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1 Bedroom

1 Bed


Private room

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1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

A med student's paradise! All are welcome though! A cozy room in the rear of an old, big twin house w/a private staircase. 15 mins to downtown Philly. Train station only 7 blocks away. Tons of bars & restaurants within walking distance. Quiet & safe!


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $25 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $20
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price: $112 / night
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Description

The space

This is not the Hilton but we guarantee you will enjoy your stay and save some money in the process. A new queen bed (real mattress - May 2015)! An old house with lots of charm that we are always making little upgrades too.

Hardwood floors throughout, clean shared full bathroom upstairs, powder room (half bathroom) on the first floor with washer and dryer, wireless internet, pool table, darts, fire pit, BBQs (spring, summer and fall seasons), bar across the street and around the corner as well as tons of dining establishments (take-out, delivery, etc) within walking distance.

MED STUDENTS - Save money!
Medical testing facility 0.6 miles straight down the street. Walk safely there in about 10 minutes. No need to rent a car. Take the train right to our neck of the woods. We will pick you up and drop you off at the station if our schedules does not conflict. If not, it's only a few blocks walk.

Many restaurants are within walking distance and one of the largest malls (King of Prussia Mall) is only 10 minutes away. We will provide fresh linens, towels and wash clothes.

Close to downtown Philadelphia, Manayunk, Ambler, the outlets and tax-free shopping Delaware (about an hour away). We are here to help. Need a suggestion on where to eat, just ask! We love food!

Enjoy this quaint neighborhood with a city feel. Safe and usually quiet. Great area for an evening walk without worries. Get your morning run in at the park right around the corner or just cruise around the neighborhood.

We have two very friendly cats who will not bother you. These are our other roommates. We are not crazy cat people (my girlfriend Valerie is borderline). The cats names are Diablo and Bentley and they tend to attempt converting people who don't care for cats. They keep to themselves and blend in with the household. You would not expect an animal living in this house as we try to keep it pretty clean. ** there is always a possibility they one of them or both of them will be at one of our parents houses when you stay with us **

Wireless internet throughout the house, tv (cable), Apple TV, and a DVD/BluRay player in the living room. The bedroom will has a digital antenae and Apple TV as well. We may have Chromecast by the time you stay here.

Free parking, washer and dryer, a sun room in the front of the house, a fully equipped kitchen (just clean up after yourself or we can clean together if we happen to cook something cooperatively). A cozy little backyard with a deck, grill and garden are available as well.

* Please supply your own food, but feel free to use the kitchen, refrigerator, etc. Anything else, just ask!

I, John, work full time Monday through Friday usually. Valerie (my girlfriend) has a similar schedule. We take it easy during the week and are usually home most nights unless we have AirBnb guests, then we try to give you a little extra space when we can. We go out most weekends.

We love to go out to eat and cook just as much. We will not be up in your face or in your business as we hope you will give us the same respect. The common areas are for everyone to hang out. Your room is your room.

I'm obsessed with coffee. I grind my own beans every morning. I will make extra the on the mornings we have guests.

Close to parks, bars, restaurants, a train station, easy access to everything including the King of Prussia Mall, Philadelphia, all highways, and more!

A train station is only 6 blocks away! A bus station route is a few blocks away too.

Please contact us with any questions, concerns or suggestions. We strive to be the best host possible!

Guest access

The room described (obviously), all common areas which is most of the house and yard. We just would prefer if you did not access the basement, attic or the other two bedrooms. Thank you.

Interaction with guests

We live at the house full time. We do have busy schedules from time to time, so we are always in and out. Possibly two awesome friendly cats (more like dogs). They wont bother you or your possessions during your stay. You wont even know he is there most of the time and we keep the house pretty clean for having cats there.

The neighborhood

Everything is close. Restaurants, bars, parks, highways, public transportation, etc are all within walking distance or a couple minute drive. Safe, quiet and friendly with a city feel to it. A park is right on the other side of the house as well.

Getting around

Buses, trains, cabs, Uber, walk, etc.

Other things to note

- Do not let the cats outside! Please. They are both indoor cats.
** there is always a possibility they one of them or both of them will be at one of our parents houses when you stay with us **
- If no one is around at your time of checking out, please lock the front door on your way out and place the key in the mail box.


House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

- Respect the house and it will respect you back.
- Please, no smoking inside. Ashtrays can be provided outside.
- Please only deposit bathroom tissue in toilets as the plumbing in the house is very old.
- Please leave towels, washcloths, etc in provided hamper found in your room.
- No need to strip the bed before checkout. We have a cleaning person come in after you leave.
- No central air, window units in each room, so please follow rules for A/C units (below) to help prevent electrical fires.
- Yes, central radiator heat! Space heater provided for extra comfort, so please follow rules for space heater units (below) to help prevent electrical fires.
- Please lock doors WHEN LEAVING THE HOUSE EACH TIME.
- Please do not adjust main thermostat in kitchen. Feel free to reach out to us for adjustments.

* During the warm months, please set the window A/C in your room to AUTO and the desired temperature as the unit is an energy saving/smart unit. PLEASE TURN OFF WHEN LEAVING THE HOUSE EACH TIME. This unit can be set to come back on before you return so your room will still be at a desired temperature. I will go over all of this. Same for the other A/C units in the common areas.

* During cold months, I do have central radiator heat which is nice. Please do not adjust main thermostat. I will have a portable space heater in the room for your comfort. If using, please set to desired temperature as this unit has an auto-feature. PLEASE TURN OFF WHEN LEAVING THE HOUSE EACH TIME.

During the Hot Months:
PLEASE TURN OFF WINDOW A/C UNITS WHEN LEAVING THE HOUSE EACH TIME IF GONE FOR A GOOD WHILE - JUST A SAFETY PRECAUTION

During the Cold Months:
PLEASE TURN SPACE HEATER (IF EVEN USING) WHEN LEAVING THE HOUSE EACH TIME IF GONE FOR A GOOD WHILE - JUST A SAFETY PRECAUTION

Please note, smoking is allowed but ONLY OUTSIDE THE HOUSE. Ashtrays will provided.


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

Availability
1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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Randall User Profile
April 2016
John and Valerie were fantastic hosts who really went the extra mile to make us feel welcome in their home. The bedroom was spacious, comfortable, had plenty of closet space, and a garment steamer (!) which was clutch considering my professional clothing was wrinkled from travel. John recommended several places in Conshohocken for us to check out, all of which were wonderful. Diablo and Bentley, their cats, were also very friendly and welcoming hosts. Overall the stay was great, it was very conveniently located, and I would recommend to medical students taking the COMLEX PE (or anybody who wants a great vacation experience).
John User Profile
Response from John:
Thank you for the kind words. It's feedback like that and people like you and Lauren that make hosting worth wild! We look forward to your next visit!
April 2016

Erica User Profile
July 2015
John and Valarie were wonderfully kind and gracious hosts. They went above and beyond by providing toiletries if needed, a great spread for breakfast, tomatoes from their garden, a very comfortable bed, and an unplanned ride from Manayunk later at night. Their cats were lovable and the house is well-kept and it shows. I felt comfortable the moment I stepped inside and would come back in a heartbeat if I ever would go to Conshohocken again. (And it's only a 14 minute walk to the testing center, yoga studios, cafes, bars, and Thai food!) Thank you John and Valarie!
John User Profile
Response from John:
Your kind words are wonderful! Thanks Erica. Come back anytime.
July 2015

Caitlin User Profile
June 2015
John was a truly excellent host. He has a beautiful home that was clean and elegantly decorated. He picked me up from the train station, which I very much appreciated. He was friendly but respected my space, and was diligent in providing coffee and bagels and fresh towels in the mornings. He made the process of taking the COMLEX PE so much easier! Thanks John!

Kathy User Profile
May 2015
My friend and I came specifically to Conshy for a medical exam so I was really happy that to find this listing. We traveled from Texas and have both never been to Philadelphia so I appreciated John when he helped us with the directions. We explored Philly for a few hours after landing with our luggages so when we finally got on the train to Conshy, he insisted on picking us up at the train station. I have never been so thankful for that because we were pretty tired. When we arrived at his place, I felt right at home. His home is super adorable! Pictures cannot explain how much we fell in love with it. He lit several candles throughout the house and gave us shampoo/soaps/towels. We studied on his couch and it felt like home. He helped us with the directions to our testing site so that was a plus! In the morning, he made us coffee and laid out breakfast foods. He also took us to the train station the morning we left. Seriously, he has been the best host out of the other airbnb places I've been to. He is very nice and if you want to talk to him, he is more than happy to. I felt really relaxed and that is saying a lot for coming to a new place to take a really expensive exam. If I come back, I would come back here (although I hope I don't have to).
John User Profile
Response from John:
Thanks Kathy! Sending good vibes your way on your testing results. I hope to have you back sometime, anytime!
May 2015

Ed User Profile
August 2014
John was a fabulous host. He provided lots of great advice about traveling to the city, and he even picked me up from the train station! The room was pleasant, and well cared for. Currently the bed is an aerobed, but John is getting a permanent bed soon (and, for an inflatable bed, it was incredibly comfortable.) I had use of most of the rest of the apartment, which was very clean, as well. The backyard was wonderfully peaceful, and there were plenty of places to eat all within a 3 to 4 block walk. I had a big test the next morning, and staying here was just what I needed. I would easily stay here again.

Rebecca User Profile
August 2014
Bottom line: John was incredibly welcoming! The room was as described, and Conshohocken is a cute little area. Everything in the house was clean and comfy. John was wonderful about making sure I felt at home, by providing shampoo and conditioner, putting out coffee and tea and a small breakfast in the morning, offering me rides, and by contacting me frequently prior to my arrival and while I stayed there to make sure everything was alright and to my liking. He and his girlfriend, Valerie, were also kind and easy to talk to, and truly made me feel as though I was visiting old friends :)

Nicole User Profile
March 2014
This was my first Airbnb experience and it was fantastic! John and Valerie went above and beyond what I expected and showed me a kind of hospitality that I haven't experienced in a long while. I was picked up from the train station, was invited to join them for dinner, and had a great night's sleep in a cozy bedroom, just as described. If I ever return to the Philadelphia area, I will absolutely be staying here again.

Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, United States · Joined in August 2013
John User Profile

Young at heart creative professional who loves to travel, enjoying life striving to succeed in this ever changing economy. I am a foodie for sure, the outdoors are my life and I am never afraid to try something at least once.