Large bedroom and sunroom in the Spruce Hill neighborhood. Home located on a bird sanctuary where guests can relax and birdwatch!
Join us if you are visiting UPenn, Drexel or CHOP or just want to stay in an historic neighborhood in Philadelphia.
My wife and I are a young couple who recently purchased our first home in University City. It is a three-story Victorian home and we are renting out two bedrooms on the third floor through AirBnB. As it is just the two of us in the house, guests will have lots of privacy on the third floor.
We have put lots of love into decorating the Queen bedroom for AirBnB guests along with our own family and friends who visit. The bedroom is large and it also features a private sunroom with a table where guests can relax with a cup of coffee and enjoy the view. The room features central air conditioning as well!
Just behind our home is a green space that the neighbors have turned into a bird sanctuary! Guests have a perfect view from the sunroom or, they can head down to the sanctuary to see the birds or relax on a bench. The birds are charming and we have never noticed them to be particularly loud or annoying :)
We have just begun renting out this room, but you can see reviews for the other room we rent here: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/7678587?checkin=01%2F29%2F2016&checkout=01%2F31%2F2016&s=RWJke1OX
We have a toddler. She sleeps through the night, but, like most babies, is an early riser. She gets up around 6:30 and generally we spend most of our time on the first floor after that.
The bedroom is accessed through the main house.
Queen bedroom guests will generally have a private bath (unless our other guest room, "Twin Bedroom in University City" is rented out, in which case the bathroom will be shared). We have a mini fridge on the second floor. We are pretty easy-going people, so we can be accommodating should the guest need broader kitchen access.
Wireless high-speed internet is available throughout the house and on the patio.
Interaction with guests
My wife and I look forward to meeting guests who visit our home and are happy to provide suggestions on restaurants, transportation, etc. We both speak French and look forward to welcoming guests from outside the U.S.
Other things to note
We have a small dog (a sheltie) and she is very sweet and cute. She does not stay on the third floor, so interaction with guests should be limited.
We are happy to have children stay in our home as well. If you are traveling as a family, you may consider our second bedroom as well, "Twin Bedroom in University City".
We kindly ask smokers to use only the front porch or back patio for smoking.
We may be open to pets coming along, but would want to clear this ahead of time with any guests.
No parties, please :)
My wife and I live in University City, PHL. We are originally from North Carolina and California and have grown to love Philly. We love enjoying the great food the city has to offer, the amazing museums, and great outdoor spaces. I work at one of the universities in Philadelphia and my wife works in marketing for a local company.
We love traveling and have spent time traveling and working abroad. We both speak French and have lived in France and the French Guiana and spent time working in West Africa. We have also driven across the U.S. together a few times and love discovering the diversity of our country. We are excited to be AirBnB hosts because we want to meet people from different walks of life and also, help share our new city with those traveling through.