Walk downtown in about 25 minutes (bike, bus or subway even quicker)Relax in the comfortable living room, with Smart TV, DVD, stereo, wall AC

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

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About this listing

Feel right at home in this nicely furnished two-story house in South Philly's up-and-coming Newbold neighborhood. Close to airport, transit to Center City, universities & stadiums. For up to 4 people (2 + 2). See House Rules for important price info!

The space

You'll be in a diverse and walkable neighborhood, convenient to many points of interest, just over two blocks from the subway with quick transit downtown and to universities (Temple, Penn, Drexel) and the stadiums. It's a great base for exploring Philadelphia.

Walk score: 92 (walker's paradise)
Transit score: 80 (excellent transit)

The two-story rowhouse is fully furnished, clean and comfortable. It is more than 100 years old, so expect some minor quirks!

What you'll find:
• Keyless front-door entry with your own code (no keys needed)
• Comfortable living/dining room to relax in, SmartTV (Netflix, Amazon and more), DVD player, stereo with CD player and inputs for your music player; AC in summer
• Fast wi-fi
• Main bedroom with queen-size bed (15" thick pillow-top mattress, medium firmness), clock radio, hair dryer, ceiling fan; window AC in summer
• Second bedroom with full-size bed (medium/firm standard mattress with memory foam topper), clock radio, hair dryer; window AC in summer
• All bedding, towels, etc
• Study/office with desk and printer (I can't guarantee it will work for you but it normally does); there's an extra single mattress here as well
• Telephone with free calling in US & Canada
• Bathroom with full shower and tub
• Additional half-bath (sink+toilet) in basement
• Washer and dryer (free), iron & ironing board
• Vintage eat-in kitchen stocked with cookware, dishes, condiments etc.
• Back patio with sitting/dining area and gas grill

See "Getting Around" for local parking info and more.
See "House Rules" for important booking info!

Guest access

You have the whole house to yourself; I won't be there. Use anything in the kitchen including food. Replace (or leave money for) significant items you eat, but don't worry about minor things I leave for you (coffee, milk, yogurts, condiments and the like).

Interaction with guests

I live in my other house directly across the street. I'm usually able to welcome you when you arrive, and to answer any questions that come up. When I'm away traveling, my friend Sean is often available to do the same. We're both happy to give you advice about what's good to see and do in Philadelphia and how to get around!

Other things to note

Accessibility: There are four steps up to the front door. The bedrooms and the main bathroom are up one flight of stairs. The laundry and the secondary bathroom are down one flight of stairs.

Business travel
   This listing has essential business travel amenities. 

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Smart lock


Extra people: $35 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $95
Security Deposit: $400
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price: $115 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Pricing and Booking:
• When to book: You can book far in advance for stays over a month, but usually not more than 2-3 weeks in advance for a 1-2 day stay, or 6-8 weeks in advance for a 1 week stay.
• I will try to accommodate last-minute guests but usually I need at least one day's notice.
• I will reduce the extra fee for additional guests for stays over a week (this is not shown in the automatic calculation!)
• In number of guests, *every* person counts, of any age from 0 up (despite what Airbnb says).
• You must be verified to book. Please look under Edit Profile / Verification. Also fill out your profile fully, especially if you have no reviews yet.
• Please let us know your expected arrival and departure times. Early check-in and late check-out may be possible if pre-arranged.

In general...
• Shoes off upstairs, if possible
• Smoking outside only (the patio is partially sheltered).
• Please keep noise down, especially late at night. You can have visitors of course, but no parties.
• Of course, no illegal activities.
Detailed instructions about use of the house are in the welcome guide, which you will be able to access after you book.
If you have any questions or problems, or find anything missing or broken (or you break something!), just let me know right away so I can solve the problem.
Thank you!



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

Safety features
Safety card
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

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65 Reviews

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Chris User Profile
May 2017
My wife and I recently moved to Philadelphia & we needed a place to stay while getting settled into the city. This Air B&B rental was fantastic and it felt like our home instantly. The home is centrally located near the downtown and a short walk to some of the best restaurants in Philadelphia. The opportunity to stay at this beautiful home helped us tremendously when transitioning to the city.

John User Profile
January 2017
Rich was great and so was the place. Looks just like the pics. A quick ride to center city. I highly recommend this if you are looking for a place in the Philadelphia area!

Matt User Profile
August 2016
I had a great stay at Rich's place. I wasn't able to arrive until later in the evening, but Rich was super easy to accommodate and came over to greet me upon arrival. There was great communication at all times, no crazy over-protective house rules and the photos were a true and honest reflection of the Airbnb. I had all the amenities I could need and felt very central to everything. Rich was also great about providing a well-thought map of local spots of all kinds along with estimated travel times which I loved! All in all, if you're looking for a quiet, comfortable stay with a great and responsive host, look no further. Thanks Rich!

Harold User Profile
August 2016
Our experience with Rich and his home/apt was fantastic! We couldn't have asked for anything or anyone better to have on our visit and hope to revisit soon! Would not want to stay ANYWHERE else in Philly! I'll say this now and again later; "If this place is available, just BOOK IT! FAST!" Rich as a HOST was great! Was readily available but not overly, was super attentive to any questions, gave suggestions as far as food, transportation, sightseeing, etc. Even had it all on a map for us. I really felt like I was visiting more of an old FRIEND that lived across the street, knew everything (and shared) about Philly but we didn't have to hang out with him all the time! Even though I bet he's fun to hang out with! The home/apt was super CLEAN and stocked with EVERYTHING! I can't even go into every detail but I mean EVERYTHING. Including basic food stuff (mayo, bananas, hot sauce, milk, yogurt, a couple of beers, filtered water, salad dressings, etc. etc. etc.), toiletries, extra pillows and blankets, disposable cups and plates along with every and any kitchen utensil, plates, glasses, pots and pans you would need to cook anything. His photography pics on the walls are also quite cool. Also cool retro vibe kitchen decor was awesome! Location was great! Easy and fast access to all areas of Philly via any type of transportation. We also really enjoyed the diversity of the neighborhood. Seeing and hearing people of different cultures and races that lived in the neighborhood was neat as was experiencing their food. We walked to different bars and eateries in the area a couple of nights and loved it. As far as the basic stuff; yes the beds were comfortable, smart TV was nice, WIFI good, AC cooled comfortably, hot water for showering no complaints. Had other amenities like fax machine and printer, washer and dryer, also an office space but didn't use any of them. So, in conclusion, we loved it and him; And as much as I don't want people to book this place in the future ONLY so it will be available to us to stay at I say, "If this place is available, just BOOK IT, FAST!" You will not be disappointed!

Susan User Profile
August 2016
A warm and welcoming home away from home for 2 summer interns from Texas. Location allowed quick commute to work on South Broad plus easy access to Center City and more. Well stocked kitchen and comfy beds/fluffy towels were much appreciated.

Caroline User ProfileCaroline is a superhost.
June 2016
Rich's apartment is absolutely great. Rich himself is a great host. We could always call him and he always came directly to help us if possible. He lived himself across the street. The house was comfortable and from the first day it felt like being home. A big livingroom room with a table and a couch, a good kitchen with all the equipment we needed. The sleeping rooms are perfect as well. Especially the big room and the bed are very comfortable! Rich gave us very good tips about where to eat and where to shop in the neighborhood. There is a great bakery in the neighborhood for good bread easy to go to by bike! (in the apartment). You must really try the Indonesian food, just two blocks from the house. Delicious! Unfortunately we couldn't stay longer at Rich's house because it was hired in June. But Rich really helped us to find another place to stay. And it worked out. Thank you very much Rich. Hope to see you again. You are a great person and a well deserved super host!

Leanne User Profile
April 2016
Rich was a great host; he lived across the street and was always available when we needed him! We were in the city for internships and needed housing for 14 weeks so this place was perfect for us. The house had everything we could have needed including amenities and an extra room to use as an office. Right around the corner from Septa Bus 2 route and a short walk to the broad street line. 10 min walk to East Passyunk restaurants and shops. Overall a great experience!
Rich User ProfileRich is a superhost.
Response from Rich:
Thank you Leanne! You're welcome back any time!
April 2016

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States · Joined in October 2011
Rich User ProfileRich is a superhost.

I'm a filmmaker and consultant who travels a lot, but Philadelphia is my home base. I've lived in and visited many different places in the US and abroad and hosted travelers many, many times. Good experiences, as host or guest, start with good communications and end with expectations that are fully met.
As a host, I try to make sure that my place offers everything that I've wished for as a traveler -- both the basics and the details. I hope it contributes to your enjoyment of your visit to Philadelphia.

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