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Beautiful and relaxing homebase to Philadelphia and its surroundings

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Beautiful and relaxing homebase to Philadelphia and its surroundings

This open floor plan contemporary house is nestled in the quiet private Meadowbrook neighborhood, outside of Philadelphia. Located 17 miles north east of Philly, this house is the perfect “base camp” for discovering Philadelphia, New York city (1 hour train away) even Baltimore an easy 2 hour drive away. Between day trips discovering the birth place of America, enjoy relaxing vacation by the pool surrounded by the wonderful garden with plenty of activities for all ages.

The home itself is large, open floor plan and wonderfully decorated with many touches of France and Italy where we were born. The first floor overlooks the pool and yard through floor to ceiling windows. The gourmet kitchen include a six burner gas cook top, a double oven, built in steamer, large fridge and all small appliance you might need. Kitchen is fully stocked thank to two European cooks!. A large granite island sits 6. The kitchen also includes a sofa to relax and enjoy a family movie while cooking together. The laundry room is right off the kitchen. Off the kitchen is a lovely deck to enjoy morning coffee in a private shaded space.

Of course the pool area includes plenty of seating space with sofa, coffee table and a solid teak table that extends to seat 12 people. Plenty of umbrellas and a large gas barbecue and herb garden are all there for a perfect pool party. The pool is perfect for all ages with shallower area and easy steps to paddle around then deeper area for older ones. Plenty of pool toys.

A formal dining room with French furniture sits 12 and opens up to the living room with its 40 feet ceiling and dramatic fireplace. A lovely place to enjoy a good book, play board games. The piano there is yours to enjoy.

Also on the first floor is an office or art and craft room as it is used right now. It can include a queen size pull up sofa for additional sleeping and has its own bathroom. Perfect additional room for people with stairs-mobility issues.

A few steps down from the living room is a play/media room with big comfy sofas to play Xbox or enjoy a movie, a game of foosball table.

The master bedroom is its own retreat! With high cathedral ceiling and contemporary architecture, the bedroom has its own fireplace and a very large Jacuzzi tub. You will wish for a cold night in the middle of the summer! The master bathroom has an oversized steam shower and an old fashion claw foot tub to enjoy a good book and a glass of wine!

Cross “the bridge” overlooking the living room and you will find four bedrooms. Boys and girls of all ages will enjoy the décor. Two of the bedrooms have queen size beds; one has a twin bed and one a double bed. There are two bathrooms for the kids’ four bedrooms.

Outside is loaded with fun and entertainment. Of course the pool but also the trampoline, tree house and plenty of open field to play soccer, throw the ball or roast marshmallow in the fire pit.

The neighborhood is private with only local traffic so sends the kids to ride bikes, walk the dog or take long walks to the pond, creek, golf course or national park.

If you ever want to leave the house, Jenkintown is a lovely town with plenty of restaurant, shops and a movie theater famous for being Bradley Cooper’s favorite attraction growing up in Jenkintown. Whole Food and several food stores are nearby for convenience.

Beside Philadelphia and NY there are hundreds of attractions to enjoy around with Doylestown, the Amish Country, Chestnut Hill, the arboretum, Bryn Athens, etc.

Note: pool doesn't have a heater.

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About The Owner

This is the home of an active family of 6 and a dog and a cat!

The Owner purchased this house in 2005

Why The Owner chose Huntingdon Valley

We feel in love with the neighborhood right away and love the open floor of the house. The large windows bring in the light and nature around you.

What makes this house unique

A peaceful retreat right outside beautiful historical Philadelphia.


Huntingdon Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Steam shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • walking


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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Philadelphia International
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Huntingdon Valley Country Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
PA Turnpike
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $600
Cleaning fee $120

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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