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Great Location, Waterfront Shopping Area, Close To Downtown And Universities

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights


Homestead Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Close to town by public transportation or vehicle. Within walking distance to Waterfront Shopping and Entertainment Area. Bike trail, Sand Castle and Kennywood Amusement Park very near by. Close to culture district, universities, restaurants, entertainment area, 5 minutes to Southside, 10 minutes to downtown and Oakland. Really cool open floor plan with full size bed and leather futon. Complete kitchen with all you need. All linens provided.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

agatha shearer
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2016


2 traveler reviews

Great Location, Waterfront Shopping Area, Close To Downtown And Universities
average rating of 2.5 based on 2 reviews

Business Traveler

  • 4 of 5

This one-room apartment is as cute as it can be! The fee is very reasonable and I'd recommend it for one or two people who wish to have a private little hide-away in the middle of an urban setting. It's proximity to excellent restaurants by the waterfront is unbeatable. I enjoyed my three night stay and all the snacks that were included!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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9-day stay did not work out well. I cannot recommend this property.

  • 1 of 5

This is a basement apartment which is approached by a very narrow set of steep steps. The step's lighting is solar which do not work well because of insufficient sunlight. The apartment itself is eclectically decorated in a Hollywood style which initially masked the shortcomings.

The bed is only a double, even though the space could easily take a queen. The couch coverts to another queen so the space can really only sleep 2 comfortably. Drawer space is almost non existent and the hanging space is a rickety rolling bar placed in a separate rear room.

The kitchen & dining space is limited and the high table is so small that only one person can eat at a time. We never used the stove for this reason; the fridge was fine.

The bathroom contains a half tub which has lost all its enamel finish and the shower attachment would not stay on. This made bath use impossible so we showered elsewhere. The small sink was positioned right next to a wall and had no mirror over it. Removal of the picture on the wall was necessary because of this lack of space. The towel bar on the door was not correctly installed and fell off when we first opened the door.

A couple of days before our departure a heavy rainfall caused water intrusion which damaged one of the floor mats. All the pictures are balanced on nails on the walls, a knock away from disaster.

In summary, this apartment is not ready for occupancy. One cannot get a good night's sleep, cook and eat a meal or take a shower or bath easily. I don't recommend it.

Lastly it took over a month to get the damage deposit returned and then it was short $40 for no good reason!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


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Homestead Apartment Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
cleaning $35

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Homestead Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Telephone style handheld shower faucet pedestal victorian
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen size bed
  • Open floor plan with queen bed, futon that opens to bed, roll away bed, and 1 twin bed.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • swimming

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