About this listing
Welcome to Philadelphia! Large room directly 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 U.
Located in Harrowgate neighborhood and across the street from Tioga EL train station, are budget accommodations in comfortable 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. You are welcome to share living room, large shared kitchen,and two full size bathrooms with showers,with one bathroom being Japanese style with deep soaking tub.
Home is across from Harrowgate Park if you are a jogger or want to sit in park.
No dragging luggage multiple blocks,metro train station (The L) is directly across the street. This location gives you convenient, fast, safe access to the house. You won't find a host with a home closer to a train station at this price. If you choose to, you will have access to shared living room with netflix on 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 yard with small deck and view of garden. Yard access is through downstairs bathroom. Don't worry, bathroom locks from inside and yard can not be accessed from outside.
Breakfast is free and includes any combination of cereal, Thomas English muffin, or 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.
Located in Harrowgate is a multicultural working class neighborhood. Its not trendy but because Tioga L station is across the street, 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. A short drive away or a 11 block walk is Aramingo Ave. Located there is a Target, Supermarket, and Walmart. There is also a East Coast Wings with 24 beers on tap, and Applebee's, plus other big box stores. Modern clean laundry facility is 6 blocks away. I also drive long term guest to laundromat. House is in a convenient location directly across well lit street from Tioga L metro train station. The metro or the L as it's known locally will get you to Center City in 20 minutes.
House is across the street from Tioga Market Frankford Elevated Train line that gives you 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 York Dauphin, Berks, or Girard station. In Fishtown there there are many restaurants German beer hall and a very nice old style Philly 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 record shops in town.
Other Things to Note
Your room has air conditioning and extra pillow and blanket in closet. Towels and washcloth are also supplied.
Netflix is on flat screen TV downstairs. 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. For short term guest 3 days or less breakfast is continental style. Help yourself ! Cat may 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
I am a architect designer, whose expertise is in architecture,historic preservation, + build and I also offer consultant service. I design and 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 master's 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 games and will usually have a book on her iPad.