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Cozy Home in Historic Washington Square

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)

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.

PLEASE DO NOT USE THE BOOK IT NOW BUTTON FOR STAYS LESS THEN 4 NIGHTS BEFORE CONTACTING US

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). Please be aware that folks were smaller back in the 1700's when these homes were built.

*The stairs can be challenging if you are tall or have mobility issues. They are very steep winding.

***There are pluses and minuses to each of our properties and we want to make sure you select the one that you and your group will enjoy the most. Please see short summaries below with the pros and cons of each of our properties below.

The Chestnut Lofts ...HomeAway # 179041 (faces rear of building)

The Chestnut Lofts is located is located in Old City which although is steps away from the liberty bell and independence hall also has a very lively night time scene with cafes and restaurants and bars. The pros of this unit is that it is located on the top floor of a 5 story building and oriented facing south toward a parking garage not facing chestnut street so it's much much quieter. Drawbacks being there isn't a waterfront view as you have in the front unit, it doesn't have those huge 20 foot ceilings and the main bedroom is a platform style (the second bedroom is fully enclosed). Please see link here for full listing. https://www.vrbo.com/141917

The Chestnut Lofts ...VRBO # 477685 (faces front of building)

This unit does have a water view, has soaring 20 foot ceilings and gets great sunlight. The drawbacks being it's located on Chestnut St so noise can be an issue especially on a weekend night. Please see link for full listing. https://www.vrbo.com/477685

(Panama St )Cozy Home in Historic Washington Square ...HomeAway # 3165419

This home is located directly next to our other home listing #583380 (Townhouse in Washington Sq) on a quiet cobblestone walking street. Both homes are nearly identical although "Townhouse in Washington Sq" was recently remodeled with a new kitchen and new bathroom. On the upside it has a washer and dryer where the other does not. You can not be more centrally located than this, very easy walk to Rittenhouse Square, Washington Square, 13th and Sansom as well as Old City. The location is hard to beat. Drawback wise these places are small and they have very challenging stairs.

(Panama St) Townhouse in Washington Square ...VRBO # 583380

Please see above summary

Charming on Historic Street ... VRBO # 619713

My personal favorite of all our properties. This home is located 258 S. Quince street, if you google images of "Quince street Philadelphia" you will see it has been the subject of many a painting and photograph. The street with all it's cute little walking streets and off shoots is very European/ Old World. It's very tough to drive a car down, more of a cobblestone walking street, making it very quiet, almost an oasis in the middle of the busy city. It's still not too far from the historic sites but certainly not as close as The Chestnut Lofts are. It also has a private back patio with table and 4 chairs. Although it is a trinity, its much larger than the ones we have on Panama st. Drawback wise, Id say it has a lot of stairs and could be an issue for a toddler or someone that has any sort of mobility issue. Please see link for full listing. https://www.vrbo.com/619713

****Very Important

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 can be much higher. Please do not use the book it now button for 2 or 3 night stays before contacting us.

More Details

Property Manager
Josh Russell
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017

Amenities

Gayborhood Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • tennis

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

Cozy Home in Historic Washington Square
average rating of 4.627907 based on 43 reviews
4

Perfect location . . .

  • 4 of 5

Home was exactly as described. VERY comfortable sleeping arrangements. Josh was very accommodating and responsive. Stairs were tricky . . . but then again I am a month out from knee surgery and no one else in my family complained! Location was perfect. GREAT recommendations of restaurants in the house binder.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warm and clean but with difficult internal access

  • 3 of 5

The unit was clean and well equipped with all the necessities we required.

The central heating was very efficient and the locality was great - lots of cafes and restaurants. We found this property very difficult to access the floors owing to narrow and steep stars between its 4 floors. We did find a number of issues with general maintenance - loose entrance door handle, hand rail requiring tightening, lower bedroom door almost un-operable and we found that with no double glazing or sound proofing it was extremely noisy at night from people talking in the street, nighttime helicopters and sirens. In spite of the above issues we thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the city of Philadelphia.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Alister, Thank you for staying with us and thank you for bringing these maintenance items to my attention. As a host we have back to back bookings throughout most of the year and the only way we hear about something that needs attention is either by our cleaners or by our guests if they are kind enough to mention it to us ( albeit we appreciate it more if not posted in a review 😊 but non the less we do appreciate it). I read your review mentioning these 3 items this morning and by mid afternoon I had sent someone over to adjust the bedroom door, tighten the doorknob and tighten the railing. So all fixed thank you for letting us know. The stairs in these homes are very challenging, I beg people to read the reviews and our listing description so they are aware prior to booking. With regards to hearing the sounds of living in a city, helicopters, people talking on the sidewalk these are normal city noises that if your not familiar with staying in a city might take a bit to get used to. Thanks again for staying with us and safe travels. Josh & Miranda
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5

Wonderful home in an excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Our family of three had a great time at this home. It is on a quiet pedestrian street that is right in the heart of the city. There are all kinds of options within a short walking distance. Home was clean and exactly as described. Host was extremely responsive and a pleasure to deal with.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very cozy

  • 5 of 5

We spent two nights in this apartment. There are many stairs within the unit and they are narrow with a low ceiling (a little of a hassle for us tall people), but everything else is perfect. It's clean, comfortable and the location can not be better. Everything you need is just around the corner, from night life to restaurants and grocery stores. The check in and out was also very smooth. We would love to come back.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington DC
5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5

I loved our stay at this home. The kitchen was super convenient, especially since my spouse has Celiac disease (severe gluten allergy) we walked to Whole Foods to pick up some food items to reduce the chance of gluten exposure at a restaurant. There were kid cups and bowls in the kitchen- super awesome. The house was SPARKLING clean (how is that even possible in an older historic home???!!!). The bed linens were crisp and clean. Josh responded to my emails immediately. My only concern was the stairs. My daughters are 2 and 3. They were thrilled with their twin beds on the 4th floor, but there is a spot on the top of the 4th floor where if they stepped off, they would fall approx 6 feet onto the curved staircase. I tried to make a makeshift baby gate with the rolling grocery cart to barricade them at bed time but I did not want to cause any damage to the walls. In the end, my husband slept upstairs with one kid and I slept in the queen bedroom with the other kid. I was able to barricade the stairs to the downstairs kitchen with a stroller. This is NOT a complaint on this lovely home- just pointing out that my kids were super excited to explore the home and I got weary of hollering at them to stay away from the stairs. Again, the house was amazing and everything else was great- just keep in mind if you have young children. TV and Wi-Fi worked great. Thanks for letting us stay in this house.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

A totally fun Philadelphia expereince.

  • 4 of 5

The house was perfectly situated with so many options for food, fun and adventure. When we wanted time to relax the beds were fresh and clean and smelled wonderful. Living room was an ample place to spread out and enjoy some TV. The neighborhood was a step back in time with its cobble stone streets and cute house exteriors. I would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Philadelphia Internatinal Airport
Car: not necessary

Located in one of Philadelphia's most historical sections we are just a short walk to City Hall, the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall as well as numerous other historical sites and monuments.

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Rates & Availability

Gayborhood Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Wheelhouse Market Rate
Apr 27 2017 - Apr 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$254
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Apr 29 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$204
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$252
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May 1 2017 - May 5 2017
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$197
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$228
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May 6 2017 - May 13 2017
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$238
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May 14 2017 - May 15 2017
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May 16 2017 - May 17 2017
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May 18 2017 - May 19 2017
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$217
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May 20 2017 - May 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$209
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May 23 2017 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
$203
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$222
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Wheelhouse Market Rate
May 27 2017 - May 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$201
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$238
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May 31 2017 - Jun 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
$210
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$235
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Wheelhouse Market Rate
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$223
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$245
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Wheelhouse Market Rate
Jun 15 2017 - Jun 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$212
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$246
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Wheelhouse Market Rate
Jun 20 2017 - Jun 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
$225
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$249
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Jun 24 2017 - Jun 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$208
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$249
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Jun 26 2017 - Jul 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$209
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$228
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Jul 29 2017 - Sep 10 2017
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$201
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$222
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Sep 11 2017 - Sep 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$210
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$223
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Sep 16 2017 - Sep 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
$198
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$222
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Sep 25 2017 - Sep 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
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Sep 27 2017 - Sep 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$214
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Sep 29 2017 - Oct 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
$202
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$223
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Oct 21 2017 - Oct 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
$220
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$232
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Oct 25 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$201
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$228
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Nov 1 2017 - Nov 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
$203
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$216
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Wheelhouse Market Rate
Nov 12 2017 - Nov 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
$195
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$195
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Nov 14 2017 - Nov 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
$205
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$221
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Nov 18 2017 - Nov 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
$195
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$237
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Wheelhouse Market Rate
Nov 24 2017 - Dec 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
$199
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$210
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Wheelhouse Market Rate
Dec 7 2017 - Dec 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$194
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$225
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Wheelhouse Market Rate
Dec 15 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$194
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$208
Fri,Sat
 
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
Jan 1 2018 - Jan 9 2018
2 night minimum stay
$204
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$221
Fri,Sat
 
 
Wheelhouse Market Rate
Jan 10 2018 - Jan 25 2018
2 night minimum stay
$213
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$230
Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$224
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $40
Tax Rate 8.5%

Important Note with regards to two night stays! With Regards to 2 and 3 night stays. We do take 2 and 3 night stays on a case by case basis. Please inquire for a quote.

Rates Subject to Change

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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