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.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 17, 2018
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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!
9-day stay did not work out well. I cannot recommend this property.
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!
I do not think it would be fair or of equal balance to charge the $89.00 renter insurance for those that are not destructive. Simply a security deposit is required and full amount returned to the guests when warranted. This keeps the cost down for the guests. On the other hand, I have received a very negative review from the one that was charged the $40.00 along with harassment. I guess I should charge the $89.00 for everyone instead of the security deposit. What do you think? In this case he would have spent the $89.00 and not just $40.00 deducted from the security deposit.
In regards to the complaints:
What is pictured is an accurate depiction of the apartment.
The décor is self evident in the photos.
There are lighting sources outside. Solar lights to enhance décor and automatic sensor battery operated lights that are more than adequate.
I meet all codes and then some with carbon monoxide detectors and fire extinguisher.
There are two entry doors and a furnished deck.
There are two wall mirrors in the bathroom.
The photos show the breakfast nook table.
It is surprising to me that this guest has complained. When I check in on him to see how his accommodations were, everything was fine. He even requested a special bread knife, which I promptly delivered. Now, only when he was charged for his damage to my apartment, which he agreed to when he rented the apartment, then and only then cries foul. I have all positive reviews on Air bnb with my apartment. However, I may now have to charge the $89.00 insurance opposed to refundable deposit because of one man. What do you think is fair? In any event, I feel this is very unfair when it was said not all of the security deposit refunded for no good reason. He very well knows the reason. I would not host him again nor would I even recommend this fellow to any future hosts. I doubt very much that he would even bode well at Buckingham Palace.