About this listing
This open-plan apartment has great sunlight, a quiet bedroom with Cali-king, 1.5 baths, and a well-equipped, open kitchen. Great options for nearby restaurants, coffee shops, and shopping make this an ideal stay for visitors to Pittsburgh's East End.
3rd Floor urban loft-style apartment.
Huge kitchen, gas stove, fridge, dishwasher. If you love to cook and love having a kitty companion, this place is perfect for you! Whole foods, Trader Joe's and Target are less than a mile away!
Open living/dining/kitchen area with lots of light.
Fun paint colors and beautiful Brazillian Cherry hard-wood floors. Everything is newly renovated. It's like living in a brand new place with lots of old charm.
Our apartment is located in the heart of the Garfield neighborhood with nearby restaurants and coffee shops, close to Whole Foods, yoga studios, and Bloomfield (Pittsburgh's little Italy!). We are nestled in a convenient location close to Shadyside, Highland Park, East Liberty, Lawrenceville, and Friendship. All of these neighborhoods are fun places to explore!
We have convenient and free street parking.
We have super speedy wifi—we make websites for a living so our internet is as fast as it comes.
We have a stacked washer and dryer unit that you are welcome to use.
The guests will have access to the full unit.
Interaction with Guests
This is our primary Pittsburgh residence. We only rent for periods during which we are out of town. As such, we'll be in contact with guests via Airbnb Messages, email, and phone.
We will check in once or twice during a stay via text just to make sure everything is OK, but other than that we let our guests set the tone in terms of how much communication they would like to have with us. We are always up for meeting new people, and have even dined with guests at our favorite restaurants, but we know that most often people are looking to relax and do their own thing. We respect our guests privacy and try to keep communication channels open and efficient.
We love our eclectic and diverse neighborhood. Garfield has many art galleries and installations, restaurants, and businesses. It's an area that has seen much revitalization recently, but there are still buildings that are boarded up on our block. We feel that the neighborhood is a great asset to our location, but realize it might not be for everyone.
For guests looking to explore a wide spectrum of Pittsburgh sites and scenes, a car or budget for Uber/Lyft is recommended. With the exception of routes to The Strip and Downtown — which are very convenient — bus travel to other locations, requires translating routes and timetables which can be challenging without a smartphone. Late-night bus service is also limited.
The location is convenient to all East End neighborhoods, Oakland, the Strip, and Downtown. By car or Uber/Lyft we are 5 minutes from Lawrencville, Shadyside, and East Liberty, 10 minutes from The Strip and Oakland, and 10-15 minutes from Downtown and the North Side.
We live right on the 88 bus line that makes it super easy to get downtown and the strip district. The 87 and 86 lines that also run downtown are both a couple blocks away.
Uber and Lyft are also active in Pittsburgh and we are excited that these services can help make transportation better for our guests!
Other Things to Note
We do have a television but no cable. We have Apple TV which has Netflix, HBO Now, and Hulu. Wahoo!
We own the entire building and our offices are on the first floor. We manage two other Airbnb units on the second floor.
Our street does get some busy traffic, but it is pretty quiet in our apartment, and you do not hear street noise from the bedroom. Speaking of bedroom, we have an enormous, California King bed with an organic latex mattress [the things that true dreams are made of].
Thanks for booking our Modern Loft! We're looking forward to hosting you.
We'll be in touch with more details on your arrival very soon, but for now, please take a moment to review a couple general guidelines for your stay at 5131 Penn Ave.
During your stay, we simply ask that you treat the space like it's your own. If you use the kitchen/dishes, please wash, dry, and place back in the cupboards.
On the building premise, there is absolutely no smoking and no drug use.
# Quiet Hours
Out of respect for our other guests, we ask that you keep noise to a minimum after 10:30pm and before 7:30am. There are three other units in the building and we want to ensure everyone has a great night's sleep.
It's appreciated if you strip the sheets off of the bed before departing and place them in the provided laundry bag [or on the floor of the bathroom] along with any used towels and bathroom floor mat.
Please ask us if there is something that would make your stay more comfortable. If we don't know, we can't help!
My name is Kate and I'm from Pittsburgh, PA. My husband Nik and I live and work in our mixed-use apartment building. Nik is a web developer, and I run a business that connects and supports Pittsburgh women entrepreneurs. We'd love to have you stay in one of our apartments! We also love to stay in Airbnb places when we do our own traveling. Please feel free to send me a message if you have any questions or just want to say hello.