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

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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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sally mennen
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

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 Central Northside

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.


Central Northside Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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
  • 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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Exquisite Mexican War St. Townhouse: Walk to Stadiums/Downtown
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 18 reviews

Nice stay in Pittsburgh

  • 4 of 5

During my stay we had some issues, i.e. a water main breaking in the street- therefore we did not have water for one day. None the less, Sally and Richard were accommodating in this mishap and were overall very responsive, helpful hosts. The property is nice and tucked away from the street so is quite quiet. Overall nice stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean and great location

  • 5 of 5

Very close to downtown and will be back next time in town

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Cozy, Comfortable and Clean

  • 5 of 5

This little yellow house is cozy, comfortable and clean! As mentioned in the previous reviews, it is in a great location and quiet neighborhood. Lots to do within walking distance and much more to do just a short car ride away. The owner was easy to work with and very helpful. We had a wonderful 3-night stay in this charming house. We look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Las Vegas, NV, USA

Perfect for Family of Four

  • 4 of 5

Easy to find, parking was no problem, house was stocked well with supplies, great kitchen, property was clean. We enjoyed the location. Very convenient to Heinz field. Short drive to all the hot spots; downtown, Strip District and the Point, etc. Sky light in bedroom great if you are an early riser.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, charming neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

The house is very conveniently located to a large park and the Pittsburgh Children's Museum (as well as the stadiums), in a nice, quiet neighborhood. There are two upstairs bedrooms with a shared bathroom between them - only downside is a ceiling skylight in the second bedroom that keeps the room fairly bright until the sun goes down (shouldn't be a problem unless you've got an early-to-bed toddler like us). Very up-to-date kitchen and wi-fi/cable included. Overall, a great base for a Pittsburgh vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Santa Barbara

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

The place was very cute and updated. Great location. Easy parking on the street. The owner was good to communicate with.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the great review, and so glad you were pleased. Come again, anytime.
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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