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Cozy townhouse steps to Convention Center, Independence Hall & The Liberty Bell

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
townhome
People
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

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.

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

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.

***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

Owner
Josh Russell
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 January, 2017

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(41 traveller reviews)

Cozy townhouse steps to Convention Center, Independence Hall & The Liberty Bell
average rating of 4.878049 based on 41 reviews
5

Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Great location and very cozy apartment! Had a small issue with the heating, but the home owners were very responsive and got the issue fixed immediately.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Like living there!

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect little spot for anyone wishing to experience that je na sais quoi of city life. The trinity is clean, cozy, warm, and centrally located; with many of the great attractions Philly has to offer literally just footsteps away. Around the corner you'll find a fantastic little restaurant named Mixto, whipping up delicacies from South America. A few blocks the other way is Monk's Tavern a staple of mine when I visit Philly. Monk's offers the best beer list of anywhere I've travelled and the mussels and their many different preparations will melt in your mouth. Looking for something to do? Head to South Street, just a few blocks away, for an eclectic mix of shops and art or head in the other direction, to Walnut and you'll dive into some of the more boutique brands and some swanky dining and while your there take a stroll around the beautifully manicured Rittenhouse Square. Of course don't forget all the history Philly has to offer, it is oozes off nearly every block. If you want to rid yourself of the cold impersonal feel of a box roomed motel and dive into an experience then I would highly recommend this great little nugget just off the beaten path.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Staten Island
4

Ben Franklin's House?

  • 4 of 5

If you ever wondered what it would be like to be able to go up the stairs that are always roped off when touring a historic home and then actually sleeping there overnight, then stay here. The street to the front door is pedestrian only cobblestone. Wide plank creaky floors with traditional comfy furniture and modern amenities.

Owners are quick to respond to any inquires.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome stay!

  • 5 of 5

So happy we found this place - cute, clean, well appointed, incredible central location within walking distance of anything and everything. I called it the Hobbit House and we joked that Dobby should deliver our coffee up the steep stairs for us. Thank you Josh - we will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashville, TN
5

Great Rental

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful time staying at this location. Its in close proximity to tourist attractions and is in a lovely neighborhood. If your thinking of visiting Philly I'd recommend staying here and not a hotel.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Overall we had an exceptional experience. We were able to get fully immersed in Philadelphia.

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous historic trinity home in the heart of the theater district...exceptional clean with modern appliances,kitchen and bath. The home is on a charming cobble stone street. You can park your car and walk nearly everywhere in central Philly. Josh was great to work with.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Pet Fee £32
Cleaning fee £100
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.

Rates Subject to Change

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • city centre
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Located on 2nd floor next to bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Located on 3rd Floor
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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