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Private room in townhouse

A+ location, Comfy, wi-fi, A/C

Merilyn User Profile

A+ location, Comfy, wi-fi, A/C

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 shared baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 shared baths
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

This is one of the best, safest and easiest locations - 5 min walk to subway, 10 mins to CC on subway. 20-30 minute walk to CC. Enjoy our continental breakfast in lovely garden, dining on Passyunk Ave., free parking nearby. Clean, quiet, well appointed with everything you need for any length stay. Queen-size Stearns & Foster bed next to the main bath. We do not use the main bath in the mornings so it is always accessible for guests who need a quick getaway.


Cable TV
Air conditioning

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules

Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 12PM (noon) - 10PM
Check out by 4PM


33 Reviews

Andrew User Profile
November 2013
Fantastic place and a great host. I would stay here again when I visit Philly again. Thanks for all your recommendations. Andrew
Shakille User Profile
November 2017
Very cozy. Parking was hard for me to find so be aware of driving.
Merilyn User Profile
Response from Merilyn:
Most guests coming with a car ask about parking in notoriously bad parking situ in Philly. Had you asked I would have forewarned you that FIVE surrounding blocks have been closed to parking pretty much since Aug 29th as PGW and PhL Water dig up and replace pipes from 1908. Its been an awful mess and had I known you were coming with a car I'd have suggested you book elsewhere, though there is nowhere in the city that is easy these days with all the streets torn up It was also Philly marathon wknd which pushed CC parking down into the hoods for the wknd. So sorry you were not aware, Better luck next time (Website hidden by Airbnb)
November 2017
Richard User Profile
November 2017
Merilyn is a wonderful host, very accommodating and helpful. The house is very nice and clean. Perfect location near restaurants and pubs on Passyunk Avenue. I would definitely stay w/ her again when in Philly!
Merilyn User Profile
Response from Merilyn:
Thanks, Richard, you are an exemplar of why I venture to do Airbnb. It is a boon in these times to meet interesting, trustworthy people. It maintains my faith in the basic goodness of humankind.
November 2017
Kyle User Profile
September 2017
Had an wonderful stay with our Host Merilyn who was highly sociable and available to make us feel at home. Gave me and my girlfriend some great knowledge of the Philadelphia area
Stephan User Profile
September 2016
Merilyn has been a fantasting host, very warm, friendly and helpful. She shared her deep knowledge of Philadelphia with me which I found very interesting. She even drove me from and to the airport and showed me the famous Philadelphia cheese steak, all of which was more than I co…
John User Profile
November 2015
Merilyn and Arthur are awesome hosts! They are great people and I loved staying with them in there beautiful home. Their house is walking distance to everything: restaurants, bars, shops, mini-marts. Just an unbelievable location for those who wanna experience south philly. Th…
Merilyn User Profile
Response from Merilyn:
Thank you John. Be well and have a Happy Thanksgiving.
November 2015
Liat User Profile
July 2015
Merilyn and Arthur take hosting to another level. They possess an incredible knowledge of Philadelphia collected over decades with the keen eyes of thoughtful observers and a real sense of how to have fun. Whatever you're into, chances are that they will know what to see, eat, …
Merilyn User Profile
Response from Merilyn:
Liat, you are too kind. I feel I was such a sourpuss half the the time with my broken toes. They looked crabby and I felt that way. We loved having you at our dinner table when it worked out. Such conversations! and we really appreciated your menschiness in taking us out in return. That turned into such a fun night. Arthur says to be in touch if you need to talk about anything. And we were both pleased to learn we helped you transition out of what sounded like a difficult last semester. You did seem a bit dazed and bruised when you arrived but I attributed it to the long bus ride. Now we know it was much more. We'll surely meet in PHX next year. We'd love to meet the parents who reared you. Take care.
July 2015

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Phoenix, Arizona, United StatesJoined in October 2011
Merilyn User Profile
58 Reviews
A writer/journalist (primarily as dance critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer, but many publications nationwide and online). When I'm not writing, I'm probably cooking, and as a former pastry chef, baking. There's a sign in my kitchen: Cookie Central. I love entertaining and check…
Languages: Français, Polski
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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