Hero's Castle BnB-style Guest Suite GATED Parking!

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Entire guest suite hosted by Alex & Sarah

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
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Fast wifi at 296 Mbps, plus a dedicated workspace in a private room.
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Philadelphia means great restaurants, nightlife & culture! Our huge guest suite occupies the whole 3rd floor of our Fishtown home, steps to some of Philly's best new restaurants + GATED PARKING just outside the back door. Huge sunny bedroom, luxury Nectar Queen bed, large bathroom, great water pressure & toiletries, sitting room with huge TV, coffee & tea, mini fridge & giant balcony. LGBTQ friendly! We’re longtime hosts serious about keeping a clean home and we're looking forward to your visit!

The space
When a more luxurious AirBnb experience is your goal...

★ A whole-floor oasis atop our large and sunny row home, Hero's Castle is nearly 800 square feet across three rooms (the whole 3rd floor), warmly and comfortably furnished. The bright and airy bedroom has a queen-sized 14" Nectar deluxe memory foam mattress, comfortable arm chairs, and high thread count 100% cotton linens; your large private bathroom has great water pressure & toiletries! The private sitting room has a couch, an armchair, a huge 4K HDTV with full streaming options, coffee & tea bar, a table for working or sharing meals, and a small book collection, plus your private west-facing balcony the width of the house with comfortable outdoors chairs and a small table. The bedroom door locks with a key.

★ Hero's Castle gives you a fully private 3rd floor, including bedroom, living-room, balcony and bathroom - all the convenience and space of a small house, for less than the cost of a hotel room in Center City! Our thoughtful hosting style and responsive communications cannot be beat. ---

Your space, and the rest of our home, includes:

➼ blonde hardwood floors + high ceilings
➼ high quality furniture, linens, and amenities
➼ tropical and traditional houseplants
➼ and unusual details & art from around the world.

Gated parking behind the house is FREE with your booking (street parking is tough in such a popular neighborhood, and paid parking costs $20-$40/night). Considerate use of the kitchen is welcome, and we have a full time housekeeper to help us keep things neat. Check in is from 3pm-11pm, and just let us know the day before if you'd like to drop off/leave bags in the living room before or after check in or out! You can park from 1pm before check-in until 1pm after check-out (just let us know if you'll want to park before 3pm so we can activate your door code early). Check out is by 11am, and you're welcome to leave bags in the living room on the ground floor if you're spending some more time in Philly after your last night.

In your suite will be

➼ bottles of water, and a selection of coffees and teas
➼ luxury bedding & linens
➼ a welcome binder with information about the house & our neighborhood
➼ menus and brochures from great local restaurants, museums and attractions
➼ comfy cushions for the furniture on your private balcony
➼ and thoughtfully selected toiletries
(we always aim to have eco-conscious and chem-free options + other fun stuff!)

★ Philadelphia is the City of Brotherly Love, and since its early Quaker days has been known for tolerance and inclusion. In that spirit, our commitment to hosting free of discrimination is absolute, so feel welcome. ★

The city recently began requiring licenses for AirBnb hosts; our license number is 893138.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

City skyline view
Courtyard view
Kitchen
Fast wifi – 296 Mbps
Dedicated workspace
Free driveway parking on premises – 1 space
55" HDTV with Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix, Roku
Central air conditioning
Private patio or balcony
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Safe. Friendly. Delicious. Fun! ★ Our location cannot be beat for our neighborhood - we're conveniently located in Olde Kensington, at the intersection of Fishtown, Northern Liberties & South Kensington, the center of trendy new dining just north of downtown. Steps from tons of restaurants & venues, our house is on a quiet residential block with friendly neighbors.

Highly convenient location for local food (scroll down for recommendations), cocktails & entertainment, as well as for getting downtown and to Old City, with the experience of a real neighborhood! Venues nearby include The Fillmore, Punchline, Kung Fu Necktie, Johnny Brenda's, Union Transfer, The Met and several others are a short ride away. Around the corner from a large Acme grocery store, and 3J's Fishtown is a great small market with gourmet groceries, prepared food & sandwiches, smoothies, and craft beer.

Minutes walk to tons of great bars and restaurants:
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★ Front Street Cafe for everything from breakfast, vegan, meat-based, GF, DF and general foodie fare (great brunch, check hours during the winter)
★ Joe's Steaks for great cheese steak sandwiches and milkshakes
★ Weckerly's for the city's best ice cream
★ Pancho's Cafe has excellent authentic Mexican, run by a local family
★ Pizzeria Beddia, voted best pizza in America a few years ago!
★ Cheu Fishtown for creative Asian fusion
★ Liberty Kitchen for some of the city's best sandwiches and a curated selection of specialty groceries (closed Mon/Tues)
★ Streetside for great, inexpensive Vietnamese
★ Kostas for great Greek and cheap drinks
★ Bagels & Co. for fantastic bagels (we used to live in NYC so that's our standard) and breakfast sandwiches (check your order before leaving, they sometimes have mixups when they're busy)
★ Barcade (vintage arcade games and good beer)
★ Frankford Hall (beer garden + seasonal outdoor games)

FANCIER / NEWCOMERS: new restaurants within a few blocks include
★ LMNO (Stephen Starr Mexican)
★ Mulherin's has great Italian & new American
★ Hiroki sushi is a hidden gem for next level dining
★ Laser Wolf (Israeli from the Zahav group)
★ Suraya (Lebanese restaurant and market)
★ Hook & Master (great pizza: chef Jose Garces' new place is getting buzz for an unusual mix of pizzas, small seafood plates, and tropical cocktails)

Penn Treaty Park, Race Street Pier, Spruce Street Harbor Park and others are nearby along the river and are great on a beautiful day, and Morgan's Pier has great bar food and cocktails with a riverside view of the Ben Franklin Bridge and the boats on the river. With a little notice we can provide picnic blankets and help you coordinate grocery delivery! Bike rentals are also available near our house.

Hosted by Alex & Sarah

  1. Joined in January 2014
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We love traveling, understanding how things work (we work in manufacturing), and helping other travelers have a great AirBnb experience!

Our hospitality consulting company, Howard Street Consulting, helps hosts succeed on AirBnb by teaching them what gives guests a fantastic experience!

Our manufacturing & logistics consulting company, Fremont Lancaster, offers China & Mexico supply chain solutions to Amazon and e-commerce sellers.

We're big fans of history, philosophy, theater, yoga and Star Trek. Since we used to live in NYC, we now appreciate large, airy, uncluttered rooms, so that's what you'll get when you're our guest! We love meeting new people, so AirBnB is great for us. We also love plants - we'll tell you all about our plants, but only if you're interested. :)

We speak some German, Mandarin, Spanish and a little French.

Motto: Find What Feels Good (credit: Yoga with Adriene)
We love traveling, understanding how things work (we work in manufacturing), and helping other travelers have a great AirBnb experience!

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During your stay

We're usually either traveling for business or working from home next door, so we're happy to answer questions, but we'll be out of your way! We're always reachable by AirBnb messenger or phone / text in case of something urgent. We're looking forward to helping you have a great trip to Philadelphia!
We're usually either traveling for business or working from home next door, so we're happy to answer questions, but we'll be out of your way! We're always reachable by AirBnb mess…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with smart lock
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
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Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $350

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