The SpaceThe best deal in town! You'll be staying in a bright, private studio apartment with separate entrance and private bathroom in our 100 year-old stone farmhouse. There's a kitchenette with 1950s metal cabinetry, snazzy orange mini-fridge, microwave oven, toaster, electric kettle, and coffee maker (we supply the Starbucks Italian roast and half-and-half), and mid-century textiles adorn the walls. There's an authentic, space-age sleep sofa with a brand new full-size, memory foam mattress, a new super-comfy queen-size bed with 100% cotton, 400 thread count sheets, and an en suite bathroom with a 2-person Jacuzzi and shower. In the main part of the house we have a washer and dryer, so if you want us to run a load of laundry for you, we're happy to do so. Also, if you need to print or fax something, we can do that for you, as well. The ceilings are somewhat low, so the space is best suited to folks under 6'2". The apartment is underpriced because we like to have it booked -- and we love our Airbnb guests! All are welcome and can rest easy here, e.g., LGBT, women traveling alone, younger travelers whose parents may be a little worried about their kids staying in some strangers' house. Please let us know if you're active military so we can give you a 5% discount. Guest AccessYou're welcome to stroll our expansive grounds, walk in the woods along our creek, and if you're lucky you may run into the deer that often visit. If you're into birding, you'll see woodpeckers, hummingbirds, wrens, cardinals, blue jays, goldfinches, grackles, starlings, tufted titmice, red-tailed and sharp-shinned hawks, and maybe a cedar waxwing or a great blue heron. One recent guest lucked out and saw a northern flicker -- a first for us. You can make s'mores in our fire pit, have your coffee on the deck in our oversized Adirondack chairs, or unwind on our Caribbean-inspired porch if it's raining. And...if you're really stressed out, we can arrange to have a massage therapist make a house call. Interaction with GuestsWe're usually home or not too far away, so if you need anything, just ask. The NeighborhoodWe're in a quiet, suburban neighborhood just blocks from the Philadelphia city line. We are conveniently located near several hospitals (Abington Memorial, Jeanes, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Moss Rehab) and universities (Arcadia, Manor College, Temple (Main Campus and Ft. Washington), Salus, Gratz, and Penn State (Abington)). Plenty of shopping nearby, decent selection of restaurants (great Indian food up the street and Korean places everywhere). If you need anything, you'll find it within a ten-minute drive in any direction -- houses of worship, $25 mani-pedis, ice cream parlors, mini-golf, ice skating rink -- you name it. Just down the street is the Tookany Creek Parkway with an extensive tree-lined foot path where you can go for a walk, a run, or a ride on one of our bikes. While you're down there you can feed the wild ducks. Getting AroundWe're a five-minute drive to several SEPTA stations, making getting into downtown Philadelphia a snap, and there are direct trains to Philadelphia International Airport and the University of Pennsylvania. There is parking in our driveway. Other Things to NoteOkay, now the not-so-fine print -- by booking this room, you, your heirs, and assigns agree to hold us, our heirs, and assigns harmless for any and all events and/or occurrences which may arise from your visit. We might also ask you to sign a waiver of liability which restates these terms. Basically, this means you come and enjoy your stay and you and/or your family don't sue us. We've never given anyone a reason to sue us and no one has, but some people don't need a reason -- and we know you wouldn't want to be the first.
And for some more not-so-fine print, this is Airbnb, not the Ritz-Carlton. As of this moment, there is a slight gap under the door that leads to the outside, so you may have a bug or a draft enter the space. The t.v. uses an antenna, so we get only local channels. Please bear in mind we're in the suburbs, and although there is public transportation a short drive away, you'll be a lot happier if you have your own car or are comfortable with using Uber. Finally, my next door neighbor has two nasty, aggressive dogs and you are advised to be mindful of this when near the fence on the property line ~ or better yet, just stay away from that part of the property.
So, again, this is a fabulous studio in our house in Greater Philadelphia for $85 per night or less -- which is a steal -- and we don't charge for extra people or dogs -- which is unheard of. If you're looking for a luxury resort, we're probably not the best spot for you. On the other hand, if you want a great little place with all the comforts, but not the stress, of home (and maybe play with our pet goats ~ yes, you read that right), we'd LOVE to have you.