10X15 room with queen bed, large closet, shared bathroom, and modern, equipped kitchen. Free, plentiful on street parking, no permit needed. Tucked between Schenley and Frick Park in a family oriented, safe neighborhood. Steps from Murray and Forbes Ave shoppes and grocery, yet quiet and relaxing.
We ask all potential guests to read our entire description and house rules to ensure a comfortable and pleasant stay! We have housed many Pitt and CMU students and professors, all of whom have found the room to be perfect for their stay. Our apartment is very long. Our room is on the opposite side of the apartment as your private room, so there is much privacy. We are located on the 2nd floor so please note there are 30 steps to the apartment.
Queen bed with 4 pillows, clean linens, large closet space, nightstand with lamp, A/C unit, and thermal curtains to keep the room warm or cool. Bath tub, shower, toilet, exhaust fan in bathroom, water gets VERY hot. Guest refrigerator space on lower level with 2 crisper drawers, 3 shelves of guest cabinet space. Oven, microwave, stove. Kitchen utensils and accessories, table setting for 2. We do not have a coffee maker but are within very short walking distance of 3 coffee shops including Starbucks. NEW SINCE FEB 2014: DVD Player, small flatscreen TV with local channels such as ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, PBS, ION, THIS, MeTV, Country Music Station, QUBO, HSN, and MORE! We also offer a desk with 3 drawers, desk lamp and adjustable desk chair. Clean towels and washcloths are provided along with shampoo, soap, and a hairdryer for those who need.
We are both available by phone 24 hours. Feel free to call, text, or email for questions or concerns. In urgent situations, call. At least one of us will be in the apartment most of the day and overnight, but keep to ourselves and are very quiet and private.
We are so convenient to everything in Pittsburgh, here is a list of popular destinations and our exact distance from them:
Giant Eagle (supermarket): 0.3mi
Chatham U: 1.3mi
Carnegie Mellon U: 1.6mi
Phipps Botanical Gardens: 1.7mi
Shadyside Neighborhood (shoppes, Apple store): 1.7mi
U of Pitt: 2.1mi
Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History: 2.1mi
Whole Foods Market: 2.2mi
Oakland Neighborhood (college area restaurants, shoppes): 2.8mi
Southside Neighborhood (shoppes, clubs, events): 4.5mi
Duquesne U: 4.8mi
Downtown (shoppes, theater district, sporting events, concerts, museums) : 5.1mi
Kennywood Amusement Park: 5.6mi
Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium: 5.7mi
Literally steps from the apartment is the 61B, 61C, and 61D bus stop.
Our check in time is 3pm and check out time is 11am, however these times are flexible if there are no other guests arriving or departing. We are flexible on check in times up until 1am. Our aim is to provide clean, comfortable, convenient, private, and reasonably priced accommodations which offer an alternative to the $200 per night hotels in the area. We're very welcoming and friendly people who will give you your privacy yet be there for you when needed. Hope you'll stay with us!
Felicia and Matt's place is clean, comfortable and quiet :). We really appreciated the fact that is was close to Carnegie Mellon U and in a nice neighborhood full of restaurants and shops. staying there made our trip to Pittsburgh even better!.
The house was super clean, exactly as described and Felicia was an awesome host. If I need a place to stay in the Pittsburgh area again, I'd definitely stay try to stay here again! :)
Room was clean and simple. Nice bathroom. Too many steps for me. If you don't mind steps you will be fine. I feel the hallway and stairwell could be lit more. I was only there for a few hours because of my schedule. No TV in room so if your looking for that, there is none. I would have liked to have seen outside but the Curtains were nailed shut in the bedroom. But it was all fine for the little time I was there.
Rose was a clean, quiet, and nice guest. It was when she wanted to check in 3 hours sooner than our listed check in time that we figured she did not read our listing description before booking, so we let her know the check in time, offered to get her in sooner, and asked her to please read our profile and house rules thoroughly. However she clearly still did not read our profile, as she had expectations of our place that we obviously state are not included, such as a TV and personal hygiene products. We have a 35X3 foot hallway equipped with 3 evenly-spaced ceiling lights containing a 75 watt bulb in each fixture. We ask future guests to use this information to consider Rose's definition of "not well-lit enough". We have curtains secured to the windows because they are thermal and provide an insulated, warm environment, as is also stated in our profile. The view obscured by these curtains is a brick wall of the apartment building next door, 10 feet away. We do have 34 steps to the apartment, which we understand is too much for some guests, which is why we state it's existence in our profile. These steps are kept clear and well salted in the winter, and are equipped with a secure handrail, as stated by previous guests. We pride ourselves on being honest and up front with our guests, and Rose the first of 45 guests to falsely depict an unsafe or undesirable environment. Her review alone dropped our 5 stars on "accuracy" and "cleanliness" down to 4.5 stars. Rose was a good guest during her stay but her disappointment with our listing comes solely from her lack of reading our profile, which we feel is extremely detailed. We take into consideration all of our guests desires in a listing, but do not falsely represent what we offer in any way, and are 100% accurate. We do not recommend Rose because we do not want to give her the opportunity to ruin someone else's good reputation based on her own lack of accountability.
There were absolutely no negatives during my stay. The apartment is located just off of a bustling thoroughfare, but I was able to find street parking within half a block of the apartment on two separate occasions. There is a somewhat steep, winding stairway leading up to the apartment, but it was well-salted, and Matt texted me before my arrival offering to help with any luggage. Matt was also very helpful in recommending nearby restaurants, which are plentiful and varied. The bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen were very clean, well-appointed, and quiet. Highly recommended.
Had a very nice easy stay with Felicia and Matt. They have the process down. Lots of great restaurants just around the corner and easy access to down town with buses.
Just like everyone mentioned, "Clean, comfortable and convenient" best describe Felicia and Matt's place! We were on our own way back to Ohio and made a stop at Pittsburgh and their place was easy to find and near to the city centre.. plus they were pretty flexible to the check-in time so highly recommend this place!
I had a good experience with this place. I made a last minute reservation, arrived late and left early. The place was clean and Matt was responsive to my email communication. The accommodations are very simple: bed, closet, access to shared bath (including clean towels). Street parking was available, but I got the last spot on the block.
Great location! Very clean and our hosts were extremely considerate. It was just what we needed and appreciated it greatly. We didn't mind that steps, it made us feel young again. :)
We got to meet Matt when we just arrived in front of their home. It's a flight to stairs to walk up, kinda slippery but manageable. IF you have heavy luggage, I suggest getting a bit of help dragging it up. The place is big, with a long hallway to guide you in. Matt showed us the kitchen, which is clean and spacious, and our room, which was also clean and spacious. It was warm when we got in which was nice. The area was nice too, with lots of places to eat out if you choose not to stay in and cook. Although we only stayed one night, it was inviting and Matt was right there if we needed him. The bathroom was clean and well lit when you turn the light on with all the basics. I would recommend Matt and Felicia to anyone traveling through!
Clean, comfortable, and convenient is a perfect description. Lots of privacy. Great communication with hosts. Would definitely stay again.