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Enchanting Center City Cottage In Midtown Village

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Fully Detached Center City House in the Middle of Everything

Welcome to City Cottage. Sit down, put up your feet, and enjoy this spectacularly charming house in the heart of Center City. Just steps to Restaurant Row, Independence Hall, the Kimmel Center, the Subway, Antique Row, brunch, the Liberty Bell, and yes, great cheesesteaks. You’ll love the outdoor space, the extra half-bath, the professional decor, the tree-lined side-street, and the proximity to nightlife, parks, and shopping. We welcome ALL friends, couples, business travelers, and families.

The space:

Free high speed wireless internet (WiFi). Free HBO, Netflix, coffee and tea. Scrabble, Clue, and Chess in the bookshelf. Some really good books. A fully equipped kitchen. Deluxe king bed master. A whimsical 3rd floor loft with two extra single beds. A large side deck. Washer/Dryer and detergent. Complimentary toiletries. And the fridge comes stocked with cold bottled water.

Guest access:

The whole place is yours.

Interaction with guests:

We're a text away if you need us.

The neighborhood:

Official walk-score of 99/100. This location gets you the best (critically acclaimed) city restaurants right outside your door: Mixto, Vetri, Tria, Sampan, Mercato, Barbuzzo, El Vez, and more. We highly recommend lunch at Reading Terminal Market, a stroll through Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, and a show on the Avenue of the Arts.

Getting around:

100 Yards from an Indego BikeShare rental kiosk. Spruce and Pine both have designated bike lanes.

Broad Street Line (TempleU, Lincoln Financial Field, Citizens Bank Park, and the Wells Fargo Center). Market-Frankford Line (UPenn, Drexel, HUP and CHOP). PATCO Line (BB&T Pavillion, CooperU Hospital, and New Jersey).

15 minute Uber to PHL Airport.

8 minute Uber to Amtrak (30th Street Station).

Other things to note:

For unloading bags, there's a 30 minute loading zone at the corner of Camac & Spruce. For parking longer than 2 hours, we recommend the public parking lots at the intersections of Juniper & Spruce and 13th & Locust. For parking less than 2 hours, there's non-metered on-street parking directly in front of the property.

If you need a crib, we can make that happen.

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Richie

My wife hides my Pop Tarts in the Dishwasher.


Center City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please use common sense. Please be accurate, honest, and forthright with your reservations. Please do not store silverware in the garbage disposal.
  • Please be extremely considerate and mindful of our neighbors. No parties. No smoking. And no pets (...unless it's a panda bear).
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 (3rd Floor Loft w/2 Twin Beds) - 2 twin/ single
    Living Room (Full Size Pullout Bed) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    2nd Floor Den w/Full Size Day Bed - 1 double
    King Size Master Bedroom - 1 king
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome


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(3 traveler reviews)

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Enchanting Center City Cottage In Midtown Village
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Very charming house. The owners have everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay there. The house was close to everything.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect place for a city getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This place is in a terrific location in the city with easy access to amazing restaurants, overnights parking garages, coffee shops, public transportation, etc.

The decor was so calming and relaxing. Extremely clean and very comfortable beds. The outdoor patio was a highlight also! Owner is really wonderful to work with during rental process and stay.

I would choose this place over a hotel stay every time!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect City Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Richie was a wonderful host. A group of friends and I visited Philadelphia for the first time for an academic conference. During our stay, Richie was very accommodating and offered recommendations to see the city. The house is beautiful and cozy, and is located in the heart of the city. The home is walking distance from restaurants, the convention center, and the famous reading terminal market. Inside the home, Richie had everything you needed including: Umbrellas, comfortable beds, board games, and excellent wifi. Richie was available via phone and was prompt at getting back to me when I reached out to him for any questions I had. I would recommend this home to anyone! (You will love also love the decorations in the home, I promise:)

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $49 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.5%

Regarding one night stays: While we welcome one night reservations, especially Sunday-Thursday, please send us a brief message (w/ your number of guests) prior to booking a one night stay on either Friday or Saturday night. We unfortunately cannot accept one night reservations during June 30th-July 9th or September 1st-5th.
Please note: There will be an additional guest fee (over 2 people) which will be reflected in the quote at the time of booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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