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1 BR house in Lawrenceville, 1 and 2 Bedroom Apartments in Bloomfield

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Fully furnished properties: pack a bag and your laptop and you're good to go!

I have a one bedroom townhouse in trendy Lawrenceville (rented until October, 2016) and a duplex in Pittsburgh's 'Little Italy' Bloomfield neighborhood that can be rented as a one or two bedroom.

All of my properties feature comfortable, thoughtful furnishings that make you feel like you're at the home of a friend rather than an impersonal hotel. Amenities include lots of little extras free of charge, including WiFi, free parking, free laundry facilities. Every apartment is equipped with a hair dryer, SPA robes, and toiletries in the bathroom, ironing board and iron.

Located on a quiet, residential street, but just a block or two away from a bustling thoroughfare with shops, banks, restaurants, coffee houses, grocery, and more. No car needed!

Less than half a mile to Children's Hospital and West Penn Hospital. Less than one mile to UPMC/Shadyside.

One mile to 31st Street Studios in the Strip District.

Transit is one or two blocks away and will get you to downtown, strip district, Oakland, north shore in 15 minutes or less.

Three miles or less to:

- Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh

- David L. Lawrence Convention Center

- CONSOL Arena

- PNC Park, Heinz Field

- UPMC/Oakland

- Carnegie Museum, Warhol Museum, Heinz History Center

More Details

Julie Ransom - owner/property manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

About Julie Ransom - owner/property manager

In 2007, I quit my job as administrator of a school, confident I would quickly find another job. A year later, I was still looking and turned to one asset I had to earn money: my 5 bedroom house. Renting one bedroom turned into two and finally three and a bed and breakfast was born.

I welcomed guests from all over the globe to my adopted hometown. When I began getting requests for extended stays, or individuals who wanted amenities the B&B couldn't offer, like laundry facilities and a full kitchen, I bought a small house, nearby, and this is the property that is listed on this site.

In 2013, I sold the property that housed my bed & breakfast, and buying a three unit property, so all my guests could have the amenities they told me they preferred: self-contained, private units with the comforts of home and the amenities of a hotel.

So what came out of the sheer need to make money to keep a roof over my head seven years ago has turned into a thriving, full-time business. It would be my pleasure to host your stay to Pittsburgh and share with you all the treasures this wonderful city has to offer.

Julie Ransom - owner/property manager purchased this house in 2011

Why Julie Ransom - owner/property manager chose Central Lawrenceville

These two east end neighborhoods have undergone a dramatic transformation through the perfect storm of young, energetic first-time homebuyers willing to put sweat equity into their new purchases, shop owners and restauranteurs who took a chance on a tired neighborhood and turned the main thoroughfare into one of the most bustling, energetic, and eclectic destination for food and shopping--nearly all local and independently owned!

If you don't believe me, consider this: USA Today recently named Lawrenceville one of the top 10 neighborhoods in North America. The New York Times included Bloomfield as one of the top ten Italian neighborhoods in the US.

It's for people who want the space and privacy renting a house or apartment affords, at an affordable price, in a walkable, safe neighborhood where you can sip espresso, sample antipasto, and chat with the locals.

My intention is to make this place warm, welcoming, comfortable, and with everything you'd need--whether it's a stay for a few nights or a few months. I don't want you to feel like you're staying at a hotel or some cookie cutter place, I want you to feel like you're at home. Because if you're there, it is home.

What makes this house unique

I think what's unique about renting from me is that I bring you the best of both worlds: all of the amenities you'd want and find in a hotel room (down to the SPA robes), but with the ease and comfort of staying with a friend.

As a traveler, you get to stay in a bona fide neighborhood, sharing the greetings with fellow residents as you make your way to town. Stop into the local coffee house for a quick cup--guaranteed, the next time, the friendly barrista will greet you by name and pour you 'your usual'. It's not the kind of experience you get staying anywhere else. And one of the best parts is that it's less than the cost of staying in a traditional hotel. Hope to see you soon!


Central Lawrenceville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Former bedroom converted into large bathroom and laundry. Four piece bath includes deep soaking tub, built-in shelves w/ fresh linens, iron & board, hair dryer, shampoo/condition/shower gel. Room features full sized washer and dryer (laundry detergent and dryer sheets also included) and a work area that can be used as a vanity area, desk for work, or to fold laundry.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom contains queen bed, dresser, built-in bookcase, nightstand, bedside lighting, and closet.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
I am a full-time property manager and available by phone or email whenever you need anything.


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1 BR house in Lawrenceville, 1 and 2 Bedroom Apartments in Bloomfield
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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What a Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

I had an extended stay. The apartment was a perfect one bedroom house located in a great area of Pittsburgh. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The owner always was quick to respond and take care of any needs.

I would definitely stay there again!


  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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PNC Park
Carnegie Museum of Art
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Two blocks from property!
Andy Warhol Museum
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Church Brew Works
Dave & Andy's
Pamela's P&G Diner
Strip District
Benedum Center for the Performing Arts
Marty's Market -- CLOSED
Arsenal Bowling Lanes
Kayak Pittsburgh
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Pittsburgh International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
New Amsterdam
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 28
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
720 Music, New Amsterdam
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rates listed are for one bedroom house. Rates for the 2 other properties (contact me for details): one bedroom apartment $119/night, two bedroom apartment $179/night. Rent the entire property: 3 bedrooms each w/ queen beds w/ option for a twin bed in office. Rates: $309/night for 3 people; add $10 for each additional person (maximum occupancy is nine).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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