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Art Museum Mini Suite


Art Museum Mini Suite

2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 private bath
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

The space

We are in a large historic home in the Art Museum Area that has a separate small efficiency with private bath in the finished basement. There is a full-size Murphy bed and 1 twin size sleep sofa bed. Room includes refrigerator, microwave, tea kettle and tray tables with TV and wireless internet access included.The unit is accessed through the first floor of the house and down one flight of stairs(see picture)

If you need to store any bikes or gear, there is a large patio in the rear of the house on the first floor.

A 5-minute walk to the Parkway, Art Museum, Barnes Museum, Fairmount Park, and the Schuylkill River.Lively neighborhood with lots of restaurants, biking, rowing and running events on the river!One block from the bus stop and 4 blocks to subway.


Cable TV
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)


174 Reviews

Harrison User Profile
April 2015
Marcia is such a helpful and warm host that we felt extremely welcome in our first trip to Philadelphia. She gave us many tips on getting around the city, what we might be interested in, and where we could pop by for a good, hearty meal. Marcia's cat is also adorable and friendly…
Lam User Profile
December 2014
Marcia's location is pretty accessible. It is near the Eastern State Penitentiary, a tourist site. Marcia's studio is clean and cozy, just what we wanted. Marcia has been accommodating to our needs (allowed us to check in early). She has also been very helpful, giving us tips …
Jess User Profile
April 2013
Marcia is such a wonderful lady! Extremely nice and welcoming. The place itself is located at a very convenient and interesting neighborhood, full of art museums and parks. It was pretty cosy, clean and still felt really private. I went there with a friend of mine and we were try…
Cynthia User Profile
June 2018
Lovely basement apartment, fully outfitted and feels very much like home. Great location in the Fairmount area! The bathroom was really nice and there was shampoo and other bathroom necessities. Really appreciated thoughtful touches like chargers for travelers who may have forgot…
Julia User Profile
June 2018
Nice hosts, great location, and we really appreciated the use of the parking space
Stella User Profile
May 2018
Marcia and her sisters are most welcome and accommodating. Marcia provided early bag drop off and amazing local tips on special art tours that she thought I might be interested. I felt safe and comfort at the downstairs unit. My flight was not till late afternoon and she was nic…
Cody User Profile
May 2018
Marcia's place was just as listed. Street parking was pretty accesible. She is a great host with plenty of tips. I would stay here again!
Marcia User Profile
Response from Marcia:
Hope the weather didn’t take the wind out of your stay so you and your friends could enjoy a Philly.
May 2018

Hosted by Marcia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United StatesJoined in October 2010
Marcia User Profile
223 Reviews
One of 3 retired sisters who like to travel and have this beautiful big of us is always on the road staying in another Airbnb! Our vacancies are your lucky opportunity to experience Philadelphia from a very convenient location for all activities.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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