Because Nice Matters-Upper Upper West Side 2bd/2ba
Because Nice Matters-Upper Upper West Side 2bd/2ba

Entire home/apt

7 Guests

2 Bedrooms

5 Beds

Entire home/apt

7 Guests

2 Bedrooms

5 Beds

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About this listing

A beautiful home away from home for your stay here in New York City. A great retreat after a long day of sightseeing. You will feel right at home.

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The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 5
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $50 / night after 6 guests
Security Deposit: $250


The space

Please send a brief bio of yourself and the people staying here with you before booking. A photo would be nice too.

A beautiful, warm and clean apartment nestled between the Hudson River on the west, historic Harlem, southeast, Sugar Hill, east, Washington Heights, north, and Columbia University, south, in our culturally diverse neighborhood of Hamilton Heights.

The apartment is located on one of the most beautiful blocks in NYC. It is on the street level which makes it easy for people with stair concerns. It is decorated with comfort and style in mind. The bedrooms are super quiet and have the most comfortable beds.

The apartment is a large 2 bedroom/2 bath duplex completely separate with its own private entrance and with access to the serene backyard garden. There are 2 queen beds, 1 full bed, and 2 twin beds, free WiFi, towels, sheets, pillows, iron and board, hairdryers, and bathrobes. One bathroom has a jacuzzi. The bedrooms have an air conditioner and a TV for dvds. (Small library provided). Sorry, no TV service.

The kitchen is fully equipped with good knives, cutting board, pots and pans, toaster, coffee maker, coffee grinder, dishes, glasses, and silverware.


Q: Can you quote me the total price?

A: You can see your total price. Click on the dates requested and number of guests. My price is listed above "Book It" and the Airbnb guest service fee is listed beneath it.

Q: Is the additional $50 charge per person after 6 people applicable to children?

A: Yes, it is.

Q: Will you hold the apartment for us until we are able to pay?

A: I'm sorry, I accept reservations on a first-pay basis. I have lost too many reservations trying to honor reservations based on first inquiry. Thank you for understanding.

Q: Can I check-in early or late?

A: You can always check-in late. I will try to accommodate early check-in whenever possible. If I have guests staying the night prior, I do not require they leave until 11am.

Q: Can we have a late check-out?

A: If my next guests do not arrive until later in the day, then yes, I will always try to accommodate your needs. If they arrive earlier in the day, then I will need you to check out by 11am. If you would like me to store your luggage later, that can be arranged. If it is possible to check-out late and you need to stay after 3pm, there is a day rate fee of $100.

Thank you so much and have a wonderful stay in NYC!

Happy travels,


Guest access


Interaction with guests

I am available at all times to assist you during your stay. We can easily be reached via email, phone, or by ringing our doorbell.

The neighborhood

The neighborhood is safe, quiet, and has everything within walking distance for your stay.

A half a block away from Riverside Park; a park that stretches from w72nd Street up to W 170th Street along the Hudson River. It includes: a skating rink, olympia size indoor swimming pool, outdoor swimming pool, track, Puerto Rican restaurant (Sofrito), etc.

A favorite new restaurant is Mama Sushi which is right around the corner. A great place to have a veggie burger and beer is at Harlem Pub two blocks away. The neighborhood has plenty of restaurants like Dinosaur BBQ, Covo, Harlem Public, Trufa, The Chipped Cup Cafe, Unione, and other things like grocery stores (Fairway), drug stores (Rite Aid), Bikram Yoga (Hot), and shopping. The Riverbank State Park is just around the corner offering 2 swimming pools, a running track, a skating rink, restaurant, concerts, and more.

Getting around

Two blocks away from the subway (1 train). The A/C/B and D trains only five blocks away. The subway ride to Times Square is about 15 minutes.

Street parking is available.

From any airport there are shuttle vans, taxis, buses, Lyft, and Uber. From/to JFK there is the subway A train which is an inexpensive way to arrive or depart.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is flexible

• I am here if you have any questions. Please just ask. (emails preferred)
• If you need to check-out after 11am, notify me regarding this at the time you reserve the apartment otherwise, 11am check-out is mandatory.
• If you check-out after 3pm, there is a day rate fee of $100.
• Price includes cleaning fee.
• Deliveries are not allowed. Do to time logistics, mail/USPS/FedEx/UPS are not allowed. Meal deliveries are of course fine.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

4 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

169 Reviews

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Tracy User Profile
March 2017
The apartment is imbued which charm, character, and cleanliness. Hardwood floors, beautiful interior doors, exposed brick walls make for beautiful surroundings. The owners have put a great deal of thought into providing details to ensure your comfort. All the beds were extremely comfortable with lots of pillows. The bathroom upstairs has an incredible spa tub. After walking almost 8 miles each day, the tub was a wonderful way to restore. The 1 train was a short 2 blocks away and a easy commute to main attractions. I can't imagine a better place to stay!

Angela User Profile
February 2017
What a charming home! There's nothing I can say that hasn't already been stated in these reviews. The subway is a block away. The neighborhood is very quiet. The home is very clean, very cozy and has everything you need to begin and end your day. The hosts are very hospitable and also provided us with recommendations to local eateries. Thank you for helping to make our 1st trip to NYC a memorable one. We hope to stay at your home when we come back. Did I mention the Jacuzzi tub and use of comfy bathrobes?

Marcelo User Profile
February 2017
The owner was cool with us and tried to helped us as much as he could. Near to Manhattan.

Matteo User Profile
December 2016
The appartament of Karen was in a good position, clean and comfortable, thanks for everythink

Dora User Profile
November 2016
The place was fantastic, very comfortable and warm. It's well set up & in a nice neighborhood. The internet only worked well in one room and not downstairs. We'd rent again. Karen was responsive and accommodating.

Daniela User Profile
November 2016
Good apartment, it had everything we need. Two blocks from the subway.

Susan User Profile
October 2016
Our stay was made so convenient by the cleanliness and convenience of the apartment. We had all the amenities of home and were able to cook and entertain our family during our four day stay. The Airbnb is well-furnished and decorated and the beds are comfortable. We will definitely tell others about this wonderful apartment.

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Karen User Profile

I am a seven year Airbnb veteran host and I have learned what is most important to travelers; cleanliness, style, and value. You get that with 10 stars each! FYI: pictures haven't been updated in seven years. It looks even better now.

I am a vegan and an animal activist. I also am a jazz and classical flutist who enjoys hosting travelers from all parts of the globe.

Response rate: 90%
(last 10 contacts)
Response time: within a few hours