Luxurious & private entire third floor suite with FREE GATED PARKING! A sunny, high ceiling bedroom with a deluxe memory foam Queen bed, sitting room, balcony and PRIVATE bathroom. Solid wood furniture and luxurious linens (usually Ralph Lauren) make this a charming oasis. Steps to great food, music, activities, shopping, and transport: connect with all of Center City in 5-15 minutes from the Girard Ave MFL stop around the corner, or enjoy fantastic local options a short walk from the house!
When a more luxurious AirBnb experience is your goal...
A whole-floor oasis atop our large and sunny row home, the Hero's Castle is nearly 800 square feet across three rooms (the whole 3rd floor), warmly and comfortably furnished. A bright and airy bedroom, with a queen-sized deluxe memory foam mattress, 400+ CT 100% cotton sheets, and large, fluffy 100% cotton towels; a large private bathroom; a private sitting room with an armchair, a table for working or sharing meals, and a small book collection; and a west-facing balcony the width of the house. The bedroom door locks with a key.
--- Many Private Room AirBnbs come with a shared bathroom - Hero's Castle gives you a fully private 3rd Floor, including private bathroom, for a single room price, with all the convenience and space of a whole house! ---
Your space, and the rest of the house, includes:
- blond hardwood floors + high ceilings
- high quality furniture, linens, and amenities
- tropical and traditional houseplants
- lots of complimentary coffees and teas in the kitchen
- and unusual details from around the world.
Gated parking behind the house is FREE with your booking! Responsible use of the kitchen is welcome.
In your suite will be
- bottles of water
- luxury linens
- a hand-sewn quilt from Lancaster County, PA
- and thoughtfully selected toiletries
(we always aim to have eco-conscious and chem-free options + special items like dry shampoo, makeup remover, body lotion and hand cream, plus we're rotating in handmade body products from responsible Etsy shops!)
Philadelphia is the City of Brotherly Love, and since its Quaker days has been known for tolerance and inclusion. In that spirit, our commitment to hosting free of discrimination is absolute - whether or not we look the same or have different lives, feel welcome. :) If sharing the house with different kinds of folks doesn't fit your style, we're sure you'll find an AirBnb that does.
Acesso de hóspedes
Besides the third floor, guests are welcome to use
- the kitchen
- ground floor living and dining rooms
- downstairs powder room
- and back yard
The second floor includes another guest room and our room, both private areas.
You'll find books, magazines, games and puzzles in the living room - you're welcome to hang out and enjoy them there, or take them to your room and bring them back to the living room later!
NOTE FOR AUTUMN: You can easily take the Trolley along Girard Avenue to visit the Eastern State Penitentiary, one of Philadelphia's creepiest attractions (and one of the East Coast's best Haunted Houses during the fall months)! Tickets recommended in advance for weekend nights in October.
Interação com hóspedes
We'll generally either be out or working from home during your stay, so we're happy to answer questions, but we'll be out of your way.
Outras coisas a ter em conta
We make excellent restaurant recommendations, and are travel enthusiasts - if you're a big traveler, we'll probably really get along! My husband speaks German and Mandarin, and I speak some (limited) French and Spanish.
Laundry is done by Wash Cycle, an eco-conscious laundry service that delivers by bicycle; their detergents are scent-free. When we're doing laundry ourselves, we generally use detergent with a mild scent.
Check in starts at 2pm, and we'll send you details for getting in and settled! Checkout from the upstairs is firmly 11am, but you're always welcome to leave bags downstairs after check out. $25 to replace lost bedroom door keys. $50 Late Checkout Amenity deducted from the security deposit for checkouts between 11am and 12pm (noon).
We don't allow smoking in the house (or vaping that leads to strong smells), but there are ashtrays in the front and back, and you're welcome to hang out either place. **AirBnb supports hosts in cancelling reservations, without refund to the guest, for breaking these rules.**
If it's muddy or wet out, please take off shoes near the front door. No windows open if it is raining, please.
Small list of no's:
No excessively loud noise
No more than one Guest of Guest in the house please, unless we OK it ahead of time, and no Guests of Guest after 10pm. (*Any guests staying overnight must be on the reservation.*)
No leaving the front door unlocked - please lock the door when you're coming or going.
Other rooms in the house not described in the listing are our private spaces, or part of our other Airbnb space. Please only use areas of the house described in the listing to avoid confusion with other guests. Looking forward to your visit!
We love traveling and understanding how things work (our work involves manufacturing). Also plants - we'll tell you all about our plants, but only if you're interested. :) We're also big fans of history, philosophy, theater and Star Trek. Since we used to live in NYC, we now appreciate large, airy, uncluttered rooms, so that's what you'll get when you're our guest! We love meeting new people, so AirBnB is great for us. Sarah started out using her middle name, Kate, on AirBnb, but recently switched back to using Sarah to avoid confusion.