Welcome to this cozy guest room in my home on the north side. Conveniently located to the north side, this private room with shared bath and kitchen is perfect for someone in town for a downtown conference, wedding, sporting event, work or vacation.
Gorgeous shared kitchen with multiple coffee-making options -- French press or Clever coffee dripper with locally-roasted Nicholas coffee provided. Also, access to laundry in basement is through this room.
Cozy room on second floor of 130-year-old row house on Pittsburgh's historical North Side.
Furnished with double futon, bedside table, desk, chair, bookcase, side chair and modest closet. All linens, bedding and towels are included. (Towels are in the bathroom closet.)
I appreciate it when potential guests send a quick message to tell me a bit about their travel plans before booking
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).
About the house
130-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 (which is sometimes rented on airbnb when owner is out of town), Guest room (THIS LISTING), bathroom (only one in house, shared by everyone)
Third floor -- additional available guest suite (listed on airbnb as "lofty rooms, rooftop deck access"), access to rooftop deck
Roof -- (access from third floor suite) 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 37-year-old female who has owned the home for over 10 years.
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.
Erica was a very nice and friendly host; she gave a tour around the house; provided s parking pass, as well as some suggestions about the neighborhood restaurants. I will def stay there again!
We had a lovely time in Pittsburgh and Erica was fantastic. Her directions were 100% spot on, and we were worried about this as this was our first time using airbnb. The bed was nice, the house was lovely and warm and she had fresh towels which was awesome. Location was great-10 mins from PNC Park and close to a big supermarket. Would definitely stay there again and recommend others do so.
Erica was great and the place was cozy, accessible and just as described! My boyfriend and I were so happy to have a happy home base in Pittsburgh for the night. Thanks for the hospitality, Erica!
Erica was a great host. She sent clear instructions about the house and met me upon arrival to settle in. Offered a short tour and advice about parking and the neighborhood. The room was comfortable and cozy, exactly as pictured. The neighborhood is very walkable and within easy reach of a lot to do. Would stay there again on my next trip to Pittsburgh.
Erica and her row house are fantastic! Check out jazz at the speakeasy on the corner, go for a stroll in the park, check out a show at mr. Smalls and have some of the best beer around at church brew works. Cool sets of nearby neighborhoods connected by crazy cutty roads. My super phone really helped here. Erica has thought of everything and I was missing nothing!
I had a great time! The room was beautiful and clean, the bathroom looks like one that you could find on Pinterest, and Erica was a wonderful host. The area had plenty of restaurants and was close to the Andy Warhol museum and several bus stops. All in all this was a fabulous choice of lodgings.
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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.
Hablo un poco de espanol.
I am also managing a property in the Napa Valley, so if you are interested in hearing more, please send me a message.