About the Homestay
Great South Philly location!
Typical small South Philly Row home lovingly renovated and updated for us to enjoy.
I have a small upstairs guest room with a twin- sized sleeper sofa. Room is near shared Hall Bathroom, and has closet, drawer space, and window overlooking deck. Best for one person staying one week or less.
The Basement dorm offers a double-sized futon and two extra twin airbrds, plus TV, microwave, table and chairs, and a private half bathroom. The basement is a traditional “unfinished” South Philly basement - meaning it has a low ceiling with exposed pipes. The laundry, mechanicals, and homeowner storage are there too, but it is still a spacious room....and quite private. This room works well for two or three adults or two adults and a child. Guests will use shared bathroom on second floor for showering. This large room is best for more than one person or for one person staying for a week or more. It is ideal for students on a budget.
The living room/dining room, back garden, laundry* and kitchen (plus kitchen equipment, plates, and utensils) are also available for your use during your stay with me. Just clean up after use. Thanks!
Self serve breakfast snacks will be provided if requested ahead of time @ $5 per morning, but you can always make your own coffee or tea and use kitchen toaster, refrigerator, and stove to fix your own at no extra charge, and there are numerous breakfast and brunch restaurants nearby, as well as grocery stores.
*Please do only one load of laundry per week. Additional usage will be charged @ $5 per load.
No smoking, please.
And it goes without saying I won't permit drinking, drugs or parties in my house!
- Non Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
My house is in South Philadelphia near restaurants and shopping in famous Passyunk Square. You’ll find everything from the Philadelphia’s CHEESESTEAK empire, to five star celebrity chef restaurants within a few blocks. Walk to Center City in less than 25 minutes, or take the convenient bus or subway around town.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Sports arena
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
You're welcome to use the house as if it's your own, just be neat, quiet, and don't stay out too late. LOL.
I HAVE A DOG, so be wary if you have allergies or if you are afraid of animals!
Smoking is not allowed.
Felt at home at Mary Jo's place.. the place is clean and quiet. Stayed there for 28 days and Mary is always there to answer all my queries. It's highly recommended! Thanks Mary for all the help!
The basement was very unusual, clean and Mary Jo was lovely. The only concern was the fact you could hear everything we were saying as the floor was above. Thank u for the stay.
On the website it says it can accomodate 3 guests n she have three beds but in reality she gave me only one small sofa bed... there was no air conditioner in the room. The room was so small i wasn't even able to open door completely because of bed. And she asked me how many times u will take shower. Lol so cheap.
Great place, center of Town. Good public transportation. Wonderful host.
Mary Jo est vraiment très gentille, très bon acceuil, ouverte à la conversation. La petite terrasse est très sympa et la maison est très propre. Je recommande.
The host was very friendly and helpful. Very kind and also had provided me with everything that I needed. I could use the kitchen, she had some little snacks on the table which was really nice. And was able to come and go when I pleased. Only thing the A/C was a bit loud, but when I turned it off it was fine. I would definitely recommend this host.
The upstairs room is really convenient for solo travelers and the house is very clean. I got warm welcome from Mary jo and her dog Stella. I couldn't talk much with Mary jo during my stay as I was spending most of the day time outside to roam around the city, however I did get a chance to chat with her for 30 mins before leaving. She is very kind...
Mary Jo was amazing. A great conversationalist. Comfy bed. Plenty of good advice on where to eat and what to visit and explore. Let me use her washer and dryer to do some laundry. And drove me to the bus station when it was time to leave. Had a cute playful adorable dog too (Stella). Went aboveboard and beyond
Everything was perfect. Mary Jo is a caring person, helped me in whatever I needed, home in a prime location with subway close and close to downtown, cafes and restaurants near the residence. I recommend the homestay.
It’s good to keep full photo including the height of the room
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 250 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
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