About this listing
A SUPER KID FRIENDLY sunny 3rd floor apartment in historic Germantown with full kitchen & bathroom, 2 rooms can be used as bedroom/living room or bedroom/bedroom with comfy furnishings and, NOW, a Super Kid Play Closet! Full of toys and books!
This listing is for a 3rd floor private apartment in my family's home. We live on the 1st and 2nd floors. We are available, but non- intrusive.
Accommodates 4. 1 Queen and 1 Full REAL beds on DIY bed-frames, one in each room. A twin air mattress and queen air mattress if need be. I charge $15 per person per night after the first 2 people including children over 2 yrs old.
In the Kitchen: Oven/Stove, Full size refrigerator, Microwave, Dishes, Pots and Pans, Coffee maker, (w/ coffee and sugar) cooking and dining utensils.
Tub/Shower in the Bath (fresh towels, soap).
Central Air-Conditioning and Heating! NOW w/ FIOS wi-fi!!!
There's a "KIDS ONLY" closet full of toys and books and games. There's a VCR/DVD and 2 shelves of kid and family friendly movies and more books for all ages. Also, a PACK AND PLAY and some baby toys.
Award winning gardens surround the house and a large porch to view them by and enjoy your morning coffee or afternoon tea. I won 1st prize for my front yard in 2008 for the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's City Gardens Contest. :) Forgive me, though, because I don't keep it to judge worthy standards 24/7...It's always pretty, inviting and blooming 3 seasons of the year with a weed or 10 mixed in! And don't get me started on the jungle out back but I have big plans so you'll have to come back in a year or so...
On the porch overlooking the beautiful garden (which you are welcome to peruse; there's a stone bench right under the copper beech tree), there's a faux wicker table and chairs, couch and loveseat with coffee table to lounge. Enough space for about 10 people to congregate and enjoy dinner on a balmy evening or brunch on a sunny morning. You are welcome to make yourselves at home there as well as the apartment.
Parking is on the street but there's always a spot right near the front door. No meters!
There is a 3rd separate bedroom on the 3rd floor which is also available if you have a party of 5-7. The extra room has a queen bed and a twin bed.
*NEW* Also, if you book the larger listing, there's a new dress-up closet in the front room for kids of all ages. Costumes and props from my sons' collection. He's an actor in college and left me his repertoire for you! Also, as instant camera for you to take a silly photo to take home and to leave one for the fridge!
**Please see my other listing if you want to also rent the large front room for an extra cost**
Guests have access to the apartment, porch and gardens.
Interaction with Guests
Our family lives in the house and we are always available if you need anything but we are living our lives so we let you live independently unless you want to interact.
We are in an urban city setting but also very green and tree lined in this part of town Fairmount Park and the Wissahickon Creek within walking distance. Near Philadelphia University, Temple, La Salle, Drexel Medical College, Historic sites of Germantown and Center City.
The diversity of ethnicities, socio-economics, lifestyles are featured here. You will meet lots of interesting people and add your uniqueness to our lives.
About 20 minutes from Center City by bus or car. The train is a little quicker within 2 blocks. It's walking distance from trains and buses that reach every corner of Philadelphia and suburbs.
Other Things to Note
Also, we do have pets in the house. 2 cats and 1 Pomeranian dog. They don't live in the apartment but you will see them and definitely be greeted by Foxy the dog. :)
*** Please Note that I have a strict cancellation policy; that means that if you cancel in less than 7 days of your reservation there is no refund. Please consider making reservations with at least a week to spare. The cancellation policy still stands if your booking is last minute.
Also, $25 cleaning fee is for the first week. If you plan to stay longer it'll be $25 per week. (I have to add it manually, the website does not compute that)
No smoking, quiet time between 10PM and 7AM, Please leave everything the way you found it. Enjoy yourself and travel safe! *** Please Note that I have a strict cancellation policy; that means that if you cancel in less than 7 days of your reservation there is no refund. Please consider making reservations with at least a week to spare. The cancellation policy still stands if your booking is last minute.