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Comfy-Cozy Cottage in the City

Bedrooms 1
Separate WCs1
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Secluded and wooded cottage located only 6 miles West of downtown Pittsburgh

Get a real feel of the rolling hills of Pittsburgh while staying in a comfortable cottage built on a hill in a peaceful wooded setting. Plenty of room to relax and unwind while enjoying nature.

The cottage is only 10 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh (park and ride and bus is within walking distance) and the Pittsburgh Int'l airport is only 15 minutes away. It has 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath, completely furnished, large covered deck to sit on and relax in private and fireplace in the living room. Newly remodeled. All hardwood floors, new kitchen, bath, electric and plumbing. Local park is also within walking distance. It's the perfect place to stay and feel like you are at home while you are visiting our beautiful City of Pittsburgh!

More Details

Laura Essel
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Laura Essel

I grew up in Pittsburgh and purchased my first home in 2009. My dad and I remodeled it together. I love the house, but a few years ago I met someone and moved out to the country about an hour South of Pittsburgh. I live on a 20 acre farm that is mostly wooded. I have a huge garden and I also learned how to can! I also raise chickens.

Laura Essel purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Laura Essel chose Carnegie

I bought this house because I love trees and to feel like I was in the woods even though I'm in the city. This house is surrounded by trees. It is very peaceful and quiet.

What makes this cottage unique

Close to Downtown Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Airport. Walking distance to park and bus stops and a CVS/gas station. Secluded and private


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Carnegie in Allegheny County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • One bathroom is a half. No shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sleeper Sofa in a loft setting.
  • Full Size bed
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • swimming


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(11 traveller reviews)

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Comfy-Cozy Cottage in the City
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 11 reviews

Comforts of home

  • 4 of 5

Stayed the weekend and we enjoyed it very much. Had tickets for Steelers game Sunday nice to be out of main city traffic but close enough 15 min to stadium. Comforts of home and not cramped in small hotel room. Looking forward to staying sometime again.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great secluded getaway conveniently located to downtown

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay.

It's very quiet and secluded for being in the city. Nice view of carnegie.

Couldn't believe we made it back from the game in 10min!

We definitely want to stay here again.

And thanks for the warning about the roads, wow are they steep around them parts!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Completely Private, Yet Central Location

  • 5 of 5

I love visiting my family in Pittsburgh, but I am not a city person. This house offers the best of both worlds. It is in the middle of everything, yet it is completely hidden and private. The house is built into a hill, and the road leading to it is a bit tricky. However, once you get acquainted with the location, it is easy to navigate. Do not get me wrong, there are other houses up and down the street (and on the hill above and below you), but the way the house is situated, it is very difficult to see any houses or people (especially when seated on the back patio area). The house is very rustic, yet it has all the modern conveniences you will need. The wifi is exceptional, and the TV has all the channels you could want. Because of the privacy and seclusion of the location, it is almost surprising to step outside and hear the "noises" of the city. You completely forget you are in Pittsburgh! However, I never heard any noise when inside the house. I completely and thoroughly enjoyed my time in this house while visiting Pittsburgh, and I will be staying here on all future visits! You will never find this amount of privacy and seclusion in the middle of the Pittsburgh Metro area.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable Cottage Perfect for Exploring Pittsburgh

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Laura’s cottage for an entire month. Firstly, Laura was a pleasure to communicate with and we couldn’t ask for a better host. The location felt central and we found to be a great spot when going into the city, further into the south hills, and even out to a concert at First Niagara. There was some road noise from the highway nearby (easy access!) but it wasn’t a big deal and we got used to it. The house was the perfect size for us. In some ways it’s a little rustic but all the modern amenities were there and we found the house to be very comfortable. I especially loved cooking in the full kitchen. Internet was also incredibly fast which is always appreciated. Thanks for everything!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy and Great Location

  • 4 of 5

My wife, myself and our 2 year old daughter wanted a get away for a couple days for our anniversary. We chose Pittsburgh because of it's location and sports teams and raving reviews of how nice the city is. Our stay at Laura's cottage was great! The cottage was comfortable with all the necessities you would want. It's only about 10 minute drive from downtown Pittsburgh but is located in a nice quiet area. The directions and instructions Laura gave were great and I highly suggest to anyone staying here that you follow them. We absolutely loved our stay, we loved the zoo and I'm sure we will be back, hopefully to pick up a Penguin game. When we do decide to come back I'm sure we will be staying at the same place. I would recommend this place to anyone thinking of going to Pittsburgh for sure. Thank you Laura for the great experience! :)

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely hideaway on a hill. Very private while still being minutes to everything. We really enjoyed our stay and were sorry to leave. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thanks!
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Pittsburgh International Airport
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 376

The cottage is located only minutes from Downtown Pittsburgh.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £56.47

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.