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The heart of the museum district! 1-2 blocks from Barnes, Rodin, Franklin!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Outstanding location for all events on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Historic 3BR/2Ba Home available for rent!

Sleeps 6 adults on three private queen beds.

Our 19th century home is fully-furnished, completely remodeled in 2004.

½ a block from the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Barnes Museum, and Franklin Institute

2 blocks from Logan Square Fountain, Sister City Park, and the Basilica. 2 blocks from the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Easy access to Mass Transit (SEPTA), Philadelphia Bike Share (Indego), and all of the best that Center City has to offer.

1700 square feet – 4 floors. 3BR, finished basement, and 2 Ba. With outdoor patio space.

First floor has the living room, dining room, and fully-outfitted kitchen.

Second floor has two bedrooms and a full bath with Jacuzzi tub. BR1 has a queen bed/sofa and new HDTV. BR2 is large with sitting area, library and Murphy bed.

Third floor has the Master suite with full bath, including Jacuzzi tub. Views of Center City. Large automatic shaded window provides incredible light into this former artist’s studio space.

Basement is fully remodeled private and contains 4th bed and utility room with washer and dryer.


$400 per night.

$1500 fully refundable deposit for damages.

Primary renter must be 25 years-of-age. No pets, no parties, no smoking.

More Details

Kurt Hankenson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2nd floor - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2nd floor - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - Master - 3rd floor - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Kayaking
  • roller blading


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(5 traveller reviews)

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The heart of the museum district! 1-2 blocks from Barnes, Rodin, Franklin!
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Great location on a quiet street near everything.

  • 5 of 5

On arrival we found the property clean and well stocked with supplies, including drinks in the fridge. Traveling with two teenagers, space is always an issue and this place had plenty of room to spread out and enjoy alone time. Outside of sporting events, we walked to all activities. The location is really superb, being in the heart of the museum district and close to downtown (but not too close to intrude on the peacefulness of this street tucked behind the Franklin Institute). Our hosts were responsive and truly concerned about our comfort. Also, supermarkets and a Target (for anything you might have forgotten to bring) are in easy walking distance. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Central city oasis

  • 5 of 5

This brick rowhouse sits on a quiet street with a coffee shop on the corner, and much of Philadelphia's culture close by. I have stayed there three times in different seasons with friends and we love stepping through the door into this quiet oasis - warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The home is tastefully decorated, and the kitchen and bathrooms are modern, clean and have everything needed. There is a small, private backyard with seating for relaxing and eating, but with so many great restaurants in the city these days, many within walking distance, we are always tempted to be out and about. The house is an excellent base for those inclined to jog, with several routes that show you the city from various vantage points, with my particular favorite being the easily-reached riverside. The owners were always contactable and helpful. Overall, a great central Philly base that I will use again.

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent, spacious home!

  • 5 of 5

We came to Philadelphia for the marathon and enjoyed our stay at the house. The location was great (very close to the start, very central in terms of getting to museums, etc). The house itself was excellent with a nice living room for all of us to hang out in, comfortable bedrooms and clean bathrooms. The owners were very accommodating for our early arrival on Saturday and were a pleasure to deal with. We will certainly look to stay here again on our next trip.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location, location, location!

  • 5 of 5

I visited Philadelphia in July and could not have asked for a more perfect place to stay. The home is just behind the Franklin Institute on a quiet, well-lit street. As a female I felt very safe in this cozy part of the neighborhood. I could easily walk to the Art Museum to run up the famous Rocky steps and continue along the scenic river path. It was also easy to walk to LOVE park and City Hall, where there are tons of restaurants and public transit options for greater exploration. The home itself is clean, bright and welcoming. It has comfortable beds and great reading chairs. I hope to return soon!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Hi. I couldn't have been happier with the location of this house. It was located right across the street from the Franklin, a few blocks away from the Barnes, and the Art Museum. I didn't need a car at all. Seemed equi-distant from both Trader Joe's or WholeFoods, as well as all the great restaurants in the area. Nice outside area for relaxing. Well-furnished and was a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Located 1/2 block from the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. 1/2 block from the Rodin Museum and Barnes Museum. 2 blocks from Philadelphia Museum of Art; 2 blocks from Basilica and Logan Square Fountain. Excellent location with easy access, close to public transit, Rittenhouse neighborhood, Fairmount neighborhood. Ideal location for Papal Visit and World Meeting of Families. Coffee shop, independent corner store, a few restaurants are within a block.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £112.93
Additional Guest Fee £56.47 per person per night
Damage Insurance £59.48
Damage Deposit £752.9

Primary renter must be 25 years of age.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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