Entire home/apt

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

Spacious 1 bedroom apt in ritzy Rittenhouse sq, old school brownstone on historic block, in center of city but away from the bustle, walking distance to everything Philadelphia has to offer...renowned restaurants, shops, museums, parks and tons of history.

POPE visitors: I am 15 min walk to all events

The space

LARGE 1 bedroom apartment, full kitchen, high ceilings, full bath, sofabed (can sleep additional 2 people). Decorated very well, kept very clean, quiet neighbors, NO SMOKING, 1 block away from Rittenhouse sq on historic block of Spruce street...all historic brownstones! Internet access, flat screen TV, Netflix, 2nd floor front, great light and people watching on Spruce st.

Steps away from Center City shopping district, nationally recognized restaurants, 15 min walk to U Penn and Drexel, Old City, museums, short subway ride to Northern Liberties, sports complexes, West Philly, 10 minute walk to 30th street station or Suburban station....just such a great location. Everything you need is steps away!

I am so in love with my apartment and how I decorated it so I thought, why not share it with people who appreciate the urban life, want to visit Philly (my hometown) and enjoy a nice ambiance and home in a great location. My apartment is very homey and welcoming...I hope you think so too :)

*linens and towels
*hair dryer
*clothing iron
*sewing kit
*lots of mirrors/vanity areas for the ladies (or men)

Guest access


Interaction with guests

Not much. I can exchange keys in advance if needed or meet guests and show them around on request. I usually leave the keys in a lockbox with a code I provide and guests can arrive/depart as they like. This is how I like to travel :)

Other things to note

I've lived in many neighborhoods in Philly and Rittenhouse is my favorite.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 1PM
Check Out: 1PM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $35 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $50
Security Deposit: $250
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 1PM

NO smoking
NO drugs
NO laundry on premises, laundromat 2 blocks away
NO parties, don't mind if you have friends over
NO pets (love dogs, but sorry, I don't know yours well enough)



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

19 Reviews

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Héctor  José User Profile
July 2016
Rachele's apartment is located on a relatively quiet street in downtown Philadelphia. I stayed in it during the National Democratic convention. The apartment is on a walking distance to most downtown attractions, close to nice restaurants, groceries and retail shopping and with access to public transportation. The home itself is very spacious, with very high ceilings, nicely decorated with vintage furniture and objects that speak to travel, family and invite reflection. Sleeping arrangements were comfortable. Upon arrival I was happily surprised by Rachel's offering of soft Philly pretzels (yummy!), coffee and cold drinks. She also leaves a very useful list of favorite places in town. I tried a few of her recommendations with friends and was very glad to do so. I would stay again in her apartment without hesitation if I need to travel by myself again to Philly. It is an apartment better suited for one or two people but if an additional bed is available it can easily accommodate four. Thanks Rachel for greatly enhancing my experience at the 2016 Democratic convention!
Rachele User Profile
Response from Rachele:
Hector, you were such a gracious guest! I am so glad you enjoyed my space and time in my home town. Now time for some R&R after the DNC :)
July 2016

Amy User Profile
July 2015
This place was perfect for our needs (conference). Rachele was available for prompt (5min) help when we had a problem with the lock and she also helped out when we accidentally blew the breaker (don't use two blow driers at once). Her place is gorgeous and we appreciated the small touches like a stocked fridge and cookies! Highly recommend Rachele's home for your stay in Phillu!

Rafaela User Profile
May 2015
Rachele's house is beautiful, clean, organized and in a perfect location! She was a very nice host taking care of all the details to have us!

Adrienne User Profile
May 2015
This apartment was even better than I expected. Rachele was a wonderful hostess - and her apartment was beautiful! She gave us thoughtful tips of things to do and a care package for the race. Since we were in town for a race we didn't spend a lot of time in the apartment, but wished we could've spent more. It's in a great location, it's huge for a one bedroom - at least by my Boston standards - and it had everything we needed. We loved it!

Lisa User Profile
April 2015
Rachele's place is "stunning" as described. It's a beautiful and very spacious one bedroom, lots of character, very high ceilings, and really comfortable home away from home. I would definitely stay here again. Rachele made it easy, incredibly helpful and welcoming, providing homemade banana bread and fresh lemonade on our arrival. She also provided all kinds of tips about where to eat and play in Philly. The location couldn't be more perfect a few blocks from Rittenhouse. Great place, we loved our weekend there!

Cindy User Profile
April 2015
The place was just as described-- so very charming, comfortable- even lots of inspiration for my own decorating!! Location is fabulous, we walked everywhere. We would definitely come back!

Benjamin User Profile
November 2014
Great host and great place. Very cozy arranged. Great neigborhood with walking distance to every major point of interest. Thanks to Rachele for a great stay!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States · Joined in June 2012
Rachele User Profile

Fun loving, adventurous, love to travel, experience different cultures

Favorite travel destination: Greece
Favorite book: hmmm, that's tough
Favorite movie: Far and Away and Walk the Line
Favorite show: Chopped
Favorite music: Coldplay, Adele, Michael Jackson, Dave Mathews
Favorite food: Sushi or Asian

My style of travel is casual. I like to stay at places and visit spots the locals would. Not a fan of tourist traps where all I see and meet are...other tourists ;)

I love to have guests and host parties. I like people to feel comfortable in my apartment and surrounded by nice decor, enjoy good food and wine and great conversation.

Life motto: All you need is LOVE :)

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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