Sunny & Stylish 3BR "Green" House

House - Private room · South American Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147, United States
Your host, Jenny
8 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
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The Space

Update 5/14: I am currently renting only one room or two rooms, not the whole house. The rooms are on the second floor with a shared bathroom. The master bedroom with private bath is negotiable- please ask specifically if that is the only room you want. Ideal for 2-4 guests (2 guests per room).

Come stay in my newly rehabbed house! The master bedroom takes up the entire third floor of the house and has three huge skylights that let in beautiful natural light all day. There is a private bathroom as well as a couch and desk. You have access to a fully-equipped kitchen, living room, and dining area downstairs.

There are two additional bedrooms on the second floor. One has an organic latex mattress and the other has an air mattress. 6 people fit easily, 2 in each of the 3 bedrooms. If you have 7 people, one person would be sleeping on the couch downstairs or the extra twin air mattress. Also on the second floor is another big bathroom with new washer and dyer! Use of washer and dryer is available to those just renting it as a private room as well.

The neighborhood is extremely quiet. The house is located on a small alley in a little nook in Pennsport one block from Federal Donuts, two blocks from The Industry Bar, and a short walk from the Mummer's Museum. All the great bars, shops, and restaurants in Queen Village, Bella Vista, and the Headhouse district are a 5-15 minute walk from here. Riverview Stadium 17 movie theater is just a few blocks away. Easy access to Penn's Landing for ice skating in winter and other music and events in summertime.

It is easy to take public transit to my house and parking is REALLY EASY. There is free plentiful parking less than a block away, available without a permit at all times of day.

I will happily give you suggestions for great places to eat and fun things to do in the city. Looking forward to meeting you!

We have a very sweet Himalayan flame-tipped cat. He is a friendly male.

Note: Only natural and organic cleaners are used in this home. No harsh chemicals. Ideal for someone with multiple chemical sensitivity or many allergies.

Important: I do ask for people to have complete profiles with real pictures and personal information. This is my home, and I like to know who is asking to stay.

Please send me a message with some information about your party and your plans before initiating a reservation request. Thanks!

LGBT friendly!

Other Things to Note

Close to many great restaurants and easy walking distance from historic downtown Philadelphia.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $30 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $200
Check In: 5:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Jenny's house is great! I live in the neighborhood and decided to rent her house to accommodate family who were visiting for a weekend. Jenny was quick to respond to our questions and helpful in discussing special needs and requests related to their stay. She was very detail-oriented, and careful to disclose any safety issues we may encounter since we planned to have a small child staying in the house. My family had a good experience staying there and we would recommend it to others.

    July 2013
  • My family stayed at Jenny's place for a weekend and they absolutely loved the place. It was clean, cozy and she was very accommodating. She was great at communication and told us any problems before hand as well as the steps she was taking to fix them. Overall, they felt very at home in Jenny's place and really enjoyed their stay there.

    June 2013
  • Jenny has a very nice apartment that accommodated our extended family (six in all) over the weekend of our daughter graduation in the Philadelphia area. We found everything very clean and accessible. We did not get to meet Jenny due to NJ weekend traffic but she was more than helpful in assisting us on check-in. Federal Donuts around the corner a plus (order the hot, fresh donuts, not the fancy unless you like lots of sugar). A great place to stay in a fun and funky neighborhood!

    May 2013
  • I stayed in Jenny's beautiful home with six other friends this past weekend. First, on the pre-stay exchange: I found Jenny to be professional, timely in her communications, and open and honest about her home, her neighborhood, and her house rules. Booking was relatively straightforward overall! On the stay itself: her lovely home was precisely as advertised - adorably situated on a quiet street near Penn's Landing, a home that was well appointed, obviously decorated with care, class, and personality, and set up to welcome a B&B guest. We arrived to gourmet organic chocolates, local papers, helpful suggestions for food, and helpful hints on the house itself. Everything was hyper neat and welcoming. Check out was a snap as well: efficient, professional, and straightforward. Overall, I would highly recommend Jenny's home for groups of friends of families looking for a low key place to call their home. This is a cozy launching pad from which you can explore the city.

    May 2013
  • We - a five persons family - thank Jenny for a wonderful two nights-stay in her house. She was very flexible at check-in time and helpful for dinner advices. The house is in a quiet and nice neighbourhood with spacious and well-designed rooms. Everything we needed was available. Try the donut bakery around the corner. We would choose her again as host for our next stay in Philadelphia

    May 2013
  • La maison est très agréable et tenue avec goût et harmonie. Elle est parfaitement adaptée pour une famille de 6 personnes et est située dans un quartier très calme non loin du centre historique de Philadelphie. Jenny est très gentille et prévenante pour ses hôtes. Elle fera tout son possible pour faciliter votre séjour. So, if you want to spend a nice time in Phili, Jenny's house is the right place to stay and Jenny will do her best to help you.

    April 2013
  • Jenny's place was great -- very comfortable, clean, and large enough to accommodate 6 of us easily. Her neighborhood is awesome: it's an old part of Philly that has a lot of really cool buildings, and she's a block from Federal Doughnuts, maybe the best doughnuts I've ever had. I'd definitely recommend staying at Jenny's.

    March 2013
  • Jenny was a great host. She was very accommodating and easy to contact. The house was clean and had everything we needed. I would definitely stay here again. Thanks!

    February 2013
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Central Bucks High School - East, Oberlin College, Widener University
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I'm Jenny Matkoff Sandler, a graduate student studying social work and sex therapy. I have done a lot of work in reproductive health, disease prevention, and sexual health education and you will see some posters from events on the walls of my house. I also teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and meditation for groups and privately (one on one) and am a member of the Shambhala Center of Philadelphia. I am a spanish-speaker and most often travel to Argentina to visit family members that live there. I have used (website hidden) a lot, so I welcome couchsurfer/airbnbers! I really enjoy meeting new people and making them feel at home! My partner Samuel Payton also lives with me. He is a violin and bow maker and violin restorer (luthier and archetier). He works at the major violin shop in Philadelphia, so let us know if you need any instruments or repairs. ** Soy Jenny Sandstone, estudiante de trabajo social con experiencia en la salud publica y reproductiva, y educación de la salud sexual. Tambien enseño la meditation. Tengo familia en los Estados Unidos y la Argentina y me gusta viajar!
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