About this listing
Welcome to Phoenixville! We are twenty something miles north west of Philadelphia.
**Sorry, no last minute bookings**
**Please note, NO cable TV, no microwave, no dryer, no ice-maker...**
Modest but comfortable accommodations ten minutes from the PA turnpike, convenient for Valley Forge National Park, King-of-Prussia, Ursinus College, Philadelphia Expo Center (in Oaks) and more. This cute, 100 year-old home is in downtown Phoenixville, home of various festivals, First Friday events and many independent stores, pubs/wineries and eateries. We have live music venues (Steel City Coffee House, Black Walnut Winery, Pickering Creek Pub), and an independent movie theater, The Colonial. Other attractions include bike trails, Lock 60 canal path, the Wharton Escherick museum, the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove and kayaking, to name a few.
You will have use of most of the house, including the front bedroom. This has a comfortable queen bed, dresser, small closet area, ceiling fan and wall mounted air-conditioner (heat and cooling). The back bedroom has similar amenities, with the bed being full sized. Downstairs there is a futon to provide a third sleeping option.
You should find everything you need to cook with in the kitchen. The one "complaint" I've had about my european-style energy efficient fridge/freezer is that it doesn't have an ice-maker.
Breakfast supplies will be left for you.
Phoenixville has a devil of a one-way system, and this little street is in the heart of that. Parking is on-street, and you may not get a spot right outside the house. If you arrive before 5pm there should be no problem.
NO SMOKING!! and please no butts in the garden.
There are more dogs on this street than there are houses... but my house is pet-free. Dogs may wake you up earlier than you'd like. Ditto church bells. (Full disclosure!)
You have a two bedroom, one bath house, with kitchen. There is a futon in the living room to bring the total sleeping spaces up to six. The other beds are a queen ( with memory foam mattress topper) and a full size. The third floor is closed to your use, but there is a sweet back garden you might enjoy instead.
Interaction with Guests
I will be nearby if you need me, but do work non standard hours, so cannot guarantee specific availability.
SEPTA Bus routes 99 and 139 are conveniently accessible, from besides the Wells Fargo bank on Church St. Fares are a fixed $2.25 between any two stops. You can get to King of Prussia mall one direction, and the Premium Outlets in Limerick the other.
Other Things to Note
Summer 2015 until ??: Traffic issues locally as Rt 23 has bridge repairs, and telecommunications poles are being replaced on the sole road east out of town. (Collegeville/ Valley Forge direction).
FULL DISCLOSURE: parking on my street can be an issue. The later you arrive, the less likely you are to get a spot right outside the door. There is a spot to pull over to unload, however, even if you have to move your vehicle afterwards.
Please leave the house as tidy as you find it, and averagely clean.( I don't provide a sterile environment and don't mind a little dust or a few spiders!)
In winter, please leave the thermostat below 65 degrees when out of the house, and turn off the supplemental wall heaters, if you are using them.
During the summer please don't max out the cooling units while out of the house.
Don't allow children to use the remote controllers for the A/C units.
Please respect my neighbors.
Really, really don't smoke. Thanks.
About the Host, Kate
Originally from Britain,(eight miles from Stonehenge), I have travelled a lot, and now have dual citizenship. I like being outdoors, supporting the local farmers' market and trying to stay educated on food and health issues. I am also a bit "crafty" and enjoy making unusual things... As well as having three children I work part-time at the local library. I do not belong to "the most popular social/networking site", but enjoy meeting new people nonetheless, and used Airbnb as a traveller before listing my own property. There are so many places I'd like to visit I can't list them all.