RITTENHOUSE SQUARE 1F, HISTORIC APT IN CENTER CITY

Location

Philadelphia, PA, United States

Short Description

1955 RittenHouse In the Heart of Rittenhouse

Description

7 Min Drive to Washington Square
10 Min Drive to Philadelphia Convention Center
18 Min Bike Ride to Penn’s Landing

This gorgeous brownstone located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia is walking distance to Rittenhouse Square, public transportation, local eateries, and more. Combining history with modern amenities, the ground-floor apartment is perfect for solo business travelers, couples, and small families. We welcome dogs for a small fee.

Experience Philly With Us & Learn More Below!

Located in the most coveted neighborhood in Center City -Rittenhouse Square, this beautifully restored brownstone is located just a block from the square.This walk-up brownstone has a rooftop deck w/ neighborhood views. Great home for long-term visitors and business travelers. Brownstone is located close to park, library, grocery store, pharmacy, shopping, bars and restaurants. Apartment has modern amenities including: stainless steel appliances, dishwasher, microwave, and washer/dryer in unit.

Interaction

We are professional hosts and this is our living, hence you can be assured that while you will be able to reach a live person 24 hours a day, we will not be pestering you, other than to initially make sure that you are comfortable. So in short, we will be there for you when you need us.

Neighborhood

The amazing Rittenhouse Square and Rittenhouse Square Park. Its the most premier area in Philadelphia, and you are right in the heart of it.

Access

In order to maintain a safe environment for all guests, we are required to have all guests verified and pass a screening requirement that looks at the following, those guests who do not pass or do not give us permission to verify them will not be allowed entry. We will check for suitability using Public Record DataBase.

As our guest, you will enjoy full access to the apartment as well as the furnished rooftop deck. While there is no elevator, this is no cause for alarm since your home away from home is located on the ground floor of the brownstone. Feel free to make use of our in-unit washer and dryer. There’s no need to leave any member of your family behind, so bring along your dog for a small fee.

KEY FEATURES:
☀ 1 bedroom
☀ 1 bathroom
☀ Fully equipped kitchen
☀ Fireplace
☀ Great views of Philadelphia’s skyline from the roof deck
☀ Rooftop deck access

Please note: We use a noise monitoring device on the property to ensure that our guests are being good neighbors; It does NOT record actual sounds or conversations, it simply monitors the noise level (measured in decibels). Quiet hours are observed from 9 pm-8 am. Violators will be charged a $200 fine. This property may use NoiseAware technology to ensure the comfort and security of the guest. Tampering with the device is strictly prohibited and will result in a $200 fine.

Keys/FOBS:
Prior to your arrival, we will take pictures of the keys/fobs for the home. (Where applicable)
If the same number of keys/fobs are not left as assigned on your departure for security purposes we will have to replace all locks and pass the expense of this onto you. The costs would be as follows. Remove and Replace old lock $250-$450 depending on the lock needing to be replaced. Each fob will be $150. Mailbox lock removal and replacement keys $150

Space

Here Are A Few Kind Words From Our Past Guests:

“Great location just off Rittenhouse Square. Easy check in. Had great time in Philly!” - Jerry

“Great value/location. Would recommend. Very clean and comfortable. Hosts were very helpful.” - Mattea

“A spacious apartment in a great location in philly.” - Andrew

“Best location. Very responsive and helpful hosts. Place was sparkling clean and very quiet. Would stay again!” - Ran

☆☆ BEDROOM ☆☆
The single bedroom of this adorable apartment features a queen size bed, perfect for catching some Zzzz’s after a long day of work or play! Meticulously cleaned and clutter-free, you can plan on a great night’s sleep in our comfortable bed with quality bedding. For additional guests, a sleeper sofa is located in the living room.

☆☆ BATHROOM ☆☆
Our bathroom offers everything you might need for your stay, including the use of a washer and dryer. That means you can pack light, knowing you have access to laundry care should you need it. A hair dryer is provided, as well as essentials designed for your first 24 hours such as soap and shampoo.

☆☆ KITCHEN & LOUNGE ☆☆
Our home is equipped with stainless steel appliances and everything you might need to create a home-cooked meal (or reheat leftovers from one of the local restaurants). Granite countertops complete the luxury feel and match the gorgeous fireplace perfectly.

Kick back and relax in our living space with a flat screen smart TV and newly installed hardwood floors. This home is flush with fresh updates that take it to the next level.

☆☆ OUTSIDE SPACE ☆☆
You will enjoy access to our brand new, furnished rooftop deck, the best place to take in the sights and sounds of Center City! You’ll love relaxing with a cup of coffee or a glass or two of wine and enjoying the fresh air here!

★☆ Book Today & Let Us Take Care Of You In Philadelphia! ☆★

Transit

Subway, Car, Walk, Bus. You name it, its all right there.

Notes

There is no elevator in the building, but this home that shouldn't be an issue as you are on the ground floor. This building was renovated just 2 years ago and although we have kept all the architectural features of the home, we have included many modern conveniences, such as hard wood floors, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances.

You do have access to the brand new furnished roof top deck, where you can chill and relax and take in the sights of the City.


In order to honor your reservation with us, please answer the following questions:
 
1) What is the purpose of your stay?
2) Have you read our policies on no parties, and no smoking as well as house rules and no noise complaints?  (**Please make sure to read through the listing, most importantly the house rules/policy for proper guidance. )
3) Do you agree with our terms?
4) Please send us your email address so we can send you the House Policy Agreement that you need to sign electronically
 
Please note that we are unable to send your arrival instructions or allow entry until ALL 3 of these questions are answered. House Policy Agreement will be sent to your email and needs to be signed prior to check-in.  We apologize for the need to do this, sadly a few bad apples have caused the need for these extra steps. 

NO Smoking
Parties not allowed

Additional Note: We only provide toiletries good for the first 24-48 hour use. Please bring your own or purchase at the nearby grocery stores or pharmacies for longer stays.

Pet Policy
We know that your dog is like family and we just love pets, and would love to welcome your dog with you. However the building requires us to follow certain protocol.
If you are bringing a dog, please provide the following information before you book
1) Breed of your dog
2) Weight of your dog
3) Be agreeable to a $25 per night pet fee up to a maximum of $300

Please be aware that while we love all pets, we are not able to welcome cats.

House Rules

HOUSE RULES:

Parking - Please park at your own risk. Sadly we cannot accept any responsibility for any loss or damage to any vehicle. Think of it as, who would be responsible for your vehicle if you parked in your local town.

No Smoking - smoking in the unit will result in a minimum odor removal fee of $350-$600 (depending on severity) to help cover the cost of odor removal and/or steam cleaning.

No Parties or Gatherings - Violation of this rule may result in termination of stay without refund as well as a minimum $500 fine. A gathering is defined as 2 or more unapproved guests at the property, meaning 2 persons more than the # of guests you have stated will reside in the home during the stay. The unapproved visitor fee will also be applied resulting in a higher fine.

No Animals - Having animals in the unit at any time (without expressed prior written approval) may result in termination of stay without refund as well as a minimum sanitation fee in the range of $300-$500.

Unapproved late check outs are not allowed (unless provided in writing) and will have a minimum fee of $100. If you wish to have a late check out please ask for written permission prior to your check out time.

No Visitors - We do not allow any unapproved visitors during your stay. Violation of this rule will result in a $50 per visitor per night, Example: If you have booked for 3 nights, and are found to have an unapproved visitor, you will be charged $50 per visitor per night = total $150 per visitor. We can approve a visitor if you add the visitor at the time of the reservation as a guest, or during your stay by sending us an email and gaining approval in writing.

No Illegal Activity - There is absolutely no illegal activity in our units. If this is found, then there will be a minimum fine of $350 and immediate removal from the unit without refund.

No Mail/Packages - Unless by expressed permission and then only upon receipt of a refundable security deposit of $100 to cover the safe return of the mail key prior to your departure.

We have quiet hours for our unit from 10PM to 8AM everyday including holidays. Violation of this rule may result in removal from the unit without refund in addition to a $150 minimum fine.
False Maintenance Fee - If there is an issue reported at the property by you or a guest of yours that is not a true issue when a maintenance technician arrives at the property due to user error then there may be a minimum fee of $100 per occurrence.

Please do not leave your luggage or belongings behind in the unit. Anything left behind will be considered abandoned. If in fact we do have your belongings after your stay the following charges will apply:
$25 Mailing fee separate from the cost of postage and storage fee.
$25 per day storage fee.

Reservations that are canceled may be subject to credit card processing fees in the amount of 3% may be charged to cover fees that we cannot recover.

IMPORTANT: GUEST/S WHO WISH TO CANCEL AND ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A REFUND MAY REFUND THE BOOKING AMOUNT LESS THE FEES.

In order to honor your reservation with us, please answer the following questions:

1) What is the purpose of your stay?
2) Have you read our policies on no parties, and no smoking as well as house rules and no noise complaints? (**Please make sure to read through the listing, most importantly the house rules/policy for proper guidance. )
3) Do you agree with our terms?

Please note that we are unable to send your arrival instructions or allow entry until ALL 3 of these questions are answered. House Policy Agreement will be sent to your email and needs to be signed prior to check-in.


Cancellation Policy

moderate

Indoor

TV
Cable TV
Air Conditioning
Air Filter
Heating
Kitchen
Stove
Washer
Dryer
Indoor Fireplace
Smoke Detector
Fire Extinguisher
Essentials
Baby Travel Bed
Baby High Chair
CD/DVD Player
Board Games
Towels Provided
Dehumidifier
Ceiling Fan
Hair Dryer
Crockery Cutlery
Pots Pans
Oven
Microwave / Oven
Water Kettle
Coffee Maker
Dishwasher
Toaster
Fridge
Alarm System
Internet Wifi
Ipod Station
Steam Room
Safe Box
Smart Home
Wardrobe
Iron
Ironing Facilities
Shampoo
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Has Buzzer
Has Cat
Has Dog
Has Other Pet
Hangers
Hot Water
Cooking Basics
Has Surveillance
Linens Provided

Outdoor

Hot Tub
Free Parking
Barbecue
Pool
Balcony Terrasse
Sea View
Gated Property
Helipad
Private Entrance
Garden
Deck / Patio

Rules

Allows Pets
Children Not Allowed
Infant Not Allowed
Event Friendly
Allows Smoking

Extras

Gym
Basketball Court
Cinema Room
Is Wheelchair Accessible
Elevator
Massage Room
Library
Office
Pool Table
Piano
Soccer Field
Has Tennis
Toiletries
Wine Cellar
Breakfast
Lock On Bedroom
Family Friendly
24 Checkin
Water Front
Doorman
Lake Access
Beach Front
Ski-In Ski-Out
Carbon Monoxide Detector

Availability calendar

Patricia
Enjoyed 1F
We greatly enjoyed our stay in 1F. Improvements can be made to the doorknob on the non locking door into the hall (which falls apart easily) and a check to the AC in 1F which makes a huge noise about once per hour. Other than that, I am very satisfied with my stay and will recommend it to friends. Thank you for staying in touch before and during our stay.

Denise Pemberton
Great Location
My family and I recently rented two of the apartments with urhip. The building itself was located within walking distance to shopping and restaurants which was very convenient. The security in the building was great and we all felt very safe. The building's appearance was very nice and well maintained. The apartments themselves pleasantly met our expectations. They were clean, nicely furnished and had almost all the amenities of home. We were all very pleased with our accommodations and would probably stay here again. We do however have a few suggestions and concerns: a) Parking. We had a car rental and had a hard time and spent a lot of money on parking. Designated parking, or a greatly discounted rate at a nearby parking lot would be very beneficial for your guests. b) Every family member but one received many bites while staying in the apartments, which appear to be from fleas. It is suggested that both apartments be treated or fumigated. If you allow guests to have pets, you should have designated rooms for this. c) While both units had almost every comfort of home, there were a few things that would be of benefit to your guests. While enough coffee for our first pot was provided and appreciated, neither unit had any coffee filters. When using the oven, there were no baking sheets provided and having a few dish towels would have been helpful as well. Finally, there was literally a single roll of toilet paper and a single roll of paper towels in each unit. Being there for several days, a back up roll of each item would have been nice. In summary, we had a nice stay and the apartments met our needs. With just a few of the suggested changes, our stay would have been excellent, which I'm sure is what your are striving for. It would have made our stay, (and certainty of returning and recommending your property to family and friends), even more enjoyable. Thank you to Bernadette and Renee for your help and thank you to urhip for the nice stay

Bryant McLemore
Great location!
The location of the apt was ideal, with the exception of the parking this was a great stay.

Christopher Bishop
Great Stay Downtown
Apartment was very centrally located. We walked to everything we wanted to see!

Nathalie Levy
1st Stay
This was my first stay at this apt and I honestly did not feel comfortable. There was absolutely no heat and not hot water. Could you imagine in the winter showering in cold water in an already cold apartment. It was terrible and the in room washer did not work properly. Overall it was ok but definitely could be much better.

Paula Stewart
Ms
Great location at Rittenhouse Square. Apartment was clean , bed comfortable. You wont find accommodations this nice at at this rate anywhere else in this neighborhood! Looking forward to repeating this visit again soon!

Susan Hennessey
Great apt in Rittenhouse Sq
We have a college freshman in Philly and love to have some extra hang out space when we visit her. Center City has many great restaurants, so we stay there, rather than near campus. This time, we stayed one night in a one bedroom. There was a mixup and it was handled immmediately by Renee. Great customer service. Thanks.

Linda Ransom
Retired teacher
Perfect everything!

Linda Ransom
Retired teacher
Perfect everything!

Shirley Walton
Dr.
Great location and some good aspects to the accommodations. Everything was clean, well-kept, and bathroom was roomy and sparkling, plus plenty of towels, shampoo, etc. Bed-stead has strange recessed lights that we could not turn off, so it was difficult to get the room completely dark to sleep (I recommend bringing sleep mask). Kitchen is set up well if you wish to cook while there--but oddly, there is no proper table to eat at. Only a tiny bistro table with two tall stools -- and most of the tiny table taken up with a basket of snacks and supplies, so you couldn't really eat at that table, nor do any work (we often work when in the city, and so like places where if there is no desk, there is at least a table and comfy chairs). We didn't cook but I appreciated the coffee machine, though even there, the coffee pods were for a 1 cup machine, though the coffee maker was larger and required larger pods. luckily I had brought my own coffee and a filter that I could adapt to the coffee maker. Door lock and unlock was through a punch-in code--directions said to punch code to re-lock the door, but that never worked, so I had to wait a minute or two at the door after leaving, until it automatically re-locked itself. Finally, the name of this accommodation is confusing since although it has "Rittenhouse" in it, the actual address is NOT on Rittenhouse; we wandered around a bit before rechecking our text to see that the address is actually on a different street. So--if you bring your own coffee and filter, plus eye mask, and don't expect to eat or do any work at a table, it's great!

Brandon Lacey
Working Professional
Perfect location and ez to access 24/7! Perfect for quick week or couple nights. The apt was fully furnished and the kitchen ready to use if u prefer to cook at home. Only thing to complain about was the hot water barely makes it for 2 people. Other then that... loved it!

Donald Transue
Mr.
TV did not work. Half the lights were burned out. Nice location. But overall a bit disappointed.