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Josh Russell

Member since: 2007
Speaks English

Luxury Condo In Historic District Close To Convention Center

41 Reviews
People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Philadelphia - The Chestnut Lofts

Two Bedroom Luxury Penthouse, Close To Convention Center & Historic Old City

Welcome to the Chestnut Lofts, A boutique condominium building centrally located 3 blocks from the Liberty Bell, Independence hall and 1 block from Penns Landing and the waterfront. Step out your door to dine at cafes and restaurants or explore Old City in a horse drawn carriage. If visiting for a trade show, we are just a short walk to the convention center as well.

PLEASE DO NOT USE THE BOOK IT NOW BUTTON FOR STAYS LESS THEN 4 NIGHTS BEFORE CONTACTING US

Our 900 square foot condo has granite counter tops, brand new stainless steal appliances, exposed brick walls and beautiful exposed wood beams. This condo also has WiFi. The building is a certified historic landmark and is a unique blend of both new and old. If you’re coming to Philadelphia to experience the history or enjoy the fine dining you could not ask for a better location.

*Please make note that the loft bedroom on the second floor has a very low ceiling around 6 feet and possibly even lower in some spots as there are exposed beams.

***There are pluses and minuses to each of our properties and we want to make sure you select the one that you and your group will enjoy the most. Please see short summaries below with the pros and cons of each of our properties below.

The Chestnut Lofts ...HomeAway # 179041 (faces rear of building)

The Chestnut Lofts is located is located in Old City which although is steps away from the liberty bell and independence hall also has a very lively night time scene with cafes and restaurants and bars. The pros of this unit is that it is located on the top floor of a 5 story building and oriented facing south toward a parking garage not facing chestnut street so it's much much quieter. Drawbacks being there isn't a waterfront view as you have in the front unit, it doesn't have those huge 20 foot ceilings and the main bedroom is a platform style (the second bedroom is fully enclosed). Please see link here for full listing. https://www.vrbo.com/141917

The Chestnut Lofts ...VRBO # 477685 (faces front of building)

This unit does have a water view, has soaring 20 foot ceilings and gets great sunlight. The drawbacks being it's located on Chestnut St so noise can be an issue especially on a weekend night. Please see link for full listing. https://www.vrbo.com/477685

(Panama St )Cozy Home in Historic Washington Square ...HomeAway # 3165419

This home is located directly next to our other home listing #583380 (Townhouse in Washington Sq) on a quiet cobblestone walking street. Both homes are nearly identical although "Townhouse in Washington Sq" was recently remodeled with a new kitchen and new bathroom. On the upside it has a washer and dryer where the other does not. You can not be more centrally located than this, very easy walk to Rittenhouse Square, Washington Square, 13th and Sansom as well as Old City. The location is hard to beat. Drawback wise these places are small and they have very challenging stairs.

(Panama St) Townhouse in Washington Square ...VRBO # 583380

Please see above summary

Charming on Historic Street ... VRBO # 619713

My personal favorite of all our properties. This home is located 258 S. Quince street, if you google images of "Quince street Philadelphia" you will see it has been the subject of many a painting and photograph. The street with all it's cute little walking streets and off shoots is very European/ Old World. It's very tough to drive a car down, more of a cobblestone walking street, making it very quiet, almost an oasis in the middle of the busy city. It's still not too far from the historic sites but certainly not as close as The Chestnut Lofts are. It also has a private back patio with table and 4 chairs. Although it is a trinity, its much larger than the ones we have on Panama st. Drawback wise, Id say it has a lot of stairs and could be an issue for a toddler or someone that has any sort of mobility issue. Please see link for full listing. https://www.vrbo.com/619713

****Very Important

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 can be much higher. Please do not use the book it now button for 2 or 3 night stays before contacting us.

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

Why Josh Russell chose Philadelphia

This building has been family owned since 1930, once my grandfathers furniture store the building has since been converted into The Chestnut Lofts. 16 Boutique Condos located centrally in Beautiful Old City.

What makes this apartment unique

Close to the convention center and the best of historic old city!

Reviews

4.8
based on 41 holidaymaker reviews

Luxury Condo In Historic District Close To Convention Center
average rating of 4.780488 based on 41 reviews
New York
4

Charming Apartment

  • 4 of 5

Was more than pleased with the accomadations. Very cool apartment with the japanese doors, brick wall and huge arched window. close to subway, and great cafes/restuarnts around in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Stylish, spacious and perfect location

  • 4 of 5

Clean, comfortable and nicely equipped. Excellent location- walk to shops, restaurants, waterfront, etc. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome location and property

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property in the perfect location. Very flexible and helpful owners

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Very nice property close to food and transportation .

  • 4 of 5

Our family stayed in Philly for 3 nights and the accommodation was excellent . The apartment is close to many restaurants and bars which provide a good variety. Our favourite was an Italian restaurant only a couple of blocks away. The train is only a couple of blocks away which made it easy to get around. The apartment was clean and worked well for our family of four. We would definitely book it again if we visit Philly.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

In Old Town this condo is in THE perfect location!

You're surrounded by restaurants and bars, 2 blocks to Penns Landing, and 3 blocks from Independence Hall.

Would definitely stay here again!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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White Plains, NY, USA
5

Great apartment in a bustling neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

This lovely 5th floor apartment is well stocked with hotel like amenities & a fully functioning kitchen.

We stayed here with my 70 yr old mom & 11yr old son over Memorial Day weekend. The 2 of them shared the loft with the 2 twin beds. The loft ceiling height is short with the overhead beams - but there were no bumped heads. My husband & I had the main bedroom just off the living room. We had ample space to spread out between the large living room with open cathedral ceiling & kitchen table area. While the kitchen is small, once a meal is prepared, 4people fit around the table.

Street level has a wide variety of dining options - Chinese, Vietnamese, Afghanistan, Italian & Mexican - and a hopping night life. There is a talented troop of drummers than came through on a sat night- momentarily loud but very entertaining! While some have complained of the noise level - it's fun watching all the activity from the 5th floor. We found that things quieted down by a reasonable time and had no issue sleeping.

Do park in a garage - Philly loves to tow cars & one eve, a busy tow truck cleared the street in front of the apartment.

This is a pet friendly building - most tenants seem to have dogs & there is a certain amount of barking that you will hear. The residents are friendly & security is excellent.

Thankful to have the elevator & the loading zone out front makes a quick drop off possible. This location is 1 block away from the subway, across the street from Penns landing & many fabulous dining option within a 2 block radius.

In closing, this is a very clean, well functioning apartment & the instructions for entering & exiting were clear & easy to follow.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Car: not necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Philadelphia, Greater Philadelphia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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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
£971
for 4 nights
From
£219
 
 
Special
8 Aug 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
2 night minimum stay
£384
for 2 nights
From
£145
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£418
for 2 nights
From
£161
£1,223
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £190
Cleaning Fee £95
Pet Fee £30
Tax Rate 8.5%

Important Note with regards to two night stays! With Regards to 2 and 3 night stays. We do take 2 and 3 night stays on a case by case basis. Please inquire for a quote.

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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 5
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Loft Bedroom on Second Floor - 2 Double Bed
  • First Floor
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

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