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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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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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  • Sit on the front porch with family & iced-cold glass of Tea!
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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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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!!

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


Perfect for family get-togethers

Review submitted: June 20, 2013   Date of arrival: June 13, 2013

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.

Helpful votes: 2 / 2

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Thanks for the Memories from Canada!

Review submitted: June 6, 2013   Date of arrival: September 8, 2012

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.

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