About This Listing
It is a 200 sq ft, private, fully furnished room with a stunning river view! It comfortably fits two and located two short blocks from Subway, Gourmet supermarket, 5 min subway ride from Columbia University and is very convenient for sight-seeing.
Private bedroom in a spacious 2 bedroom apt. w/breath-taking river view in a high rise building.
Laundry room, elevators, security guards are in the building.
The #1 train stop is two minutes away, gets you to mid-town in 15-20 min! Statistically, Its one of the most reliable and frequent lines in NYC! There are also public buses, if you prefer to travel above ground!
The subway system works 24 hours in this city!
Manhattanville is a very safe, very busy around the clock area! Very close to Columbia university, the Manhattan school of music, etc.
Riverside park, if you wish to jog or just come down to the river to read, famous Fairway supermarket w/an abundance of fresh, affordable produce and delicacies, and numerous restaurants are all steps away!
This bedroom has a very comfy queen-size bed, chest of drawers and a desk
Linens are provided.
Security deposit( refundable) is required to move in.
You would share the apartment with a male, classical musician, who will be happy to give some sight-seeing tips and such.
You will have full access to the kitchen.
Beside music, I love art and have a broad variety of interests, starting from ballet and and exercising to world politics to philosophy, travel, fine dining, good literature and so on.
Please contact for more details. (website hidden) available upon request.
Living-room, bath-room, kitchen.
Interaction with Guests
Like to interact w/guests and help w/advice around the city. At times, can even hit the museums together. :-)
Definitely more neighborhoody feel here. It is not really Harlem but close enough to go and check out some Gospel singing, soul food restaurants or famous Apollo theater!
Convenient subway and public bus access 24/7!
Other Things to Note
Running path, bike path, Riverbank park with outdoor pool and Gym facilities are steps away!
Very laid back and respectful host.
Access in kitchen to everything, including fridge, cookware, glasses, etc.
Guests are requested not to smoke!
Prefer if you eat in the living room and not the bedroom.
There is a charge for any additional guests.
Light cooking is permitted, provided that dishes are cleaned after.
Please ask, in case you need something in particular from the household or try to make changes in arrangement and such. ( Example: Had a guest, who decided to change a bulb in a small table lamp to higher voltage, which burnt the lamp!)
So please consult with me beforehand.
Iron and ironing board are available upon request as well as a laundry card.
Guests are responsible for own food and beverages.
Don't hesitate to ask and discuss issues, which may arise within the framework of stay, as I'll do my best to help and accommodate!
Excellent place - great view down the Hudson of both Manhattan and NJ; Safe neighborhood in the renamed Manhattanville section with easy subway access and plenty of places to eat/drink. In addition to Armand being a great host and providing a very clean environment and any assistance on NYC you may want...
Wonderful NY!!! Armand's apt is as described: very tidy, spacious, with a beautiful view on the Hudson River; bedroom is perfect for two, with a truly comfy double bed (slept sooooo well!), a useful desk and a wide wardrobe; bathroom is perfect as well, clean and always available for us when we wake up or come back. As regards the location, you're not in the center of the city: it takes almost 30 min to get to Manhattan, but this is not a big deal if you leave in the morning and come back to sleep only, as we did. The neighbourhood is safe: we were two girls and we got home even at midnight with the metro, without any problem. Armand is so kind and such an interesting person to talk to! I would defintely recommend his apt! :)
Thanks girls for a nice review!
Just would like to clarify, so there is no confusion for others: the place is IN Manhattan, in the City college area! And since there is no center per se in American cities, again, it is a bit misleading to say that. Place is more uptown and it does take 30 min to get to Time Square. Otherwise, everything else is as is.. Many thanks again! Ciao! :-)
Armand was a courteous host who provided us tea when we arrived, walked us to the local grocery store, and loaned us a card to get a discount at museums. The bed was comfy, and it was nice to have a kitchen and refrigerator to make breakfasts before sight seeing. The building is really close to a subway stop. The only downside is that some of the other residents are a bit shady, and one time one of them was rude in the elevator.
Armand è molto gentile e ospitale - ci si sente a casa. La casa bella, la camera comoda e accogliente, con vista stupenda dal 22° piano.
Il posto è un po' distante dal centro, ma ci sono fermata dell'autobus davanti, e metro a due passi.
Armand was a fantastic host with a great apartment (with an awesome view)!
I felt comfortable there my entire stay both in and out of the residence, it was well kept and had any type of item a person could need.
I would gladly stay again, intend on it, and highly recommend any others looking.
Staying with Armand definitely set the bar high for future airbnb experiences! He was nothing but kind and courteous during our entire stay. Armand was very communicative from the moment I booked my stay, helping me find the building when I arrived late at night, and being very courteous when my boyfriend joined me a few nights later and also arrived late in the evening. The apartment is lovely and the room is comfortable and well furnished, and the view is beautiful.
Initially I was worried about being a solo female traveller for the first half of my stay, but the neighborhood felt very safe and Armand was a perfect host- he even bought me cupcakes when I took a graduate school placement exam! Overall a wonderful experience.
Armand's place was just wonderful and he is a delightful host. The apt. and bedroom are very large and comfortable. I slept extremely well as the bed is super comfy. The 1 train stops a few blocks away and very easy to get around as it is very reliable. Thanks again Armand, I will definitely be back. Douglas
About the Host, Armand
Classical musician, fun and friendly gay male. Has varied interests from art, travel, literature, great food to philosophy, psychology and a bit of politics, etc.
And yes, that is Taj Mahal in my profile pic! :-)
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