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Vintage comfort: 2BR + study, near downtown

Entire townhouse hosted by Rich
2 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1.5 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the townhouse to yourself.
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100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
House rules
This place isn’t suitable for children (2–12 yrs) and the host doesn’t allow pets, parties, or smoking.
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, shops and restaurants.
Additional discounts are available for AirBnb-designated COVID-19 responders only.
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 for Netflix, Amazon etc, DVD player, stereo with CD player and inputs for your music player; wall unit AC in summer
• Fast wi-fi (typically 80-100Mbps)
• Main bedroom with queen-size bed (medium/firm 15"-thick pillow-top mattress); lots of storage for your things; clock radio, hair dryer, ceiling fan; window AC in summer
• Second bedroom with full-size bed (medium/firm standard mattress with foam topper); clock radio, hair dryer; window AC in summer
• All bedding, towels, etc
• Study/office with desk and printer
• 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 dishes, cookware, condiments; coffeemakers include drip, moka pot and French press
• Back patio with sitting/dining area and gas grill

For PARKING and NEIGHBORHOOD info, click on "More about the Location" (just below the map).
See "House Rules" for important booking info!

Guest access
You have the whole house to yourself; I live across the street. Use anything in the kitchen including food, spices etc — it's all for you.

Other things to note
Utilities: Electricity, gas, water and wifi are included, but monthly guests are responsible for electricity costs above $75/month (this normally doesn't happen without unusually heavy air conditioner use in summer).
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, shops and restaurants.
Additional discounts are available for AirBnb-designated COVID-19 responders only.
See House Rules for important price info

The space
You'll be in a diverse and walkable neighborhoo…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

Amenities

Wifi – 80 Mbps
Kitchen
Iron
HDTV with Amazon Prime Video, Netflix
Dedicated workspace
Dryer – In unit
Washer – In unit
Hair dryer
Hangers
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Location

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Newbold/Point Breeze is a historic working-class neighborhood that's become very diverse. It might look a little scruffy, but people are friendly and neighborly and it's as safe as other neighborhoods this close to Center City.

You'll receive a neighborhood map showing transit, groceries, my favorite restaurants and other local points of interest. Within five minutes walk you'll find the post office, Thai and Indonesian restaurants, the South Philly Tap Room and Ultimo Coffee, and several small groceries and other local businesses.

On the other side of Broad St, less than 10 minutes walk, is Passyunk Avenue (pronounced "Pa-shunk") with its great variety of shops and many restaurants — from the traditional to the nationally known — all set in a tight-knit and historic Italian community.

You'll hear many languages spoken on the streets here — including Indonesian, Khmer, Spanish, Tagalog and various Italian dialects. Oh, and English.

Hosted by Rich

Joined in October 2011
  • 114 Reviews
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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. 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 a great stay in Philadelphia!
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,…
During your stay
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 may be 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!
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 S…
Rich is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Languages: English, Italiano
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a few hours
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for children (2-12 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Show more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Heights without rails or protection
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy