|Minimum Stay||2 - 4 nights|
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.
*Please See all 5 of our vacation rentals in Philadelphia Listed Below:
The Chestnut Lofts ...HomeAway # 179041
The Chestnut Lofts ...VRBO # 477685
Cozy Home in Historic Washington Square ...HomeAway # 3165419
Townhouse in Washington Square ...VRBO # 583380
Charming on Historic Street ... VRBO # 619713
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 are higher. Please do not use the book it now button to book a 2 or 3 night stay, the quote generated will be incorrect and your reservation will be declined.
This townhouse is a perfect place to stay if you’re looking for the quintessential Philadelphia experience. The townhouse itself was charming and historical, but it is located within walking distance of new and trendy bars and restaurants, not to mention several tourist attractions. We were there for the Philadelphia marathon and staying in a townhouse rather than a hotel made it easier for me to prep for race. I was able to make my own dinner the night before the race as the kitchen is equipped with pots, pans, utensils, etc. Also, since the townhouse is in the middle of all the “action” it made it very easy for me to get to the starting line on race day.
The renting process was simple and the homeowners even shipped me my running shoes back to me after I forgot them!
I’d recommend this place to anyone looking to spend some time in Philadelphia looking to experience the city’s history while still being at the center of an urban environment.
I enjoyed staying with my colleagues in this home. It was excellent proximity to the convention center, shopping and restaurants. I also enjoyed an early morning run and stopping at a different coffee house each morning.
Exactly as pictured and as described by the owner and in the reviews. Historic house with enough room for 3 or 4 people but not much extra space. The new kitchen is very nice but you would have to be quite creative to have a family dinner in the house.
Apart from that and the tight stairs the house was very clean, warm and comfortable.
The neighborhood is outstanding. Beautiful streets of old houses with numerous coffee shops and restaurants. Many of the attractions of the city are within easy walking distance.
Highly recommended as a base to explore the city's sights and great restaurants. Less so if you plan to spend time staying in, cooking and eating at home.
Note: The street and cross-streets that the house is located on are extremely narrow, as pictured, with metal posts that prevent you from mounting the sidewalks, so if you are arriving in a large vehicle you might have difficulty getting it to the front door. Fine Parking on 11th St has some of the best rates nearby.
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!
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.
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.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
2016 Democratic Convention
23 Jul 2016 - 31 Jul 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
|Refundable Damage Deposit||$250|
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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