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Bright, Stand-alone Fishtown - South Kensington Home

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Rates from USD $1050 | Monthly

House | Private Space | House Sitting Negotiable
Available Dates:
From February 1, 2024


Hi! I've got some spare space in my basement that is available for a temporary or long-term lodger. It comprises a bedroom, adjacent living or office space, and private bathroom. Although you'll have your own space, you are welcome to make yourself at home in the house. You'll be sharing a kitchen and living room with the owner (41 year old gay male), as well as an orange tabby cat called Hoagie. There is a small garden as well as a rooftop terrace that you are welcome to use. Washer and Dryer are in the basement, so I'll need to go down to use that, but otherwise your space will be private. There is street parking available. I am usually on campus during the day, but try to WFH one day a week. I will ask you to watch/feed the cat if I need to go away briefly. Location-wise, it doesn’t get better than this! Although Philly doesn’t have officially recognized neighborhood boundaries, the house is located at the confluence of Northern Liberties, Fishtown, and South (“Olde”) Kensington, with the main commercial orientation towards Girard St. and Frankford Ave (= many shops, restaurants, cafes, gyms etc). There’s a park across the street, and the neighbors are great. I’m within walking distance of Temple and Drexel, and Penn is one shot on the Market-Frankford Line. If you’re commuting to any of the suburban campuses, you could walk to Temple Station, or take the MFL to Jefferson Station (it takes 13 minutes, door-to-door), and hop on the Regional Rail there. Please reach out if you have any questions or are interested! Photos of the basement are unfurnished; for short term rentals I'm assuming that you will need furniture (which will be moved from another room), and am fine to do furnished or unfurnished for longer term rentals.

Private Space Offered




600 ft2

Suited For

Property Type

Comments: Bright basement suite (bedroom and adjacent living room/office space with private bathroom)


From February 1, 2024

Minimum Stay

1 Month | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: Dates are flexible. Bright private basement in owner-occupied house.


Private Space in a House in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Closest University

Temple University

Nearby Universities
University of Pennsylvania | Drexel University | Swarthmore College | Haverford College | Bryn Mawr College | Saint Joseph's University | Villanova University | Princeton University

South Kensington-Fishtown

Nearby Cities

Philadelphia | Princeton | Wilmington | Trenton

Comments: Close to Public Transportation (MFL, Temple RR station); great restaurants and city life nearby

Explore the Area


  • Off Campus
  • Walk to Campus
  • Bike to Campus
  • Urban
  • Writer's Sanctuary
  • Architectural Gem
  • Near Park
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Neighborhood School
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from USD $1050 Monthly | Negotiable

Utilities are included

A cleaning service is included

Comments: You're welcome to make yourself at home throughout the house. The private space for rent is in the basement (with big windows), but it does not have its own entrance or kitchen.


The home is suitable for young kids

Ask about bringing pets

Smoking is not allowed

A car is not available

Comments: 4 floors + rooftop = many stairs!

House Sitting

I may need help while I am away

I may need help with my pet(s)

1 cat, male orange Tabby called Hoagie

I may need help with mail and deliveries

Holding any mail that arrives for me

I may need help with plants or garden

Watering interior plants if I'm away

Comments: This isn't a house sitting situation, but I would ask you to feed the cat if I'm away.





High Speed Internet




Balcony or Patio


Dedicated Parking




Temperature Control

Air Conditioning


Security System











Comments: 5 min walk to Girard Station, all the shops and restaurants in Fishtown; across the street from recently renovated Hancock Park. NB: This is an LGTBQ and Cat home (1 cat, orange Tabby). Street parking is available (must have city permit, ~$35)


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