About This Listing
This is a roomy apartment with room to relax and unwind. It is a 1st floor apartment that sleeps up to four. Furnished to make you immediately feel at home. On a quiet street, but less than 2 blocks to a bustling main street.
*If your stay takes place Sunday-Thursday, there's a 2 night minimum. If your stay includes a Friday or Saturday, there's a 3 night minimum.
Please send a message first so we can get to know each other and make sure my place is a fit for you, also to confirm availability. I use 4 booking agents and sometimes the calendar synch tool doesn't always work. :) *
This one bedroom, one bath apartment is a dedicated rental, on the first floor of a duplex (the upstairs apt. is also rented out via airbnb).
This property is a dedicated rental property with complete privacy and quiet so you can really settle in and enjoy your visit to Pittsburgh.
Apartment has its own private entrance with keyless entry code for additional security. The fully equipped eat-in kitchen has everything you need to prepare, cook, and serve a simple meal or snack.
The living room with a flat screen TV w/ DVD player and local channels. The sofa bed opens to a queen sized bed (modest additional fee applies).
The bedroom features a queen sized bed (linens included), a separate seating area, and lots of storage. Window a/c unit in bedroom (June-Labor Day), fan for the living room.
Perfect for one or two people for short or extended stays, three or four people for shorter stays.
This property is not a fit for those who:
- usually stay in a hotel
- dislike being on your own (including checking yourself in and out of the property)
- feel uncomfortable in a working class, city neighborhood
- find technology (logging onto WiFi, using TV remotes, keyless entry systems) to be a challenge
- require central air conditioning
Guests have access to the entire downstairs apartment. You have a private, secure entrance. There is a small, shared, secure hallway (w/ the upstairs apt) that leads to the basement, which houses the washer and dryer that both apartments share.
Interaction with Guests
As soon as you make a reservation with me, you'll receive an email w/ info about parking, directions (w/ shortcuts!), your keyless entry code, and lots of additional info about the property and neighborhood.
Then - I'm pretty much hands off. My philosophy is a bit different from many hosts and is simply this: you are coming to Pittsburgh to attend a conference, go to a class, attend a wedding, sightsee, catch up w/ old friends. You're not here to hear me jibber jabber on the phone to you every day--you're here to enjoy yourself.
However, I encourage all guests to call or email me if they have any questions, have a specific need, or if they require any assistance.
Are you looking for a walkable, authentic neighborhood close to everything? Welcome to Bloomfield, Pittsburgh's "Little Italy". The shops sell handmade ravioli and cannoli. The patrons chatter in Italian. It's a friendly, family-oriented, fun neighborhood. And you can be right in the middle of it.
The property is at the end of a quiet, safe residential street, yet less than two blocks to a bustling street featuring with shops, restaurants, and bars. Children's Hospital and West Penn Hospital are both 5 blocks away, and Shadyside Hospital is less than a mile away.
If you drive, you have access to one parking spot. If you have extra cars, I can tell you about nearby spots where you can park your other vehicles.
Property is less than 2 blocks from a main bus line to get you to downtown, the strip district, shadyside, oakland, and squirrel hill in minutes.
You can use public transit to get from the bus station/Megabus stop/AMTRAK to property in 15 minutes. You can use public transit from the airport to the property--for less than $5.
Other Things to Note
I love this neighborhood! I live in Bloomfield, too, and would be happy to help with restaurant recommendations, steer you to local attractions I think you'll like, all with an eye to places often overlooked by native Pittsburghers and tourists alike.
Please treat this property with respect. By booking this space, you are responsible for all damage and loss to the property and its contents during your stay, which may exceed the security deposit.
Check in is any time after 3:00 p.m. check out by 11:00 a.m. using a keyless entry system. Because of housekeeping and reservation schedules, earlier check in times and later check out times must be arranged in advance and are subject to availability.
Before you book, please make sure your check in and check out dates are firm, fixed, and not subject to change. No refunds given for early departures.
Sorry, furry friends have to stay home. This is a no-smoking facility. Guests making the reservation must be 21 years of age or older. Individuals under 21 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
We had a great visit! Apartment was exactly as described. Cute and very clean. Julie was very helpful during the whole process. She even contacted us prior to the visit to warn us about the marathon that would have a lot of roads closed on the day of our arrival.
I rented the apartment for my parents during their stay at Pittsburgh for my graduation ceremony. And they love ittt! Julie is extremely considerate and friendly ( even though we only communicated via phone and email). Detailed rules and instructions were provided in the guest book (and thanks for the sweet note!). She always responded in a short time and was able to answer any questions we have. We had a great time there and definitely recommend this place for anyone who is looking for accommodations in Pittsburgh city!
It was nice to meet Julie when we arrived. She was very helpful with all our questions. The apt seems typical Pittsburgh and we enjoyed the Bloomfield neighborhood, especially the Bread and Salt Bakery and the late night burger at Tessoro's. Very convenient to Pitt! Parking no problem.
What a wonderful experience!
It was such a pleasure to be hosted by Julie. I had been looking for a place for my parents to stay for some time. I was having trouble finding a spot. Julie was so helpful and responsive, going out of her way to communicate and get us booked.
The accommodations were spotless and spacious, right in the heart of Bloomfield. My parents really appreciated staying in a comfortable home in a real Pittsburgh neighborhood, as opposed to a hotel somewhere downtown or out in the suburbs. Thank you so much for helping us have such a wonderful vacation!
Julie's place was great. It's just off of Liberty Ave in the Bloomfield neighborhood which is walking distance to many great restaurants and attractions and just a $10 cab to the heart of downtown! We stayed for a long weekend and were able to get to everywhere in the city within 10-15 minutes by car. The apartment is everything you need...spacious kitchen, cozy living room, large bedroom, and all the essentials. Julie was very prompt in sending us a renter's manual with everything we needed to know and quick to reply when we had questions. Highly recommend her place!
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About the Host, Julie
Greetings from Pittsburgh! It would be my pleasure to host your visit to this magnificent city. I've been here for many years and love it here. I'm here to help make your stay relaxing and enjoyable. My recommendations include many eateries and attractions off the beaten track that many locals don't know about! :)
Running my three properties is my full-time job and I devote my efforts accordingly to help ensure you have a pleasant and comfortable stay. I'm also the moderator for the Pittsburgh Airbnb Hosts group.
I love having people stay here and have welcomed people from all over the world. When I'm not acting as an Innkeeper, I dream about my favorite destination: Barbados!
Hope to see you soon!