The kitchen island is great for conversations while cooking.

Entire home/flat

6 guests

3 bedrooms

5 beds

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About this listing

The space

Our 125-year-old home is on a quiet, tree-lined street in Philadelphia's eclectic and charming University City neighborhood. On the first floor are the living room, dining room and fully equipped kitchen. On the second floor are two bedrooms, each with queen-size beds, and a study/child's room that we can outfit with single and/or queen airbeds for additional guests.

Guests have exclusive use of the first and second floors of the house. The third floor of the house is a self-contained apartment, with its own living/dining room, bedroom, kitchen and bath. The third floor tenant shares only the main entrance and stairway with our guests.

The house has a sunny front porch complete with porch swing (great for morning coffee and people watching). The shady 2nd floor porch in the back of the house is furnished with table and chairs for working, dining or sharing food and drink with friends or family. Each room on the second floor has an air conditioner.

There is ample parking on the street, usually right in front of the house. There is a two-hour limit on parking on the street from Monday-Friday, 8:00am-6:00pm. We have day passes on hand that can be purchased for $7.00 per day. There is no restriction on parking on the street at the end of the block.

Wifi is of course available throughout the house.

Guest access

As noted above, guests have exclusive use of the first and second floors of the house. The third floor of the house is a self-contained apartment, with its own living/dining room, kitchen, bedroom, and bath. The third floor tenant shares only the main entrance and stairway with our guests.

Interaction with guests

One of us will be there upon your arrival to introduce you to the house and its amenities. We will be available by phone during your stay, and will be accessible if needed should a problem arise. Our second home is only three miles away.

The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 5
Check In: Anytime after 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/flat


Cleaning Fee: 47
Weekly Discount: 14%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)

The house is not ideal for children under the age of six. No pets and no smoking, please. Guests are invited to relax and enjoy the house fully, but please be mindful of noise late at night, as there is a tenant on the third floor.



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3 nights minimum stay

39 Reviews

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Deb User Profile
September 2015
Even before we traveled to Philly, Mary was so helpful in answering our questions about local travel, etc. during the World Meeting of Families. She went out of her way to help us plan ahead and navigate the special circumstances due to security and large crowds for the event. Mary was at the house to greet us when we arrived. Her home is welcoming, comfortable, and cozy and we very much enjoyed our time there.

Gary User Profile
July 2015
Mary was a wonderful and gracious host. The home was exactly as advertised, well-stocked with everything we needed, comfortable, and conveniently located for public transportation. The University City neighborhood was pretty, and the neighbors were very friendly. My wife and I stayed five weeks, and we will stay in Mary's home again the next time we are in Philadelphia.

Paul User Profile
June 2015
Once again we had a fabulous stay at Mary's house. She was there to greet us upon arrival and provided plenty of food for breakfast for our entire stay. While it was pretty hot outside, the large windows and window air-conditioners in the bedrooms kept the inside cool and comfortable. We enjoyed the front porch in the evening. All in all a very comfortable, charming house with lots of character. The street it's on is very short, so traffic was virtually non-existent. We will certainly stay there again the next time we're in Philly. Thanks, Mary!

Paul User Profile
June 2015
Excellent host, the house was wonderful and completely met our needs as we attended a very demanding conference for 3 days in Philly. Host was incredible and I would recommend this location for anyone visiting Philly!

Alan User Profile
June 2015
We were very pleased with the accommodations, the manner in which the home owner laid out relevant information, including restaurant and public transportation options. We had one issued and when we contacted the home owner she resolved it immediately. We were so pleased with everything that I recommended the same house to a friend who also needs a place that could accommodate 6+ people some time in the future. We were very pleased to have had such a positive experience as this was our first time using Airbnb. Sincerely, Alan Efron and family

Lars And Jen User Profile
May 2015
Mary was an excellent host. This home is in an ideal location. There is quick trolley service to downtown Philly less than a block away. Great restaurants within two or three blocks, a coop with organic produce very close by. The home was wonderful, in particular the porch, sitting out on the swing or porch chairs - watching the rain, chatting. The house was clean, tidy, perfectly decorated - it was on a very quiet street. The ease of key use/drop/lock and house instructions were very well communicated. One night we had a family style dinner and there was room around the table for the 7 of us staying in the home and our two guests. I would recommend this for anyone.

Wendy User Profile
May 2015
Mary's house was absolutely perfect for our family! It was extremely clean, comfortable and charming! Had everything we needed. The only thing better than the house was the host! Mary went above and beyond to accommodate us when we had some last minute changes. Thanks so much, Mary!

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United StatesJoined in October 2013
Mary User Profile

Although we now also spend time in a condo in the center of town, my husband Don and I love our house in University City and the wonderful, funky neighborhood we have called home for over 35 years. We think our house is a little was love at first sight for us, and all our guests over the years have felt the magic as well. The house somehow welcomes you, invites you to be relaxed and at home from the moment you walk through the door. We would like to take the credit, but it's not us. It's the magic.

Don and I also love being Philadelphians. In addition to its historical sites, our city has great architecture and public spaces, fabulous museums, interesting and varied neighborhoods, lots of street life and culture, amazing parks and bike trails, and a huge variety of affordable restaurants.

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