Stay in one of the hottest neighborhoods in Pittsburgh: Lawrenceville. You're just 1 block from shops, restaurants, bakeries, and more, but tucked away on a quiet street, your restful retreat after a day of fun and activities. And...no car needed!
This two story, one bedroom row house was purchased and completely renovated and furnished in August, 2011. This is a dedicated rental property, not someone's house they live in and rent out. This means complete privacy and quiet so you can really settle in and enjoy your visit to Pittsburgh.
Property is located in Lawrenceville, a trendy, up and coming neighborhood.
It is possible to add a twin inflatable bed to the living room (modest fee applies) but it is a tight squeeze and more suitable for a child or very small adult. Pack and play available for the wee ones.
- fully equipped eat-in kitchen
- living room that seats four with TV w/ local channels & DVD player
- bedroom with queen bed, five-drawer dresser, and closet
- brand new bath and laundry room with dedicated work area
- all towels and linens, toiletries, hair dryer
- free on-street parking (around the corner, about 20 yards away)
- air conditioning unit in living room and bedroom
- great for short stays as well as extended stays
- keyless entry system - no scrambling around looking for keys!
Plus lots of little extras that make you feel more like the friend of a home rather than staying at an impersonal hotel:
- bookcase with games and books
- TV with local channels, DVD player
- DVD library
- welcome kit filled with information about the neighborhood, popular attractions, and recommendations for things to do and see during your stay
If you this is your first time staying at an airbnb property, please send a message with some details about yourself and what brings you to Pittsburgh first before making a reservation request. This will help me become better acquainted w/ you so we can make sure this property is the best fit for you.
Please carefully read the list of amenities to make sure this property is a fit for you.
Guests have complete access to the first and second floor of the property and it is 100% private. You have complete run of the house!
As soon as you make a reservation with me, you'll receive an email from me. This will contain information about parking, directions that can easily shave up to an hour from your trip (I know a trick that takes you nearly the entire way to the property by expressway, eliminating a lot of city driving!), and lots and lots of additional info about the property.
After you receive the email, I'll be happy to answer any questions you have by email or phone, or supply any additional information you may need.
I follow up with a phone call a few days before your check in date, making sure everything is OK and to make sure you're all set.
Then - I'm pretty much hands off. My philosophy is a bit different from many hosts and is simply this: you are coming to Pittsburgh for a purpose: to attend a conference, go to a class, attend a wedding, sightsee, catch up w/ old friends. You're not here to hear me jibber jabber on the phone to you every day--you're here to enjoy yourself.
HOWEVER, with that said, I encourage all guests to call or email me if they have any questions, have a specific need, or if they require any assistance.
Are you looking for a walkable, authentic neighborhood close to everything? Welcome to Lawrenceville, a hip, trendy, up and coming neighborhood. The shops sell everything from handmade, artisan soap to mid-century kitsch, all locally owned and operated. The restaurant scene is a virtual UN: blocks from this property you can visit:
- France (La Gourmandine, get an almond croissant or lemon tart)
- Cuba (pork sammie at Salud)
- Asian fusion (Duck quesos at Tamari)
- Thai (pad thai at Pusadee's Garden)
- Greek (gyro at Patitso)
- Award-winning Cure (featuring all types of cured meats and artisan cheeses)
The night life goes from the hipster (roller disco night and other shananigans at Belvedere's) to upscale (thoughtful, works of art cocktails at Industry Public Grill), and everything in between. Jonesing for a drink of the caffeinated variety? 720 Music/Clothing/Cafe is less than 100 yards from the house.
While the main thoroughfare of Butler Street is less than a block away, the house is tucked away on a quiet side street. So I think you get the best of both worlds!
Children's Hospital and West Penn Hospital are both 5 blocks away, and Shadyside Hospital is less than a mile away.
If you drive, there's street parking about 20 yards away (the property is on a fire lane, but there's lots of parking close by).
Property is less than a block from a main bus line to get you to downtown, the strip district, shadyside, and oaklandl in minutes.
You can use public transit to get from the bus station/Megabus stop/AMTRAK to property in 15 minutes. You can use public transit from the airport to the property--for less than $5.
I love this neighborhood! I lived in this neighborhood about 15 years (and live in the next neighborhood over--Bloomfiedl) and would be happy to help with restaurant recommendations, steer you to local attractions I think you'll like, all with an eye to places often overlooked by native Pittsburghers and tourists alike.
Julie is the best! This adorable place is in the best Pittsburgh neighborhood and provides all the comforts of home. Perfect for a couple and young child.
We LOVED this Airbnb! We live in NYC and wanted to discover the hidden gems of Pittsburgh and this was THE place to do so. First of all, the house has everything you need to be comfortable - huge bathroom, nice TV/couch area, cute bedroom with a huge sleigh bed, washer/dryer, kitchen, parking and a really easy keyless entry system. Julie was also extremely friendly and made great recommendations for the area. Lastly, the location is AMAZING. It's within a 1 minute walk to a number of excellent bars, restaurants, coffee shops AND a great bowling alley. Perfect place for the hipster-minded as well. Definitely stay here if you're stopping in Pittsburgh!
I would definitely recommend this place to anyone planning on staying in Pittsburgh. The apartment was neat and clean, and Julie was very helpful and friendly when I had questions. The apartment is really close to the market district, so it's a really convenient little place.
This is a great place for a short stay in Pittsburgh. The house is located in a quaint part of town with several nearby bars, restaurants, coffee shops, convenience stores, drug stores, and other amenities. Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be a grocery store in the general area. It was a cinch to get downtown on the bus (about 15 minutes on the #91). If you expect to be in Pittsburgh for a conference at CMU or UPitt, the #93 takes you near campus; however, it doesn't operate on weekends.
Although small, the house is quite comfortable for two people. It was fully equipped with everything one would need, including garbage bags, coffee filters, laundry soap, ample towels, blankets, kitchen gadgets (e.g. corkscrew). In all, a home away from home.
Julie is, in a word, amazing. She responded to my questions promptly and it was clear to me early on in our interactions that she has her guests' interests and comfort at heart. I would stay here again in a heartbeat and would not hesitate to recommend it to others.
One final (unrelated) note: If this is your first time in Pittsburgh and you don't have a vehicle, ensure you have done the necessary homework to navigate the city by bus. It is next to impossible to find a cab in Pittsburgh (and this is no exaggeration!)
Julie's place was perfect for what I wanted. Right in the heart of real Pittsburgh, plenty of restaurants and bars right around the corner, plenty of friendly neighbors right next door. Also, the bus stops just a block away and gets you downtown in maybe ten minutes, not bad. The house was clean and had everything I needed to have my weekend in Pittsburgh go without a hiccup. Thank you!
Clean comfortable and well appointed. Convenient location for exploring down town Pittsburgh and surrounding areas.
Awesome stay. Great apartment. Great neighborhood.
I stayed at the house with my family for 6 weeks. Julie was a perfect host, I had a lot of questions before we arrived (because I was traveling with my baby) Julie answered all of of them, she was very professional and helpful. The house was nice and clean, would be perfect for a couple visiting Pittsburgh. The neighborhood was great, with a good mix of people (old, young, hipsters, working class). And thanks to Julies recommendations, we "discovered" a lot of great places to eat, drink coffee and hang out. Only downside is that there is no food shops nearby (but the bus goes straight to a shop)
Make sure to visit the french bakery and cafe music727!
Our trip to Pittsburgh was a lot of fun. Julie's location was perfect for us! Quiet but walkable to bars, shops, bakeries. it was also very convenient to the Museums and the other neighborhoods we explored. Parking was easy and the apartment was as advertised and had everything we needed - THANKS!!
I was here for a business trip and had a wonderful time at Julie's property. I took the bus everywhere and it was very convenient. The house was adorable inside and had a well lot exterior at night. Julie's recommendations were spot on. If you stay here, be sure to try the French bakery nearby and the 720 cafe tea.