Northern Liberties, French Philly- Pope coming! Democratic Convention. NYTimes: Philly #3 best places to visit (website hidden) Traveler: Philly- #2 best shopping city in world! Travel+Leisure: Next Great Food City! NY Mag rec!
"French Philly" Pope coming! Democratic Convention too!
NY Times: Philly #3 -of 52 best places to visit in 2015. Condé Nast Traveler: Philly- #2 best shopping city in the world! Travel+Leisure: America’s Next Great Food City! Visit beautiful Philadelphia, home of the Barnes museum and the wonderful Rodin museum here...The Mutter museum full of medical oddities...Eastern State Penitentiary tours...Reading Terminal market with the Amish making pretzels and serving them warm...
We welcome you to our 1853 three story, corner city townhouse. Your own 2nd floor in our home, with a private bedroom/queen sized bed & private bathroom. There is also a TV room and library area for your use.
We walk through the 2nd floor hallway to get to our 3rd floor.
Luxury plush robes, made out of soft, ecological bamboo, are waiting for you!
House is decorated Provencal, as we are obsessed with all things French! We are a well traveled couple who love guests!
Very liberal in all respects... Intermediate French spoken.
We provide Coffee/Tea in the morning (help yourself, no set time...), at the table in the relaxing sunroom/conservatory (weather permitting) -or inside at the dining room table. There are lots of coffee shops and breakfast/brunch places in our neighborhood-One Shot coffee shop is half a block away, others 3-4 blocks...
**Vibrant and urban area...this is the City, definitely not the suburbs! -- with people on the street, buses, traffic, etc...it can be loud, as your room is in the front of the house. Especially in the Spring and Fall, with the windows open.
We have an indoor cat, but keep the door closed to your bedroom. She does not go in there, and stays upstairs on the 3rd floor with us at night. Singha is 18 3/4 (93 in human years), elderly, shy, hard of hearing,and Yowls.
Room air conditioner in your bedroom (during summer months), Locally made pottery bathroom sink in your bath as well. (not pictured)
Our room starts at $100 a night for one person. It is an extra $20 for a 2nd person, and a bit more on holidays, weekends and summer months. We have a minimal cleaning fee and no security fee. Our house has a lot of antiques. If you break it, you do need to pay for it! No hidden costs. Airbnb does charge a service fee to help us with booking.
Neighborhood is Northern Liberties: Center City Philadelphia. Northern Liberties is a very trendy, artsy section of Philly, similar to the Canal St. Martin/Belleville area in Paris or a bit like the Village or Brooklyn. Lots of cafes, artist galleries, restaurants and coffee shops. The Piazza is less than two blocks away.
It's a nice walk to the Liberty Bell-Constitution Center-Old City; a bit over a mile, or the bus stops right in front of our house. We are right in between the Girard or Spring Garden stops of the Market/Frankford El. About 4 blocks from Girard and 6 blocks from Spring Garden. Check the SEPTA schedule for buses up Spring Garden to get to the Museums.
On street free parking, no meters.
Lots of tasty restaurants are just blocks away. We'd be happy to recommend restaurants in our 'hood or anywhere in Philadelphia.
Susan & Sam
The NY Times ranked Philadelphia #3 on its list of the 52 best places to visit in 2015. Condé Nast Traveler declared Philadelphia the #2 best shopping city in the world! And now, Travel + Leisure is getting in on the Philly love-fest, by declaring Philadelphia to be America’s Next Great Food City.
--Our neighborhood, Northern Liberties was named Philly's Most Hipster 'Hood, Feb, 2014.
--And NY Mag wrote a great blurb about our Airbnb specifically on Aug 31, 2012.
It's called, "Soak up the Art Scene in Philadelphia" by Rebecca Dalzell- "Where to Stay in Philadelphia."
We are one of three places they recommend in Philly!
(*read the paragraph below)
--True Entertainment/Vanity Fair Confidential chose our house to shoot an interview-Nov. 2014.
*NY Mag Review: *"Spread out on the second floor of an 1853 row house at French Philly (from $120), a bed and breakfast run by a friendly couple in trendy Northern Liberties. The space includes a private bathroom and art-filled library, but you can also make use of the downstairs sunroom, decorated with a wine-themed mosaic by local artist Isaiah Zagar. Be sure to mine the owners, who are 30-year residents, for tips on the area like where to find the hidden Maxfield Parrish Mosaic."
--From NY MAG - written by Rebecca Dalzell. Aug 31, 2012.
Guest Access is the entire 2nd floor. We do walk through the 2nd floor hallway to get to our 3rd floor. Our first floor and sunroom is open to guests for morning coffee/tea.
Interaction with Guests
We leave Coffee/Tea out in the morning-to have at your own leisure... help yourself. We might be working upstairs or not far away at our office. However, if you need tourist information, restaurant recommendations, etc. -we are happy to share our love of Philly with you!
Great urban neighborhood with a combination of all types of people, all types of restaurants/ shops, and more coffee shops than you can imagine!
*It does get noisy at night, especially on weekend nights, with people out and about, buses, etc! Especially with the windows open in the Spring and Fall.
The 57 bus stops right in front of our house. The Spring Garden or Girard subway on the Market/Frankford El line are within 4-6 blocks away. Or, it's a bit over a mile to walk to the Liberty Bell and tourist sights, we do it all the time!
Other Things to Note
We welcome you to our home. You are staying on a floor of our house, not a fancy B&B. Your bedroom/bathroom are private, we respect your privacy....but please note we are not an Inn (No doilies!) or hotel, and we have jobs...which means the check out is at 11am, and the check in at 3pm at the earliest because we can't be there before. It also means that we don't provide services you'll find in a hotel.
Our kitchen is not available to cook meals and we do not have a microwave. There is a small refrigerator in your room for drinks. We provide Coffee/Tea in the morning.
*We do need to know your arrival time-within the hour if possible. We'd like to make sure we are home to greet you, and could be at work (not far away).
Sam & Susan's home is warm and welcoming, just like them. The space was beautiful and clean, the neighborhood charming, and the accommodations felt like home. Don't hesitate to meet this couple and enjoy this area of Philadelphia.
We had a wonderful time in Philly over New Years. Sam and Susan hd great recommendations for local places to visit, and made our stay so much more personal. They were wonderful hosts and were genuinely interested in making us feel at home. Great neighborhood with coffee shops, restaurants, and downtown all within walking distance.
Had a short but very sweet stay at susan and sams place. Made us feel very welcomed and they had some awesome tips for the city. Northern Liberties is a really hip part of town and I highly recommend checking it out. Great hosts and gret city!
Susan and Sam were so inviting and warm which are words I would use to describe the home as well! Susan was there to greet us and gave us a quick, informative tour of the house and neighborhood. We had an entire level to ourselves including our own private bathroom. The room was very big and the bed was very comfortable. The home is located in the very hip Northern Liberties neighborhood which is full of restaurants and bars. Susan and Sam gave us great recommendations for dinner and breakfast as well! Overall, great stay and highly recommended!
We got so much more than we expected from this visit: An introduction to a terrific part of Philadelphia....a spacious and very charming B&B....attention to detail for all the amenities...maps, guidebooks, helpful advice, and more! But most of all, we were charmed by the hosts. They gave us ample space yet we also left feeling as if we had made new friends. We'll be back!!
Susan and Sam made our experience in Philly so comfortable. We were in town for a wedding so we didn't have a ton of time in their place, but the time we did spend was incredibly convenient and very cool.
Thanks again to Susan and Sam!
We are very liberal, animal loving, travelers ourselves.
(as well as loving to host travelers at our place)
Travel mainly to Europe, mainly France...love good wine and food....farmers market addicts.
"Buy Fresh, buy local".
Organic and CSA members (community supported agriculture)- for over 20 years...
Bicyclists/Walkers (I spin!), Volunteers, Love to read...
Sam and I enjoy meeting people...we are happy to leave you alone to explore our city if you'd like, or to talk and recommend places if you'd like!
Open to all visitors from all backgrounds and places, and happy to have you stay with us!
You are staying in our urban/city corner townhouse, very comfortable and clean, we get a lot of compliments about how comfortable the queen sized bed is...this is definitely not a fancy style "inn", but there is lots of room on your own floor in our city corner house, with privacy in the bedroom and bathroom. Please note our house is on a vibrant and urban street in the city, and can be noisy with buses and people on the street (mostly on weekends)
enJOY every moment! Kindness to all, laugh and breathe!