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Cozy Home in Historic Washington Square

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)

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. They are very steep winding.

***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 12 hours
Response rate
90%
Calendar last updated:
13 December, 2017

Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • tennis

Reviews

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Cozy Home in Historic Washington Square
average rating of 4.5576925 based on 52 reviews
4

Great location for an authentic historical themed stay.

  • 4 of 5

We loved the location for restaurants and the theatre.

While some would say the house was cute, we thought ‘tiny’ a better adjctive. While there was a full kitchen, not having a table to dine around could be an problem for families. The steep, narrow stairs and low ceiling were tricky, with or without suitcases. Booking and check in was easy.

  • Review Submitted: 10/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Lovely townhouse in great historic neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

Loved the property. The stairs(curvy,narrow & steep) take a few days to adjust to and you do have to be careful going to lower level to kitchen that you don't bump your head on low ceiling. Loved the neighborhood and could walk to most places. Parking is quite expensive as house does not have an assigned parking spot(drove up from Virginia).

  • Review Submitted: 03/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Long Beach, CA
3

Historic home

  • 3 of 5

This was a great walkable location with charming streets. It was easy to get to the historic sights and we used Uber to the museums. We could have used another day to see the area to the South!

We adjusted to the stairs, but they were a challenge I would not choose again. The upper room did not have a door and the queen room had a bifold door. We loved the bedding, the mattresses were very comfortable, and the heat kept us cozy in the cool evenings. The bathroom was small and functional with shampoo and soap provided. We used the basement (four floors) kitchen for coffee 🙂� and ate at the plentiful local restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: 21/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michelle for staying with us. Yes as noted in our listing the stairs are tight, winding and challenging. Not a good fit for people with any sort of mobility issues. Our home was built in 1780 and is what they call a Trinity House, also known as a Father, Son and the Holy Ghost type house. Where the Kitchen is in the basement level (although does have window looking out to street). The second floor has a Bedroom and a bathroom. A traditional door would not work there as the queen bed would block it from opening so it has a bi fold door. Walk up another spiral staircase and you will be on the 3rd floor which has 2 queen beds. There is not a door to the 3rd floor but it is very private up there. I hope this description helps future guests to understand the layout of our home. It's a step back in time and what Philadelphia family's used to live in 250 years ago.
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Willsboro
4

A wonderful stay...location..location..location

  • 4 of 5

Three of us rented this house. The location was everything. You can walk to anything you want. The stairs were a little steep and for someone who is 6'1" it was a challenge to get up and down fro the top floor. It was clean and everything that we needed was there. I would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 14/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great for a couple of people. Close to U Arts.

  • 4 of 5

Older house with narrow circular staircase. Ok for those who can move freely but could be difficult for the very young or old. It met our needs and we liked proximity to S Broad and City Center.

  • Review Submitted: 09/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best night sleep

  • 5 of 5

This is a cozy property that is located between 12th and 13th streets. Easy access to the historical sites and convention center. Loved staying there.

  • Review Submitted: 27/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Philadelphia Internatinal Airport
Car: not necessary

Located in one of Philadelphia's most historical sections we are just a short walk to City Hall, the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall as well as numerous other historical sites and monuments.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday townhome in Center City, Pennsylvania

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Nightly Rate
8 Dec 2017 - 24 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
AU$224
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25 Dec 2017 - 25 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
AU$327
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AU$327
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Nightly Rate
26 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
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AU$224
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Nightly Rate
29 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$356
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Nightly Rate
4 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$210
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
AU$265
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AU$296
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$165.4
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$330.8
Pet Fee AU$52.93
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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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