Calm, cool, romantic suite in Lawrenceville

Private room

3 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Located in hip Lawerencville, this first floor suite offers privacy and authenticity. You'll be charmed by the restored woodwork, marble fireplace and freshly furnished space. This is a totally different experience close to everything and filled with local flavor.

The space

Originally built in 1864, we carefully restored many beautiful details of this Italianate Victorian home. It is the widest house on the street and use to be a corner home. There is off-street parking for up to two cars that is shared with the second floor suite.

Guest access

Guests have access to a shared, fully equipped kitchen with dishes to accommodate a family style dinner or nice celebration. You will have a private bathroom with claw foot tub and seperate shower, as well as plenty of mirror, light and storage. The bathroom has a hairdryer, electric clipper set, first aid kit, and some toiletries.
In the shared living room, there is a large officejet printer attached to the home WiFi for any home office needs. In the summer the back porch is a great place to sit, relax watch the various characters of the neighborhood shuffle around and say hi.

Interaction with guests

When possible, we will meet you to let you in the house, show you around and answer any questions to make you as comfortable as possible otherwise we will send self-checkin instructions by 2pm on checkin day. You will have an entry code for the exterior doors and a key for the lock for your suite.

Other things to note

If needed we can give you access to the washer and dryer or do your laundry for a small fee. We can also run some errands for you, it's just a matter of discussion and good timing.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 air mattress, 1 hammock

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Private room
Self check-in: Keypad


Extra people £11 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee £27
Weekly Discount: 20%
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

- When other guests are present, quiet hours 10pm-9am
- Smoking allowed on back porch and outside
- $25 additional pet cleaning fee


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 1 night.

25 Reviews

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Leah User Profile
September 2017
This lovely apartment is in a prime location in Pittsburgh. It is clean and comes fully equipped with everything you need for a relaxing getaway. I wholeheartedly recommend this spot and hope to stay there again in the future!

Wanli User Profile
September 2017
nice room

Adria User Profile
September 2017
Great location, cute, authentic, renovated, Pittsburgh house. The shower was one of my favorite features. Had a bit of an issue communicating with the host for check in and waited for 30 minutes to gain access to the home. John compensated for the tardiness with a discount, which made up for the inconvenience.

Ryan User Profile
August 2017
Awesome experience! Very clean and beautiful space! Would recommend to everyone.

Donna User Profile
August 2017
We arrived early and the guys did their best to check us in earlier, there was great off street parking which was great! This place exceeded our expectations --it was huge and spacious, quiet and clean and had everything we needed. The shower head was incredible and the bed was firm and comfortable which was very important as my husband suffers a bad back. The artwork the guys had in this house was fun and eclectic and the fact that the history of the artwork was written in a cool booklet..very intriguing! Our daughter was an art major and she absolutely loved it too! We highly recommend staying here and will again and have told others about this airbnb. They were great hosts!

James User Profile
August 2017
Tastefully decorated, clean, quiet, large space... close to The robotics institute, which was great for a course I was taking. Fun neighborhood, safe.

Beverly User Profile
August 2017
Easy to find. Off street parking. Comfortable bed. Great shower. Walking distance to all Butler St has to offer. Very cool eclectic artwork. And wonderful, communicative, accommodating host.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United StatesJoined in September 2013
John User ProfileJohn is a superhost.

I live in between two cities Berlin and Pittsburgh, both have my heart. I have an old house in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, that I'm sure you'll love to visit. Other fun bits of trivia about me include having a degree in metal sculpture and art history, being obsessed with biking everywhere. I tend to be a slight technology-phobe which is ironic since I love techno music. Also, I spend a lot of time volunteering for various causes and am extremely active in the gay community in Pittsburgh.
On the city side of things, I have a deep love for Pittsburgh and it's surprising history. Exploring Pgh's 100 neighborhoods on bike never gets old for me. In the city, I try everything at least once, usually several times.

One of my more well known pastimes is exploring and photographing abandoned buildings right before or during demolition, this makes great fodder for my quirky conceptual Instagram feed (search/follow me at johnjavins on ). This will also yield endless insight into my world.

Otherwise, I'm very stable, upfront about everything, non-judgemental, and non-critical of everyone no matter what, since no one (especially me) can throw stones. For the most part, I get along with everyone I meet and love to hear everything about you, if you tell me. I'm highly protective of my friends as well and will move the earth for them and the same goes for my guests.

Generally when I travel, I bike locally, use public transportation when possible, take the megabus to any place I can, and fly otherwise. The less gas I can use in my truck the better, since that thing gets awful mileage.

---->As far as guests go, I'm looking for easy people who are independent and curious about Pittsburgh. Business Travelers are very welcome, each bedroom has an office area and quality amenities. If you are visiting for short-term work I have longer-term rental options. You must not be afraid of steps, as my house has plenty. I'm not looking to host big parties or rowdy groups. However larger groups (up to 7 downstair and 3 in the attic apartment) are welcome and I can negotiate a better deals.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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