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.
This was my first experience with Airbnb and the whole experience was great. Tommy was a fantastic host. We corresponded back and forth a few times before actually meeting. Tommy promptly answered any questions I had about the room, neighborhood, and things to do before I even arrived. When I arrived, Tommy greeted me at the door and graciously welcomed me into his home. He took the time show me the space, point out extra amenities should I need them, and answer any lingering questions. The space was beautifully laid out, clean, and private. There was plenty of natural light in the room and bathroom. Tommy was very pleasant and encouraged me to ask for help if I needed anything. It was clear that Tommy loved to entertain and dedicated making sure I had an enjoyable stay. I would highly recommend stay here.
Beautiful, private 3rd floor suite complete with gorgeous houseplants plants! Excellent privacy, all your needs anticipated, comfortable, private, and exquisitely clean! Tommy was extremely patient and understanding about a 1 am arrival and a last-minute reservation. The location is great, and Tommy is friendly, informative, and very clear about procedures and expectations. I've been using AirBnB for several years, and this host and his accommodations are top-notch. Highly recommended!
It was nice to return at Tony's. I booked Tony's place again this summer because it is a spectacularly clean home. I was surprised as I return this year that Tony has made his home even better! It was even more professionally cleaned with new paintings and beautiful plants! Thanks for sharing your home Tony! It was yet another great stay!
Beautiful house, great room- highly recommend this rental! Everything was extremely clean, the house was in a great location and Tommy was an excellent host!
Tommy has a beautiful, clean and private space. The communication up until we arrived was great, and Tommy went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. We were greeted with water and a note of the house rules. There were maps and suggestions laid out for us, and lots of amenities in case we forgot anything. We never ran into him or his roommate, but that was not a problem for us. The apartment itself is very beautiful, and I would definitely recommend staying here.
Peaceful, private stay at Tommy's place. Loved having the 3rd floor to myself. The bed was perfectly comfortable. Bathroom is big and clean. Little green plants growing everywhere! Needed my bottle of water that Tommy left for me on the counter on such a hot day. I can tell that Tommy has not only been hosting guests for AirBnB for years, but that he has also been listening to the feedback of his guests.
Tommy was a very considerate host! Although he was not home upon my arrival, he left a letter for me, which details pretty much everything about his apartment and Philly! Moreover, he provides map of Philly, transportation maps, tokens to take buses, and even coupons of a restaurant nearby, all of which are greatly helpful for a traveler to a strange place! He and his roommate, Cathy, were super nice, very easy to get along with! What's more important, my bedroom and bathroom are on the third floor, so privacy was guaranteed. I felt like just in my own apartment, so I extended 3 days in Philly. Truly appreciate the efforts Tommy put in it!
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About the Host, Tommy
I am 35 and work hard and laugh 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. I have two jobs I love. Full-time I conduct HIV Testing sessions and I am the volunteer coordinator for Philly'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 distribute 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 spent the last 14 years working for non-profits and volunteering a lot! My dad worked 3 jobs to support our family which taught me the value of hard work. In all of my spare time I hang out with my growing circle of friends.
I have been hosting with AirBNB for 3 years now. I continue to love hearing guests stories of what brings them to town and look forward to sharing my home and welcoming you to Philadelphia.