Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
1. The house is non-smoking and pet free. 2.Please take off your shoes so that we can keep the house nice and clean for all of our guests.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Had To Get Really Nit-picky to Find Something That Wasn't Perfect.....
This apartment was the perfect location for our 2-family Christmas holiday (8 people). Bright and well decorated, the kitchen was just the right size for the many home-cooked meals we ate there, and only a few minutes walk to multiple grocery and provisioning stores.
We were notified well in advance of the 'no shoes in the apartment' policy. There were plenty of extra towels and paper products/cleaning products already in the cabinets.
Three nit-picky details:
1. The tv remote for the living room tv was DOA, even after the staff provided fresh batteries. The old batteries had leaked and corroded the contacts, which will have to be thoroughly cleaned before this remote will work again. The reason this wasn't a big deal was that the cable box remote could control the tv well enough to meet our needs.
2. One of the keys for the first floor apartment front door deadbolt (yellow key cap) was a little sticky and had to be twisted a little too hard to lock and unlock the deadbolt. I was concerned about breaking it off in the lock, but that didn't happen.
3. The kitchen sink, while a really nice size and nice design "style-wise", was not very functional when it came to spraying the food bits into the strainer cup. The bottom of the sink didn't have enough slope to move the bits to the center drain very well, and the strainer cup rim was actually raised about 1/8" above the surface of the sink, making it even more difficult to get the bits into it. We gave up and used a ton of paper towels to wipe out the bits by hand rather than rinse them down to the strainer cup. If you're going to eat out every meal, this is the kitchen sink for you! (LOL). Else, if you're doing a lot of cooking like us, be ready to hand wipe the bits off the bottom of the sink, unless the owner gets a better fitting strainer cup.
I know I'm being hyper-critical here, but the bottom line is we'd stay there again should time and occasion permit. It's a beautiful place!
The apartment was beautiful, high end, clean, and spacious. The furniture and beds were comfortable. There was convenient parking for one car behind the house. We were close to downtown Shadyside in a nice neighborhood. Bottle of wine waiting for us upon arrival.
However, not disclosed but would have appreciated knowing: Shoes were not allowed to be worn in the apartment in order to “protect the floors” but not provided with slippers or socks as an alternative. There were no top sheets on any of the beds only fitted sheets on the mattresses. Not enough extra towels for five adults, which meant doing the laundry. But most surprising of all was that we had to provide our own paper products. For example: there were no paper towels, no napkins, no trash bags, no tissues, and no extra toilet paper rolls. Not a big deal until they are needed.
Thank you for the review. We really value the feedback and opinions of our guests, and we're always eager to learn how to improve. The no-shoe request helps to keep the home clean and well-maintained as you mentioned. Your recommendation of a sock/slipper provision is something we will certainly look into. We are disappointed to read that you did not find an adequate supply of paper products. It's our policy to keep the home stocked with high quality, name-brand toiletries and cleaning supplies. We stock these ourselves in accessible areas, and try to respond quickly if additional (occasionally even non-standard) items are needed. We deeply apologize for your experience on this matter and look forward to providing you 5-star service on your next stay in Pittsburgh.
Great place to stay
Very nice, well furnished apartment in Pittsburgh. Great, well-stocked, kitchen for meals in.
Great space in a fantastic location
The hosts were warm and professional. The space is open and very contemporary; the kitchen well-appointed which we appreciated very much.
PIT experienced a heatwave during our stay and the AC worked beautifully. The hosts accommodated our need for unscented linens and even purchased unscented soaps for our visit. As a PIT native I was pretty well oriented but Shima was prepared to offer suggestions for restaurants, etc.