About this listing
The room is for either 1 person, or 2 persons or 1 couple only for the same price including breakfast. Extra persons beyond 2 are not allowed.
RESERVATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED WITHOUT PROFILE INFORMATION AND A RECENT# FULL FACE# PHOTO.
We are in the heart of South Philly, half way between the historic district and the sports centers, walking distance to famous Geno's Cheese Steaks ( 4 blocks), Italian Market ( 6 blocks), East Passyunk Square (3 blocks), and South Street. The area is loaded with excellent fine restaurants of varying ethnicities and tastes including vegan, vegetarian, halal and kosher. On the corner catch the 29 bus to Broad Street or the 47 to historic Old City,Society Hill and downtown, or on a beautiful sunny day everything is no more than a 20 minute walk.
We have maps and tons of brochures for anything and everything you might want to see or do. We also have Septa tokens on hand for your convenience to keep your visit time hassle free.
If you would like to visit the Albert Barnes Museum, you must have advance reservations, so just let us know what date you want and we can book it for you.
Private room with genuine antique bed. The room faces the sheltered back garden, so you wake up to the chirping of birds and the trickling fountain. Bathroom with shower, complimentary toiletries and hairdryer, OCD clean thanks to me. Full breakfast, including baked goodies thanks to Steve the retired chef, and I make awesome omelettes. Most of the food we prepare is organic and local when possible. Spring,summer,and fall, weather permitting, you can relax after a foot weary day in our lovely little garden with a glass of iced tea or a byo bottle of wine.
Street parking is safe, free, and no permit needed. However, being residential, parking is easy during the day, but starting around 4 pm neighbors come home from work, and by 5-6 pm it is you have to hunt and hike.
Laundry facilities available, including ironing board and iron, free WiFi. No smoking. We have 1 very friendly, affectionate cat who is not allowed in the guest room. For persons with allergies, we have hardwood floors which I swiffer every day and if you let me know at the time of booking I will do extra thorough cleaning.(I am an OCD cleaning freak to begin with!)
Please see house rules.
As fair warning, the room is called cosy room because it is cosy; bed, double shelf table, chair, towel rack, 1/2 closet and enough room for a moderate amount of luggage. There is an excellent large ceiling fan and a table fan for hot weather, which has been fine and comfortable for normal summer weather. If the temperature goes above 85F we have an optional portable air conditioner for no extra charge. The bed is a genuine antique bed, which means it is 3" narrower than a standard double. It is comfortable for normal size couples who definitely prefer to snuggle close, but not recommended if one or both are plus size.
If you prefer a queen size bed, we have just reinstated our second room, Sunny Serenity. It is a much bigger room with a really comfy queen size bed and an excellent air conditioner.
Cosy Room is a great choice for it's price, you get comfort, OCD cleanliness, a really great hearty homemade breakfast ,and lots of friendly helpful hospitality. To us, all of our guests are family!
All eating must be done in the dining room, no food, snacks or drinks in the room. We provide a pitcher of chilled filtered water. You are welcome to use the dining room, fridge and microwave at any time.
As consideration that you are guesting in a private home, which sometimes also includes other guests there is a midnight curfew for returning from partying.