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Art Museum Twnhome Entire Floor QN*
Art Museum Twnhome Entire Floor QN*
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
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Our comfy Townhome is in the perfect location for seeing the sights of Philly. It features two bedrooms, a gorgeous backyard, dine in kitchen and it is extremely well situated to public transportation. Walking distance from charming Fairmount Street, the 33 bus picks up at the corner of our street, and the nearest subway is a half mile walk.

The space

We have a 4 bedroom 3.5 bathroom Townhome out of which we are listing two bedrooms in two separate listings. There is a lot of room for just us and our pooch Harry!

Our home is accessible to all of Philadelphia's attractions with either a walk, bicycle, or a quick transit ride. Excellent access to the Art Museum, Barnes Museum, Eastern State Penitentiary, Ben Franklin Parkway, Center City, Fairmount Park, and Kelly Drive (perfect for runners on race day!). Additional nearby attractions are Rittenhouse Square, the Philadelphia Zoo, Old City, the Northern Liberties Piazza, and Penns Landing. Note that our home is in the Art Museum/Fairmount/Francisville area of the city. Center City is a quick Uber, 33 bus ride, or a 20 minute walk.

The queen bedroom is brightly decorated with a nail-head feature wall and can sleep two comfortably and the twin bedroom painted a deep green also comfortably sleeps two. There is a full bathroom on the same floor and there is an additional full bathroom on the third floor---both bathrooms are for guests as there is another in the master suite which remains private.

On the guest floor there is a sitting room with cable television and a balcony overlooking the yard. This is for your use during your stay--feel free to peruse Netflix at your leisure!

The large kitchen has recently undergone renovations and is much brighter than pictures coming soon! Feel free to use the refrigerator and microwave, but we would prefer our guests not to cook full fledged meals. You are welcome to eat al fresco as well in the urban oasis we've created in our backyard.

*This listing is for the queen guest bedroom. The twin can be reserved from our second listing. If you wish to reserve both rooms please contact us and we can arrange for a discounted rate. Both rooms are equipped with key-locking doorknobs to ensure your safety and privacy.

Guest access

Guests have access to the living areas, kitchen (microwave, fridge, toaster--we prefer our guests to not cook intensive meals), laundry facilities (washer/dryer), balcony, and backyard. Our master suite and the basement remain private.

Guests will have their own private bathroom either on the guest floor or on the third floor and can utilize the guest floor living room as their own.

Shampoo, conditioner, fresh sheets, and clean towels are offered to our guests. We will restock, wash, and change after your visit.

Interaction with guests

We live here too so we may be around to say hey but mostly we are out and about living our lives! Feel free to chat, hang out or retire at your leisure.

We are always accessible via text or email and can get back to you promptly.

Other things to note

We have a dog that is super duper friendly and he will be here when we are in town. He sleeps with us so he won't be a nuisance at night, but he will be happy to see you and will greet you with a tail wag! We are happy to contain him if you wish, but want our guests to know in case of allergies, fears, etc.

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $15 NZD
Weekend Price $113 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is 3PM - 2AM (next day)
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with keypad

Please treat our home with the respect you would treat a friend's home. Here are some specifics, but mainly use your common sense.

-We don't allow guests to stay over that are not included in your reservation.
-We don't allow parties or smoking inside.
-No additional pets. Sorry, our pooch Harry is enough!
-While we frequently clean, please clean up after yourselves especially when using a shared space like the kitchen, bathroom, living space, and laundry facilities. These are used by other guests and mistreatment would result in a bad experience for them too :(
-Please limit use of kitchen appliances to the microwave and refrigerator. We would prefer our guests not cook full meals when we are not home.
-Feel free to watch TV in the shared living room space, but please don't purchase On Demand programming.
-Please don't remove decor from walls, install your own decor on walls, or take any of our personal possessions from our property.
-Please don't consume food while in bed as this can damage the linens.
-Please don't use massage oils as this also damages linens.
-Please don't light candles as this is a fire hazard, especially if left unattended.
-Rooms are double occupancy only. If you have more than 2 people in your party, please reserve our additional room in another listing.
-Please lock deadbolts of exterior doors upon entering and leaving.
-Quiet hours are from 10pm to 7am. Please use your best judgement! Chris & I have work schedules to stick to :)
-Please respect our private space which is the basement, our master bedroom, and our office space.
-When you check out, please leave the door open with the key inside the lock--that way we're not intruding on you when we prep for our next guests.

Most importantly have a great and comfortable stay!

1. For liability reasons, guests may not bring any visitors or any others to my home at any time, for any length of time. Only those individuals who are registered guests, whose full names have been provided in advance and who have been paid for in advance, may enter the premises. No other individuals may be on the property.

2. In the case of significant violation of house rules, the reservation will be immediately terminated and all fees and monies paid will be forfeited.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house
Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door
On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

72 Reviews

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Clare User Profile
September 2016
Shannon and Chris were lovely hosts. We used the kitchen to make tea and they were often around to answer questions. Their home is spotless. Harry the dog is friendly. We had the queen room which was comfortable and we had the spacious bathroom to ourselves as well as the sitting room. Westmount is close to the galleries so we walked. While the immediate street area is a bit scruffy we felt safe and enjoyed the locale. Westmount has a lot going for it with good cafes.
Shannon & Chris User Profile
Response from Shannon & Chris:
Thanks so much Clare! We loved hosting you and Don. Safe travels to the next stop!
September 2016

Katie User Profile
November 2017
What a lovely place to stay! Shannon and Chris are great hosts who really though of everything and made the trip a breeze. And Harry the pup was so friendly - he greeted us right when we opened the door. Bed is super comfortable , too!

Elyse User Profile
November 2017
Great place to stay! Very easy check-in/out and Harry was very friendly :)

Ted User Profile
October 2017
Our room was comfortable, the bathroom and living room were great, communication was quick, and Harry (the lovely dog) was a terrific host. Finding parking in the neighborhood was the only difficulty.

Elisabeth User Profile
October 2017
I visited for Temple University parents and family weekend and was delighted to find Chris and Shannon's place which is convenient to the school as well as the Art Museum and other attractions. Its absolutely spotless, cute and comfortable and so close to the great cafes and shops of Fairmont. Best of all is their lovable dog Harry! Chris and Shannon were great hosts their place is a real find.

Heather User Profile
October 2017
A fantastic house in a great neighbourhood and exactly as listed!

Sophie User Profile
September 2017
My husband and I love Shannon’s house very much. We occupied the whole second floor. It is cozy and private. Very close to the bus station and have easy access to downtown. Harry is quite a smart gentleman that he even lead us to the room when we arrived. We have a very good time there.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United StatesJoined in July 2013
Shannon & Chris User Profile

Shannon loves running, spinning, lifting (ok sweating), her sweet bearded mutt Harry, and creating--whether it be furniture construction or making pizza she's happiest when working with her hands. Chris is a beer aficionado, golf lover, and endures a sweat session regularly at his local Crossfit gym.

And duh, we both love traveling! So far internationally we've traversed Mexico, England, Germany, Czech, Scotland, Greece, Peru, Australia. In 2013 we made a Eurotrip covering Paris, Amsterdam, London, Brussels & Bruges. In 2015 we honeymooned in Thailand & Cambodia. Last summer we explored Italy. This past spring Spain & Portugal, and on the cusp of fall we checked out Vienna, Budapest, Munich, and Salzburg. We love to research our trips like crazies, make new friends all over the world, and when we come home we like to mark where we've been on our big cork-board map. We're not sure where we're going next but we're already excited for it!

We've used AirBnB both domestically and internationally and we are so grateful for the connections we've made. And now we're hosting out of our own place in our historic city of Philadelphia. We are so excited to return the graciousness of our previous hosts to our future guests.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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