This is our 400+ square feet private guest suite that features a living room, a bedroom, a bathroom, and a veranda. Very conveniently located in hip University City with great public transportation.
The living room features a solid bambo floor and all amenities one may ask for, like TV with Comcast featuring HBO and STARZ...
Our completely renovated, private guest suite fatures solid bamboo floors. It is with 400 square feet quite spacious. The suite consists of a living room, a bedroom, 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 Room 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.
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.
University City is a vibrant neighborhood - of which we're living in a part that is still quite "bohemian" with many students and artists. 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).
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.
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.
No smoking! When doing laundry please make sure to wash towels and bedding separately.
This was the second year in a row that I got to stay in Philadelphia at Christof's place, again the experience was great, even better than last time, I felt at home and the space was even larger than last time, the recent renovations are wonderful, so close to transportation into the city, safe area, great hosts, I look forward to staying there again next year. I have only good things to say about my time, but mostly it was the welcoming atmosphere that sealed it.
Thank you again Christof,
Christof and Maga are great hosts. We were at their suite for the third time and got a bottle of champagne to celebrate. Cristof even offered us his car, when our taxi did not arrive in time. Very good experience - as always (except for the horrible weather...)
Christof is the most gracious host I've met. He makes his guests feel at home and very welcome at his house. I would stay at his place again.
Die neue Gästesuite ist sehr schön und geräumig. Leider war Christof während unseres Aufenthaltes unterwegs, aber es hat alles prima geklappt. Die Wohnung war perfekt vorbereitet. Die Nachbarschaft ist ruhig und sicher. Ich denke wir werden noch öfter kommen, um auch mal bei schönem Wetter auf der Veranda zu sitzen.
Danke für alles!
This apartment is huge and Christof is a very generous and professional host. He was extremely quick to respond to my last-minute request, and checking in and out were extremely quick and easy. The location is great, right near a bunch of restaurants and public transit to the center of the city. Overall a great experience in a great city!
Great place. Christof was very attentive and we enjoyed our stay immensely. Thanks, Christof!
The apartment was just as advertised and allowed us to get around the city easily all weekend. We definitely appreciated the space heaters and the little things Christof did to be extra hospitable (sparkling water, apples, bagels, etc.). The communication and information we got prior to arrival made everything hassle-free, and even though he was traveling internationally, he made sure to be in touch with us to see that we got in okay and were having a nice stay. If we're in town again, we'll definitely consider staying here!
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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.