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.
Pleasant stay in a charming apartment
My husband and I enjoyed our stay in this charming and well appointed apartment. Check-in and parking were easy, the furnishings were comfortable, and it was lovely to have our breakfasts on the outdoor patio surrounded by flowers and butterflies!
Just what we were looking for near Drexel
Booked this place while my son attended a week-long program at Drexel. It was just what we were looking for. Everything was as advertised and communication with David was easy and pleasant. Easy walk to the University.
cute and cosy
we enjoyed our stay at the condo. it was in a lovely neighborhood and we never felt uncomfortable walking in the area. it's small, but had everything we needed. loved having our late night drinks and supper out on the deck. while cute and cosy, probably not the right choice for the physically limited, d/t the steep stairs, as detailed in the description. would recommend time to get new pillows and extra ice tray. we had no difficulty with the parking. used parkadehpia and worked great. usually ended up parking by the church 2 blocks away. Philly is a fun city and this condo was a great place to return to, at the end of our overfilled days!
1rst Visit to Philadelphia
Enjoyed our stay! Clean,quiet and cozy!Great location! Owner responded quickly to our questions. Would definitely recommend!
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.
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.