Private room Local Artist Family 2

House - Private room · Diamond St, Philadelphia, PA 19122, United States
Your host, Betsy
29 Reviews
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a day

The Space

Three private bedrooms available for rent in my home with my family. All three bedrooms can accommodate 2 people in each room. All of the bedrooms have brand new full sized beds. Two additional cots can be made available if needed. Renters share a full kitchen, bathroom and living room. The apartment is conveniently located in the Fishtown/ West Kensington / Northern Liberties section of the city. The area is filled with all kinds of artists and art studios, students and musicians. The house is owned by local Philadelphia Mural Artist and the first floor of this three story brownstone is home to A Seed on Diamond Gallery. Two blocks from the Berks Street El train station. 10 minute train ride to center city, walking distance to Temple University, coffee shops, galleries, super market and restaurants.

Email me if this listing says it is not available for your dates I have two additional rooms.

the following is the link to the other room.
Other room for rent

If airbnb says the site is booked send a note to make sure. thanks.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $30 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $320 /week
Monthly Price: $1000 /month
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • I plan to stay in the Betsy's house for one week, but I changed my plan because I don't feel really secure to live in the Diamond street, especially when I walk on the road and the sky becomes dark. Anyway, Betsy (email hidden). When I ordered, the price is $35, but when I leave, it becomes $50. So when I adjust my travel plan, I canceled 4 nights but only get around $100 refund. I have almost the whole second floor and the bathroom is very clean. I hope that Betsy can buy a light also on the bathtub. It was a little dark when I took a shower. Merry Christmas!

    December 2013
  • i was really happy with my stay. i had privacy, in a clean apartment, close to transport, at the right price. simply had all i would want, simply. met betsy when leaving and she is a really lovely person.

    November 2013
  • Betsy and her kids are perfect hosts, I had a great time staying in their house. They did everything to make my stay as convenient and pleasant as possible. I got a nice and private room and I shared a kitchen and a bathroom with another airbnb guest: we had our own flat within Betsy's house.
    I would definitely come back!

    October 2013
  • AMAZING HOUSE, stayed in 1 of 2 rooms on Private floor with living room, kitchen, bathroom. Bed and pillows were cozy and the sheets were transcendental. I slept so good I snored through two set alarms and missed my appointment! LOL!!! I was fortunate to meet Betsy's dad and uncle who popped over for a visit.

    And it was open studios (Betsy is a prolific painter and muralist) and luckily i was invited to meet her artist friends and the bonus was her son took me to the best pizza spot (pizza brain) and ice cream shop in walking distance. Train and Highways are nearby and if you fancy a good deal. (email hidden) at the bar on the corner. you might even get a lesson in Bachata, a dominican folk dance.

    Keep in mind the neighborhood is burgeoning on gentrification, its no different than certain parts of brooklyn, ny. Just study your maps and surroundings at the apt so you can walk where you need to go with confidence. 'Cause knowing is half the battle' - G.I.JOE

    October 2013
  • Betsy is so nice! The rooms are beautiful (and in a gorgeous old brownstone). Super close to the El (Blue line) and therefore center city--it took me exactly 19 minutes to get from the front door to City Hall this morning. The perfect place to stay while you're looking for a home in Philadelphia!

    September 2013
  • This place is a great value! It's not in the best part of town but I felt safe enough. Betsy worked around my arrival time and showed up immediately when I called. She (email hidden) and was happy to provide recommendations and take my call if I needed anything while I was out and about.

    September 2013
  • This was my first time in Philly - it reminds me of Oakland, with the mix of locals who've probably been there for decades, the older houses/buildings, history, and the signs of gentrification and moderniazation, with newer, more modern buildings all sort of interspersed between the more original buildings - it actually felt safer and more chill than Oakland, to me at least. The neighborhood Betsy's house is in, "Little Puerto Rico" I believe it's called, is historically a rough one (apparently - I found this out from a local a few days into my stay), but obviously has been undergoing a lot of change over the past few years - it felt safe during the day, and even at night (aside from the night I heard what were either fireworks or gunshots) - just make sure not to turn onto any of the neighboring streets that give you a bad vibe, and you'll be fine; I skated around the neighborhood my first night at around 10-11pm to look for a place for dinner - ended up in Northern Liberties, a sort of hipstery neighborhood about a 10 minute skate away, but felt pretty safe skateboarding around at night. You generally have a whole clean/tidy apartment to yourself; rooms are pretty bare, but comfy - what you see in the pictures is pretty dead on to what you'll experience - I did like the way they were fixing up the hallway floor. Betsy and her family, including her kids and the dog Lola, were welcoming, friendly, and helpful - I was let in by Archangel about 15 minutes after arriving and calling Betsy to inform her of my arrival, and Betsy had great suggestions for food around the neighborhood. The maps and things left on the table were helpful, as well. It was hot while I was there, but the apartment stayed pretty cool, and the room cooled down pretty quickly once turning on the ceiling fan. It was easy and quick to get around everywhere from her place. Initial communication regarding securing a (email hidden) was a kinda laggy and frustrating (my initial request expired by the time she got back to me), but it was fine and got sorted out pretty quickly. Their wifi is really fast, too, so it helped with both getting work done and also finding things to do around town. It was definitely a quaint, interesting place to rest my head after a long day of either skateboarding, sightseeing, or catching up with friends who've moved to the East Coast. For price and overall experience (I loved the fact that you walk in and the art gallery is right there!), I would stay here again if I'm ever in Philly.

    September 2013
  • It has been a good solution to avoid the expensive hotels in Philadelphia center city. Indeed, the apartment is safe and close to a subway stop (they call it "The El", it perfectly function as a subway line and takes you to the center city). Betsy and his son Archangel are super polite and welcoming, and guests have usually an entire apartment at their disposal during their permanence, that's great.
    On the other hand, the neighborhood is not the safest (but Philly is not the safest city in the country): probably it's not the best solution to party in the city. Otherwise it sounds like a good and quite cheap compromise!

    August 2013
  • Had a great experience! Can't complain. You get what you see, and it's close to the subway.

    July 2013
  • Gump was great (didn't meet Betsy) and their house is beautiful! The bed was comfortable and clean, and I slept really well.

    July 2013
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Moore College of Art and Design
A Seed on Diamond Gallery & Semilla Arts Initiative
I am a Philadelphia Mural Artists with over 40 murals all over the world. I live in the house with my family and have two dogs.
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