We know renting in Philadelphia isn't getting any easier (or cheaper). And we know penthouses fetch thousands in monthly rental fees — on top of steep homeowner association fees. But we wondered what the single-family home market looked like for rentals in town. These three homes prove luxury rentals aren't just for condos.
5420 Wynnefield Ave., Philadelphia
Monthly rent: $5,500
Tell me all about it: This five-bedroom Overbrook stunner has major curb appeal. Not only is the home's stone façade in perfect condition adjacent to multiple beautiful entryways, the property also includes a lovely trellis and a private pond. Inside, the home includes 4,000 square feet of living space with high-end finishes such as Brazilian hardwoods and custom shelving. Bonus: the master suite boasts its own private, spa-like bath.
223 Lemonte St., Philadelphia
Monthly rent: $3,500
Tell me all about it: This home is expected to be ready for renters by the end of August and will feature dual, en-suite master bedrooms, as well as two additional bedrooms and a giant roof deck. The listing also promises two months of free rent on a one-year lease or three months of free rent on a two-year lease, if secured before the completion date.
5846 Woodbine Ave., Philadelphia
Monthly rent: $4,400
Tell me all about it: This nearly 6,400-square-foot home is advertised as being student-friendly (which makes a lot of sense, given its size and its proximity to St. Joseph's University), but we have dreams of turning this into a family manse in Wynnefield. We love the large porch out front and the private quarters — two bedrooms and two bathrooms — available in the garage. The listing also notes that the owner takes care of cleaning, which sounds like a dream for families and students alike.