The Space Room at Science! House is a private room in an attractive two story town home. Come share our big, well equipped kitchen, comfortable living room, and fenced-in, stone-paved patio.
Your bedroom is one of two private rooms on the second floor. The Space Room was intended as the home's master bedroom and has a private bath with a jacuzzi tub and a separate shower stall. The bedroom is furnished with a comfortable queen sized bed and is decorated with a space theme (Selby is a planetary geologist and Chad is a science fiction enthusiast).
For more than two guest we can provide additional sleeping space in the form of a very comfortable queen sized Japanese floor futon.
Feel free to browse and enjoy our extensive board game collection. Play as much as you like (or join us in a game) but please do put the games away in the condition that you found them.
Interaction with Guests
You might get to meet Tommy Dog during your stay, our lovable pony-sized canine. He is old, friendly, and mostly sleeps all day in the basement. He happily accepts cuddles, though he might protest that he doesn't deserve them. We keep a clean house with the help of our Roomba, but those with pet allergies be warned: this is Tommy Dog's house too.
We love having guests in the house. The entire first floor is shared with us and we'd love to have a conversation over coffee in the morning or have you join us for a board game or a movie. At the same time, there is abundant private space. We retreat to our finished basement for alone time and the guests have the second floor practically to themselves (except for our showers in the shared hall bathroom).
The house is great, but it's the neighborhood that brought us to this little corner of Northern Liberties. Our street is quiet, but our neighborhood is exciting. There is something interesting at almost every street corner. We are half a block from Honey's, the most celebrated breakfast spot in Philadelphia. The Random Tea Room and Curiosity Shop is even closer. North 3rd and the Abbeye are both great beer bars and are each a block away. There are restaurants, shops, entertainment spots, parks, playgrounds, and a community center with a free swimming pool (summer months only) all within easy walking distance. The streets are safe and the new construction everywhere is a testament that Northern Liberties is still growing. Some of the homes are marvels.
A short walk to the MFL subway, and, from there, it's a 10 minute subway ride to the Convention Center, 15 minutes to Drexel University & the University of Pennsylvania, and easy to get to the Art Museum, Independence Hall, and Old City. Free parking is relatively easy to find and we have a couple shared spots on site (often, but not always available)
Other Things to Note
We are GLBT and alternative relationship friendly.
Please don't feed the dog (we've got him).
Please do NOT park in the lot next to the house. It looks like it should belong to us, but it doesn't and we have one neighbor in particular who gets a little crazy about protecting the space from interlopers. Call or text when you're arriving and we'll be happy to show you where to park.
Your host's private basement space is relatively sound isolated, but please do be considerate about late night noise if there are guests in the other room. Come and go as you like- we have no curfew. :)
We enjoyed our stay in the Space Room. The bed was very comfortable and we were provided with clean sheets and towels. Chad was very helpful in showing us where to park and how to use the public transit system. Although we spent a lot of the time out of the house and didn't get to interact too much, everyone was very friendly, including the pets. We loved the neighborhood and the easy access to public transit.
A coworker and I stayed here to attend a conference at the convention center, which was about a 30 minute walk and $7 Uber ride. We enjoyed the neighborhood and spacious Space Room. We only ever interacted with Chad, but he was helpful and responsive to any of our questions and needs. The bed was very comfortable! Overall, it was a good experience!
This was my first Airbnb experience and I was very satisfied! The space room has a private bathroom and a big comfy bed with soft sheets. My friend and I met chad briefly before setting off to enjoy the city and he was very nice. Despite the shared house we really didn't see anybody else the rest of the time. The neighborhood is great! Walking distance to historic philly and local hot spots in the northern liberties neighborhood. Got a parking spot in the neighborhood no problem and didn't have to worry about that. I totally forgot when I booked about my friends cat allergy but it was not an issue at all bc they don't let the cats into the room. She had no problem. Thanks for hosting us!
They always e-mail and text when we are coming and going. They have made us feel at home by being congenial and friendly, and the house is set up to allow maximum privacy in a small place.
Chad and Selby are great hosts. They're warm and welcoming and very helpful as far as advising us on getting around Philly. Their pets are really sweet and affectionate. The Space Room is spacious (Celeste is going to kill me for that pun) and the bed is extremely comfortable. Their house is in an up-and-coming neighborhood and conveniently located to public transit. Couldn't ask for more!
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Update Nov 2012- This listing used to be managed by Chad & Angie, now it is simply managed by Chad. Update Jul 2013: Now it's Chad & Selby! Update Oct 2013: And Lissa!