check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag

Beautiful Turn-of-the-Century Row House in South Philadelphia

54 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Pay with confidence

When you book through the HomeAway checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee™ offering comprehensive payment protection.

Learn more


Minimum Stay
2 nights


South Philadelphia West House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Office, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Beautiful turn of the century brownstone in South Philly. Furnished. Two stories, plus a finished basement or in-law apartment. Four bedrooms, three baths. Spacious living room, dining room, kitchen, and bedrooms. Skylight. Wood floors. High ceilings. Dishwasher, disposal, gas range, washer and dryer. Central AC. Lots of closet space. Small enclosed back patio with barbecue. Three blocks to the Broad Street subway and four stops to Center City. Stadium Complex for all Philly sports teams only two subway stops away. Nice neighborhood, great restaurants and takeout nearby. Street parking.

Sleeps eight. Two king beds. Two single beds. Bunk beds.

This is a great place to vacation for the week. Cheaper than center city hotels, but with all the access and better food nearby. Have all the comforts of home. Perfect for a large to medium sized group or a small group looking for some elbowroom. If you’re in town for business, sightseeing, sporting event, or one of Philly’s many conventions, you can’t go wrong.

Keywords: brownstone, row house, sleeps eight, South Philly, Philadelphia, spacious, large, conventions, trade shows

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Ellen Engel
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
Call Owner

About Ellen Engel

I am a professional speaker and corporate trainer. I travel often for my business.

Ellen Engel purchased this house in 2005

Why Ellen Engel chose Philadelphia

This house is situated in a nice, quiet neighborhood with easy access to Center City and the Sports Complex. It's an old Italian neighborhood filled with great restaurants and takeout (especially Italian). It is only three blocks to the subway and only four stops to center city. Two to the Sports Complex. There is street parking if you prefer to drive. In Center City you will find theater, movie theaters, restaurants, cultural events, museums and historical landmarks of all kinds. Philly has a great history and vibe. People are friendly, the food is great, and there is lots to see and explore.

What makes this house unique

The house is spacious and very nice. A historical, but recently renovated row house with modern decoration. It has central air, a back patio with barbecue and outside furniture. The basement is a finished basement and sitting room and can serve as an in-law apartment.


based on 54 traveler reviews

Beautiful Turn-of-the-Century Row House in South Philadelphia
average rating of 4.796296 based on 54 reviews

very centrally located

  • 3 of 5

Overall, the house was centrally located. We enjoyed our stay! The owner responded immediately to any need. One downfall was the staircase it is very steep so I would not recommend it to people with small children unless a gate is provided.

We had a good stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed the location and the house. The staircase is steep. It is a row house--narrow and tall. One of the charms and one of the drawbacks--the nature of the row house. We make to tell our elderly prospects before they book. Thank you for pointing out we should do the same for people with small children.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Close to everything!

  • 4 of 5

Great location. Close to downtown. Felt safe in the neighborhood. Property was clean and a very nice size. Close eating places within walking distance .

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed the close to everything benefits the house has. Our favorite when we come back to the house is never having to use our car!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Very clean and beautifully kept space. Very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We attended the Craft Brewer's Conference and needed a house for our team. Had not stayed in Philly before, so while at first we weren't sure about the location, we quickly realized it was safe and close to Broad Street that allowed us easy access to Mass Transit and local amenities. Parking is somewhat scarce, but after 24 hours, we found spots right in front of the home. Really neat, clean and comfortable inside. We sincerely appreciated and enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. The house location is ideal for people wanting to go to Center City. We are happy you felt the same. And, we agree. Sometimes the parking can be a bit tough but in most cases we have always found a space within a few blocks from the house. There is ample to room to double park to unload in case there is not a space close to the house. Please come again.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
ipswich ma

This house was great

  • 5 of 5

Great location one block away from passyunk and great restaurants/bars. We were three generations and the flow of the house meant grandmother could go to bed early and the rest of us could chill downstairs. Beds were amazingly comfortable,kitchen was well equipped Only rough spot was parking. We were out late both nights and had to drive around for quite a while to find parking far away.

My son lives in philly so we go down a lot and we will certainly stay at this lovely house again

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pete and I are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Parking can be a challenge late at night but during the day you can always find a spot within a few blocks. We usually take public transportation when we stay out late. Uber is also VERY EASY to use in Philly and we've never waited more than 6 minutes for a car.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Property is as advertised!! Spacious and 10 people can sleep comfortably at this property.

  • 5 of 5

I was impressed from the moment I contacted the owner. Ellen was prompt is her response time and the property was just as she and the posting on VRBO described it.

The area that it's located in is not bad at all. Walking distance to ACME for groceries and there are a few bars close by as well.

Only about an $11-$14 UBER ride to market street from here and it was the perfect spot and house to host a family get together for about 10 people.

This was my first time using VRBO so I feel a bit spoiled moving forward because of how great Ellen was an a host and how awesome the place is!!

Thank you Ellen!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I try to be available for all of our guests immediately by text. I regularly check my email and I always answer my phone when I am not in a meeting. I pledge to answer all of our guests' questions in a timely manner. I'm glad you had a great experience before and during your stay.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


  • 4 of 5

Had a great time. Stores and subway are very close. We had 9 guys and everyone was comfortable. I would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Philadelphia International Airport
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Subway 2 1/2 blocks, Amtrak and regional rail
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 95
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Atlantic City, NJ
Car: not necessary

City environment. Walk out the door and walk to grocery, bakery, butcher, restaurants, bars.


Rates & Availability

South Philadelphia West House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 16.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


South Philadelphia West House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master in bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located between bedrooms 3 & 4
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Located in Master Bed 2 shared with king and twin beds
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed , Top and bottom single bunks
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Includes master bath
    Bedroom 2 - 2 king , 2 twin/ single , Beds divided by solid door. Shares a master bath
  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Bunk Beds (1 set--2 beds top and bottom)
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
skylight, takeout and restaurants within walking distance, wood floors, three blocks to subway, garbage disposal

Partner Offers

You might like these similar properties