Fun neighborhood! Great room! Easy access to downtown - mass transit and free street parking. No cleaning or extra guest fees. Recently **reduced pricing** because we've just re-listed after a break. Book today!
Dresser and hanging rack available for your clothes. Iron and ironing board are also provided.
Enjoy this comfortable room in our West Philly home. Easy to get to on mass transit (walking distance to both the 34 trolley or El/Blue line). Come and go as you please. Last minute and late arrivals ok.
Our neighborhood has lots of great qualities - we are walking distance to a local food co-op, Farmers Market, playgrounds/parks, and many community/arts spaces (Rotunda, A-Space, Calvary, Studio 34 ), several nice cafes including several with vegan options, and great reasonably-priced and delicious restaurants (including Ethiopian, Vietnamese, Laotian/Thai, Middle Eastern/Halal, Indian, and American). We can suggest local events to check out during your visit! We have materials for you with information about our neighborhood restaurants, shops, and community spaces. Our neighborhood is an easy 15 minute trolley ride from downtown.
We have two very friendly cats who would be happy to snuggle with you, if you let them.
The room has two windows, a queen sized bed, a desk with books and office supplies, and a dresser for your clothes. A/C in summer, heat and space heater in winter. Guest room is stocked with several books about visiting Philadelphia. The room has a tv with international satellite (Sorry, but the English options on that tv are pretty limited. Mostly Arabic tv stations). We have wifi internet access.
Plenty of free street parking.
We especially welcome international travelers - Aziz speaks English, Arabic, French, limited Spanish and limited Italian.
Babies/small children are welcome to stay in room with parent(s) if you want to share the bed. (We have a sweet toddler, and she will share her toys!)
No smoking in our home, but we have a front porch you can smoke/hang out on. Enjoy the very authentic Philly experience of hanging out on a row house porch!
Free wi-fi, empty dresser for your clothes and place to hang items that need to be hung up. Towels, shampoo and soap also available!
Interaction with Guests
We will generally be around/present during a guest's stay, and of course want to greet you and make sure you have everything you need. We are happy to help with restaurant/sight-seeing suggestions, but otherwise we will let you go about your business.
We have a binder full of things related to our neighborhood - lots of things happening here all the time. But it's hard to beat Clark Park on a warm Saturday - for the food trucks, farmers market, playground, dogs, kids with swords playing roleplaying games, playground, soccer, volleyball and basketball…plus whatever festival might be happening that day!
Easy to get to using the 34 trolley or the 52nd Street El stop (a slightly longer walk, but still reasonable on a nice day). Plenty of free street parking. Coming from the airport you're going to want to use a taxi. Technically you can get here using mass transit from the airport, but unless you are on a REALLY tight budget, I recommend a taxi. It will cost about $20-$25 NOT using the flat airport taxi rate.
Other Things to Note
We will respond quickly to any questions you may have - just send us a message!
We are happy to share the kitchen, but you are expected to do your own dishes. No drugs, drinking, or guns in our home. If you've been drinking, please retire to your room rather than hanging out in the common space. We have two cats already, so we hesitate to allow additional animals in the house, but will consider this request on a case-by-case basis. Our cats are indoor cats, but they will try to escape the house when you open the front door. If they get out, don't panic - they will stay in the front yard until we can get them back into the house.
We are open to your feedback and will happily respond to any questions you may have. Thank you!
Aziz and his family are very welcoming! The place is as description. Wonderful friendly cats, that love pettings! We had a great quick get away to Philadelphia. It's a very convenient spot to use with public transportation, especially with trolleys. Tip for New Yorkers it is basically as if you were to get the L Train to Manhattan from Brooklyn, just flipped from the west side. I forgot how much there is to see in Philly, also I regret not visiting more their neighborhood, they had a great booklet with restaurants and cafe's to check out. Recommended to anyone planing to visit the area.
One word I would say for the stay, is awesome. The best thing I can say is the family. They make you feel at home. Aziz and Melanie both were very courteous and polite. They took us to grocery stores, gave us directions to enjoy the city. The rent is genuine, with all facilities as in the description. Its a awesome location in the city with good commute, nearby stores. I just want to thank them for being so generous and I am sure will go again to stay at their place.
Everything was great. Thanks a lot for the comfortable stay and that we could stay two days longer without problems.
The Apartment is near the metro station so it was really perfect.
I felt very welcomed by Aziz and Melanie. Their little girl Basma was a joy to be around. The room was private, the bed was very comfortable and I even had a space heater to adjust the temperature of the room to my comfort zone. The neighborhood was easily accessible by public transportation but I felt most comfortable using a cab after dark. All in all, my stay was enjoyable and comfortable.
Aziz and family were hosting us really nice. The photo is accurate. He borrowed us towel, even provide for soap and shampoo. He is also very flexible about the time we were coming in and out. Although the location is not on the centre, but getting to Aziz's house is not so difficult. My sister and I went home really late one time, and there's still bus passing by the neighborhood.
What a wonderful experience for our first stay in an airbnb. Aziz was very nice and helpful with questions we had about the city. He even offered to take us to the train station. Parking was super easy, and we felt safe in the neighborhood. Definitely an awesome experience. Thanks Aziz.
Although Aziz was not home during the time of our stay, my daughter and I were hosted by his wife, who was both efficient and gracious. Our room was clean, as was the rest of the house, and we were made to feel we could treat the house as our own, although we did not get to spend much time there, as we visited relatives.
The neighborhood is row homes with mixed ethnicity and upkeep. My daughter and I walked it daily and never felt uncomfortable, morning or night. There are several little markets or lunch places right near the house, and more restaurants within easy walking distance.
I do have to say that sleep wasn't really easy for me, not being used to city noises. And unfortunately, although M. told me about it as I came in, there was a critter in the attic that scratched around towards early morning. This problem was addressed by professionals before I left.
Our host was friendly, responsive, and honest enough to give a rebate because of the animal noise.
This host has 1 review for other properties.View Other Reviews
I am a stay-at-home dad with my darling baby girl, Basma. Her name means "Smile" and she lives up to the name. I am an immigrant from Morocco, and I speak Arabic, Moroccan (Darija), French and English fluently. I speak/understand a little Spanish and Italian. I've lived in Philadelphia for 13 years and can advise you on area attractions and restaurants (including vegan options). I enjoy soccer, and have coached on the local youth soccer league. My wife, Melanie, is an activist and is connected to the local social justice community. She worked at a local homelessness non-profit before she started at her current position at the Philadelphia School District.
We plan to use the Airbnb funds we raise to buy my mom a plane ticket from Morocco to Philly so she can hang out with her grandchild! It's a worthy cause! :)