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Sunny Modern Luxury Apartment with Rustic Design and High Ceilings

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

Beautiful 2 bedroom with a master suite. Lots of character and luxury details.

Our rustic modern luxury home is the perfect retreat. It's a stunning home with lots of character and fun details. Exposed brick, vaulted ceilings w beams and skylights, gorgeous kitchen, bathroom and living space- All in a fabulous neighborhood.

Located in South Philly near East Passyunk and steps from Public Transportation, This space is perfect for a family or 3 couples. Includes 2 bedrooms: 1 with luxury king sized bed and the 2nd bedroom has a luxury double bed. We also have a couch in the living room that pulls out to a double bed. It's bright and modern with tall ceilings. Single beautiful bathroom with European style wet shower, so yes- splash around, everything is waterproof and endless hot water too.(no tub). Central Air and Heat. Full sized kitchen with modern amenities with open concept living area. There is a dining table that is set for 4 or 5 and an eat-in bar for 2 more.

Exposed brick and hard wood floors and tons of light from skylights. We are located on the top floor (3rd floor) so it's much quieter and no buildings block out sunlight.

We have a baby gate, pack & play, toys, changing station and outlet covers for little ones and are very kid friendly. (All hidden away if you don't have kids). Equipped with the highest end finishes and amenities. Luxury linens, towels and all that you would need are provided. Enjoy coffee, tea, juice, breakfast foods and fresh fruit with your stay. Our home is your home and we want you to feel like your are in complete comfort while you are here.

Location is perfect for seeing Philly by foot, public transportation or car. (half a block from the subway and 1 block from Bus) We are only 1 Stop to South Street and 2 stops from Center City/Rittenhouse Square.Subway is very convenient for route to the stadiums.. just 5 stops away!!! A 5 minute walk to the Italian market & Pats and Ginos, 5 minute walk to East Passyunk, and 3 minute walk to a park for kids. 24 hour Diner half a block away, great mexican food and Chinese on the corner or hip Irish pub 2 blocks away. Save-a-lot supermarket 2 blocks away (3 minute walk)

Great neighborhood on a tree lined street. Can't beat this deal for a family wanting modern luxury in a great location. Free 2 hour street parking in front of house and free all day parking 1 block away. We also have an Enterprise car rental around the corner.

Please see our house rules below:

•Check in is at 3:00pm, Checkout is at 11:00am

•No smoking.. EVER If you choose to smoke in our home or stairwell, you will be asked to leave the property without financial reimbursement.

•NO smoking inside the property. If you do smoke outdoors, please disposed of extinguished butts in outdoor trash cans.

•No guests who are not already pre-booked before check-in are allowed in the apartment at for any duration. Due to insurance purposes, you must disclose your guests to airbnb prior to arrival.

•We reserve the right to extend a charge or cancel mid reservation if guest count does not match reservation

•Do not host parties or other non-registered guests without clearing it with the host prior to checking in.

•Please do not put the air conditioner any lower than 64 degrees. Always make sure if the air is on, the windows are closed. This has caused our air conditioner to freeze up due to humidity.

•No engaging in illegal activity on the property

•We recycle: place any recycling in the tall white cupboard near the bar stools.

•Please start the dishwasher before checking out. The liquid gel is under the sink. (much appreciated)

• Never unlock the front entry door- it should remain red from the inside at all times

•Please respect our neighbors as this is City living and our home is not a hotel. Although the apartments have been soundproofed, excessive noise can still be a problem. Please be mindful of our neighbors, especially in the stairwell.

1 King sized bed in master bedroom

1 Double Bed in the 2nd bedroom

1 Double Bed pull out couch in the living room

1 Double Bed Sized Air Mattress (a nice one) only available upon request.

•Accommodates up to 8 people max

•We are different in the level of quality of our furniture and furnishings. We expect guests to treat our items and furniture as well as we do! Please do not eat in bed. If something is soiled, please soak it as soon as you've noticed.

•If you notice anything that isn't working correctly, contact us immediately.

•The guest booking the home is responsible and will be reviewed for all actions of their guests.

•Leave the home in the condition you found it.

•Trash/recycling day is Wednesday morning. Please place garbage and recycling out on Tuesday evening after 5pm. You will be fined $50 if the trash is out any other day/time

•Enjoy your stay.. relax kick back and have a great time.

More Details

Kristy Benson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2016

About Kristy Benson

We are Paul & Kristy and we love to travel. We also love fashion, architecture, interior design, eating clean and organic, anything HGTV, and hanging out with our 4 year old son. We are also delighted that we have a little girl on the way.

Why Kristy Benson chose Philadelphia

You will be surprised when you walk into this property because the high ceilings and clean lines are beautiful. The pictures don't convey how open, airy, and beautiful this space really is. I guarantee you will be pleasantly surprised.

What makes this apartment unique

The open concept wet shower. No boarders, just splash around. The attention to detail in every aspect. You will see only high end finishes here. There is nothing builder grade about the finishes on this house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Kristy and Paul were highly responsive and incredibly warm, polite and welcoming. They're place is an amazing example of style, elegance, and efficiency. I still can't get over how well they married the raw elements of the structure of this house with modern technology and luxury. I had my wife, and two kids with me (1 and 3 years old), and our hosts were exceptionally accommodating. My family is incredibly grateful for a truly marvelous experience.
Jun 2016
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Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Sunny Modern Luxury Apartment with Rustic Design and High Ceilings
average rating of 4.5 based on 11 reviews

Eclectic & Crafty Apartment

  • 3 of 5

We are a large family with younger children who travel from downtown Chicago. We use VRBO often when we travel for extra space, a kitchen to make meals & use of washer/dryer...

This apartment is in a great location. Though public transportation is a block away, we enjoyed walking to everything. The interactions we had with Kristy, the owner, were pleasant; we had an issue with VRBO after our stay & she was prompt & attentive to the issue.

For the future renter, we will be honest on a few issues since we appreciate honest reviews when we are searching for locations...

•We would replace the word "Luxury" used often in the apartment description to "eclectic" & "artsy". The "European" shower was intimidating to our younger children & there is no tub. Not ideal for a younger child, toddler or baby.

•This rental shows a lot wear from rentals past. The apartment needs an overall paint job, the couch is soiled, new linens & towels are needed as well as new dishes-many coffee mugs are cracked or almost loosing handles.

•We arrived after 10pm on a Saturday night & parking was difficult.

If you are a renter of two couples or a family with two teenage children, this is a good rental option for you. Philadelphia is a wonderful city to visit & the location of this apartment makes for great adventure! Thanks for sharing your unique home with us, Kristy!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Aparment Nice; Owner very unprofessional

  • 2 of 5

Had extremely disappointing experience -- despite the good reviews here (of which there were only a handful, and many were nearly a year old). Owner withheld security deposit without communicating why, finally providing as a justification the fact that there was a makeup stain on sheets. The apartment itself is nice, though the street is quite dirty and parking is not particularly convenient (2-hour parking on street, and all day on Washington Ave, but must contend with construction vehicles). Would recommend that -- for this price -- you consider another place in Philadelphia and that you avoid this property owner.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately Madeline was one of those guests that was irresponsible and completely disrespectful to our home. She not only stained our brand new sheets which she was the first to sleep on (we provided pictures/receipts) but she ripped our pillow, got a parking ticket and blamed it on us, couldn't remember the code to get back into the apartment, left her charger and wanted us to mail it back to her and expected us to pay for shipping. If that was't bad enough after receiving half her deposit back (the damage was less than her deposit) she contacted the bank to revoke all payment saying she never stayed here. Which we are still in the process of settling. We strive to make all our guest feel appreciated and at home at our house. It's important to us to make everyone's stay as pleasant as possible but It is unfortunate that there are disrespectful people out there who stay in peoples homes and abuse this platform. I hope our furture guests take into account our other 10+ reviews as we enjoy hosting guests from around the world.
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Felt like a European vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the apartment! The decor is exceptional and it felt very European, especially in terms of interesting use of limited space. We stayed there during the Democratic Convention and loved coming home each night to the comfy cozy beds. The location is great in terms of proximity to the subway and, actually, an easy walk to downtown - especially when you stop off at the Green Egg Cafe! Check in was a breeze. We would highly recommend this as a great place to do a Philly get-away.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Luxurious and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We chose to stay at Kristy's place for a wedding in near Center City in June. We loved being able to walk to everything-restaurants, bars, shopping, grocery or if it was too far to walk the subway line is just a half block up on Broad Street. This apartment was perfect for two couples, everything was clean, beautiful and easy to use. I would not hesitate to stay here again if we return to Philadelphia and would recommend it in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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home away from home in Philly

  • 5 of 5

Super clean, very modern, all amenities, very quiet, safe, good public transport nearby (no car needed), close to restaurants, bars, good grocery stores. This place is perfect.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location in South Philly! Close to public transportation, and walking distance to most everything if you enjoy walking ... Great restaurants and a grocery close by as well. Paul met us in the rain our first night, gave us a tour of the apartment and answered all questions.

The apartment itself is amazing ... beautiful architecture and design with exposed brick walls, contemporary fixtures, wood floors, and unique touches and furniture. Very open concept, yet comfortable and cozy as well. Everything was as described, and we enjoyed the included coffee, cream and fruit for breakfast every morning. We would love to live here, and will hopefully be back! Thank you Kristy and Paul!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

South Philadelphia Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Winter Rate
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
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May 11 2017 - May 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 15.5%

For parties of 6 or more, there will be an additional cleaning fee due to extra laundry and wear. The cleaning fee will be an additional $30 for a total of $120 for the cleaning fee.

Late check out or Early Check will be considered for a fee of $30 pending availability. If you are interested in early check in or late check out please inquire with your inquiry and we will do our best to accommodate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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South Philadelphia Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , beautiful master suite. Double vanity and large mirrors
  • Master Suite is brand new and stunning with crystal chandelier and modern touches.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa pulls out to a comfy Double Bed
    Living Room Air Mattress - 1 double , Quality Air Mattress in Living Room next to pull out couch
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Beautiful newly re-finished master suite w luxury king bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Elegant and cosy full sized bed. Folding Twin Bed available
  • This is a 2 bedroom apartment. Master is a King bed with luxury linens and plush mattress with master suite bathroom attached. 2nd bedroom is a full sized bed with luxury linens and plush bed. The couch in the living room pulls out to a full bed and is also very comfy. *Air mattress and twin bed is available upon request only before check in.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Please note for parties of 6 or more, there will be an additional cleaning fee of $30. If you would like a late check out or early check there is a $30 fee You are welcome to request this in your inquiry. We will let you know if you are able to accommodate your request.

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