A classic, comfortable and nicely furnished two-story rowhouse in South Philadelphia's up-and-coming Newbold neighborhood. Just 15 minutes from the airport, and steps away from quick bus and subway transit to Center City, Penn, Temple and stadiums.
This is a great base for exploring Philadelphia. Just over two blocks from Broad Street and the subway. Short walks to the many attractions of the neighborhood. Quick transit to Temple University, University of Pennsylvania, Drexel and others.
Fully furnished, clean and comfortable, and all yours while I'm away.
What you'll find:
• Keypad entry with your own code
• Comfortable living/dining room to relax in
• Cable TV, DVD player, stereo with AirTunes
• Blazing fast wi-fi
• Vintage kitchen with all the usual appliances (just no dishwasher)
• Cookware, dishes, condiments etc.
• Main bedroom with queen-size bed (thick futon mattress with 2" memory foam topper), AC in summer
• Second bedroom with full-size bed (medium/firm standard mattress), AC in summer
• All bedding, towels, etc
• Bathroom with shower and tub, hair dryer
• Additional half-bath (sink+toilet) in basement
• Washer and dryer, iron and ironing board
• Back patio with sitting/dining area and gas grill
IMPORTANT BOOKING INFO:
Scroll down to "Other Things to Note."
Guests have access to the whole house, except for my office (which is locked anyway).
Feel free to use anything in the kitchen including food. Replace or leave money for significant items you eat, but don't worry about minor things like condiments.
I am very frequently away, so I've arranged with my friend Sean, who lives across the street, to manage the house and show you around it if needed. He is available to answer any questions or address any issues that arise.
This is a historic working-class neighborhood that's become very diverse. It looks a little scruffy, but I have found it secure. This block is among the cleanest and quietest in the neighborhood.
Within five minutes walk you'll find the post office, several small groceries, Indonesian stores, Circles Thai restaurant, the South Philly Tap Room and Ultimo Coffee.
On the other side of Broad St, about ten minutes walk, is Passyunk Ave (pronounced "Pashunk") with its many shops and restaurants.
It's a 15-minute walk to Pat's Steaks, 20 to the Italian Market and 30 to City Hall (the center of downtown).
To go downtown, it's just five minutes walk to the subway (Broad St line, Tasker-Morris stop). Or take the #2 bus, which goes up 16th St to Center City and comes back on 17th; both stops are less than a block from the house.
On-street parking (free) is usually available either right on the block or within a block or so. No permit is needed.
A bicycle may be available, check with me if interested.
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• Please include your estimated check-in and check-out times in your booking request. If you think you'll need to check in before 2pm or check out after 11am, we may be able to accommodate you -- we just need to know!
• I usually need at least a day's notice before you arrive. I may or may not be able to accommodate last minute requests.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$10 / night after the first guest|
|Weekly Price:||$525 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$1450 /month|
|Check In:||2:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
Very accommodating, cozy place, and great communications. Overall a wonderful stay and we would come back in a heartbeat!
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Rich's. It was only a day and a night but I felt very much relaxed and cozy in his charming and inviting home that was clean and had everything needed for a comfortable stay. I had little trouble finding nearby parking as well. I would certainly recommend staying here if you are looking for airbnb space in Philadelphia! I didn't get the pleasure of meeting Rich yet but in and check out was a breeze.
Rich's place is comfortable with a reasonable amount of street parking in a decent neighborhood, perfect for a weekend in Philly. Be careful lighting the oven. The covered patio is a particularly nice touch.
Super cozy place!
Rich was very helpfull, answering all questions by email and also very quickly......
Too bad that we didn´t met him, but his house is great!!
Rich's roomy, yet cozy home is located in a working class area. It is close to the city, and only 15 minutes or less from restaurants, recreation, and entertainment. The block was quiet and non-threatening. Parking is tight; however, whenever we couldn't find a spot on the block, one was located in the very next block or right around the corner. More importantly, parking is free. Though we brought our own, the home is stocked with supplies: soap, towels, shampoo, etc. There is also an iron available. Showers were only warm; but, the home was well heated. Rich and his friend were readily available via text and/or e-mail. I definitely recommend Rich and his home.
Rich is a great host and his place was perfectly clean, comfortable, and truly charming. Outstanding value. The house is spacious and could probably accommodate 3-4 people comfortably, though there's just the one bathroom so that's something to be aware of with a group. WiFi and everything else were in good working order. Rich was also kind enough to let us leave our suitcases until later in the day on our departure date, since we had an evening flight and we didn't want to lug them around with us as we packed in our final day of sightseeing.
This is a great location - maybe a little bit of a rough neighborhood, but my boyfriend and I live in Oakland so we're entirely comfortable with that :) The South Philly Tap Room and the Brew coffee-and-beer shop are two awesome establishments within a few blocks (we visited both more than once during our four-day trip!). The subway and buses are also super close. If you're a fan of walking you can easily get downtown on foot, too. We walked all the way to the Liberty Bell center via Passyunk Ave, stopping for coffee and window shopping along the way, which was a lovely way to spend a morning.
Philadelphia in general was amazing. I probably wouldn't have visited if I hadn't had a work trip nearby, and I'm so glad I did. There's a ton to see and do and it's a real foodie paradise, even (especially!) for two vegans.
Overall this was another great Airbnb experience for me. I'm growing to love staying in houses rather than hotels for the convenience, value, and the feeling of being a temporary local. If you're visiting Philly I highly recommend this spot!
Rich was a great host! My flight arrived quite late in the evening. Rich still met me at the house to show me around and give me some pointers on areas of interest to see. Access was super quick and easy. This was my first experience with booking through airbnb. I hope all future stays are this smooth!
I was able to rent the place out a week and a half before the weekend. I came in on a Friday night to find the place fully furnished like the photos and settled in quickly. Mr. Garella was very affable and helpful with any needs and questions. I highly recommend him and this place for any needs! It's a short walk to the subway stop which opens up the whole city to explore. I am so glad I was able to find this place and spend the weekend here!
Rich is great host. His house is cozy and homey. My partner and I stayed there for a weekend while we biked around Philly. I'll stay there again next time I visit.
Clean, cozy and it has everything you need for an enjoyable stay! Rich was very helpful.
Two thumbs up.