About this listing
Our sunny one-bedroom apartment with huge windows has a true city feeling! It comfortably fits two and is centrally located in the eclectic and diverse neighborhood of Garfield.
Spacious kitchen with all the amenities you'll need. Including a Kitchenaid Mixer! (It's true ... one of our guests baked a wedding cake in this unit!)
This is a super-cute apartment on the second floor of charming Penn Ave building in the heart of Garfield. If you love lots of light, warm colors, high ceilings, vintage charm, a diverse and eclectic walkable neighborhood, and historic feel this cozy place is perfect for you!
Here are the details:
The layout is a two-room studio. The first room has two huge south-facing windows, 12 foot ceilings, and a faux-fireplace. It serves as a bed/living combo.
The 2nd room is a kitchen. The stove and refrigerator were purchased last year. Original pocket doors (that work!) separate the two rooms.
The bathroom is also newly renovated (new shower, toilet, vanity+mirror, extra toiletries, and hair dryer).
We provide fluffy towels and high threadcount sheets/linens.
There is a brand new furnace exclusive to the unit that you control and the unit has a large window A/C unit to keep it cool.
The space is ideal for one person, a couple, or close friends as the queen bed and full-size futon are in the same room.
There are two wooden wardrobes for clothing and coats.
Private entry via Penn Ave or our side door from the rear parking pad.
Free internet... you can hop right on our building's FIOS which is fast and awesome.
There is free, off-street parking in the rear of the building in a parking pad that accommodates up to a mid-size SUV/Van.
Just down the street from People's Indian Restuarant, Spak Brothers Pizza and Sandwiches, Commonplace Coffee, Prairie [Coming Soon!], Pho Minh, Trams, Brillobox and so much more!
For short residencies or visiting family, the unit is within walking distance or a short drive to Children's Hospital and West Penn Hospital.
8 blocks from Yoga Hive's awesomeness for your physical fitness needs.
Bloomfield, East Liberty, and trendy Lawrenceville are just a few blocks away, with many more culinary and entertainment options.
If you are a runner, the streets of neighboring Friendship are nice and flat. Allegheny cemetery is also a few blocks away which is a lovely place to walk/run.
Green space can be found in Friendship park and nearby Highland Park.
This apartment is not for you if:
* You do not like eclectic, urban settings.
* You require a TV
* You require a yard.
* Your daily (and nightly) habits are possibly noisy and/or disruptive [the apartment is located above a 9-5 business/office].
* You are not capable of climbing stairs [there is one flight up to the 2nd floor unit].
* You require a bathtub. The bathroom is fully renovated with a lovely new and spacious shower stall.
* You require 100% quiet to sleep. There is some light traffic noise from Penn Ave.
Please let us know if you have any questions about this apartment. We'd love to host you in Pittsburgh!
The guests will have access to the full unit.
Interaction with Guests
We like to greet guests at the door if we are home, but often due to scheduling we have a system for guests to let themselves in. We are always available via text, phone, and email. We often check in once or twice during a stay via text just to make sure everything is OK, but other than that we let our guests set the tone in terms of how much communication they would like to have with us. We are always up for meeting new people, and have even dined with guests at our favorite restaurants, but we know that most often people are looking to relax, do their own thing, and not socialize. We respect our guests privacy and try to keep communication channels open and efficient.
We love our eclectic and diverse neighborhood. Garfield has many art galleries and installations, restaurants, and businesses. It's an area that has seen much revitalization recently, but there are still buildings that are boarded up on our block. We are also experiencing construction on the main street at the moment. We feel that the neighborhood is a great asset to our location, but realize it might not be for everyone.
For guests looking to explore a wide spectrum of Pittsburgh sites and scenes, a car or budget for Uber/Lyft is recommended. With the exception of routes to The Strip and Downtown — which are very convenient — bus travel to other locations, requires translating routes and timetables which can be challenging without a smartphone. Late-night bus service is also limited.
The location is convenient to all East End neighborhoods, Oakland, the Strip, and Downtown. By car or Uber/Lyft we are 5 minutes from Lawrencville, Shadyside, and East Liberty, 10 minutes from The Strip and Oakland, and 10-15 minutes from Downtown and the North Side.
We live right on the 88 bus line that makes it super easy to get downtown and the strip district. The 87 and 86 lines that also run downtown are both a couple blocks away.
Uber and Lyft are also active in Pittsburgh and we are excited that these services can help make transportation better for our guests!
Other Things to Note
Massage Therapy Add On:
Kate is a licensed massage therapist, and she offers in-unit 60 or 90 minute Swedish or Deep Tissue massage sessions if scheduling permits. If you are interested in booking a massage during your stay feel free to message us for more details.
Thanks for booking our Sunny Urban Studio! We're looking forward to hosting you.
We'll be in touch with more details on your arrival very soon, but for now, please take a moment to review a couple general guidelines for your stay at 5131 Penn Ave.
During your stay, we simply ask that you treat the space like it's your own. If you use the kitchen/dishes, please wash, dry, and place back in the cupboards.
On the building premise, there is absolutely no smoking and no drug use.
# Quiet Hours
Out of respect for our other guests, we ask that you keep noise to a minimum after 10:30pm and before 7:30am. There are three other units in the building and we want to ensure everyone has a great night's sleep.
It's appreciated if you strip the sheets off of the bed before departing and place them in the provided laundry bag [or on the floor of the bathroom] along with any used towels and bathroom floor mat.
Please ask us if there is something that would make your stay more comfortable. If we don't know, we can't help!
My name is Kate and I'm from Pittsburgh, PA. My husband and I live and work in our mixed use building. We'd love to have you stay in our studio apartment! We also love to stay in Airbnb places when we do our own traveling. Please feel free to send me a message if you have any questions or just want to say hello.