About This Listing
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.
Take your shoes off each time you enter.
No overnight outside guests
Quiet times - 11pm to 8am
Please lock the door each time that you leave.
Tommy met us to give us the key - what a nice guy! Top floor room and bath were private and great, and he went out of his way to meet our slightly complex needs. Location is perfect for us as there were other folks in our party staying in his same neighborhood. We like the area - close to Penn, just off South Street, easy to get around. The room faces a sunny tree-filled area - very good experience!
Tommy was an excellent host :).
He answered all my question befor and during my stay.
The house was really nice furnished and clean. I would stay in his room again :)
Tommy's place was awesome. It was the best experience I ever had with Airbnb.
The room was beautiful and clean. The location was convenient. Tommy was very kind and helpful.
I cannot expect more!!! The weather was not welcomed in Phili during my stay. The room saved my trip.
We had a very pleasant long weekend in Tommy's lovely home. The room is beautiful, airy, and clean. So bathroom is spacious and very lovingly decorated as well. We were out most of the time for sightseeing, so we missed the chance to meet Tommy in person. However, he was very good about responding to online questions. He left us some very helpful suggestions for getting around the neighborhood and the city. The area is residential and a nice contrast to the touristy side of the city. We brought no car, but that was no obstacle to getting around. We would stay with Tommy again and highly recommend him his home.
Tommy's place was a great spot from which to visit the many pleasures of Philadelphia. We walked everywhere. Tommy is extremely friendly and considerate. The 3rd fl. is spacious, private, comfortable and peaceful. The process of checking in and out is quite easy.
Tommy made the check-in process extremely convenient for my parents. We arrived at his place at a less-than-ideal time, but Tommy made sure that we had everything we'd need once we entered the house (including an introductory letter to help get settled, subway/bus tokens, and water bottles). Everything is accurately portrayed in the listing.
Located on the third floor of the house, the bedroom itself was very clean, neatly-decorated, and well-lit. Also, the bed itself was a comfortable memory foam mattress. In the bathroom (which was quite spacious, clean, and well-lit), everything and anything that might be needed was supplied. The water pressure in the shower was a little weak, but it did not disturb the overall comfort of the stay. As Tommy says, the stay is very private since your bathroom and bedroom are the only two rooms on the third floor.
In the kitchen, Tommy provided juice and water. Overall, the place is very clean and well-organized. The neighborhood is generally quiet and was safe during our stay.
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About the Host, Tommy
I am a 35 year old guy who works hard and laughs harder. For 14 years I have been working/living in Philadelphia and loving it! I grew up in Philly's suburbs and moved here as soon as I could. For work I have two jobs I love. Full-time I conduct HIV Testing sessions and I am the volunteer coordinator for Philadelphia's Latino LGBT organization. Part-time I work with a group of high school students teaching them Philanthropy. Basically, the young people spend 5 months learning how to make grants totaling $50,000 which they grant to organizations serving Philadelphia youth. It's amazing and certainly never dull.
I care a lot about people which is why I have worked in the non-profit sector for 14 years. I also have been volunteering with various projects. My dad worked 3 jobs to support our family growing up which taught me the value of hard work. In my spare time I go out to eat and relax with my friends, explore the city or am in the suburbs with my parents.
I have been hosting with AirBNB for almost 3 years now. I love hearing guests stories of what brings them to town and look forward to sharing my home and welcoming you to Philadelphia.
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