About This Listing
Welcome to Philadelphia!
Come stay in a private room located on the main floor of our beautiful home called, The Oasis!! Your room is away from all of the other bed rooms (located upstairs) and has a twin bed. The room also has a desk, a closet with plenty of space for you to store your clothing, and a nice window.
The guest room was decorated by my twin sister Taiye, who is a professional interior designer. An interesting fact about our home is as a Kaplan host we have had an array of international guest! Some of our guest have come as far as Italy, Venezuela, Columbia and Brazil!
The bathroom is suite style, so you have a door to the bathroom from your room (there is also another door leading into the bathroom from the living room). The bathroom has both a shower and a tub.
As a guest in our home you have access to the kitchen, the dining room and the living room! A light continental breakfast will be served the first week of a two week or more reservation!
The house is located within blocks of University City --just a train ride away on the market El and Center City!
If you have any more questions about staying in my home, please reach out to me in a message and I would be more than happy to answer you!
As a guest in our home you have access to the kitchen, the dining room and the living room. A light continental breakfast will be served the first week of a two week or more reservation.
The house is located within blocks of University City/Center City--just a train ride away on the market El.
If you have any more questions about staying in my home, please reach out to me in a message and I would be more than happy to answer you.
Interaction with Guests
Because l live in the home you will always have access to me. I like to meet my guest at whatever level they are interested in engaging me at the time. I understand that many times guest simply want to be left alone to study and other guest love being social. Which ever you are, I am a pretty flexible person so I am sure you would have a wonderful stay!
The neighborhood is diverse, with several international restaurants within walking distance. It's conventionally located accessing several of the city's main attractions such as Penn, Drexel and Center Center, via public transportation or driving. The neighborhood is being gentrified so there are some differences in presentation depending on which block you are on, but my block is beautiful to say the least! (My block recently entered the Most Beautiful Block in Philadelphia contest!) You should know that there are some blocks in and around my neighborhood that guest have commented feeling uneasy walking down, particularly at night. This is to expected in any urban community. That said, I have lived in the community for eight years and have always felt safe and my guest haven't had any problems. :)
Our home is also conveniently located to several modes of transportation. The 31 bus route which takes you into the heart of the city as well as Drexel and UPenn is located just one block from our home at 46st and Fairmont. The Sept Train Station is located at 46st and market, another two blocks from our home. We also have a house bike that guest are always welcome to at no extra charge.
Other Things to Note
I think what's most unique about my space is that it literally is an Oasis in the middle of the City! (My block) is quiet, picture perfect in the early mornings with birds filling the air with music and offers a pleasant view with trees and beautifully manicured lawns! Come and see for yourself!
-A key will be provided to our home once you arrive so that you can come and go as you please--please remember to return keys before you leave
-Guest are asked to keep accommodations neat and tidy,this includes the guest room, bathroom and kitchen. :)
-Our home is alcohol and drug free do please refrain from bringing these items into the home.
-You are welcome to have guest visit you during your stay, we just ask that you give us a heads up before their arrival.
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Wonderful stay!!! Lola's description of the place was accurate. The room was very nice and had everything. It was so comfortable. This is the first time I am staying in this kind of accommodation and it was a great experience. Lola and her sister Taiye are the most hospitable hosts. This place is highly recommended.
I am very satisfied with my 8 week stay. Lola and her family are very welcoming. They even had me for Thanksgiving dinner. The room is very comfortable with a private bathroom. There is plenty of street parking. I was always able to park in front of their home. If I ever came back to Philadelphia, I would definitely stay at Lola's place again!
Lola and her husband are wonderful. They were by far the best part of the experience. They welcome you into their home and family with open arms and an open heart. They even lent me their bike while I was there. There home is quite lovely and is on a nice street. I was a little dissapointed with the location as it is the heart of West phili which, unbeknownst to me when I booked, is one of the rougher neighborhoods. At first I felt uncomfortable there but had no incidents during the month. As the neighborhood continues to gentrify this place will be a real gem.
Lola and her family were very attentive with me, always trying to help. Everything was just like in the advertisement. the house and neighborhood are very calm and safe, I didn't have any problem. There is a bus station and a subway station near, within a walkable distance, that you can go to everywhere in the city. And whatever you need you can ask them, they always try to help.
I had a great stay with Lola and her husband. The place was clean and they were real sweet.
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About the Host, Kehinde (Lola)
I am a 33 year old working professional. My Philadelphia home is my primary residence, but I currently live in AZ with my husband who is a pastor and chemical engineer by trade. I travel between AZ and my Philly home seasonally. My twin sister, Taiye ( fYI, the beautiful brunette in the profile picture is not my twin! lol she is one of our favorite guest that we hosted from Brazil!) who is a teacher and interior designer lives in the home year round. She is great and we both are looking forward to hosting you!