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!) Futon can be setup as a sofa or a full-size bed.

Entire home/apt

4 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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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.

The space

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!

Guest access

The guests will have access to the full apartment [as this is a private unit] and one parking spot in the rear of the building.

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.

Other things to note

For added security for the building and our guests, we have exterior video monitoring on premise. All cameras are located on the exterior of the building.

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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Keypad


Extra people: 20 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 30
Security Deposit: 150
Weekly Discount: 14%
Weekend Price: 115 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

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.

# Checkout
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!



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

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292 Reviews

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Adam User Profile
August 2017
Great stay! Such a relaxing and quiet place in a happening neighborhood. Getting in and out was a breeze, thanks to Kate & Nik's speedy communication, and it was exactly as advertised.

Juliana User Profile
August 2017
Kate and Nik's place is beautiful and has all these special touches: good coffee beans and a grinder, facial cleanser and lotion and a little box with envelopes and paper to send notes to friends. Plus you can walk to all the fun places to eat and dance.

Jillian User Profile
August 2017
such amazing hosts and an adorable SUNNY apartment. we both loved everything about our trip from start to finish. lawrenceville is such a cute neighborhood and I love the small town feel of the city :) thank you so much kate and nik for everything! you made everything so easy :)

Erica User Profile
July 2017
Kate and Nik's place was perfect for our short stay in Pittsburgh. Their beautiful apartment was cozy, clean, and in a perfect location. As hosts they were readily available if needed and went above and beyond in terms of offering information and suggestions for our stay. Would definitely stay here again :)

Lorna User Profile
July 2017
Second time we have stayed at this comfortable, spacious, sunny apt. My husband and I enjoy learning to know the various neighborhoods/visiting art museums/trying new foods and restaurants/connecting with friends and family who live in the city. Love watching the 'burgh evolve and transform in exciting new ways.

Derek User Profile
July 2017
This place is just as picture - spacious, filled with light, and full of great little touches. Hosts are very friendly and responsive to questions. Location is good proximity to hip neighborhoods and downtown attractions are a 15-20 minute drive. Highly recommend staying here!

Seann User Profile
July 2017
Kate and Nik went above and beyond to make the apartment comfortable and welcoming. Everything was super clean, check-in and check-out were very easy, and the neighborhood was so hip! Definitely want to visit again and stay at one of their apartments :)

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United StatesJoined in March 2012
Kate And Nik User ProfileKate And Nik is a superhost.

My name is Kate and I'm from Pittsburgh, PA. My husband Nik and I live and work in our mixed-use apartment building. Nik is a web developer, and I run a business that connects and supports Pittsburgh women entrepreneurs. We'd love to have you stay in one of our apartments! 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.

Languages: Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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