The SpaceThis bright, spacious room has a queen-sized bed with a firm mattress, sofa, coffee table, and writing alcove. There is a large wardrobe for hanging clothes and a dresser with several drawers; big south and west windows; hardwood floors; wifi (no TV); a mini-refrigerator, toaster oven, and plates, bowls, glasses, and utensils (including bottle opener). The bathroom has a shower (no tub), soap, clean towels, and a hair dryer. There are extra pillows and blankets in the room. An iron and ironing board can be brought into the room upon request.
If you wish to have a third person in the room, there is an additional charge of $15 per night and an inflatable mattress can be provided (know that this will make for a tight fit). We ask that guests not sleep on the sofa.
You have your own private entrance and off-street parking. Please read the rest of the details in the listing so you are not surprised by anything -- our overly friendly dog, for instance, or our commitment to conservation of natural resources. Guest AccessYou have access to your room at all times through your private entrance. You are welcome to wander the gardens, sit on the long, covered porch outside your room, or visit the hens. Our laundry facilities are not accessible to guests, but there are laundromats nearby. Interaction with GuestsWe are an early-to-bed, early-to-rise working couple, both academics, with a school-aged child. We live full-time in the rest of the house, sometimes work from home during the days, and generally at least one of us leaves before it is light for work, school, or track meets. We welcome guests from all walks of life and will greet you when you arrive, if you wish, and are happy to offer suggestions for where to go and what to do, but you should expect to have most of your time to yourself. You can always reach us by email, text, or phone if you have questions or problems. We will wash your dirty dishes and empty garbage cans every day. Towels and sheets are washed once a week; more frequent washings of sheets and towels available upon request and for an additional cleaning fee. The NeighborhoodThis is a quiet suburban neighborhood with easy access to everything. You can leave your car in the gravel parking space part way up the driveway and walk to anything you could want: the Wynnewood Shopping Center, with its many restaurants, a supermarket, and retail shops; the borough of Narberth, with its cheese shop, French bakery, Thai restaurant, numerous pubs, Amish market, and movie theater; Suburban Square, with specialty shops, large department store, Farmers Market, and coffee house. Or, if you want to jump on the train, you are 20 minutes from the city of Philadelphia and, in the other direction, 20 minutes from the Devon Horse Show. Getting AroundIn 7 minutes you can walk to the Wynnewood train station, which provides at least hourly (sometimes half-hourly) 20-minute train service to central Philadelphia, and with a 10-minute train ride you can be at Haverford, Bryn Mawr, Harcum, or Rosemont Colleges and Villanova or Saint Joseph's Universities. The Ardmore train station (15-minute walk) provides AMTRAK service to Harrisburg, New York, and other cities. You can also drive to Philadelphia within 20 minutes to visit Independence Hall, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Barnes Foundation, or the Rodin Museum, or to other regional attractions such as Longwood Gardens and Harriton House. Other Things to NoteWe have chickens (no roosters!), two cats, and one exuberant Catahoula Leopard Hound. The dog roams the property; be prepared for welcoming leaps and the occasional muddy paw. You may hear us come and go through the main back door and discern soft guitar and piano strains. Also, our work sometimes calls us to the hospital or college at unusual hours, in addition to the regular comings and goings for work, school, or track meets.