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The Good Ol' Days Private House Rental in Pittsburgh

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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.

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Last modified on 08-13-2014 at 8:26 AM.

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Melanie Patterson 724-331-3654

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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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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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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. 

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  • Play old favorite board games or cards, or PoKeNo!
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Top things to do with a family
  • Spin old '45s & LP's of the best bands ever!
  • Challenge each other at Ms.Pacman, the original table game.
  • Play on an 1969 Pinball machine -- see who scores the highest.
  • Catch lightning bugs in the back yard of the house.
  • Call your friends on an old-fashioned Rotary Dial phone!

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A truly unique experience & trip back to the past.

Review submitted: June 18, 2014   Date of arrival: January 15, 2014

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.

Owners 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!

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Review submitted: May 1, 2014   Date of arrival: May 31, 2013

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.

Owners 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!

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Vintage and luxury simultaneously!

Review submitted: February 9, 2014   Date of arrival: December 21, 2013

"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."

Owners 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!!

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