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. :)
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!
The hosts were very nice. They depicted the room accurately. It's an up and coming neighborhood (lot's of construction, but don't let that deter you), with a TON of excellent food and drink options within walking distance. We brought our dog with us, and Chad and Selby were kind enough to hang out with her while we went out to dinner. I usually have trouble with new beds, but this one was a nice, firm, memory foam mattress.
The private room is great as well as the shared spaces! This is a really great place to stay. Chad made it really easy to check in and get settled. I would definitely look forward to staying again. Thank you!
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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!