Quiet & welcoming, this fully renovated apartment offers two spacious bedrooms, two full baths and a modern kitchen, all just steps away from the Regional Rail to Center City!
Please read through the House Rules before making an Inquiry or Booking Request - we are not a good match with all Guests.
Victorian charm with modern amenities! Third floor apartment in an owner-occupied Queen Anne residence nestled in the Tulpehocken Station Historic District. This private unit features two large bedrooms, two full baths, eat-in-kitchen, spacious living room and a laundry room. With just over 1,200 SqFt of space and 19 windows, this is not your typical apartment!
Enter into the oversized living room that opens to the eat-in-kitchen. This room comfortably seats 5 and features a 50" flat screen TV, and multiple bookshelves filled with a variety of books! The kitchen includes a breakfast bar, custom cherry cabinets, granite countertops, glass tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances and built-in pantry. The master bedroom boasts a queen-sized bed, bay windows with built-in bookshelves, ample closet space, and master bathroom. The quiet 2nd bedroom is tucked away in the rear of the unit and features a queen-sized bed and large closet. Both bathrooms contain ceramic tile floors/walls with Kohler tubs and fixtures. In-unit washer/dryer. Hunter ceiling fans and Shaw carpeting in the bedrooms and living room.
Our location on Wayne Ave makes it super easy to get to Center City, with the SEPTA/Tulpehocken Station (Chestnut Hill West Line) directly across the street. The SEPTA bus stop is right on the corner. This convenient West Germantown location is on the Mt. Airy border, two blocks from Lincoln Drive offering easy access to I-76, Route 1, City Ave and Kelly Drive. Close to Chestnut Hill, Manayunk and East Falls, and within walking distance to Fairmount / Wissahickon park trails.
Towels will be provided. Hair dryers are available, and the kitchen is stocked with cooking essentials. We aim to make your stay as comfortable as possible!
Accès des voyageurs
This listing is for full access to the 3rd floor apartment which is accessible from the front of the house via the side entrance. No exterior space is included. Please note that the property is not handicap accessible. There are a total of three flights of stairs to reach the unit, one half flight from the public sidewalk up to the property's front walk, another half flight from the front walk to the front exterior entrance and two interior flight of stairs.
The property is located on the corner of Wayne Ave and W Tulpehocken Streets. There is ample street parking available; the front steps to the property are right on the corner.
The inside of the residence was fully renovated in 2011. Exterior renovations are ongoing.
IMPORTANT HOUSE RULES:
OCCUPANCY: Maximum of 4 individuals. Guests must be mature individuals over the age of 25 who will respect both the house as well as the neighbors/community. NO additional guests or visitors without advance approval AND written confirmation from the host. Under absolutely no circumstance will additional overnight guests be permitted.
SMOKING: No smoking is allowed at all inside the residence. Smokers may do so outside of the home. If you or your guests smoke in the apartment or common hallways you will incur a 300 fee for a full professional cleaning/de-smoking and a claim will be made against your security deposit to cover the cost.
NOISE: This is a quiet residence; we ask that there should be no loud music, shouting, parties, or gatherings either inside nor outside the house. If it can be heard through the floor, or outside of the house, it's an issue--noise carries more than you think, especially in an older home like ours. Please respect the neighbors. Again, no parties allowed.
CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT: Check-out time is at 11:00AM. There is little flexibility with the check-out time as we have a very short window to clean the unit for the next guest. Check-in time is after 2:00PM.
PETS: No pets are permitted on the property or in the residence at any time during your stay.
LAUNDRY: Please place all used towels in the hampers during your stay and upon departure. Hampers are located in the laundry room and in the 2nd bathroom
TOILETRIES: Travel size toiletries are provided as a courtesy. Please discard whatever you use and leave unopened/unused toiletries for the next guest.
PARKING: Guests are agreeable that this rental unit does not have a dedicated parking space nor driveway access. There is ample street parking.
TELEVISION: Verizon FiOS/Cable TV is provided including premium channels. Guests agree that they are responsible for any “Pay Per View" fees for movies that they choose to view or rent.
CLEAN PREMISES: The furniture, mattresses, sheets, towels and kitchen items were purchased new in August 2015. We understand that accidents happen but please take care to keep everything in the same condition that you found it. Should a spillage occur during your stay, please notify Gerald right away so that the stain can be removed immediately.
FOOD/COOKING: Please consume all food and snacks in the kitchen only. Please do not eat in the living room or in the bedrooms. Beverages can be brought to other rooms of the apartment provided you use a coaster. The cooking of fried foods and fish is NOT PERMITTED. No exceptions. We are sorry to impose this rule, but it is impossible to rid the apartment of these cooking smells in time for the next guest's arrival. Also, we supply a Keurig coffee maker along with a small sampling of K-Cups. Feel free to bring your own K-Cups.
SECURITY: Please be sure to lock the exterior front door upon entering and leaving the residence. The door does not lock automatically.
We live on the lower two floors of the property and are always reachable by phone/text. We prefer to give you your privacy during your stay and remain out-of-sight unless assistance is needed. Our goal is for you to be as comfortable as possible--if you need anything during your stay, we ask that you contact us prior to 7:00PM.
An IT Professional since 1996, I previously worked in New York City until moving to Philadelphia in 2005. My avid interest in historic architecture and old mansions of the area prompted a desire to restore and move to an old Victorian home in the Tulpehocken Station Historic District in 2010. A photography enthusiast, I also enjoy bicycling and kayaking.