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Lafayette Hill Pennsylvania 19444 United States of America

Listing # 122451

Rates From USD 2600 Monthly
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Last Updated: Monday, April 1, 2019

Gorgeous 1850s farmhouse -- excellent schools, great location, close to the city

Our house was built in 1850 and has tons of charm. Our ground floor underwent a major renovation in fall 2018. This means you will get the benefit of a gorgeous new high-end, eat-in kitchen with new appliances (including a 36" Bluestar gas range & SubZero refrigerator), pantry, and powder room. Also on the ground floor is a light-filled sun room, a living room, & a cozy sitting room with working wood fireplace and leather club chairs (magical in winter when the snow falls). Our second floor consists of a large master bedroom with walk-in closet, full bath (with both shower and large bathtub), child's bedroom with built-in window seat, and spacious study. The top floor includes another charming window seat, play room, bedroom with two twin beds, and full bath. Our backyard is fully fenced, with a New England-style storage shed, flagstone patio, Weber grill, and sturdy play structure. The street is a quiet and friendly cul-de-sac with only a few houses.

Colonial School District is outstanding – one of the top 10 in the state. We are within easy walking distance of a small but excellent supermarket, post office, several pubs, as well as Italian, Indian, and Persian restaurants. We are two miles from the Philadelphia neighborhood of Chestnut Hill, a National Register Historic District with cobble stone streets and many charming, independent shops & restaurants. We are also a 15-20 minute drive from King of Prussia mall, the largest shopping mall in the U.S.

Perhaps the best part of our location (we think) is our proximity to the outdoors. We are less than 5 minutes from Morris Arboretum -– a 92-acre Victorian landscape garden –- and from Wissahickon Valley Park, with its 50+ miles of trails used by walkers, bikers, hikers, horseback riders, and -– in winter –- cross-country skiers and even dog sledders! Nearby Miles Park has an excellent playground.

Finally, we are in close proximity to three different train stations, all of which go to Center City Philadelphia and then on to the area's many colleges (Penn, Drexel, Temple, etc.).

In addition, our car may be available for you to use. Please ask us.

Further photos can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mvtea/albums


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
2600 Sq. Feet
Suited for
5 people
Property Type


Available from Monday, July 1, 2019 until Saturday, August 15, 2020
Minimum Stay
9 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Ideally we'd like to rent our home for at least a full academic year.
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Lafayette Hill
Postal Code - State or Province 19444 PA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords
Closest University Villanova, Bryn Mawr, Haverford
University nearby Penn, Temple, Drexel, St Joseph's, Thomas Jefferson

Rental Price:

USD 2600 Monthly

Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Near Restaurants
  • Sub Urban Environment
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Long Term
  • Architectural Gem
  • Historical Home


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


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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I teach computer science at Bryn Mawr College, a women's college in suburban Philadelphia.

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