Unique Artsy Loft, Creative People of All Kinds, Martial Artists & Pets-Friendly
Location: CLOSE TO THE HEART OF PITTSBURGH.
• Within walking distance to the Strip, and its famous markets & stores, restaurants & clubs,
• within 15 mins walking distance (or 5 mins driving distance) to Downtown Pittsburgh &The Cultural Center, Convention Center, Heinz History Museum
• walking distance to the stadiums, 3 Rivers Casino, Andy Warhol Museum, Carnegie Science Center, Children's Museum, The National Aviary, Mattress Factory Art Gallery, Penn Brewery, Allegheny River Nature hiking/biking Trail & Kayak rental place on Allegheny River, etc.
• A short block away from PA Rt.28 and I-279.
• On major bus lines (3 bus stops right across from the building). Walking distance to Greyhound and Amtrak stations. West Park and Allegheny General Hospital also within walking distance.
When you walk in front of our door you will see a great view of city skyline.
This self-contained loft/ art studio/ dojo/ multi-use space has all you need to survive & thrive, whether you are staying for just a weekend or planning on spending a few or even more weeks here. We believe in multi-functionality and the utilitarian character of the spaces we spend our live in. That said, you won't find fluffy beds and mass-produced "art" covering the walls. But we will be happy to meet your creative needs- so please let us know them in advance!
The 14-ft-high walls have been intentionally mostly left blank for variety of uses, including, but not limited to:
photo- and video-shoots. This space has been used for these in the past and we will be happy to accommodate your artistic needs
The 1" thick martial arts mats on the floor (as in the photo- will be supplied & put down upon request) transform the space into a dojo. People wishing to practice till the last moment before their tournament are welcome to use our on-site training equipment including kicking/punching bag, pads, breaking boards, etc. and last but not least - a 9ft x 6 ft retractable video screen, where you can project and watch training dvd-s while practice along w/them. The additional cost of setting the mats & the dojo- $95 one-time fee.
For general fitness enthusiasts, there are exercise balls available and we can provide a variety of weights & yoga mats upon request..
You are welcome to use our training and/or exercise equipment at your own risk (upon signing the release form).
Free internet and cable tv. You can also watch netflix movies or dvd-s on a 9ft x 6ft screen from your own computer. Projector included, computer not.
Individually controlled heat and central air conditioning.
Please note: there is no separate bedroom, it's all an open-floor space with an open mezzanine. The main sleeping quarters are located in the mezzanine.There is a California King size memory foam mattress/bed (easily sleeps 2 large adults, but watch out for low ceiling-see the pix). There's also a 2-person futon. On the main (lower) floor there's a Queen size sleeping sofa-bed w/a 2" memory foam topper . Although far from a stereotypical fluffy bedroom this place offers good sleeping accommodation for any folks "on the go".
Full bathroom with a shower. Hair-dryer included. Compact kitchen equipped w/electric stove, fridge, microwave, toaster, coffee & cappuccino makers & electric kettle. There are also: crock pot, rice cooker/steamer and 2 electric grills (one of them -panini-type) available for your cooking pleasure.Cooking utensils & dishes provided, as well as towels, linens & blankets/ comforters (in winter).
For any extended stay there's an additional $60 charge per week (for the second and ea. additional weeks) to cover the cost of the utilities.
Although the minimal stay is 2 nights in some cases we accept a single-night stay. The base price for a single night is $150.00 plus the regular fees (cleaning, airbnb, etc.). The maximum of 3 guests still applies, unless discussed with us directly on a case-by-case basis.
Parking: free on-street parking next to our building in a quiet but very well exposed & safe alley.
We have kids and we understand and welcome families w/kids.
We also have dogs and we welcome folks w/dogs too, any size, any breed, or a mix of them. Dogs stay for free with their responsible owners.
Please note: if a dog is to be left alone for ANY (but no longer than a few hours) period of time it has to be locked in a crate. We have a LARGE size dog crate available for your free use, or bring your own. In any case you are responsible for cleaning after your pet.
The minimum stay is 2 nights but in certain cases we may consider a single night option, please contact us directly to discuss it.
We would be happy to accommodate your particular needs and we'd like to get to know you a bit prior to your arrival to ensure a happy, creative relationship.
Communication by email preferred.
Check in time is 3 PM
Check out time is 12 noon
PLACES TO FEED YOU:
• limited: Russian, Spanish, French, German, Yinzer
We had a lovely time in this space for a winter weekend getaway with our golden retriever. Eva stocked the kitchen so we had some breakfast basics -- such a great amenity. The kitchen was well equipped if you wanted to do some cooking. Plenty of towels and blankets were available. The bathroom was a bit cold but the rest of the space was pretty warm, even during a snowy weekend. We used the projector to watch a movie on the very big screen. No problems with wifi. Comfortable bed. We would definitely stay here again!
Really great place to stay. Easy access to downtime (just cross a bridge) and Penn Brewery. It's the kind of place you want to take pictures of and show your friends.
Eva was a great host. Very easy to communicate with and was super helpful and a pleasure to talk to. She recommended restaurants and other things to do nearby. The apartment was very clean, well stocked, and she even brought us stuff to make breakfast in the morning. The apartment is very close to downtown. We only stayed one night, but wish we could have stayed longer.
Ben and Eva's loft space is cozy and well appointed. We hosted a small business planning session here with 15-16 people attending during the day. The space was comfortable and intimate. A/V equipment was perfect for presentations.
Overall, this is a fun space with a lot of character, and the hosts are wonderfully helpful and very accomodating.
Location is superb to Downtown as well.
My friend and I stayed at Ben & Eva's place for three nights and we absolutely loved it! Not only was the appartment and the location fantastic, but Ben (we didn't get to meet Eva!) was very nice and helpful. He even drove us to the bus station the day we were going home. We recommend this place to everyone who's visiting beautiful Pittsburgh. Let's go Pens!
Two friends and I stayed at Ben and Eva's loft while having a last minute weekend trip to Pittsburgh. They were both incredibly accommodating of the short notice booking and our changing arrival time. The space was beautifully decorated with all amenities you could possibly need. Additionally, it was a very unique loft with a very artistic vibe which added to the positive experience. Snacks were even left out for us! Eva gave us a thorough overview of the space and helped us with recommendations of things to see and do, which all helped tremendously. The area appeared to be safe and was a short walk into the downtown core, there are also things to see in the "north side" where the loft is situated.
Overall a great experience, and I highly recommend staying at Ben and Eva's loft!
Wow, can't say enough about the loft or about Ben and Eva as hosts. Place is clean and well-stocked with blankets, towels, snacks, coffee, etc. First rate amenities (great shower and awesome surround-sound stereo set-up) and, true to its name, artsy and unique.
Good location - about a mile or two from the Strip in downtown Pittsburgh.
Ben and Eva were incredibly professional and responded immediately to our Air B&B reservation via text message.
Overall, 5 Stars - great stay and great place.
Had a great time at Ben & Eva's - the view is very cool, the space is really cool and comfy, it came stocked with snacks, and the location was great. The German-American club next door was hosting Oktoberfest one night, and I was bummed because I thought the music would keep me awake - but amazingly the apartment was completely silent and devoid of booming polka coming through the walls. Thanks for your hospitality, and hopefully I will see you again next time I'm in PGH.
An outstanding place that completely suited my group's need of being close to downtown and the stadiums. I would (and will) rent this place again.