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The Good Ol' Days Private House Rental

The Good Ol' Days Private House Rental

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Nov 24, 2014
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 6 Sleeps

If your taste is more jukebox than Victrola? More poodle skirt than parasol? Then America's First Nostalgic Guesthouse, The Good Ol' Days House is for you. Relax during your stay in a home where the 1950s, 60s and 70s come alive. This recently restored & renovated family home is filled with authentic treasures that bring you back to the decades of America's past with its Nifty 50s Kitchen, an art deco style 1940s Dining Room, a living room in 'mod' 1960s decor, retro 70s bedrooms, and full basement with a Knotty Pine built in bar right out of the 50s along with vintage Pinball and Bowling machines. Take a step back in time with family and friends as you celebrate important milestones such as birthdays, anniversaries, family & class reunions or just a weekend getaway to go back to a simpler time and remember those Good Ol' Days.

**Just Opened across the street our 'Sweet Nostalgia on Broad' an old-fashioned Candy Store filled with Antiques, Sweets, & Collectibles.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We've just spent an amazing week in your beautiful home. Thank you for opening the doors to the past -- your home unlocked memories that we will treasure for years to come. You are a warm and caring person and your love of live and family fills each room of this dear home. Being a child of the 50s, raised in a Polish Catholic Family, I just 'connected' with so many things in here. I truly felt as if I'd come home. Thank you so much for the treats, breakfast, you are very thoughtful. We wish you and your family all the best. Thanks for the Memories! With warmest regards and heartfelt appreciation.
Sep 2012
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Reviews

business
The Good Ol' Days Private House Rental
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7093704
+1 -724-331-3654
Pittsburgh Pittsburgh area
Las Vegas, NV
5

Fun Experience

  • 5 of 5
My two brothers and I rented the home to attend a joint class/family reunion in the Mon Valley. We came from Las Vegas, Calgary, Alberta and Tampa and wanted a fun place to stay versus staying in a hotel. It was a great decision and we loved the 50's theme home. It exceeded our expectations, Melanie was there to meet us the day we arrived and the home was clean, well appointed and fun. The location in downtown Belle Vernon was a treat to remind us of our Western PA. roots and had shopping and food facilities close by. I would recommend to others and hope they would enjoy the experience as much as we did. My only criticism is that some of the "theming items" , especially stuff on the bedroom furniture be scaled back so the guest would have more space for personal items they travel with and need those areas.
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thanks Joe for your kind words! It was a pleasure to host you and your brothers during your stay! I loved the conversations about "Pittsburgh" and the memories you all shared with me about your own Good Ol' Days growing up in the 'burgh'. I appreciate your suggestion about the extra stuff in the bedrooms and will definitely keep that in mind for future guests! Thank you for being awesome guests in the house and I look forward to having you all back, in the future, for a trip back to the past here in Southwestern Pennsylvania!
business
The Good Ol' Days Private House Rental
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7093704
+1 -724-331-3654
Pittsburgh Pittsburgh area
5

A truly unique experience & trip back to the past.

A truly unique experience & trip back to the past.
  • 5 of 5
It's above the ho-hum of a traditional hotel stay. Plenty of things to do and see.
If you are into history or fads of the past it's the place for you. I look forward to staying there again sometime.
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you are not a ho-hum kind of a person! It was a pleasure to have you as our guest and we look forward to accommodating you again with a trip down memory lane!
business
The Good Ol' Days Private House Rental
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7093704
+1 -724-331-3654
Pittsburgh Pittsburgh area
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5
We had a lovely time at the "back in the day" house, as my 9 year old referred to it. We loved showing the kids what we grew up, and it was simply and pleasure.
  • Submitted: May 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mary Sue,
It was a pleasure to have your kids enjoy the type of fun kids had 'back in the day'! Hope you are getting ready to enjoy your summer baseball season and you're welcome to return and watch our Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cincinnatti Reds this year! Go Reds -- but not when you're in Bucco country. Have a nice day. Stay happy & healthy!
business
The Good Ol' Days Private House Rental
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7093704
+1 -724-331-3654
Pittsburgh Pittsburgh area
5

Vintage and luxury simultaneously!

  • 5 of 5
"My husband, nieces, nephews and I will be talking about this place forever! The kids ranged in age from 8 to 17 and they OOOHED and AAAHED while Melanie took us on a quick tour. We applaud Melanie's attention to detail, accuracy, and hospitality. We believe that the sleeping and bathing accommodations and hospitality to be the best we've had yet. We LIVED here for just a short while but FELT like it was our home and that we knew the folks who had once shared meals at the dining table, told jokes in the living room and played records in the bedrooms. The kids loved their boys and girls' special bedrooms and hungout there when John and I chatted by the Christmas tree with our perculated coffee. We went into the city but only briefly as the kids just wanted to "come home" to Belle Vernon and the rumpus room and their bedrooms. Huge gratitude to Melanie for making our annual Christmas memory so very special and memorable."
  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Beckie,
The pleasure certainly was all mine having you, your husband, and nieces and nephews spend Christmas 2013 making precious memories of their "Home for the Holidays" at The Good Ol' Days House. How lucky & blessed these children are to have such a wonderful, kind & loving Aunt & Uncle who take the time to create lifelong memories with them. You are special and have been an inspiration to me .... so happy to have met you all. Years from now -- it would be super to have these children return with their " future" nieces & nephews for a trip down memory lane....and by then it will probably seem 'prehistoric'! Thanks again for taking good care of your home away from home -- you are very special guests to our family.
Love & God Bless You All!!
business
The Good Ol' Days Private House Rental
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7093704
+1 -724-331-3654
Pittsburgh Pittsburgh area
5

Perfect for family get-togethers

  • 5 of 5
The number of period pieces in this house is staggering. Everywhere I looked there was something that reminded me of my childhood. (I was born in 1949.) Melanie Patterson, the owner, has a real passion for collecting '50's, '60's and early '70's articles. Last year we booked the "Good Old Days House" for a cousin reunion, and we had such fun we did it again this year. It will certainly be a tradition we'll maintain for as long as any of us are standing--that's how much fun we had. The accommodations are quite comfortable, and the whole place is squeaky-clean. Melanie cares about every single little detail, and takes good care of her guests. I highly recommend the "Good Old Days House" for any family gathering.
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
The Good Ol' Days Private House Rental
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7093704
+1 -724-331-3654
Pittsburgh Pittsburgh area
5

Judie and Daves Wedding Party

  • 5 of 5
There are no words to accurately describe our stay at the Good Ole Days House. It was beyond our expectations. Every hour was a new experience as we found more and more things that were so much a part of our earlier lives. Those of us that stayed there were constantly busy either playing games or reminiscing about our childhood. The owner was a perfect hostess, and the entire weekend was so much fun. All of our guests were so much in awe of the place, and it was so appropriate for our themed 50"sreception.( We plan to go back every year for our anniversary). In a vew words, everything was perfect!
  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a pleasure it was to be able to 'meet and greet' all of you as you celebrated this special wedding celebration! Judie & Dave you are two special people who are so much fun I wish I were related to you so I could be a part of all your gatherings with friends & family! You were wonderful guests who took great care of the house (as if it were your own) and all its 'memorabilia stuff' and I really appreciate that. We welcome you back any time you want to ride that 'time machine' back to the 1950s!!!! God Bless you all.

Location

Activity and Interests

Restaurants: There are several excellent restaurants for fine dining in the area such as close-by The Back Porch & The Speer Street Grill, Lenora's in Perryopolis, & Lucchesi's in Monessen. You can also enjoy good home-style family type restaurants, fast food and other familiar chain restaurants all less than one mile away.

Pittsburgh dining is 25 miles or a 30, 45 minute drive.

Seven Springs is less than an hour away.

There are 2 yummy pizza shops, a Dairy Queen, Bakery & Grocery Store all within walking distance. We have opened an old fashioned penny candy store & antique shop called 'SWEET NOSTALGIA ON BROAD'. It is located right across the street from the house. It features old fashioned candy favorites, unique gifts, Antiques & Collectibles.

A friendly local 'watering hole' Russ's tavern is also within walking distance on the Main Street.The owner actually lives next door and his grandfather once owned the same tavern.

Shopping: Many vintage & antique shops are close by within a few minutes or up to a 15 minute drive. We have Gabriel Brothers, which is a 'Bargain Place' to shop for name brands & closeouts.

The Brand new Tanger Outlet Mall is 20 minutes away and there are 6 Shopping Malls all within a 30 - 45 minute drive. Such as South Hills Village, Westmoreland Mall, Uniontown Mall, Franklin Mall, Century III Mall and Monroeville Mall.

Churches: Just like in those Good Ol' Days when faith in God was the center of any community--- Churches of all denominations are nearby and most within walking distance to the home.

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Notes

  • Nightly Rate: $350 - $450

    Weekly Rate: $950 - $1350

    Monthly Rate: $1750 - $3500


  • These rates are ALL INCLUSIVE. Cleaning fees are included in the rate and since this is a Private House Rental that includes signing a Lease Agreement there are no sales taxes.

Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic

Suitability

  • pets not allowed

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Half Bathroom

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3

Notes:

  • Bottled water in the refrigerator, A Welcome Basket full of Retro Goodies to eat, Fresh Pastries from the local 100 year old bakery in town, fresh towels, bathrobes, linens, & there's even "Mr. Bubble" bubble bath, "Lemon Up" & "Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific" Shampoos ready for you to use to take you quickly on that journey back to the good ol' days.
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