Brownstone in Harlem w/ wonderful fenced backyard and patio (barbecue, hammock, deck furniture, flowers, etc.)
There is a park across the street w/ basketball courts, swimming pool (open June - Labor Day), chess tables, dog run, baseball diamond Richard Rogers amphitheater (hosts annual Charlie Parker jazz festival), giant hill w/ bell tower, wild natural flora.
You have a furnished room to yourself w/ a queen bed (sleeps 2). Bedroom is sunny w/ east-facing window, has a bedside table and chair. It is a small bedroom. Shared bathroom (only 1 in apt). Towels & amenities available.
Additional guests may sleep on a futon in the sunroom. The sunroom is a glass room between the backyard and the main house. It is a partially-private room and provides access to the backyard. The futon sleeps 1 adult or 2 kids. In the summer, it is too hot in the sunroom so the futon will be moved to the living room.
Pets allowed -- I don't have any but would gladly welcome yours
Laundromat nearby -- pick-up/drop-off wash & fold service available
Famous Apollo Theater and Red Rooster around the corner as well as many other amazing Harlem shops, bars, restaurants, & iconic jazz spots. (I will direct you to all of them!)
Public transport is FANTASTIC. See details below -- you can basically get anywhere in Manhattan fast. We're right next to so many subway lines.
There is street parking (non-reserved). There tend to be plenty of spots available on our street.
Parties greater than 2 people are welcome for short-term stays (~less than 2 weeks).
Long-term stays (1-mo+): Please understand that the apartment (though a 2-bedroom) is quite small and not suitable for larger groups on a long-term basis. Preferably, I would like to have only a single person for any stays that are one month or longer. 1-mo+ guests should supply their own shower amenities & breakfast.
I love to host guests and will do everything I can to make your stay special. :)
Handicap accessible -- we are on the ground floor so no stairs.
Family/kid friendly -- playground, pool, etc. across the street
Smoking -- allowed outdoors, not inside
Pets allowed -- I love pets!
Early-morning departure/late-night arrival is not a problem.
The kitchen is totally available for your use but the oven is not currently working. The stove-top, however, is fine. We don't cook a lot (I'm embarrassed to say!) so much of the refrigerator is available for your use.
Occasionally I am gone for the weekend and am comfortable having you stay in the apt alone.
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1 block from Express trains 2, 3 (20 minutes to Times Square); 2 blocks from 4,5, 6; 4 blocks from A, B, C, D -- you can get straight to friends in Brooklyn w/out transferring
Next to M60 stop to LGA Airport.
One block from Metro North train stop -- fast access to Hudson River Valley (less than 1 hr to Rockefeller State Park among many other awesome places to get out of the city!)
15 minute walk to Central Park
Close to Columbia University & City College
Long-term stay available
The cleaning fee covers professional laundering of all bed sheets and blankets before your arrival/after your departure.
Please note that this is not a hotel room or commercially-furnished/commercially-cleaned apartment. It is an apartment where I live, cook, invite friends, etc. Your situation will be more like that of a temporary roommate, not that of a hotel guest. I love to hang out w/ new people and look forward to getting to know you in a fun, casual environment. I like to keep the apartment tidy & am conscientious about noise etc. -- I want you to be comfortable! But if you are looking for a hotel-like airbnb experience, please book elsewhere.
Though it's less than likely, I reserve the right to accommodate other guests in the sunroom or in my room (when I go on vacation) on a short-term basis, not resulting in a discounted price on the main bedroom. Please ask beforehand if you have any questions.
Please be aware that you are booking a room in Harlem. According to the stats, you are actually safer in Harlem than in Times Square. But those who are not familiar with the pace of uptown lifestyle may be better off booking a room in more familiar surroundings. I have had only pleasant experiences in my neighborhood and feel totally comfortable walking to/from the subway at night and taking my friends and family members around the neighborhood. There are many people in the park and on the street who are there every single day and it truly is a community. Of course, you should take reasonable precautions at night no matter where you are in the city. But if you don't think you'll be comfortable in Harlem, please book elsewhere.
Smoking okay in backyard patio but not in house or sun room.
To avoid pests: Please rinse dishes, take out trash, and store all food items in the refrigerator.
Key replacement: The landlord charges a high fee for key replacement and unfortunately they are not the kind that can be copied at a hardware store. If you misplace the keys, $60 will be deducted from your security deposit.
I think the room and place is much nicer in the spring/summer, with the garden and outside room and garden.
Heating control and noise of this are an issue.
Being close to railroad, bus and underground is very handy. So are taxi instructions..they have difficulty to find it.
Anne was very welcoming and responded to messages really quickly. The neighborhood may not be perfect but we didn't have no problem. The listing was accurate.
Basically awesome - if you want the greatest roomy experience with a smart intelligent and funny person, who's easy going....you do, sounds good...well then your in the right place.... Remember it's Harlem but it's very safe and easy to get metro and the park is super on your door step...play BBall ? Your covered go over and join in :) Annie has created a little magical retreat with lights and all.
The apartment photographs well. That is all I will say. Host is very friendly and nice.
Notre séjour chez Annie était vraiment super ! Annie est vraiment sympa. Elle nous a très bien accueilli et nous nous sommes sentis à l'aise. Elle nous a donné quelques conseils de choses à voir et d'endroits sympa :). Annie est facilement joignable en cas de questions, ceci même si elle est au travail.
L'appartement est propre et la chambre est confortable. Les photographies mises en ligne sont fidèles.
Nous nous sommes vraiment sentis biens dans le quartier ! Nous nous y sommes sentis en sécurité et y avons faits de super découvertes.
Je vous conseille vraiment cet endroit :) !
Very gracious host! Never had any problem during our stay - flexible check in/out, nice bedroom, cozy backyard/patio! Annie even watched over our two dogs while we were out at night exploring the city!
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I am a 25-year-old liberal arts grad working in theatrical programming at HBO. I enjoy the outdoors, theater & live music (many kinds -- classical, jazz, pop, opera, others). I like to have company and have previously been an active member (traveler & host) on Couch surfing -- Check out my profile and 35 positive references on Couch surfing. Profile Name: Annie Eby
I am at work 9am to ~6pm but am happy to show you around on weekends or meet you after work or just provide recommendations for things to do. Look forward to having you stay. :)