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Beautiful House in Heart of Center City Philadelphia

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,134 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


About the property

2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms beautiful, bright, spacious house on tree-lined street

Beautiful townhouse on tree-lined street in Logan Square.

Central air. Hardwood floor throughout.

Short walk to Comcast Center, Coxe Park, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Schuylkill River Trail, Center City's Financial District, Barnes Foundation, Rodin Museum, Franklin Institute, Natural Sciences Museum, Rittenhouse Square, Chinatown, The Free Library of Philadelphia main branch, Fairmount Park neighborhood.

Quick trip to University of Pennsylvania, CHOP, Temple, Jefferson, Drexel, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia Academy of Fine Art.

Eat-in kitchen with garbage disposal and dishwasher, and French door leading out to a small private patio.

Second floor open plan with sunny bedroom, small den, large closet, and bathroom with shower.

Third floor master bedroom with large walk-in closet, and spacious bathroom with bath tube.

Basement with laundry, large storage closets and a separate basement entry-exit.

We live a block away in with and would be happy to stop by for a short chat to welcome you if you so desire.

Within two minute walk to buses and within 10 minute walk to train stations. Cabs everywhere close walk to most city's art and historical attractions.

This house is in the heart of Center City a few blocks away from the financial district while on a residential street.

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks English, Mandarin, Hokkien - Taiwanese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

About Sophie

We are new to homeaway but we've been hosting via for about a year now We are working professionals with young children. I am from a small village in Taiwan and my husband is from Connecticut. We love Philadelphia and hope you will too when you visit Philadelphia, whether or not you stay in this house.

Sophie purchased this townhome in 2001

Why Sophie chose Center City

We live in the same neighborhood within 3 minute walk to this house so we will be attentive hosts.

What makes this townhome unique

Our prices are low and below market because this house is on short term rentals during the six months a year my parents are not living there.

The house is on a quiet street. It is a very short walk to museums, restaurants, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and many fun things in the city. Quick trip to Penn, Drexel, Temple, Jefferson, The Philadelphia Convention Center.

This house was built right about 1801 and is one of the many unique and lovely historically certified houses in Philadelphia. The street is charming and quiet even know you are really close to everything tourists come to Philadelphia to see!


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

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1134 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • The first bedroom is an open floor plan
  • Television ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services


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(17 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful House in Heart of Center City Philadelphia
average rating of 4.529412 based on 17 reviews

Location, responsiveness, spaciousness, and charm

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The location is PERFECT! We walked from the 30th Street train station to the property and purchased supplies at nearby Trader Joe's and Whole Foods! Sophie is consistently available and very responsive. We walked to all the places we wanted to visit: Verizon Hall to hear the Philadelphia Orchestra, Eastern State Penitentiary, the Philadelphia Art Museum, the Rodin Museum, and The Barnes Foundation ... not to mention walks to The Constitution Center and Elfreth Alley. The Franklin Institute is just around the corner. Future renters may wish to know that this is a three-story unit with narrow stairs. We LOVED the space, the floor to ceiling doors in the kitchen, where light pours in during meals. This unit is minimally furnished and there is no cable tv (Roku in its place). But this HomeAway met every one or our needs and we would stay here again in a heartbeat. We slept well and always felt safe ... and we loved the charming neighborhood. We did not have a car but note that parking could be a challenge.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Karen for your review. We are very happy you enjoyed your visit to Philadelphia and your stay at the house.
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my stay in Philadelphia

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay. No problems what so ever. Be aware that street parking is available but difficult to obtain. Otherwise you have to pay to park in a garage of which several are available.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Luke, thank you for being such a great guest. Sophie
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Convenient location. Adequate accommodations.

  • 4 of 5

Sophie was very responsive to all questions, even though she was on vacation as well. Our family of 4 stayed here for 4 nights and utilized the kitchen for breakfast and reheating leftovers. Equipment was functional and met our needs. The fridge was big enough to fit the giant pizza box we brought home from Pete's Pizza around the corner. It was really good!

We traveled via cab, bus and Uber to the historic area and found Uber to be the cheapest, $9. We could easily walk to the art museums and boathouse row.

Our only complaint for the property was the firmness of the beds. Despite being supplied with cushy mattress pads they remained very firm. It wasn't a deal breaker but 4 night was a long time. If we come back we will bring foam toppers.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Neat and clean. Conveniently located. Very reasonably priced. We walked to most places and were able to get an Uber very quickly when needed. The beds are on the hard side, but I would still recommend this lovely home without hesitation. Thank you for making the place available.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We've added fluffy mattress covers to soften the beds. Your suggestion of a softer bed is appreciated!
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Great Location

  • 4 of 5

We booked this property to attend the Philadelphia Flower Show. It was a nice neighborhood within walking distance to many restaurants, the convention center and historical attractions. One warning for anyone who has trouble navigating stairs, this is a three story unit, with one bedroom and bath on the second floor and another on the third floor. Street parking seems to be restricted to permit holders, so we left our car in a nearby parking garage and walked everywhere we wanted to go. Beds had thin mattresses, not the most comfortable, and second story bed was only a about a foot above the floor. If you’re ok with stairs, this is a good value in a nice location.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best VRBO location in Philadelphia for Art Lovers!

  • 5 of 5

Not knowing much about where things are in Philadelphia, we picked this townhouse for the fact that it had 2 bedrooms and was identified as being in the center of the city. We had no idea that it was in the best possible location for our 4-day trip! We wanted to visit the Barnes Foundation, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the exhibit of the terra cotta warriors at the Franklin Institute. We had no idea that each of these places was within easy walking distance of the house. Also easy walking to an area of great restaurants, lovely churches and much more. Literally, the best location we could have had. We parked the car at the Latimer Garage upon arrival (cheapest rate we found online) and then walked everywhere until we checked out. It's even easy to unload your luggage because there's an alleyway right next to the house so we just left the car there with emergency blinkers on as we unloaded all our junk and we did the reverse the day we left.

The house was very clean and everything we needed was there. Plenty of clean towels, plenty of hot water in the shower, (there are 2 bathrooms but we didn't use the upstairs bathtub). Everything you could possibly need in the kitchen. Sophie provided soap and shampoo in both bathrooms and soap in the kitchen. We had no trouble getting into the house as the key was left in the pre-arranged spot.

The only thing I will mention is that this house would not be the best for people with bad knees. There is a lot of stair climbing to the 2 bedrooms. We are 2 women in our late 60s and we were fine although I had to take my time going up and down as there is no handrail. Plus, be aware that these are VERY firm mattresses and they are low to the ground - so again a knee consideration.

All in all, it was a great experience and we would stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Train
1 Miles
30th Station or Suburban Station
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £14.97

Please, the house truly is non-smoking, please do no smoke inside the house or in the small rare patio.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.