Welcome to our glorious old Mainline home! Note, to reserve more than 1 room: From our main profile page, scroll down to "About the host." Mouse: "More" then "Full Profile." You will see all listings in left margin. Mouse your choice & request!
This is the second of our three elegant rooms available. Room #2, here, has both a queen sized bed and twin bed too, bureau, closet and 2 huge windows with an AC unit installed for hot weather. (Note, to reserve more than 1 room: From our main profile page, scroll down to "About the host." Mouse: "More" then "Full Profile." You will see all listings in left margin. Mouse your choice & request! )
We are experienced hosts living in a large, conveniently located Mainline home - one block from the Bala Cynwyd train station (taking you directly to Philadelphia's 30th Street Station) and also the “Rails to trails” Heritage Trail which connects to over 75 miles of paved trails. We are within a 12 minute drive to Center City & 5 minutes from SJU, Bryn Mawr & Haverford colleges. U of P and Drexel are within a 10 minute drive and Villanova is about a 20 minute drive away. The Mann Music Center lies about a mile from our front door. And, we are also less than a mile’s pleasant walk to the Beck Institute (did I say, “conveniently located??”)
All 3 bedrooms are air-conditioned and each has at least one Queen sized bed. “Room 2 of 3” has 2 beds in it. All 3 rooms lie on the top floor of our home; set aside from the family’s sleeping quarters.
The guests share their own private bath but have the use of two other bathrooms, also. The guest bath is home to our newly installed and huge walk-in shower! Breakfast is served every morning and linens, hair dryers & alarm clocks are in each room. Wifi access is available throughout the house.
In addition to their rooms & private bath, guests have access to other bathrooms and the 1st floor living areas (kitchen, living room, dining room) and driveway for parking. The kitchen is for all of us, too! In temperate weather, the veranda and patio are also for their use. For extended stays (more than 4 days) our guests have use of the washer and dryer and temporary storage too.
Interaction with Guests
The house is large enough that those seeking privacy can keep their interactions with us at a minimum. The common rooms (kitchen, dining area, living room, veranda) are, well, "common" in that we use them too. However, each of us is sensitive to the needs and wants of our guests and reading the social cues of "do not disturb" adeptly!
It is beautiful and quiet. Great walking with big sidewalks and easy access to bike trails and train to city (limited schedule for train, though!).
Park in our private drive or on our friendly neighborhood streets! Our home lies one block from the Cynwyd Train station that runs only during regular business hours. We are within a mile's walk of the larger, more active, Merion Train station too. Many of our guests use the public bus system that runs within a few blocks of our home, or the reliable MainLine Cab service too.
Other Things to Note
We are a family of friendly faces to make your stay just as you like it. Availability is often negotiable.
If you have a well behaved dog that will be friendly with ours, you are welcome to bring the little darling along too.
For stays of longer than a week or a month we have an extremely reduced rate! We will forward this special offer to you after you request the reservation.
2nd Time staying at Joe and Carol's place in a year, what can i say? Its awesome. Definitely one of the best airBNB accommodation place i have stayed in.
Carol and Joe provided me with comfortable, safe place to stay during a month-long visit to Philadelphia. They accepted me with open arms and always made sure I had everything I needed. The location was great, neighborhood was nice, and quality of the hosts couldn't have been any better. I highly recommend them!
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A warm, clean home and lovely family to stay with, a day or a week! Carol and Joe treat every visitor as family member! Thanks to Carol and Joe for your hospitality!
Our stay at Joe and Carol's was wonderful! The well-decorated room is spacious and we felt very much welcomed. It was truly a home away from home. What's more, Carol and Joe generously offered us plenty of great information and good suggestions! Thank you so much!
Carol and Joe are fantastic hosts! They made sure you are comfortable and made wonderfully strong coffee in the AM. The house is beautiful and their "Piggie" is the cutest! The bed was super comfortable, which made it hard to get up in the morning. :) I had a wonderful stay! Thanks guys! :)
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We are active & educated... in constant pursuit of knowledge and new experiences. Connections to other people are our pleasure and we are particularly sensitive to caring for others and enjoying deep belly laughs, together! Favorite travel destinations include sunshine, sea breezes, nature, bicycles, delicious meals, lots of activity and the kindness of strangers. A family of athletes, we work in the counseling and education fields and choose to thrive surrounded by music, laughter and enthusiasm.