"The Narnia Room" is the stunning master bedroom in this 120 year old Victorian home. The bathroom with clawfoot soaking tub and shower is for your exclusive use. Each evening, you'll have the option to choose your plated breakfast from the menu. You'll have privacy and quiet on the large, secure, gated property with wrap around porch and elevated deck. Easy and free street parking, Ubering or one block to the Market Frankford station stop means all that Philly has to offer is easily accessible.
The Narnia Room and bathroom are located on the second floor of the home, atop the grand staircase. You'll love the comfy memory gel mattress, built in antique wardrobe with felt hangers, in-room TV w/Apple TV+Fios Cable Features, in room mini-fridge and microwave.
The linens are plush, the pillows plentiful and the toiletries are luxurious. The 22" thick stone walls mean that you can enjoy the city without hearing the city. The room has a dedicated AC unit that you control (all year) and two toasty warm radiators.
You'll have access to all the common rooms - the Istanbul Room with elevated deck, the Johannasburg Room off the wrap around porch with fireplace and perfect scotch drinking chairs, the Grand Dining Room where your delicious plated breakfast with french press coffee is served each morning.
The home was used as the NFL clubhouse for the Philadelphia football franchise team before the Great Depression and still contains most of its original finishing and millwork, stained glass and built in cabinetry.
When there are more than two guests, we'll provide access to the adjoining -butler's quarters- room which has a twin bed with another twin bed trundle.
The owners, Amy and Matt, have living quarters on the 3rd and 4th floors so we'll probably only see you at breakfast.
Keyless access with alarm keyfob to come and go as you please, exclusive access to your sleeping quarters and bathrooms, shared access to common rooms of the first and second floor, fenced backyard, gardens and four decks (some covered and some sun decks).
There aren't any common areas above the second floor so there's no access needed there. We provide you your own microwave, mini fridge and TV so the shared house feels like a private house as much as possible.
Общение с гостями
We serve a hot breakfast each morning so you'll see Amy for sure at least once a day. Other than that, the property is very large so you won't see us unless you try. Most people text us from inside the house if they need something and guests like to joke that Matt is really a ghost because he's so rarely spotted.
We do live on site and Amy works on site during most days so we're accessible. We'll be here to greet you and say goodbye when you go and we're happy to answer questions, give recommendations for restaurants, site seeing, directions etc.
Другие важные подробности
The Narnia room easily accommodates two adults and the accommodations are well appointed. That being said, this is a very old house with the creaks and quirks that come with the history. We have put an extensive amount of renovation into things like the plumbing, electric and heating/cooling so that you can have the modern convenience yet experience the original Philadelphia charm.
For more than two guests, we provide the adjoining butler's bedroom with twin trundle beds. This room is never rented on it's own to ensure your privacy and space.
Guests who find our home the best fit are generally coming in from out of town for a wedding, business trip with the family or a family function and they want something reasonably priced yet convenient to all the great things the area has to offer. Our neighborhood isn't as well suited for those seeking nightlife or a good bar scene. We are extremely well traveled so international travelers feel quite comfortable staying with us.
We ask for care, courtesy, respect and good common sense. With that in place, everything else works out.
In preparing the breakfast menu, I am happy to accommodate allergies, dietary restrictions and any dietary customs. Please let me know of any as you make your booking so I can plan accordingly.
Smoking is permitted in outdoor areas.
We look forward to welcoming you for your Philadelphia stay. Between us, we've lived, worked and travelled to all continents save Antartica. We chose Philly for our home because we love the dining, activities and outdoor life the area has to offer. We enjoy cooking at home, hiking, biking, camping and architectural restoration projects.