*** this apartment is on the 2nd floor and there is no elevator.
+++Now with a small flat screen tv and roku box!
This apartment is my primary residence and is full of antiques and treasures of my life. It is rarely available. When it is available I'm generally traveling. This apt is best suited for a single person, couple or best friends as it only sleeps 2. It's a parents nightmare as it's not child friendly or able to be proofed!
For larger apartments or more family friendly apartments try my locust luxe or liberty belle apartments!
I've lived in Philadelphia for twelve years and I have always wanted to live on this block. It is one of the best blocks of Philadelphia located in the posh and prestigious Rittenhouse Square neighborhood. The block has several gorgeous brownstones and many single home dwellings that are easily mansions! Our block is often filmed on at least two or three times a year for film and tv! Most recently for a new tv show and a film starring Terrence Howard and Colin Farrell.
My apartment is a spacious studio inside one of the brownstones. The building has ornate and gorgeous architectural detail. The stoop is perfect for enjoying a glass of wine or a craft beer from food and friends( located at the corner of 20th and spruce). The common lobby on the first floor has the original mirror, perfect for checking your ensemble before you head out for a great dinner at friday saturday sunday ( 21st and rittenhouse), audrey claire ( 20th and spruce(( audrey claire is a great BYOB and cash only) or twenty manning grill ( 20th between spruce and locust). Want a coffee or pastry? Montreal style bagels can be had around the corner fresh baked every day in a wood grill on 20th street at Spread or on fridays great authentic bagels from a kosher bakery in the burbs are sold at Maxxs Produce on 20th. On 19th is metropolitan bakery which has excellent croissants and pain au chocolat. Enough about food.....yes this neighborhood is a foodies delight!
The apartment has a very comfy pillow top queen mattress. It is like sleeping on a cloud, almost better than a hotel mattress! There is also a twin air mattress if you have a third guest. The couch is a klippan from ikea, it is good for taking naps and if someone had to they could crash on it. There is a great big table in the kitchen that easily sits six.
The bathroom is spacious and has a wonderful rainfall shower head. I generally also have some hotel shampoo/conditioner/soap etc if you have forgotten yours. I have plenty of towels and washcloths. I also have extra sheets. if you cannot find something in the apartment please do not hesitate to call, text, or email me during your stay! I wash all my sheets and towels in mrs. meyers lavender organic laundry detergent.
The studio is a huge almost one bedroom size. There are three floor to ceiling windows that let lots of gorgeous light in. The windows have the original shutters which close up at night. The ceilings are very high and have gorgeous crown molding. There are two very large wardrobes where you can stash your belongings and even your suitcases or feel free to put them in the walk-in closet.
The apartment is super close to 30th street station so if you are flying in just take the train from the airport to 30th street or the lady liberty shuttle. If you are coming by megabus or bolt which also lets of by 30th street station feel free to walk if your bags aren't too heavy or catch a cab to the address.
The apartment is a 20 minute walk to convention center, but an even quicker trip on the trolley or bus. Everything is close to this apartment! There are two buses nearby, both go downtown towards the independence hall and historic areas. The trolley and blue line are also close by, but really everything is easily walkable in this area.
-PLEASE SHUT OFF THE AC/HEAT UNIT WHEN LEAVING FOR THE DAY. THE UNIT IS VERY EFFECTIVE AT COOLING/HEATING YOU DO NOT NEED TO RUN IT ALL DAY WHILE YOU ARE OUT
-PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL DOORS BEHIND YOU LOCK
-MAKE SURE TO TURN OFF ALL LIGHTS WHEN YOU LEAVE FOR THE DAY
-IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS WITH APPLIANCES OR THE APARTMENT REPORT THEM TO ME IMMEDIATELY BY EMAIL OR PHONE OR LEAVE A NOTE.
-PLEASE DO NOT MOVE ANY FURNITURE, FURNISHINGS, ART WORK ETC
Andreas's apartment was so nice! It is in a wonderful, cute, safe area with bars and shops. The apartment itself has everything you need and is very artistic. I really loved the decoration. The communication with Andrea was perfect - fast and informative. I would definitely recommend this place and come back to this apartment. You really get to know philly and its people.
Andrea's apartment could not be more gorgeous. I loved every second of my stay there. Check in was so easy and everything about the place was comfortable and soothing. The weather wasn't the best when I was in Philly so coming home to this home each night was perfect. I can't wait to go back!
We had a really great stay at Andrea's Rittenhouse apartment! It was perfectly comfortable for two of us. I loved the cute little kitchen, and how festively the apartment was decorated. We had a rainy visit, and it was nice to come back in to this very cozy space. The apartment is really well-situated to get to most places in Center City, Old City, sites, Graduate Hospital, and more. Andrea's bed is also SUPER comfortable! Andrea was great and communicative leading up to our stay, especially when she couldn't meet us and left the key in a lock box, and made sure to reach out to see if we had a good visit after we left. We would definitely stay here again when we come back to Philadelphia!
We had a really good time on our visit. He apt is near everything and we did not need a car at all.
The place was as described.
La description de l'appart était tres bonne et le quartier très bien situé, avec beaucoup de cafés et très bons restos. Nous étions aussi tout près du départ du marathon, raison première de notre voyage.
Andrea had everything set up prior to my arrival. A few minor issues were dealt with expeditiously and completely.
My girlfriend and I came to Philly, my hometown, for the weekend and couldn't have had a more perfect experience in this apartment.
It is definitely an old building, but the shower, the heat, the location, all great.
Andrea was super responsive when I had questions re internet and checkout. I felt very well taken care of.
The only things that might bother others, but did not affect me, were that you really can hear other tenants quite clearly as they walk up and down the stairs to their apartments. And, despite closing the pocket shutters, it is hard to make the place dark once the sun is up.
One block away is this fantastic upscale food market, Food and Friends, with an incredible beer selection. I could have browsed for hours.
I would definitely stay in this apartment again, happily!
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