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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 - 3 nights

Overview

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
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
12 December, 2017

Location

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
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
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

Reviews

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(56 traveller reviews)

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Cozy townhouse steps to Convention Center, Independence Hall & The Liberty Bell
average rating of 4.821429 based on 56 reviews
5

Beautiful fall setting

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I meet our daughter there and they ran the marathon. Fall was in full color with leaves carpeting the street. Very cozy indeed.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing property! The location puts you a few steps from everything!

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best places I have ever stayed.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kirksville, MO
5

A Philly Classic

  • 5 of 5

If you like historic properties, this place is for you! Here are some highlights:

--Great locale: It was just a short walk to the Convention Center, Macy's, lots of bars and restaurants, corner groceries, ice cream shops, etc. We lived and felt like "locals."

--Fun and safe area: There happened to be two evenings of street parties nearby, which made us feel like we were in New Orleans on Bourbon Street.

--Charming Apartment: It has the feel and smell of an older building, with multiple floors, some tight spaces, tricky stairs, weird lighting, and other unique quirks. But, it also has been retrofitted with modern conveniences. Cable and WiFi worked well. Be sure to use the White-Noise machines and/or bring earplugs if you are a light sleeper.

--Great Owner: We were treated very well by Josh.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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bend, oregon
5

The location was wonderful and the house was so fun!

  • 5 of 5

I traveled to Philly with my 3 daughters for a field trip from Oregon, as we are a homeschooling family and like to learn history by going to where it happened. This house was just right for us. Close to dozens of restaurants and amazing coffee shops, and close to public transport. My girls loved the steep and narrow staircases and it added to the educational experience of our trip -- getting a feel for how things were done back then! We would stay again in a heartbeat. Josh was very easy to work with and very helpful. Everything went smoothly!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Historic house in the middle of the action.

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking to walk everywhere without the need for a cab this is in the center of it all. If you don't like walking, Uber is available. Philadelphia is a "smaller" NYC. This location is close to Whole Foods, South Street, Pat & Geno Steaks, 9th Street Italian Market, Center City Pretzels on Washington Ave, Sarcone's Deli, Society Hill, Independence Mall (Liberty Bell), Old City. For a longer (yet very nice) walk, you can reach Rittenhouse Square, shops along Walnut Street, City Hall area. Really this location is ideal. The house is perfect for couples. The price is VERY reasonable for the location too. I can't say I recommend it for families with smaller children (under 6 years). AMAZING management and very responsive.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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West Des Moines, Iowa
4

Great Location!

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay! The property is in a great location with so much of what Philadelphia has to offer within walking distance. There are great places to eat and drink nearby, but be aware, there is no street parking or driveway. Garage parking will be required. The owner was great at having all the bases covered with clear and concise information needed on pre-arrival, so it felt like we were staying in our own home. I highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £93.66
Pet Fee £29.97
Damage Deposit £187.32

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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