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Newly Renovated RowHome! 5min to Downtown/U.P.M.C. WiFi, Cable, Flat Screens

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Best of both worlds - near downtown, but across the river in an urban oasis

This fully furnished flat has a basement with full laundry and three beautifully finished stories above. The third story is a captive third bedroom (must go through master bedroom to get to it) or use as office/study.

The remodel was completed in 2014. Owner is investor that is holding on to the property. Just minutes from downtown (don't even have to get on the interstate!) this more subdued, yet hip, urban neighborhood is just the zen you will need to relax after a day on the job or visiting friends in the city.

PARKING: It's an urban area so I get a lot of questions about parking. Here's the answer - Directly in front of the house there are signs saying “Permit Parking Only” without a permit they may ticket you, but mostly between 930pm and 1030pm, especially on weekends. This is because it's near a restaurant district and residents don't like their customers to park in front of their homes. So it is for the residents' benefit, but even though I own this home, permits aren’t transferable from car to car, so I can’t get one for each one of my guests. That being said, I haven’t had any reports of tickets during the day or on Mon-Thurs. I have had reports of $45 tickets during busy restaurant hours Friday and Saturday usually around 8pm or 9pm. If you want another parking option, there is unrestricted street parking a couple blocks to the south, a little farther away from the restaurants on E Carson St.

Most people risk it and park right in front of the house. During a week stay they are generally getting one ticket, usually on Saturday. I used to pay the tickets, but then people were parking in no parking zones and fire hydrants and sending me the tickets so I don’t do that anymore.

More Details

Property Manager
Spencer Lombardo
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2018

About Spencer Lombardo

I'm a Commercial Real Estate Broker, home flipper and high-end landlord. I pride myself in my renovation work and love to add value to undervalued homes in otherwise trendy, urban areas.

Spencer Lombardo purchased this house in 2012

Why Spencer Lombardo chose South Side Flats

I couldn't believe what I could buy property for this close to downtown Pittsburgh just a few years ago. I wasn't sure if I would flip it or sell it, but being so close to downtown I thought I would give it a try as a corporate/vacation rental. Any feedback guests have would be much appreciated!

What makes this house unique

Location, Location, Location.... and what beautiful finishes. Everything, and I mean everything, is brand new. It was a complete gut, so everything you can see or touch is brand new!

It is in the Southside neighborhood, just a couple blocks from trendy Carson Street. Perk up each morning by talking a walk to Starbucks; Be a foodie for a day and eat at one of Carson Street's many restaurants; or walk about 3/4 of a mile east on carson street to Southside works, a shopping, dining and entertainment experience including a movie theatre, cheesecake factory, BCBG, Sur La Table, Urban Outfitters, and more!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in South Side Flats in South Side

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Linens and towels are included. After each guest leaves, the maids launder the linens for next guest.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • hospital


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Newly Renovated RowHome! 5min to Downtown/U.P.M.C. WiFi, Cable, Flat Screens
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 54 reviews

Great place to stay for a Pens/Steelers Game

  • 5 of 5

Home is very nicely updated. We saved so much money by walking to Giant Eagle for groceries...put the extra money towards Penguins/Steelers Tickets. Carson St has many different places to eat, grab a beer, etc... The famous Primanti Bros Sandwich shop is 1 block away. Comfortable beds, nice furnishings and a responsive owner. We would definitely consider staying here again.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our four day trip to Pittsburgh and we could not have been happier with our stay!! The stairs were definitely slippery, but everything else was perfect. The property has everything you could possibly need. The property was stocked!! Shampoo, conditioner, blow dryer, lotion, q-tips. Anything and everything. The beds were comfortable and the rooms were roomy. The location was perfect. We would absolutely rent it again!!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pittsburgh on the Southside was fantastic !

  • 5 of 5

The house was great but there were a few minor repairs needed. The kitchen faucet was very loose and the master bedroom had no overhead light. The bulb needed to be replaced. Other than that everything was great!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, beautiful home, nice way to enjoy Pittsburgh!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for a wonderful stay in Pittsburgh. This home is in a quiet neighborhood but close enough to things to do and see. (Near a bus route). The home was very comfortable and had numerous amenities to make it a great place for our family. The beds were comfortable, the A/C worked very well in the 90 degree heat:), and the home was obviously well cared for. We really loved it here. With a family of 5, it was a little difficult without having a true dining area, but we made do. The stairs were certainly as advertised (steep and a bit difficult to go down)... would be a little nervous for really young kids or people with any physical challenges. The only other thing to mention is parking. It's been said in numerous reviews so I was ready for it, but it was definitely a pain. I ended up parking in a pay zone on Mary St. and could reload the meter through an app. Be careful though as the rules for enforable times are different for M-Th than F-S.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and nice unit

  • 4 of 5

Clean and comfy and very well located. Only criticism is that both set of stair are very steep and slippy--our daughter fell twice--and the living room could use a coffee table. Nice little porch out front for morning coffee. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice home. Great location.

  • 5 of 5

Nice home in a great location. There is a lot to do in the immediate area and not too long of a walk to downtown.

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carnegie Museum of Art
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Carnegie Mellon University
Kennywood Amusement Park
Mc Cormick & Schmick's
Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Pittsburgh International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
E Carson Street Historic District
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Starbucks 1400 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA

The house is within Walking Distance of the East Carson Street Historical District. The district has a farmers market during the summer, It also has lot of small stores and restaurants including a Starbucks. Other restaurants and bars include Nakama Japaneese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar, PIttburgh Steak Co, Piper's Pub and Fat Head's Saloon.

If you want to walk a little farther east you'll hit Southside Works, home to a Cheesecake Factory, a Movie Theatre, Urban Outfitters, BCBG Max Azria and more!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £107.12

For longer stays or other special rate requests, please send an inquiry and I will send you a quote. Thanks!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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