About this listing
Our spacious apartment features two bedrooms and a kitchen/living room - plus a backyard deck with a hammock! It is located close 2 trolley lines, the Dock Street Brewery, and a bunch of fancy restaurants - and just 20 minutes walk to the PENN campus
This is our fully furnished and completely renovated 2 BR (1 Large Bedroom with a Queen Size Bed and one small Bedroom with a Full Size bed (plus an additional twin size mattress)) 1st floor apartment with new fully equipped kitchen, new hardwood floors, covered deck, and backyard in the University City District of Philadelphia - a very livable residential mixed with businesses, mainly restaurants. The location of the rental is very quiet but convenient to public transportation: 2 trolley lines (34 and 13) are less than 4 minutes walking distance away - both connect directly to center city Philadelphia with the Convention Center, the Reading Terminal Market, etc. etc.. The apartment is a a great place for up to 4 persons who have a short time commitment in Philadelphia. There is always free parking available on the street in front of our house.
The distances to some important campuses are:
The University of Pennsylvania campus is 20 minutes walk or 5 minutes trolley away,
Drexel University is 25 minutes walk or 7 minutes trolley away,
The University of the Sciences campus is 10 minutes walk away,
The St. Josephs University is 15 minutes by bus away,
Temple University is 25 minutes by trolley and subway.
BTW: The apartment comes with 2 sets of clean bedding per bedroom, plenty of towels, etc. etc.
Guests have access to the apartment, which features its own private entrance, to the backyard with deck, and to the basement with washer/dryer. There are two guest bicycles in the basement for free use by our guests.
Interaction with guests
Our guest apartment is a private place. We like to show our guests around Philadelphia if this is appreciated, if this is not the case we keep to ourselves and the guests keep to themselves.
University City is a vibrant neighborhood - of which we're living in a part that is right now being gentrified but still feels a bit bohemian. Some find that it feels not very safe around here, but the data shows different: in Trulia you'll find that it is considered "safest". There are great places to go to within less than 5 minutes walking distance (The DockStreet Brewery, The Vietnam Cafe, The Gold Standard, The Mariposa Coop, The Aksum Meditarrean Restaurant).
Trolleys stop nearby, so getting to center city is very conveninent and takes not more than 20 minutes. The PENN bus stops also just a block away. PENN, Drexel, and the University of the Sciences are within walking distance (10 to 25 minutes), and bicycles are available in the basement. Uber and UberX are available and usually within 3 to 4 minutes at our house.
Other things to note
When using the washer dryer, please keep the appliances clean. Also, the lint filter of the dryer must be cleaned each time after use. Finally, those guests who stay longer than a month must purchase their own laundry fluid.
No smoking inside the apartment - but allowed outside on the covered backyard porch, No pets. No using of my cell phone number for food delivery.
Born in Switzerland, trained first in fine arts, then in Medicine (both in Zurich) - specialized in the creation of online resources for medical education first in Berne, then at Dartmouth Medical School's Interactive Media Lab and finally Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. Very happily married with Magalene from Pirenopolis, Goias, Central Brazil where we partly live. I consider myself a very fortunate "citizen of the world" and have a real understanding of the needs of international visitors, still remembering how it was when we arrived in Hanover, New Hampshire (Dartmouth) into an empty house, waiting for the container with all our staff to arrive.