Beautiful rooms available. Amazing light, huge space, sky lights, roof deck! Conveniently located to the north side, these private rooms with shared bath and shared kitchen are perfect for long or short-term visitors.
Couch folds in to a double-size bed and there are a supply of linens in the closet. This room also has a skylight and exposed beams and brick.
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 38-year-old female professional-type who works downtown.
Two room and all common areas (bathroom, kitchen, dining room, living room, and laundry in basement).
The house has one bathroom and everyone staying in the house shares it. Towels are in the bathroom cupboard; help yourself.
Kitchen is fully-equipped and great for cooking or hanging out. You are welcome to use everything. Supplies for coffee are provided (French press or Clever Coffee Dripper and locally roasted Nicholas coffee)
The wi-fi enabled printer is on the first floor which guests are welcome to use (boarding passes, last minute copies of your presentation or resume, etc.)
Interaction with Guests
I live in the house, my bedroom on the second floor. I am happy to answer answer questions about Pittsburgh and provide recommendations both in advance and during your stay. Occasionally I am out-of-town in which case we will discuss arrangements for your arrival and I'm generally available by phone, text and email when I'm away.
My neighborhood is East Allegheny and it is convenient to tons of Pittsburgh. Lots of guests come without a car and walk, bike and use public transit to get around. The neighborhood also has great highway access so it's a great spot if you have business around or outside of the city.
There is a lot of stuff in walking distance and a good number of buses. More details below. Only about half of my guests use a car while in town.
What's within a five-minute walk of the house?
-- bars and restaurants
-- the grocery store (Giant Eagle)
-- a gas station and convenience store (Sunoco)
-- drug store (Rite-aid)
-- bakery (Priory Fine Pastry -- pastry, donuts, middling coffee, panini)
UBER and Lyft both serve Pittsburgh.
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Very close to about a dozen bus lines. It's very easy to get to downtown (8 minutes), the Strip District (8 minutes), Oakland (25-30 minutes).
Walking distance to:
-- PNC Park (under a mile)
-- Heinz Field (1.2 miles)
-- Andy Warhol Museum (0.5 mile)
-- Mattress Factory (installation art museum) (0.8 mile or bus)
-- National Aviary (0.6 mile)
-- Children's Museum (0.4 mile)
-- Allegheny General Hospital (0.3 mile -- 5 minute walk!)
-- Convention Center (1 mile or bus)
-- Omni William Penn Hotel (1.1 miles or bus)
-- Amtrak Station (1.1 miles or bus)
-- Megabus drop off (0.9 mile or bus)
-- Greyhound station (1.1 miles or bus)
-- Market Square (1.2 miles or bus)
-- Consol Energy Center (1.4 miles or partial bus)
-- Strip District (1.1 miles or bus)
Need to go to Oakland?
-- 30 minutes on the 54 bus -- picks up at the corner near my house
-- 10 minute drive
-- 3 miles on foot
What's in Oakland?
-- University of Pittsburgh
-- Carnegie Museum of Art
-- Carnegie Museum of Natural History (that's where all the dinosaurs are!)
-- Carnegie Mellon University
-- Legume/Butterjoint (one of my favorite restaurants)
Airport transit options
-- Lyft or Uber -- use your smartphone app; I think they're about $35
-- Taxi -- available at the taxi stand at the airport. About $50 including tip
-- SuperShuttle -- see their website for details. I think you would schedule this in advance and that the cost is about $35
-- City bus -- the 28X serves the airport to downtown. I think the fee is $3.75 and is paid in cash upon entering the bus (bus driver does not make change). Exit the bus downtown and then either take a second bus to the the northside (if you are doing this, pay an extra $1 when you get on the 28X and ask for a transfer), or walk (about a mile), or take a cab ($7), uber or lyft
No smoking inside the house. Clean up after yourself in the kitchen. Lock the doors when leaving.
You are welcome to invite guests as long as I'm given a heads up and they do not stay overnight.
Such a great place to stay! Just as awesome as the pictures convey! Erica was super nice and very helpful setting up all the details and information :)
Very good host and a great house. Everything was perfect !! I go back in Erica's place with pleasure.
This stay was my first time utilizing AirBnB and it was a very pleasant experience because of Emily's hospitality, cleanliness and accommodation. Emily is very good with communication - she gave us all the necessary information and instructions in a timely manner and she responded to all my messages and inquires in a timely manner.
The room was exactly as described and exactly what we paid for. The venue is located in a perfect area of the city - everything was a 10 minute drive away; downtown (point state park), cultural district, Southside (carson street area), and the strip market district were all convenient to get to because of the location of this room. Unfortunately, there is not a lot to do in this area itself, but there are a couple of bars around.
Emily left us a handwritten note with suggestions for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner and also included some unique Pittsburgh-y places we should check out.
Emily provided us with all toiletries, and we had the option to use the kitchen and laundry machines. My only gripe about staying here is the fact that the bathroom door doesn't have a lock - this is not the biggest deal to me but it is a privacy concern that my friend expressed.
Another thing to note is the steep staircase to the third floor and the roof. Neither of these staircases bothered me but it's something to be aware of before booking.
If I ever go back to Pittsburgh, I will definitely check for the availability of this room before I check elsewhere.
Erica was very hospitable and knowledgeable about the city. We stayed in the lefty rooms and they were very spacious and nice. Also the view from the roof deck is pretty incredible. Would visit again!
We enjoyed our stay and loved the space. Erica was accommodating to our late night arrival request and request for street parking. Street parking was very easy and plentiful (we stayed on a Thursday night). Erica was fun to talk to and was able and she had recommendations for places to see and eat for our stay in Pittsburgh. The space was beautiful and quiet. The room was spacious, well furnished, and included a lighted mirror so my wife could do her makeup in the morning.
Erica est une hôtesse très accueillante que je recommande fortement.
Sa maison est un petit joyau avec un design très jeune et décontracté.
De plus elle est située de l'autre coté de l'Ohio à seulement quelques minutes de marche du centre ville.
Une place de parking gratuite juste a coté de la maison est fournie gratuitement par la propriétaire
Erica was a fantastic host in Pittsburgh, staying up to let me in, kind and considerate, and giving great tips for the city eateries and all else. And the house is exquisite! Thanks Erica.
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Though I grew up California, I've spent almost half my life in Pittsburgh. I love it here and I love sharing my home and town with visitors.
My house is an 1885 row house on the northside of Pittsburgh (what was long ago Allegheny City). Tall, long, and skinny, the house was beautifully restored by the prior owners and I enjoy stewarding it during my ownership (over ten years).
When I'm not home, I like traveling, spending time with my friends, walking about the parks and doing yoga. When I'm home, I like cooking and, let's be honest, watching internet TV.
I also list rooms at my friend Sareeta's house.
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