Garden Oasis 1 BR Apartment in Historical Victorian, Private Entrance, Deck
David Lane Fisher
About David Lane Fisher
Grew up in the neighborhood, moved back to Philly 12 years ago after living in NY, DC, and NC. I live right up the street, it's a great neighborhood, tree-lined and calm but so close to downtown. I love to travel and am happy to host after many great vacation and business rentals in US and Europe.
Why David Lane Fisher chose West Philadelphia
Close to downtown Philly while still feeling like a quiet, tree-lined suburb, you get best of both worlds
What makes this Apartment unique
Stay in a piece of history, house built in early 1860s. Beautiful garden an "extra room" for 8 months of the year. Free Netflix. Great for long-term or extended stay
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Great little apartment
This property was very quaint. Everything was clean and very well cared for. Parking on the weekend was free and easy. This would be a perfect place for some to stay if they were visiting someone at Drexel Univ as it was several blocks away. Don’t forget to visit Sabrina’s Cafe for your eating pleasure. Would definitely stay here again. Owner was friendly and helpful.
Thanks, Lynne, it was nice to bump into you as I gardened the sidewalk plots, very glad you had such a great visit.
Very nice place but no parking
This is a really nice place in a quiet residential area. It was very clean and well kept. It is close to the university and the Hospital.
Stairs are really small and stip, (and the bathroom is downstairs from the bedroom...). The air conditioner is quite noisy.
However, the biggest issue is the lack of parking, most blocks around the house requrie permit and the few that do not are always full.
Glad you found it to be a nice place and well-kept. It is a Victorian house, and stairs are original 19th century design, so while they are a bit steep, there are railings to assist. The bedroom and bathroom are on different floors, as is noted in the description, and I try to point that out to folks if there seems to be a potential issue. Parking on the street can be challenging at times, as many blocks are residential permit only beyond 2 hours Mon-Fri, however I provide a link to parkadelphia.org which shows blocks without permits required, and frankly this neighborhood is much better than downtown Center City or other adjacent neighborhoods. Best to not try to find a space late at night too. There's parking lots a few blocks away too. Thanks for letting me know about the AC, I will look into that.
Lovely quaint unit
We live in a rural area in Oregon far from big cities. Staying in a big city was an experience but this house was on a quiet residential area and seemed less busy even with traffic and noise. It was a good experience!! One thing we did have a problem with is we are both large people and older so the stairs were an issue, especially at night when using the bathroom downstairs. Some people more elderly than we are and more immobile might not be able to navigate the stairs very well. Other than that, we had a lovely stay.
Hi James, very glad you enjoyed your stay in Philly and at the apartment. The stairs are original to the Victorian house, and as they are more narrow than normal now, I do point out that bedroom and bathroom are on different floors in description. Happy that you had a lovely stay. Thanks, David
Beautiful not so little apartment
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the apartment. Our one disappointment was that we were not staying longer to enjoy the terrace and Philly!!
Thanks for such nice words, Lyn, and we'd be happy to have you all again anytime. Thanks, David
Due to a health emergency, David kindly allowed us to cancel at virtually the last minute.
Very nice and very cute
This a perfect place to stay - very clean and a nice historic neighborhood. Short 20 minute walk to 30th Street Station through the Drexel campus for access everywhere. Nicely furnished, comfortable bed. Our only slight complaint was the heating during the shoulder season - it used the window air conditioners as heaters rather than the baseboard radiant heat, and so was noisy. If you turned them off which we did, the street noise was noticeable because the windows were partially open to accommodate the machines. But a totally minor thing compared to everything else being most enjoyable. No noise from the attached home.
Very convenient to: historical sites, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Please Touch Children's Museum, Barnes Foundation, Rodan Museum, Philly Zoo, Fairmount Park - including Horticultural Gardens, Japanese House, and ziplines, Penn Archeological Museum, University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Hospital University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Schyulkill Trail (biking and walking), Rittenhouse Square, Valley Forge, and many other local attractions.