About this listing
Our home is a 3 flr, 3 bedroom, 2 Bath, rowhouse in Philly's Fishtown.
This listing is for a private room that can sleeps 4 sharing 2 beds, and shares a bath on 2nd flr.
* Please read detailed desc (+more) before booking to make sure we are a fit
We do ask for people to have profiles with real pics and information about themselves and their group -please be clear about your traveling companions names and your relationship. (include information such as work, where you live, what you do for fun, etc).
This being our home, we like to know who is asking to stay, and what they will be doing in the city. (Airbnb is not a social network and your profile is private and not searchable.)
Our house is a 3 floor, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, rowhouse in Philadelphia's exciting Fishtown neighborhood.
This is a listing for the larger of the bedrooms on the second floor that can accommodate 4 people sharing a queen sized bed and a full sized convertible futon bed/couch.
You will be sharing the bathroom on the second floor, which includes a bath tub/shower.
You will be sharing the house with us (Sari and Sebastien), and our friendly and sweet cat Ku, and possibly other guests in the larger room.
Check in is after 3pm but we require a scheduled appointment time.
Our schedules are somewhat flexible, and we will work with you on arrival times (Earlier is sometimes possible/depending on previous guests, later is definitely fine.)
Check out is by 12pm, and you do not need to schedule this with us.
You can also leave luggage behind in our living room if you are not leaving Philadelphia right after check out, and pick them up later.
You can also sometimes arrange to pick up keys earlier in the day and drop your luggage in the living room as well, before the rooms become available.
We are LGBT friendly, we welcome everyone and love meeting new people!
Thank you, and see you soon, Sebastien & Sari
If you'd like to rent just one of the rooms or the whole house, please see our other listings:
The Orange room:
Book both 2nd floor rooms & bathroom together here: http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/327489
The Whole house:
For rent is a large bedroom with 2 beds.
The room has a queen sized bed that can accommodate 2 people, and a convertible futon/couch that is full sized and can also accommodate 2.
The bedroom is private, and is located on the second floor, next to the bathroom.
The bathroom with a tub & shower is shared between the 2 rooms on the second floor.
You have access to the full kitchen with fridge/stove/microwave/toaster, as well as a washer/dryer for laundry.
Wifi is also provided.
If you are a smoker, we have a small backyard which you can use.
We provide linens, soap, shampoo, towels, hair dryer & ironing board.
Street parking is available on Frankford St. (Our tiny St is permit only but is 5 houses away from the corner).
It is really easy to get here via subway/bus/trolley and if driving we are just blocks from the i95 expressway.
If you're coming via public transportation and you're the type to get lost, we can meet you at the station, or give you detailed personal directions.
Interaction with Guests
Depends on how busy we are, and if we are working from home.
We work both have odd work hours as we have different practices, including teaching at universities, which means our off site schedule is constantly changing. Sometimes we are here all day but a lot of times we have to work at school in the evening or mornings. We can certainly have brief conversations, with our guests, and we can definitely make recommendations for places to go, things to see, or best transportation methods.
Generally if we are at home working in the living areas, we ask that people be considerate of our time.
We live on a quiet and safe residential block, in Fishtown one of the artsiest & active neighborhoods in Philadelphia, and with great nightlife and food options.
We are walking distance from many Philly hotspots: go dancing at the Barbary or 700club, drink beer out of giant liter steins at the Stephen Starr Frankford Hall, or Bourbon & BBQ at Fette Sau; have a terrific microbrew at Kraftwork, catch shows at Johnny Brenda's, go to an art opening at one of the many neighborhood galleries, or an Italian feast at BYOB ModoMio, & across the st at its lowrent but excellent sandwich shop Paesanos.
Fancy dinners can have an exquisite farm to table meal at Kensington Quarters; French meal at the Pickled Heron, or a walking bit further into old Kensington to the new 'it' american cuisine BYOB, Helm -be sure to make a reservation long in advance. Try the all included tip less, Girard Brasserie; and of course foodies can line up before the 5pm opening of the amazing Pizza Beddia to place an order for their 9pm pickup.
Many new fun eateries have recently opened in the 3/5 block area including the not Mexican but excellent Heffe Tacos from the Paesano/Modomio restaurateurs; The more mexican but still not so much "Loco Pez"; "The Good spoon" for luscious soups; and the MANY Coffee shops right around the corner, including the US headquarters of La Colombe Roasters & Distillers (it's GIANT).
On our block you will find "Steep and Grind" and Griffin coffee; down the st, RocketCat; Milk Crate; Front st Cafe; so many more.
For the night life explorers, We have a large number of bars, show venues and gastropubs, many with great early and late happy hours.
Fishtown tavern, Bottle Bar, Barcade, Lloyds, Interstate Drafthouse, Kungfu Necktie, The Yatchman, the L Bar, The Lost bar Atlantis, and many others. not including the plethora in our proximate neighborhood, The Northern Liberties. (5min Uber, 10min walk)
The Sugarhouse Casino is walking distance from our house, straight down Frankford ave.
(5min Uber, 10min walk)
For people who like random activities, we have grungy batting cage/punk rock show venue "Everybody Hits"; as well as grungy indoor mini golf & Arcade "Keystone Mini Golf", a 50s style bowling alley "2nd st Bowl". The "Go Vertical" Climbing gym is close next to the casion, as well as "Firth & Wilson Transport Cycles" - where you can rent bikes by the day; Get an amazing transforming massage from therapist Kate at "Selcouth" (therapeutic massage for long lasting results -schedule in advance and mention Sebastien for a discount); We have a bunch of Yoga Studios in the 5 block area including AMRITA/IS YOGA Studio/Mother Heart Studio/Ploome.YARDS & PBC breweries offer tours on weekends and are in the neighborhood.
We are also very close to other great neighborhoods with more boutiques and shops like Northern Liberties and Old City, both just south of us.
Center City is just a short 10 min Subway or Uber ride away.
We are 5 blocks from the Market Frankford line (MFL), which will take you most anywhere you want to go in Philadelphia. (11mins to center city, 15 min to 30 st train station)
we are also 3 blocks from the Trolley, and numerous bus lines run right by the house.
We are 5 mins with a Cab/Uber from the Temple University Septa commuter train stop. (a 15min)
We are also right near i95, Delaware ave and the Ben Franklin Bridge.
Of course Uber, UberX and Taxi's will pick you up and drop you off here.
Other Things to Note
If you have severe cat allergies this is not the place for you.
The cat is not allowed in the bedrooms so anyone with minor allergies will do fine.
*No smoking in the house. (Out front or in the backyard is totally fine.)
*No shoes in the house.
*The cat is not allowed in the bedrooms.
(But the rest of the house is fair game for snuggling)
*Feel free to look at/read our collection of books, but be nice to them please.
*Please don't put containers with liquids directly on wood surfaces in the house, we have coasters distributed about the house to protect any valuable furniture.
*Please refrain from spraying excess amounts of perfume/cologne, or using large amounts of perfumed products; as it makes it will negatively affect others in the house.
*Please be considerate of other guests when coming in and leaving in the morning/evening.
*Please be considerate of your conversation volume as sound travels throughout the house affecting others in the house.
*Do not invite people not staying in the house to hang out without first checking with us.
*Make sure to not open any cabinets/closets marked with yellow tape as private.
*Please be considerate of others when using kitchen/dinning area.
*Please be careful not to stain towels/sheets with makeup and or dirt.
Sari and Sébastien are a couple of New York expats living in Philadelphia. We have a nice and cozy home that we love sharing with guests. Sebastien has lived all over the world and can speak to you in French, or possibly poor Spanish. Sari is just from New Jersey and can speak highly competent English to you. We are both artists and creatives. Between the two of us we design, illustrate, teach, and make art.
Honorable mention goes to our rotund but friendly kitty, Ku.