Cozy Reading Retreat w/ Comm. Patio by The Pagoda!

Property ID: 429389ReadingPAUS
Sleeps 52 BR1 BA


Escape the bustle of city life and retreat to the charms of Reading! This 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom vacation rental apartment boasts free WiFi, 3 flat-screen TVs, an electric fireplace, and free off-street parking so you can enjoy your stay in style. City Park awaits within walking distance, while The Pagoda is just over 1 mile away for easy access! Unwind on the community patio after a live show or sports game at the Santander Performing Arts Center or Arena, or the FirstEnergy Stadium!


  • Kitchen
  • Central Heating
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Free Parking
  • Central Air Conditioning


Location Details

You'll be only 0.3 miles from City Park, putting you within minutes of the paved walkways, basketball courts, tennis courts and playground! In the summer, you can easily walk over to one of the concerts performed in the City Park Bandshell.

When you're getting hungry, feel free to take a quick 3-block stroll over to the homeowner's family-owned restaurant, Franklyn's Breakfast Burgers and Shakes, for some delicious comfort food!

See Reading from a new perspective at The Pagoda where it rests at the summit of Mount Reading. Learn about the historic structure and stop for a bite to eat in the cafe before heading back down. More about local history awaits at the Reading Public Museum located 2 miles away in Wyomissing, which is also the childhood home of Taylor Swift!

Other Reading attractions include GoggleWorks Center for the Arts and the Santander Performing Arts Center! Sports fans can watch semi-pro hockey games at the Santander Arena and minor league baseball at the FirstEnergy Stadium!


13 reviews
  • Needs extensive repairs to ceiling / concerns about failing ceiling paint


    Franklin the owner was very kind and understanding. Unfortunately, the building is in a state of disrepair, there appeared to be an active leak in the ceiling and I could only bring myself to stay one night, despite having booked a week-long stay. I had to scramble for another place. (very stressful with kids) because I woke up after the first night with bits of the ceiling material stuck to my forearm. The building is VERY old so I was concerned given the age of the building that the materials in the ceiling could be hazardous to my / children's health. Upon check - the maid greeted us; they were very nice but had obviously been smoking in the unit because it smelled strongly of cigarettes. I was also not too impressed with the kitchen situation. Very few cooking options (one portable cook-top burner) it was difficult to work and cooking one item at a time is not ideal. The refrigerator was also making an awful whirring noise and did not keep anything very cold. I had to throw out everything I bought the next day. Overall, I would say the stay could be improved and the house has the potential to be really awesome. I hate leaving bad reviews. Bullet points:*Fix ceilings ( no family is going to feel safe with the ceiling the way it is) * Improve the kitchen cooking options and replace/ repair the refrigerator* Have cleaning staff avoid smoking inside the unit.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Erica & Rich M.
    Published August 24, 2022
  • Interesting place


    Very interesting location. Air conditioner in one bedroom only and it has seen better days. I would have liked to know that it was a second floor unit.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Jeff B.
    Published July 15, 2022
  • Unplanned Visit


    We were in Reading for a funeral in JANUARY. The apt. was clean, warm with comfortable king size beds. nice big shower with HOT water. Franklyn was very nice and accommodating, answered quickly to any requests. No stove only a hot plate, that's fine if you are planning not cooking full meals. Entrance is towards the back of the home. Sounds weird, but once you see the layout you understand. Your private entrance, walk up to the 2nd floor and you are there.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    wanda R.
    Published February 16, 2022
  • Great older property


    Apartment is pretty good…and a work in progress. Quite spacious and all necessary amenities for a short stay (no stove). Owner is quite amiable. Beds great and linens great. Three flat screens. Shortcomings are threefold: bathroom needs upgrade (no hot water on last day), entrance can be spooky at night, and parking is abhorrent. Overall, we enjoyed our stay, and would stay there again.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Vernon W
    Published September 8, 2021
  • Weekend stay


    Nice place to stay for a weekend in PA

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Julie K.
    Published August 20, 2021
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