Cozy, quiet 3rd/fl bedroom, w/shared 2nd/fl bath in townhouse in cultural & hist. center of Philadelphia. PA Convention Center 12 min walk, Gayborhood 5-10 min, hist. sites 20 min. Resident cat. Steep stairs, no kitchen use or food storage. Check in times must avoid 8:30-1:00 on Sundays!
This cozy bedroom for one person, is reached by a narrow winding spiral staircase, typical of our small, 19th c. Townhouses. It features artwork with Philadelphia and Newport connections. Hold on to the railing! The 3rd floor bed room measures 7ft x 13 ft. has a built in closet, late 19th - early 20th c. style furniture including a single bed (accommodating someone up to 6' 4"), desk, chair, bookshelves, mirror and art showing Philadelphia's past. The bedroom window looks out onto an intimate courtyard and the backs of neighboring houses. This Townhouse, situated along a narrow side street with more foot traffic than cars, is in a charming, formerly working class neighborhood (ca. 1830's.) It is an expanded "Trinity" (ca. 1880's), that originally had one square room on each floor. On the first floor there is a common room for kitchen/dining/music room use. On the second, a newly renovated full bath (occasionally shared) and host's living room on the second floor; the third floor houses the guest bedroom and host's bedroom and host's bath.
A house key will be provided for guests, as needed, after deposit of a refundable $20. I list the bathroom as shared, in the event that someone stopping by needs to use it, but my guest will have its primary use. Guests are free to come and go as they please, but are asked to communicate their schedule with the host. There is wireless internet in the house so just ask for the site name and password. Breakfast is offered to guests, but the kitchen is not available for guest cooking or food storage. Guests are welcome to visit the small rear garden. The basement, the host's living room, bedroom and bathroom are private and off limits to guests. There are many restaurants nearby, and during the academic season, and I invite my guests to visit The Franklin Inn Club (with advance introduction and reservation made by your host) for their scheduled lunch or evening events, at the guest's own expense.
Общение с гостями
This is my residence and I will be present during your stay. I enjoy conversation, assuming a guest has the time, whether over breakfast or a cup of tea or a glass of wine, or just in passing. With over 40 years of experience as a Philadelphia resident, I am ready to help you explore Philadelphia, so just ask.
Другие важные подробности
The resident cat has the run of the house. Close your door if you don't want the cat in your room. If you need to use an iron or need to do laundry, ask me. I occasionally practice on the piano. I work on Sunday mornings, so check out on a Sunday is best done before 9 AM or after 1:30 PM. (You can just push the key through the mail slot if I can't be there.)
1. A refundable cash deposit of $20 required for the house key. Always keep front and back doors locked when you enter and when you leave.
2. Enjoy exploring Philadelphia!
3. Notify me of any pressing need you may have, and I will attempt to help you.
4. Please help maintain a quiet atmosphere from 11 PM until 7:30 AM in and around the house, especially when closing doors and walking about. Sound does travel, even with doors closed, to next door neighbors.
5. Smoking of any substance, or recreational drugs are not allowed. Period.
6. Alcoholic beverages may be consumed in the house or garden only when offered by the host.
7. No extra guests or pets in the house.
8. Host's living areas (bedroom, living room and basement) are private and off limits to guests.
9. Kitchen space is not available for food storage or preparation of meals.
Philadelphia has been my home for most of my life. I came here as a music student and returned after some 12 years away, having lived and studied in D.C., Tennessee and Rochester, NY, VA, and Maryland. I am a professional organist who enjoys socializing, and I am an enthusiastic supporter of Philadelphia's cultural life. A wide array of attractions are within a short walking or driving distance. AND we have history and culture spanning the centuries from earliest days to contemporary life. I enjoy our quiet, close knit community in the midst of this busy city. Hosting for Airbnb is a delight. So much to share about Philadelphia.