We were in Philly for a professional conference and chose to stay at Bonnie's house because of the great area and walking distance to the conference. The apartment was VERY clean and fit our needs very well. Towels, coffee maker, ironing board, and laundry materials were included. The apartment was very spacious and was perfect for the 5 of us.
A couple things to note about our stay. We had some trouble finding it, so look for the pizza joint out front. The apartment is directly above it! Also, the front door knob is very temperamental. As renters you have access to the above deadbolt, but not the push lock on the door handle. There are signs around the door to remind you and tape over the push lock, however the button is easily pressed in on accident, which will leave you locked out of the apartment. One of us must have accidentally pressed the button because we got locked out in the middle of the night and had to call a locksmith to let us in. Don't make our mistake and test the door before leaving each time!
The apartment is in a really fun neighborhood with lots of neighboring bars and restaurants and is walking distance to the liberty bell, independence hall, and the Ben Franklin museum. Although, this does mean it can get quite noisy at night. We stayed out late most nights so It was not a big issue for us, but if you go to bed early then it may be too loud for you.
The owner was really great and was very responsive to any questions or concerns that we had. She suggested nearby restaurants and sights to see, which was very nice.