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Charming Loft In Heart Of Historic District

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


About the property

Location, Location, Location!! Perfect For Both Leisure And Business Travelers!!

My condo is in the heart of Old City within steps of all the historical sites (Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Constitution Center, Betsy Ross House, Elfreth's Alley, etc) with easy access to public transportation and the Convention Center, making it a great option for business travelers as well. In addition to all of the historic sites, some of the city's best restaurants, coffee shops, clothing boutiques, and art galleries are all within steps of this apartment. I have lived in Philadelphia for over 10 years and Old City remains one of my favorite neighborhoods in the city. And while this apartment is close to the nightlife in this neighborhood, it is far enough away to escape the noise on busy weekends. This location has a Walk Score of 100 out of 100:)

The condo is a 700 sq foot loft-style apartment with oversized windows and soaring ceilings in an old hoopskirt factory (you know, the kind of skirts the ladies used to wear in the late 1800s) that has the original wood floors and beams and an exposed brick wall. The interior, however, was fully gutted and renovated 8 years ago, so it offers the historic charm that is associated with that area of the city as well as the modern comforts (ie. washer/dryer, dishwasher, central heat and air, flat screen TV with Roku, and wifi).

There is an elevator up to this 5th floor condo, but there is a narrow, spiral staircase inside the apartment which is used to access the open-style bedroom (which means there is no door or true privacy) and bathroom. Thus, this apartment is not recommended for people with mobility issues or small children. I have listed that this space could accommodate 3, and thats by using the extra wide, extra comfy sofa as a twin sized bed (linens provided).

The neighborhood is entirely walkable, but taxis and Uber are also great ways to get around the city.

This apartment is 2 blocks away from 2 subway stops.

There are car share and bike share options nearby.

Street parking is tough to come by (and metered), but there are several lots within a 1-2 block distance.

I love my city and love sharing its hidden gems with visitors. So, I am available by phone, text, and email to share information, tips, and advice that can make your trip more enjoyable and memorable.

More Details

Nikki Beden
Member since: 2016
Speaks Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2018

About Nikki Beden

We are avid travelers, but also huge fans of our home town, Philadelphia. We love meeting locals and getting advice on the best restaurants, coffee shops, and areas to explore while we travel, so we hope to return the favor for our visitors to our beloved Philadelphia!

Nikki Beden purchased this condo in 2008

Why Nikki Beden chose Center City

I lived in this apartment for 6 years when I first moved to the city, but as we decided to grow our family, this apartment no longer suited our needs. This apartment is just as it was when I lived there, so it feels super comfy and homey. I LOVED living in this apartment and it is in one of my favorite parts of town, so I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

What makes this condo unique

The apartment is clean, charming, and unique. You'll love the exposed brick wall, huge windows that let sunlight pour into the space, and the soaring ceilings. It is in a GREAT part of the city. And, you get to pick our brains about what fun things you can do while visiting our city!!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Center City in Philadelphia

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Charming Loft In Heart Of Historic District
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 15 reviews

Very convenient for our needs. Clean comfortable space; felt very safe in neighborhood.

  • 4 of 5

My husband is tall and the circular stairs to the loft and the low beams in the loft proved a bit of a challenge but not major. Nikki (the host) was very easy to reach and pleasantly helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a terrific property in a great location. Everything was a pictured and described, and Nikki was very helpful throughout my time here. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location, location, location!

  • 5 of 5

If you're interested in being close to all the historical sites, then this is your place! There were plenty of restaurants, shops, and of course history - all within a few blocks. The loft was well appointed and very comfortable. As mentioned, it is not suitable for children and the overhead beams in the bedroom area require that you stoop to walk around the bedroom. But we didn't find it problematic. It is helpful to bring ear plugs for sound sleeping as the walls are thin. But the loft is full of charm and Nikki was a fantastic host taking very good care of us. Her suggestions for food and items of interest were spot on. We had a great time and would recommend this place for sure.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was exactly as described. Nikki went out of her way to be sure we had everything we needed. She even secured us a parking spot right around the corner.

This location was perfect for walking around Old Philly. We parked our car and walked everywhere.

The building is old and we did hear footsteps above us and a dog barking a few times, but we weren't bothered by it. Watch your head in the loft and you'll have a great time!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exactly as advertised and with great advice

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed staying in this part of Philadelphia. We walked everywhere and only took Uber from the train and to the airport. There is lots to see in the immediate area and Nikki provides great recommendations on where to eat and even what to have.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful location to all activities in and around area

  • 5 of 5

Location...location....location...NIkki, owner, was very professional and very helpful. Wonderful place. would rent it again.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £25.27
Damage Deposit £36.1

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.