About this listing
Seeking a relaxing and quiet spot to unwind, yet is minutes from all the excitement of Pittsburgh? Then go no further. Allow me to host you for a stay at my home, located less than 10 minutes to downtown Pittsburgh, the stadiums and other attractions
Before entering the home, you will be impressed by the charm of this 1920s corner lot build on my quiet street. Its large front porch is perfect for having your morning cup of coffee or a glass of wine later in the day (or any time for that matter). In warmer months, open the side windows and feel a nice summer pass thorough. The house faces north, so it's never too sunny or hot!
Step into the house and you are in the family room. Here and throughout other areas of the home, old meets new. Relax on the white leather sectional. The enclosed built-ins are filled with antiques and board games.
From the family room, you pass through French doors into the dining room. The detail in this room is amazing. From wood beams on the ceiling to the textured wall paper, and framed blueprints of the home, there is lots to see.
Off the dining room is the more recently remodeled kitchen. If I am home, you may use the kitchen to heat meals etc., but the kitchen will not be available for preparing elaborate meals. Feel free to use the Keurig for coffee or tea, too. From here, you may go into the basement or pass through to the television/sun room. The basement has a Pittsburgh toilet (look it up if you're not familiar with), which you're more than welcome to use and is also connected to the garage.
The sun room is my favorite room of the house. It's hard to explain why I love it so much, aside from its coziness and great view overlooking the backyard.
Let's talk about the upstairs of the home, shall we?
To get upstairs, you'll need to go back to the front entrance. Immediately to the left of the family room is the staircase and foyer area. Please remove your shoes here. Before going upstairs, you'll notice something unique. "What's that?", you will say. This, my friends, is a 1903 NCR cash register. It's something that's been in the family for many, many years and I'm happy to tell you stories about it.
At the landing of the staircase you'll find the main bathroom. I love the bathroom! Blue and white tile from floor to ceiling. Yep! The tub is huge, too.
There are three bedrooms on the top floor, one which I use as my office, the other my bedroom (the room overlooking the front of the house). Now, let's talk about your room.
The following are included with your stay: comfortable queen bed with clean mattress, pillows, sheets (flannel in winter), comforter, central air-conditioning, towels, and wash cloths.
I recently completed the addition of a huge 24'x14' deck in the rear of the house. It's a perfect spot to relax!
I also frequently dine out and are more than happy to share restaurant/bar suggestions with you. If you didn't already know, Pittsburgh has wonderful restaurants and bars.
Free and fast Wi-Fi internet (Comcast). Laundry facilities are available for an additional charge of $1 per load.
***A note about check-in and check out times: On weekdays, I prefer you check in after 5 pm, and check out by 8:30 am, however, we may be accommodate you if you need to check in early or check out late. Just ask me in your reservation booking email. On weekends, I are more flexible about check in and check out times. ***
All rooms except the master bedroom and home office.
Interaction with Guests
I am in my late 20s and work for Thermo Fisher Scientific as a business analyst. I have lived in the house since July 2013.
Observatory Hill, a neighborhood that offers something for everyone.
Observatory Hill, located on the North Side of Pittsburgh, boasts a tight-knit community, stately homes, a business district, historic Riverview Park, and the Allegheny Observatory. Beautiful mansions dating back to the 1800s line the streets and have been restored to their original splendor. The quaint business district also shows signs of restoration. The residents are proud of their community and have worked together to improve and restore their neighborhood.
Ample street parking is available. No permit required to park like many neighborhoods in the city.
The house is located less than 10 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh. It is also located less than 10 minutes to the Andy Warhol Museum, River's Casino, Mattress Factory, Heinz Field, and PNC Park.
The house is located 20-30 minutes from the airport depending on traffic and time of day.
Other Things to Note
Please note that all lead based paint required notices will be provided upon arrival and must be signed according to the law.
LGBTQ friendly household.
Business travel housing in Pittsburgh
Conventions in Pittsburgh
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Carnegie Mellon University
Robert Morris University
Point Park University
Allegheny General Hospital
You will maintain a clean environment and keep your stuff confined to your room.
No pets, unless discussed with me.
No smoking inside the house. Ashtrays are available outside.
No loud music/ television.
No illegal substances or weapons
You should be easy-going, low-key, responsible, and personable.
By booking a reservation, you assume full responsibility for all of your personal belongings and assets, and remove me from any liability that you may incur as a direct result of loss, damage, or injury.
Laundry charges will be $1 each for every load of washer and dryer use
Jonathan is a first rate host. His deft touch made my quick business trip to Pittsburgh feel like a vacation. Guests are not relegated to the rented room. From the back porch to the den, I felt at home. His spotless house was cozy without being quaint. It's a distinct brand of Arts and Crafts minimalism that I think Jonathan can call his own.
thanks for the host. the rooms are clean and tidy. it is easy to find the house. the host is very nice.
Jonathan is a very gracious host. He kept in touch via text, and greeted us on the street at 8:00 pm, when we arrived. He helped us with our luggage and showed us around his beautifully restored 1920s home, and then shared a bottle of good red wine with us on his new deck. We definitely felt pampered and comfortable. Our upstairs room was large, and the bed was plush and perfect for the night. In the morning, Jonathan left early, but he left Keurig coffee available, and we enjoyed a cup in his sunroom before we left. The fringes of the neighborhood look a little sketchy, but Jonathan's block was nice, and the area was pretty quiet.
Thanks for the review, Nevin - it was a pleasure hosting you and your wife. As discussed, there are 92 neighborhoods in Pittsburgh and Observatory Hill is one of 30 something on the North Side. It's definitely a neighborhood going through transition which is great because it's also still one of the very few neighborhoods that are inexpensive to buy into. Similar to most other neighborhoods in Pittsburgh, Observatory Hill is line with streets with gorgeous homes and some that are in need of some tender love. It has been and continues to be exciting to see the transformation take place. For future guests considering moving to Pittsburgh, I highly recommend exploring this neighborhood and others on the North Side as they (for now) remain relatively inexpensive compared to others in the city.
Best of luck with your own Airbnb adventure.
Jonathan is a wonderful host! He not only offered to pick me up at the train station but drove me to the conference in the AM. I was in town for a conference downtown. The house exceeded my expectations in every way. Great place to relax after a long day. Jonathan is a wealth of information about the area and is generous with his recommendations and insights.
Jonathan made us feel very welcome from the minute we met him, and was the perfect host. He gave us thoughtful recommendations for drinks in the area as well- and had the comfiest bed to sleep on after our long journey. Thanks for everything!
We arrived over an hour earlier than expected so I called Jonathan to see if it would be ok for us to go into the house. He was very accommodating and we were able to make ourselves comfortable before he arrived home from work. He was welcoming and relaxed and told us to make ourselves at home. The room was spacious and the queen bed was very comfortable. The entire house was immaculate! He kept the temperature comfortably cool and offered us coffee in the morning. We told him we would call him again when returning to Pittsburgh!
One of the best places I have stayed on Airbnb. Jonathan's home is beautifully decorated, immaculate and very comfortable. I would recommend this place to anyone, especially if you are travelling with a car. I will try to book with Jonathan whenever I have a reason to be in Pittsburgh.
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About the Host, Jonathan
Hi. I'm Jonathan. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my listing. If you're like me when traveling, you're looking for a unique, clean, and inexpensive property to rest your feet during your travels. Go no further, because you've found the place!
I've lived in Pittsburgh for almost 10 years, so I consider myself pretty knowledgeable when it comes to the city's history, restaurant options, neighborhood offers, and so forth. Know that I'm here to assist you in any capacity prior or during your travels.
There are plenty of unique Airbnb properties in Pittsburgh. That said, I never take a reservation for granted. Not only are you allowing me to share my home with you in a wonderful city, but you are helping me to afford the sometimes very costly utility bills that it takes to keep the property running.
I greatly appreciate your business, time, and support. I look forward to meeting you soon!