About this listing
Sunny third floor room adorn with beautiful textile treasures that are displayed to inspire and offer a relaxing get away in a vibrant neighborhood of Philadelphia. Walk out within two blocks and visit some of Philadelphia's favorite restaurants. Access to the subway by foot in under 7 minutes.
Well since I studied art, design and craft there are lots of handmade objects and collections that visually stimulate me and there is a special love of anything textile related from hand knotted rugs to printed fabrics.
Come and go as you wish with your own key. Enjoy tea, water and fresh fruit to take along on your adventures into the city and sometimes there are culinary delights from my husband and I.
Interaction with Guests
I love to interact with guests but am sensitive to their privacy and am able to read body language and would say I am generally gifted in the ability to give people their space needed.
I love The Foodery for snacks, great sandwiches made fresh and tasty single beers. Liberty Lands park is a great place to walk to and often has weekend events and a play ground for kids. Art Star is perfect for getting local handmade goodies for yourself, or someone else with everything from journals to record your stay here in Philly to jewelry, baby clothes and plenty of local art. There is just so much great food my very favorites are Standard Tap, great atmosphere fresh local fare, Soy Cafe for a mega healthy dose of fresh healthy food, and Bar Ferdinand for a more upscale experience with quite a wine list. Oh and speaking of wonderful wine lists Jerry's Bar also just opened at the end of our block with a fantastic menu and impeccably tasteful atmosphere. There are lots of free concerts down the street at the Piazza at Schmidt's and the Brooklyn Flea sets up every Sunday. There is even a free yoga session outside on Saturdays at the Piazza and many a sporting event is loved by all on a jumbo tron where people gather to watch in community. Lots of art openings happen right here in the neighborhood during the week and on First Fridays. We have Arcadia Boutique for both men and women as well as Exit Skate shop and the G Spa for manicures and pedicures. If you need to mail anything or get stamps passport photos etc, Liberties Parcel is just up on 2nd Street. If you are more interested in night life Ortlieb's Jazz House is right up Poplar and Lit Ultra Bar is just across Spring Garden on 2nd as are many other clubs and music venues within walking distance of a mile. Just imagine this is just my unique perspective, come explore and create your own personalized experience here in our ever blossoming neighborhood.
Ah yes, you have access to the El or elevated train that is roughly a 7 minute walk from our house to Spring Garden Station as well as Girard Station where you can also catch the trolley that takes you all the way to West Philly and the Zoo. Walking into Old City is a mile and takes 15 minutes to all of the fun shopping and places like the Clay Studio, Center for Art and Wood and Wexler gallery. I do walk and bike a lot so tend not to take the bus but Septa buses and trolleys are well networked across this part of the city.
Respect that your invited in as our guest like an old friend would be. Things that are put out for your use will be clearly indicated otherwise check if your unsure.
janell and her husband were really nice and welcoming! the house is in a perfect location to the subway and the house was beyond beautiful!
First, Janell was extremely accommodating and very easy going, it was a pleasure to stay in her cool home. The location is perfect for Northern Liberties where it is just off the main drag but close enough to walk to everything in this section of the city. I would definitely book here again!
Loved Janell's place. Cozy, quiet, and fabulous location. I look forward to staying there again.
Janell and Ross were exceptional hosts. We made reservations last minute and they were very accommodating. Room was clean, quiet and conveniently located in Philadelphia!
Janell e suo marito sono stati gentilissimi e molto accoglienti. Janell è venuta a prendermi in macchina all'aeroporto e mi ha poi anche riaccompagnata. Mi hanno messo a disposizione bevande e cibo,mi hanno regalato 2 gettoni per la metro e la prima sera Janell mi ha fatto fare il giro del quartiere per farmi orientare e per capire come muovermi. Mi ha spiegato dettagliatamente i mezzi che dovevo prendere per raggiungere la mia meta e il tempo di percorrenza che mi aveva dato era esatto. In casa mi sono trovata bene, la stanza è grande e pulita ed è come si vede in foto. Il letto è molto comodo e il rumore dell'autostrada che passa di fianco non mi ha disturbato molto,comunque Janell mette a disposizione tappi per le orecchie. Il quartiere è tranquillo, ma allo stesso tempo ci sono vari locali. È un quartiere in evoluzione e quindi ci sono parecchi lavori, ma non sono un problema. È stato piacevole chiacchierare con Janell e suo marito, ci tornerei sicuramente e raccomando vivamente la loro stanza!!! Grazie ancora Janell!!!!
My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful stay with Janell and Ross at the Textile Palace. The location in Northern Liberties is fantastic, as it is central to all that Northern Liberties has to offer, and is a short walk to both El stops. The guest room is very spacious, clean and private. We found the bed to be very comfortable. We were not bothered by the proximity to 95, as we are used to city noise and didn't think it to be any louder than the noise from a main thoroughfare. The street itself is very quiet, and we were able to park our car a block and a half away for the duration of our stay.
Janell and Ross are friendly, warm, accommodating and gracious hosts. We were able to come and go as we needed, and enjoyed our time while staying with them in Philly. We would recommend a stay here especially if you enjoy a creative and inspiring environment, as the space is tastefully decorated with interesting fabrics, woven textiles and art.
Janell was very kind and helpful during and after the reservation process. She was traveling out of town for the weekend so put me in touch with her husband Ross. Ross was very welcoming once I arrived, he gave me a tour of the house, showed me to my room and got out of the way. I felt very welcomed and comfortable. The home is very warm with a crafty feel. And the room is separate and independent on the 3rd floor, very clean, comfortable, and relaxing. The neighborhood is also quite buzzing, it has emerged in the past years, and perhaps might be the "hipster" hood of Philly, although I'm not certain. Lots of bars, restaurants, and cafes. All in all, a very pleasant experience with some very welcoming hosts.
About the Host, Janell
I am an out going people person who keeps very busy and loves to constantly improve, care for and decorate spaces. I am a textile artist and designer who loves to create projects that are installed in public to create community and thought provoking dialogue as it relates to our shared environment. I have a studio practice where I also create one of a kind practical wearable wonderful warmth, in the form of woven goods such as scarves and sweaters.