About this listing
Comfortable, historic row home. An easy 25 minute walk to the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall & other historic sites and museums. Private bathroom, free WiFi, window AC unit & breakfast. Only bedroom on that floor. Fresh linens and towels. Two cute cats. A garden in which to enjoy your coffee or a glass of wine.
*Walk to historic sites & museums.
*Free, easy street parking (if arriving late at night, you may have to park a block or two away.)
*Private bathroom just outside guest bedroom.
*Window AC unit in bedroom (the rest of the house is not air conditioned.)
*Breakfast included (help yourself/do it yourself.)
*Fast, free WiFi.
*Historic, preserved row-home.
*Two beautiful cats.
*One on-site host, and a single guest bedroom.
Walk to the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall & the Constitution Center in less than 30 minutes. Bus stops just steps away & gets you downtown in minutes. Forty five minute walk/20 minute public transit to Convention Center. Bars, restaurants and coffee shops within a few blocks. Plenty of free, safe, unrestricted on-street parking in the immediate vicinity - for late night parking, it might be a couple blocks away.
Guest room & bathroom are up one flight from the ground floor, the spiral staircase is steep and narrow - it has lots of historic charm & character, but could be difficult for people with physical limitations. Home is not set up to be safe for small children (but older kids/teens are welcome.) Sheer curtains backed by mini-blinds allow you to control light.
Guest bathroom is just outside the bedroom. It has a shower stall, and no bathtub. Soaps, shampoo, towels and other bathroom amenities are provided. Bedroom is approximately 12' x 12' ( 144 sf, 13.378 sq. meters.) Full sized bed with new mattress.
You will be given a keypad combination so you can come & go as you please. A do-it-yourself/help yourself breakfast is provided; cereal, bread, yogurt, fruit, orange juice, coffee & tea are generally available. You will have full access to the kitchen. Tea, coffee and filtered water are available any time.
Fresh coffee is ground every morning. I wake up early, so if you're a light sleeper & like to sleep in, the sound of grinding coffee (or the aroma of fresh brewing coffee) might wake you up. A white noise machine is available for your sleeping comfort.
Fast WiFi throughout the house & garden. There is no television.
Garden & common areas.
Interaction with guests
We will be sharing space in a small row home, so I'll be generally available to answer all of your questions. Your room is private to you during your stay, so while I'll be totally accessible to you, you'll have as much privacy as you desire.
Other things to note
If you like the company of cats, and are not allergic - this is the place for you!
***Only registered guests are permitted in my home***
-Please send names of all guests prior to arrival.
-Check in time is AFTER 3pm, and check out no later than noon.
-Only registered guests are permitted in my home.
-No smoking indoors (you can smoke in the garden.)
-The cats must stay indoors so be sure to close doors securely as you come and go.
-Be sure to lock door when you come & go.
-Please turn off air conditioner & lights (except for enough lights to make it back safely) when you go out. If you use AC, please close room door & windows while it is in use.
-There are a few situations in which I will enter the guest room: to turn off AC or lights left on when guests leave the house, to close windows left open in the rain, or if I need to access items stored in the room.
-Be nice to the cats (or ignore them.)
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.
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Professional gardener in my early 50's, lover of the arts, nature, animals, yoga and meeting interesting, open people of all ages, cultures & backgrounds. I love Philadelphia, and enjoy sharing my vibrant, beautiful city with visitors. I can tell you the best places within easy walking distance to eat, get good beer, good coffee and to practice yoga. I can also give you directions (walking, driving or public transit) to just about any museum or other destination in the City. Tell me what you like (art, coffee, ethnic food, architecture, history...) and I'll tell you where to find it - good and cheap - within walking distance.