We now have a few bikes for your use. They require a $100 deposit per bike (we really want the bikes back) you get a bike a lock and a helmet. when the bike is returned we refund you $80 the $20 is for repairs, replacements and maintance of the bikes. Bikes are limited so first come first server.....
private room with daybed and trundle
Located in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. Street Parking, X, XH and 53 bus on corner, 5 blocks to train station, near Philadelphia University, Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, LaSalle University, Temple University, Temple Hospital, Einstein Hospital within a mile from Route 1 and minutes to 76 expressway.
All of Phila buses accept bikes. We sometimes will have an extra bike available for your use and we know a local bike shop that will rent you a bike.
There is a kitchen if you want to cook for yourself.
we have seperate rooms in this house we rent out and are attached to my office. I am around during the day but go home at night. so the place is yours (and the other guests) in the evenings. includes cable and wireless internet and use of the kithchen
we supply bath towels and linens as you need them. we also have of supply of "ooops I forgot my_________________".
close to public transportation about 15 min by car to center city and 45 min by bus and 20 mins by train. you'd want a car if traveling at night. there is street parking
this is for room that has shared bathroom, day bed with trundle = two single beds, cable tv and wireless internet
philadelphia is a great city to ride bike in. we have bikes for $20 during your stay.
check out our other rooms and soon to be adding studio apartment
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This room was awesome. I spent perfect days here. The room, kitchen and bathroom are very private and convenient. Walter is so kind and communicable as I requested for the iron, he brought a new iron for me. Thank you Walter and Susan.
My plans had changed and I arrived very late and never had the opportunity to meet Wally (they don't live there, but Wally has his office there) I was a bit frazzled by the time I got there and had some difficulty getting the lock box open and then opening the two entry doors. Wally prepared the way for my late arrival and had the apartment door open with lights on and gave instructions on navigating to the bedroom. I misunderstood the shared bathroom/kitchen and thought that there might be someone else in the apartment, but actually had the whole place to myself. The kitchen and all the rooms and linens are very clean. Nice towels. The bathroom could use some updating but was adequate if you're not too fussy. The daybed, though small, was surprisingly comfortable and the neighborhood is very quiet at night, atypical for an urban neighborhood, except for the occasional and brief, dog barking next door. The bedroom is in the back. There's a flat screen TV with cable in the bedroom. Inexplicably, there was no key to lock the apartment door while I was out, but there are two locked entry front doors, so I was not concerned. This is probably one of the best deals around Philadelphia for the budget-minded. There is street parking and each night I found a spot right in front. I would not feel comfortable walking around this neighborhood at night, but felt perfectly safe within and during the day. As Wally said, this is an urban neighborhood and one should keep that in mind.
Friendly hosts, although they don't live in the house. Does the job for the cheap price.
This was my 1st time in Philly. Walter was very helpful. He provided a list of places to go and a map of the city so I wouldn't get lost. Parking was FREE and conveniently located a couple steps from the front door. As for the location upon first glance the neighborhood looked a bit sketchy. Never judge a book by it's cover. Looks are very deceiving the neighbors are very nice. The tenants upstairs from us made me laugh daily with jokes. Once I walked into my dining and sleeping area I was amazed. There's a gas stove/oven which I cooked on twice. I had full access to the refrigerator which made eating out easier. The toaster oven was used the most for reheating leftovers. My friend and I liked the day bed with trundle. It's surprisingly comfortable. The back bedroom is very cozy. Walter has drums and dream catchers as decoration. He provided cable TV and a desk for us to do our homework on. Oh I almost forgot he has fast WIFI. The only problem we had was the outdated bathroom. There wasn't a place to plug in hair dryer or flat iron. Had to do hair in the bedroom with no mirror. Overall I will definitely keep in touch with Walter in case I find myself back in Philly. Thanks for all the help and your hospitality. You ROCK Walter!
I had a great time staying at Walter and Susans place in Germantown. The room was clean, quiete and for me leaving early and coming in late I had the kitchen and bathroom for myself too. If I had any questions Walter would immediately get back and answerig my emails. He had lot's of good suggestions to make my stay in Philli as interesting as possible. A great plus for me was the option to rent a bike. I rode the bicycle all around Philli.
We enjoyed our week at your apartment. This was a great first experience for is with air bnb, and our thanks go out to Walter and Susan! We truly had a quaint week with full privacy. Happy holidays, and hopefully we will see you again soon when we move to the neighborhood.
The hosts replied to all of my e-mails immediately, sometimes within minutes. Although I only met Susan once during my week-long stay, I always felt that I was well taken care of. If you have a question on what to see and do in Philadelphia, just ask Susan. It might be good to know that the house is not located in the posh part of Germantown. The big mansions and villas are a couple of blocks away. Apparently the part to the West of the house in direction of the somewhat better served train station Wayne Junction is not a very good area and I was told to better avoid it. I used Queen Lane station for getting into town. The connection is good, but trains only go once an hour. Not a problem as long as you have the timetable (look it up on the SEPTA website or ask Walter). The house itself is a bit older as all the houses in the area, but everything worked just fine. The room has aircondition, but with the ceiling fan (much appreciated!) I hardly needed it. Overall good value accommodation.
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we love Philadelphia and share this love with you. Susan was born and raised in Phila. and Wally has been here for 30 years. We know this city and enjoy seeing it by bike and/or motercycle.
We also love to see your city, near or far. Every year we have an adventure or two or three on the calander.
We have rental properties in the city one unit we keep as a bed and bed as is connected to our office. We also have space in our home. We like to make sure you have what you need. Always having coffee and tea available.