lofty rooms, rooftop deck acces

House - Private room · James St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, United States
Your host, Erica
28 Reviews
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The Space

Third floor suite available. Two 16 x 16 rooms. Exposed brick, wood floors, skylights. Access to rooftop deck with panoramic view of Pittsburgh. Furnished with futons (one queen, one double) and each room has a desk, chair, dresser, arm chair and modest closet. All linens, bedding and towels are included.

The house is a 20 minute walk to downtown or about 8 minutes by bus. Commute to University of Pittsburgh or Carnegie Mellon is about 30-40 minutes by bus (500 or 54C direct; or pick up something from downtown) or about 15 minutes by car. Easy access to the highway. 5-minute walk to the grocery store or drug store; approximately 1 mile to the Strip District. Parking is street parking; one visitor permit is available. For purposes of approximate location, use the intersection of Cedar Avenue and E. Ohio Street (15212). (website hidden) also has a great public transit feature for Pittsburgh.

About the house
145-years old. Pine floors throughout. Exposed brick in about half the house.
Outside -- Lovely fenced yard and courtyard with BBQ.
First floor -- living room, dining room, coat area, kitchen
Second floor -- owner's bedroom, guestroom, bathroom (only one in house)
Third floor -- available guest suite, access to rooftop deck
Roof -- deck with lovely view of downtown and the northside
Basement -- laundry and other typical basement stuff

The house has wireless internet, but no cable.

Owner is a 36-year-old female professional-type who works downtown.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $550 /week
Monthly Price: $1500 /month
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Three friends and stayed with Erica for one night this weekend and had a wonderful experience. Erica's home is huge and beautiful. The rooms are clean, quiet, and tastefully decorated -- my friends and I especially loved the skylights above each bed. The location is perfect -- shops and restaurants are walking distance and it's just a five minute drive to Pittsburgh's downtown. Erica is a wonderful host: Super friendly, easygoing, and had lots of great suggestions for restaurants and things to do. Overall a great experience.

    May 2014
  • Erica is a fine host and most accommodating. Her home is easy walking distance to both ball parks.

    May 2014
  • Erica offers cozy space in an old house in an old neighborhood of Pittsburgh. The bed was comfortable. Everyday I walked over the Ninth St. bridge to my conference. It was a pleasant stay. I would do it again.

    March 2014
  • We had a wonderful stay and Erica was a great host. She even drove my friends to the airport at 5 in the morning, otherwise they would have missed their flight. The flat is very nice, nicer than the pictures suggest. It also offers a great view from the roof terrace. The appartment is in a nice location, restaurants and shops are nearby and it is only a short walk distance from downtown. I can highly recommend staying at Erica's place and hope to be back in Pittsburgh soon.

    December 2013
  • This was our first airbnb experience, and we were a little apprehensive about going for a room in a house vs private space of our own - but we needn't have been! Erica was incredibly easy to communicate with, very flexible, accommodating and friendly. The photos are accurate - the loft space has way more character than a hotel room could, being tastefully decorated with beautiful mid-century pieces. Great location too - we were able to walk everywhere without a problem. Would definitely stay again - thanks Erica!

    August 2013
  • My parents (from France) spent almost two weeks in Erica's house and loved it. The rooms are cozy and charming. I am so happy I didn't book a hotel room for them, it would have been much more expensive and not a quarter as lovely!

    June 2013
  • Erica was a fantastic host! Although my family and I were only there to sleep, she was very accommodating. She made sure we were all kept and even provided an extra bed for us. We walked to Heinz Field and toured around Downtown and it only took us 15 minutes! Great location, great host, awesome loft!! Would do it again for sure!! Thank you Erica!!

    November 2012
  • Erica was super considerate even when I rolled into town late at night. The place is beautiful and warm.

    November 2012
  • We love staying with Erica! This was our second visit. Usually we prefer to have an entire apartment to ourselves, but the third floor suite is so spacious and private that it feels perfect. Erica is friendly and helpful. Loved her Trader Joe's coffee - I'll have to visit more often so I can hit up Trader Joe's to feed my addiction! Parking was easy on the street. We came and went a few times with no problem, and we can also walk from her house to both The Strip and to Heinz Field. We plan to stay here every time we are in Pittsburgh.

    November 2012
  • Looooved it! Erica was an excellent host, her North Shore home is absolutely charming. I stayed with her during a six-week consulting engagement for my company. It was a true home-away-from-home and helped alleviate the sense of isolation and displacement I would have felt in a hotel. Erica was flexible and open, she gave me free reign of her kitchen, bathroom, washing machines, etc, so I never felt like I was intruding. It was a real tast of what it would be like to live in Pittsburgh, and I couldn't be happier with the decision.

    November 2012
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