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Private apartment in beautiful home

Entire guest suite hosted by Steve
4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
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Gorgeous top-end apartment in our home built in the 1920's. Private bedroom with king size bed and 40" 4K TV, living room with 50" flat screen TV, full private bath, outside separate entrance, kitchenette. Private free parking, free Wifi. We allow one night stays during the week and weekends when there is last minute availability.

The space
This totally private apartment is located within our home built in the 1920's and completely renovated in 2005. The private apartment was last renovated April 2019. Our home is located in beautiful Merion Station, a gorgeous Main Line suburb just 15 minutes from Center City Philadelphia and in very close proximity (10 minutes or less) from Bryn Mawr, Ardmore, Gladwyne, Narberth, St. Joseph's University, and much more.

While our home was built in the early 1920's as a large private residence, in the late 1970's the home was converted into a convent with 18 bedrooms. In the early 2000's we purchased the property and did a total renovation. While the property has been brought completely up to date, you'll find wonderful old-world touches in the private apartment like hardwood floors and authentic oriental rugs.

The private apartment where you will stay is part of our home but has its own private outside entrance. There is a door between the private apartment and the main house so you have total privacy. The private apartment is located above our garage.

In your private apartment, you have a bedroom with a king size bed with Consumer Reports' top-rated mattress, The Avocado 100% Organic Mattress. There are also huge closets and a 40" 4K TV with Hulu Live with extensive channel lineup -- CNN, ESPN, and more. The remainder of the private apartment includes a full bathroom with bathtub/shower and sink set in solid granite. In the kitchenette, you have a Keurig coffee maker (we'll include a selection of coffees and teas), microwave, a small refrigerator with freezer, toaster oven, and Instahot. There is also a small living room with pullout sleeper sofa and another 50" flat screen TV with Hulu Live with extensive channel lineup -- CNN, ESPN, and more.

The sleeper sofa in the living room can sleep up to 2 people and it's a new (August 2015) top-of-the-line FRIHETEN Ikea sofa bed.

The private apartment has central heat and central air conditioning that you control. As well, you'll have very fast free WiFi with your own WiFi hotspot.

Location and transportation:

* 5 - 10 minute walk to several great restaurants, coffee shops, and delis.
* 5-minute drive to St. Joseph's University.
* 15-minute drive to Center City Philadelphia.
* 15 - 20-minute drive to University City including the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton, Drexel, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and more.
* 10-minute drive to Manayunk.
* 10-minute drive to Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM).
* 25-minute drive to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).
* 20-minute drive to 30th Street Station (Amtrak).
* 15-minute walk or 3-minute drive to Merion Station train station on the SEPTA R5 offering quick access to Center City Philadelphia or all points along Philadelphia's wonderful Main Line.
* 1 min walk to SEPTA's #44 bus which picks up and drops off less than 100 yards/meters from our home.

You have access to private, free, off-street parking.

The bedding is:
* In the bedroom in the private apartment, there is a king-size bed that sleeps 2.
* In the living room there is a pull-out sleeper sofa that sleeps 2

If you are coming into Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) or Amtrak's 30th Street Station Uber and Lyft are readily available.

You will have access to your private apartment that’s part of our home. You have your own private entrance to your private apartment and can come and go as you please without going through the main residence.

We interact with you on check-in and just very occasionally during your stay to make sure things are okay. We want you to enjoy your privacy.

We live in a gorgeous, safe, quiet neighborhood that was first built in the 1920’s. The landscaping and homes are magnificent. What’s great is not only are you walking distance to some wonderful restaurants and places for coffee, but also just 15-20 minutes to Center City Philadelphia (Philadelphia Art Museum, Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and more), 15-20 minutes to University City (Penn, Drexel, etc.), and just 25 minutes to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).

* If you are bringing a baby/toddler, we have a (new as of October 2014) pack-n-play (with a fitted sheet), high chair, and baby tub.
* If you have a Tesla, we have a Tesla home charger (Level 2) and you are more than welcome to plug in and charge.


Free parking on premises
TV with standard cable
EV charger
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Luggage drop-off allowed

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Merion Station, Pennsylvania, United States

Gorgeous and quiet tree-lined street in safe, walkable neighborhood conveniently located in the eastern Main Line. Very close to Center City Philadelphia and lots of restaurants and coffee shops just a few minutes walking.

Hosted by Steve

Joined in February 2010
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VC, serial entrepreneur, vacation rental enthusiast, father of 2 great kids. Love the outdoors, adventures, traveling, and showing our kids the world.
During your stay
Private apartment is all yours. We'll likely see you when you arrive and may see you outside from time-to-time during your stay. In essence, we won't be interacting with you much but are always available for questions and suggestions!
Steve is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $615
Cancellation policy