For Sale/Rent

5 Fabulous Delaware County Houses for Rent

It begins with an elaborate Spanish fantasy in Villanova and gets simpler from there.


house for rent haverford spanish vills

Bright MLS image via The Condo Shop, Keller Williams Realty

We began this week’s rental roundup thinking we would showcase the five most expensive properties for rent in Delaware County right now.

Sure enough, all of them were houses. But one of them was a listing in Drexel Hill that advertised itself as a “furnished corporate rental unit…available on short-term basis.”

So know that if you’re planning to stay for a short spell in this area — say, for a month to a year — and you’re looking for a furnished house whose owner may also bundle the utilities with the rent, there’s a potential pied-à-terre with six bedrooms, three full and one half baths, 2,951 square feet of interior space and (very) basic furniture in okay shape in Drexel Hill waiting for you for $4,950 per month.

The other five houses — all but one rent for more than this amount — are at the very least attractive, well maintained and in excellent condition. And some of them come with their own furniture.

2 College Ave., Haverford (above) | 6 beds, 7 baths, 8,112 square feet, $14,500 per month. Contact listing agent about pet policy.

This might just be the perfect match between listing agent and property. The celebrity agent handling this rental has sold homes owned by celebs like pro athletes to celebs like rock stars, and this gated Spanish fantasy on 1.5 acres in Haverford looks like just the sort of house a nouveau riche celebrity might go for. It has a beamed vaulted ceilings its huge great room, two kitchens equipped with restaurant-grade appliances (one with a double-width refrigerator), a tray ceiling, fireplace and big-screen projection TV in its master bedroom, a gym, a 20-seat home theater, a lovely outdoor swimming pool, and more. It also comes with an in-law suite and garage parking for four cars.

2 College Ave., Haverford, Pa. 19041 [John Bolaris | The Condo Shop | Keller Williams Realty]


house for rent glen mills colonial great room

TREND image via Weichert Realtors

22 Thomas Speakman Dr., Glen Mills | 5 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths, 6,244 square feet, $7,000 per month. Contact listing agent about pet policy.

Here we return to more traditional luxury: this Colonial has traditional style and detailing, but its owner has added some flair to its wall treatments, especially in its bedrooms. Its kitchen and bathrooms are nicely outfitted, and there’s a full-height stone fireplace in the two-story-high great room. The master bedroom has a tray ceiling and an elegant sitting area. This home is also outfitted for entertaining, as owner of this home clearly enjoys games: you’ll find pinball machines and a billiard table in the basement media/game room. All these things, and all the furniture you see in the listing photos, come with this house when you rent it.

22 Thomas Speakman Dr., Glen Mills, Pa. 19342 [Rosemary Uhrik | Weichert Realtors – Chadds Ford]


house for rent haverford split-level

Image via Zillow

510 College Ave., Haverford | 5 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths, 4,054 square feet, $5,200 per month. Pets welcome.

And why shouldn’t pets be welcome in this handsome traditional split-level? It has a backyard as big as all outdoors, so your dog(s) will have plenty of room to run about. That backyard also has a slate-paved patio, an outdoor fireplace, a grill and a greenhouse. Inside, it’s in great shape: its hardwood floors sparkle, its fireplaces work, and its kitchen has all the modern features you’d expect. (It also has a split personality: most of its cabinetry is traditional stained wood, but around the fridge, it’s white.)

This property offers flexible lease terms as short as one month.

510 College Ave., Haverford, Pa. 19041 [For rent by owner via Zillow]


house for rent haverford cape

Image via Zillow

16 Bambi Lane, Haverford | 4 beds, 3 baths, 3,000 square feet, $5,000 per month. Small dogs welcome.

Here’s another rental where the only thing you’ll need to move in is your wardrobe. This expanded Cape also comes fully furnished, right down to the cookware, dishes and kitchen utensils. There are few photos on this listing to indicate its condition, but judging from the ones that have been posted, this home is in very good condition too.

This property offers flexible lease terms as short as one month.

16 Bambi Lane, Haverford, Pa. 19041 [Jonathan Propper via Zillow]


house for rent radnor cape cod

Bright MLS image via Wayne Realty Corporation

100 Pine Tree Rd., Radnor | 4 beds, 3 baths, 2,445 square feet, $4,500 per month. Contact listing agent to find out about restrictions on pets.

The listing agent describes this extended Cape Cod as a “perfect oasis,” and we’re inclined to agree: it has a pool and patio out back for summer enjoyment and a large master suite on the main floor for year-round comfort. Its upstairs bedrooms offer lots of space, its kitchen and bathrooms have been updated, its hardwood floors shine. A professional management company handles the maintenance on this house, so there’s always someone on call to meet your maintenance needs, but you’re responsible for lawn maintenance, snow and leaf removal.

100 Pine Tree Rd., Radnor, Pa. 19087 [Mary Giovanni | Wayne Realty Corporation]