About this listing
Bright, private aprtmnt on quiet residential street. Convenient via car & public transit to Center City & all museums and historic sites, Convention Center, Penn, Drexel, Phila University, U of the Arts, Temple. Relax after sightseeing all day.
The space is on the third floor of our home. It is quiet and airy. The apartment has a washer/drier, TV with cable and premium channels. We provide linens, towels, shampoo and conditioner. The apartment is filled with light and surrounded by trees. You walk through our home to get to the space, but once upstairs, you can close the door and have all the privacy you wish. The house has high ceilings, wood floors and spacious rooms. The kitchen is fully equipped with stove, refrigerator, dishes, pots and pans, a coffee maker, tea kettle and we will provide coffee, tea, cereal, fruit and bagels. There are comfortable arm chairs for reading. The bedroom has a double bed and we also have an Aero bed that could accommodate additional guests. There is a private bathroom with shower and tub. Street parking is available. We do have a cat on the first two floors of our house but he is not allowed on the third floor at all. We have had guests who are allergic to cats and they have not experienced any problems.
The front porch is available. The yoga room can be used for yoga for any practitioners. The house has wireless Internet access.
Interaction with Guests
We are can be as involved as you like, providing information about the city, places to visit, etc. However, if you wish total privacy, this is fine and we will welcome you and let you go on your way. The entire 3rd floor is your space during your stay. We give guests a key so they can come and go as they wish.
Germantown is a historic neighborhood filled with old houses and gardens. It is almost entirely residential. It is close to Center City and has good public transportation to town (Regional Rail from Amtrak and Center City). In addition, the neighborhoods of Manayunk, Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy are easily accessible by car or public transit. All of these areas have restaurants, coffee shops, etc. There is a large urban forest (Wissahickon Park) 10 minutes away with paths for running, hiking or walking. Once in the park, you will have no idea you are in a major city.
We are a short drive from Center City and all the major museums and historical sites (10 minutes with little traffic, 15+ with lots of traffic). The major universities in Philadelphia are also easily accessible including Penn, Temple, Drexel, University of the Arts, Philadelphia University, and Arcadia). The regional transit authority (SEPTA) runs a commuter train to and from Queen Lane station, a ten minute walk from the house. The train runs from the Airport and stops at 30th Street Station (the main Amtrak station for Philadelphia) and at two stations in Center City. One is close to the museum district (the Barnes, Art Museum, Rodin Museum, etc.) and the other is a ten minute walk from the historic section of Philadelphia. Center City is very walkable and easily navigated without a car. From 30th Street Station, you would take the Chestnut Hill West train to Queen Lane which is a ten minute walk from our house. If you call and let us know, we are happy to pick you up at Queen Lane, especially if you have bags.
Other Things to Note
My husband Mas and I have a long history of entertaining travelers and visitors. We enjoy meeting people from around the country and world and providing hospitality. We love Philadelphia and are happy to share its riches with others.
No smoking. Pets not allowed. Please don't bring bed bugs into our house! Otherwise we hope for the usual courtesies and respect for our space that anyone would want.
Vor unserer Ankunft in Philadelphi haben wir uns per SMS über unsere Ankunftszeit verständigt, welche sehr flexibel zu handhaben war. Wir wurden erwartet und herzlich willkommen geheissen, die Unterkunft und die Gastgeber wurden vorgestellt. Wir haben eine geräumige, aufgeräumte und gut vorbereitet Etage zu unserer verfügung vorgefunden. Der Kühlschrank war gefült, die Morgencerrials und ein paar frische Bagel vorbereitet. Ansonsten wurden alle unsere Fragen gern und schnell beantwortet. Wir haben uns sehr wohlgefühlt.
Jean's apt. was the perfect space for our visit to the Philly area. We were on the 2nd leg of a two week visit to the east coast & having our own little hovel at the end of sight seeing days was such a blessing. The apt. was beyond clean, cool & Jean provided many unexpected amenities like travel toiletry items. The space was very close to mass transit making it easy to get into Philadelphia. I would definitely stay at Jean's again.
Our stay at Jean's apartment was really nice! we weren't able to meet Jean, however her husband kindly provided us with all the information and help that we needed. The apartment is located in a really peaceful and quite neighborhood, but it's not far from the city centre (about 20 minutes by train) We will definitely recommend you to stay here!
Excellent! Jean and her husband were wonderful. Good location for visiting Philly and truly genuine people. Thank you!!
Our stay with Jean and her husband Mas was exactly what we hoped for. The apartment is spacious, incredibly clean, and homey -- the perfect home-base for me, my husband, and three year old daughter during our three day stay in Philadelphia.
Jean and her husband Mas made us feel very welcome and at home. Our apartment was clean, well kept and well furnished.
Location was easy to find, nice quiet neighborhood, close to downtown. We were greeted upon arrival and showed to the third floor apartment which was very comfortable and had all the comforts of home. In addition to breakfast foods, there was much travel/tour information about Philadelphia and surrounding areas. Highly recommend! Donna, North Carolina
About the Host, Jean
I have just recently retired after a long and wonderful career as a community organizer, RN, health care administrator, public servant, foundation program officer and director of two non profits. My husband and I have raised our two children here in Philadelphia and both of them live nearby. We are new grandparents. In retirement, I have gotten certified as a yoga instructor and am interested in making yoga accessible to non-traditional audiences. We both read a great deal, love the movies, hike in a beautiful wild park near our house. Our house is simple and comfortable. You will walk through our house to get to the third floor space where you will be staying. Once the door closes, it is all yours. We are happy to share ideas about what to do and see in Philadelphia and to help make your stay a rich and enjoying one in any way we can.