About This Listing
This room available after Mar. 16. We're in East Passyunk Crossing, near the Passy Ave restaurant scene and down the street from the Italian market, 20 minute walk to CC. Special pricing based on length of stay. Enjoy spring breakfasts in garden
This entire house with 3 bdrms will be available for the week of Sept. 20-26, during Pope Francis's visit to Philadelphia, for $2500. with full kitchen privileges. The front bedroom (not yet pictured is a beautiful 16x16 sq ft room with a new kingsize bed, new linens, a desk, tv blackout curtains and blinds. in all it will sleep 6-8 people if you include the Queen pull-out sofa in the living room. there is good free on street parking in the neighborhood and easy trans or walking to the parkway where it's all going to happen. In East Passyunk Crossing. East of Broad Street. Sterns & Foster queen bed, high-thread count, freshly ironed sheets and fluffy towels. Large closet. Short term. Minimal use of kitchen (you may bring prepared foods to heat and eat in the kitchen or garden,) cable TV. Hi-speed internet (wi-fi). Safe, convenient neighborhood, parking nearby, many transportation choices, but 20-30 minute walk to Center City. Near E P'Unk (Passyunk Ave) with all its shops and restaurants, a nice walk to Italian Market, Pat's & Geno's Steaks, Lupe's Carnita's Tacos. Many breakfast hotspots in area, but coffee and a bagel in my garden are the best to get you off on your day whether its a conference, business mtgs or just being a Philly tourist, you'll find the neighborhood and the city very visitor friendly. You'll have a key to come and go as you please. We're only a 15 minute cab ride from the airport, ten minutes to all the major stadiums, less than 30 minutes to the University of Pennsylvania, all the major hospitals, museums and haunts like Schmidts Piazza.
For travelers who need separate rooms, this is ideal. The first has a queen bed (this larger room can be rented for two people at $50 extra per night).and the second, a double with large desk and closet. Both rooms are next to the shared bath and there is an additional powder room on the main floor where you are welcome to browse our library or have a beverage or breakfast in the garden. Please note: At this low rate, I will not rent for single nights. Only 2+ nights. This room can accommodate an additional person @ $30 per night. To see the second room: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/882671
Kitchen, baths, garden,
Interaction with Guests
Depends on the guest, the timing etc. I am usually present during a guest's stay, but sometimes may have to go away for a day or two. If I am present, I make myself as useful as I can, giving directions, restaurant recommendations, etc. I ask the usual pleasantries: where a guest is from, have they been to Philly before, and so on. Sometimes it leads to a nice chat and then we are on our way.
I love its community and its proximity to Passyunk Ave, one of the hottest food streets in the country. 28 terrific eateries in a 5 block stretch just five blocks away. Its a fairly quiet block with pretty good parking for a happening neighborhood.
The 47M is just outside the door. It takes you straight up to CC. There is also the 23 which is on 11th st and which runs more frequently and takes you right to the Convention Ctr.. And five blocks to Broad St you have the Subway which takes you to the stadiums south or CC north. In any case you can be in town in 20 minutes or so. And you can walk it in 25-30 minutes.
Other Things to Note
The large room with the queen bed can accommodate an additional person @ $30 per night. otherwise, if two people wish to book and not sleep together, I recommend they take both the Comfy quiet and the 2nd bedroom.
You may take beverages to your room, but no food please. If you'd like to bring something to eat, you are welcome to have it in the kitchen or out in the garden. You may smoke in the garden but not in the house. I usually have some juice, fruit and tea, sometimes more if I bake (I used to be a pastry chef and owned and operated two cheese and gourmet food shops) on hand. My kitchen is not called Cookie Central for nothing.
There is a $35 lost key fee.
The host is very nice and the room is also excellent, same as depicted in the listing and in the picture. The host, Merilyn is very welcoming and helpful and considerate. The neighborhood is not in the downtown area but I took Uber so transport is not a problem to me.
Excellent accueil, chaleureux et amical. Un drink à l'arrivée, une invitation à un show de danse avec un collégue français professeur à Wharton, et une grande disponibilité pour m'aider dans mes déplacements à Philadelphie. Un petit déjeuner délicieux. Vraiment un séjour top. Merilyn est une hotesse formidable. Je recommande tres vivement cette adresses
Spent two nights with Merilyn for some bicycling and baseball. She was a good host; very flexible check out time.
The house is really comfortable and easily accessible from the city center. Merilyn is very good hostess, always ready to give you suggestions of walks and places to eat (she is also a very cultured person, so she may even suggest you good literature!!!).
I had a good stay in Philly ... if I returned to the city, undoubtedly I would choose Merilyn's house again.
This is the second time staying with Merilyn.Comfortable room and a great host.Parking was easy to find and Merilyn knows just about everything you need to know about Philly.I will stay again if available.
Merilyn was more than just a landlady, she was a tour guide and companion. It was reassuring that she met me when I arrived and because I was traveling on my own she was company when I went out to eat, showing me the best places and the surrounding neighbourhood. She has a wonderful house and the comfiest bed I have ever slept on! Her street is fine, leading into town straight past the Italian Market. She was entertaining and friendly into the bargain.Her stories and local knowledge made my short stay in Philly really count. Thank you for everything Merilyn.
Thanks, Jean, yes I will be sure to tell people the door doesn't lock automatically behind you. Of course, you were a special guest, a novelist and interested in our Quaker heritage. I don't do that for everyone. But I had the leisure for it and your quest intrigued me. we also both had health issues that we're putting behind us, though they may long be one of our features, in memory only. I'm really glad to have met you and hope you'll keep me in the loop abut your novel. my email is (email hidden). Sorry you didn't see the ballet. That day was the beginning of a several with technical problems. Could've used your expertise here. but my review is up on Broad Street Review. I'm giving the link and hope it comes through. (website hidden) hugs, Merilyn
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About the Host, Merilyn
A writer/journalist (primarily as dance critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer, but many publications nationwide and online) I divide my time btw Philly and Phoenix where my husband teaches at ASU. Both homes are lovely, well-situated to downtown hubs, cultural and historical sites. When I'm not writing, I'm probably cooking, and as a former pastry chef, baking. There's a sign in my kitchen: Cookie Central. I love entertaining and checking out all the newest restaurants in Philly, walking all over town especially the Schuylkill Banks. I speak some Polish and some French. My life motto? I'm on it.