Home for Rent

Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15232 United States of America

Listing # 130535

Rates From USD 2400 Monthly
Independent Scholar
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Last Updated: Sunday, February 28, 2021


This is a great, private, fully furnished flat on the first floor of an old Victorian house, built in 1895. Corner lot with garden views and lots of trees, easy walk to Walnut Street, the main shopping & restaurant street of Shadyside. Convenient to CMU, Pitt and Chatham, Squirrel Hill and downtown PGH. The apartment features high ceilings, good light, big windows, wood floors, built in's, charm galore, decorative mantels, stained glass, pocket doors, ceiling fans, very spacious, fresh kitchen, private back porch and lovely front porch and lots of interesting art work! Owner lives upstairs, no other tenants present in building.

Please check out my AirBnb listing: IVY TREASURE-SHADYSIDE FURNISHED-BEST LOCATION-- TO LOOK AT ALL PHOTOS! (I'm having a tech problem with posting all photos here...the AirBnb listing can be found at https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/14175716?s=1) Thanks for that extra effort to see MANY current photos! This apt. is available short or long term, negotiable on length of time. I prefer two month minimum. Eight to twelve months or longer - is ideal -- and I will consider a reduction in monthly rent if you decide to rent for over 4 months. WIFI, high speed FIOS internet, cable, all utilities included. Kitchen is fully stocked with great dishes, glasses, pots & pans, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, iron & ironing board. Furniture features some antiques, nice rugs, two desks. The apt is very roomy, cozy and eclectic. Please contact me by email or phone with questions. I rent also through AirBnb, short term, but haven't for awhile because of COVID (starting again in March). I would prefer to rent to professors/scholars while visiting PGH. Single or couple preferred but there is a sleeper sofa in living room for your occasional overnight guests. This listing has been updated 2/28/21. No pets unless we discuss details (no dogs, for sure.) Available long term as of April, May or June. Or - for summer months - or for August, September, 2021 start date for fall term. Thanks for considering! Laundry in basement can be available to you, if desired. Street parking, you'll get a parking permit from city for $21 total. The apartment is very secure. Private front hall entrance to your apt door. Ease in receiving mail. Cleaning service can be arranged for you. You may call me to further discuss any time. 412 362-5805 (try first, please) or my cell: 412 496-7263.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
1900 Sq. Feet
Suited for
2 people
Property Type


Available from Thursday, April 1, 2021 until Monday, May 30, 2022
Minimum Stay
4 week(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
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*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Pittsburgh
Postal Code - State or Province 15232 PA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords SHADYSIDE
Closest University Carnegie Mellon University
University nearby University of Pittsburgh, Chatham, Carlow

Rental Price:

USD 2400 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
negotiable based on length desired, cleaning can be arranged
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Architectural Gem
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Historical Home
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • High Speed Internet
  • Computer
  • Security System or Doorman
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other: decorative mantels-lots of closets!


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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Independent Scholar Independent Scholar (working outside traditional academia) & Retired Academics
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Member Since Mar 12 2019
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About Me
I am a retired TV producer/director/writer, currently teaching writing at CMU/Osher in PGH. I own a Victorian house in Shadyside - I have been involved with rentals of my first floor furnished apt for years - through local university postings, craigs list and AirBnb. I travel extensively, love art history, music, theatre, literature - I paint, golf, write daily. My home is filled with an eclectic collection of art and mementos from my various travels. I love meeting new, intelligent people. I have hosted visitors, graduate students and visiting professors from all over the world. My house is ideally located within walking distance to CMU and Chatham, 10 minutes from the University of PGH, and only a block from Shadyside's main shopping/restaurant area: Walnut Street. I am 68, live in the 2nd/3rd floors of my house. I have a large back yard and private entrance to my furnished rental apartment. Reliable assistance, if I am not present on the premises.

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