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A hot neighborhood, East Passyunk (we say Pashunk!) Crossing
Within 5 blocks 30 eateries, many have been on national TV (Anthony Bourdain) & national food mags, (Bon Appetit, Town& Country.) Breakfast spots are great, my garden is lovely for am coffee Within walking distance to supermarket, CVS, The Italian Market where you can start with a touristy cheeseteak at Pat's or Gino's, (or let me guide you better,) tacos, Ralph's oldest Ital. resto in US. Street parking is OK. Bus to CC outside door
A second room is now available in my Comfy, quiet rm wi-fi/A/C Trans Pkg. (see that listing also) For two travelers who need separate rooms, this is ideal. The first has a queen bed and the second, a double with a 3" memory foam topper that most people love! There is a large desk and closet. Both rooms are next to the shared bath and there is an additional powder room on the main floor where you are welcome to browse our library or have a beverage or breakfast in the garden. Please note: At this low rate, I will not rent for single nights. Only 2+ nights.
Please see my other listing also: Comfy, quiet rm wi-fi/A/C Trans Pkg...Persons traveling together but needing separate rooms may want to contact me for a deal, depending on length of stay. I might be able to do a bit better when both rooms are taken together.
I provide high-thread count, freshly ironed sheets and fluffy towels. Large closet. Short term. Brand new beautifully remodeled kitchen, with a coffee/tea/light breakfast counter, and garden, cable TV, and Hi-speed internet (wi-fi) are unlimited. Safe, convenient neighborhood, parking nearby, many transportation choices, but 20-30 minute walk to Center City. Near E P'Unk (Passyunk Ave) with all its shops and restaurants, a nice walk to Italian Market, Pat's & Geno's Steaks, Lupe's Carnita's Tacos. Many breakfast hotspots in area, but in good weather coffee and a bagel in my garden are the best to get you off on your day whether its a conference, business mtgs or just being a Philly tourist, you'll find the neighborhood and the city very visitor friendly. You'll have a key to come and go as you please. We're only a 15 minute cab ride from the airport, ten minutes to all the major stadiums, less than 30 minutes to the University of Pennsylvania, all the major hospitals, museums and haunts like Schmidts Piazza.
Hoping to hear from you :)
Garden, Living room with cable tv, refrigerator to keep a few things, and coffee/beverage/light breakfast/snack nook. If I am there I try to have juice, fruit, coffee, bagels or coffee cake or the like as well as a few snacks like nuts, or cheese and crackers out in the evening. If we are having a conversation I may offer a beer, wine, iced tea or hot chocolate if you've just come in from the cold.
Interaction with guests
It depends on the guest and my schedule. Of course, it is nice to chat a bit and get to know each other. But if the guest has a busy schedule or seems the type who likes their privacy I try to be sensitive to that. But I have had so many very interesting guests and I suppose they find me so as well, that we often have the most amazing conversations and share a great deal of interests. Its fun for me to tell my guests about the city I love, Philadelphia, and to try to steer them to places I think they'd like.
We're in the hot, upandcoming East Passyunk Crossing with some of the best restaurants in the U.S.: Fond, Laurel, Noord, Will, Stateside, several of which are BYOBs and therefore reasonably priced given the high-quality of the fare. But there are also casual hipster eateries and bars -- in all 28 food establishments within a five block walk from the house.
47M bus outside door takes you right up to CC hotels, historical sites, Convention ctr within 15 mins. or you can walk to Broad St (5 short blocks) and hop the subway and transfer to anywhere in the city from the City Hall concourse.
Come and go as you please, but turn off the outside light if you come in late and just be reasonably quiet late night and early morning.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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A writer/journalist (primarily as dance critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer, but many publications nationwide and online) I divide my time btw Philly and Phoenix where my husband teaches at ASU. Both homes are lovely, well-situated to downtown hubs, cultural and historical sites. When I'm not writing, I'm probably cooking, and as a former pastry chef, baking. There's a sign in my kitchen: Cookie Central. I love entertaining and checking out all the newest restaurants in Philly, walking all over town especially the Schuylkill Banks. I speak some Polish and some French. My life motto? I'm on it.