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Exquisite Mexican War St. Townhouse: Walk to Stadiums/Downtown

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Central Northside Townhome Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)

This darling brick, completely renovated, 'alley house' on one of the best Mexican War Street blocks, dates from the mid 1800's. It has a sweet patio and walled garden set back from the street with lots of greenery and privacy but is only a few blocks from all the stadiums, the new casino, the Andy Warhol Museum, Mattress Factory (one of the country's premiere centers for art installations), the Aviary, the Science Center with an IMAX theatre, and downtown (less than one mile--an easy walk). Allegheny Park is one block away--great for biking and renting kayaks at the lake. The local pub is a block over, and our block, only one block long, is famous for its spontaneous 'stoopings' and very friendly neighbors. On the street parking is always available and very safe.

There is so much to see and do in the 'Burgh and having your own pied a terre right in the middle of everything is the perfect way to do it. Troy Hill is nearby with its incredible collection of saintly relics from the 19th century (and earlier). The Southside and Shadyside with their shops, restaurants, theatres and clubs are a short ride. The convention Center and downtown are just across the bridge. The river with it walks, tour boats and other amenities is a short walk away. Pittsburgh has got to be one of the most interesting US cities with its many distinct ethnic neighborhoods, hilly terrain, and Eastern European feel.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

sally mennen
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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About sally mennen

We have been captivated with Pittsburgh since we fell in love there in the 1960's. It's one of the best undiscovered US cities, and recently has ranked as a top destination and retirement location. We love our little pied de terre and got it in order to spend more time in the 'Burgh after we retired.

sally mennen purchased this townhome in 2004

Why sally mennen chose Pittsburgh

Resaca Street is one of the most charming city streets we've ever seen. The Mexican War Streets is located in the heart of the Northside which has been undergoing redevelopment for decades, has its own Historical Commission and has worked hard to keep its original character. We feel lucky to have found such a friendly neighborhood and welcoming block of new friends.


based on 8 traveler reviews

Exquisite Mexican War St. Townhouse: Walk to Stadiums/Downtown
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Perfect stay. !

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place. Perfect stay . Fell like home !

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Great house, neighborhood is awesome. Great local restaurants and bars. Walking distance to stadiums and downtown. Came to Pittsburgh for a game and a little sightseeing and lived like a local for a few days!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Very nice and location was great

  • 4 of 5

We had a great trip. The location was convenient to Heinz Field and walking distance to many restaurants. The caretaker Jana was very helpful and lives just two doors down. Sally and Richard were very easy to contact during the booking process and were able to answer all of our questions promptly. The town home was very clean and the kitchen had everything we needed. The only negative I would say is that the living room furniture was not very comfortable. We stayed in one night to watch a movie and for four of us, it was a bit of a struggle to get comfortable for a two hour stretch. Other than that night, we were out and about most of the weekend, so it really worked out fine for us. We would stay here again if we had business in the Pittsburgh area. Thanks so much, The Russell Family

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific celebration in Pittsburgh!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this neat townhouse for our son's graduation weekend (Hail to Pitt!) It was SO much nicer than staying in a cramped hotel room. The house was clean and well-equipped ~ the kitchen had nice new appliances, everything we needed & was more spacious than we expected. There were plenty of towels, and the beds were comfortable too. The owners are not on-site, but were very friendly & helpful prior to our stay; and the manager gave us great suggestions about the neighborhood & was there to welcome us when we arrived. We enjoyed the patio on Friday afternoon for a happy hour to kick off our celebration weekend. In addition to graduation ceremonies, we went to the Thursday afternoon Pirates game (walking distance & beautiful view of the city), visited the Mattress Factory (right around the corner), picked up groceries at the Allegheny Market (walked; just a few blocks away), and walked to local restaurants: dinner at Benjamin's on Thursday, and Nicky's Thai Kitchen on Friday (BYOB) ~ also within walking distance, Crazy Mocha's one morning. On Saturday night we dined at Legends of the North Shore, and enjoyed delicious Italian food (also BYOB). We attended a wonderful Mass on Sunday morning at St. Peter's on Arch St. The North Side/Mexican War St. neighborhood was quiet, the neighbors very friendly to us, and we found parking easily on Resaca Pl. close to the house. My only regret is that we didn't discover this gem of a home sooner! We would definitely recommend this house and will certainly consider staying here again on a visit to Pittsburgh!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here...The garden area is lovely for morning coffee, although it turned cold our last few days. Heard they had a really tough winter. The house is in a gorgeous area with interesting history and cool little shops & lots of things to see: art gallery, aviary, housing for artists who have been persecuted and driven out by their governments. The bus stops 3 blocks away so you can also go outside the area easily. Owners are friendly and helpful with little hints of things to see and do. Our niece & her husband live in Pittsburgh and we would gladly stay here again when we return.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Always a great stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay in this lovely house. We love the proximity to the stadiums, a beautiful park, and great restaurants. But probably the best part is the neighborhood itself! The people are friendly in this charming area, and it doesn't take long to realize there is a real sense of community in this neighborhood. This has become our go-to place to stay when in town.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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This gem of a petite townhouse is in the historic Mexican War Streets district of Pittsburgh just a short mile to the famous confluence of the Three Rivers where downtown Pittsburgh overlooks the stadiums, the Andy Warhol Museum, the cable cars that go to the top of Mt. Washington, the riverboats, the casino, the bike and walking trail along the rivers, etc. The neighborhood and neighbors are the best.

Other Activities: museum-going, shows, opera, theatre galore, restaurants, shopping --all kinds of urban fun. but if you like you can bike on the three-rivers trails or in Allegheny Park just down the street; rent kayaks on the river, etc.


Rates & Availability

Central Northside Townhome Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning $80

Summer Rates $1450/week (7 day/6 night--April thru Oct); Reductions for Longer Stays. Nov thru March: $1300/week; $2800/month (short term).

Shorter stays: 3 night minimum, $260 per night for up to four people Apr thru Oct; $240 Nov thru Mar

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Central Northside Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

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