About this listing
This is a perfect room for medical residents, students, and parents who are working or visiting the local hospitals or universities. The house is located in the prime student off-campus housing. Walking distance to both universities/hospitals.
Your large room is located on the first floor of our three story house. It has refinished original pine wood floors, high ceilings and your own private bathroom. Eclectic art decorates the room, making it a truly unique space. WiFi is available throughout the house. There are usually other AirBnB guests staying in the other rooms on the upper floors. Guests have shared access to the kitchen and laundry facilities.
Oakland is the "brains" of Pittsburgh. It houses Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh, Carlow University as well as the world-famous UPMC Medical Center. Our house is located within easy distance to all of these institutions. If that wasn't enough, we are also a stones throw from the Phipps Conservatory, Carnegie Museums and historic Carnegie Library. Stroll down to Oakland's main business district where you will find a vibrant mix of coffee shops, restaurants and bars.
Pittsburgh has seen a "green revolution" over the past ten years. Make sure to get out on the river for a kayak paddle, hike one of our beautiful city parks (Schenley Park is just two blocks our house) or ride one of our riverfront bike trails. Our house has easy access for bus, bike or car to downtown. Many direct bus line stops are at the end of the street, taking you within minutes to Duquesne University and blocks from the convention center. My husband bikes to work on the Southside and loves to show visitors how to get around the city on two wheels. We have an extra bike that you are more than welcome to use while you are here to take a tour.
Welcome to Pittsburgh!
Guests have access to a kitchen, living room and washer and dryer.
Interaction with Guests
This house is completely dedicated to Airbnb guests. We live just five blocks away and offer another room in our primary residence if you are looking for a more personal experience. Our interaction at this house can vary depending on our schedules and our guests' schedules. Sometimes we cross paths frequently, sometimes guests come and go without us meeting. We have a self-check in process that allows guest to arrive when they like. We tend to keep busy schedules and travel frequently so interaction can vary.
Other Things to Note
Just as a clarification for new Airbnb users - this house does not provide a typical Bed and Breakfast (b and b) experience. We offer clean comfortable rooms in a shared house with little to no interaction from us the host. Our space works well for independent grad students and medical residents who are in town looking for a place to stay for a weekend or a month. If this environment work for you then we look forward to hosting you while you are in town.
Since there are often multiple guests in the house at any given time we ask that folks keep the common areas clean and observe quiet times from 10 PM until 9 AM.
We are based in Pittsburgh, PA and are founders of a women's art center in Costa Rica and another fair-trade project with artisans in Nicaragua. We love to travel and meet all of the amazing people who make up this world!