Private 2R Guest Suite with Veranda

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Warrington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143, United States
Christof

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.

Your host, Christof
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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 Space

Right now we're finishing a 5 year renovation of our Guest Suite that we're posting at AirBnB. The suite is with more than 400 square feet quite spacious and has its own entrance for the privacy of our guests. The suite consists of a living room, a bedroom, a veranda, and bathroom. We have this all ready for renting out by July 2014. The photo of the "old" guestroom shows our style and allow to decide if you're compatible with our taste.

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 40' TV, 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 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).

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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $20 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $500 /week
Monthly Price: $1200 /month
Cleaning Fee: $20
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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  • The room is lovely as advertised. The neighborhood is kind of surprise, but I can't complain anything other than that.
    Great host, great room in general

    March 2014
  • This was my first time with airbnb. I had a wonderful time. My host Christof made it a great experience, not only did he make me feel welcome but he made sure that my room was complete with information needed to find my way around, it felt like coming home at night and I was able to relax and enjoy my stay. The amenities were a plus, everything was clean and set out in an organized fashion. When I plan another trip to philadelphia I will definitely contact Christof first to see if he has a room available. Christof has set the bar high, it was a pleasure.

    March 2014
  • As advertised, great host.

    February 2014
  • I really enjoyed my stay at the 2nd floor of Christof's house.The location is great, quiet, very clean, and located in a safe neighborhood. The room is spacious, comfortable, well furnished and tastefully decorated. It is also very convenient to go to center city or to UPenn with only a short walk to the trolley stop. Christof is very friendly and helpful. He knows a lot about the city and nearby and has a lot of recommendations. I would definitely stay there again.

    January 2014
  • My first airbnb experience couldn't have gone any better. I was looking for a place to stay in University City on two days' notice. Christof immediately responded to my inquiry and accommodated to my schedule.

    The location is on a quiet street with easy to find parking. The room is more than spacious for one and the bathroom was very clean. The bed was very comfortable, as well!

    Thanks Christof!

    October 2013
  • After reading everyone else's rave reviews, I was really looking forward to meeting Christof. Alas, he was not in town during my stay. However, my stay was great. I had the entire second floor to myself. The room was very clean and comfortable and had all the amenities of a home away from home. The location was great, easy to get to Center City via trolly, train, or walking...although I wouldn't really venture out in the neighborhood alone at night as a female. I would say the location is close to being on the edge of the wrong side of the tracks, so to speak. My only real complaint would be the water in the shower didn't get hot enough for my preferences, but it wasn't cold.

    October 2013
  • The room was spacious, bright, tastefully decorated, and very clean. Refrigerator was well stocked. Good internet connection and free newspaper every morning. Quiet and safe neighborhood. Short walk to the trolley stop, shops and restaurants. The owner Christof was verny nice and helpful. I would definitely stay there again.

    Lieber Christof, es war nett, Dich kennengelernt zu haben. Danke noch mal für alles. Das Zimmer war ideal, nach einer für mich aufregenden und hektischen Zeit.

    October 2013
  • Very comfortable room with high ceilings. Christof was friendly, helpful and had lots of maps and recommendations. I locked myself out of my room on my last day and Christof was kind enough to drive home from work at lunch to let me in. I would definitely return.

    October 2013
  • The reservation was canceled 90 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    October 2013
  • Christof's place was so cozy. We stayed for 2 nights and ended up wishing we had booked it the other 2 nights we were in Philadelphia because we loved it so much. Everything that was promised was provided, and Felicia even brought us bedding a few hours after our arrival that she had just laundered even though there was plenty of fresh bedding in the room. Next time I'm in Philly, I'm booking this room again.

    August 2013
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Deutsch, English, Français, Português
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University of Zurich Medical School, University of Berne Medical School, Dartmouth Medical School, Drexel University College of Medicine
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Assoc. Professor of Family Medicine, Developer of Media for Medical Education
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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.
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