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Luxury Condo in Historic District Close to Convention Center

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 111 m²
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

1 queen bed in Bedroom, 1 full bed in 2nd bedroom , Sleeps 4

Welcome to the Chestnut Lofts. Located at 2nd and Chestnut.

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. As we do own 2 apartments in this building one facing north towards chestnut and one facing south. This unit faces south toward a parking garage. Please see notes below for pros and cons of each unit.

***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

Property Manager
Josh Russell
Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2017

About Josh Russell

My grandfather purchased this building in 1930 using it as his furniture store. My father developed the building into 20 offices and 16 condos selling off several while keeping this penthouse unit for himself.

Josh Russell purchased this condo in 1990

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo rental in Center City, Pennsylvania

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 111 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • tennis
Notes:
I recently put a 47 Inch Plasma in this Condo.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(58 traveller reviews)

Luxury Condo in Historic District Close to Convention Center
average rating of 4.8103447 based on 58 reviews
5

Great apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This lovely loft apartment puts you close to the best historic sites and excellent restaurants. The PhillyFlash bus stop is only a block away, and we found the bus to be a convenient and very economical way to see the city and travel to the art museums. I'd definitely stay here again.

There are two bedrooms, one of which is a loft that doesn't offer much privacy, but it was just fine for us as a family of three. The kitchen and bathroom were well equipped for guests. No need to pack bath soap and a hair dryer, for example. All our needs were met.

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

Great experience for our family. Clean, comfortable, close to everything including transportation! Very helpful and accommodating owner. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location!

  • 4 of 5

We took our grandson to Philly on spring break- the condo was perfect. Close to all the history of our great nation and we enjoyed it very much!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic apartment in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This is a terrific little apartment - perfect for our family of four. The location can't be beat - we could walk to all the Old City sights related to the revolutionary era (Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, etc.), there are tons of fantastic restaurants, and it's only one block from the subway (blue line), which takes you to the museum district (Art Museum, Franklin Center, etc.). The apartment is adorable and comfortable, but you have to be prepared for limited privacy. The main bedroom is only partially enclosed by a low wall to create a sleeping loft a few steps above the living space. It works fine, but you can't close a door on that bedroom. We put our kids in the little room so we could close the door and put them to sleep earlier. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location...charming place

  • 4 of 5

This place is lovely. Spacious enough and very, very charming, the exposed beams and brick walls kept my husband entertained with possible projects at our house! We loved the location, close to many activities. Walking distance to many restaurants as well - we loved Cuba Libre, Amada and an Irish pub around the corner with a great bartender. The place was super clean and full of all the things we need needed. I would have given it 5 stars except that we had a bad experience with our car situation. We found street parking easily. As soon as the meter expired we walked down, but unfortunately we could see the meter man walking away and we had a $36 ticket. So we aware, the parking lot across the street was $32 for the night. Also, you can park on the street at night after 11 pm, except for Fri & Sat (car will get towed).

I would definitely stay here again - and I now know better and I've downloaded the parking application to avoid any other parking tickets.

Josh - thanks for everything!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great accomodations in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The property was just as advertised. My group of 4 was very comfortable. The apartment is in the perfect neighborhood. We stayed over New Year's Eve and were able to walk to the great historical sites like Independence Hall and The Liberty Bell and were right down the street from Penn Landing and had a beautiful view of the fireworks. The area is also packed full of restaurants and bars and there are grocery and liquor stores nearby as well. Try Pete's for pizza and Jim's for cheesesteaks. We were also a short uber ride away from the Eagles game and the airport so the location was ideal. Our host was super responsive and check in and out was super easy. Thanks Josh, if we ever have the opportunity, we would be thrilled to stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

The Hipstoric™ Old City District (OCD) is a place of unique people, significant history, charming shops, intriguing night life, and just loads of entertainment. Come and find out why it's a great place to visit, work and live. We look forward to seeing you in the neighborhood! Independence Hall, Independence Visitor Center, the National Constitution Center, the Liberty Bell Center are but a few of the countless historical attractions the OCD has to offer. Learn about our important history and the Old City of today, while eating and shopping at fun and interesting places!

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday condo in Center City, Pennsylvania

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22 May 2017 - 22 May 2017
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2 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$334.45
Cleaning Fee A$167.22
Pet Fee A$53.51
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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