Center City S.- Bright 2BR w/ Deck!

Apartment - Entire home/apt · South 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146, United States
Your host, Karen
18 Reviews
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

*If this apt is booked or you need more space/beds, I have 2 more furnished bedrooms with a beautiful, modern bathroom with double sink vanity & whirlpool tub and cozy living room right next door. Just ask or check out my other listings.

*Please send a message/inquiry and get agreement before sending a reservation request. Thanks!*

Welcome to your home away from home!

Far enough from the city center to be calm, safe, and residential, yet close enough to be less than a 10 minute walk to Rittenhouse Square. Plenty of coffee shops, eateries, and convenience stores within 2 short blocks. This pretty apartment has a house-like feel with a private entrance leading to the second floor. Your friendly, helpful host is nearby if you happen to need anything.

Look at all that's included:
• Washer, dryer, dishwasher, ice maker, garbage disposal, full refrigerator, gas stove/oven, over-stove microwave. . .
•Coffee maker, teapot, pots & pans, glasses/mugs, plates & silverware, blender, iron & ironing board, hair dryer, extra towels & blankets, books, etc.
• 2 bedrooms, 1 bath with heated, marble tile floor in bathroom
-BR 1: queensized bed, with plenty of storage in empty nightstand & closet.
-BR2: full-sized mattress, desk & chair, full closet
- Additional twin (brand new & comfy) futon style mattress to have on floor for child.
• Private roof deck off living room perfect for relaxing & getting some fresh air or smoking (only outside & with ashtray provided please)
• Wifi (ask for password) & TV (If you want to hook up your laptop, you can watch a movie & even use my Netflix account - no cable TV programming provided)
• Private Garage (9’x17’) for small to mid-size car parking. PLEASE ASK IF AVAILABLE for your dates.
• Close to UPenn (campus & hospital), Rittenhouse Square, Center City, and more. Public transportation for any direction is 1-2 blocks away.

This is a walkup to the 2nd floor, and I’d be happy to carry your luggage if you wish. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. I’m excited to be able to offer this apartment to you as your home while enjoying Philly!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $1090 /week
Monthly Price: $3900 /month
Security Deposit: $350
Cleaning Fee: $45
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • I booked this place for my family visiting from California, and needed a place close to Center City yet far enough to have a community/neighborhood feel - this was the perfect place! It was extremely close to Rittenhouse which is a beautiful area with classic details and convenient shops and dinning locations. Karen was absolutely wonderful! Communicative and attentive, she made sure we had everything we needed. Very kind! My family expressed feeling extremely comfortable and happy with the space. Would definitely recommend this place for anyone visiting Philly or having visitors in town.

    May 2014
  • We really enjoyed our stay at Karen's appartment! She is a very nice and helpful person. The appartment was just perfectly located! From there, we could walk to. Rittensquare House, the Reading station market, the historic district and the Art museum. The appartment is clean, there is a convenient kitchen and the terrasse is nice. We also loved the neighborhood!

    We had a beautiful week-end in Philly! Thanks again Karen!

    April 2014
  • We stayed at Karen's "Center City- Bright w/Deck" apt in Philly a few days ago. It was our first experience with AIRBNB and it won't be our last. She was a great host, flexible with arrangements and very helpful with showing us the accommodations of the apartment and giving us directions to the local area. We found the apartment to be clean and comfortable. Having a two bedroom apartment for significantly less than one hotel room in downtown Philly was a tremendous bargain! It was less than 10 minutes to all the downtown sights and within walking distance to convenience stores and restaurants. #newAIRBNBfan!

    April 2014
  • Beautiful place! Really felt at home. Centrally located, gorgeous in the spring. Karen is attentive and readily available with questions or needs. My work brought me home late at night, so I'd take a cab or have a walking buddy, and I'd recommend the same if you're a single woman like me :-). I'd definitely stay there again and refer other folks.

    April 2014
  • Our stay at Karen's place was great. The house was clean, reasonably priced, and in an excellent location to walk to center city. Karen was also very helpful and responsive in all communications. I would definitely book her place again next time we visit Philly.

    March 2014
  • Karen was VERY accommodating to my last minute booking!! Great space. Will definitely be making reservations again! Thank you Karen!!

    March 2014
  • Karen was an awesome host. She was very accommodating to our ever changing schedule (due to lateness of our car rental place & a change in our flight) This place is SUPER nice. Anything we needed was there or she got for us. It was very very cold so we didn't get to enjoy the patio but I can imagine on a nice it it would be great to take a break fro what you're doing and sit outside. Definitely would recommend!

    March 2014
  • Karen is extremely friendly and accommodating; she provided all that we need for our weekend stay - extra air mattresses, sheets, etc.. Her apartment is spacious, definitely enough space for 5 people. The place is conveniently located, around a 10 to 15 minute walk to Rittenhouse Square and also nearby various shops and restaurants. Definitely recommend.

    March 2014
  • Karen was a fantastic host! She had everything there we needed (even providing us with coffee, tea and cinnamon raisin bread!) and her apartment was great and so perfectly located. We will definitely stay with Karen again next time we are in town if she has space!!

    November 2013
  • Karen was a great host and her home was very relaxing to stay at. We were a 1/2 hour walk away from any venue we wanted to go to, and we used it as a central base. We would definitely do it again!

    November 2013
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Hi there, I'm Karen. I moved here from Arizona and people said "You must be from somewhere else. You smile entirely too much!" I took it as a compliment. Not that Philly people don't smile. This is, of course, the city of Brotherly Love. :-) I bought this duplex at the beginning of 2008 and rented out the upstairs to one couple who left after they finished school and the other after they had a baby and needed more room. I've always been a more personal touch landlord, wanting to make sure the tenants are happy, sending birthday cards, and being a good neighbor, so changing to airbnb was a natural decision.
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