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Newly Remodeled Apt in Pgh 15221 #1
Hosted by Katharine (Kate)
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2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Spacious and bright, this beautifully restored and updated fully furnished and tastefully decorated apartment includes one bedroom, a spacious living room, eat-in kitchen and newly renovated bathroom. Free Wi-Fi is also included.

The space

Spacious and bright, this beautifully restored and updated apartment includes one bedroom, a large living room, an eat-in kitchen and a newly renovated full bathroom. As you enter the apartment from a lovely common area featuring brass sconces, the first room to your right is a private full bathroom. The bathroom has a black wood floor, a tub, a shower head with a hand sprayer, a small pedestal sink with a large oval mirror above it and a toilet. Four sets of towels are located in the apartment. A hairdryer and additional towels are stored on the shelves within the bathroom and are for your use. The next room you enter is the large eat-in kitchen. The kitchen cabinets are simple and white, the counters are a mottled tan laminate and the floor is wood. Large windows make the space bright although all of the windows have 2” white wood blinds for privacy. There is also a refrigerator, a gas oven and stove-top, a dishwasher and an electric washer/dryer combination in the kitchen. The single bowl stainless sink has a disposal and the kitchen drawers and cupboards contain kitchen towels, hot pads and pots & pans as well as dishes, glassware and flatware which are for your use. Small appliances like a coffee pot, a hot air popcorn popper and a toaster, etc. are either on the counters or in the cupboards. We have included a small supply of items like dishwasher detergent and dish soap, etc. for your convenience. We will not replace these as they are used up but we wanted you to at least be able to enjoy staying a few days without needing to purchase these basic supplies. We have also filled the canisters with some popcorn, flour, sugar and coffee.
Beyond the kitchen lies the living room. It is furnished with a new sofa a comfortable reclining chair, side tables and lighting. A television has been provided for your viewing needs; use of an HDMI cable is required to connect to a computer. The last room you will enter is the bedroom which features a striking black queen-size bed with a comfortable ‘Orthopedic Pillow Top’ mattress and box springs that has been covered in a lovely blue Matelassé coverlet. The bedroom also features a closet for storage and hanging clothes, a dresser, a side table and a table lamp. An attractive fireplace mantel, original to the building, adds interest as does the beautiful blue & white checker-covered chair nestled in the corner next to the mantel. The big front window and the smaller side windows let in lots of light and can all be opened for ventilation.

Interaction with guests

I will welcome each guest and help you get settled. We will give you the code to the electronic lock on the front door, and your apartment key code. We will provide you with your Wifi ID and password. We will explain all the amenities, and make sure you know where nearby shops and restaurants can be found.

After you are settled, we are only a phone call away, and are happy to be available if questions arise.


Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.

Amenities
Internet
Buzzer/wireless intercom
TV
Dryer

Prices
Cleaning Fee £59
Security Deposit £195
Weekly Discount: 25%
Weekend Price £124 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with keypad

We intend...
* To show respect for our guests, provide for their needs, and treat them as equals.
* To maintain our building with high standards of beauty, cleanliness and comfort.

Our guests can assist us by...
* Keeping the bedroom, bathroom and apartment tidy. Much care and attention has gone into decorating your apartment, often with family antiques and hand-picked accessories.
* Turning off lights and appliances (curling irons, bathroom room fan, for example) when you leave.
* Turning down (or up) the thermostat while you are away.
* Not Smoking, either within the home or outside, please.

We hope and pray that you will find the apartment comfortable and pleasant. Please make it a priority to write a review on the Airbnb website, or send it to me! It doesn't need to be long. But, it makes all the difference for a potential guest to have an unbiased opinion like yours as a reference.

Thank you,

Kate


Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 3 nights.

6 Reviews

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Daniel User Profile
September 2017
Kate's place is very nice with great wifi. It is super clean and well taken care of. There is a grocery store and some local restaurants with 2 or 3 blocks.
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Response from Katharine (Kate):
Thank you, Dan! I try to have it clean as a whistle, so it's nice to have that recognized! And, yes, there are lots of stores and restaurants within walking distance!
September 2017

Naia User Profile
August 2017
I stayed for 12 weeks and felt so comfortable in my apartment. My privacy was respected, the other tenants were friendly, and Kate was extremely attentive for issues that arose.

Huiyan User Profile
April 2017
Kate is a good host.

Eric User Profile
February 2017
The place was great! Kate is a great host and the place was comfortable, clean, and had a home like feel to it. It had all the amenities for my 30 day stay. I would recommend it to anyone staying in the area.

Sridhar User Profile
September 2016
Kate is an awesome host. The space was excellent - beautiful interiors, clean, comfortable and cozy. The neighborhood was safe, friendly and pleasant. Kate was very helpful, attentive and always quick with her responses - she made our stay all the more welcoming, comfortable and enjoyable. The apartment was stocked with all essential and it had more than what had been listed - very well thought out and done with a lot of passion. Kate gave us the assurance & confidence about how an Airbnb stay and service could be more value-added than hotel stays. This has been our first Airbnb experience and Kate has made us feel completely at home in her beautiful apartment. I would always come back to stay in her apartment and recommend this to anyone looking for a short stay in Pittsburg. Thank you Kate !
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Response from Katharine (Kate):
Sridhar, you have really blessed me with your kind words. Thank you! Please, DO come back!! Kate
September 2016

Andrea User Profile
August 2016
Kate was an amazing host. The place was spotless and she was great to work with. I really enjoyed my stay.
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Response from Katharine (Kate):
Thank you, Andrea! It was a pleasure. Ben left the apartment spotless, and he is so nice! Kate
August 2016

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United StatesJoined in August 2012
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Katharine Luckett is the Owner & Proprietor of The Mellor House Apartments in Pittsburgh's East End. These apartments provide a comfortable and reasonably priced short-term housing option for business professionals, researchers, graduate students and tourists who desire to have easy access to points east of Forest Hills like Monroeville or Murrysville and/or to points to the west like Oakland and Downtown.

Kate believes that these attractively furnished and completely outfitted 1 and 2 bedroom apartments are the perfect alternative to expensive hotel stays for guests who will also appreciate the fact that they need only to arrive with their suitcase and settle in for a relaxing and productive stay.

Beginning 5 years ago when she opened The Mellor House Bed & Breakfast in her lovely Victorian home in nearby Edgewood, Kate has garnered an excellent reputation for hospitality and cleanliness that has many of her guests remarking that the accommodations she provides feel like their "home-away-from-home!"

Kate has taken many professional courses in hospitality and gardening over the last 30 years and is a certified Master Gardener. So both the inside and outside of the apartments reflect her attention to detail and her belief that beautiful and serene surroundings can be the cure for much of the stress we face on a daily basis. In addition, Kate has hosted guests from places near and far including Italy, Sweden, China, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Germany, Pakistan, Thailand, India and the United States as well.

Kate loves Jesus and desires to be known as "a woman after God's own heart." And in her spare time, Katharine enjoys reading, gardening and spending time with her 3 adult daughters and her 2 young grandchildren.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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