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Cozy room in small charming house, U Penn area

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1 guest1 bedroom1 bed1.5 shared baths
Private room in house hosted by Anita
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You will find this location to be just perfect! It is an area that is near the University of Pennsylvania. Also, a short walk to Baltimore Avenue is full of things to do. Dock Street Pub, book stores, cafes, restaurants, and public transportation are all close by.

Your room will have a comfortable twin size bed, bureau, clothes hanger, desk, chair, desk lamp, floor lamp. An affordable space for a long term stay. Free wifi and utilities are included.

The space
Some people find my neighborhood to be hip and cool and their favorite neighborhood in Philadelphia, although, it’s not for everyone. I can promise that you will be cozy and comfy in your sunny furnished room in my charming house on a quiet street across from the post office, and around the corner from the fire station.

It is a non-smoking, clean, quiet, well-maintained house that sits on a quiet friendly street. Only all natural products are used. Quiet, cleanliness, resourcefulness, independence, and no smoking are important. All rooms are cleaned weekly.

The house is a five minute car or bus ride to the University of Pennsylvania and only ten minutes to downtown. There is free street parking (very rare in the city). The 42 bus conveniently picks up at 51st & Spruce. Also, the 52 bus will drop you off at the high speed rail which will take you to center city in record time. Also, bike rental stations can be found throughout the neighborhood. Sorry, but there is not a washer in the house.

The neighborhood is University City and is full of fun and exciting things to do. I will recommend many things to make your stay enjoyable and edifying. It is close to the universities and a vibrant mix of culture, restaurants, cafes, museums, and shopping.

Other things to note
A list of grocery stores:

Small convenience store- food & other essentials, on the corner.

Fresh Grocer - 40th & Walnut - food & other essentials - open 24 hours

Another grocery store - sometimes cheaper - 43rd & Walnut - close 10pm

Aldi - 48th & Market

Mariposa Coop - health food - 49th & Baltimore

International Foods & Spices - 42nd & Walnut - open until 8pm

Food trucks - fresh produce - 48th & Spruce, 44th & Walnut

CVS Pharmacy - some food & other essentials- 43rd & Locust - open 24 hours
You will find this location to be just perfect! It is an area that is near the University of Pennsylvania. Also, a short…
You will find this location to be just perfect! It is an area that is near the University of Pennsylvania. Also, a short walk to Baltimore Avenue is full of things to do. Dock Street Pub, book stores, cafes, restaurants, and public transportation are all close by.

Your room will have a comfortable twin size bed, bureau, clothes hanger, desk, chair, desk lamp, floor lamp. An affordable space for a long term stay. Free wifi and utilities are included.

The space
Some people find my neighborhood to be hip and cool and their favorite neighborhood in Philadelphia, although, it’s not for everyone. I can promise that you will be cozy and comfy in your sunny furnished room in my charming house on a quiet street across from the post office, and around the corner from the fire station.

It is a non-smoking, clean, quiet, well-maintained house that sits on a quiet friendly street. Only all natural products are used. Quiet, cleanliness, resourcefulness, independence, and no smoking are important. All rooms are cleaned weekly.

The house is a five minute car or bus ride to the University of Pennsylvania and only ten minutes to downtown. There is free street parking (very rare in the city). The 42 bus conveniently picks up at 51st & Spruce. Also, the 52 bus will drop you off at the high speed rail which will take you to center city in record time. Also, bike rental stations can be found throughout the neighborhood. Sorry, but there is not a washer in the house.

The neighborhood is University City and is full of fun and exciting things to do. I will recommend many things to make your stay enjoyable and edifying. It is close to the universities and a vibrant mix of culture, restaurants, cafes, museums, and shopping.

Other things to note
A list of grocery stores:

Small convenience store- food & other essentials, on the corner.

Fresh Grocer - 40th & Walnut - food & other essentials - open 24 hours

Another grocery store - sometimes cheaper - 43rd & Walnut - close 10pm

Aldi - 48th & Market

Mariposa Coop - health food - 49th & Baltimore

International Foods & Spices - 42nd & Walnut - open until 8pm

Food trucks - fresh produce - 48th & Spruce, 44th & Walnut

CVS Pharmacy - some food & other essentials- 43rd & Locust - open 24 hours
You will find this location to be just perfect! It is an area that is near the University of Pennsylvania. Also, a short walk to Baltimore Avenue is full of things to do. Dock Street Pub, book stores, cafes, re…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 single bed

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Iron
Laptop-friendly workspace
Dryer
Washer
Hair dryer
Hangers
Essentials
Heating

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Kingsessing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The neighborhood is University City and is full of fun and exciting things to do. There are so many restaurants and cafes within walking distance:

Vientiane Café
4.2 (30) · $$ · Laotian
Relaxed Laotian-Thai BYOB spot serving curries, noodles, salads & soups in a compact setting.
4728 Baltimore Ave
Opens at 11:00 AM
Zagat rated

Vietnam Café
4.4 (44) · $$ · Vietnamese
Family-run restaurant serving traditional Vietnamese fare & cocktails in a polished setting.
816 S 47th St
Opens at 11:30 AM
Zagat rated

Marigold Kitchen
4.3 (35) · $$$ · American
Upscale, BYOB eatery offering avant-garde New American tasting menus in a former Victorian home.
501 S 45th St
Opens at 5:30 PM
Zagat rated

Aksum
4.5 (19) · Mediterranean
Hardwood floors & red walls pair with tapas, entrees & evening hookah at this Mediterranean cafe.
4630 Baltimore Ave
Opens at 5:00 PM

Saad's Halal Restaurant
4.6 (124) · $ · Middle Eastern
All-Halal Middle Eastern eatery serving falafel, shwarma & baklava for dining in & taking out.
4500 Walnut St
Opens at 11:00 AM

Gojjo
4.0 (20) · $ · Ethiopian
Colorful bi-level eatery & bar with outdoor tables offering Ethiopian chow plus pool & sports on TV.
4540 Baltimore Ave
Opens at 4:00 PM
Zagat rated

Dock Street Brewing Co
4.3 (67) · $$ · Pizza
Hip brewpub in an old firehouse known for inventive wood-fired pies & seasonal house drafts on tap.
701 S 50th St
Opens at 3:00 PM
Zagat - Philadelphia's Best Pubs

Dahlak Paradise
4.8 (28) · $$ · Ethiopian
Exotic Ethiopian & Eritrean specialties are served family-style & washed down with wine & beer.
4708 Baltimore Ave
Opens at 4:00 PM
Zagat rated

Ethio Cafe and Restaurant
4.5 (19) · $$ · Ethiopian
Ethiopian specialties served in a cheerful, informal space with some traditional decor.
225 S 45th St

Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant
4.0 (37) · $$ · Ethiopian
Budget-friendly & shareable Ethiopian fare in simple surroundings, plus an upstairs bar.
229 S 45th St
Opens at 9:30 AM
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Desi Village Restaurant
3.9 (19) · $$ · Indian
No-frills Indian eatery in a small storefront serving traditional plates & vegetarian selections.
4527 Baltimore Ave
Opens at 12:00 PM

Evergreen Chinese Restaurant
3.7 (21) · $ · Chinese
No-frills Chinese spot offering MSG-free classics, from pork dumplings to tofu with broccoli.
4726 Spruce St
Opens at 10:30 AM

The Gold Standard Cafe
3.9 (39) · $$ · American
Daytime breakfast, brunch & burger cafe switches to comfort-food dinner menu in the evening. BYOB.
4800 Baltimore Ave
Opens at 7:00 AM
Zagat rated

Crown Fried Chicken
3 reviews · $ · Chicken
No-frills take-out/delivery fried chicken joint, part of a chain known for using halal poultry.
304 S 52nd St

Honest Tom's Taco Shop
4.5 (47) · $ · Mexican
The brick-&-mortar outpost of the popular Honest Tom's food truck serves up tacos & burritos.
261 S 44th St
Opens at 8:00 AM
Zagat - Philadelphia's Best Cheap Eats

McDonald's
3.0 (7) · $ · Fast Food
Classic, long-running fast-food chain known for its burgers, fries & shakes.
101 S 52nd St

Kilimandjaro
4.4 (28) · $$ · African Restaurant
Senegalese fare featured in casual, warm-hued quarters with African artwork & artifacts.
4317 Chestnut St
Opens at 12:00 PM

Subway
No reviews · $ · Fast Food
Casual counter-serve chain for build-your-own sandwiches & salads, with health-conscious options.
4301 Market St
Opens at 7:00 AM

Dunkin' Donuts
No reviews · $ · Sandwich
Long-running chain serving signature donuts, breakfast sandwiches & a variety of coffee drinks.
4100 Chester Ave
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Distrito
4.1 (120) · $$ · Mexican
Mexican bites & potent margaritas flavor this hip, modern cantina with pink walls & a karaoke room.
3945 Chestnut St
Opens at 11:30 AM
Zagat - Best Food Near Philly's Rave Cinemas

Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar
3.0 (21) · $$ · Grill
Local chain serving a seasonal, locally sourced menu of global dishes in a contemporary space.
200 S 40th St
Opens at 11:00 AM

Copabanana University City
3.8 (42) · $ · Hamburger
Busy bar & sidewalk cafe that pairs flavored margaritas with Mexican-American plates.
4000 Spruce St
Opens at 11:30 AM
Zagat - Best Food Near Philly's Rave Cinemas

New Delhi
3.6 (59) · Indian
Modern, casual Indian restaurant with an all-day buffet plus a menu with tandoori, biryani & more.
4004 Chestnut St
Opens at 11:30 AM
Zagat rated

HipCityVeg
4.6 (19) · Restaurant
Contemporary counter-serve cafe serving vegan burgers, sandwiches & salads, plus smoothies.
214 S 40th St
Opens at 11:00 AM

Pattaya Thai Cuisine
3.6 (27) · Thai
Modern Thai standby near the Penn campus offering a big menu & early-bird specials in an airy room.
4006 Chestnut St
Zagat rated

Qdoba Mexican Grill
3.9 (28) · $ · Fast Food
Mexican chain for counter-serve, custom burritos, tacos & more, including health-oriented options.
230 S 40th St
Opens at 10:30 AM
Zagat rated

Greek Lady
4.1 (51) · $ · Greek
Lamb, chicken & veggie gyro sandwiches plus salads & Philly-style hoagies served in a basic setting.
222 S 40th St
Opens at 9:00 AM

Checkers
2 reviews · $ · Fast Food
Chain eatery serving fast-food classics like burgers, hot dogs, french fries & shakes.
4322 Market St
Opens at 10:00 AM

Hibiscus Cafe
4.6 (10) · Cafe
4907 Catharine St
Opens at 10:00 AM

Brown Sugar Bakery & Cafe Inc
4.3 (15) · Bakery
219 S 52nd St
Opens at 9:00 AM

Hummus Grill
3.7 (42) · $ · Mediterranean
Hummus, salads, kebabs & other basic Mediterranean fare sold over the counter & without frills.
3931 Walnut St
Opens at 11:00 AM
Zagat rated

City Tap House
3.8 (84) · $$ · American
This New American tavern offers 60-plus craft beers & brick-oven pizzas, plus an outdoor terrace.
3925 Walnut St
Opens at 11:30 AM
Zagat - Best Food Near Philly's Rave Cinemas

Chipotle Mexican Grill
4.3 (30) · $ · Mexican
Fast-food chain offering Mexican fare, including design-your-own burritos, tacos & bowls.
3925 Walnut St
Opens at 11:00 AM

Bobby's Burger Palace
4.0 (120) · $ · Hamburger
Celeb chef Bobby Flay is behind this counter-serve chain offering burgers & shakes in mod digs.
3925 Walnut St
Opens at 11:00 AM
Zagat - Best Food Near Philly's Rave Cinemas

Zahav
4.5 (148) · $$$ · Israeli
Casual restaurant where modern techniques elevate a traditional Israeli menu.
237 St James Pl
Opens at 5:00 PM
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Saxbys Coffee UPenn
3.6 (13) · Coffee Shop
Relaxed coffeehouse chain offering small-batch coffees & light fare such as sandwiches.
4000 Locust St

Cavanaugh's Restaurant & Sports Bar
3.3 (28) · $$ · Bar
Neighborhood saloon offering draft beer, weekend brunch, classic pub grub & college sports on TV.
119 S 39th St
Opens at 11:00 AM
Zagat rated

Sweetgreen
4.0 (12) · $ · Salad
Locavore-friendly counter-serve chain for organic salads, soup & wraps, plus juices & frozen yogurt.
3925 Walnut St
Opens at 10:30 AM
Zagat rated

Sitar India
4.1 (54) · Indian
Popular with students & others on a budget, this Indian spot offers buffets with vegetarian options.
60 S 38th St
Zagat rate

Pod
3.9 (130) · $$ · Sushi
A futuristic space with ever-changing colors is the scene for high-end Pan-Asian fare & sushi.
3636 Sansom St
Opens at 11:30 AM
Zagat - Best Restaurants in University City

Papa John's Pizza
2.4 (18) · $$ · Pizza
Take-out/delivery chain offering classic & specialty pizzas, wings & breadsticks, plus desserts.
104 S 40th St
Opens at 11:00 AM

White Dog Cafe
3.8 (166) · $$ · Organic
Boisterous doggy-themed restaurant serving eclectic fare made with local & organic ingredients.
3420 Sansom St
Opens at 11:30 AM
Zagat - Best Restaurants in University City

Baby Blues BBQ
4.0 (55) · $$ · Barbecue
BBQ joint serving ribs & other meat-centric fare in a quirky space within a repurposed brownstone.
3402 Sansom St
Opens at 11:30 AM
Zagat - Philly's Best Outdoor BBQ Spots

Jimmy John's
3.5 (12) · $ · Sandwich
Counter-serve chain specializing in sub & club sandwiches, plus signature potato chips.
3925 Walnut St #136
Opens at 11:00 am

Penne Restaurant & Wine Bar
3.3 (21) · $$ · Italian
The Inn at Penn hosts this sleek Italian venue offering homemade pasta & more from an open kitchen.
3611 Walnut St
Opens at 11:30 AM
Zagat rated

Beijing Restaurant
3.7 (35) · $$ · Chinese
Longtime no-frills Chinese eatery frequented by college students & area hospital workers.
3714 Spruce St
Opens at 10:30 AM
Zagat rated

Lemon Grass Thai Restaurant
3.7 (25) · $$ · Thai
This casual eatery offers a large menu of Thai faves in a space with red walls & traditional decor.
3630 Lancaster Ave
Opens at 11:30 AM
Zagat rated

Koreana Food
4.1 (25) · $ · Korean
Korean self-serve restaurant with a menu that includes bibimbop, kimchi, bulgogi, bubble tea & more.
3801 Chestnut St
Opens at 11:00 AM

Doc Magrogan's Oyster House
3.4 (19) · $$ · Seafood
Oysters headline a bill of classic seafood at this outpost of a Boston-style fish-house chain.
3432 Sansom St
Opens at 11:30 AM
Zagat rated

Landmark Americana-University City
3.3 (64) · $$ · American
Collegians down beer & bar fare in a busy space with sports on TV & daily specials.
3333 Market St
Opens at 11:00 AM
Zagat rated

Aloosh Hookah Bar Restaurant
4.2 (33) · Middle Eastern
Campus-area bar & eatery offers Middle Eastern eats, booze & hookahs in stylish digs with a patio.
3600 Lancaster Ave
Opens at 11:00 AM
Zagat rated

Ben & Jerry's
4.0 (6) · $ · Ice Cream Shop
Iconic Vermont-based ice cream parlor chain, known for its creative, cleverly named flavors.
218 S 40th St
Opens at 11:00 AM

Quiznos Sandwich Restaurants
3 reviews · $ · Sandwich
Known for toasted, build-your-own subs, this counter-serve chain also sells soups, salads & more.
3401 Walnut St Frnt
Opens at 10:00 AM

McDonald's
2.0 (40) · $ · Fast Food
Classic, long-running fast-food chain known for its burgers, fries & shakes.
3935 Walnut St

Sang Kee Noodle House
3.9 (45) · $$ · Chinese
Chinese specialties like buns & dumplings served fast attract crowds for lunch & on weekends.
3549 Chestnut St
Opens at 11:30 AM
Zagat rated

Saladworks
3.3 (7) · $ · Salad
Casual counter-serve chain offering signature & build-your-own salads, plus wraps, panini & soups.
3728 Spruce St
Opens at 11:00 AM

Boston Market
4.1 (15) · $ · American
Counter-serve chain dishing up American comfort fare such as rotisserie chicken in a simple setting.
3901 Chestnut St
Opens at 10:30 AM
The neighborhood is University City and is full of fun and exciting things to do. There are so many restaurants and cafes within walking distance:

Vientiane Café
4.2 (30) · $$ · Laotia…

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I am originally from New Jersey, and I am an artist, so I enjoy looking at art and creating it. I also love reading, writing, antiques, dancing, and music. That is just to name a few. My father was a neurologist, who was born in Italy, so I grew up with an appreciation of different cultures, as well as a passion for art and science. My mother was an American artist, which made for an interesting life.
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Check-in: Flexible
Checkout: 12:00 a.m.
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events