...steps away from dozens of restaurants, high end shops, and an easy stroll to all historic sites.......enter the home and on your left is a parlor room with marble mantle, plaster molding...

Entire home/apt

6 Guests

3 Bedrooms

4 Beds

Entire home/apt

6 Guests

3 Bedrooms

4 Beds

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About this listing

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Magnificent home in prestiguous Rittenhouse Square (16th and Spruce). It is the center of all Center City has to offer from historic sites, shopping, restaurants, convention center

The space

*Licensed Short Term Rental with City of Philadelphia*
Our home is a wonderful opportunity for those who appreciate the character of old homes. Built in the early 1800's, it is a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home (though one room will be used as storage for some of our personal items) in the middle of lovely Rittenhouse neighborhood, central to all with more cafes and restaurants than any other. The house has a beautiful parlor/sitting room with marble mantle and original hand carved plaster molding, there is a sunny family room with 10 foot marble fireplace and beamed ceilings, formal dining room with sculpture and chandeliers, and eat in kitchen with greenhouse type glass enclosure. There is a fantastic roof deck with spectacular city views, perfect for a glass of wine on a Summer night. This home is approximately 2800 sq feet with skylights, leaded glass windows, plaster moulding, arched hallways, 4 marble fireplace mantles, great antique architectural character throughout.

-2nd flr bedroom: king bed, french doors, ensuite bathroom with shower and pedestal sink
-3rd flr bedroom: king bed, walk in closet, ensuite bathroom, recently renovated with marble mosaic tile and freestanding soaking pedestal tub.
-4th flr bedroom: 2 twin beds, dormer window

★Ameneties: Internet, gas, Roku, and cable equipped. Melitta coffee maker, all dishwares needed, gas stove, microwave, spices, and basics. Electric is not included for monthly stays, but biweekly cleaning service is.

★Location: A quick walk to Barneys CooP, Burberry, InterMix, and other shops on Walnut St. Also nearby are countless BYOBs and restaurants or pubs. Nearby all public transit. Easy walk (5-15min) to Gayborhood, Convention Center, China Town, Kimmel Center etc. Rittenhouse Square just a couple blocks away for Farmers Market.

★Parking: there is street parking (meters) and also 2 parking lots and 2 parking garages, all within 1-2 short blocks.

★★★This is our home and we are looking for respectful people who prefer a home stay vs. a hotel★★★

★NO pets, NO smoking, NO events...please read the house rules before booking. Monthly stays can inquire for info on deposits and rates.

Guest access

There is a 4th bedroom, but that is locked with our personal items.

Interaction with guests

Our nanny, Meghan, and I are available via text at any time of the day. We will contact shortly before trash nights (Tuesday nights after 7pm) to ask if you prefer for us to put the trash at the curb, or if you prefer your privacy.

Business travel
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The space
Bathrooms: 2.5
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Check In: 4PM - 11PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $20 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: $150
Security Deposit: $500
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 4PM - 11PM

NO smoking, NO pets, NO events on the premises or security deposit will be forfeited in entireity and possible legal action.
This is our wonderful home, please be considerate to our neighbors.

Central air and A.C.:
This is a home built in the early 1800's, and typical to Philadelphia rowhomes, although there is central air, each floor and room can have varied temperature. There are additional air units to keep the upper warmer rooms comfortable, but please do not leave them on while you are not in the room.

There are poufs, bean bags, rugs etc as pictured. Please bring them out as you like, but don't leave them outside in case of rain. The acrylic chairs and bistro table can remain outdoors thru rain.

Check in is at 4pm, check out is at Noon...if you need time before or after those times, we will make every effort to accomodate as long as we have time to clean between guests, but please let us know ahead of time.

You will be given 4 sets of keys at check in, there is a $50 charge for any lost keys.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Safety card
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

32 Reviews

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Betty Lou User Profile
May 2017
Great space. Great location. Just perfect. My only negative is that you have to be happy climbing lots of steps.

Saura User Profile
February 2017
Faye is the most unbelievable host! She accommodated all of our requests and always was on top of things. Her house is as amazing as her - we would say something out of a movie or a design magazine. Further, the house is located in the best neighborhood in Philly - close to everything! It was also the cleanest property we have so far tried on airbnb. Bottom line, a stellar property and a stellar host.

Alvaro User Profile
January 2017
We loved staying at this location! Very walkable area and so close to rittenhouse square and great restaurants! The house was very clean and was equipped with everything needed for a nice confortable stay! Highly recommend!!!

Greg User Profile
November 2016
Don't have much to add to the other great reviews... We had a great time in this great place.

Ikram User Profile
October 2016
The house was as beautiful as the pictures. the location was better than expected with many attractions in walking distance. If you are going to Philadelphia and want a 5 star resort experience, use Faye and enjoy. You are welcome. The only negative was the parking, but we found a parking lot just one block away. I highly recommend it.
Faye User Profile
Response from Faye:
Thank you so much, was a true pleasure to host you. For others who may read this, there is parking available within 1 block of any direction from the house or metered parking outside. But you are at the center of all so parking is busy, but there are also about 16 Zipcars available nearby if you are a member and cabs are plentiful.
October 2016

John User Profile
October 2016
Faye was an excellent host and her home is beautiful. Perfect place for a party of 5 friends to spend a long weekend catching up. Walk to neighborhood restaurants or cafes or even better, make dinner/brunch in her spacious and comfy kitchen. Highly recommend her house!

Steve User Profile
October 2016
Had a wonderful stay at Faye's place in Rittenhouse Square! Faye was very accommodating in allowing for an early check-in as my family was set to arrive earlier in the day. She was very responsive in answering questions about the house and everything was true to the listing. I can't stress enough how nice the house was (plenty of space, nice bedrooms, great kitchen), how perfect of a location it is in (near so many cafes/restaurants/bars, shopping, downtown). The place definitely felt like home by the time we left and we were sad to leave. Next time we're in Philly with a big group, we're definitely coming back to stay here!

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States · Joined in September 2010
Faye User Profile

I am a feature film costume supervisor who LOVES to travel! Husband is an economics professor who has frequent sabbaticals and summers off, so we are fortunate to indulge our wanderlust. We have a wonderful little boy who has acquired quite a taste for travel and loves checking out foreign food markets. More than visiting the touristic sights, we love immersing ourselves in the culture of our environment.

We are courteous guests and conscientuous hosts, and we hope to meet like-minded people along our way.

Response rate: 90%
(last 10 contacts)
Response time: within a day