Spacious and bright, this beautifully restored and updated, fully furnished and tastefully decorated apartment includes one bedroom, a spacious living room, eat–in kitchen and a newly renovated bathroom. Free Wi-Fi is also included.
Spacious and bright, this beautifully restored and updated apartment includes one bedroom, a large living room, an eat-in kitchen and a newly renovated bathroom. As you enter the apartment from a lovely common area featuring brass sconces, the first room to your right is a private full bathroom. The bathroom has a mosaic tile floor, a tub, a shower head with a hand sprayer, a small pedestal sink with an antique mirror above it and a toilet. Four sets of towels are located in the apartment for your use. A hairdryer and additional towels are stored on the shelves within the bathroom. Beyond the kitchen lies the living room. It is furnished with a new sofa, a comfortable reclining chair, side tables and lighting. A television has been provided for your viewing needs; use of an HDMI cable is required to connect to a computer. The next room you enter is the large eat-in kitchen. The kitchen cabinets are simple and white, the counters are a mottled tan laminate and the floor is wood. Large windows make the space bright although all of the windows have 2” white wood blinds for privacy. There is also a refrigerator, a gas oven and stove-top, a dishwasher and an electric washer/dryer combination in the kitchen. The single bowl stainless sink has a disposal and the kitchen drawers and cupboards contain kitchen towels, hot pads and pots & pans as well as dishes, glassware and flatware which are for your use. Small appliances like a coffee pot, a hot air popcorn popper and a toaster, etc. are either on the counters or in the cupboards. We have included a small supply of items like dishwasher detergent and dish soap, etc. for your convenience. We will not replace these as they are used up but we wanted you to at least be able to enjoy staying a few days without needing to purchase these basic supplies. We have also filled the canisters with some popcorn, flour, sugar and coffee.
The last room you will enter is the bedroom which features a striking black queen-size bed with a comfortable ‘Orthopedic Pillow Top’ mattress and box springs that has been covered in a lovely Matelassé white coverlet. The bedroom also features a large closet for storage and hanging clothes, a dresser, a side table and a table lamp. An attractive fireplace mantel, original to the building, adds interest. The big front window and the smaller side windows let in lots of light and can all be opened for ventilation.
Each apartment has its own back deck, overlooking a green and lovely valley. There is also a front porch with seating and a small table that you are welcome to use. The front porch gets sun in the morning, the back deck in the late afternoon.
I will welcome each guest and help you get settled. We will give you the code to the electronic lock on the front door, and your apartment key code. We will provide you with your Wifi ID and password. We will explain all the amenities, and make sure you know where nearby shops and restaurants can be found.
After you are settled, we are only a phone call away, and are happy to be available if questions arise.
* To show respect for our guests, provide for their needs, and treat them as equals.
* To maintain our building with high standards of beauty, cleanliness and comfort.
Our guests can assist us by...
* Keeping the bedroom, bathroom and apartment tidy. Much care and attention has gone into decorating your apartment, often with family antiques and hand-picked accessories.
* Turning off lights and appliances (curling irons, bathroom room fan, for example) when you leave.
* Turning down (or up) the thermostat while you are away.
* Having "quiet feet" on hard surface floors after 10pm and before 8am so that downstairs guests are not disturbed. Also, reducing the volume of any media appliances.
* Not Smoking, either within the home nor outside, please.
We hope and pray that you will find the apartment comfortable and pleasant. Please make it a priority to write a review on the Airbnb website, or send it to me! It doesn’t need to be long. But, it makes all the difference for a potential guest to have an unbiased opinion like yours as a reference. (Anything less than "five stars" is an awful reflection on me and my apartments. If there is something that is not satisfactory, please don't wait until after you leave to bring it to my attention.)
Your hostess, Kate
Katharine Luckett is the Owner & Proprietor of The Mellor House Apartments in Pittsburgh's East End. These apartments provide a comfortable and reasonably priced short-term housing option for business professionals, researchers, graduate students and tourists who desire to have easy access to points east of Forest Hills like Monroeville or Murrysville and/or to points to the west like Oakland and Downtown.
Kate believes that these attractively furnished and completely outfitted 1 and 2 bedroom apartments are the perfect alternative to expensive hotel stays for guests who will also appreciate the fact that they need only to arrive with their suitcase and settle in for a relaxing and productive stay.
Beginning 5 years ago when she opened The Mellor House Bed & Breakfast in her lovely Victorian home in nearby Edgewood, Kate has garnered an excellent reputation for hospitality and cleanliness that has many of her guests remarking that the accommodations she provides feel like their "home-away-from-home!"
Kate has taken many professional courses in hospitality and gardening over the last 30 years and is a certified Master Gardener. So both the inside and outside of the apartments reflect her attention to detail and her belief that beautiful and serene surroundings can be the cure for much of the stress we face on a daily basis. In addition, Kate has hosted guests from places near and far including Italy, Sweden, China, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Germany, Pakistan, Thailand, India and the United States as well.
Kate loves Jesus and desires to be known as "a woman after God's own heart." And in her spare time, Katharine enjoys reading, gardening and spending time with her 3 adult daughters and her 2 young grandchildren.