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Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Pittsburgh House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms 2 Full bathrooms with showers, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 6 comfortably

If your taste is more jukebox than Victrola? More poodle skirt than parasol? Then America's First Nostalgic Guesthouse, The Good Ol' Days House is for you. Relax during your stay in a home where the 1950s, 60s and 70s come alive. This recently restored & renovated family home is filled with authentic treasures that bring you back to the decades of America's past with its Nifty 50s Kitchen, an art deco style 1940s Dining Room, a living room in 'mod' 1960s decor, retro 70s bedrooms, and full basement with a Knotty Pine built in bar right out of the 50s along with vintage Pinball and Bowling machines. Take a step back in time with family and friends as you celebrate important milestones such as birthdays, anniversaries, family & class reunions or just a weekend getaway to go back to a simpler time and remember those Good Ol' Days.

**The GOOD OL' DAY HOUSE was just featured on the television show WQEDs 'PITTSBURGH 360' on April 18, 2013! You can download the show from WQEDs website.

Restaurants: There are several excellent restaurants for fine dining in the area such as close-by The Back Porch & The Speer Street Grill, Lenora's in Perryopolis, & Lucchesi's in Monessen. You can also enjoy good home-style family type restaurants, fast food and other familiar chain restaurants all less than one mile away.

Pittsburgh dining is 25 miles or a 30, 45 minute drive.

Seven Springs is less than an hour away.

There are 2 yummy pizza shops, a Dairy Queen, Bakery & Grocery Store all within walking distance.

A friendly local 'watering hole' tavern is also within walking distance on the Main Street.

Shopping: Many vintage & antique shops are close by within a few minutes or up to a 15 minute drive. We have Gabriel Brothers, which is a 'Bargain Place' to shop for name brands & closeouts.

The Brand new Tanger Outlet Mall is 20 minutes away and there are 6 Shopping Malls all within a 30 - 45 minute drive. Such as South Hills Village, Westmoreland Mall, Uniontown Mall, Franklin Mall, Century III Mall and Monroeville Mall.

Churches: Just like in those Good Ol' Days when faith in God was the center of any community--- Churches of all denominations are nearby and most within walking distance to the home.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
MELANIE PATTERSON (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2009
Call Manager
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i am a former Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. United States 1993 (crowned in Las Vegas), inventor & entrepreneur. This is the former family home of my Italian immigrant grandparents who moved here in 1949. It has been in our family for more than 60 years and now enjoys taking guests on a trip back to the eras of the 1950s, 60s & 70s! I am currently chairwoman of The Mid Mon Valley Cultural Trust and we have renewed efforts to restore, and preserve the historical Coyle Theater located in Charleroi with hopes of opening it as a movie theater and entertainment complex in the heart of the Mid Monongahela Valley.

MELANIE PATTERSON purchased this house in 2008

Why MELANIE PATTERSON chose Pittsburgh

There is nothing like this anywhere. The house has been featured with Dave Crawley (KDKA & WQED Reporter) on WQED PITTSBURGH 360 where he has described the house as a 'time machine' taking you to decades of the 1950s, 60s, 70s & 80s. It is truly an experience for all generations...hope you remember how to percolate coffee, fill up ice cube trays, and operate and 8 track tape player...and we have WiFi available too -- just in case you need to stick around in this century too.

What makes this house unique

A free trip down memory lane with working Rotary phones, percolated coffee, stereos, LPs, 45s, eight track tape player, 1975 Pinball machine, Ms Pacman Tabletop game, vintage board games, polyester suit & bellbottoms in the boys' bedroom, Brownie outfit & 1950s Prom Dress in the girls' room, and lots of nostalgic experiences with family & friends that will truly be stored in your memory bank for future withdrawels. Shop in an old fashioned street filled with Antique shops, Boutiques, Bakery, Grocery store, Taverns & Churches & a Parochial school (that I attended as a child).

Guestbook comments from the manager

We've just spent an amazing week in your beautiful home. Thank you for opening the doors to the past -- your home unlocked memories that we will treasure for years to come. You are a warm and caring person and your love of live and family fills each room of this dear home. Being a child of the 50s, raised in a Polish Catholic Family, I just 'connected' with so many things in here. I truly felt as if I'd come home. Thank you so much for the treats, breakfast, you are very thoughtful. We wish you and your family all the best. Thanks for the Memories! With warmest regards and heartfelt appreciation.
Sep 2012
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Bedrooms 3
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based on 19 traveler reviews

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RETRO RETREAT + FREE BLAST into the past in this one-of-a-kind GROOVY GETAWAY
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 52 reviews

Vintage and retro luxury! Memories to be had!

  • 5 of 5

As a general rule with birthdays and holidays, my husband and I avoid buying physical presents for our nieces and nephews, but rather, "make memories" by doing something together - whether a one-day, overnight or just evening event. When we found the "Good Ole Days" get-a-away, we knew it would be a great Christmas present for all of us...and boy, did we score big! The kids - ranging in ages from 8-17, were so delighted with this place and Melanie's special touches that when we went into Pittsburgh to see the city at Christmas time, we left early because everyone wanted to just come "home" and enjoy the place together. What did we do during the stay? Lived. John made my mom's "blue plate special" traditional meatloaf with mashed potatoes and green beans and had family dinner...we peculated coffee and made cocoa and told stories, rumpused in the rumpus room, listened to records...and had a great blend of Christmas and Festivas time - oh, and always love Gabriels which is just down the road.

My husband and I have traveled extensively, and we received some of the best hospitality from Melanie AND comfortable accommodations. We love that Melanie not only has honored her family in this way but has also given others a chance to feel a part of the memories - both hers and their own. We will be back...!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a sheer delight to be able to share a little history & decades past with your bright-eyed nieces and nephews! This is the reason for this unique house and I love that families such as yours are able to recreate a little piece of the past with your own flair and fun. The meatloaf (didn't leave me any---boo hoo) and your family dinner are memories that your nieces and nephews will remember for a long long time. These are treasures that you can't put a price on and it is so special that our Good Ol' Days has become a Christmas Home for the Holidays for you all. Looking forward to seeing you all in a few weeks -- I'll put on the TV the classic Saturday Night Live DVDs from the 1970s & 80s in the Rumpus Room and perhaps The Ed Sullivan Show in the 1960s living room.!!!! The kids will love it! Safe travels. God Bless.

Unique and Delightful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The house brings back so many memories. Staying here is a unique and delightful experience. From reviewing the website we expected a great experience but in fact staying there in person exceeded our expectations.

As for the basics, the house was very clean, the owner/manager had great customer service, and the location was easy to find. We will recommended staying here to our family and friends.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!! You were wonderful guests and delighted that you enjoyed hosting both sides of your family during your "after Thanksgiving" dinner at the house. You and your husband looked just Ward & June Cleaver inside the 1950s kitchen too! So happy to hear everyone enjoyed the trip down memory lane remembering your own family good ol' days. We look forward to having you back again for another family 'reunion'.

Fun place with all the comforts of home.

  • 5 of 5

My husband, our daughters, son-in law and 2 grandchildren spent 4 days at Melanie's Fun House.

We all came from out of state to visit family. The house was lots of fun outside and inside. We never ran out of things to look at, laugh at and enjoy! Many toys and games for the adults and children. Oh, the memories.

And while the whole house was entertaining it was also very comfortable. Melanie has seen to every detail to make one feel at home, from comfortable beds and sheets to wonderful fragrant homemade soap.The bathrooms have roomy standing showers and great showers heads, lots of fluffy towels and places to hang them. There is a washer and dryer.

The house is totally suited for parties. A roomy refrigerator, freezer and a oven in the kitchen AND another oven in the rumpus room which was really convenient for our family party. Lots of kitchen towels and dish clothes. Many, many dishes, glasses, mugs, flatware, trays, nice pots and pans, extra tables and chairs. Melanie does not skimp on anything. Coffee, sugar and tea bags were also provided. No microwave, you get to go 'back in time' to reheat foods. We didn't even miss the microwave.

I expected the house to be a wonderful 'back in time' experience because of the reviews. I never expected the house to be so well equipped and comfortable.

Thank you Melanie for being an awesome host!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for you kind words and am so very happy that entertaining 3 generations of family inside The Good Ol' Days House turned out to be lots of fun and good times. You were awesome guests during your stay and hope you will return again in the future to create new memories for all to store inside your own family 'nostalgia banks'. God's Blessings to all!
Las Vegas, NV

Fun Experience

  • 5 of 5

My two brothers and I rented the home to attend a joint class/family reunion in the Mon Valley. We came from Las Vegas, Calgary, Alberta and Tampa and wanted a fun place to stay versus staying in a hotel. It was a great decision and we loved the 50's theme home. It exceeded our expectations, Melanie was there to meet us the day we arrived and the home was clean, well appointed and fun. The location in downtown Belle Vernon was a treat to remind us of our Western PA. roots and had shopping and food facilities close by. I would recommend to others and hope they would enjoy the experience as much as we did. My only criticism is that some of the "theming items" , especially stuff on the bedroom furniture be scaled back so the guest would have more space for personal items they travel with and need those areas.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Joe for your kind words! It was a pleasure to host you and your brothers during your stay! I loved the conversations about "Pittsburgh" and the memories you all shared with me about your own Good Ol' Days growing up in the 'burgh'. I appreciate your suggestion about the extra stuff in the bedrooms and will definitely keep that in mind for future guests! Thank you for being awesome guests in the house and I look forward to having you all back, in the future, for a trip back to the past here in Southwestern Pennsylvania!

A truly unique experience & trip back to the past.

  • 5 of 5

It's above the ho-hum of a traditional hotel stay. Plenty of things to do and see.

If you are into history or fads of the past it's the place for you. I look forward to staying there again sometime.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you are not a ho-hum kind of a person! It was a pleasure to have you as our guest and we look forward to accommodating you again with a trip down memory lane!


  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at the "back in the day" house, as my 9 year old referred to it. We loved showing the kids what we grew up, and it was simply and pleasure.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mary Sue, It was a pleasure to have your kids enjoy the type of fun kids had 'back in the day'! Hope you are getting ready to enjoy your summer baseball season and you're welcome to return and watch our Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cincinnatti Reds this year! Go Reds -- but not when you're in Bucco country. Have a nice day. Stay happy & healthy!


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Little Bamboo Chinese Restaurant
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Jakes Pizza
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Don Patron
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Starbucks Coffee
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Serendipity Tea Room
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Salatino's River House Cafe
"Delicious weekly specials, Beer Tasting Events, LIVE Entertainment + Bar with large screen TVS."
Bills Golfland
"Miniature Golf, Driving Range, 1950s Diner Food. Local favorite with long family history."
Eat'n Park
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Morgan's Antiques & Used Furniture
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MarBill Diamonds & Jewelry
"OOOOoohhhAaaaahhhh is what you will say when you see all the beautiful diamonds and spectacu..."
Checkers Boutique
"Specialty boutique for Prom & Formal fashions for Ladies."
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Tim's Secret Treasures
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Tim's Secret Treasures
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Fields of Heather
"Absolutely gorgeous fresh flower and silk arrangements for the home or as gifts. Store also..."
Prima Diva Boutique
"Ladies fashions, prom dresses, purses, jewelry and more!"
Gene & Boots Candies Inc
"Locally made delicious chocolate candies since 1930s. Old-fashioned goodies & sweet gifts &..."
On Main Mod
"Gently used mainly modern furnishings, antiques and vintage furniture."
On Main Mod
"Gently used mainly modern furnishings, antiques and vintage furniture."
Main Street Antiques
"Three floors of wonderful antiques that will keep you shopping for hours!"
C J's Furniture
"Amazing collections of furniture, stained glass lamps, wall hangings, tables & decorating pi..."
Jake's Pizza
"Longtime family owned voted Valley's #1 Favorite Pizza & Sandwiches."
The Back Porch Restaurant
"Best in Fine Dining/Atmosphere/Charm) in all of Southwestern Pennsylvania (including Pittsbu..."
Sweeney's Cafe & Pub
2 Fine Caterers
Salatino's River House Cafe
Bill's Golfland
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"Longtime, locally family-owned voted Valley's #1 Pizza & Sandwiches. Blocks away from the ho..."
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Pittsburgh International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sonny's Grill
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Cedarbrook Golf Course
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 70
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Back Porch Restaurant
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Seven Springs
Car: necessary

Our nostalgic vacation home is located on the main street of a small quiet town located south of Pittsburgh on Broad Avenue. The 'avenue' is filled with hair & nail salons, pizza & sandwich shops, a doctor's office, a dentist, a chiropractor, a ladies boutique shop, pharmacy, funeral homes, a newsstand, churches, taverns,an old-fashioned bakery, a cute little day care center & 2 antique shops located right across the street in this residential area of the avenue. We are an hour away from Pittsburgh, 30 minutes from Washington, Greensburg or Uniontown. One hour drive to Seven Springs Resort, the Ohio and West Virginia borders. Close by are Shopping Plazas, Outlet Malls, Fine Restaurants, Antique stores, and bicycling, golfing, swimming, Historic Amusement Parks, Casinos and a Water Park lend itself to many outdoor recreational activities that are available. Nearest Golf Course is the Cedarbrook Golf Course, and the Willowbrook Golf Course, being less than a mile away and about 2 miles apart from each other. There are 2 miniature golf courses nearby for those who just want to 'put around' and have fun.


Rates & Availability

From $275 Per night

Pittsburgh House Rental Rates

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Winter/Spring 2015
Dec 1 2014 - Jun 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2015
Jun 2 2015 - Sep 2 2015
2 night minimum stay

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Notes The trip down Memory Lane is FREE!!! No other vacation house rental in the country allows you 'experience yesterday' once more! Create and store new memories with family and friends in your own nostalgia bank!

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Pittsburgh House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Rumpus Room
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • The upstairs bathroom has a refinished 1928 clawfoot tub original to the house along with a new Walk-in corner Shower Unit. It reflects a 1930s decor yet has all new plumbing and fixtures. The house is equipped with a Rennai hot water heating system which provides hot-water on demand at all times. The powder room on the main floor was added during the renovations and used to be a closet. It's convenient and in the middle of the house. The full bathroom in the Rumpus Room (basement) has a walk-in shower with a ceramic tile bathroom heated floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • We have in addition to the beds in each room, a folding cot, several 'air' mattresses that are great for kids or teenagers who want to use them in the other areas of the house such as the basement rumpus room -- or living room areas. There are plenty of pillows and blankets, and the sheets are authentic vintage and right out of the original packages from the 1960s & 70s.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
The home has 3 floors that include second floor bedrooms & bathroom. A powder room is located on the main floor with a full bath in the basement. Stairs are necessary in order to use this facility for overnight stays. The home was built in 1928 and is a classic American Foursquare home. The home is also equipped with unique nostalgic items from the 1950s, 60s & 70s including a 1969 Pinball Machine, 1980s Ms. Pacman tabletop game, a Knotty Pine Bar in the Rumpus Room, Table-top Juke Box, and 1940s candy machine, and much more! 'Mr. Bubble' bubble bath, 'Lemon-Up & Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific' Shampoos too.

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