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Luxury Loft In Historic Old City In Downtown Philadelphia.

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

This is a fabulous, beautifully furnished upscale loft with modern, open design.

Picasso Loft is a spectacular, very spacious, unique light-infused space that is ideal for luxurious vacation or business stays, with a large desk for two and free wireless. It is ideal for visiting and cooking with friends while ensuring privacy as well.

Located in Old City Philadelphia, this fully furnished loft is over 2,000 square feet and offers the utmost luxury for the discerning traveler. Two bedrooms, each with a queen-size tempurpedic bed and private full bath and 100 ft. apart - ideal for business travelers to share. Bedrooms accommodate 2-4 people. A third queen sized bed is located in the TV area, thus not a private bedroom. Above 4 people, fee is an additional $25 per person per night.

Large open spaces perfect for relaxing, watching TV, cooking, working, entertaining. Top of line, fully stocked kitchen, Viking gas stove, double oven, 12 ft island with 6 barstools. Dining table seats 10. Free internet, 52” HDTV with DVD, central air, washer and dryer, and hair dryers in both bathrooms. Sheets and towels provided of course!

Steps from well-lit, monitored parking lot(s) charging $18 to $25 per 24 hrs, and many historical sites-Independence Hall, Independence Hall Visitors Center, Constitution Museum, Betsy Ross House, the Liberty Bell, Ben Franklin Museum, house and grave, National Museum of Jewish American History, Liberty Museum-all one block away. There is easy access to the new Barnes Museum by subway, bus or taxi.

There are dozens of restaurants within walking distance, many BYOBs that are fabulous. One block to subway or bus; easy access to Convention Center, train station and airport. No smoking, no pets or damage deposit forfeited. A welcome letter, restaurant list, and historical sites information letter are sent to guests once they book. A large WELCOME book, restaurant menus and many guidebooks available inside the loft.

Our residential condo building prohibits loud noise after 9pm and large parties of any kind. Renters would be heavily fined.

More Details

Stacey FitzSimmons
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2018

About Stacey FitzSimmons

Public health researcher; Stanford University grad, chef and former caterer, marathon runner and baseball lover.

Stacey FitzSimmons purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Stacey FitzSimmons chose Center City

My 95 year old parents live in Philly and I love to stay in Picasso loft when I do errands for them every month.

What makes this apartment unique

This is a fantastic part of Philadelphia, a much underestimated city with a superb restaurant scene, great museums and wonderful history. The small, walkable streets in this neighborhood are filled with art galleries and interesting shopping. Very nearby public transportation gets you anywhere you want to go.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation apartment rental in Center City, Pennsylvania

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • If evidence of smoking, entire damage deposit forfeited. For any cancellation, a $50 administrative fee applied.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • Master bathroom has a large hot soak bathtub, large shower and two sinks.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , tempurpedic mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • kayaking
Nearby Metro/subway called SEPTA makes attending baseball or football games so easy, no parking nightmares. Also the Septa will take you to all nearby universities-Temple, U of Penn, and anywhere in the city. Many buses and taxis very convenient.


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Luxury Loft In Historic Old City In Downtown Philadelphia.
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 35 reviews

Perfect place

  • 5 of 5

This loft is beautiful and perfectly located. Stacey and Jack could not have been more accommodating hosts. My highest recommendation.

  • Submitted: 16-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely stay!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, huge space, perfect for our weekend stay in Philadelphia. There is so much sunlight it kept us warm during the frigid days, and the neighborhood is so quaint and lovely to walk around. Extremely comfortable!

  • Submitted: 15-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic home in an equally fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

Our family hails from Philadelphia and typical of "townies" we rarely went to see the historic sites. Staying in Picasso Loft over the holidays, with plenty of leisure time, offered us the opportunity to take in this amazing historic city, all within easy walking distance.

From the Liberty Bell to the pop up ice rink winter wonderland, we had a blast.

The loft is indeed spacious, and incredibly well equipped to make yourself at home. There was really nothing we lacked. Great hosts, with equally great communication. Thank you Stacey!

  • Submitted: 27-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The location, the loft, the amenities within the loft, the information left by the owners - terrific

  • 5 of 5

We are two grandparents, a mother and two teenage grandchildren. Everything exceeded our already high expectations. We want to come back. The loft accommodated us perfectly. The location is perfect for walking to the historical sites we wanted to take in. And easy for getting to other areas of fascinating Philadelphia. We enjoyed walking to local restaurants. Every morning the grandfather purchased pastries and bagels from a local bakery. Grocery shopping was just two blocks away. The Picasso loft. Wonderful and surprising, so I won't give away the surprise. And south facing, so warm sunshine during the day for our Thanksgiving 4 day stay. The kitchen is well stocked, and lots of cooking pots and dining dishes, glasses, bowls etc. Nice dining room table for eating and for board and card games. Superlatives. 5 stars from each of us

  • Submitted: 7-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I am a very frequent traveler to Philadelphia as I live in New Jersey. I recently stayed at this place, and I cannot say enough good things about it. First off, you're in the perfect place for everything Philadelphia. Bar Hopping, more coffee shops than you can honestly try, and salsa dancing at Cuba Libre a block away. If you're into history, look no further because you're in old city with Betsy Ross House and Independence Hall literally around the corner. Foodie? Oh my god, the gnocchi at Fork restaurant....seriously...unbelievable.

And that's everything you could learn online, and in the welcome book. In addition the view, and space is a rare feature you won't find in the city too often, especially for the price.

The reason I decided to write a review is there are plenty of places to stay while in Philadelphia, but the reason to choose this place is the unbelievable hospitality from Stacey and her husband. Not only did she help me plan a surprise engagement for my NOW fiancee, but she gave me ideas as she knows the property well. Between Stacey and the cleaning manager, Renee, they picked up flowers, wine, champagne, and decorated the apartment to surprise my girlfriend upon arriving. I've used Homeaway and AirBnb numerous times in the past, but have never had as easy of time or a more accommodating host.

You owe it to yourself, your family, and your friends to come enjoy what Philadelphia has to offer, especially within walking distance of where you stay. But if you want to feel at home in a place with a spectacular host, this is by far the best place to be in the city. This place was beautiful, spacious, and serene and I can say I have absolutely no regrets about proposing within the loft and either does my fiancee :). I cannot wait to come back to this loft with more friends and family in the future, and I cannot thank Stacey and Renee enough for all they have done.

Plus there is an added bonus of saying you know there was an amazing proposal that happened in the loft you're staying at, so there's that too!


  • Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location in Old Town Philly

  • 5 of 5

This property is as pictured. In addition to the great location for sightseeing, the owner was very responsive and helpful. We enjoyed the loft, the suggested restaurants, and sights to see. We particularly appreciated not only having a list of restaurants, but the detailed information on each restaurant.

  • Submitted: 9-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Philadelphia International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
30 th St Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 95
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Atlantic City, NJ
Car: not necessary

Right in historic area of Philadelphia, within steps of Independence Hall, Betsy Ross House, Constitution Center, Penn's Landing and many more.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation apartment rental in Center City, Pennsylvania

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee C$128.85 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit C$644.25

Surcharge fee of $100 per stay for stay over federal holidays.
Damage deposit and additional fees will apply if any smoking or pets in loft which severely hurts us, as family members have severe asthma triggered by pets, smoking and dust.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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