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The Historic & Walkable Philadelphia Washington Square West Home (2 bed/2 bath)

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,050 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Welcome to Iseminger Street!

Nestled on one of the most quiet & charming car-free streets in Philadelphia only a few blocks from Independence Mall & the Liberty Bell. This property is an entire two bedroom & two bath home. *Note: It is rare to find a comparable home in the neighborhood with two full bathrooms & private bedrooms. One king bed, one queen bed, & one pull out couch. Large back patio, wood fireplace, dishwasher, laundry, Xfinity/Comcast cable TV, high-speed internet, coffee maker, & all essentials included (fresh towels, linens, extra blankets, soap, hair dryer, etc.). Just a few blocks from the PA Convention Center and near the heart of all the historic sights Philly has to offer!

While still firmly rooted in history dating back to the 1800s, this house has also been thoroughly updated. What is so special about this home is the original detailing: wood-beamed ceilings, original plank floors, fireplace (fireplace in living room can be used & other three fireplaces are only decorative), paneled doors, & vintage built-ins. Eat in kitchen, large back patio, two spacious bedrooms, & two bathrooms (One is custom & was added December 2016). Sleeps up to five people comfortably.

**Please be aware that this property has somewhat steep stairs -- typically ok for most but may not be suitable for very young children or the elderly.**

The entire home is yours to enjoy! The key will be left in a lockbox, so you'll be able to check in & out at your convenience. I will be available throughout your stay if you need anything & I'm always happy to help you customize your Philadelphia experience. If you need any advice on restaurants & things to do then please ask!

My home is in the middle of the Washington Square West neighborhood & was built in 1824. It is one of the oldest & most historic areas in Philadelphia. The neighborhood is residential with historic townhouses, but also walking distance to everything in Philadelphia including many restaurants, bars, & attractions. The Pennsylvania Convention Center, Rittenhouse Square, Old City, Society Hill, South Street, Bella Vista, & Graduate Hospital are all within a five to ten minute walk. The street is one of the most charming in Philadelphia & is quiet despite being in the middle of the city. You'll find everything you might need within walking distance including a corner store, coffee shops, Whole Foods, a wine/liquor store, Walgreens, & many top rated bars & restaurants!

Public transportation (bus & subway) is easily accessible. There is a bus stop just east of 13th & Lombard & the subway stop (Broad Street Line) is located at Broad & Walnut. The house is within walking distance to two major train stations (Suburban Station & Jefferson Station). 30th Street Station is a ten minute Uber/cab ride & airport is twenty minute Uber/cab (usually under $20)! Uber, Lyft, & taxis are all readily available in the area. There is also an Indego bike share station just a couple blocks from the house on 13th between Locust and Walnut.

Because my home is located on a car-free street in the heart of the city, nearby street parking can be limited. However, there are a few parking garages & public parking lots close by that charge about $25/day to park. Most street parking near the house is fine for 2 hours, but you can go a few blocks south of South Street to park for extended periods of time & I'm always happy to offer tips & help assist. I may be able to provide parking permits for the same price the city charges me. Just ask first because of limited availability.

More Details

Owner
Brook Burkavage
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 English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2018

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • 1 bicycles
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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5

Full of character and charm in a historic district. Extremely comfortable and well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

A charming early 19th century house over four levels - warning, there is a steep spiral staircase so this is not a place for the unfit or elderly. It was very quiet, comfortable and warm - important as we were there in an unusually cold spring. The owner Brook lives nearby and this is always a plus, not that we needed anything addressed during our stay. She is very generous with all her supplies in the kitchen and two bathrooms.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place! Very much recommended.

  • 5 of 5

Close to all Philadelphia has to offer. Cozy home on a quaint and quiet street. Comfy beds. Owner even provided snacks. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable historic home in great location

  • 5 of 5

My sisters and I had a fabulous time visiting Philly and staying in this wonderful property. The house was very comfortable for our group of 3 adults. It was so much fun to visit all the historical sites while also staying in a property reminiscent of the time period. The stairs are certainly steep, but it was all part of the fun (we are in our 50s and it was fine). Shops and restaurants were plentiful in the area and we walked to most of the major sites. The host was responsive and friendly. Would stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charm in the city

  • 4 of 5

I stayed with friends while we were attending the Flower Show at the convention center.

We enjoyed being away from the crowds and experiencing the charm of staying in an old trinity house. Our host couldn't have been more helpful. Walking the neighborhood gave us the chance to see some of the city and enjoy some wonderful dining.

The only caution is the stairs. I would recommend not bringing heavy suitcases because it can be a little tricky getting a big case up to the top floor. Otherwise, it was a great experience

  • Review Submitted: 09-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Outstanding Location! Perfect fit for exploring the history of Philly!

  • 5 of 5

Historic property fits perfectly with the history of the area. Steep stairs between levels but well-worth it! Would definitely stay here again upon a return visit to the Philadelphia area.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this historic Philadelphia home! We were able to walk everywhere we wanted to see, icluding the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Thank you Brook for the recommendations for places to eat as well. We really enjoyed The Last Drop for coffee drinks and breakfast food.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Center City, 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
 
Mid-April 2018
15 Apr 2018 - 22 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
£352
for 2 nights
From
£129
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
 
Second Part of 2018
31 May 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
£733
for 4 nights
From
£160
From
£175
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
July 4 week
29 Jun 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£619
for 3 nights
From
£175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
July/Aug 2018
9 Jul 2018 - 29 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
£763
for 4 nights
From
£167
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day
30 Aug 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£824
for 4 nights
From
£183
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2018
5 Sep 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£763
for 4 nights
From
£167
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£573
for 3 nights
From
£160
From
£198
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

CC Fee £14.08
Cleaning fee £69.69
Refundable Damage Deposit £140.78
H. Serv. Fee £10.56
Tax Rate 8.5%

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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