The front porch (with Foxy) Welcome!
Entire home/apt
4 Guests
2 Bedrooms
2 Beds
Per Night
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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!

The front porch (with Foxy)

The front porch (with Foxy)


The Space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $25
Security Deposit: $150
Weekly discount: 11%
Cancellation: Strict

Description

The Space

**WELCOME!!!**

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" 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.

Gardens surround the house and a large porch to 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/(URL HIDDEN) 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!

**NEW!!!**
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**

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Guest Access

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.

The Neighborhood

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.
*** FULL DISCLOSURE***: We have gotten a few less than 5 star ratings lately about the location. (not many, but enough to lower our rating below a 4) . This rating feature does not require the guest to be specific. So it could be anything from the distance from Center City (20-25 minutes no matter the form of transportation) or it could be that the neighborhood is different than expected. Like, I stated above we have a mixed group of not only wealth in this area; which varies the maintenance of the properties, but also racial, and religious backgrounds. You will definitely find that the streets vary drastically from block to block. You will find a very large mansion completely maintained to perfection around the block from small row homes in disrepair. But what I can assure you of is that our neighbors are incredibly good people who will say hello to you! You will find a neighborhood steeped in beautiful historic homes at least 75yrs and older. Everyone has said it's a pleasure to walk around and enjoy the history and not one felt nervous of the environment.

Getting Around

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)


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House Rules
Check-in is after 2PM

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.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Fire Extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

Welcome!

Welcome!

Your Host


Candice

Candice

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States · Member since January 2012

Hi I'm Candice! I've lived in Germantown my entire life. I am self-employed with 3 businesses now; Candice Price Garden Design, Persnickety Protein, a humanely raised and pastured food delivery, and now hostess for AirBNB to wonderful travelers in my home. I am also a mother of an extremely talented young man in his 2nd year of college. He, my mother, and I live in this 3 story Victorian.

I love to create and design. I found AirBNB because I'm always on the search for cheap lodging so I can travel and explore on my limited funds. I happen to also have an apartment that I renovated in the winter of 2011/12 after our tenant of 12 years moved away. I've had so much fun doing the carpentry, plumbing and painting that I wanted to move in myself but we still need the income so AirBNB seemed a perfect solution. Something told me when we lost our tenant that something new and exciting would come from it. So far I am having so much fun! Everyone that I've hosted has been so interesting, friendly and wonderful. People I'm afraid I would never have had the chance to meet without AirBNB. So far, we've hosted well over 95 families and individuals in 3 year's time and I've met people from all over the world! Such interesting people! I especially love it when the kids come which is why I created the kid play closet inspired by a set of the cutest twins the first year. And now the costume closet! I can't wait to meet more of you travelers and help you to enjoy whatever journey you are on! Welcome!

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