A slight panorama of the bedroom.Desk area in your bedroom
The Botanical Art House -- The Master Bedroom
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 baths
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Ages 2 - 12
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Open a hidden door behind a painting in the living room to enter your Private Bedroom & Bath located in the original 1699 section of this renovated home located near the Brandywine River Museum, Winterthur, Longwood Gardens, & more! Shared spaces include a large living room with gas fireplace, sun room with beautiful garden views, kitchen & dining room.

The space

Once you type in the code that unlocks the front door, you enter a space where there's something interesting to look at everywhere you turn your head. It started as a cottage that was built in 1699 (which is now your bedroom!) and since then some additions have been added on. The original exterior sidings of the cottage are now interior walls! It's pretty neat! The living room comes with a high ceiling, a beautiful gold chandelier and a gas fireplace. It's the perfect seating area for a couple of people or plus some. There's art pieces in the home that the owner, Francie Chalfant, has created herself as well as some pieces she's collected over the years and there's even art displayed on the FLOOR (you'll see what I mean).

In your bedroom, there is a private bathroom and closet that is ONLY accessible through your room. It comes complete with a walk-in shower, washer and dryer.

It's a pretty open space but still presents a comfortable environment.

Guest access

Please Take Full Advantage Of:
-- Your bedroom and all that it supplies: the bathroom, walk-in shower, the washer and dryer, etc.
-- the living room (gas fireplace is easy to access with a touch of a button!)
-- the kitchen (refreshments are in the fridge, fridge also has a built-in filtered water/ice dispenser, keurig is also on sight free for guests to use)
-- the dining room (fireplace in here as well)
-- outside patio(s) and backyard

Where Guests Should Refrain From Going:
-- the down DOWNstairs (this will make sense when you arrive, there is a tenant that lives in the bottom space below and are entitled to their private quarters without any disturbances, THANK YOU!)
-- the third floor/attic -- this is Emily's (your host, housemate, roommate, etc) bedroom and guests should refrain from going up the stairs
-- the garage

There is so much to explore on this property without having to go into these areas that the guests will still find much comfort staying here!

Interaction with guests

Emily is a 23 year old, Penn State graduate who lives on the premises and will be on the property when guests stay. She is there to be a host and an outlet if guests have any questions to the best of her ability about the property or surrounding area. Emily does have a full time job as well as a part time job so it is possible she may not be on the property for a good portion of your stay.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Free parking on premise
Wireless Internet

Extra people £23 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee £19
Weekly Discount: 13%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 9PM
Check out by 11AM


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

29 Reviews

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Deborah User Profile
September 2017
Francena's place is tucked away in a lovely wooded corner, but so accessible to everything you want to do in Brandywine Valley. Her love of flowers, music, and art is visible everywhere you look--and step! She is a joyful, upbeat host, and this art-filled house provides many opportunities for conversation and thought. It's a wonderful home to come home to after a full day of exploring. Thank you!

Teresa User Profile
September 2017
Had an absolutely wonderful time. Being outside was lovely the landscaping was so nice. It was very relaxing and enjoy myself. What a great host extremely friendly and a lovely person. I would stay here again and recommend anyone else to stay. Very comfortable house and host. She let me come in early what was great. The beds are also comfortable

Piyau User Profile
September 2017
Lovely place, wonderful host and beautiful garden! The room is very comfortable, artistically decorated. Francena responded to our email quickly and gave us a lot of suggestions on where we can visit. We will definitely book this place again when we come back!

Joanne User Profile
September 2017
Great location and lots of privacy!

Stephen User Profile
September 2017
My wife and I spent Labor Day weekend at Francena's home and had a wonderful time. This was our first time using Airbnb and it was a great experience. Francena is so friendly and so charismatic. She made us feel completely at ease. Her home is remarkable. The room we stayed in matched the pictures exactly and was cozy and peaceful. My wife immediately pointed out the bus vase with fresh roses which was such a nice gesture. Since we were in the area to visit Longwood Gardens, it was the perfect personal touch.

Simeon User Profile
August 2017
Francena and Emily are amazing hosts! Everything could not have been more perfect. My girlfriend and I came for a wedding at a venue close by so we didn't spend too much time at the house. But the time we spent there felt like a dream. They gave us all the information we needed and made our stay feel very seamless. The artwork, books, trinkets, all made it feel so surreal! Also slept like a baby in the massive bed! The shower was open and beautiful and still private. Could not recommend any more!

Robert M User Profile
August 2017
What a fantastic abode and host! Her family heritage is rich, entertaining as well as fascinating as is the house! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would absolutely stay with Francena and OB again! The room, house and the art were as described but so much more when we walked in. Thank you for an amazing base camp while we explored The Chads Ford and Brandywine Valley!

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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, United StatesJoined in July 2016
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Response time: within an hour

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