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 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 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.
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 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).
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.
No smoking! When doing laundry please make sure to wash towels and bedding separately.
.. 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).
Christof and Maga's room was fantastic! They provided fresh linens and towels, coffee, snacks, and a couple drinks with dishes for two and even a small George Forman grill. There were also brochures with popular restaurants, shopping, and activities for those new to the Philly area. The room is perfect for 2 people and was great for just me by myself. It's conveniently located for walking-distance restaurants and a trolley stop. The quality was great for the price on top of Christof going the extra mile to provide snacks, drinks, and coffee for your first day. I would definitely recommend the room!
We had a great time here. The apartment was clean and well-maintained, cozy and fun. Great location. Christof was awesome and went the extra-mile to make us comfortable. I would definitely recommend this suite to others staying in the area. Thanks Christof!
Christof's flat is great, comfortable, spacious and clean. Close to transport and in a really nice neighbourhood. Communication with him was always smooth and prompt.
Christof was great! He notified us to let us know the unit was ready and we found it to be exactly as described. Our favorite features were the super comfy bed, the amazing spa tub with rainfall shower head, that amazing ginger soap, the extra soft towels, good water pressure, and the convenient location. We had easy access to restaurants, a drug store, juice bar, the park, and more. On our second day Christof stopped by to make sure everything was good and told us about the local farmers market and a jazz festival in walking distance. Will definitely consider staying again next time we are in town!
We had a great 3-day stay at Christof’s place. The apartment is in a pleasant location in a quiet street, within a short walking distance from the trolley. The place is perfect for exploring the town. We loved the architecture of the old, historic buildings in the neighborhood. The apartment is clean and well organized, just as in the photos. It was equipped with everything we needed. We especially appreciated the iron, the beautiful veranda under a big tree and the comfortable living-room. Christof is an excellent host, very responsive and helpful, he provided a lot of information about the apartment, the shops and the public transportation. There was a selection of maps, brochures and actual programmes on the bookcase. He made sure we had everything we needed, he waited for us with refreshments and food in the fridge! He was also flexible with the check-in time as we arrived early. We highly recommend this place to others.
The apartment is very up to date and clean. He had the AC on for us as well as some breakfast items in the mini fridge. We were out and about most of the time but the neighborhood was fine, there were a couple yard sales that we stopped by and everyone was friendly. Definitely recommend!
Our stay in Christofs apartment was great and exceeded our expectations. The apartment itself was bright and airy, very well furnished and exceptionally clean. Christof was also a great host, leaving breakfast for our first day was a nice touch. Highly recommended.
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About the Host, Christof
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.