Living room sofa converts into a full-sized bedFully stocked eat-in kitchen

Entire home/apt

10 Guests

3 Bedrooms

5 Beds

Entire home/apt

10 Guests

3 Bedrooms

5 Beds

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About this listing

Explore Center City from our historic home. Centrally located amidst Philly's main attractions: Old City, Independence Hall and the National Historical Park, and the famous nightlife on South Street. This is an ideal location in the city!

The space

You'll have the full house with three bedrooms, two queen beds, one double bed, and two sleeper sofas. The dining room is a brand new space with real stone floors and the kitchen hardwood has been recently refinished as well. The bathroom includes marble floors, a claw foot bathtub, and is next to a walk in closet with ample space. The third floor bedrooms may be the nicest space in the house with exposed brick and refinished original exposed beams. Please keep in mind if you have mobility issues or trouble walking the stairs are steeper than normal though we do have railings and grip tape.

Our cobblestone Street has no cars. These half block streets are sprinkled throughout old city. There is nothing like stepping outside onto pedestrian-only cobblestones. You'll find ample street parking a half a block over on Bainbridge as well as three pay lots within one block. From the airport and train stations a taxi is the easiest way to arrive, but Market East station is walkable as well. You can take the bus almost anywhere, but the best way to enjoy the charm, history, and culture of our city is to walk and explore!

Within minutes walking distance:

Independence National Historical Park:
The Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and much more!
The Betsy Ross House
South Street (the TLA Theater concert venue and Jim's Cheesesteaks)
Old City Shopping, Dining, and Nightlife
The Italian Market
Reading Terminal Market
Washington Square
Headhouse Square Farmer's Market
The new Spruce Street Harbor Park
Penn's Landing and the Delaware Riverfront
Broad Street Theater District
The vintage shops at Fabric Row
Antiques Row shopping
The Art Gallery district for First Friday
Several grocery stores including Whole Foods, ShopRite, and Essene (a local macrobiotic healthfood store with hot bar)

It's easy to explore all of Center City on foot. All the restaurants and shopping of the Rittenhouse square neighborhood is only a half hour walk, we do it all the time! Of course it's also very easy to catch a taxi just a block over on South Street any time of day or night!

Guest access

Guests have access to all areas of the house, including the back patio and any cooking and breakfast goods, except for the basement.

Interaction with guests

Call, text, or email me anytime. We live an hour away and have a friend in town if you need something just call!

Other things to note

The house is on a pedestrians-only street, but there is parking half a block away on Bainbridge. It is a three story house with relatively steep winding stairs running throughout (though we have installed railings and safety tread) but they may not be easy for those with issues climbing stairs.

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The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 5
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox


Extra people: $25 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: $100
Security Deposit: $250
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Please do not leave the house a mess! If you trash the place or leave a mess behind I will have to charge you a security deposit. The cleaning fee is for changing all the linens and doing actual routine cleaning.
Don't lock the handle to the back door only lock the deadbolt because otherwise people can get locked out back there!
All food in the house is ok
No smoking of any kind
No pets
Also, please quiet by 10 or 11 pm in consideration of the neighbors
Please turn off the heat or air conditioning when you check out



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

184 Reviews

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Willam User Profile
May 2017
Nice place - very good location for seeing Philadelphia. Surrounding area loaded with restaurants and bars. Perfect for someone looking to enjoy local Philly nightlife.

Ksenia User Profile
May 2017
A charming historic place within walkable distance to the tourist attractions, bars, shops and restaurants. Easy check in and check out. I would definitely stay there again!

Justin User Profile
April 2017
Overall we enjoyed our stay. As city residents ourselves, we expected an old house to have it's quirks and charms, and our stay fit the description and photographs taken inside. One thing to note is that the street this house is on is rather loud. It's only a few doors down from a concert venue, and the late night revelers will certainly wake you up. We also had an issue with squirrels running through the ceiling, but the owners tried their best to remove them during our stay...again, old house. I give this place props for cleanliness, great beds and location near sites and restaurants.

Dorothy User ProfileDorothy is a superhost.
April 2017
Very cool place in a great location! Nice kitchen and dining area, and nice little patio outside! Jesse and Libby were great to work with. We hope to stay again some time!

David User Profile
April 2017
BEAUTIFUL & Historic! Tons of sleeping accommodations & linnens. Fabulous neighborhood with lots of restaurants, and close to historic area. Our family of 5 absolutely LOVED our stay!

Kare User Profile
April 2017
Great place. Fabulous hosts. And location ticks. Block from South Street and easy walk to Independence Hall area. Try Bridget Foy's on South Street for awesome food and service.

Caroline User Profile
April 2017
Great little house, lots of character , everything was as described and clean and comfortable , and when we had a query , the owners responded immediately and were lovely . Would definitely stay here again!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States · Joined in March 2014
Jesse And Libby User Profile

My wife Elizabeth and I have loved living in Philadelphia for over ten years. This year we added little boy Benjamin to our family. We appreciate urban and country living, and in that spirit, we are just now relocating out of the city to beautiful Pennsylvania farm where I grew up.

We are avid travelers often planning three or four trips ahead. From nature, to small towns, to the cities of the world, we just can't get enough. Some of my favorite trips of the past few years have been Edinburgh and the Scottish highlands, the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland, and San Francisco... this summer a wedding in Portugal and Andalucia, Spain!

Response rate: 100%
(past 30 days)
Response time: within an hour