Private room in townhouse hosted by Jack

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 3 shared baths
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Wonderful roof deck ! ...with views of Pittsburgh. On this block -lots to do, see, eat, brewery! Central location; walk to Downtown, park, walking/jogging trails, stadiums, museums, National Aviary, Science Center. A real Victorian 22 room home and roof deck with a City-feel of skylines, sitting above the trees, sunsets over the Ohio Valley, and moon rising.
A second double bed guest room in this house is available under the title: "Pittsburgh's Exciting North Shore".

The space
My home is a townhouse with a roof deck near Allegheny Commons Park in National Register Historic District Allegheny West; minutes to downtown Pittsburgh...Allegheny General Hospital, Heinz Field and PNC Park. Near River Heritage Trail for biking and walking. Minutes to the free subway to downtown, museums, stadiums.

Guests arrive through the security-coded front door and live on the second floor with window views into the tree tops. Parking is handy where the host parks or in front of the house. The bus stops across the street. Restaurants: Nikki's Thai, Georgio's Italian, Peppi's, Lindo's Greek, and Biers Pub, and Allegheny Sandwich Shoppe.

Large private 2nd floor guest room with adjoining bath, soaking tub, double bed, dresser, refrigerator, microwave, kitchenette, desk. Wi-Fi, Access to house kitchen, living room, weight room, secure lock, self-controlled heat, two roof decks. House built in 1870; had alcohol still in attic during Prohibition and shooting gallery in basement; quirky layout; eclectic furnishings; homemade soups, many kinds of teas; breakfast/sandwich shoppe next door; Thai quality restaurant nearby.

Free subway to downtown Pittsburgh or walk in 15 minutes. Churches near-by. Use of washer, dryer, bicycles in summer;
Owner is retired quiet guy and Duquesne University grad who is very active in historic preservation, lives simply, plays racquetball, hikes & bikes, meditates, makes super soup!

Nearby is Andy Warhol Museum, churches, Mattress Factory Museum, Carnegie Science Center, WWII Submarine on Ohio River, Rivers Casino, Children's Museum, Heinz Field, YMCA, historic walking tours, restored Victorian homes and gardens, Lake Elizabeth, National Aviary, Pirates (PNC) Park, Monterrey Cafe Irish Pub.

All local Interstates converge nearby so access by vehicle is easy. If available owner offers prearranged ride from and to airport.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

What this place offers

Lake access
Free parking on premises
TV with Standard cable
Washing machine
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Luggage drop-off allowed

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Where you’ll be

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Allegheny West National Register Historic District is the name of this smallest neighborhood in the City of Pittsburgh. The variety of architecture is wonderful spanning from 1840 to recent. Gertrude Stein was born here. Andy Warhol's brother has a business here and the one-man artist Warhol Museum is minutes away. Martha Graham was born and raised here as was Andrew Carnegie. Large historic trees dot the Allegheny Commons Park across the street. 19th Century architecture, Stadiums, walking distance to Downtown and many museums and restaurants/cafes! Guests can walk or jog through the beautiful Commons, and over the Roberto Clemente Bridge or Rachel Carson Bridge into downtown and Point Park and the Ft. Pitt Museum.

Hosted by Jack

Joined in January 2013
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Hi, I'm Jack - This listing is called the "fun North Shore" because this is in a gentrified neighborhood with so much to do and is walking distance to downtown Pittsburgh just over the Allegheny River. At home here, you will have a private room, private kitchenette, and private bathroom in a 22 room Victorian townhouse built in 1870. This is a Federal Historic District called Allegheny West. This home is a 15 minute walk into downtown Pittsburgh, to the sports Stadiums, Mattress Factory Art Museum, Mexican War Streets, and the River Heritage Trail that connects with the Great Allegheny Passage to Washington D.C.. The Allegheny Commons Park with Lake Elizabeth and the National Aviary is across the street near where Gus makes ice balls from his brightly painted cart. In this valley our Springs, Autumns and Winters are warmer and very beautiful. Allegheny West is a nice little neighborhood of tree-lined streets, restored historic homes, restaurants, parks and museums. Within minutes walk are: Allegheny General Hospital, the Mattress Factory Museum, The Andy Warhol Museum, the Children's Museum, the Carnegie Science Center, Heinz Field, PNC (Pirates) Park, Carnegie Library, the Community College of Allegheny County, St. Peter's Cathedral Church, Calvary United Methodist with Tiffany windows, Banjo Club Wednesday at the Elks, the National Aviary with its Penguins and Eagles, nice inexpensive neighborhood restaurants/cafes : Peppi's, Lindo's, Monterrey Cafe Irish Pub, Carmi, The Modern, Nikky's Thai Kitchen, Allegheny Sandwich Shoppe, Georgio's, Subway. This is a fun place to live for a few days or a month! The second weekend in each December is the fantastic Victorian Christmas Candlelight House Tour. Within a few more minutes of driving are: University of Pittsburgh, the Convention Center, the big hotels, the Carnegie Museums, Mount Washington, the Pittsburgh Penguins' Consol Center, West End Overlook, Heinz Hall, The Benedum, Market Square, Carnegie Mellon University, Frick Fine Arts Center, Phipps Conservatory, Soldiers and Sailor's Memorial Hall, the Strip District, the great US Steel Building and PPG Place. From this neighborhood is immediate access to the main Interstates East, West, South and North. The subway station with free rides to downtown is nearby. Walking downtown takes 15 minutes. From the airport the drive is about 20 minutes to the front door! Lyft and Uber are popular taxi services. Parking here is easy in front of the house and with a special Parking Permit just around the corner. Mountain skiing, snowboarding or just watching others do it while lounging before a cozy fire is just an hour away at Hidden Valley or Seven Springs on Laurel Mountain. When here at home, enjoy the roof decks with their views of the hills, daytime or night City skyline, and Victorian rooftops - watching sunsets or the weekly fireworks, for yoga at dawn, or tanning times. Detergents are provided in the laundry. You will also be able to view satellite TV in the living room...or use the weight room, sit on the front stoop and talk to the neighbors. WiFi works throughout the house. This is a home in a restored City neighborhood. Your second floor room has a refrigerator, microwave, kitchenette, private bathroom with soaking tub, snacks, teas and coffee, dishes and silverware, WiFi access, four large bright windows with views of gardens and the Concolor fir. There's an air conditioner in Summer and personal electric heat in Winter. Also in the room is a real full size comfy bed. The first motorcycle policeman in Pittsburgh owned this house; he parked the cycle in the little courtyard under your window. In the basement was his shooting range and the bulls eye targets are still there along with the ricocheted lead pieces embedded in the rafters. He was also a sign painter and painted the Clark Bar signs for the Clark Candy Company; Mr. and Mrs. Clark lived around the corner. Dan Rooney, owner of the Steelers, now lives around the corner. During Prohibition it is said the house had a moonshine still operating in the attic; the hootch was served in a basement Speakeasy next door. You won't see me much but we will run in to each other enjoying the roof deck or visiting in the living room. Two bicycles live here; you may use in the Commons Park or the River Heritage Trail. If you come during Christmastide, from Thanksgiving to Candlemas, there will be a white welcome candle in each window. This is a real home and not a hotel, on Pittsburgh's fun north shore!
Hi, I'm Jack - This listing is called the "fun North Shore" because this is in a gentrified neighborhood with so much to do and is walking distance to downtown Pittsburgh just over…

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Check-in: Flexible
Checkout: 11:00 am
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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Carbon monoxide alarm
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