Entire home/flat

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

Entire home/flat

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

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Ages 2 - 12
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About this listing

This a a beautiful, historic, old Cotswold Tudor-style home on a tree-lined street. The neighborhood is on the National Register of Historic Places, and there are a few cute restaurants, a historic library, and American Gothic Catholic church within a 1/2-mile walk.

The house was built in 1929 and it is my primary home. The house is clean and comfortable. If you prefer a hotel stay and old buildings aren't your thing, please consider staying in a Center City or Bala Cynwyd hotel.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Lockbox


Extra people: £16 / night after 3 guests
Cleaning Fee: £40
Security Deposit: £480
Weekly Discount: 15%


The space

The house is a 1929 Tudor cottage in a garden setting. It's clean, neatly organized, and spacious. There's a living room, dining room, and kitchen on the first floor, and two bedrooms and a bathroom (with shower and tub) on the second floor. One bedroom has a full-sized bed and the other bedroom has a twin-sized bed. An air mattress is available upon request.

There is a front patio garden perfect for afternoon tea or a glass of wine and dinner, and there's a piano for the musically inclined. The house has all hardwood floors throughout.

The house has wifi throughout, and cable TV in the master bedroom.

Street parking is available in the neighborhood.

Interaction with guests

I will be available by phone and text any time during the stay. I'm happy to recommend restaurants, museums, parks and hikes, and my favorites in the city of Philadelphia and the local neighborhood.

The neighbourhood

East Falls is a Philadelphia neighborhood on the Schuylkill River, with great access to local parks, and quick train/car/bike access to the rest of the city. The neighborhood is a historical place and is full of old Tudors, unique Victorian row homes, and some great big houses in a hilly and wooded walkable setting. There are some great restaurants in East Falls. Fiorino is a great little Italian BYOB, Falls Taproom has good beer and often has live music, and In Riva is a wood-fired pizza place with amazing food and wine. Guests can access the Schuylkill River Trail 1/2 mile from the house, and walk/run/bike along the Delaware River to Center City or Manayunk, or even take a trail all the way to Valley Forge. It's easy to walk from the house (about 1 mile) to the Wissahickon park for access to over 50 miles of trails in the beautiful hilly forest!

Getting around

It's a 3-block walk to the SEPTA train station. Trains run every 1/2 hour in the morning and evening, and every hour in the middle of the day. There are also many bus lines and a bus stop 2 blocks from the house. Uber/UberX is available in the neighborhood and usually takes about 5 minutes to arrive. The neighborhood itself is a great place to walk/bike/run, and there are many walkable places close by- including a drugstore, general store, coffee shop, and plenty of pizza places and local establishments.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

-No smoking indoors or in the garden
-No pets, please
-Feel free to read the books!
-Please enjoy the piano!
-There is a bicycle in the house- please feel free to use it.
-Please rinse and then wash any dishes you use in the dishwasher.
-Inquire first if you are planning to have friends over.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

36 Reviews

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Deina User Profile
April 2017
Beautiful home. Very comfortable and Kirsten is an amazing host! Check in is easy and the location is perfectly located. Thank you for the great stay!!

Mel User Profile
April 2017
Quaint little place on a charming street. Kir was great to deal with and very responsive. Perhaps the best part was her welcome note saying, anything in the fridge is fair game.

Patrick User Profile
January 2017
You will love this home. The neighborhood restaurants are excellent.

Michele User Profile
January 2017
Quaint, quiet and peaceful, beautiful home and street.

Jared User Profile
December 2016
This was an absolute gem in this East Falls Philadelphia neighborhood. Beautiful street and quaint, well furnished home. Kirsten (Kir) is very gracious and responsive, and the home has everything you need and want to stay comfortably, plus extras including books, maps, ipod dock, etc. We really enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this home and our host, Kirsten.

Radika User Profile
November 2016
Beautiful home, and very helpful and communicative host! Home was as described and seen in photos, very clean, warm, and comfortable. Kirsten checked in during the stay and was quick to answer any questions that came up.

Anthony User Profile
November 2016

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States · Joined in November 2011
Kirsten User Profile

I'm an architect from LA, living in Philadelphia; I design retail boutiques. I like: running (1/2 marathons mostly), hiking, skiing, walking everywhere, traveling abroad, reading Joan Didion, writing short stories about frozen yogurt, and supporting the arts.

Response rate: 90%
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Response time: within a few hours