The best thing about my place is LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION!
It's pure convenience, you're in the middle of everything.
It is two blocks away from beautiful historical and scenic Rittenhouse Square Park and the many many restaurants, bars, coffee shops, bakeries shopping (Chestnut Street), grocery stores (Trader Joes), etc. that come with the area.
It is 6 blocks away from South Street, Broad street, and Logan Square which brings you to a short, nice walk through Ben Franklin Parkway to the Philadelphia Museum of Modern Art (Rocky steps) or The Barnes Institute, the Mutter Museum. It's close to the Convention Center and The Marriot.
Also often going unnoticed, 3 blocks away, is the beautiful walkway of the Schuykill River.
Not to mention all surrounded by a safe, scenic, positive neighborhood. I really love where I live :)
My place is a medium sized studio apartment. It has a large living room area that has a bed that fits two people comfortably, a couch, a dining table and chairs, a place to hang your clothes and a dresser/cubbys to put your other possessions in. There is also a separate kitchen that's fully equipped for cooking and free tea and coffee and condiments. A separate bathroom and a separate storage closet.
Although the place works best for one or two people a third and fourth person could stay here quite easily as well as the couch folds down into a bed (although not as comfortable as a real bed so we have an air mattress too).
There is a TV with cable in this large room and AC, heat, and wifi all throughout the place. (please take a look at the pictures, the bathroom is on the smaller side and for someone who is very large in weight, unfortunately, might not be able to fit. Please check with me first if this defines you).
Anyway, I keep my apartment very clean and communicate very well and am a pretty easy person to get along with! I can have an erratic schedule so sometimes I don't meet guests. I have friends and family who sometimes help me out with cleaning and handing off keys or I sometimes leave them in a secret, safe spot for you to pick them up that's easy so please keep that in mind if you book. Hope to hear from you:)
*** We don't charge extra cleaning fees.
Interaction with Guests
The apartment is a completely separate unit with its own front door entrance.
Overall, when you leave just make it seem like it was how you found it. I'll clean the sheets and towels so don't worry about those. Here are some basic rules I'll ask you to respect.
1) PLEASE do not accidentally pull the fire alarm which is by the front door. If you do I get charged $300. You will be charged for this fee if you accidentally pull it.
2) Unfortunately the keys that I have at my place are very expensive and a huge hassle to replace as the big key is a very special/secure key. If you lose my keys I will have to charge you a $300 initial fee for their replacement.
3) 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.
4) Please clean up after yourself and leave the place as you found.
Also, to avoid guests bringing in any type of bugs of their own infecting my place I apply Diatomaceous Earth and a sticky pad or two hidden in cracks and such in the apartment. It is not a chemical pesticide and instead a non-poisonous, safe, organic alternative that is simply bits of white rock crumbled up and it dries out insects, thus killing them, if they walk over it. It also doesn't allow them to increase their populations. The sticky pads are there so I can monitor if any insects are running around that shouldn't be. I try and keep a very clean home and don't want the personal habits of guests visiting interfering with that.
Perfect location and place was clean. Didn't get a chance to have communicate with Nicola but i really didn't need too. Would stay here again
So cute, functional, cozy and near everything. It's really ideally located, and the neighborhood is really pleasant and safe.
Nicola is a really helpful and kind person, really great to meet and talk to!
I would recommend this place a hundred times and I'll be sure to make a reservation again if I come back to Philly one day!
Nicola was in wonderful communication leading up to my visit, and was so available once I made it to the city. Directions were clear and entry into the apartment was flawless!!!! Apartment was small and cozy!
Perfect location, walking distance to everything, friendly people in the neighborhood, safe environment, and while on the beaten path it felt like being away from it all. Will be a favorite when I am in the city. THANKS MUCH Nicola and Mike
The host did a great job describing the apartment and the great location and everything was nice and tidy. We had a wonderful time at this place. No complaints and would recommend it to anyone for a short stay in downtown Philly.
The photos were very accurate. We loved the fact that it was private and secure.
I had such a great time staying at this place! I used to live in Philly and it was nice to pay the city a visit AF feel at home in this cozy, warm, spacious studio, close to everything philly has to offer. Nicola was always available to answer my questions and easy to organize check in and check out with. You must stay here if you are ever visiting the city. Thoroughly pleased!
Our stay at this apartment vas very convenient. It has a bed and a couch where people can sleep on. The location of this apartments is very good to walk into the city.
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Hi I'm Nicola and originally from England but whilst traveling, fell in love with the U.S.A. I'm a cabinet maker but have also been a hostel and hotel manager in San Francisco and truly love to travel. I'm really friendly, easy going and fun to be around.
Mike is a Philadelphia native and loves his city, it's sports and culture. He is a cheesemonger and also a writer and an all round good chap.