About this listing
This is a beautiful, comfortable and relaxing apartment with free on-street parking in a calm, quiet tree-lined neighborhood. Close to parks, the Zoo, museums, cool coffee shops, restaurants, and the city's major universities. You will love it!
Please contact me before booking to inquire about availability, and tell me a bit about yourself. Please also note that Airbnb requires that all guests, including infants and children, be counted in the number of guests.
If you have a large group, I also have two other apartments at this same location (one on the first floor and one on the second floor); each one can accommodate 6, for a total of 18 in all. They are all similar in size and very beautiful.
•This apartment is ONLY for Airbnb guests – no one lives here, so there are no clothes in the closets or personal items around
•FREE on-street parking – you will always be able to find a place nearby
•It is a third floor walk-up – stairs are in an inside carpeted, heated stairwell (2 flights of stairs to the apartment)
•Private, locked separate entrance to the apartment
•2 bedrooms; each with a pillow-top Queen sized bed
•1 bathroom, with bathtub/shower, sink and toilet
•Eat-in fully equipped kitchen with gas range, refrigerator and microwave
•Large living room with flat-screen cable tv, leather couch, chairs and coffee table
•1 Full-sized Ikea futon in living room
•Wifi – wireless internet
•Individually controlled thermostat with central heat and air conditioning
•Shared large front porch
The rooms are super clean, bright and newly decorated, and are designed to provide you with a delightful place to call home during your stay in Pittsburgh. Sheets and pillowcases are 100% soft cotton, and fluffy white 100% cotton towels will make you feel like you're at the Ritz. Extra pillows and blankets are available as well.
The apartment has wireless Internet (wifi), flat panel tv with premium cable, HBO, Starz, Cinemax, Showtime, and NFL Sports Package with NFL RedZone. There is a coin-operated washer and dryer in the basement of the house if you need them – outside entrance to the basement is at the back of the house.
I do have a port-a-crib (Graco Pack 'N Play), a Diaper Genie, a highchair and a changing table that you're welcome to use if needed.
The very comfortable living room holds a sampling of books and magazines related to Pittsburgh. Kitchen amenities include a Keurig coffee maker with coffee pods, assorted teas and hot chocolate, Brita water pitcher, full set of pots and pans, dishes, glassware and wine glasses. The bathroom has a hair dryer with diffuser, shampoo, conditioner and body wash. There is also an iron and ironing board.
The apartment is on a quiet street in the East End of Pittsburgh in an area historically called “Negley Place," situated at the confluence of the East Liberty, Highland Park and Morningside neighborhoods. Public transportation includes frequent bus lines within a few blocks. In addition, Pittsburgh has Uber, Lyft, Zipcars and RelayRides to give you lots of options for transportation.
Some of the area highlights include (distance from apartment in parentheses):
•Highland Park (1 mile) – with its trails, green space, playgrounds and summer concerts
•Mellon, Schenley, Frick Parks – other great city parks (2-3 miles)
•Pittsburgh Zoo (1.5 miles)
•Kelly-Strayhorn Theater (1 mile)
•Pittsburgh Glass Center (1 mile)
•Bakery Square for shopping, coffee shops and restaurants (1.5 miles)
•Tazza D'Oro – one of the best independent coffee shops in Pittsburgh (1 mile)
•Highland Park restaurants and shops (1 mile)
•East Liberty Carnegie Library (1 mile)
•Whole Foods/Trader Joe's/Giant Eagle Market District/East End Food Co-Op/Target/State Liquor Store/Restaurants/Bars in Eastside (1-2 miles)
•Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh, Chatham University, Carlow University, Duquesne University (2-5 miles)
•Carnegie Museums of Art, Natural History (3 miles)
•University of Pittsburgh Nationality Rooms (3 miles)
•Phipps Conservatory (3 miles)
•Frick Museum and Clayton, home of Henry Clay Frick (3 miles)
There is easy access to Downtown Pittsburgh (5 miles), Lawrenceville (3 miles), the Strip District (4 miles), Shadyside (1.5 miles), Point Breeze (3 miles), Squirrel Hill (3 miles).
Within a short distance, other places of interest include:
•Carrie Furnace tours
•Roberto Clemente Museum
•Just Ducky tours
•Carnegie Science Center
•Gateway Clipper Fleet
•Duquesne and Monongahela inclines
•Point Park and the Ft. Pitt Blockhouse
•PNC Park and Heinz Field
•Heinz History Center
•Kennywood Amusement Park
•Sandcastle Water Park
Year-round, there is no shortage of things to do in Pittsburgh. I know you'll love it!
You have sole access to the entire third floor apartment, and shared access to the huge front porch. Again, this apartment is ONLY used for Airbnb, so no one else's clothes are in the drawers or closets :)
Interaction with guests
I or my representative will give you keys and show you in. I'll be available by email throughout your stay with any questions or concerns you might have. I have my own business so I may at times be unavailable in the short term, but I will respond as quickly as possible. I'm happy to give you tips on places to see, restaurants, etc. based on your interests.
Other things to note
Please ask me if you want to check in before 3 pm or check out past 12 pm - check-in and check-out times may be flexible depending on other guests coming in or leaving.
There is a full-sized ironing board and iron.
Free, non-permit on-street parking is readily available.
ALL guests must agree to the following house rules.
You MUST disclose the total number of guests accurately when making reservation requests, INCLUDING infants and children.
ABSOLUTELY no pets, firearms or illegal substances are allowed on the premises.
NO SMOKING or vaping or electronic cigarettes are allowed inside the house or on the porches. Smoking is permitted in the yard, but no cigarette butts are to be thrown in yard.
IMPORTANT: This is NOT a wild party house. You are welcome to enjoy your stay, but I expect my guests to respect my neighbors and to not get rowdy and not behave badly and disturb the neighborhood. Groups with guests who are acting disorderly will be required to leave with no refunds.
Please enjoy this apartment, and treat it with respect, as you would your own home. Please wipe up spills on the stove, table and elsewhere.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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I'm a researcher and consultant, and a huge Pittsburgh booster. Hosting on Airbnb is my way of sharing the charms of Pittsburgh with others. The city has a long and proud history, and has something for everyone; whether it be sporting, cultural, academic, outdoor or many other activities.
I love to travel myself, and have worked hard to make my apartments as comfortable as possible for my guests. Come and enjoy!