Serene, quiet basement @ 9th & Pine

Apartment - Private room · S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, United States
Chad & Selby & Lissa

Stay in one of the most beautiful, safe, and walkable parts of Philly while enjoying the peace and quiet of our lovely finished basement.

Your host, Chad & Selby & Lissa
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Stay in one of the most beautiful, safe, and walkable parts of Philly while enjoying the peace and quiet of our lovely finished basement.

The Space

Hardwood floors, recessed lighting, and 2 petite windows make the space feel cozy without being cramped. Important note- this is a basement room with a narrow and fairly steep set of stairs (as is common in older Philly buildings).

Now with a real king size bed! There is also a futon couch with a real mattress (formerly the primary bed) which is great for relaxing in the privacy of your room, or folding out if you have more than 2 guests (or prefer separate beds).

This room contains a 1/2 sized refrigerator with separate freezer, big enough to keep some groceries, ice-cream, or your favorite beverage.

Check in is flexible, check out is before noon (dropping off bags early or leaving bags in our living room later is fine). Exceptions are possible, please ask when making your reservation.

Our apartment is in a gorgeous brownstone with parquet floors (hardwood in the basement) and original details like crown molding. High ceilings, high speed wireless internet, and a compact but very functional kitchen round out the space.

Guest Access

You're welcome to use the kitchen and livingroom. There's a Whole Foods and a Superfresh within 1.5 blocks if you want to save money by eating in. We even have our cabinets labeled so you will know where everything is.

We have the following amenities available to our guests: coffee, tea, tourism information, maps, transit schedules, local restaurant menus, an iron, hair dryer and well as soap, shampoo, conditioner, and lotion.

Interaction with Guests

We have a friendly, cuddly cat named Cheeba. He's an older fellow so he mostly takes naps and looks out the windows. He will be your new best friend if you pet him; he adores attention! He isn't allowed in the guest rooms, though. We keep a clean house, and the hardwood floors help, but those with pet allergies be warned: this is Cheeba's house too.

The Neighborhood

We're just outside the gayborhood, 1.5 blocks north of South Street, 4 blocks from the Italian Market, and Washington Square Park is only 4 blocks away. We're 1 block from Pennsylvania Hospital, 2 blocks from Jefferson Neuroscience and the Kimmel Cancer Center, and 5 blocks from Jefferson Hospital.

Shopping- We're surrounded by fantastic shops from the affordable Philly Aids Thrift to the fancy Jeweler's Row, Antique Row, and Chestnut Street shopping district.

Restaurants- We're surrounded by some of the BEST restaurants in Philly, from cheese steaks to Egyptian food, and something in every price range.

Please check out our guidebook on this listing for more details about our neighborhood.

Getting around

We're 5 blocks from the Broad street line, 7 short blocks from the Market Street line and PATCO, and 1 block from several bus lines. There's so much to do in the area you may not even need to leave the neighborhood.

Other Things to Note

Smoke free home, and we are LGBTQIA and alternative relationship friendly. We're very child friendly but not child-proofed, and the room is large enough to hold a traveling crib or playpen.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $520 /week
Monthly Price: $2080 /month
Cleaning Fee: $10
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Lisa is helpfull and nice person.
    We had a good experience.

    July 2014
  • Really great place, Lissa was really helpful and extremely generous with her time. Great communication and was located in such a great neighbourhood.

    June 2014
  • Lissa was our host during the stay. She was really really helpfull and friendly, with what to do, where to go, where to look for parking, etc. (We didn't fint any free parking in the streets- but its possible, so we parked in a nearby parkinggarage). And she has the cutest cat.
    The location of the apartment is close to South street, where we found some cool bars, record store, etc.

    Will book again!

    June 2014
  • Lissa was great! She was lovely to speak to and was open to answering any touristy questions I threw her way. The listing was exactly as advertised and close to many things. I loved the cat!

    June 2014
  • The place was great, our host was gracious and kind and provided us with a breadth of knowledge on Philadelphia's sites and sounds. The location was easy enough to walk between most of the historical locations and not far from good food. All in all it was a comfortable and secure place to stay, would recommend!

    May 2014
  • Very centrally located and great communication with the hosts. Overall a positive experience

    May 2014
  • Our stay at Lissa's place was fantastic. Myself and 3 friends stayed in the basement bedroom, the beds were comfortable, and we were provided with fresh towels and complimentary coffee! Lissa was a great host, very polite and friendly and a very interesting person to hang out with. The location of the flat was great, with the busy restaurant/nightlife district of south street only 2 blocks away, and the main town/historic area only a 10 minute walk. I'd definitely stay again, thanks!

    May 2014
  • Very well located, great recomendations, nice an joyfull host

    May 2014
  • Chad, Shelby and Lissa's place was precisely as advertised, and they were gracious and accommodating hosts.

    May 2014
  • We had a perfect stay here. Lissa was very accommodating with meeting us as well as with recommending local attractions. Our room was clean, comfortable and quiet. Overall, we couldn't have asked for a better experience!

    May 2014
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Update Nov 2012- This listing used to be managed by Chad & Angie, now it is simply managed by Chad. Update Jul 2013: Now it's Chad & Selby! Update Oct 2013: And Lissa!
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