Your NICHE Room with 1 bath in University City | Unit 2E

UrHomeInPhilly

Studio - 1 Bathrooms
$97  / night  •  for 2 guests

Philadelphia, PA, United States

NICHE was born from the desire to create a beautiful space with flexible stays and housing in University City. If you’re in town for a visit, for a few months, or even a year, we have a room suited for you.

NICHE is a distinctive, historic property - no two rooms are the same. We offer truly custom accommodations. NICHE offers two types of units: The NICHE Rooms and The Custom Stay Studios.

The NICHE Rooms are ideal for shorter stays, with access to our beautiful lounge, for working or relaxing, and the private garden - they, of course include access to all property amenities.

Amenities:

TV
Cable TV
Air Conditioning
Heating
Kitchen
Stove
Washer
Dryer
Essentials

Map:

Interaction:

We are professional hosts with customized service at our core, which means we're here as much or as little as you prefer. If you don't need us, you won't see us, but never hesitate to ask for anything you do need.


Neighborhood:

Philadelphia is known for its history, art, prestigious universities and institutions. University City/West Philly is a true melting pot of food, culture, music and art. The area holds some of the cities most beloved parks, museums, restaurants and venues. At NICHE you’ll be in the midst of endless opportunities to explore what West Philly has to offer.

The area has a Walk Score of 97/100 - a “walker’s Paradise”. Moving around the city doesn’t necessarily require a car. There is a large parking garage 2 blocks from our front door to keep your car while you stay with us. NICHE is a two minute walk from Philadelphia’s main subway line (the Market Frankford Line) which will take you to the heart of center city in less than 5 minutes.

We are a 5 minute drive from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia or a 16-min walk. If you prefer cycle, you can do that in just 6 mins. We are also minutes from University of Pennsylvania’s campus.

Access:

You’ll have keyless access to your unit and all building entrances (front and rear) with a personalized key code that will be sent to you after booking.

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

House Policy Agreement will be sent to your email and needs to be signed prior to check-in.



Space:

The Custom Stay Studios are ideal for short or longer stays. They include access to all amenities - lounge, front porch outdoor seating, and the private garden. In the unit, you’ll find a queen-sized Tuft and Needle mattress with storage drawers beneath, a cafe table for dining or work with two chairs, a mini fridge, and a flat screen TV (WiFi, local channels, and house Netflix account included). In addition, The Studio’s offer more space as well as a small kitchen. The kitchen includes a mini fridge with freezer, upper and lower storage cabinets, stainless steel sink, ceramic glass surface electric cook top, and is fully equipped with cooking and dining essentials. Common laundry washer/dryers are located on the first floor for your convenience.

The NICHE Studios are units 1A, 1B, 2A, 3A, 3E - remember each of these units are unique.

Transit:

Uber, Lyft, Taxi, Septa. You name it you have it all.

- Philadelphia’s main subway line (the Market Frankford Line) - 2 blocks walk
- Philadelphia’s trolley lines - 4-6 blocks walk

Notes:

This is a no-party, no smoking, no pets allowed building. Please note that there are also no elevators in the building. A fully ADA compliant access paths available with chair lift, providing access to the first-floor rooms. The first-floor rooms include one fully ADA accessible unit (1B) and one semi-ADA accessible unit (1A). Please contact us for more information regarding these units and with any questions about accessibility.
"Newly listed homes available for discounted prices for a short time."
"There is still some construction going on in the building."
Please Note: There is a restaurant next door to the property that is undergoing renovations/construction, this means there may be noise from the construction, we wanted to make you aware of this before you made your reservation"

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 our House Policy Agreement that you need to sign electronically
 
Please be informed that we are unable to send your arrival instructions or allow entry until ALL 4 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. 

PLEASE NOTE: These buildings are of new construction and when built, they were built where the whole building has either all heat or all AC, the downside to this is during shoulder seasons, its likely that we will have both hot days and cold days, when this happens you may want heat, but not be able to obtain heat for example, in these cases we keep some heaters on standby for you. Just ask for them and we will deliver. 

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.


What guests are saying:

Airbnb user
Airbnb review
Very nice studio. Its cleanliness and minimalist style make the stay comfortable both physically and mentally. The location is perfect, shops and the university are just within walking distance. The staff is warm and the response is immediate.
Airbnb user
Airbnb review
It stated to provide 5-star service by charging 5-star hotel rate. Without charging that expensive rate, Steve said that they wouldn’t able to ‘maintain’ the standard of services. The fact is that it’s just a normal Airbnb with only 2 set of towels provided for 2 person stay of 3 nights, not willing to provide more nor change. A room with no extra mirror nor hook other than the small one that u can find inside the washroom. Coffee supply are some sort of random collection from McDonald’s, other restaurants. Very minimal and basic. Not value for money AT ALL.
Airbnb user
Airbnb review
Great place
Airbnb user
Airbnb review
Good accommodations for the price and location, in walking distance to numerous eateries. I was a little taken aback by being asked to sign a separate document of what must be 50 or more different items inside and outside of the building, agreeing to pay for damages should any be caused by me. Have never been asked that before by any other ABNB host. After speaking with Steve, he stated that there are CCTV cameras located throughout the shared spaces of the building in order to hold parties accountable for any damages. I understand the reasoning behind it, but cameras were not noted in the listing at the time of booking…only certain noise monitoring devices. Additionally no shampoo, hand soap or iron/board were available during our first night. Had to reach out to Steve and ask for the items to be delivered. Also believed there to be no wash-cloth, but later found it to be located under the fitted sheet of the bed (likely stuck to after drying. Though secure, the locking mechanism to the building and room door was ‘shaky’ and not properly installed. Overall the response from Steve was quick and made every effort to remedy the situation which is much appreciated. However this doesn’t excuse the fact that many items were overlooked by their on-site personnel which made for a number of inconveniences. This was especially concerning after being asked to sign a document to pay for items lost or damaged, yet those very items (listed in the amenities) are not in the room upon arrival. I would recommend with caution…though more affordable than other accommodations, the fear of mistakenly damaging an item or getting something on the sheets may not be worth it and may get in the way of what should be a relaxing getaway.
Airbnb user
Airbnb review
Good place, good location
Airbnb user
Airbnb review
Great place great location
Jeahna Kertzman
Niche Review
I loved the decor of the room and the thoughtful note and granola bars left. I can only give two stars as our shower didn’t get hot. It only got to about a like warm temp after waiting more than 5 minutes and I was freezing when I got out of the shower. Also, whoever was above our room was very noisy and I was unable to sleep due to the stomping and moving of furniture throughout the middle of the night. The bed was not as comfortable as a standard hotel. Maybe a pillow top comforter on top of the mattress would help.

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