Center City Philly House for Rent. Modern Rehab. Best Neighborhood.

Here’s The Deal!

809 Fitzwater, Philadelphia, 19147.  $2,850/month.  1,800 Sq. Ft. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, finished basement.  Total rehab, all new systems, central air, modern design, zen feel, lots of storage.  We are a family of 5 traveling to Southeast Asia from September 2014 – June 2015 for sabbatical!  We’d prefer a 9 month lease, but we are open to a 12 month lease if needed.  We’d prefer to rent the house partially furnished.  We are located in THE BEST neighborhood in center city, Bella Vista, minutes walk from lots of awesomeness and conveniences (see “location” below).  Easy street parking.

This beautiful, newly renovated, modern, airy, city home can be yours!

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The Specs! *notes items that can be removed upon request

First floor: living, dining, kitchen

Great-room with large windows and glass doors for maximum natural light, *TV, *ipod dock stereo system, alarm system, modern farmhouse style dining table with two benches and extensions to seat up to 10 people, industrial rustic built-in closets with window seat offer plenty of coat/shoe storage and the perfect spot to read, leather sofa, wide-plank Scandinavian wood flooring, modern kitchen with ample storage, new stainless steel appliances, silestone countertops, double oven, microwave hidden in cabinet.  Access to backyard from kitchen.

Second floor: 2 bedrooms, bathroom, laundry

Both bedrooms have two very large windows and ample built-in closet/storage space, white walls, and white painted floors for a simple, peaceful feel. Smaller bedroom has a *toddler bed (crib shown).  Larger bedroom has *bunkbeds and an unfinished wood bookshelf.  Modern bathroom with deep, 6 ft tub/shower and ample storage.  Laundry room with high capacity washer and dryer.

Third floor: master suite

Master bedroom with new king size platform bed and memory foam mattress, *small chest of drawers, walk in closet, large windows, ceiling fan, white painted floors, cathedral ceiling with exposed beam, storage loft with antique ship’s ladder.  Modern master bathroom with large walk-in glass shower, floating sink, storage, and window.

Finished basement: 2 rooms and half bath

Front room with natural light, piano, sofa bed, half bath, *office/project table, and book shelves.  Back room with *drum set, *various electric instruments, and *small loveseat.


*Outdoor loveseat, *grill, covered bike/stroller storage, and  storage shed.  Access to a small, quiet alley street from the backyard makes pulling in and out with bikes easy and also adds a second exit/entrance option to house.

Location!  Location! Location!

In the heart of Bella Vista, The BEST neighborhood in Center City!  One of the top-rated public elementary schools, Meredith Elementary (K-8), is a few blocks away.

Also within blocks of: the outdoor Italian Market, numerous restaurants and shops in every direction, five parks/playgrounds, large food stores (Whole Foods), gyms, yoga studios, preschools, performing arts venues, movie theaters, coffee shops, classes and activities of every kind.

Easy walk to Pennsylvania Hospital and Jefferson Hospital.  Short ride (bike, subway, bus) to University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University and Temple University.

5 minute drive to all major highways.

The front of the house is on Fitzwater Street, a well-populated, safe, residential street.  The back of the house is on Mildred Street, a small, quaint alley street splashed with mosaic covered walls – a convenient place to unload groceries before you park and a great street for kids to play on.

Our Stuff:  

We will remove all items from closets, drawers and shelves.  Upon request, we can remove dishes, cookware, etc. from kitchen cabinets as well as any larger *items* above.  We’ll keep boxes of our things in a designated area of the basement and the 3rd floor storage loft.

Got Kids?  

We have a 3 year old girl, 6 year old boy, and 9 year old girl.  We’re happy to share toys, books, bikes, outdoor play equipment, stroller, art supplies, and instruments, just say the word.


We will arrange to have the house cleaned once a month by a cleaning service that we trust.  The cleaning is included in the rent.  Renters need to schedule the cleaning service to come at a convenient time for them.

Interested????  Of course you are.

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Thanks for looking.  Please pass it on.

Melissa and Tom

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