About this listing
Welcome to Philadelphia! Feel free to research room before booking. Large room just across the street from Tioga EL Station. This convenient train can whisk you to Center City Philadelphia and to most Universities such as Drexel University, University Of Pennsylvania, and Temple University.
Across from train station with quick access to center city is budget accommodations in comfortable slightly squeaky antique home. This is a narrow, deep row home typical of Philadelphia with mine being a more deeper type. There are 3-4 guest rooms available depending on season. Living room, large shared kitchen,and two bathrooms with one bathroom being Japanese style.
Home is across from Harrowgate Park if you are a jogger or want to sit in park.
No dragging luggage multiple blocks, train station is directly across the street that gives you convenient, fast, safe access to house. You will have access to shared living room with netflix flat screen. Large eat in kitchen and two full bathrooms. Clawfoot tub with shower in upstairs bathroom. Japanese style bathroom with separate toilet room and separate shower /deep soaking tub on first floor. If you want to use deep soaking tub you can reserve a time with 3 hours advance notice. The fee is $5. This is to offset the use of water and gas. I ask that you notify me in advance to reserve use of time. This gives me time to fill up tub for you. There is a small deck with seating for two and view of garden. Yard access is through downstairs bathroom. Dont worry, bathroom locks from inside and yard can not be accessed from outside.
Breakfast is free and includes cereal,Thomas English muffin,frozen waffles for toaster. Orange juice and milk for cereal.
Interaction with Guests
I am social person but also give people their space. If guest want to hang in their room or downstairs it's no worries either way.
Multicultural working class neighborhood not trendy but you can be in center city in 20 minutes and Fishtown and Northern Liberties in 15 minutes. There is a budget shopping district on Kensington Ave & Allegheny just a short walk from house. Also a Target, Supermarket, and Walmart plus other big box stores on Aramingo Ave a short drive away or a 11 block walk. Modern clean laundry facility is 6 blocks away. House is in a convenient location directly across well lit street from metro train station. The metro or the El as it's known locally will get you to Center City in 20 minutes.
House is across the street from Market Frankford elevated train Line that gives one quick, safe, and convenient access to the best locations in Philadelphia. Including Old City, Center City, Museums, Reading Terminal Market, all Universities and #3 bus on corner with direct access to Temple University Campus. Direct access to Drexel University
Things to do: you can take train to 2nd street station to explore the tourist area's of the city. Walking towards 10th & walnut you can head North to Chinatown, and or Reading Terminal Market. From there you can check out Love Park at 15th & JFK with a view down Ben Franklin Parkway of Art Museum along with other museums. At this point you can go back south to Rittenhouse Square at 18th & Walnut or continue up the Parkway. Rapidly revitalizing neighborhoods of Fishtown and Northern Liberties are 10 -15 minutes away at Berks and Girard station where there are many restaurants and a very nice La Colombe coffee house. Anything specific please ask. i,e, one guest loved vinyl records so I told him about of a few hole in the wall shops in town.
Other Things to Note
Your room has air conditioning and extra pillow and blanket in closet. Towels and washcloth are also in closet.
Netflix is on flat screen tv. Use large remote for tv to turn on power only pressing red button. Small silver remote is for apple tv and access to netflix.
Please use toaster for frozen waffles setting no higher than #5 setting.
For frozen breakfast sandwich first set time at 110 seconds then set power level at 4. I have 2 cats so you should be pet friendly.
If you cannot reach us through the main number, please call (phone number hidden) or text/call this numb(phone number hidden)
Welcome! I will usually be here to meet with you then show the house and room. If not, I will leave key for you in lockbox code is 1962. Breakfast is continental style. Help yourself ! Cat will sit on chair next to you while you eat just pull out chair and he will jump up. Please don't touch fireplace if not on. Please remove shoes in front foyer. Lastly when leaving and entering always lock door behind you. Thanks! and enjoy your stay. Please keep bathroom and kitchen cleaned after using. Please keep conversation and volume low after 10:00 pm as walls between rooms are not soundproof. Please remove shoes in foyer. wifi is Glenn Mancini's network. password: camera5d
Living room with flat screen TV. Philadelphia guidebook on table. Owner is photographer and architecture design and build
Glenn and Xin's room was neat and as described, with a functioning AC unit and double bed. Going into Philly was easy, with a quick subway ride. Would recommend this place as an economical option if you just need a bed for the night during your visit.
Best part is convenient traffic . It is easy to go to everywhere you want by subway. We are cat-lover. Xin has two cute cats and very social!
This was the first time I stayed someplace through Airbnb and it worked out really well.
Glenn and Xin were very nice and welcoming. The house and room were very comfortable. And the subway being across the street is a real advantage.
I'd stay here again the next time I need to go to Philadelphia.
Xin与Glenn在到达前与我们及时沟通，使我们顺利入住。舒适的房间、丰盛的早餐、温馨的环境、愉快的交谈都让人难忘。交通便利也是一大优势，尽管周围街区略显杂乱，好在从地铁站走到家只需一分钟。第二天上午check out以后，我们仍可以将行李寄放家中，轻装出行，尽情领略费城风貌。Thank you very much for your accommodation, Glenn & Xin!
Glenn and Xin are great! They really took good care of me and explained everything I needed to know. If I had any questions, I knew who I could ask and I wouldn't be disappointed.
The place is great and even breakfast is included! Train station right across from the appartment, so it didn't matter that the area itself wasn't so nice.
Thank you, Xin and Glenn!
I stay at Glenn's place for 2days and during my stay glenn and xin were very accommodating and helpful. The place was very clean and furnished. Although the neighborhood seemed a bit rough but its hard to the price and the service they provided.
Es hat uns gut gefallen. Die Kommunikation war ausgezeichnet. Die Wohnung ist schön und sauber.
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About the Host, Glenn & Xin
I am a architect designer, whose expertise is in architecture,historic preservation, + build and I also offer consultant service. I also renovate distressed urban property, to drive urban renewal in blighted neighborhoods.
Xin is a talented graphic designer and has designed graphics for various companies in China. She is currently pursuing a masters degree in art education.
When traveling we always use airbnb. We recently had memorable time at a charming hutong in Beijing China and a high rise in the heart of Hong Kong.
We love great food, and travel. We relax with a picnic in a park with a book, or in bed with a movie on a Sunday evening.
I can't live without my camera,and must have it with me at all times when traveling.
Xin loves to read and will usually have a book on her iPad.