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The Foreman House ~ Den of Antiquity
Hosted by Bill & Shawne
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2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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A quiet hideaway on two floors of The Foreman House. Built in the 1830’s, the property is a Class 1 Historic Site and formerly part of The Leiper Estate, "Avondale" circa 1785, nestled in a valley on the banks of Crum Creek in Wallingford, PA.

The space

A quiet hideaway on two floors of The Foreman House. Built in the 1830’s, the property is a Class 1 Historic Site and formerly part of The Leiper Estate, "Avondale" circa 1785, nestled in a valley on the banks of Crum Creek in Wallingford, PA.

Please understand that we prefer multiple night stays vs single nights. We have made exceptions on occasion, but prefer multiple nights or a two-night stay minimum.

Ideal for a romantic getaway, or to visit the many historic and cultural sites in the area, or for visiting college students or parents. Visiting professors and medical students performing residencies at area hospitals will find an ideal, quiet retreat to study or simply unwind and rest.

Beautiful, original wide plank hardwood floors warm your private, two level space.

The lower level on the second floor of The Foreman House is one open space including a recently-renovated, full kitchen, dining and living area with a quaint, cast-iron gas stove.

The upper level on the third floor is one open space that includes a beautifully furnished, romantic bedroom with quaint, cast-iron gas stove, and a vintage-modernized full bath and soaking tub.

Relax in the modern adirondack chairs on your private deck overlooking the spring-fed waterfall and brook, or walk the beautifully-landscaped and secluded grounds, footbridge, and paths, surrounded on two sides by Springhaven Country Club and the other by Avondale Road and Crum Creek. Walk down Avondale Road along Crum Creek to the creekside park on The Leiper Estate, and visit the The Thomas Leiper House and museum, circa 1785.

The Den of Antiquity offers old world charm and new, modern amenities with a sense of seclusion near Philadelphia International Airport, Swarthmore and its renowned College, Media, Springfield, as well as minutes away from shopping and dining in nearly every direction. The Septa Bus line is a convenient fifty yard walk away, and the Wallingford Station on the Septa Media-Elwyn Rail Line, as well as Swarthmore Station just a few bus stops, and minutes away.

The first floor of The Foreman House and the attached Studio are offices occupied by a design firm from Mondays through Fridays, and are rarely occupied on weekends.

Guest access

Parking is in the rear of the building, from which you cross the footbridge.
The entrance is on the second floor, just up the steps on the deck.
The keys are in a lock box. The code for your stay will be provided prior to your arrival.
The apartment will be cleaned and prepped for your stay.
The bed will be made up with fresh linens and there are plenty of clean towels too.
The kitchen is fully equipped with appliances and dishes, silverware, etc. But there is no dishwasher nor washer and dryer.
WiFi access is provided as well.
Basic cable is provided including a flat screen HDTV.

Interaction with guests

We have limited if any direct interaction with our guests. The apartment has its own entry with a key lockbox for your convenience. We welcome guests to contact us via text, email or call if needed.

Other things to note

Check in is at 4pm.
Check out is at 11am.
(As is typical with hotel stays)
We may be able to accommodate an earlier arrival or later departure - if there are no concerns with other guests’ reservations.


Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.

Amenities
Free parking on premises
Internet
Kitchen
Wireless Internet

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

Our property is limited to those who are listed and approved as staying on premises. Additional guests and parties are not allowed without prior consent. Pets are prohibited without prior consent. Smoking is strictly prohibited.


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Gailyn User Profile
October 2017
The Den of Antiquity is a perfect, private spot for an individual or couple. It provides privacy with a great location for Delaware County and Philly.
Bill & Shawne User ProfileBill & Shawne is a superhost.
Response from Bill & Shawne:
Thanks Gailyn! So glad to have you return again, and that you enjoyed your stay!
October 2017

Laura User Profile
October 2017
Great apartment and a great location close to Swarthmore. The hosts were excellent communicators and we would definitely stay there again.
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Response from Bill & Shawne:
Thank you Laura!
October 2017

Donna User Profile
October 2017
This home was just perfect for our week long stay to attend a wedding and visit with friends. The location was ideal for all of our activities and is close to the Town of Swarthmore , the train and the airport. Bill and Shawnee were excellent hosts and very responsive to all of our needs. The Den of Antiquity is tucked away in a quite spot surrounded by trees, ferns and lush bamboo. You cross over the creek from the driveway to the house by a small footbridge. If you arrive at night as we did be sure to let them know so they will leave the lights on. The decor is very simple- rustic farmhouse with contemporary touches. It's very charming and comfortable and well equipped. It's quite and peaceful and we were so content we extended our stay. We look forward to coming back.

Stephanie User Profile
September 2017
My stay at Bill and Shawne's home was incredible. The place was pristine and beautifully decorated. I wanted a place that was quiet (I'm a grad student) and relaxing, and that's exactly what I got. It's cozy, inviting, and only a 5-minute drive from the town of Media. Bill and Shawne were fantastic hosts--I will definitely try and rebook in the near future!
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Response from Bill & Shawne:
Thank you Steph, and we're so glad you enjoyed your stay!
September 2017

Larissa User Profile
September 2017
The house served as a wonderful refuge for our weekend philly trip. Nestled in a lush forest pocket, it was quiet, clean, and lovely. Spent much time luxuriating in the tub. The kitchen was well stocked with pots, utensils, and spices. If you are looking for a serene retreat just outside philadelphia then definitely stay at Bill's home.
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Response from Bill & Shawne:
Thank you Larissa, and so glad you enjoyed your stay!
September 2017

Anne User Profile
August 2017
The stay was enjoyable. House was very unique.

Benjamin User Profile
August 2017
Wonderful place. Highly recommended.

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Bill & Shawne User ProfileBill & Shawne is a superhost.
Beer & wine lovers. Foodies. Aspiring travelers. Proud owners of an office/studio in a historic property w/ charming apartment, and a beach house flat in OCNJ both for rent - and a perfectly simple lil primary home, not for rent.
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Response time: within a few hours

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