BR 1: hardwood floorsBR 1: large closets
bright, private 1 BR
Hosted by Carol
Carol is the host.Carol is a superhost.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Tranquil setting 2 blocks from Swarthmore College and short walk to regional rail. Enjoy a private bedroom and full bath, with access to common room and large screen TV on our newly built 2nd floor. Laundry, kitchen privileges, outdoor space.

The space

You'll have your own private room and full bath, with access to common room and TV on our second floor, newly built, light and spacious.

Guest access

Second floor privacy is accomplished with a pocket door at the foot of the staircase. You'll also have use of the first floor kitchen, porch, yard, and laundry if you'd like them.

Interaction with guests

We're longtime residents of the town and will accommodate your preferences. We're happy to help with details of the Philadelphia area to help you enjoy and make the most of your stay.

Other things to note


Free parking on premises
Laptop friendly workspace

Extra people No Charge
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules

We welcome you and ask for no smoking.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

27 Reviews

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Daya User Profile
October 2017
Carol and Gordon were absolutely wonderful hosts. They were really friendly and willing to accommodate us in every way possible. We were also able to use their kitchen space to make breakfast. The place was just as pictured and the amenities were great! Definitely would recommend!

Greg User Profile
September 2017
Carol and Gordon's house is in a very scenic and relaxing part of Swarthmore. The house is a short walk from Swarthmore College's campus and the regional rail line to Philadelphia, which makes it convenient to hit the major attractions in the area. The room we stayed in was very nice and clean and they even had a 4K TV for us to use in the common area. The resolution was so high that it made watching the West Wing look like it was filmed as a soap opera. One of the nicest parts of our trip was that before we left, Carol and Gordon offered to make us breakfast in the morning. It was great to talk with them and just to relax in the morning before heading back home. I would definitely recommend their home to anyone who might want to visit Swarthmore.

Pauline User Profile
September 2017
This is a fabulous Airbnb. You have the whole upstairs to yourself, which includes a very spacious bedroom, a private bathroom, and a sitting area. Everything is clean and comfortable. It is in a nice residential neighborhood within walking distance to Swarthmore College. Carol is a lovely host. She made us muffins in the morning and we enjoyed getting to know her. Everything was great.

Debra User Profile
August 2017
Carol and Gordon are the best hosts imaginable. So warm and hospitable. The room and bathroom are spotless. The bedroom is so open and airy with beautiful views of lush foliage and trees. Very quiet and private. The walk to the college is easy and peaceful, aside from being so close! All thumbs up--I would book this place every visit without hesitation!

Everett User Profile
July 2017
The living space is as described: A bedroom, bathroom, and sitting area in the recently-added second floor of a house very close to Swarthmore College and to a SEPTA rail station. The rooms were clean, spacious, and comfortable, and the bedroom had a good space for working. Carol and her husband were friendly and considerate, and had coffee (and sometimes breakfast food) waiting in the kitchen when I came downstairs in the morning. They were happy to chat with me, but also gave me plenty of privacy when I came home after long days out. The house is in a nice quiet street in a great location. Highly recommended if you are visiting Swarthmore College or if you want a quiet place close to a rail line to Philadelphia.

Kimberly User Profile
July 2017
My stay at Carol's was wonderful! The house is located in a charming neighborhood in Swarthmore, just a short walk from the train station and practically on campus. The room was very spacious and comfortable. Their dog Sadie was really sweet and friendly. Overall, a great stay and I would recommend Carol's place for any visits to the area!

Jehan User Profile
June 2017
Carol and Gordon were the best hosts I could ask for. I stayed in Swarthmore for three nights to play in a local tennis tournament happening at the college. Both Carol and Gordon were excellent and so accommodating. They did everything for me to make sure I was okay and enjoyed my stay. Their home is in an excellent location and very nice neighborhood. The room was spacious, clean, and comforting. Everything about the house was great and made me feel like I was at home. My stay with them was fun and eventful. They allowed me to walk their lovely dog, Sadie, and enjoy fantastic meals with them. I was sad to leave so soon and hope that I can see them again one day.

Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, United StatesJoined in April 2015
Carol User ProfileCarol is a superhost.

My husband and I are working professionals and empty nesters with two sons in college. Our proximity to Swarthmore College and other schools makes our house ideal for college visits. We're just blocks from the train and convenient to the city of Philadelphia as well as to the suburbs. We're happy to help you enjoy your stay whether it's for a night or a week.

Please let us know if you’d like more information.
Best wishes,
Carol and Gordon

Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

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