The Rock Room at Science! House is a private room in an attractive two story townhome. Come share our big, well equipped kitchen, comfortable living room, and fenced-in, stone-paved patio.
Your bedroom is one of two private rooms on the second floor. The Rock Room was intended as the home's second bedroom. It's the same size as the master bedroom (airbnb: The Space Room @ Science! House) but doesn't have a private bathroom or access to the jacuzzi tub. The bedroom is furnished with a comfortable queen sized bed and a full size futon with a real (and comfortable!) mattress. It's decorated with images and samples of rocks and minerals from around the globe, lovingly labeled and curated. (Selby is a geology professor at Bryn Mawr). Currently on display are the story of the marble from which David was carved and the story of the minerals used to create the pigment for Starry Night.
Feel free to browse and enjoy our extensive board game collection. Play as much as you like (or join us in a game) but please do put the games away in the condition that you found them.
You'll probably get to meet Tommy Dog during your stay, our lovable pony-sized canine. (Ok, not really- he's 100lbs). He is old, friendly, and mostly sleeps all day in the basement. He happily accepts cuddles, though he might protest that he doesn't deserve them. We keep a clean house with the help of our Roomba, but those with pet allergies be warned: this is Tommy Dog's house too.
We love having guests in the house. The entire first floor is shared with us and we'd love to have a conversation over coffee in the morning or have you join us for a board game or a movie. At the same time, there is abundant private space. We retreat to our finished basement for alone time and the guests have the second floor practically to themselves (except for our showers in the shared hall bathroom).
The house is great, but it's the neighborhood that brought us to this little corner of Northern Liberties. Our street is quiet, but our neighborhood is exciting. There is something interesting at almost every street corner. We are half a block from Honey's, the most celebrated breakfast spot in Philadelphia. The Random Tea Room and Curiosity Shop is even closer. North 3rd and the Abbeye are both great beer bars and are each a block away. There are restaurants, shops, entertainment spots, parks, playgrounds, and a community center with a free swimming pool (summer months only) all within easy walking distance. The streets are safe and the new construction everywhere is a testament that Northern Liberties is still growing. Some of the homes are marvels.
A short walk to the MFL subway, and, from there, it's a 10 minute subway ride to the Convention Center, 15 minutes to Drexel University & the University of Pennsylvania, and easy to get to the Art Museum, Independence Hall, and Old City. Free parking is relatively easy to find and we have a couple shared spots on site (often, but not always available)
We are GLBT and alternative relationship friendly.
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$10 / night after 2 guests|
|Weekly Price:||$360 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$1200 /month|
|Check In:||4:00 PM|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
Great location, comfortable environment and a friendly host! Highly recommended!
I really liked the Rock Room. The room is clean and comfortable with a cool theme and nice natural light in the morning. The location is great. It is very near a lot of good bars, restaurants, and brunch locations. I had my car, so I appreciated the availability of parking, but the place would be easy to access via public transit as well. The hosts are very nice and accommodating, though I did not get to see them very much because I was busy during the trip. I really appreciated the flexibility and did not feel like I was intruding by returning to the house late at night. I loved Tommy dog! He was so friendly and well behaved. Staying here was a great and I would recommend the room to anyone visiting Philly! I would definitely stay here again.
The place was great, and Chad and Selby were very friendly! They were very communicative about our arrival, and the accommodations were super comfortable. Plus, their dog is a sweetheart!
Chad and Selby were amazing hosts! They were super accommodating and flexible with check-in and out times. Apart from being beautiful, their home was welcoming and we had access to anything we needed. I would DEFINITELY stay with them (and wonderful Tom) again!
Your three biggest fans ! :)
Very clean. Great location downtown close to everything. Very nice and accommodating hosts. Would love to return!!!!!
Had a nice two-night stay. Liked the neighborhood and the proximity of the mass transit. Would stay again.
Great experience to stay with them！All of them are thoughtful and friendly.They gave us a lot suggestion and helped us to make a cab reservation. The location is great! Close to cvs and supearmaket.The room is clean and warm.The most special thing is the lovely dog (website hidden) son loved him and he always missed him even after we left.
The Rock Room was great. We had a fine one-night stay. Clean and comfortable, close to public transit, in walking distance from neighborhood amenities, and our hosts were friendly and very helpful. The liberal come-and-go-when-you-please policy was also much appreciated. Highly recommended.
Most excellent! Thank you for your place. Clean and private wonderful dog.
Chad was very friendly and the Rock Room very cosy. We had a good time in Philly, even though we were mostly working. Maybe next time We'll have enough free time to play a game of Carcassonne! Thomas the dog was very sweet and a great host too!