|Minimum Stay||2 - 4 nights|
Our Three Story home located in the heart of Washington Square is just steps from the Convention Center, Independence Hall, City Hall and the Liberty Bell. With 3 floors and 2 bedrooms and 1 bath, our home can easily accommodate up to 4 travelers. We supply a fully equipped kitchen, linens & towels as well as internet and cable TV.
Philadelphia is a bustling city overflowing with activity, history, and culture. The 'City of Brotherly Love' is a city where many come to learn about the history of America's roots by touring Independence Hall, viewing the Liberty Bell, and visiting the house where Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. What many visitors forget is that Philadelphia's history was written not just in a house that stood at Seventh and Market streets, but also in the neighborhoods where Philadelphians still live today.
While much of Philadelphia has been modernized and updated, some structures remain the same as they were in the 18th century when John Adams and Thomas Jefferson strolled through the streets of Philadelphia during the American Revolution. One of the things that makes Philadelphia unique is its architecture and real estate. Just one example of unique real estate is the Trinity houses of Philadelphia. Below is some more information on this uniquely Philadelphia structure and how it has survived the test of time.
What is a Trinity house?
A Trinity house is a three-story house with each floor containing one room. The Trinity house is believed to have originated in Philadelphia as early as the year 1720, and nearly 300 years later, Trinity houses are still found across the city of Philadelphia. Sometimes called 'Father, Son, and Holy Ghost' houses or 'Bandbox' houses, Trinity houses are typically quite small with an estimated 400-700 square feet of living space (our home has 700 sqft). While these houses were commonly used for families in past generations, in reflection of today's living standards, a Trinity house would be best for a young couple or roommates.
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Please read our notes about 2 and 3 night stays in the rates section. We take them on a case by case basis and rates are higher.
My husband and I along with our 19 and 14 year old daughters came to see another daughter who lives in Philadelphia, and we could hardly have improved our stay! While this house had been upgraded with modern conveniences, it has retained its charm from the 1860's. It was perfectly located for sight seeing, it was blissfully quiet, and the beds were amazingly comfortable (I am especially particular!) I truly appreciated all of the thought that went into the provisions: soft, down pillows AND firmer pillows, luxury towels, every amenity needed in the kitchen, umbrellas, a small library, even a folding grocery cart to help with marketing or transporting things to and from a vehicle. The only things visitors might wish to be aware of: the bedroom doorways had drapes instead of doors. That didn't really bother us, but some people might prefer more privacy - noise was not an issue, though. Also, not everyone would enjoy navigating the 19th century staircase which was narrow and short, but we found it to be a very fun reminder of how much bigger we are! We overall loved this home, and hope to stay again in the future.
This rental provided our family the perfect spot to enjoy a weekend visit to see our son who is working in Malvern. We found the townhome just right for our needs. Everything was modern, clean, and comfortable (well-equipped kitchen, comfy beds, and soft towels) all the while providing us with a taste of history in this quaint trinity house. The location is perfect- we had pleasant walks to everything we needed- grocery items, trains, sightseeing, shopping, and lots and lots of great food. We especially enjoyed The Green Egg Cafe just down the street for brunch- but go early to beat the crowd. We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend!
I stayed here while attending a conference hosted at the Convention Center. The house is a treat: clean, cozy, and conveniently located. I easily walked to South Street, the Italian District, Convention Center, Chinatown, Independence Hall, etc.
Would try to stay here again if I make it back to Philadelphia.
Great location. We walked to the historic sites of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell but also enjoyed the Washington Square neighborhood and the access to the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood as well. We stayed with two kids and it worked well, one note would be the stairs are a little tricky for kids under 2-3 that know how to navigate stairs on their own. The place was clean and the trip was fun!
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The home is beautiful, efficient and clean. The neighborhood is fantastic. My pugs loved that there was a nice, friendly dog park within walking distance. Highly recommend!
We stayed at this charming Trinity house mid-September for 5 nights. We absolutely loved our trip and this property. The weather was a perfect mid-70's to low 80's while we were there but we were still glad for the air-conditioning in the house. We arrived at the property around midnight our first night but it was no problem to get into the house with the lockbox. Everything was clean and charming inside and my husband and I had plenty of room for our things. The location can't be beat. We walked everywhere in Philadelphia and all the sights we wanted to see seemed like a short walk away. We rented a car for one day to visit Amish country and took the train to the airport to get a better rate on the car and longer more flexible hours on returning the car. The neighborhood felt safe and was very quiet. The washing machine and dryer worked great and the dishes/appliances provided in the kitchen were perfect for our breakfasting needs. As other reviewers have stated, the stairs are narrow and care should be taken going up/down them. I would definitely stay here again when we visit Philly in the future.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
2016 Democratic Convention
Jul 23 2016 - Jul 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250.00|
Important Note with regards to two night stays! We will take a 2 night stay only on a last min basis, if still available 1 week prior or if falls directly between two longer stays.
Important Note with Regards to 3 night stays! 3 Days stays are $279/Night Plus Taxes & Fees
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.