About this listing
Our home has a gorgeous, high-ceiled living space with heaps of original features. Feel free to read a book and relax in the beautiful living room. You can also help yourself to a complementary drink from the drinks tray!
Our guest suite is spacious and has a very comfortable queen bed perfect for two. You have a fabulous en suite spa shower room all to yourselves (please note that there's no bath tub).
You have a electric kettle, tea and coffee in your room to help make you feel at home. There's an iron and ironing board on request, and a hairdryer for your convenience too.
We don't serve breakfast, and there's no access to kitchen or dining facilities. But there are countless great eateries that we can recommend. You'll be spoilt for choice in Fairmount!
We have a twin inflatable mattress that we can put in the room for a child for a $15 surcharge. And you are welcome to bring your travel cot for littler ones too.
For a small fee ($7 per load, including detergent), you're welcome to use our washer and dryer facilities.
Interaction with Guests
We're pretty busy and independent, so may not be around much. That said, we love meeting new people from all over the world! And we're happy to help with any questions or advice about places to visit or to eat. We want you to have an enjoyable and happy visit!
NEIGHBORHOOD - ACTIVITIES
We are a few minutes walk from Philadelphia's beautiful Museum District, Fairmount Park and the Schukyll Riverbanks, where you can walk and rent bikes.
We're also walking distance to Center City and leafy Rittenhouse Square (around 15-20 minutes walk).
NEIGHBORHOOD - DINING
We also have excellent neighborhood cafes and restaurants right here in Fairmount. Delicious breakfasts and coffee at Tela's, organic local dining at Fare, delicious leaf teas and sandwiches at OCF Cafe... We can tell you where is great to go! Plus we're just 5 minutes walk from Marc Vetri's chic Osteria and Alla Spina restaurants near North Broad Street.
NEIGHBORHOOD - AMENITIES
It's a 15 minute walk to Wholefoods. There's a post office, pharmacy, convenience store and gas station right here in Fairmount too.
We're 1.5 blocks walk to Fairmount Subway (Broad Street Line), which takes you to Center City. There are also buses right from the end of the block. Taxis are plentiful and affordable.
But we love walking and cycling most of all - Philadelphia is a great city to explore.
There's plenty of free on-street parking, so no need to worry about scary parking rates!
Other Things to Note
This room has a small chest of drawers just for you to store your belongings in. Please note, however that the closet / wardrobe contains our private belongings. Thanks!
Also, we have a young black labrador dog. He's largely kept out of your way (unless you're a dog lover and then you're welcome to play!). Just wanted to make you aware that he's around!
Please note we tend to prefer bookings of two nights or more over weekends, particularly during high season. However, please feel free to make a booking request and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
And finally, a few house rules, which we really appreciate you respecting:
•We don’t allow additional overnight guests, unless notified / requested at time of booking.
•We only take bookings from verified Airbnb members with a completed profile and photo.
•No shoes in the house please. There’s a nook for you to leave them by the front door. Also, please don’t drag trolley bags along the floor. This is to protect our original hardwood floors.
•Please be sure to double lock the front door when coming in or out of the house so that we can all sleep soundly.
•Please kindly be quiet and respectful between 11pm and 7am. We want our home to be a restful and relaxing environment for all.
•We don’t serve breakfast, and there’s no access to kitchen or dining facilities. But we do have a great list of fantastic local eateries to share!
•Please don’t keep food in your bedroom – thank you.
•Lastly, please do take care when going up or coming down the stairs (particularly in socks!), and bear in mind that this is an old property. The wooden floors are so beautifully finished that they can feel a bit slippy. Be sure to use the handrail!
Thanks so much for your co-operation.
About the Host, Sophie
I'm British and I live with my Australian husband in Philadelphia.
We love travel, food, books, film and exploring our fantastic city. Fairmount Park is one of our favorite places to bike and jog. We also enjoy meeting new people from all over the world.
We look forward to welcoming you into our home!