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Charming Loft In Heart Of Historic District

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq ft
Property type condo


About the property

Location, Location, Location!! Perfect For Both Leisure And Business Travelers!!

My condo is in the heart of Old City within steps of all the historical sites (Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Constitution Center, Betsy Ross House, Elfreth's Alley, etc) with easy access to public transportation and the Convention Center, making it a great option for business travelers as well. In addition to all of the historic sites, some of the city's best restaurants, coffee shops, clothing boutiques, and art galleries are all within steps of this apartment. I have lived in Philadelphia for over 10 years and Old City remains one of my favorite neighborhoods in the city. And while this apartment is close to the nightlife in this neighborhood, it is far enough away to escape the noise on busy weekends. This location has a Walk Score of 100 out of 100:)

The condo is a 700 sq foot loft-style apartment with oversized windows and soaring ceilings in an old hoopskirt factory (you know, the kind of skirts the ladies used to wear in the late 1800s) that has the original wood floors and beams and an exposed brick wall. The interior, however, was fully gutted and renovated 8 years ago, so it offers the historic charm that is associated with that area of the city as well as the modern comforts (ie. washer/dryer, dishwasher, central heat and air, flat screen TV with Roku, and wifi).

There is an elevator up to this 5th floor condo, but there is a narrow, spiral staircase inside the apartment which is used to access the open-style bedroom (which means there is no door or true privacy) and bathroom. Thus, this apartment is not recommended for people with mobility issues or small children. I have listed that this space could accommodate 3, and thats by using the extra wide, extra comfy sofa as a twin sized bed (linens provided).

The neighborhood is entirely walkable, but taxis and Uber are also great ways to get around the city.

This apartment is 2 blocks away from 2 subway stops.

There are car share and bike share options nearby.

Street parking is tough to come by (and metered), but there are several lots within a 1-2 block distance.

I love my city and love sharing its hidden gems with visitors. So, I am available by phone, text, and email to share information, tips, and advice that can make your trip more enjoyable and memorable.

More Details

Nikki Beden
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About Nikki Beden

We are avid travelers, but also huge fans of our home town, Philadelphia. We love meeting locals and getting advice on the best restaurants, coffee shops, and areas to explore while we travel, so we hope to return the favor for our visitors to our beloved Philadelphia!

Nikki Beden purchased this condo in 2008

Why Nikki Beden chose Center City

I lived in this apartment for 6 years when I first moved to the city, but as we decided to grow our family, this apartment no longer suited our needs. This apartment is just as it was when I lived there, so it feels super comfy and homey. I LOVED living in this apartment and it is in one of my favorite parts of town, so I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

What makes this condo unique

The apartment is clean, charming, and unique. You'll love the exposed brick wall, huge windows that let sunlight pour into the space, and the soaring ceilings. It is in a GREAT part of the city. And, you get to pick our brains about what fun things you can do while visiting our city!!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Center City in Philadelphia

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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(21 traveller reviews)

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Charming Loft In Heart Of Historic District
average rating of 4.714286 based on 21 reviews

Cute place & great location!

  • 4 of 5

We liked the feeling of “living” in the heart of the city!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Loft in a Central Area!

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed my stay in this loft and it was the perfect location within walking distance to lots of good restaurants as well as the convention center. The only thing I would have changed was being woken up by the upstairs neighbors but I know it's an older building and not as well insulated. Overall a great choice!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great loft in Old City

  • 5 of 5

Great location.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Property in the Old City

  • 5 of 5

This loft is just right for a business traveller going to the Old City. It was easy to access and use. It is comfortable and the sunrise through the windows is just the right way to wake up to a busy day working in Philly.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First time in Philly- Everything was PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location in a beautiful, safe neighborhood- walking distance to everything! Nikki is a wonderful gracious host and the loft was a great space for our family of 3. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed our stay.

  • 5 of 5

Very unique place in a wonderful location.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £26.89
Refundable Damage Deposit £38.41

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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