The SpaceThis is a generous sized, private room separate from main house. The space includes a queen bed, attached bathroom with walk-in shower, a small refrigerator, microwave, free wifi, heating and air conditioning (controlled in room), cable and several closets. There is no access to a kitchen. We provide driveway parking. The home is located ½ mile from the charming and historic community of Ambler, with several notable theatres, restaurants and shopping venues. It is also ½ mile from the R5 trainline (Ambler Station) which is about a 25-30 min ride to Center City, including Reading Terminal Market, the Constitution Center, the Art Museum, etc. We are also very close to several college campuses, including Temple University-Ambler campus, Chestnut Hill College, Gwynedd Mercy University, Montgomery County Community College and many other places of higher learning.
Ambler is a vibrant community with rich history and several places of interest, but the room itself is serene, private and charming. Guest AccessGuests have access to the yard and to the room itself. There is a construction project currently underway in the main house so we request that for their own safety, the guests restrict their presence to the guest room until further notice. Interaction with GuestsThis is up to the guest. The lovely advantage of this space is that while it is attached to the main house, it has its own entrance and it is separate. This allows guests to interact with the family if they choose to, or guests can simply retire to their room for peaceful, quiet repose. It is heavily insulated, so guests can be confident that they will not be disturbed by household noises. The NeighborhoodThe beautiful Wissahickon Watershed Park runs past the end of our street. This park meets up with the Wissahickon Valley Park – including nature trails, creek, jogging/biking trails and wooden-covered bridges just 5 miles from our home.
The property is nestled between historic and protected farmlands, and state owned nature preserves (Four Mills Nature Preserve, Armentrout Preserve, and Ft. Washington State Park) while also maintaining easy access to main shopping and tourist areas. Ambler boasts that it is “friendly small town covering less than a square mile in area with a stable population of 6400. It has convenient public transportation accessibility, municipal parks & recreation facilities and a "walkable" downtown commercial district that make it an ideal location for living, working and playing”. Please enjoy this short introductory video link: (URL HIDDEN) Getting AroundSEPTA is the regional public transportation company that services the Philadelphia area.
SEPTA's regional train that services the neighborhood is called the R5 – Lansdale-Paoli Line and the local train station (Ambler Station) is located just ½ mile from your room. This train will take you downtown to the Pennsylvania Convention Center and Historic District in about 25-30 minutes.
SEPTA's Route 94 Bus stops 1 block from your room and takes you to several different locations, including the Plymouth Meeting mall, Montgomeryville, and Chestnut Hill shopping areas.
The room is also located less than 5 miles from the PA turnpike. Other Things to NotePlease note that while we love animals, and in fact have two dogs of our own, pets are not permitted in the room. Our animals have never been in the space -- and it is considered completely pet free. However, you may encounter the dogs if you go into the yard.
We welcome ANY questions you may have. We are eager to help you make a confident decision about where to stay. Thank you!