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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

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Huge guest bedroom with desk and chair.

Huge guest bedroom with desk and chair.

The Space
Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1


Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $10
Weekly Price: $350 /week
Monthly Price: $1300 /month
Cancellation: Moderate


The Space

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. ***

Guest Access

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.

The Neighborhood

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.

Getting Around

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.

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House Rules

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

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Fire Extinguisher
Lock on Bedroom Door

1 night minimum stay

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About the Host, Jonathan

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Member since January 2014
Response rate: 100% (last 10 contacts)
Response time: within an hour


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