About this listing
Well appointed, conveniently located, full-sized 1 bedroom fully furnished apartment in Center City, one block away from Rittenhouse Square (entire apartment to yourself).
Hardwood floors, huge windows, great lighting and high ceilings grace the living-room, bedroom and flow-thru kitchen in this recently renovated apartment. The unit is one of a few in a historic boutique apartment building (100 years old), complete with doorman, elevators and a gym.
Washer, dryer and dishwasher are available in the unit; marble floors and shower in bathroom; and granite countertops and Waterworks fixtures in bathroom and kitchen. Kitchen is furnished with lots of pots and pans, cutlery, dishes, french press, Whirlpool (dishwasher, microwave and electric range stove/oven) and Frigidaire (stainless steel refrigerator) appliances.
Long term stays are available at a discounted rate! Note that the photos on streetview were taken from the back of the building and do not accurately reflect the charm of the building and location.
- High-speed Internet
- Big screen TV cable
- Sets of towels linens
- Cooking ware, plates, cups, glasses
- Queen size bed
- Wooden Bedroom Bench
- Antique upholstered chair
- Wooden bedside tables and chest of drawers (small chest)
- Mirrored nesting tables (delicate)
- Mirrored chest of drawers (small and delicate)
- Leather sofa (no pull out bed)
- Dining table and bar stools (seats 2)
- Leather bar stools (4) for kitchen breakfast bar area
- Hair dryer
- Iron (but no ironing board)
- Central heating and air conditioning
- Air mattress is available upon request
The apartment is just steps away from Suburban Station (giving access to regional rail service to Philadelphia suburbs, New Jersey and New York City, connects to 30th Street station); two blocks away from trolley stop; located along the 21 and 42 bus routes.
A steady flow of taxicabs are available at doorstep.Just a few minutes walk from 30th Street Station (giving access to Amtrak's Northeast Corridor and Keystone Services, including New York City, Washington DC, Pittsburgh and many points beyond).
Walk to nearby Art Museum district. Trek farther west to University City and east to Old City.
ANYONE BOOKING A STAY AND ALL GUESTS MUST READ AND AGREE TO FOLLOW THE GUEST GUIDELINES BELOW
ABOUT ME: I'm a lawyer (Brown/U. Penn) and have lived previously in University City and another location in Rittenhouse, but I've been at this location for almost four years and I love it! I'm looking for quiet, respectful professionals as guests (no parties allowed and no smoking).
WHEN BOOKING: Note - the minimum stay is currently 2 nights. Please provide all requested check-in and check-out times BEFORE booking the residence, otherwise arrangements to pick up the key ahead of time must be made by the guest. Check-in is generally available 3 p.m.-8 p.m. and check-out is before noon but other times may be accommodated if agreed ahead of booking. As the apartment is fully furnished, no additional furniture/fixtures are permitted.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Please note as well that this is a quiet building, so no parties or groups are permitted and please keep sound at a reasonable level. Note as well, however, that you can hear the washer during the rinse and spin cycles. Additionally, there is usually parking available on my block (note the restrictions and Philadelphia Parking Authority's zealousness in disseminating tickets :-)) and there are reasonably-priced parking lot nearby surrounding the block.
Let me know if you have additional questions about me or the apartment or any special requests and I'll look forward to your visit!
Rittenhouse neighborhood and all of its many shops, restaurants and excellent night life. Just steps away from Rittenhouse park. A stone's throw from all the museums on the Parkway and an easy commute (walking or otherwise) to Old City, Northern Liberties or University City.
Interaction with Guests
This space is perfect for 1 or 2 people and can accommodate 3. There is a sofa in the living room but it may not be as comfortable as the bed (the bed is notoriously comfortable with good back support and luxury linens). An air mattress is available upon request.
Two empty bedside tables and two back-of-the-door set of clothing hooks will be provided to hang clothes but note that additional closet space will not be available unless specifically arranged for in advance.
Note - the minimum stay is usually 3-4 nights and the maximum is usually one month. Weekly pricing applies only at certain times, please let me know if you'd be interested. Check-in and check-out times for key exchanges are usually between 12 p.m. -4 p.m. but may be extended if agreed separately (please provide requested times upon booking the residence).
Also, please be aware that the neighbors are quiet, so sound/noise should be kept at a minimum at all times. Additional requirements follow:
*Maximum of Four People Including Guests In Apt At Any Time
*No Loud Music/Television
*Deposit Returned Upon Inspection
*$35.00 charge for lost keys (in addition to any fedex or other costs to provide replacement sets if host is out of town)
*Host Reserves The Right To Enter Premises With Notice
*Host Reserves The Right To Remove Guests That Receive Noise Complaints From Neighbors Reported to Landlord. This will cause the loss of your deposit.
* The Guest Who Booked The Apartment Is Responsible For Anyone Staying With Them During The Dates Of Their Booking.
*BOOKING THE APARTMENT MEANS THAT ANYONE RENTING THE APARTMENT HAS READ THESE TERMS AND AGREES TO THEM.
Very walkable neighborhood. Check-in and check-out were easy. The apartment has great touches but is fairly cluttered, so I had to neaten up a bit before feeling comfortable. All of the linens were holey as well :( I think with a few minor tweaks this could be an excellent stay, but overall not bad.
Hi Danielle: Thanks for the feedback. I'm sorry that any of the linens had hole(s) in them--I give each of my guests full access to the linen closet (in washer/dryer room), so any such linen can be easily replaced. As someone who is slightly OCD, I'm surprised to hear that my place was anything other than neat--aside from the new couch, rug and coffee table, it always looks exactly as it is depicted in the Air BnB photos. I hope your tepid review was not influenced by my questions about your extra guest(s) that you didn't mention to me at booking :( Hope your next stay will be as fabulous as the experience noted in my other reviews. Take care!
Comfortable apartment. Wonderful location close to City Hall. While we could hear some street noise (it is Philadelphia), we did not hear other tenants in the building at all. Our host was very accommodating when our flight was delayed and we showed up late in the evening.
Hi Mark, Thanks again for staying at my apartment. I very much enjoyed hosting you. I'm sorry that you could hear outside noise. Fortunately, each of the windows in the building was replaced after your visit, so now my apartment (and all others) is devoid of all outside noise. Take care!
This apartment is beautiful. Stylish decor, clean, and very comfortable. Air conditioning, fast wifi, kitted-out kitchen... Had a very relaxing stay.
It is located in a great part of the city centre for bars, coffee, artisan food shops, restaurants and upmarket clothes shopping- everything is just a short walk away.
This apartment is located on the 7th floor within a block which is locked at the front door (in addition to the apartment door lock). There is a 24 hour security officer on site. As a single female travelling alone from the UK, I felt very safe and secure here.
Would definitely recommend this apartment as a great place to stay when visiting the city.
Nakia is an awesome host. The apartment is really nice, clean and comfy. The pictures in the listing are accurate. The location is fantastic. Within walking distance, there are a ton of highly rated restaurants, coffee shops, and shopping places. My girlfriend and I really enjoyed the weekend there, and we'd totally recommend this place.
Side note: the mural art walk route is super fun, and Philly is so eventful, such an awesome city!
Nakia's place was so chic, clean, comfortable, and convenient!! The apartment itself was decorated just as pictured. There were two of us, and we felt like we had room for privacy as well. Overall I would definitely stay here again.
She was also a great host. She was responsive, left us literature on the city, and had detailed instructions for how everything worked in the apartment.