The living room features a solid bambo floor and all amenities one may ask for, like TV with Comcast featuring HBO and STARZ..... dorm fridge, tea kettle, coffee maker, toaster, and microwave oven. The WiFi Internet is very strong and the fastest that one can get (Comcast Blast).
Entire home/apt
2 Guests
2 Bedrooms
1 Bed
Per Night
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About this listing

This is our 400+ square feet private guest suite that features a living room, a bedroom, a bathroom, and a veranda. Conveniently located in the West End of University City that is being gentrified right now. Easy access to public transportation.

The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: $40
Weekly discount: 20%
Cancellation: Moderate


The Space

Our completely renovated, private guest suite in the 2nd floor of our house (attention: one fleet of stairs to get up to the suite) fatures solid bamboo floors. It is with 400 square feet quite spacious. The suite consists of a living room (with a small guest bed), a bedroom with a full size bed, a veranda, and bathroom (no kitchen).
It is located in the University City District of Philadelphia - a very livable residential mixed with businesses, mainly restaurants. The location of the rental is very quiet but convenient to public transportation: 2 trolley lines (34 and 13) are less than 4 minutes walking distance away - both connect directly to center city Philadelphia with the Convention Center, the Reading Terminal Market, etc. etc.. The apartment is a a great place for 1 person or a couple who have a short time commitment in Philadelphia.

The distances to some important campuses are:
The University of Pennsylvania campus is 20 minutes walk or 5 minutes trolley away,
Drexel University is 25 minutes walk or 7 minutes trolley away,
The University of the Sciences campus is 10 minutes walk away,
The St. Josephs University is 15 minutes by bus away,
Temple University is 25 minutes by trolley and subway.

BTW: The Guest Suite is equipped with a 32' TV that features 200 ComCast channels including HBO and STARZ, a coffee maker, a dorm fridge, a microwave oven, clean bedding and clean towels. Also, there is broadband WiFi Internet access included, Iron and Ironing Board. Free curbside parking is always available. There is also free access to the washer/dryer in the basement.

Guest Access

The guest suite is privately accessed through its own entrance door. The suite is about 400 square feet. It consists of a living room, a bedroom, a veranda, and bathroom. Guests have also access to the basement with washer/dryer.

Interaction with Guests

That depends. Guests who seek privacy have not much interaction with us. Others who ask for some introduction to Philadelphia and the region get more attention. Its really up to the situation.

The Neighborhood

University City is a vibrant neighborhood - of which we're living in a part that is right now being gentrified but still feels a bit bohemian. Some find that it feels not very safe around here, but the data shows different: in Trulia you'll find that it is considered "safest". There are great places to go to within less than 5 minutes walking distance (The DockStreet Brewery, The Vietnam Cafe, The Gold Standard, The Mariposa Coop, The Aksum Meditarrean Restaurant).

Getting Around

Trolleys stop nearby, so getting to center city is very conveninent and takes not more than 20 minutes. The PENN bus stops also just a block away. PENN, Drexel, and the University of the Sciences are within walking distance (10 to 25 minutes), and bicycles are available in the basement. Uber and UberX are availabel and usually within 3 to 4 minutes at our location!

Other Things to Note

When using the washer dryer, please keep the appliances clean. Also, the lint filter of the dryer must be cleaned each time after use. Finally, those guests who stay longer than a month must purchase their own laundry fluid.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in is after 3PM

No smoking! When doing laundry please make sure to wash towels and bedding separately.

Safety Features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay.
From Nov 24, 2016 - Mar 25, 2017 the minimum stay is 14 nights.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States · Member since July 2010

Born in Switzerland, trained first in fine arts, then in Medicine (both in Zurich) - specialized in the creation of online resources for medical education first in Berne, then at Dartmouth Medical School's Interactive Media Lab and finally Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. Very happily married with Magalene from Pirenopolis, Goias, Central Brazil where we partly live. I consider myself a very fortunate "citizen of the world" and have a real understanding of the needs of international visitors, still remembering how it was when we arrived in Hanover, New Hampshire (Dartmouth) into an empty house, waiting for the container with all our staff to arrive.

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