A delightful, safe Philly riverside neighborhood near excellent public transit and walking distance to recreational activities, restaurants, library. Hop on the train, and arrive at "The Cradle of Liberty" in 15 minutes.(phone number hidden). Near Phila. U., Drexel Medical Queen Lane, PCOM. Rooms are for one person per room. There is a limited guest policy of $25/night for very short guest stays.
East Falls is a delightful little neighborhood on the northwest side of Philadelphia just 10 minutes from Center City, Temple U. or University City. This convenient community has restaurants, coffee shops, recreational trails within reach. The bonus is the transit service which includes 2 train stations and 4 bus lines.
Double bed comfortable with 3 inch thick tempurpedic type topper, bureau, night table, ceiling fan, A/C, small space heater, clean bed clothes, towels, breakfast served for guests staying 2 - 6 nights. Guests staying 7 or more nights do not receive meals , but we can direct you to local restaurants or grocers.
Shared bathroom, full kitchen, washer/dryer 2nd floor, wireless internet, dvd movies.
We have two other rooms: Home Away From Home I and III.
I am available and sometimes take guests along for sightseeing or dining or cultural events. I do have a full time business with an office a few minutes from home .
The neighborhood is friendly, safe, convenient. The housing stock is diverse and interesting. We all love the river and recreational venues for running, walking, biking, sculling. Walk to everything-restaurants, theater, post office, library.
East Falls and Queen Lane train stations, bus routes R, 1, 61 K. 1 block to Kelly Dr. 2 blocks to Rte 1, 76 expressway.
My business is in the house, so guests are not free to wander around the entire house. Guests can sit in the living room or watch t.v. or sit on the side porch, front porch, or back yard, weather permitting.
I am available by phone or text for a quick response. Sometimes I will offer to take guests on little tours or to an ethnic, off the beaten track restaurant, gratis, or I can offer paid tours if guests request that. We always have a welcome drink on arrival if the guest would like to sit and chat a bit.
The neighborhood is safe and interesting with the Schuylkill River one block away and restaurants, library, small theater, Philadelphia U. campus, tracks, bike trail within a couple of blocks. Eastern U. Falls Campus is a few blocks away.
The train is across the street and there are several buses: Norristown train, R, 1, 61, K buses. Walkable neighborhood.
Fiorino's BYO is my favorite East Falls northern Italian restaurant. Tours are available by Roberta.
Full kitchen, dvd movies, wifi.
Guests can call, text , email or see me flitting around in the morning or evening. Check in time is somewhat flexible, but we must establish the check in time beforehand as I have a full time business and frequently have evening plans. Have a little glass of Lillet and a casual chat on arrival. We supply breakfast foods for guests who are staying between 2 and 6 nights. For longer stays, we do not supply breakfast.
The neighborhood is streaming with folks walking or running: Phila. U., parents with baby carriages, people walking their dogs, bikers, runners, rowers. The river is a lovely sight anytime day or night.
Yes- brimming with public transit within one block.We are two blocks from major highways: 76 expressway and Route 1 and King Dr. and one block from Kelly Dr. Public transit: Norristown, Center City train and buses 1, 61, K and R are within one block of the house. Bus 32 is four blocks from the house.
This is a very nice little neighborhood, much like small town USA. The community has many organizations including Town Watch, Friends of the Library, Community Council, Development Corp. So the people who live here are vested in maintaining a safe and vibrant community.
You can use the front porch, side porch, and backyard, your room, shared large bathroom sectioned off so that one guest can be using the sink in one room while another guest is taking a shower or doing their laundry using the shared washer/dryer in another section with a door. There is a shared full kitchen on the first floor. Please keep shared areas clean.
Общение с гостями
The owner has a full time business and is frequently out in the evening. Interaction can be minimal, or we can have breakfast or dinner together or plan an outing.
Другие важные подробности
We have at least 7 restaurants within 4 blocks of the house. The supermarkets are within 1 mile. You can buy incidentals at Rite Aid which is 2 blocks away. You can only have an overnight guest with consensus of Roberta and all other guests at the time. The fee is $25/night for an overnight guest.
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Hello. Welcome to my home.
Please enjoy your room (one guest per room), the shared bathroom, kitchen, washer/dryer, side porch and back yard. Let me know if anything is not working properly or you need help with something.
Here are some helpful suggestions and requirements about using this nearly 100 year old house, being a good guest, being a considerate neighbor.
The house is not perfect. We keep the prices at a reasonable rate. While we love to receive 5 star ratings, the ratings are quite different from a 5 star hotel. You should expect a 5 star stay in your very clean, comfortable room. The house is accessible to public transit and restaurants. A perk is being one block from the river where you can walk, run, bike, boat, fish, sit and watch life passing with the flow of the Schuylkill River (Hidden River in Dutch). We will appreciate a 5 star rating if one is earned. And you should appreciate a 5 star guest rating as well. Both you and the house/host will be rated at the end of your stay. According to Airbnb, you should leave your room in the same clean way it was when you checked in.
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Cleaning: Your room should be very clean when you check in. We even wash the pillows. Once you move in, we do not clean your room again until you leave unless you request professional cleaning which is $35. Please keep your room, linens clean. You can use the washer/dryer between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. Purchase detergent at the Rite Aid. Clean the filter after every dryer use. Keep water in the lint vent container on the floor.
Clean up after yourself. Clean up hair, spills, crumbs. Please keep the toilet free from bodily substances. The bathroom is shared. We do have the bathroom professionally cleaned weekly, but we expect all guests to leave a very clean bathroom after every use. Always consider the other guests by leaving the bathroom clean.
Kitchen: We do not professionally clean the kitchen. We expect our guests to clean the kitchen after each use. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE ANY FOOD UNCOVERED. DO NOT LEAVE GARBAGE IN THE SINK OR DRAIN. EMPTY THE TRASH DAILY. KEEP THE SINK AND STOVE CLEAN. IF YOU SPILL SOMETHING, SCRUB IT UP PLEASE!!. The kitchen is shared. Please, please do not leave a dirty kitchen for the next person. Be aware of crumbs dropped, and pick them up. We supply you with dish detergent, cleaning supplies, sponges, and hand towels for drying hands and drying dishes. We do not supply paper towels.
Stained Linens: If you stain the linens, towels, comforters or rugs, or other items in your room, you should expect to pay a replacement fee or a commercial cleaning fee starting at $35 for linens, $150 for comforters, $350 to clean rugs and higher. If the stains cannot be removed, you will be charged to replace items.
Trash: Trash day is Monday. We can put trash cans out to the curb after 5 p.m. on Sunday. Take trash out daily to the backyard trash can/bins. Recycle. Rinse all glass, aluminum before discarding. Crush plastic bottles. Newspaper goes into paper bags or tie with string. Any food product should be bagged and taken outside to the trash can with lid. You can temporarily use the kitchen trash can with lid until the end of the day or next morning. But do take it outside, especially in warm temperatures.
Lights, Electric: Turn off all lights and electrical appliances when you leave the house. You can leave the ceiling fan on to circulate the air. The outlet in the bathroom sometimes needs a reset. If the lights go out in the bathroom, reset the outlet above the sink. The light in the kitchen is halogen. It gets very hot. Turn it off as soon as you leave the kitchen. Consider the other guests. Everyone is on a different time schedule. We do leave on the lights in the foyer, front and side of the house. We leave on the living room lamp on the round table. We leave on the night light in the bathroom. All other lights and appliances should be shut off when you go to bed and/or when you leave the house for more than one hour.
Neighbors: Do not sit on the front steps. Sit on the front or side porch, the backyard or the kitchen to study, read, talk on the phone, etc. Do not talk too loud. Do not park your car below St. Bridget’s Church. Park above the church. Parking goes all the way up to Conrad St. but is restricted during the school year. Read the parking signs. The Parking Authority is a regular visitor to East Falls. House sharing and Airbnb are newer concepts. The homeowners are not all happy with this concept. Respect the neighbors and their privacy.
Overnight Guests: You can have an overnight guest with consensus. All guests plus host would have to agree. The fee is $25 per night for an overnight guest. We will supply the guest with towels.
Restaurants: Trolley Car Café (breakfast & lunch); In Riva (gourmet pizza, tapas, liquor); The Major (Italian hoagies); Falls Café (lunch, dinner, snacks, liquor); Shan Chuan (lunch & dinner) sushi & Chinese; Billy Murphy’s Irish Saloon; Fiorino (fine dining- reservation) Central North Italian BYO; Laxmi Indian BYO; Franklin’s American; Golden Crust or Frank’s Pizza (standard pizza and salads/fried food); Fried Chicken. Coming soon: LeBus Restaurant and Bakery. Manayunk is one mile away with many restaurants, shops, bike trails. Wissahickon Creek is ½ mile away with walking and mountain biking trails plus an historic Inn for fine dining: Valley Green Inn.
Groceries: You can buy some basic items at The Sunoco, The Major and Rite Aid. Supermarkets are 2 miles away, on Ridge Ave., Fox St., and City Ave. or Monument Rd.
Transit: Norristown Regional Rail, K, R, 61, 1, 32 Queen Lane Regional Rail
A short walk: Philadelphia U, Drexel Medical Queen Lane Campus, Post Office, Old Academy Theater, Historic Falls Library, Grace Kelly’s childhood home, the track at Penn Charter or Germantown Friends.
Newest Philly Museums are the American Revolution Museum and Barnes Foundation
Farmer’s Market: We have one under the twin bridges between In Riva and The Trolley Car Cafe every Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. until Thanksgiving. Enjoy fresh farm to table fruits, vegetables, eggs. Try the Jerk Chicken if that vendor is present. It’s spicy, juicy, tender, and delicious.
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