The SpaceLocated in the heart of Bryn Mawr, this 3-bedroom house is within walking distance of shops, coffee shops, train stations, restaurants, movie theaters, yoga studios and parks. Built in 1900 it features many of the original architectural details from the period.
Enjoy our oak hardwood floors, front porch w/swinging bench & back deck overlooking the rear garden. Comfortable queen size bed in the rear bedroom, and also a queen-sized bed in the larger front bedroom. There's another queen size bed in the renovated 3rd floor attic. All 3 bedrooms are air-conditioned (remote-controlled window units). Main floor is cooled by a larger window unit. 3 of the a/c's units are brand new and therefore quiet. Remote-controlled ceiling fan in kitchen and front bedroom.
Flat-screen TV in living-room and WI-FI throughout the house.
New user-friendly thermostat for heating!
Guest Access - Front door is keyless entry (lock operated via a 4 digit code). Also a latch lock on the inside for extra security at night.
Remember to leave unlatched when you go out for the day!
You will have the privacy of this home all to yourself.
Interaction with Guests
We are available by mobile phone any time during your stay.
We'd love to share what we know about the neighborhood: good food, coffee shops, shopping, parks, gardens, etc.
Bryn Mawr is located on The Main Line, an older suburb of Philadelphia.
Our house is on a quiet street, close to the center of Bryn Mawr, with numerous shops, restaurants and all the usual amenities within walking distance.
Center city Philadelphia is approx 12 miles away, by car or SEPTA train.
Close to several colleges and universities: Villanova, Haverford, Bryn Mawr, St Joseph's, Harcum Jr, Cabrini, Eastern, Rosemont, Swarthmore, Immaculata, Gwynedd-Mercy, Arcadia, Penn, Drexel, Phila Univ, La Salle... Guest AccessAll of the house except for obvious owner storage areas. Interaction with GuestsWe (your hosts) may or may not be here when you arrive but our assistant Sarah will greet you on arrival and help you get settled. You will have her mobile # (and ours) if you need anything at all during your stay. Please don't hesitate to call... The NeighborhoodEverything you may need is probably within a 15 mins walk...even an ice-cream store!
BYOB's restaurants are very popular in PA due to state alcohol sales regulations.
There is a state liquor store 5 mins walk from the house with a high quality selection of wines - grab some vino and head off to one of many popular BYOB's restaurants in the area.
I recommend the following: Cerise, Sola, Lourdas, Fraschetta.
These are all BYOB's and not necessarily listed in order of my preference but Sola is reservation only!
Hothouse Coffee - my favorite coffee shop right next to the Bryn Mawr Movie Theater (entrance and foyer restored to its former Art Deco glory). Also Gryphon coffee shop on the way to Rosemont train station.
Pub grub: Gulliftys, a sports bar great for small groups.
Mexican: Qdobo right around the corner.
Peace of Pizza across the street from Adobo.
The King of Prussia Mall is 20 mins drive from the house.
Bryn Mawr Hospital 1/2 mile away Getting AroundThe local train station (Rosemont) is about a 5 mins walk from the house and will take you directly into the city of Philadelphia - about a 30 mins ride. You can also catch the same train from the center of Bryn Mawr next to the Post Office - about a 15 mins walk from the house.
The Norristown high-speed train line, about a 10 mins walk from the house, goes towards the King of Prussia Mall to Norristown.
There's also bus service which runs along Lancaster Ave (Rte 30) - one block from the house. Other Things to NotePARKING: There are many colleges and universities in our area so parking is not always easy.
3 options: Parking is restricted to 1 hr on our street (Mon-Sat 8am-8pm, no limit Sundays & Holidays), 2 hr parking on adjoining streets.
We have one private parking space in the alley at the rear of our house.
We can secure a permit for 2 cars in the Township parking lot 1 block from house but will need your vehicle info in advance.