Easy access: Philadelphia & Airport
Hosted by Susan
Susan is the host.Susan is a superhost.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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A comfortable room for two in a lovely 1905 mission-style house. A short walk to the Swarthmore College campus or the train to Philadelphia and the airport. Queen bed with private bathroom, with central air and wifi. Includes continental breakfast.

The space

Charming private room for two in a quiet, tree-lined neighborhood, surrounded by nature. Enjoy a continental breakfast in the fully landscaped rear garden or on the 2nd floor porch that puts you at eye-level with the birds and the tallest beech trees in town.

Conveniently located near Philadelphia Airport: a short walk (3 blocks or so) gets you to the train into the City. Stroll around the Swarthmore College campus, a nationally recognized arboretum. If you like, we can arrange pick-up and drop-off at the Airport, which is a 12 minute drive away.

We have two small, friendly well-behaved dogs who are kept out of your room (though they love new people), and who can be kept entirely out of your way if you'd rather.

Guest access

Guests have their own 2nd floor private bedroom and bathroom, with access to the living room and dining room on the 1st floor, the rear garden and the 2nd floor porch. There is no access to the kitchen, except for food storage, (but we have been known to prepare a light supper for late-arriving travelers).

Interaction with guests

We’re both seasoned travelers, and know that at the end of the day you want peace and comfort without a lot of hassle, so we’re here to help —Swarthmore and Philadelphia are fascinating places that prompt lots of questions— but for the most part, you can expect us to give you your space even though we’ll be home during your stay. If you’d like breakfast, we’ll happily serve you as though you were alone in a private hotel, or accept your invitation to have a cup of coffee and a conversation.

Other things to note

Happy to offer details of getting around/directions/ideas for things to do in the area. If you are a zipcar member, there are two about a five minute walk on the College campus.


Amenities
Free parking on premises
Internet
Wireless Internet

Prices
Extra people No Charge
Weekly Discount: 12%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check out by 11AM

I hope you behave as you would in your own house, or as you'd wish I would behave in your house. No smoking indoors.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs
Pet(s) live on property - 2 small-medium dogs. Not allowed in guest room, but may be in the other areas when guests are present, though not during breakfast.

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

Availability
1 night minimum stay

141 Reviews

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Kenneth User Profile
October 2017
Clean comfortable room in charming arts and crafts house. Great location. Short walk to Swarthmore College, SEPTA commuter rail station and the Ville. On a beautiful tree lined residential street. Susan was most accommodating in arranging our check in. Airbnb at its best!

Melanie User Profile
October 2017
Perfect location for visiting Swarthmore College. Everything was very comfortable.

Sarah User Profile
October 2017
Susan’s house is perfect. It’s a beautiful home in a wonderful walkable neighborhood. When we pulled up with our lyft driver, he was incredulous that this was really an Airbnb place. The room was lovely with nice extra touches. The bathroom looked like it came from architectural digest. The mattress was awesome. Breakfast was lovely - hot croissants, an assortment of locally sourced jellies and honey, yogurt, fresh fruit. All in all I felt like a pampered guest in a luxury hotel. Susan and her husband are interesting people who are wonderfully warm and welcoming. We walked to many cute shops in the swarthmore area and it was a quick lyft ride anywhere else we wanted to go. Our best Airbnb experience yet.

Tim User Profile
October 2017
Very beautifully appoint room , count mfortable queen bed in very nice house in residential neighborhood, just steps from the main part of Swarthmore and the college itself. Very pleasant, friendly, and accommodating. Highly recommended

Susan User Profile
October 2017
I love staying with Susan when we visit Swarthmore; it's close, comfortable, clean, breakfast is wonderful, and they're charming, friendly hosts.

Carla User Profile
September 2017
Fabulous place to stay. My son and I were treated as if we were family. It was so lovely to have everything we needed so close. Rob and Susan were great hosts.

Mary User Profile
September 2017
Wow, Susan and her delightful house exceeded all expectations! We appreciated many thoughtful extras -- like a fresh pitcher of filtered drinking water in the bedroom, luxurious bathrobes, a gorgeous newly remodeled bathroom with fabulous shower, and the most delightful breakfast imaginable. I cannot recommend Susan's place highly enough!
Susan User ProfileSusan is a superhost.
Response from Susan:
Thanks Mary!
September 2017

Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, United StatesJoined in August 2014
Susan User ProfileSusan is a superhost.

I am a costume designer, project manager, singer, wife and parent. I love to travel - have many places on my list, but because of family, have spent the most time in London. I hope to get everywhere at some point, and have endless curiosity about the world. Look forward to meeting you!

Languages: Deutsch, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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