near Schools, Hospitals, Rittenhouse, Schuylkill Trail, Downtown

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

100-yr-old 2br 1.5 Bath Home, Freshly Furnished & Equipped, Close, Quiet Street

This second home is furnished for living. Spacious open downstairs living area, large master bedroom with queen bed, smaller 2nd bedroom with full bed, small deck. Good beds, linens, towels, jacuzzi upstairs, newly equipped kitchen, half bath downstairs, very congenial dining room/work space, comfortable for both longer-term visits and touring Philly. Located on a lovely quiet block near Naval Square and South Street, it offers easy access to the new Schuylkill Boardwalk and River Trail. Very walkable area, with easy access to public transport, Center City, many local hip restaurants and bars. Street parking is easy to find. 15 min by taxi from airport, or if you are a walker, the train to University City is easy. Cross the South Street Bridge and it's a 15-minute walk. One mile from both University of Pennsylvania and Rittenhouse Square.

This is our second home, so it is equipped for comfort. It's VERY new and we are new to hosting, so we will be eager to hear if there are items we should change or add. We appreciate guest's patience as we master the process. We know the best reviews come from the happiest guests, and we'll do what we can to assure a great experience. We LOVE Philadelphia and are delighted to share our enthusiasm.

More Details

Owner
Sara Wood-Kraft
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Sara Wood-Kraft

We live in California and have a daughter who moved to Philly a few years ago. Since she is staying in Philly, we bought this place down the block from her (that's how we know this is a great neighborhood!). Our goal is to spend as much time as possible in this home and also to share it with others who want/need to spend time in Philadelphia working, visiting family, or just visiting this beautiful city.

Sara Wood-Kraft purchased this house in 2014

Why Sara Wood-Kraft chose Philadelphia

We love the location and had come to know the neighborhood while visiting our daughter over the last few years. There's a LOT of action in this hip neighborhood, and we were delighted to find a quiet street, not too fancy, where we could rest between adventures. It's VERY hilly where we live - we also love the opportunity to walk and walk in nice flat Philadelphia. There's history everywhere, and wonderful neighborhoods. This place is close to the action but quiet and homey, with friendly and welcome neighbors.

What makes this house unique

This is just a very nice little place. There are a lot of 30-ish couples in the neighborhood. One of them told us that this is the 'perfect' place for their parents to stay, since the couple has little room for guests. 'Close, but not too close' was their phrase. Also, easy access to the new Schuylkill River Boardwalk and Trail is a real bonus for us.

Amenities

Southwest Center City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Full upstairs bath, half-bath downstairs (plenty large for grooming needs). Good towels, hairdryer, steamer for clothes.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • One large master with Queen bed, 2nd smaller with full (double) bed. Master has roomy walk-in closet and chest, double has closet and chest for storage.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Notes:
This is a typical Philadelphia rowhouse, attached to others, in a quiet neighborhood not driven by tourism. There are excellent bars, restaurants, and little shops nearby, and tourist areas are within easy walking distance. It is a second home for us and we picked it for these reasons. Also, it is near Penn and other universities and medical facilities, and set up for longer term stays while working or visiting.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

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Friendly 2b2b, Near Schools, Hospitals, Rittenhouse, Schuylkill Trail, Downtown
average rating of 4.8444443 based on 45 reviews
5

So accommodating.

  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful home, and we'll decorated. We really enjoyed staying here! Highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location with some drawbacks.

  • 3 of 5

Lots of positives. Good location and free parking. The kitchen is well equipped and the apartment clean.

The 2 bath is a little misleading since the only shower is upstairs between the two bedrooms.

A little dated looking but the rental price was good.

Main issue is a safety concern for anyone 60 and over or with physical limitations. The stairs are very narrow and steep and the bannister does not cover the last seven steps so it's necessary to hold on to the walls when coming down. We left our big suitcases downstairs so we didn't have to carry them up.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gosh - This is a hundred-year-old row house, the stairs are steep and narrow. We will try to figure out a railing, but it will make the stairs narrower. Funny that it seems 'dated' - I guess we are dated as well. It's our second home and we are comfortable there. Also, it's recently renovated, so maybe our tastes are more traditional. To prospective guests - please let me know if you have questions. I'm happy to tell you honestly if I think you'd be more comfortable in a less physically challenging place. We've not had any other complaints, but I always warn about the stairs. We are well-into our 60's and are aware that some fitness is required. And it IS a 1.5 bath place - shower upstairs, spacious 2nd half-bath downstairs. Thanks for the feedback! Sara
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Colorado
5

A perfect place for your visit to Penn!

  • 5 of 5

We were out to Philly to celebrate our son's graduation from U Penn Law. Sarahs' place was the perfect unit in the Graduate Hospital area! It is walking distance to the University, many restaurants, and of course the access to the river trail where we walked each morning.

The unit is nicely stocked and provided everything that we could have asked for. Sarah was so easy to work with and very responsive to questions. We highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very clean, well presented.

  • 5 of 5

Unit was clean, comfortable, and well represented in the posting. Sarah was very accommodating and made our stay even better.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great property in great area

  • 5 of 5

We loved Sara's house. it was beautifully decorated, comfortable, very clean and had all the amenities we needed. I'd contacted Sara a few times and she responded quickly and helpfully. We really enjoyed exploring the area, especially South Street which has lots of one-off shops as well as a well stocked supermarket. The walk to the centre of town was easy and Philadelphia has lots to offer. We even walked to the station to catch our train on the last day via the riverside walk - 20 mins. Overall, highly recommended.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio Texas
5

vacation/ penn relays

  • 5 of 5

This property is perfect. Everything you need is provided for your comfort. This home is very well maintained. Communicating with the owner was easy and pleasant. The location is convenient for catching the bus service or walking the river area and getting a bite at local restaurants/groceries. If you need to get to the Septa train or Univ of Penn just walk across the south street bridge and you are there. It was nice to be able to come back and stay in a row house at the end of the day. It is always fun to live like a local while visiting city attractions. Philly is a great city with lots to offer and fun to visit. The coffee provided was an extra bonus!! I would recommend staying in this home.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Southwest Center City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Nightly Rate
May 9 2018 - May 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,000
$3,000
 
 
Nightly Rate
May 10 2018 - May 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,000
$3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$170
$1,000
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning $80
Tax Rate 8.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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