Home Exchange / House Swap or House to Share

Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19143 United States of America

Listing # 138487

Rates From USD 900 Monthly
Academic Verified
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Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2020

Spacious Victorian close to UPenn, CHOP,University of Sciences

My family and I own this 3 bedroom home and we would like to share or exchange it with you.
The first floor is fully-furnished (living room, dining room, kitchen, half bath) plus washer and dryer in the basement. on 2nd floor there is a full bath and 3 bedrooms. The house also has a front porch and a backyard.

SHARE- the largest bedroom (with a double bed and a daybed).
Technically you will be sharing the house with one of the owners and a very considerate dog, however there may be periods when you will be the sole occupant of the house. This is a great option for graduate students, international students and visiting academics.

EXCHANGE option - full house
Use Our home as the home base to explore New York in 2h and Washington DC in 2-3 h by train or bus. New Jersey/East coast beaches and the Pennsylvania Amish country are within 1-2 hour drive. There are also 36 gardens within Philly or close by, including Longwood Gardens and Bartram’s Garden. We are happy to share a list of our favorite day trips with you.

The home is on a tree-lined block in University City district at 10 min with 34th trolley to University of Pennsylvania, Drexel, University of the Sciences and CHOP and 20 min to Center City. Trolley (Cedar Park and Baltimore ave) at 3 min walk. Nearby are many eclectic shops, international restaurants, coffee shops and grocery shops ( Mariposa Food Coop, Dock Street Brewery, and Cedar Park Diner) Stroll the architecturally distinct neighborhood defined by its late Victorian style architecture, with porches, front gardens and mature trees and green spaces, like Cedar Park, Clark Park, and the Woodlands. Cedar Park and Clark Park hosts cultural events and a farmers’ market. Here you can find Shakespeare in the Park, jazz and hip hop, chess and petanque players, playground for children, people walking their dogs, or just people enjoying the sun.

The 34 SEPTA trolley runs on Baltimore Avenue, and has bike lanes for easy access to universities and Center City with all its historic, cultural and culinary offerings . Free street parking is available in front of the house.
Airports: Philadelphia Airport ( 20 min) and Newark/New York Airport ( 1.5h).


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
1500 Sq. Feet
Suited for
6 people
Property Type


Available from Friday, May 1, 2020 onward
Minimum Stay
1 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
flexible arrangements for sabbatical rental and exchanges
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Philadelphia
Postal Code - State or Province 19143 PA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords University City, Cedar Park
Closest University University of Pennsylvania
University nearby University of the Sciences, Drexel University,

Home Exchange:

We are open to a home swap with any destination!

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1: Paris


Neighborhood Keywords
Open to all France proposals - (system does not allow mapping the country)

Dates Wanted:
Wanted from Friday, May 1, 2020 until Open

Rental Price:

USD 900 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
Full house rental possible for $2,000/mo
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Architectural Gem
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Historical Home
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Stairs
  • Security System or Doorman
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other:


Kid Friendly

Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

Perform Housesitting Duties?:


About Member

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Member Since Feb 17 2020
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About Me
I am a University of Pennsylvania alumni currently affiliated with the Water Center at UPenn, in addition to my full time public service position. Our family loves traveling, reading, eating, visiting exhibitions and museum, taking pictures of nature or just grabbing a coffee/drink in the neighborhood. We love sea, mountain, city, or any interesting places and good conversation. In case of reciprocal exchanges our very considerate dog may be at home, and will gladly look after your pet.

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