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Romantic, Retro Chic is what comes to mind when describing this unique Hideaway

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom with Queensize Bed, 1 Full bathroom, Kitchenette, Sleeps 1-2

Go back to the days of Romance with a little Retro flare in this unique, nostalgic Hideaway for 2. Select an era that you both fell in love and all those sweet memories will be remembered through songs, TV shows, newspapers & other memorabilia that will await your arrival in this private sanctuary behind America's First Nostalgic Guesthouse, The Good Ol' Days House, a Private Rental for those traveling with family & friends. Enjoy a quiet refuge from the hustle and bustle of this little hideaway yet minutes away from shopping, fine dining, & local conveniences such as drug stores, fast food, grocery stores and department stores.

Property Manager
Melanie Patterson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

Why Melanie Patterson chose North Belle Vernon

Better location for a weekend getaway or longer stay than a crowded hotel room with a view of a parking lot. You and your guest can sit on a back patio and enjoy the backyard scenery and watch the many little rabbits scampering around the yard.

What makes this cottage unique

It used to be my Aunt Janie's beauty shop that she operated since the 1950s until her death in 2007. I converted it into a romantic little hideaway for two on the adjoining property of the home of my grandparents since 1949. Truly a one of a kind venue!!!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Loved this place during my work on the chimneys at the Clairton Mill. Felt like home and enjoyed the friendship and hospitality during my 2 month stay. Liked the "Last Supper" painting so much Melanie let me take it home to put in my camper at home. Thanks. I appreciated your kindness during my stay. Sure beats any hotel room!
Feb 2013
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North Belle Vernon Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Heated ceramic floor, beautiful art deco chandelier & antique stained glass window in bathroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Headboard is an antique fireplace mantel with mirror.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • ice skating
  • tennis


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Romantic, Retro Chic is what comes to mind when describing this unique Hideaway
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 19 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Dear Melanie:

Thank you for the opportunity to express sincere sentiments after our recent stay at the Hideaway/Love Shack in Belle Vernon, PA, where we celebrated our 55th Wedding Anniversary. Nothing could have been more perfect! When we opened the door, we were gently invited into a warm, intimate, cozy setting taking us backward in time to our childhood! In the words of Bob Hope, “Thanks for the Memories” that came flooding into our hearts in the form of a chenille bedspread, red plastic and chrome kitchen chairs, yellow formica table, red door and drawer pulls, coffee percolator, a Victrola, 33 rpm records, step wastepaper baskets, Barbasol shaving products, the vintage medicine cabinet … and all the other “kitchie”, nostalgic touches too numerous to mention. You even included your personal “Welcome” letter to us! It was apparent much thought went into this successful, pleasant endeavor to bring back the simple but meaningful “Good Ol’ Days” to those of us who lived them. We are saddened that today’s younger generations cannot appreciate or understand times gone by and will never know what they missed.

In closing, we cannot express our heartfelt gratitude enough for this special, unique, and emotional experience. Please know it was a moment in time we will never forget, and you may be sure we’ll be back for more!

Jerry and Lynn Harris

Phoenix, AZ

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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charming cottage stay but a bit crowded.

  • 3 of 5

Loved the decor and some nice amenities. However it seemed better for one person.

So many decorations and too much furniture made for no room for any luggage. We used

the dresser and put luggage in the car, so you can work it out.

It would help for owner to purge some of the decor and also to put padding between the fireplace used as a headboard. It sticks out too much and we continually banged our heads on it.

Cheery environment and easy to work with owner.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Charles, MO

Amazing, a great small town find

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the large house on the same property. It is something to see!...worth the price of admission. Reminds us a little of the Christmas Story home. We hope to someday see this home used for a motion picture. It would be a perfect set for a remake of a "Happy Days" program or movie. Make sure you listen to the doorbell from the back door. I'll forever be grateful that we were blessed to stay in the home and to meet the lovely owner, Melanie. She is as warm as the home. We were also welcomed with a box of delicious donuts from the local bakery.

The home is on a busy street, but there is a portable fan in the home that is helpful for light sleepers. There is a small town feel to the entire area. It's about one hour from the airport. Make sure you check highway construction schedules and allow time for your flight. We returned on a holiday weekend, so highways were open.

Ron and Marilyn

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The cutest place for a get a way for 2 !!!

  • 5 of 5

I loved how clean and vibrant the little house is. the decor is just lovely!!! the bed I was worried about being to small for my husband but was just right. Melanie makes it so personable with flowers and baked good and a little message...something women love and she knows how to make an impression on that. she also gives a list on different things going on in the area or locations which was really helpful. AAAA ++++

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Loved having both of you "Love Birds" for a romantic getaway at the Happy Days Hideaway for Two. It was a beautiful fall weekend made special with you as our guests. Hope to see you again in the future. Thank you!
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Karyn G.

  • 5 of 5

Have been in some nice homes but this was one of the best. Nice and clean and even candy and baked goods for us when we got there. Melanie made us feel right at home as soon as we arrived. We got a tour of her other home and it was really nice. If a trip down memory lane is what your looking for, this is sure enough the place to go. We drove around and ate at some really good places and just had a great time. Would for sure go there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Just loved having you both as guests at our Happy Days Hideaway for Two (and your furry family member too) and felt honored to host the star of the "The Grate-est" Show on Earth too. Was delighted to receive the bountiful bunch of tomatoes from your garden -- it went down real well with the mozarella salad, fresh basil from my mother's little porch garden, and olive oil. We loved it. Thanks again and hope you will return in the future with family too.
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we had an amazeing stay!

  • 5 of 5

Me and my new husband came here straight from our wedding to celebrate a short honeymoon. I had seen the pictures online but when we walked in, we were blown away by all the cute amazing details in the cottage. It was set up just for us with a welcome note and some local baked goods, it was a wonderful end to our wonderful day. It was nice and secluded, had lots of great records to play and movies to watch, so close to lots of cool small shops and great restraunts down town. It was super clean inside, the bathroom was gorgeous, loved the BIG shower. This place was beautiful, and we plan on coming back again in the future. I can't thank them enough for the wonderful stay! We loved it!

-heather and Kyle

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Congratulations Heather and Kyle! You should have let us in on the fact that your stay was for your honeymoon -- we LOVE to commemorate special occasions like that and to smother our guests with many little romantic details for their stay!! The Happy Days Hideaway for Two wishes you all the happiness in the world in the years to come and hope you will return for one of your future wedding anniversaries. God Bless!
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Pittsburgh International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Russ's Tavern, Sonny's, The Red Dawg
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Cedarbrook, Willowbrook, Mon Valley Country Club
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 70
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Back Porch, Lenora's, Speers Street Grill,
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Seven Springs
Car: necessary

This little romantic hideaway sits behind 'The Good Ol' Days House' located on Broad Avenue less than one minute from Interstate 70. The location is close to fine dining such as 'The Back Porch' and 'Lenora's' as well as casual dining at 'The Speers Street Grill' and quant shopping at 'The Riverside Shoppes' all less than a 5 minute drive from the Hideaway. An approximate 25 minute drive is the Tanger Outlet Mall in Washington, The Palace Theater for live performances in Greensburg, as well as The State Theater in Uniontown aslo. The City of Pittsburgh is approximately an hour drive north for lots of shopping, dining, & cultural events to participate in.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cozy little hideaway perfect for one person or two! Walking distance to antique shops (right across the Avenue) pizza shops, taverns, grocery store, a Dairy Queen (yum) and churches and an elementary school.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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