Large private room in a Victorian house with free wifi & great amenities. Great neighborhood with restaurants & cafes, 2-min walk to Children's Hospital, 5 min to Greyhound/Amtrak & downtown. Easy public transport. Big yard, porch, & friendly hosts!
Large private bedroom in a Victorian house on a quiet street in an artsy neighborhood. Room has a comfortable queen size bed, antique dresser, two night stands, work desk, large closet, and private A/C. The room is on the third floor, with all other amenities down below (bathroom, kitchen), so you get lots of privacy.
We believe we have the best bathroom in Pittsburgh, with clawfoot tub, big shower, & gorgeous fixtures. Beautiful kitchen with gas range & large fridge. Big yard with seating and front porch with swing. Living room, dining room, free high-speed Internet. Washer/dryer. Free parking.
Interaction with Guests
Room is on third floor (walkup) with two bathrooms, kitchen, living space below. You basically get most of the third floor to yourself and the rest of the house is shared.
Hal works from home and is usually available to help with anything that may come up; Huong's around most evenings and we're both around on weekends. We're usually busy doing our own thing, but super flexible, so if you need something, let us know!
Lawrenceville is one of Pittsburgh's most happening neighborhoods, with restaurants, cafes, art galleries, & convenient access to everything. In the heart of Pittsburgh's "design zone", beside the Allegheny River, you get a sense of Pittsburgh's history and its future all at once.
Besides all that Lawrenceville has to offer, we're walking distance to Children's Hospital, Bloomfield, Friendship, & more. On several bus lines, 5 minutes to Greyhound/Amtrak & downtown, easy access to universities, Shadyside, or anywhere you need to go.
Other Things to Note
Please give us at least 24 hours advanced notice. We do NOT accept same-day bookings.
Smoking outside. No hourly restrictions – come & go as you please. And as much as we like doggies, we just haven't had much luck having them in the house. Cats and other critters negotiable.
As you can see from every other review here, Hal and Huong are amazing hosts. I can't speak highly enough about them! I told Hal that, if we lived in the same city, I'm sure we'd become good friends. Put simply, they are people that you just want to be around. However, at the same time, they gave us plenty of privacy and space to do our own thing! Really fantastic experience! If you want to see the best of Pittsburgh (and not just the obligatory tourist traps), then stay with Hal and Huong in Lawrenceville!
I can't say how great of hosts Hal and Huong were during my stay at their awesome house in Pittsburgh! The room was spacious and clean and I had full use of the entire house and wonderful back yard!
I mentioned to Hal that I had just moved here for work and he took time out of his busy schedule to give me information about the East End and surrounding areas (Ohio, Allegheny and The Mon Rivers to start) and also advice on what areas to look at for apartments.
If I ever need a place I would not hesitate to stay here again!!
My boyfriend and I spent 3 days at Hal's place in Pittsburgh. His wife and him were lovely and extremely welcoming! They are for sure greatest hosts I've ever experienced.
The house is huge and the room is really comfortable.
Hal and Huong were both warm and welcoming the moment we arrived. Luckily for us, they were also very informative about the greater Pittsburgh area (we definitely recommend you follow their suggestions!)
The building was located around a bunch of cool shops and cafes/restaurants. Inside, we found that their bathroom we used was THE BEST. We actually found that we enjoyed having to go to the bathroom! Our room was spacious, warm, well furnished, and private. It was perfect for us, coming back from a day of activity and just relaxing and unwinding.
Overall, you couldn't ask for a better place to stay in Pittsburgh or (more importantly) better hosts to stay with.
Staying with Hal and Huong was such a pleasure — I felt right at home the moment Hal greeted me at the door. I had plenty of privacy, as I basically had the entire third floor to myself. As other reviewers have said, the bathroom is wonderful with the heated tiles! Their home is a block away from a bus stop that took me right downtown in 15-20 minutes, and Hal offered me coffee for my early mornings. It was a great stay.
Staying with Hal was a wonderful experience. He was a great and welcoming host and the bedroom was large and comfortable. The star of the show was the wonderful bathroom with his clawfoot bath, heated floors, and large shower area. Would not hesitate to stay with him again.
Hal is a Brooklyn-born Cuban-American who's lived throughout the US, Latin America, and Asia, and has been in Pittsburgh since 2005. Huong is a Hanoi-born Chatham University MBA graduate who's been in Pittsburgh since 2012.
Together, we speak English, Spanish, Vietnamese, and a smattering of other languages. We endeavor to be a respectful travelers when we're on the road, and to host cool travelers when we're home. And we've got a beautiful house in the heart of Pittsburgh!