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Welcoming Home in University City

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Welcoming Home in University City

6 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
1 bath
6 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
1 bath

The space

Our 125-year-old home is on a quiet, tree-lined street in Philadelphia's eclectic and charming University City neighborhood. On the first floor are the living room, dining room and fully equipped kitchen. On the second floor are two bedrooms, each with queen-size beds, and a study/child's room that we can outfit with single and/or queen airbeds for additional guests.

Guests have exclusive use of the first and second floors of the house. The third floor of the house is a self-contained apartment, with its own living/dining room, bedroom, kitchen and bath. The third floor tenant shares only the main entrance and stairway with our guests.

The house has a sunny front porch complete with porch swing (great for morning coffee and people watching). The shady 2nd floor porch in the back of the house is furnished with table and chairs for working, dining or sharing food and drink with friends or family. Each room on the second floor has an air conditioner.

There is ample parking on the street, usually right in front of the house. There is a two-hour limit on parking on the street from Monday-Friday, 8:00am-6:00pm. We have day passes on hand that can be purchased for $7.00 per day. There is no restriction on parking on the street at the end of the block.

Wifi is of course available throughout the house.


Air conditioning

House Rules

Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check-in is anytime after 12PM (noon)


39 Reviews

Claudine User Profile
July 2014
Mary was very pleasant and welcoming. She made sure that we felt at home using many little details from babyproofing the house (for our 2 y.o.) to furnishing maps of Philadelphia. Would definitely recommand to anyone. Thanks
Audrey User Profile
July 2014
We were very enchanted by this historical house well situated in the University quarter which is very near to most of the touristic spots we are visiting. This house has everything we need which is a great comfort and we are very near to cafes , restaurants and grocery even at la…
Deb User Profile
September 2015
Even before we traveled to Philly, Mary was so helpful in answering our questions about local travel, etc. during the World Meeting of Families. She went out of her way to help us plan ahead and navigate the special circumstances due to security and large crowds for the event. …
Gary User Profile
July 2015
Mary was a wonderful and gracious host. The home was exactly as advertised, well-stocked with everything we needed, comfortable, and conveniently located for public transportation. The University City neighborhood was pretty, and the neighbors were very friendly. My wife and I st…
Paul User Profile
June 2015
Once again we had a fabulous stay at Mary's house. She was there to greet us upon arrival and provided plenty of food for breakfast for our entire stay. While it was pretty hot outside, the large windows and window air-conditioners in the bedrooms kept the inside cool and comfo…
Paul User Profile
June 2015
Excellent host, the house was wonderful and completely met our needs as we attended a very demanding conference for 3 days in Philly. Host was incredible and I would recommend this location for anyone visiting Philly!
Alan User Profile
June 2015
We were very pleased with the accommodations, the manner in which the home owner laid out relevant information, including restaurant and public transportation options. We had one issued and when we contacted the home owner she resolved it immediately. We were so pleased with e…

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United StatesJoined in October 2013
Mary User Profile
43 Reviews
Although we now also spend time in a condo in the center of town, my husband Don and I love our house in University City and the wonderful, funky neighborhood we have called home for over 35 years. We think our house is a little was love at first sight for us, and all our guests…
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