About this listing
Cozy private 1 bedroom in a two story house built in 1920. My house is on a quiet tree lined block located in the Southwest Center City neighborhood formally know as "Graduate Hospital" that is walkable to both center city attractions and to the University of Penn. Perfect for a solo traveler, business traveler or creative type looking to explore the city. Gay-friendly
The bedroom contains a comfortable double size bed and a walk-in closet, along with WiFi, A/C and ceiling fan. Access to a full kitchen and a back yard patio.
Come and go as you please! I'll give you a key upon arrival. Check in time during the week is anytime after 6PM. On weekends check in time is flexible.
Interaction with guests
I will be staying in the house during your stay and the bathroom is shared with me. Don't feel obligated to pay attention to me, but I'm always down for a glass of wine and conversation. I like meeting new people, but I will stay out of your way. I will be happy to suggest restaurants, bars and cultural activities/events in the neighborhood and around Philly.
Though the large medical institution that gave this south-of-Center City swath its name is no longer in operation, Graduate Hospital — or “G-Ho,” to fans of brevity — has solidified a reputation independent of its common moniker.
The neighborhood is clean, well-lit and extremely pedestrian-friendly thanks to a vibrant entrepreneurial energy coming from the neighborhood’s restaurants, bars, cafes, shops and more.
This location is a Walker’s Paradise so getting around does not require a car.
From my house, it's a 25 minute walk to the 30th Street train station, a 22 minute walk to the University of Pennsylvania and 19 minute walk to Rittenhouse Square and to the downtown-shopping district. If walking is not your thing, public transportation is only a few short blocks away. Nearby parks include South Square and Fitler Square.
Other things to note
Fresh towels will be provided.
*I do not charge a cleaning fee. so please respect my space by being tidy and neat.
Please remove your shoes when entering the house.
No smoking in the house.
Please turn off all lights and A/C when you leave the house. Turn off all lights before going to bed.
If you have a coffee/tea or a danish in the morning, do not worry about cleaning the dishes. However, if you prepare a meal please tidy up after yourself.
Once again, you and I will share the bathroom, so please tidy up after yourself.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
I am a Philly native and former Brooklyn resident, who has worked for well over 20 years in Human Resources for Fortune 500 corporations based in Philadelphia, New York and the UK. Besides working in HR, I currently operate my own online menswear boutique, which allows me to seek new challenges from a creative path.