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Hey, I'm a 2010 grad from Drexel, working in Philadelphia as a financial software developer. I'm in the city a lot, not at my apartment, so thought this would be a good use for the space.
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This was one of the best Airbnb experiences I've had so far! We needed a last minute place to stay and contacted Shaw just a few hours before we ended up arriving. Shaw responded promptly, approved our request, and we met him in the lobby of the apartment building just a few hours later.
Even with the short notice, the place was very clean and he had some candles and/or incense burning so it smelled great. We couldn't tell at the time but the views out the bay windows in the living room are some of the best in Philly. You have an unimpeded view of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the large park that stretches from the museum to the apartment.(and beyond).
The room itself has a comfortable bed, a desk with a LCD/DVD player (they have lots of movies to borrow), and plenty of space for our stuff. The light switch even had a cute "lumos" for on and "nox" for off (Harry Potter reference). The only downside was the street noise but I'm generally a light sleeper and I slept fine. The door to the bedroom had its own individual lock (not that I felt like I needed it).
The bathroom was clean and the shower had great water pressure. They provided us with towels and toiletries.
They have a very friendly small dog but I'm allergic and didn't have any problems. It was a pleasure chatting with Shaw and being a guest in his home. We were in and out with just a one-night stay but I would have loved spending more time there. Next time, I'm in Philly, I know where I'll be staying!
I really loved the place ! Shaw is a great guy, everything was perfect. Would love to stay there again.
Shaw and I had made arrangements to allow 4 hairy men (myself included) to stay at his place for 2 nights. We arrived from NY to Philly later than expected, but Shaw was very accommodating on our arrival time. Since he was not to be around by the time we were to get there, he made preparations to get us in with no problems once we were to arrive.
Overall, arrival went smoothly.
The entire apartment was very nice and had a home-like feel to it. The room we were to stay in was actually bigger than expected. Being that there was 4 of us, it became 2 to a bed and 2 to an air mattress. Obviously bed>air mattress when it comes to comfort, but there were no problems falling asleep on the air mattress.
Overall, the place was very well kept and cozy.
You are within walking distance to some great eats and bars. We had to get to the Philadelphia convention center and that was not too far of a drive from Shaw’s location. Parking should not be too much of an issue as we were able to get the free parking spot in front of Shaw’s apt on every night we were there.
Overall, the location was convenient.
This is a great spot and the host is incredibly friendly and accommodating. I would highly recommend.
Stayed at Shaw's apartment for a day trip to Philadelphia. He was an excellent host, and the room was excellent. If you're looking for a good stay for a few days, you should definitely check out Shaw.
Excellent first experience with AirBNB and Shaw. He was very friendly, the space was clean and comfortable, and he was very responsive with communication and setting up checkin/checkout times.
Shaw has a beautiful apartment and the room I stayed in was large, clean, with a desk and very comfortable bed. The apartment is in a convenient location and Shaw is great! He is very helpful and prompt in responding to questions on Airbnb. When I stayed with him he gave me a lot of advice about getting around which was invaluable. I highly recommend!
Shaw was a very accomodating host- even providing an air mattress for us when our whole family decided to stay at his apartment. We thoroughly enjoyed its location, Shaw's friendly advice about restaurants, and his warm hospitiality.
Had a great experience! Shaw was incredibly accommodating, friendly and respectful. The apartment was very nice and in a pretty accessible location - we mostly walked downtown (about 25 min), but public transit is very easy as well. The bed was SO comfortable!! All in all, exactly what we were looking for.
Shaw was an amazing host. He was kind, generous, and made my boyfriend and I feel right at home. His place is beautiful and in a great location. Shaw also gave us tips about cool places to visit and things to do during our stay. Thank you, Shaw, for making my first Air Bnb experience such a good one!
Shaw was super easy going and friendly, the perfect host for our short trip to the philly art museum from the NYC!
Shaw was a great guest. Here for the Covention. He was quiet and respectful. Would like to have him back. Would absolutely recommend to other hosts.