Peaceful, historic home within walking distance of all major attractions. You will have access to our 3rd floor private room with a great view. We will provide a detailed list including a map of recommended places to visit during your stay with us.
We have a small dog that we rescued from a shelter last year. She is kept on a different floor from where you will be, is harmless, and will not bother you at all. Our location puts you so close to Center City, Rittenhouse Square and famous historic sites. We can offer suggestions for great local restaurants, coffee shops, excellent brunch places etc.. Our room can comfortably accommodate 2 people.
You are welcome to use our kitchen, bathroom and living room with TV. WiFi is available throughout the house.
We are both full time workers and graduate school students. However, if our schedules align, we would love to have a conversation with you :)
We *love* our neighborhood of Bella Vista. We live on a very quiet side street that is within walking distance to everything. Our neighbors are a mix of young professionals who are new to the area, and those who've been living on our block for 3 generations.
There is free, overnight street parking available and we can help you find a spot. Generally, it is advisable to try and arrive before 5PM which is when more spaces will be available.
If you are arriving from the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) you can take the Airport Line towards Center City Philadelphia to "University City" and from there take the #40 SEPTA Bus towards 2nd and Lombard, but don't ride the entire way! Get off the bus at the intersection of South St and 8th St. That will put you within 2 blocks of our front door.
Alternatively, you can take a taxi from the airport to our front door, there is a standard set fee of: $28.50 for this.
If you are arriving to 30th St. Station you will take the Market Frankford Line (Subway) towards Frankford Trans Center (4 stops). Then, take the #47 SEPTA bus to the intersection of 8th St. and Fitzwater St. That will put you within a few feet of our front door.
Jason and Alanna are wonderful hosts and they make you feel absolutely at home. Your stay will be filled with suggestions about eating places in the neighborhood and about Philadelphia city. Highly recommended!
Jason and Alana were lovely hosts. Room was clean and tidy and close enough to most of the main attractions for us to walk.
We stayed only one night but the apartment was really clean, our room was on the 3rd floor, very spacious with a lot of natural light. We slept really well, the neighborhood is really quite and coming from NYC we appreciated that a lot. They had a locked door and that made the check in really easy and convenient. They make us feel like home. We recommend this apartment to anyone!
Jason and Alana are great hosts and their house is super nice and comfortable! I would definitely recommend staying with them.
Jason and Alanna were wonderful hosts, and their rowhouse was just as billed in their listing. The location is fantastic: approximately a 15-20 minute walk to central Philadelphia, the convention center, Philadelphia's fine arts district, free concerts at the Curtis Institute, and the historic district. Public transit is nearby and easy to use, with maps and directions among the information available in your room -- or specifics provided by Jason on request. The Italian Market is very close, as are a good selection of interesting restaurants, with great recommendations provided by Jason & Alanna.
The room is comfortable and quiet on the third floor, with the shared bath on the second. As mentioned in another review, please be aware that the steps leading to the third floor are a bit narrow and steep, as typical in rowhouses of this vintage. Jason generously offered to help with my medium-sized suitcase. I did not need to take him up on that offer, but be aware that you may need to pre-arrange his assistance if toting a very large suitcase or if steps pose any challenges for you.
All in all, my stay in Philly was great in large part due to the perfect location and good recommendations provided by Jason and Alanna. I would be delighted to stay with them again on future visits and recommend their charming room!
Jason and Alanna made us welcome as if we were old friends. They accommodated us with an airbed for my companion, alloqing us to be very comfortable. Their charming neighborhood is replete with restaurants. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Jason and Alanna were quick to respond to our last minute request were very friendly hosts. They provided us with a comfortable room located on the top floor, which we had all to ourselves. The house is located in a very nice neighborhood with its own unique gems to discover. I would highly recommend Jason and Alanna's home to any Philly visitors!
We stayed for one night and really liked how they have a key pad on the front door so we were able to check in and drop our bags off whenever we wanted. Overall, fun and easy stay.
Jason, Alanna, and their big-personally/little-dog Pepper were excellent hosts, and their home was lovely! Communication leading up to my Philadelphia visit was quick and helpful. Once I arrived in town, Jason and Alanna were able to give advice on questions I had about the area. The room they offer on airbnb was clean, cozy, and in its own part of the house (making it feel very private). Public transit and great restaurants are located very close to their home, and I always felt safe walking alone around the area. As a big added bonus, Jason and Alanna were kind and easygoing housemates. I will definitely look them up the next time I'm in Philadelphia!
Really enjoyed our short stay at Jason's place. Its nice to have the whole 3rd floor to yourself. Jason and Alana were very welcoming and helpful. Great location near the Italian Market/Bella Vista.