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Bedrooms 2 / Bathroom 1 / Sleeps 4 / Apartment
Bedrooms: 2  Bathroom: 1  Sleeps: 4  Type: Apartment
Two Bedroom luxury Penthouse in Historic Old City
TripAdvisor property ID 2195871

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Book this 2 bedroom apartment in Philadelphia today! A total of 4 people can sleep here comfortably.

Guests can enjoy a air conditioning, internet access, and DVD among other amenities offered by this rental.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 4.5/5 thanks to an average of 20 reviews.

The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Aug 22, 2017.

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About the owner

About the owner

Josh R.
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 Aug 2017
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Languages spoken: English

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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Philadelphia,-pennsylvania Attractions

Amenities

Amenities

General


  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Clothes dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet


  • Internet access

Kitchen


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Entertainment


  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV
  • TV

Suitability


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed

Reviews

Reviews (20)

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“convenient location, clean and comfortable”

Reviewed 2 Jan 2014

i was looking for a place to enjoy games, puzzles, eating and some tourist fun for the holidays not far from my adult daughter that was dog friendly and convenient for my elderly father. (Fyi-it is fine for an older adult, but the bathroom is not handicapped accessible.) This was a great location, even in the cold of winter. We brought our dog and 88-year-old father for the Christmas holiday, and were very happy to discover a dog park only a block away, and a parking garage was just around the corner. We could walk to Penn's Landing and Independence Hall. After my father took a nasty fall in the Seaport Museum (which we still recommend and enjoyed) we appreciated the fact that the hospital was less than mile's walk also. We managed to cook a tasty roast beef holiday dinner in tiny but very adequate kitchen, even though 3 of us kept bumping back ends. I wished for an extra key and the crockpot I didn't have room to bring, but everything else was there. Thank you for a very comfortable stay.

“Great condo”

Reviewed 5 Nov 2013

We stayed here for a week in early October, 2013 and were totally happy with the condo. It is exactly as described and the pictures are accurate. Chestnut street is a busy narrow street but this condo is in the back of the condo building and is very quiet. We were never bothered with traffic noise (the windows face a parking garage and a bit of a view beyoind...we liked the privacy). The kitchen and bath had everything you would need...the master bed was very comfy...and the living area was very spacious and comfortable. We liked the second bedroom with a table/desk facing the windows..it provided the perfect spot to set up our tablet and use the internet. The building felt secure to us and we really enjoyed the neighborhood, with lots of nearby restaurants. We would highly recommend this condo to anyone wanting to stay in Philadelphia in the historic neighborhood. We walked to the historic sites on 6th (liberty bell, Independence Hall), and we also walked to the Capitol Building but it was a long walk and you can easily avoid it by catching the Phlash bus just a block or so away from the condo. We highly recommend doing the Big Bus hop on/hop off tour of Philly your first full day to get the lay of the land. Go to the Plough, just around the corner on 2nd for Haddock fish and chips..yum! P.S. we did not have a car for this week and did not feel we needed one ever.

“very close to everything”

Reviewed 3 Sep 2013

had a great stay at this condo,was such a great location and feel safe,i would stay there again,i really like the old red brick and the wood floors,

“Great place where to stay for a shorth visit to Philly”

Reviewed 11 May 2013

I stayed in this apartment from May 2nd until 8th 2013. We were 2 persons and the purpose of our trip was for business, therefore we used this apartment accordingly and didn't use its all features. However we found it clean and in order and well furnished for the purpose of our staying. The apartament is enough large to accomodate up to 3 people, however it depends if you are a family or not; for a family of 3 or even of 4 with 2 young children it is good. If you are traveling with friends or colleagues then I would suggest not to be more of 2 people. The location of the apartment is absolutely convenient and you can access all downtown locations easily, the area is full of restaurants and the night life is amazing. What I would recommend to the owner is to find a more secure manage of the keys, since he is not on site in case you lose it the it can be a problem.

“We had a wonderfull time - this is a great place to stay”

Reviewed 28 Mar 2013

Close to both medium priced and more expensive restaurants: Also close to many major attractions in the city. Public transportation is on the street of the penthouse if it rains! At first we were concerned with parking but then found their are two major parking facilities across the street from the Penthouse - all day and 24/7. Also limited parking in front of the Penthouse. Actually it was so convenient we did not drive during our entire six day stay! Everything was great - quite - the penthouse is in the back away from street traffic; clean; most relaxing stay we have ever had. We highly recommend this place and plan to stay again on our next visit to Philadelphia

“Nice stay in good location in Philly”

Reviewed 28 Mar 2013

My wife, teenage son and I stayed at the loft in mid-march. The rental was very clean (including the bathroom), beds were comfortable and it had all basic amenities. While not overly large, there was plenty of room for the three of us. You should note that the rental is open "loft" space such that the beds are not in seperate, enclosed rooms (this was not a problem for us as our waking and sleeping schedules were essentially the same but might be if your schedules are not). Dealing with Josh the owner was extremely easy and he was quite responsive to our inquiries. The location is great if you want to be in the "old town historic" area of Philadelphia and the rental is near many restuarants and is within easy walking distance of the central business district. It is relatively convienient to the museum district (probably do not want to walk but was only about a 10 minute drive at most for us). In that regard, we had a rental car and on street parking near the rental is limited (both in space availability and time in which you can park on the street) so if you have a car you can expect to pay $25 to $40 per day for parking (there are several garages and parking lots nearby but they all are "no in and out" so you have to pay the high rates every time you come and go). All told, our stay was nice and I would reccomend the rental.

Response from the owner Just wanted to make a note that as of yesterday (April 6th, 2013) there has been a wall put up behind the sofa and the day bed creating a private and separate second bedroom. Pictures will be updated soon. Thanks,

“Overall a very good experience”

Reviewed 18 Mar 2013

The apartment was cute and clean, the kitchen was well stocked with cooking utensils, and they even left a french press coffee pot for us after I inquired about one. The location is great, close to lots of restaurants and the historical tourist attractions. The only negative to point out is that it's not really a two bedroom apartment. The main "bedroom" is separated from the rest of the apartment by a half wall and the other bed is in the living room. This wasn't an issue for us but it could be for people looking for a bit more privacy. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and would book again.

Response from the owner Thank you for the review Jack, I met with a contractor last week about putting up a wall behind the couch with a door close to the windows (we had done this in one of the units below). The issue is trying to get in there for a week to do the work when no one is renting. As of now it looks like there is a week in April open so we are shooting for that. Once we do build that proper second bedroom with wall, we will update site with new pictures so that people can see this. We didn't mean to be misleading about this, but it we didn't feel it was right at the moment to call it a 1 bedroom either. We felt like it was kind of something inbetween. But yes we understand this is an issue and we are making a private second bedroom hopefully in April but if we get booked up it might have to wait until later in the summer (spring is our busy season). Thanks again for staying with us and I hope we can host you again in the future. Best, Josh & Miranda Russell

“Nice Place to Stay”

Reviewed 2 Mar 2013

The spot was perfect, and I really appreciate the attention of the owners when I needed to contact them on a couple of occasions. I broke the coffee pot on the granite counter (oops!) and a new one was by the front door the next morning! Great service! Comfortable, well equipped and good value. Nice neighbourhood and great access to public transit. Great dining in the area and lots to do. If you are in to art, check out the Barnes Collection and the Rodin Museum. All good!

“Great weekend get away and affordable”

Reviewed 20 Jan 2013

I was really stressed out in the past 2 weeks, and finally get a weekend off, so I decided to go somewhere to relax and enjoy myself. I looked everywhere online, and I finally found this place on Home away.com,, which is affordable and at great location in Philly. I decided to give it a try. I am really glad that I gave a try, this condo is not only beautiful ( brick house with nice wood floor), , but convience ( it has everything you can think of - include free wifi, refrigerator, microwave, nice big plasma TV, dinnng table and etc). Don't even mentioned the clean folded towel in the bathroom, it totally like a 5 star hotel ( believe me, I travel to almost 20 countries up to now, this is the best I had!) I would recommend this place for anyone who need a business trip or family trip to Philly. Try this place, you won't regret!!

“Lovely place, great location, good value.”

Reviewed 30 Oct 2012

Once we realized this is not actually a two-bedroom, more a large studio with alcoves as bedrooms, we appreciated everything about it: appliances worked, the beds were firm, the location was perfect, nearby restaurants and groceries were plentiful, we could easily walk to farmer's market, Independence Hall, Seaport Museum, Christ Church, etc. and could catch buses and trains to other sites nearby. We liked nearby restaurants Farmicia, an afghan one a few doors down on Chestnut St., and an Italian place at Market and 3rd. Most beautiful in fall: Rodin Museum and Bartram's Gardens. Note: the lockbox out front labeled "Russell' is the one you want.

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