Sunny, Quiet, Lovely Apt in NYC

Apartment - Private room · East 119th Street, New York, NY 10035, United States

This lovely apt is sunny, quiet and conveniently located near Manhattan's "Museum Mile" and a subway to all other sites in NYC. Right in E. Harlem where people are hard working & kind. I serve a delicious, hearty and healthy breakfast every morning.

Your host, Nancy
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This lovely apt is sunny, quiet and conveniently located near Manhattan's "Museum Mile" and a subway to all other sites in NYC. Right in E. Harlem where people are hard working & kind. I serve a delicious, hearty and healthy breakfast every morning.

The Space

This light, airy, clean, beautifully renovated apartment (approximately 450 square feet) has a cozy private room just for you.  If by chance you would like to reserve two bedrooms one for you and one for a friend or family member, please go to my other listing at: If you would like to book the larger room only, the one with a queen size bed (to be shared with another), please visit this website: If you are solo, you've come to the right place. For you alone, the room is furnished with the most comfortable and environmentally responsible bed in the world (with special memory foam by Keetsa) as well as a brand new desk, dresser, plenty of closet space and several mirrors.
In the living room, there's an extra desk for you to use; there's a wide screen cable tv; dvd player and plenty of comfy seating for "movie night." There's internet access throughout the apartment. The kitchen has brand new appliances including a dish washer, washing machine and dryer, as well as a juicer, vitamix blender, glass pots and water purifier. I provide fresh, organic healthy breakfast choices for a revitalizing R&R stay. 

As the owner and other person sharing this space, I will be your host along with my two yellow labs. I love people and enjoy sharing my wealth of information about the city's sights, cultural places and exciting day and night life.

My space is two flights up and located on the upper east side of Manhattan, in East Harlem, with a mixed population of Hispanics, Blacks, Asians and Caucasians. We have bus and train lines fairly close by which let you off near most of the major museums, like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, the Frick, the Jewish Museum, the Museum of the City of New York, etc. A short subway ride will also let you off close to any part of Central Park, which is also only a reasonable walk from here.

This local train also goes directly to other tourist sites, such as the Brooklyn Bridge, the South Street Seaport and the Staten Island Ferry. We are a bus ride from the Cloisters Museum in upper Manhattan and it takes just 20 minutes on the express line to reach Union Square in lower Manhattan, a stones throw from the East and West Village. In addition, there are trains that connect to any part of the west side of Manhattan, ie Times Square, the Theater District and the lovely High Line.

If you're into shopping nearby, we are three short blocks from a mall, where you'll find Costco, Old Navy, Marshalls and Target. If you're into the outdoors, locally, we are two blocks from the East River with it's long path to downtown. On this path, you can join others (like myself) who walk their dogs, stroll, jog and bike.

This is a lovely, sunny apt in a safe, quiet and peaceful neighborhood. Building neighbors consider one another family. I look forward to your stay here!

Guest Access

Guest will have access to private bedroom, with locked door, Bathroom (w/shower (plus hand held), bath, sink, toilet, (shampoo, soap, etc, hair dryer), Kitchen (filtered water, cups, bowls, washer/dryer if necessary, coffee maker, pots, etc).

Interaction with Guests

I will usually be present with guests during their stay. I interact with the guests as much as the guest would like and to insure that all their needs are met. I am often out during the day and also work at home when I'm not out; however, i make time for my guests when they need.

The Neighborhood

I love that my neighborhood has a cultural and ethnic mix of people, that people are friendly, respectful and caring, that it is so quiet and peaceful, day and night. My guests might like to try the Apollo Theater, the new vegan restaurant that just opened ("the Seasoned Vegan") and Shakespeare and other classic works in Marcus Garvey Park during the summer.

Getting around

The 4, 5 and 6 trains are a short walk away and if you don't feel like walking, there is a bus even closer that will take you right to the subway and back upon your return.

Other Things to Note

I am always working to improve the well being of my guests during their stay and constantly purchasing amenities that will aid in that endeavor. I appreciate knowing any special needs that i might be able to help address.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Cleaning Fee: $26
Check In: 8:00 AM
Check Out: 4:00 PM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • My stay with Nancy was lovely. She (email hidden), always very caring and considerate. Her home is charming, and the available bedroom, albeit small, was cozy and comfortable. Her dogs are huge protectors of the home and their barks can seem a bit threatening, but were very sweet and gentle once they got used to me. Although i was initially a bit nervous about living in east harlem as a solo female traveler, the neighborhood was alright although i still wouldnt recommend walking alone very late at night from my experience. In the daytime though, it was busy and lively and felt safe. If i ever find myself in New York in the future, I'd love to stay with Nancy again.

    July 2014
  • Nancy (email hidden)! Connected with her the moment we met. Very welcoming and open to being conversational yet gave me the peace I needed after a long 2 day flight. The apartment was quiet and cool, the bed very comfortable and the whole place was very tidy. The area is quiet also, and not too far from Central Park/Museum Mile etc. She really went the extra mile with the room, posting little notes and providing some great information on NYC which was helpful as this was my first time here. Nancy is a very intelligent woman with many unique and insightful ideas on the world around us, she is very passionate about various causes, which I found inspiring. She is a true New Yorker, very friendly and accommodating. Highly recommend!

    June 2014
  • Excelente, Nancy fue una anfitriona muy gentil, solidaria y respetuosa. Sus compañeros no humanos muy educados. Sus desayunos saludables, muy ricos y abundantes. Buena higiene en todo su apartamento. Siempre estuvo dispuesta a ayudarme en cualquier cosa que le solicitara, en su casa reina mucha paz y un ambiente realmente de tranquilidad y reposo. Estoy muy contenta de haber conseguido lo que realmente buscaba para mi estancia en NYC, lo LOGRE.

    June 2014
    Response from Nancy:

    Excellent! Nancy was a very gentle, caring and friendly hostess. Her fellow nonhumans (dogs) were very polite. I enjoyed her healthy, rich and hearty breakfasts. There was good hygiene throughout her apartment. She was always willing to help in whatever way I asked. An atmosphere of peace and tranquility reigns throughout her home. I'm so glad I got what I really wanted from my stay in NYC. What a success!

    June 2014
  • i enjoyed the stay with Nancy,
    though at the begining her two big dogs really scared me,
    part of reason is my bad experience with big dogs,
    and Nancy has done all her can to make me confortable,
    including regreting card, map(hand painted), resturant introduction and etc,
    she is so thoughtful, kind, and warm.
    it was so nice to talk with her who always willing to share and help.

    if you have concenrs about pet especial which with big size,
    you may need to think about if it is good enough to stay with two big dogs...

    June 2014
    Response from Nancy:

    thank you for your comment grace. i'm so sorry my gentle (elder, napping mostly) dogs restimulated in you memories of your negative childhood experience with a dog. your reaction to them was unique amongst all my dozens and dozens of other guests, except one woman who had a similar childhood experience and who quickly learned to ignore them as i had coached her. all my other guests have loved the wagging tails and friendly sniffs and being petted and adored.

    thank you for appreciating the welcome card, hand printed maps, suggestions of neighborhood restaurants, our delightful conversations and all the other ways i made your stay here comfortable and enjoyable. i'm so happy to have met and hosted you.

    June 2014
  • This was my first Airbnb experience, and I was very happy with my choice! Nancy's apartment is indeed sunny and quiet. The location is perfect for anyone who wants to get a better insight of life in NYC. There is a very strong sense of community in the area, with kids playing basketball in neighborhood courts, parents and grandparents chatting outside in the evenings! The nearest subway stop is less than a 10 minute walk, and you can be in downtown Manhattan in around 20-25 minutes.
    Nancy is an incredibly well organized host, with maps of the local area, the Manhattan subway system and menus from nearby restaurants. The breakfast provided was beautiful, and perfect to set you up for a day in NYC! Her two dogs mostly stay to themselves, and are used to having other people in the apartment.
    The room is perfectly sized, and clean. Nancy has provided many amenities such as towels, which made my stay even better- I really appreciated that!
    Nancy has an incredible passion for animal rights, and I discovered a lot through chatting with her. I would love to stay with Nancy again if (when) I return to NYC!

    Thank you!

    June 2014
  • I really enjoyed my stay at Nancy's apartment. She is a very gracious and accommodating host. I felt like i was staying at a friend's place. Being treated to a nutritious breakfast each morning was a great way to start my long days. Nancy is very organized and made every effort to support my needs. I regret not having time to take a walk through the neighborhood with Nancy and her two dogs. I hope to have reason to stay there again and hear more about her active, purposeful life.

    June 2014
  • My stay with Nancy was lovely. She was kind and let me use the washer as I had limited space for clothing for my long trip. Apt was clean, friendly, light and bright. She provided me with a fan to help cool down my room as I prefer it colder. She offered the AC but it wasn't necessary. Her dogs are fine and she makes it clear how to be around them. She set out breakfast up for me everyday & accommodated my specific needs. The subway access is about 7 blocks away (116th & Lexington) and it provided me with day transportation. The cab ride home every evening was minimal but as it was very late I was too tired to deal with the subway. East Harlem is a nice neighborhood, and all I passed were friendly and kind.

    Nancy is a strict vegan and does not allow any food to be brought into her home. This needs to be kept in mind so that a guest eats before going back to the apartment. A lovely part of the AirB&B experience - thank you to Nancy for helping to make my visit to New York easier.

    May 2014
  • best place best host in the world

    May 2014
  • I have been in NY over the easter weekend 2014 and it has been the best choice to stay at Nancy's for NYC! She ist the nicest and best host you can wish for. The guestroom (and appartement) is clean, quiet and adorable. The location of the flat is pretty close to bus stops for lower manhatten and around. Subway #6 is also just a few blocks away. Nancy enjoys to learn lots about different cultures and languages, be the best host and prepare the most delicious breakfast for you. I really hope I can stay at yours next time again Nancy, I feel really lucky I had the chance to have the ecperience already and I am glad to meet such a wonderful person as you! Wish you the best! Liebe Grüße aus Österreich :-)

    April 2014
  • It was my first time in NY and also my first airbnb experience.
    The apartment, though small, is in a nice and safe neighbourhood. You will have a clean bedroom and a comfortable bed to sleep in.
    Nancy is a very nice person, very concerned about environment and health issues and very interesting to talk to. She is always willing to help her guests but she also respects privacy.
    I used to get home a bit late but she was very understanding even though that awakened her and her dogs. I'd add that if you're planning on returning late at night, you should tell her beforehand.
    If you want to stay (email hidden), who actually shares her own house, a real new yorker, this is the place for you.

    April 2014
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High School of Music and Art, Hunter College, And Cambridge College Masters degree
ROAR! (Reaching Out for Animal Rights!) a non profit educational organization
I am active in the creative arts, video production, drawing, painting, writing (non fiction, songs, poetry, comedy). I run a non profit organization dedicated to educating people about ways to help make our planet more sustainable, how to improve human health and how to show compassion to (non human) animals, through adopting a plant based diet and lifestyle. i design and produce t-shirts, which my organization gives away for a donation. in my former life, i taught early childhood education for 10 years during which time, i obtained a master's degree in education (accelerated learning) from cambridge college). i tutored math, taught yoga and became a certified massage therapist, healing and energizing people, this way, for eight years. i have a lovely son, age 35 who lives in massachusetts. i visit him a few times a year. i work out of my home where you'll find me when i'm not out walking (or jogging with) the dogs (3x/day) or attending meetings or other events, whether home or out, you can always reach me on my cell phone. i've lived most of my life in new york city, in many of the boroughs, manhattan, queens, brooklyn so i can help with sites to visit and travel directions. i enjoy reading novels, but since i've signed up for netflix last year, catching up on old and new movies, seems to consume large chunks of free time. my favorite movies are shawhank redemption, the matrix, fight club, little big man, crash, american beauty, my life as a dog, braveheart, etc. i'm a friendly person and enjoy meeting new people. this apartment brings me joy and i'm thrilled to share its comfort and beauty. i know you will have a wonderful stay here and i look forward to being your host.
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