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COZY TOWNHOUSE STEPS TO CONVENTION CENTER, INDEPENDENCE HALL & THE LIBERTY BELL

Josh Russell

Speaks English
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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COZY TOWNHOUSE STEPS TO CONVENTION CENTER, INDEPENDENCE HALL & THE LIBERTY BELL

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday townhome in Philadelphia - Townhome in Washington Square

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Townhouse on quiet walking street

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.

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. We own the listing #583380 which is located directly next door as well. There are more reviews for that property as we have been renting that one for a bit longer.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Josh Russell (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
Speaks English

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

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Cozy townhouse steps to Convention Center, Independence Hall & The Liberty Bell
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Cozy townhouse steps to Convention Center, Independence Hall & The Liberty Bell
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p583380vb
Philadelphia Greater Philadelphia
Oakland, CA
5

Loved This Wonderful House....

  • 5 out of 5
My wife, son and I stayed in this wonderful little Philly house for 4 nights in June 2014. We loved it! It is a charmer: Well-appointed, spotless, in the most walkable imaginable neighborhood. The hosts were extremely responsive and generous, even leaving bottles of sparkling water and white wine! We found it easy to walk in all directions: north to City Hall, south to the Italian Market and two large grocery stores, east to Rittenhouse Square and beyond, and west to the Liberty Bell. My only caution has to do with height: this is a four-floor residence, built long ago for much shorter people, and has tightly wound or low-ceilinged stairs up and down the floors. At 5' 10" and 5' 9" respectively, my wife and I could duck our heads and climb up, down and around the house without trouble. But I don't think it would work for guests much taller than we are or who have balance or mobility issues. With that caveat, we highly recommend this wonderful house!
  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy townhouse steps to Convention Center, Independence Hall & The Liberty Bell
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p583380vb
Philadelphia Greater Philadelphia
Iowa City, Iowa
5

Wonderful Trinity House, Great Location, Fabulous Neighborhood

  • 5 out of 5
Our family (2 adults, 3 kids - 15, 13, 11) stayed in this home about a week over Independence Day. We loved it and would recommend for anyone visiting Philadelphia for vacation, business, etc. The location is perfect - short walk to City Hall, Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell; a bit longer walk to the Franklin Institute and the Art Museum, but still very doable. Bus routes and SEPTA trains are right under your nose. We had an appointment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and catching the 42 Bus on Walnut Street (just a couple blocks north of the home) delivered us in about 12 minutes. Great restaurants and shops nearby, including a grocery store and coffee shops. We can't say enough good about the location. The house itself is also tremendous. Located on a cobblestone street, the home is quiet and very accommodating. The newly refurbished kitchen has everything you'll want, whether you're making toast or a four-course meal. Finally, the owners were great hosts - excellent communication and responsiveness. We have had excellent luck with VRBO properties, and this charming home is at the top of our list. We would strongly recommend that you consider this home as a more inviting and enjoyable alternative to 'just another hotel room'. One final travel tip: consider flying into Trenton-Mercer and taking the New Jersey train to Suburban or Market stations.
  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Cozy townhouse steps to Convention Center, Independence Hall & The Liberty Bell
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p583380vb
Philadelphia Greater Philadelphia
United States
5

Excellent location, quiet street, nice home for a vacation stay

  • 5 out of 5
Three of us (2 adults, one teen) stayed here for a week in late June. The location is excellent on a pedestrian only street and the immediate neighborhood is very quiet. It is located in between "gayborhood" which has many excellent restaurants and bars and south philly with the Italian market and excellent cheesesteaks. We felt very safe walking everywhere even at night. The house was spotlessly clean! Great mattresses and linens made for an excellent nights sleep. The kitchen is very well equipped and even had extras like salt and pepper and a starter pack of coffee. We appreciated the complimentary soap and shampoo provided also. This is a small house but well arranged and appointed on 4 floors and it was fine for our family. The owners were very responsive and helpful. We enjoyed an excellent dinner at Georgios down the street and Tria just 2 blocks away. There are 2 coffee shops within the block and an ice cream shop around the corner--whole foods is 4 blocks away if you need groceries. The walk to the historical district is approx 10 blocks and easily walkable as is all of center city.
  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Availability & Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$567
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $250
Cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 8.5%
Notes Important Note with regards to two night stays! We will take a 2 night stay only on a last min basis, if still available 1 week prior or if falls directly between two longer stays.

Important Note with Regards to 3 night stays! 3 Days stays are $279/Night Plus Taxes & Fees

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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Philadelphia in Greater Philadelphia

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown
General:
  • Internet
  • Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Located on 2nd floor next to bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Located on 3rd Floor
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • theme parks
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • golf
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • cross country skiing
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • racquetball
  • basketball court
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