If you are here for a weekend, it will be unforgettable! With views to die for and high end finishes in the house that make you feel like you are in the lap of luxury! If you are here for a longer stay, be careful, you may not ever want to leave.
The main/master bedroom has a gorgeous wicker bedroom set for the roomy king size bed, and a view of the city to fall asleep to and wake up to - both different views of the same beauty. ,The remaining rooms are furnished with high end beds and extremely comfortable for sleeping up to 6 people.
The living room typically issues a "WOW" response upon entering. It is the mid point between a kitchen that one typically only sees on "home and garden" shows, and a deck that has that MILLION DOLLAR view of Pittsburgh. Just watching the skyline change and the sun goes down and it gets darker is like a show unto its own.
The kitchen is perfect for dining as it is equipped with everything. Every convenience known to the modern kitchen is there and there is seating for up to 12 if you plan on entertaining guests.
While this description is being written just as we get started, I'm sure the reviews will describe the space better than we can over time. You gotta see it to believe it.
The following is from our House Manual (the manual itself has pictures as well to aid in the areas of instruction):
UPON ENTERING THE HOUSE, PLEASE REMOVE YOUR SHOES
While we can be a little more lenient in the summer, the spring, fall and ESPECIALLY winter seasons shoes must be taken off at the door. We have purchased many slippers in multiple sizes from men to children. They are in the rack next to the shoe drop off mat. If you are uncomfortable wearing slippers others have worn, there are disposable ones in 2 sizes on the bottom shelf:
LIGHT / FAN IN LIVING ROOM
To operate the light and/or fan in the living room on the top floor – use this remote:
The top circle of buttons are for the fan. The bottom button has a light icon on the bottom of the vertical button – that turns the light on and off.
PROJECTOR / TV SYSTEM
The Bella Vista features a state-of-the-art home theatre – unlike any you have ever seen in a typical rental property. We are big sports fans and movie buffs so a big picture and a high quality picture was “a must” for us. As a guest in our home, you will enjoy the benefits.
The screen is above the fireplace. Just take the white pole with the hook on the end to pull the screen down. Pull it down just past the top of the mantle. To put the screen back up when you are done (you can leave it down the entire time if you want), just pull the screen the entire way down and let go – do not try to manually push or “help” it up – it is semi-automatic, and if you vary the speed of retraction, you could damage the mechanism. The white pole is kept on the floor behind the couch near the deck doors.
To turn on the video portion of the system, simply press the green power button (upper right corner) on the SONY remote. To turn on the sound, press the power button on the far left of the BOSE speaker sitting on floor, to the left of the fireplace. From this point, you should just need the FIOS Remote Control.
PARKING, SECURITY, NOISE
As an Airbnb host, we are SUPER-SENSITIVE to the impact we have on our neighborhood. To that end, these are strictly enforced rules:
1. Parking can only be in our garages and in our driveways so we do not impact the flow of traffic or parking for our permanent neighbors.
2. Please be aware that for security purposes, we have mounted 3 cameras on the property - they monitor the front driveway, walkway and entrance, as well as the rear driveway and both rear decks.
3. Outdoor noise (parties on the deck, etc) is normal and expected during the day, but should be curtailed at night. Music and the noise level should be down to an absolute minimum at 11:00pm every night as well. Please be respectful of this rule as we must continue to be good neighbors and this is one of their biggest fears.
TOP FLOOR DECK
Cushions for the outdoor deck furniture are in the two plastic bins. Please do not leave the cushions out in the rain. If it calls for rain, please put them back in the bin before you go to bed or leave the house. If there is ZERO rain in the forecast, you can leave them on the deck until you leave or until the rain comes (trust me, the rain is more likely to come first :-)
NOTE: If you leave the cushions out and they are wet when our cleaners arrive, you will be charged an additional cleaning fee of $50 for drying them out, as our housekeepers have to come back several times to get them dry in the garage or basement.
If you use the grill, please turn off the gas at the tank when done, and after cooking, use the brush on the grill to clean it while hot. Once the grill cools down, please cover it with its cover.
TOP FLOOR KITCHEN
All recycling (paper, cardboard, cans, bottles) should be put in the UN-bagged trash can and if it gets too full, you can empty it into the blue trash can in the upper garage (our recycling trash can), or if that is full, just empty it into a box or a garbage bag and leave it in the upper garage.
NO WINE, COFFEE OR DRINKS OF ANY KIND PLEASE
We have had ruined furniture and carpets due to guests drinking beverages in the bedrooms. If that happens during your stay, your security deposit will be used to remove stains, replace comforters or whatever is required to return the room to its original condition
The “Office Bedroom” has a single that converts to a double/queen size bed. Just pull out the drawers from the bottom – the entire bottom section will roll out exposing the wooden slats. You will then note that there are two identical mattresses on the single bed – just slide one over, and wala! You have a full to queen size bed.
BOTTOM 2 FLOORS
PLEASE RESPECT THESE AS OFF LIMITS UNLESS YOU HAVE PAID FOR 7+ GUESTS
The second floor bedroom (with the lower deck) is only to be used for guest #7 and / or #8 Without paying for the extra guests, we ask that you do not use the bottom two rooms, or we will have to charge you double the cleaning fee plus the up charge for the additional people.
Most lights have "dimmer" switches, so please be aware of that if the lights are too dim or too light. That is not 100% for all lights, but many of them.
In the winter or bad weather (rain, mud, etc) please remove your shoes when you come into the house. There are about 20 pairs of slippers of all sizes as well as disposable slippers in 2 sizes that are right inside the entry door. During normal weather, shoes can be worn throughout.
If you want to use the security system, please be advised that if you trip it by accident and the police are summoned and the security company charges me, I will be forced to take that out of your security deposit. Each guest is given a unique code to unlock the front door, and that code is the same for disarming the security system. Touch "Away" when you leave and "Stay" at night when you go to sleep. Make sure to "Disarm" it when you get home and when you wake up - all with those same 4 numbers.
If you want to use the vacuum – there is one in the Office Bedroom closet. Also, if you want to take a cooler, there is one in that same closet – just clean it out when you are finished with it, and return it to the same place upon leaving.
Check out time is 11:00 am unless you contact me for an extension
Upon checkout, please make sure dishes are done or at least the dishwasher is running, all linens (except for comforters) are to be stripped from only beds USED and thrown down the steps below the bedroom level (our laundry is located down there). Make sure to turn out all the lights and set the AC unit to 73 when you leave. Make sure to lock the door in the same manner that you entered/unlocked it when you arrived.
Full bags of garbage should be put in the upper garage, but if the garbage isn’t full in the kitchen, leave it there as our housekeepers will use it/fill it when they clean.