Cozy room on second floor of 147-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.
I prefer to correspond a bit before receiving requests for this room.
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 -- additional available guest suite (listed on airbnb as "lofty rooms, rooftop deck access"), 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 35-year-old female professional-type who works downtown.
A good, quiet room, convenient to my conference location. Never actually met Erica but my roommate said she was delightful. Only down-side was the parking, which could be a bit dicey on the weekends. I'd definitely stay again.
Erica's BnB is comfortable and convenient to downtown. The spare accommodations, though in a neighborhood in need of TLC, were perfect for a visit where one needs to be in close proximity to the business district. Erica is attentive to one's schedule and down to earth friendly.
I stayed in the 2nd floor guest bedroom where the futon was comfortable. Two other guests were staying on the 3rd floor so I did not see those rooms or the roof deck. With a full house, coordinating the use of the one bathroom in the morning with your other guests is helpful to make morning meetings.
Erica is a very good host and I enjoyed my stay.
This location was perfect for me. Walking distance to work, supermarket, dining options, and a cute boutique. I am usually hesitant about sharing a bathroom, but this worked out. I had no complaints and would surely stay here again.
Room: comfortable futon, a/c. Simple and pleasant.
Building: historic 19th century townhouse, well maintained. Some great features include exposed wood support beams, 10-11 foot ceilings, exposed brick, and a claw-foot bathtub/shower. Fully equipped kitchen. Erica has decorated every room with a special touch making you feel like you're completely at home.
Location: Very good. Safe during the day. Multicultural and diverse neighbourhood. 1 block from Pittsburgh's oldest park. 1 block from a main street with lots of shops. 5 minute walk to supermarket. 15 minute walk to downtown. 15 minute walk to major sports stadium.
I stayed for a month at Erica's guest room. Erica is one of the nicest people I have ever met. She is warm,friendly and often went out of her way to make me feel comfortable.The house is at walking distance to Allegheny general hospital and Downtown. Safe (website hidden) is well decorated and fully furnished.She gave me complete access to her kitchen/washing machine/other appliances.Room was cozy with a comfortable bed,study table and a closet. Wifi is great.I'd definitely stay at her place once again!
I stayed in Erica's guest room for nearly a month while finding a place to settle long-term in Pittsburgh.
Her row house is located in Historic Deutschtown on the North Side, so there's some great German flavor nearby (I highly recommend Max's Allegheny Tavern). You'll also be within walking distance of a grocer if you wish to take advantage of the kitchen and a charming park if you want to go for a jog. If you're with car, it's super easy to jump on I-276 and get anywhere else in the city.
Erica is easygoing and knows the area well. She offered up a wide variey of hints and (website hidden) that led to a lot of fun during my stay. Chances are good you'll wish you had more time to hang out with her.