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Charming Row Home, Great Location

Bedrooms 2
Space 92 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

311 Kater Street Is A Historic Rowhome Located On A Quiet Tree Lined Street

311 Kater Street is a historic Philadelphia rowhome located on a quiet tree lined, cobble stone street in Queen Village. We are right in the middle of everything, including Old City historic Philadelphia, bars, restaurants, shopping, and sightseeing. You can't find a better location in Philadelphia!

Queen Village is a great mix of quiet tree lined streets (like Kater Street), historic Philadelphia, and great bars and restaurants. It is an area that appeals to all tastes, and will provide countless activities for everyone!

The house itself is a 3 story rowhome. The ground floor is the main living area (with a comfortable pull out full size bed), a gourmet kitchen, and a dining room. The second floor has a bedroom with a full size bed, along with the bathroom. The third floor is a spacious loft with queen size bed, high ceilings, and great skylight. There is plenty of room for 6 guests, and the house comes complete with a fully stocked kitchen, bedding, soap, shampoo, coffee, tea, and all the basics for a relaxing and comfortable stay. Also, we live only about 10 minutes away, and are always available should our guests need anything!

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Michael Palmer
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, spanish, portuguese
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

About Michael Palmer

I grew up in Connecticut, and have been living in Philadelphia for about 10 years. My wife grew up in Rio De Janeiro, Brasil, and has been living in Philadelphia for about 15 years. We met in 2007, and have lived together at 311 Kater Street since 2009. We recently got married in November, 2014 in Belize, and moved across town to our new house. We called 311 Kater our home for almost 6 years, and are thrilled to rent it out so everyone can enjoy it as much as we did!

Michael Palmer purchased this house in 2008

Why Michael Palmer chose Queen Village

311 Kater Street is a beautiful historic Philadelphia rowhome that is located on a quiet tree lined, cobble stone street in the heart of Queen Village. The house is historic and keeps some of that old city charm, but has been remodeled and updated to include all of the modern amenities and comfort for a great stay. There is no better location in all of Philadelphia, you can walk to countless historic sites, bars, restaurants, and shopping areas in just a few minutes.

What makes this house unique

The location of 311 Kater is truly the most unique benefit. We are right in the heart of everything, and you can easily walk anywhere. We're also conveniently located around many bus and subway lines for any guest looking to travel to the suburbs or more distant Philadelphia attractions.



Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Queen Village, Pennsylvania

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 92 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower) , jacuzzi
  • Our bathroom is a spacious, modern bathroom with a nice jacuzzi bathtub/shower combo.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sofa bed/futon
  • The master bedroom is a spacious loft style room on the 3rd floor. It has a queen size bed, a dresser, a closet, and a comfortable bean bag sofa for relaxing. The second bedroom is located across from the bathroom on the second floor, and has a full size bed, a dresser, and a closet. The final bed is a full size sleeper futon located in the main living space.
  • Books
  • Television ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services


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(42 traveller reviews)

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Charming Row Home, Great Location
average rating of 4.5238094 based on 42 reviews

I was not a happy camper when I arrived.

  • 2 of 5

This was the first property that I have been disappointed to have rented. We arrived in the rain and had to walk down what appears to be an alley behind some businesses to find the garbage dumped in bags next to the entrance. The inside was clean and the beds where comfortable, however I do think they need to be more clear that the stairs leading to the bedrooms is a very narrow spiral staircase. Lugging luggage up it was not easy. When I called the cleaning service they did come and remove the trash.

  • Review Submitted: 20/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our family stay

  • 5 of 5

Clean, nice, quiet, and close to all the things we wanted! Great for our family of 4.

  • Review Submitted: 18/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cool house, owner is great, but some serious problems

  • 1 of 5

This was a very interesting house--the stairs were identical to the ones in the Betsy Ross house. The owner is very nice and responsive. Unfortunately we had major problems here and it has honestly soured me on renting from HomeAway in the future.

The house, in particular the second floor, was crawling with ants. They were in the bed, our luggage, crawling inside my phone case. We were bitten by bugs--maybe it was the ants--we took pictures of my arm. I had about 10 bites in a straight line going up my arm on the morning of checkout. By the next day they were intensely swollen, hot and oozing so I had to spend my Saturday at an Urgent Care clinic and the dr prescribed steroids. For our stop after Philadelphia we were staying with family, so I had to leave all of our luggage outside and stayed up until 3 am washing *everything* since the ants were in our luggage. I got up at 7 am and started more laundry. The luggage is still outside, wrapped up in black plastic bags (3 days later). I ordered pesticides online and will spray anything that can't be put in the washer/dryer. The dr was $25, pesticides were $100. The owner was very nice about it and credited me back some money but it did not cover my time or actual expenses.

Other stuff--parking is kind of a hassle. The lot on 3rd/Bainbridge saw my out of state license plates and tried to charge me $50 for 2 nights (actual rate $10 per night). We parked in the garage on South street, which is pretty close if you walk up the ramp but a hassle if you go up the stairs.

People were hanging out on the stoop smoking when we came to let ourselves in. They didn't want to move for us and told us "no one lives there." Then they watched us as we entered the code to get in, I blocked the keypad and just hoped they couldn't see the numbers. I was worried they might try to break in while we were gone. There's no additional alarm or security on the property when you're out--there's an extra deadbolt when you're there. Also the bathroom window doesn't lock--unlikely anyone can break in due to the roof slope but I always check security like that when I'm traveling.

The bed linens were sketchy--extra blankets were thrown in the closets and didn't look particularly clean. The beds themselves were kind of saggy and the linens were kind of thrift store.

My career for 6 years involved 50% travel, I've stayed a lot of places, I'm really not that picky. I just want clean, secure and no bugs! This was a bad experience.

  • Review Submitted: 17/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place in nice location

  • 4 of 5

We had a great 3 day stay here. It was our first trip to Philadelphia so honestly we were only there to sleep. Too much to do in the city to stay indoors and too many good places to eat to bother with cooking.

We had no problem walking to the old city and historic area. The location suited us fine, we felt like locals coming home to our own townhouse. South street is a big night life street if you want to check it out, or if not I didn't notice any noise problem. I used a parking lot recommended by Michael and $20 a day seemed reasonable for a big city.

We enjoyed our stay, thanks

  • Review Submitted: 28/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A neat little place close to the places we wanted to see.

  • 5 of 5

Very convenient and the owner was very prompt in responding. Would definitely book again!

  • Review Submitted: 21/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So much nicer than staying in a hotel...

  • 5 of 5

It was so much nicer than staying in a hotel, we got a better feel for Philadelphia. Our family of four adults only stayed for one night, so we did not fully use the amenities offered by the home. It was very clean and the location is great! We were able to easily walk to the Historic District and there were a lot of small shops and restaurants in the immediate neighborhood.

  • Review Submitted: 15/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Queen Village, Pennsylvania

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$327.9
Cleaning AU$131.16
Tax Rate 8.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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