THE ROOM and bathroom are the top floor of my home. This makes for a very private stay that will feel like your own space. My bedroom has a very comfortable mattress for the queen size bed, a desk, chair, and a view of lively trees. High speed Wi-Fi and clean bath towels are provided.
THE REST OF THE HOUSE is very quiet with a living room on the first floor. The Kitchen has everything you probably need during your visit, stove, fridge, dishwasher, plenty of glasses and plates, etc.
ME: I love being a host. I love meeting new people which is why I am an activist and have been working for non-profits for over 12 years. Meeting new people from across the world has been wonderful. I adore Philadelphia, and look forward to you enjoying it too.
MY NEIGHBORHOOD has coffee shops, local bars, great food, and mini supermarket for groceries or fresh fruit are all within a few blocks. Check my guidebook for details.
I am a short walk to Rittenhouse Square which has a large beautiful park.
GETTING AROUND is easy. The reliable bus #12 has a stop 2 minutes walking distance from the house and takes you along locust street to Center City, The Convention Center or Old City. There is buses 7, and 17 just four minutes away. A taxi to city hall will be about $9.
PARKING during the day here is easy with FREE street parking usually found on my block. At night I generally need to park only a block or two away (which for my location is excellent).
TO CONFIRMED GUESTS please read the house rules.
This is the most peaceful airbnb; and it's home to the most kind and respectful host. I'll always check here first when I need a warm and welcoming spot in Philly.
We had a great time in Philadelphia staying at Tommy's place. The house was beautiful and very clean. We stayed there because my husband was running the Phillie marathon. We were only there for one night but it was a very nice experience. Tommy is exTremely friendly and helpful and we would definitely go there again.
Awesome stay w tommy! Everything was spic and span and the room itself was very comfortable
Tommy was a great host, and his place was welcoming and beautifully decorated. It was super easy to coordinate getting the key. We had an easy time getting around the city by bus from his location (convention center, Barnes Foundation, Amtrak), and there were some cute cafes nearby (Honey's, LaVa). We enjoyed chatting with him. He kindly provided a wealth of information about the area an even sold us bus tokens when we ran out. He also lent us an iPhone charger. The bedroom and bathroom were comfortable and very clean, and there was a lovely view of trees from the window. We had a wonderful stay and would definitely go back again.
Tommy was great and very helpful--he even helped us find parking when we arrived. The room and bathroom were impeccably clean and comfortable (in fact, the whole house was lovely), and the neighborhood was excellent.
Tommy's place is clean, tastefully decorated, and calming. Your space feels quite private, since you have the whole of the third floor to yourself. I didn't even hear Tommy get up and leave before me in the morning. From the very beginning, Tommy went out of the way to make me feel welcome. My schedule was not yet settled, so he made sure I'd be able to get in if he wasn't home or was asleep, left detailed information for me about the neighborhood, public transit, and house rules, and found alternative ways to contact me when he realized that, for some bizarre reason, my phone was not accepting messages. I came for a conference at U Penn, and the bus got me there in 4 minutes (after a 7 minute walk), so I would recommend this place to academics who need access to the university.
Tommy was a great host! His home was clean, comfortable, and well kept. We were able to walk almost everywhere we went from his home, a few were a bit longer walks but public transportation seemed easily accesible as well. Thanks Tommy!
We loved staying at Tommy's
The room was great like having your own apartment to yourself
Super clean incredibly comfy bed desk etc just perfect in every way
Tommy is very nice and was just super helpful all around
Made us feel totally welcome and relaxed
We would absolutely stay there again!
Tommy is an excellent host. His house is incredibly clean and comfortable. It is in an excellent location and within walking distance of University City or the downtown area. Tommy is easy to get along with and accessible to answer questions and help out. I would definitely stay there again.
The place of Tommy is absolutely fabulous! The room was extremely nice, tastefully decorated and clean, and the same counts for the private bathroom and the rest of the house. Tommy was very helpful and provided even a city map and some inside information about the city. Tommy's housemate Cathy was very kind and helpful as well, even though we disturbed her a bit while she was studying. The neighbourhood was safe and quiet and not too far from the centre. In short, THE place to stay in Philly!