The Marlborough Residence

philadelphia, pennsylvania
4 bedroom - 3 bath
(2 reviews)
Travel dates:
$413 - $590 per night (USD)
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Perks for the Parents

This welcoming 4-bedroom home in Fishtown, Philadelphia, has a fun backyard with playset and warm cozy spaces, including a patio with grill. The multiple common spaces also include a parlor, dining area, and living room ideal for morning coffee, or wine and cheese in the evenings. There is plenty of space for kids to play and spread out, including the fenced-in backyard and a kid-friendly play space upstairs. The home is in a very walkable neighborhood with multiple parks and playgrounds, family-friendly restaurants, coffee shops, and other eateries. The residence is 4 blocks to the El offering access to the city’s main attractions including the Liberty Bell and National Constitution Center in minutes.

Why Kids Love it

This spacious home is great for kids - with a fenced back yard with climbing structure and slide, plus toys, books and games in the house and parks and playgrounds nearby, it works for all ages. There are 2 toy chests filled to the brim, plus an extensive library of kids books. Other baby supplies include a bumbo, jumparoo, activity cube, and an activity walker. An additional pack-and-play, a high chair, and a baby bath can be offered on request. It is a short walk to public transit to reach the city’s famous historic sites. There is a public library in the neighborhood, a children's boutique store that hosts puppet shows, sing-alongs, and story time, and multiple parks and playgrounds all within walking distance.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 2 days. Many weekends may be available for bookings for requests made 3 weeks or more in advance, please message the host to inquire. The house is baby/kid friendly with safety features (gates, locks on cabinets, and outlet plugs, as well as a baby monitor that has smartphone connection). A dog and a cat live at the property - the dog will travel with the owner while the cat will stay. She is indoor/outdoor, and does not require any attention (though she loves to be petted)! Car rental is not essential as the residence is in a highly walkable neighborhood; there is parking at the house.

About the Location

The residence is in Fishtown, Philadelphia, just steps from trendy, family friendly restaurants and coffee shops (Frankford Hall, La Colombe, and Johnny Brenda's, newly open Root Restaurant, Heffe Taco, and Igloo, an ice cream parlor). Fishtown is a central suburb, just to the northeast of downtown Philadelphia. It is a 15-minute drive to the airport, and the subway (Girard stop on the Market Frankford El) is 4 blocks away.

Accommodation Details

This 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom home has a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable common spaces, and large outdoor patio complete with a grill, and a play structure. The second floor has a queensize bedroom with adjacent nursery, perfect for parents with infants, plus a full bathroom with tub. The third floor has 2 bedrooms (1 queen, 1 full) and a new bathroom. The third bathroom is on the first floor off the kitchen; there is a queensize pull-out sofa bed in the parlor.

Style Notes

Vintage and modern. The house has vintage touches and a generally eclectic decor with modern touches mixing with older, more sentimental pieces. Big windows allow plenty of natural light. The house has 2 staircases, a front staircase and a butler’s stairwell leading from the open living room and kitchen to the second floor. We love the welcoming lounge with its yellow sofas, the historic feel and the family-friendly feel throughout.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 king
3 queen
1 sofa bed (double)
1 toddler bed
1 double air bed
1 air bed
sleeps 2
2 travel crib
emily s.
Member since May 11, 2016
Hi! My husband, Bryan, and I, along with our 9 year old, 6 year old, and 4 year old love to host travelling families at our home since we love to travel as well! Some of our favorite destinations so far have been Hawaii, Montreal, the Pacific NW and Portugal. We enjoy fine wine (and milk for our littles) and trying new foods. As a family, we are always up for checking out historical and cultural sites, as well as visiting museums and exploring the outdoors. We hope to host you on your latest adventure!

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2 reviews

Samantha P.
Visited in May 2023
Such easy going hosts- Emily was available via text during our stay- and made sure we had everything we needed to be comfortable! Neighborhood is perfect too, with lots of cute shops, great breakfast options etc. Our only complaint (haha) is that our stay was too short and we didn't have more time to explore how awesome Philly is! Highly recommend!
Morgan O.
Visited in August 2018
My family had an excellent stay at the Marlborough Residence! The location could not be better. Walking distance to parks, restaurants, coffee shops, whatever you need! The home is lovely and BIG. Five bedrooms with three FULL baths made the trip so easy. Not to mention all the awesome toys - it made packing so much easier knowing we were coming into a house fully equipped for kiddos. And even the kitchen was stocked! Thanks, Emily! You made our stay great and we can't wait to come back.