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Charming Home on Walking Street Close To Convention Center & Independence Hall

Bedrooms 2
Space 74 m²
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Two Bedroom Home Townhouse on Historic Quince Street

Two Bedroom One Bath Townhouse located in Prime Washington Square West Area, Private Back Deck on Historic Walking Street, just blocks from the Convention Center, Independence Hall & The Liberty Bell. Walk To All the Best Restaurants In The City!


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.

See why our block has been featured on "Hidden Philadelphia Tours" see link below:

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 800 sqft).

***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.

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.

(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.

****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

Josh Russell
Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 74 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Claw Foot Tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
  • Queen on Second Floor 2 Twins on Third Floor
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Charming Home on Walking Street Close To Convention Center & Independence Hall
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 68 reviews

A great house in a fantastic part of the city.

  • 5 of 5

The house and setting is beautiful. Tucked on a cobblestone street, we could walk to restaurants, bars, theatres, the Convention Center and more. I will definitely come back

  • Review Submitted: 07/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Walking back in time

  • 5 of 5

It is exactly what they say it is. Although due to the 3 level layout it seems like it is larger than the 800 square feet they state. Kitchen is small but perfect for re-heats and basics. No extra spices besides salt and pepper but everything you need is there. Location is like walking back in time while being 1 block away from the present. Dropping off luggage?.. I suggest you carefully back in by using reverse against the one way. Its only a few feet and it will be easier to navigate. Great place will book again.

  • Review Submitted: 25/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very close to several great attractions and restaurants on a quiet street

  • 5 of 5

Charming house that had everything we needed for our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 09/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Historic like Betsy Ross house

  • 4 of 5

This is a very charming old historic Trinity house (three-story house with narrow stairs) that is probably best visited in warmer weather. We didn't get to enjoy the outside deck. We used Uber to go everywhere including the Old City because of very cold weather. When we encountered a small problem, the owner, Josh, quickly accommodated us with a move to another property he had available.

  • Review Submitted: 15/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay in Philly

  • 5 of 5

Terrific location. Much better than a hotel.

  • Review Submitted: 07/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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the place was tidy and well kept ...

  • 4 of 5

... communications with host were easy.

  • Review Submitted: 26/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Philadelphia International
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Long Beach Island
Car: not necessary

Central to Philadelphia's Convention Center, Historic Quiet Walking Street, Steps to Independence Hall & The Liberty Bell


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$318.57
Cleaning Fee AU$159.29
Pet Fee AU$50.97
Tax Rate 8.5%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.