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

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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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.

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Sara Wood-Kraft
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 15, 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Friendly 2b2b, Near Schools, Hospitals, Rittenhouse, Schuylkill Trail, Downtown
average rating of 4.885714 based on 35 reviews

Wonderful location. So cozy and clean.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful and cozy. Great location and fabulously appointed. Great place.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Place!!!

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect - well kept, well supplied, perfect location for everything we needed. Short walk to essential shops (grocery, Walgreens, etc). Uber and citibikes were very convenient. Owner is fantastic and really helped us out both before and after the stay. Everything was perfect from first contact theough the end of the trip.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review. Come back any time, we'd love to have you again!
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A great place to stay for a visit to Philadelphia...

  • 5 of 5

This place was everything we had hoped for. My wife and 7-month old daughter joined another couple and their 11-month old son for a trip to historic Philadelphia and the location was perfect. Very close to a CVS for supplies, and very convenient for downtown travel via UBER/LYFT. Row House was in excellent condition and very modern. Has washer and dryer if needed and internet access. I highly recommend this location and Sara was more than helpful with her descriptions and advice. A wonderful place for a getaway.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just like home!!!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful apartment with everything to make you feel like your at home. Comfy beds and great towels. Definitely would stay here again

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great rowhouse; Great neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Sara was extremely responsive to all questions and gave us loads of information about the neighborhood. The property was exactly as depicted and was very nicely furnished with everything provided that we needed. We didn't cook there a lot, but the kitchen seemed very well-supplied. I love to stay in a place like this where you don't have to wash silverware, glasses, cups, and plates everytime you eat because there are only four of everything! Sara is very generous with supplies. We didn't have a car, so didn't have to deal with parking (a good thing, I think). We used Lyft and Uber or walked, and all worked great. Would definitely stay here again if we are visiting Philadelphia.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! Come back anytime! Sara
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Great property, great neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

I am a little reluctant to give a positive review because I am afraid this rental will get "swarmed." But . . . our party thought it was great. It was a last minute rental to be with some family friends whose daughter was at CHOP. Walkable to CHOP (and HUP and Penn), very quiet at night. My parent friends were able to "tag team" and use the spare bedroom for a little bit of a break from sleeping in the hospital cot. Very pleased with this rental and with Sara, the owner, who followed up to make sure I was comfortable. Property was just as depicted, quite clean; nice linens, plenty of towels . . . .

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning $80
Tax Rate 8.5%

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South Philadelphia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
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.

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