About this listing
Huge beautiful bright and airy room with a double bed and futon (futon mattress is sprung) with lots of storage space that can sleep up to 4 guests really comfortably. We are a really friendly mellow couple and hope we can provide a home from home
Our place is really very relaxed and comfortable. Your bedroom is a huge room with a full/double bed and full/double futon (with a really great sprung futon mattress). Then the next room is our room.
All fresh linens and pillows provided along with towels. (We have various types of pillows if you are allergic)
Our Living room has the biggest most comfortable 8 foot sofa. We have a record player with various vinyl, cd, radio, flatscreen TV with cable HBO and DVD player. Free wifi. Fully equipped kitchen for cooking, including a communal cupboard with spices and oil.
This is why my place is super duper!....
The apartment is in East Passyunk, which was named one of the "10 Best Foodie Streets in America" by Food & Wine Magazine in 2013.
We are by the famous Pat's and Geno's cheese steak Emporiums, and the famous Italian Market. (Think Rocky running with the kids) All with great unique shops, bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and all in a very safe neighborhood to walk around in day or night.
15 minute bus ride to Center City.
10 min walk to the subway (2 stops away from Center City).
We keep our apartment very clean and communicate very well. We're pretty amenable to all types of groups and we think we can help you have a fabulous time in Philly.
-Nicola & Mike
Guests will have access to their bedroom and the kitchen, living room, bathroom. They will be sharing the apartment with us.
(There are no pets here either in case anyone has allergies.)
Interaction with Guests
*We send you a really great Information/FAQ email about the apartment.
We will be around and will be glad to help you with your plans. I have worked in tourism for many years and enjoy it so I'm very happy to help if you need it. We also respect your privacy but are here for you.
We are always available by phone if you have any questions or need anything at all.
If you are new to the city or East Passyunk, just ask! We would love to share with our guests what we love about our neighborhood and the city of Philadelphia.
Our neighborhood is East Passyunk, which has undergone quite a revival in recent years. It is traditionally the Italian neighborhood and now has a vibrant mixture of newcomers and old South Philly families. The history and culture is rich here. I'm part Italian and have lived in Italy and this place is a treasure. The cookies in the Italian bakeries, delis with Mortadella, fresh pastas and cheeses. You can even hear people chatting in Italian.
There is the 47 bus a block away which will take you straight into Center City in around 15 minutes.
The subway at Tasker Morris is only 5 minutes to the center.
Although walking into town is fantastic as we are on 9th Street so you pass Pat and Genos Cheesesteak Emporiums. Then through The Italian Market (Paesanos- best hoagies, DeBruno Brothers-cheese and deli, Tonis-mmmm Pizza) and South St with all it's shopping an then you're there in Center City. It can take around 30 minutes to walk, or more if you stroll.
Other Things to Note
We have a communal cupboard with spices and oil for cooking.
Our place is very clean and so comfortable and relaxed, although it is not brand new.
Overall, when you leave just make it seem like it was how you found it. I'll clean the sheets and towels and leave you instructions about what to do with your used sheets and towels and what to do with the keys. Just respect my place and here some basic requests.
1) PLEASE only toilet paper and natural body waste in the toilet. Sounds like a funny request but really please try to be conscious of this and not throwing anything in there that shouldn't be in there.
2.) Please no late loud and crazy parties, this is a residential area. We are happy to have big groups and have had bachelorette groups before but we have enough bars within a block or two that you can take the party to the bar. Just be mindful of others please.
3.) Please clean up after yourself and leave the place as you found it.
This really is our home, it's not just a vacation rental.
Empty dresser to put your things if you like. Closet with hangers to hang your clothes up