Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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.

More Details

Owner
sally mennen
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2017

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.

Amenities

Central Northside Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • 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
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

68% Complete
31% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Exquisite Mexican War St. Townhouse: Walk to Stadiums/Downtown
average rating of 4.6875 based on 16 reviews
5

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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Las Vegas, NV, USA
4

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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
4

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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Santa Barbara
5

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.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
4

Perfect Pittsburgh city location

  • 4 of 5

This townhome in a wonderful and friendly Pittsburgh neighborhood was perfect for our family of four. We were able to walk to the following locations in 25 minutes or less: children's museum, North Shore swimming fountain, kayak rentals, Heinz Field, PNC Park, Carnegie science Center. Randyland was an unexpected find and we missed the mattress factory and other attractions because we ran out of time.

The kitchen in the townhome is large and bright and stocked with everything needed for our family meals . The only downside is the skylight in the second bedroom. The children could not sleep in because the room is illuminated at the crack of dawn.

The owners were helpful and communicative through the entire process. I highly recommend this townhome to anyone visiting Pittsburgh.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Lubbock, TX
5

Wish I had a six-star option

  • 5 of 5

Charming, functional, comfortable--this place has it all. The location may be the most charming in the city; the house itself has everything you might need (we did a 4th of July cookout for 8, and had no problems, thanks, in part to our new heroine, Jana, who did a holiday morning propane run for us--thanks!) and when we finally curled up in bed, the rooms were quiet and the beds were comfortable. So great!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Map

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.

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
Unavailable
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

You might like these similar properties