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There's No Place Like Dome!

As featured in Pittsburgh Magazine (Oct 2014 issue)
1 of 11As featured in Pittsburgh Magazine (Oct 2014 issue)
Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 6
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Is it a spaceship? Yurt? Tent? No, it's a Yaca-Dome! And it's not just any old Yaca-Dome, it's the original Yaca-Dome! But we just call it 'The Igloo.' This unique home was built in 1969 by Pittsburgh native Joseph Yacoboni, who received a US Patent in 1975 for the construction method. Yaca-Domes were mentioned in the January 1975 issue Popular Science.

MAXIMUM OVERNIGHT OCCUPANCY IS 6. For more than 2 guests, there will be a nightly fee for each additional person. All guests (including children & infants, regardless of their age) must be accounted for in total number of guests you select when submitting an inquiry or booking request, and the total number cannot be greater than 6 people. We offer our home as overnight lodging for the registered guests only, and we limit the number of non-overnight visitors guests...
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About the Owner
Azhar L
Languages spoken:Arabic, English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:May 2013
Interaction with guests
Guests will be met at the home for check in; this is why it is important that you contact us prior to your arrival date to discuss arrival plans.
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Reviewed August 22, 2017

Relaxing and secluded setting within the urban environment - we even saw 6 wild turkeys walk up from the wooded hillside across the driveway. Good directions are needed to find the house the first time, but we quickly learned different ways into and out of...More

1  Thank Jeffrey Z
Reviewed August 24, 2016

This property is in the Larimer area of Pittsburgh. Although geographically close to Highland Park, it is not accessible from the house. The house has great round windows with views of neighborhood trash cans and a small hill of discarded asphalt and concrete boulders. It...More

7  Thank Karen G
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Reviewed May 11, 2015

When we arrived at the Dome, Lisa was there. Both cars that drove there got a little turned around, so it is confusing to find and not the best of neighborhoods. The house itself was cool (but could have used a little more cleaning-multiple fingerprints...More

7  Thank stacybuckeye
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Ask about kids
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Queen
    1 Full
    1 King
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  • Damage Deposit: C$397 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
Despite being within the Pittsburgh city limits, the home's location feels more secluded than you might expect. It's in a wooded area, near the end of a quiet lane. Although the home sits a bit off the the beaten path, the bus stop is a quick 10 minute walk away. However, considering the location of the house in relation to the major bus lines, guests staying here usually prefer to have a vehicle with them, and we also strongly recommend this. Guests should also keep in mind that it is not uncommon for the Pittsburgh area to experience snow accumulation and icy road conditions at various times between November through March. While we do our best to ensure that the property's driveway and sidewalk are passable for our guests' arrival, the lane leading to the driveway is a pu... more
Getting around
As our dome is not located near a convenient bus line, we recommend that guests have a vehicle, or plan on using Lyft or Uber.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: PIT Airport: 44.0 km
Railway: Amtrak: 11.0 km
We advise using the GoogleMaps website or phone navigation app, as other websites/phone apps/GPS units have caused guests to have difficulty finding the home.
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive.
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