About This Listing
This is a large beautiful 1-bedroom apt. equipped with queen bed and you also have a quality airbed. Large eat-in kitchen with ceramic floors lots of light. Large living room with Pergo floors throughout bedroom and living room and bedroom with walk-in closet, bay windows, fully furnished. All pots and pans are in the oven .fully equipped kitchen.
Located near restaurants and cafes, great transportation, bus 1/2 a block away (you can get pretty much anywhere in the city all the bus surrounding cover the whole downtown area), but you can pretty much walk everywhere. 5 blocks away from Rittenhouse.
There is free street parking and famous South Street 2 blocks away. Free wifi, spacious and bright.
I had problems getting into the flat, but admittedly it wasn't Silvana's but a 3rd party's fault and I didn't have to wait longer than 15mins to get in.
The flat is as described, however it didn't feel clean. Dust in the corners, crumbling walls, very tired looking furniture. I didn't feel comfortable staying there but we were in town most of the day anyway. One of the beds (a mattress) deflated overnight but we found a pump to rectify this.
The area is okay.
Silvana was very responsive all the way from inquiry to check out. She responded almost immediately whenever we had a question. The place was in the perfect location in a nice little neighborhood walking distance from all the highlights including a great cafe, Ultimo and a bunch of restaurants on South St. and on 20th street. We had a great time and a great experience. The location was the highlight and the place was accommodating. Thanks Silvana.
This was my least favorite AirBnB experience. While the neighborhood was safe and nice, this apartment was not pleasant to stay in. It was somewhat dirty (cobwebs in the corners, dirty floors, sheets looked as though they had stains on them), I had to use a space heater to keep warm in the bedroom, and the internet connection was reminiscent of the late 90s (ie slow).
Silvanna also had to have me leave the keys at one point so she could let someone in for the fire alarm and make copies.
All of these things are minor infractions but added together made for an unpleasant stay. I should've read the reviews more closely before booking this place.
This was our second experience with silvana, and this apartment. This time around was just as pleasant and convenient as it was before! Excellent apartment, and communicating with Silvana is hassle-free.
Loved the neighborhood; nice big place. The decor was on the "shabby chic" side, but comfortable.
I did have some bad luck that was beyond everyone's control (the cleaning crew threw out the WiFi instructions, and a window blew in at 2 am and smashed all over the kitchen, and two windows in the bedroom almost blew in as well), but as soon as I alerted the hostess she sprang into action to fix things as best as possible (we couldn't get a glazier at 2 am, but she showed up with a thermal blanket, and boards to cover over the hole, and swept everything up). While she was there she also heard the people in her unit one floor up making noise - I was just living with it, but she still said she'd talk to them anyway. So - grace under pressure!
I knew what to expect from the price and the pictures listed. We arrived around 3:45 but the place was not ready yet. I did communicate that I would be there to check in around 4-5 so this wasn't an issue. Around 5:30 after no communication I asked if the place was ready and finally around 5:45 she responded that we could go back. The heating situation is not what I expected. The bedroom heat was not functional but there was a space heater. The heater was not anything near what was needed and it blew the fuse every 20 minutes of being plugged in. This left us with no choice but to move the bed into the living room so we could sleep with heat. Don't expect the wifi to work great especially if you plan on watching hulu or netflix. Other than these issues the place met the expectations that were listed. Location worked well to get to shopping and restaurants. Very average stay nothing great.
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About the Host, Silvana
Decorator and screenwriter, I'm very laid back and respect other people's privacy, have been a guide here in phila for special events so love and know the city very well and very happy to give you advice during your stay. Love things from the 40's and 50's old houses old movies, vintage and antiques ,arts and traveling! My place is Perfect for someone looking for a comfortable and affordable stay while in Phila, my place is the best choice for any traveller.