Private room
2 Guests
1 Bed
$65
Per Night
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Serene room with your own bathroom. Off-street parking, queen bed, comfy cot if you need that for a third person. No kitchen privileges, but a great little cafe down the road. Easy walking distance to Swarthmore College and train to Philadelphia.

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The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Weekly discount: 4%
Cancellation: Flexible

Description

The Space

They used to call it the "nanny quarters," but now it's a private suite for our Airbnb guests. Cheerful, well-appointed guest room with your own full bath, staircase, and hall, overlooking the rhubarb, asparagus, pawpaws, persimmons, and giant ginkgo tree behind our old stone Colonial Revival house. You will also see some very well-behaved heritage hens back there! To say nothing of your very own reserved off-street PARKING SPACE, right by the door.

Your suite has a queen-size bed, Wifi, and air conditioner. There is an antique desk and dresser for your use, and lots of updated train schedules and tourist information. Teapot and teas in room. Shampoo, conditioner, and hair dryer in bathroom.

This is a great location if you're coming from the Philadelphia Airport (15 minutes), or if you plan to visit Philadelphia or the Brandywine Valley. We're an easy 10-minute walk to the Swarthmore station Media-Elwyn train line, which is a 25-minute ride to Philadelphia. Swarthmore College is a 10-minute walk away as well.

Please note that a well-behaved collie and two cats also live here. The dog doesn't go upstairs and we can keep the cats out if you prefer. Also, the stairs to your room are steeper than average, but the handrail is sturdy.

We know a lot about Philadelphia and the local area, and will be glad to give you travel advice if you need it. We love to chat with our guests and have met people from all over the world in our own kitchen!

You walk through our kitchen to get to your set of stairs up to your room.

Someone in my family is always home to cheerfully greet our guests and show them their quarters. We love to chat with you as you are passing through the kitchen, if you have time and if we have time!

Huge trees, sidewalks, old houses, cultural events at Swarthmore College, a walkable and friendly downtown with a great cafe, library, cutting-edge food co-op, and more.

It's a ten-minute walk to the Swarthmore stop on the Media-Elwyn train line to Philadelphia. We're also just off 476 and I-95 and a 15-minute drive from Philadelphia International Airport.

Guest Access

You walk through our kitchen to get to your set of stairs up to your room.

Interaction with Guests

Someone in my family will be home to cheerfully greet you, provided you have communicated your check-in time with us and confirmed that we will be here. WE DO NOT ACCEPT CHECK-INS AFTER 11 PM, barring emergencies and unexpected air traffic delays. We love to chat with you as you are passing emergencies through the kitchen, if you have time and if we have time!

The Neighborhood

Huge trees, sidewalks, old houses, cultural events at Swarthmore College, a walkable and friendly downtown with a great cafe, library, cutting-edge food co-op, and more.

Getting Around

It's a ten-minute walk to the Swarthmore stop on the Media-Elwyn train line to Philadelphia. We're also just off 476 and I-95 and a 15-minute drive from Philadelphia International Airport.

Other Things to Note

NO CHECK-INS AFTER 9:30 PM

You will use a steep, narrow staircase with a sturdy railing.

We have two cats and a very quiet collie.

You are above the garage and you will hear the garage door opening early in the morning on weekdays.

You may want to avail yourself of the small in-room electric heater in the winter months.

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House Rules

Please feel free to communicate with me via text or phone or the whiteboard at the bottom of the stairs.
Let me know if you need a brighter reading lamp, an extra towel, or iron.
Help yourself to ice and filtered water from the fridge dispenser.
Neat snacks may be eaten in your room if you leave no trace.
No alcohol may be consumed in your room.
Only toilet paper goes in the toilet.
If you break something, please tell me instead of leaving it for me to discover.
Please leave extra trash under the whiteboard and we will take it out.
We love to chat with you about your day if we're in the kitchen when you are passing through. And have a wonderful visit. We love sharing our home with our guests.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector

Availability
1 night minimum stay
Classic Swarthmore "Nanny Quarters"

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About the Host, Lauren

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Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, United States
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