CHECK-IN - 3:00 pm
CHECK-OUT - 12:00 pm
NO EXCEPTIONS FOR AN EARLY CHECK-IN.
LATE CHECK-OUT WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION WILL PAY AN ADDITIONAL FEE OF $250.
ROOM 1 - This room is in a Victorian Home. Blocks to Heinz Field, PNC park, Carnegie Science Center, Aviary, Rivers Casino, Mattress Factory, and Andy Warhol museum. One mile to downtown, Convention Center, Strip District, Theater Dist. , Station Square and Market Square.
Stay in this beautiful Victorian mansion filled with antiques. Rooms fully furnished with comfortable, lush bedding and towels. I provide a continental breakfast every morning. The coffee starts brewing at 8:00 am If you want coffe sooner, just hit the start button, it's already prepared.
All rooms are very Clean, have the original hardwood floors, original crown molding, Wainscoting, some with fireplaces, some have original converted gas lamps.
Again, all the bedding and towels are provided. Just bring yourself, suitcase and toiletries. I even have those if you forget them (Toiletries).
I did run my house as a full service B&B with all the amenities of a full gourmet breakfast, daily room cleaning, nightly bed turn down (yes, the chocolate on your pillow) and a daily Happy Hour with wine, cheese and crackers.
It was too much work for a single person even with employees. I needed to be available 24/7 for my guests. They like to talk to the owners and get that "resident Pittsburgher knowledge" for all the non-tourist trap and secret places to go.
I stopped doing that for a couple years until I rediscovered Airbnb. It gave me the flexibility and time to myself. I still provide the best service to my guests, it's just that I don't have to spend as much time with every minute detail. The guest also receives the ambiance of a B&B without the extra services and price associated with it.
I find this is an advantage since I'm not just renting rooms in my home. It's a beautiful home that I originally designed for a B&B. Some of the listings on Airbnb, are just extra rooms people have in their homes, they use them to make additional revenue. That's fine. I feel I have a little more to offer since my home is designed for a B&B and I have that experience to provide the best experience for my guests.
The biggest advantage is my location. Location, location, location! I'm the closest Airbnb or Hotel to Heinz Field. I'm also centrally located to all areas and events in Pittsburgh. It's a great spot!
This room is located on the 1st floor, the only bedroom on this floor, in the back of the house and facing the courtyard. It is very quiet during the day and night.
A powder room is right next to this bedroom. There are some pros and cons with this room.
Only bedroom on the first floor
Powder room right next to room (no shower)
In the back of the house, making it very quiet
Private since it's the only bedroom
Cost effective pricing, for the prime location
Easy access to outside
Steps to the rear courtyard
Closest room to second floor kitchen
Warm and cozy in winter. Cool in summer
Close to emergency exits
No shower in the bathroom next to the room. You
may use the second or third floor bathrooms. The
Third floor bathroom is right above, up 2 levels
Using the stairs located next to the bedroom.
There are no doors with deadbolt or knob locks.
There is a hook lock on the one and only door in
The room that's attached to 2 swinging doors.
There are 2 doorways once you enter the room.
One goes up the back staircase to the kitchen
(in the kitchen is another staircase that goes to
One of the bathrooms the guests in this room
May use to shower. The other doorway goes to the
No Air Conditioner
Laundry room. There are no doors on these
Doorways, only curtains. The rear first floor
Emergency exit is through the laundry room (good
The floors are not hardwood like the other bedrooms. The floors are linoleum.
Other guests don't go into this room, primarily because they don't know about it. Other than the parlor on the first floor, most guests spend their time outside my house in Pittsburgh. When they are there, it's 98% in their room, 1% in the bathroom and 1% in the kitchen getting coffee and snacks in the morning. There is no need for them to be in this area of the house. So the room is actually very private.
I had used my house as a B&B for 4 years, 2 years ago. I had many people stay in this room, one because it was very affordable and two, it was private, like having the entire first floor and easy access straight up to the kitchen for snacks.
I'm the only one that may need access to the laundry room through this room. However, unless you're staying in the room 24/7, it would not impact you.
The house is located in one of the oldest neighborhoods in Pittsburgh. Also known for the original millionaires of Pittsburgh. My home is 143 years old. The neighborhood has all Victorian and row homes built in the 1830's to 1900. Rich in history and culture.
The neighborhood is quiet in the evening and very safe. There's a mixture of businesses, family homes, and apartments. The owner of the Steelers lives one block from my house. Art Rooney Sr. Lived in the neighborhood most of his adult life.
I have a cat named Sam. He's a big old guy. 30 pounds and 15 years old. Sam is very friendly and welcomes all my guests when he's out of my room. I recently rescued a baby kitten that's 14 weeks old as of 10-20-16. He's very shy and doesn't go near people. Sam is allowed to roam freely throughout the house, so if you don't want Sam in your room, make sure to close the door. Please make sure NOT to leave doors to the outside open, Sam's an escape artist and will run out when he gets the chance. I'm sure the baby kitten will try the same, especially if he follows Sam. Both cats are indoor only cats. I usually don't let the kitten out of my room when I have many guests. He is a terror and gets into everything. The kittens name is Kingdom. He's getting bigger and smarter and sometimes will escape from my room. If you see him, please let me know. He has no problem venturing every floor in the house, but will run if he sees someone he doesn't know, which is everyone except me. Sam usually stays with me or flops down in one location unless he's getting attention from a guest.
Sometimes Sam will take a particular liking to certain guests and follow them to their room. If allowed, he'd stay until they fall asleep, once he knows they're safe, go back down to my room. I do keep my door locked when it's bedtime and have both cats with me.
Sam has fallen asleep with a few of my guests. Most recently a young girl. The father left the door ajar as he was sitting on the porch. The little girl remembered that I said Sam will usually leave the room once the guests fall asleep and he knows they're OK. She pretended to fall asleep, then she really did. Her dad found them both fast asleep when he went back to the room. He texted me asking if I was looking for Sam, I was. Sam heard him come in, got up from the bed and headed back to my room.
They sleep in the room with me and know when it's bedtime, usually.
For those that may have allergies, my house is all hardwood floors which I keep very clean. The cats have never bothered anyone with allergies. They may bother you if Sam decides to sleep with you.
Bed and breakfast
Pittsburgh, PA, United States