Beautiful private room - Manhattan

Apartment - Private room · Saint Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY 10032, United States

The Space

Just steps from the C train.
If you need other trains: 2 blocks from 1 train and 10 minutes walk from B,D or A.

Close to Supermarket and deli (24 hours).
2 car service companies right on the corner.

Washer and Dryer - Wireless internet - available for your use.

Host works at the dance studio so you get a free class and some discount if you are into partner dancing or better yet - Argentine Tango. And of course if you need info about New York Milongas, best workshops and best teachers - you just found your goldmine.

Restaurants and night outings steps away - right on Broadway.

Saint Nicholas Avenue is a major New York City street. It runs north-south between 193rd Street and 111th Streets in the New York City borough of Manhattan. It goes through the neighborhoods of Washington Heights (where you will be staying) , Harlem, Hamilton Heights, and (website hidden). Nicholas Avenue is named after Saint Nicholas of Myra, patron saint of New Amsterdam since Dutch times.

The apartment is located on St NIcholas, between 155 and 156th Street, not far from Audubon Terrace, a cluster of five distinguished Beaux Arts institutional buildings, home to major, though little-visited museum, The Hispanic Society of America. The Society has the largest collection of works by El Greco and Goya outside of the Museo del Prado, including one of Goya's famous paintings of Cayetana, Duchess of Alba. In September 2007, it commenced a three-year collaboration with the Dia Art Foundation. The campus on Broadway at West 156th Street also houses The American Academy of Arts and Letters, which holds twice yearly, month-long public exhibitions, and Boricua College.

You are also just steps away from lovely Morris Jumel Mansion (check the photos) - Manhattan's oldest remaining house. It is located in the landmarked Jumel Terrace Historic District, between West 160th and West 162nd Street, just east of St. Nicholas Avenue. An AAM-accredited historic house museum, the Mansion interprets the colonial era, the period when General George Washington occupied it during the American Revolutionary War, and the early 19th century in New York.

The Paul Robeson Home, located at 555 Edgecombe Avenue on the corner of Edgecombe Avenue and 160th Street, is a National Historic Landmark building. The building is now known for its famous African American residents including actor Paul Robeson, musician Count Basie, and boxer Joe Louis.

Other famous Washington Heights residents include Althea Gibson the first African American Wimbledon Champion, Frankie Lymon of "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?" fame, Leslie Uggams who was a regular on the Sing Along with Mitch Show. Other musicians who resided in the area for significant periods of time were jazz drummers Tony Williams and Alphonse Muzon and Grammy award winning Guitarist Marlon Graves.

On February 21, 1965, Malcolm X was assassinated during a speech at the Audubon Ballroom, on Broadway at West 165th Street. The interior of the building was demolished, but the Broadway facade remains, incorporated into one of Columbia's Audubon Center buildings. It is now the home of the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center.[9] Several shops, restaurants and a bookstore occupy the first floor.

At the Hudson's shore, in Fort Washington Park[10] stands the Little Red Lighthouse, a small lighthouse located at the tip of Jeffrey's Hook at the base of the eastern pier of the George Washington Bridge. It was made famous by a 1942 children's book and is the site of a namesake festival in the late summer. A 5.85-mile recreational swim finishes there in early autumn.[11] It's also a popular place to watch for peregrine falcons.[12]

Truly amazing neighborhood.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $500 /week
Monthly Price: $1800 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $20
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • The place is just like the photos. Very nice and clean. The room is comfy, with good light and a huge closet. Although the area is safe at first seems otherwise. Near there are groceries and delis to buy a coffee in the mornings cheaper than downtown ;) Anita and her husband are very discreet.

    El lugar es tal y como se muestra en las fotos. El cuarto es cómodo, bien iluminado y tiene un gran closet. La zona es segura aunque al principio parece lo contrario. Cerca hay lugares donde se puede hacer el súper y comprar un café por la mañana mucho más barato que en downtown ;) Anita y su esposo son muy discretos. Si buscas un lugar donde respeten tu espacio personal, la casa de Anita es perfecta.

    April 2014
  • Staying at Anita's was my first ever experience ever using airbnb. They were nice and cordial and accommodating. The room looks exactly like that and it is super nice. The mattress is comfortable and the hosts are friendly, but they will respect your privacy as well. I highly recommend staying in this place.

    March 2014
  • The room is quite small but after all it is New York! The neighborhood seems quite safe and is located just yards from a subway entrance so is very convenient. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom is shared with the host.

    March 2014
  • Arrived in New York after a business trip and had time to visit my daughter. Anita's place was located near my daughters place and the price was such a relief compared to hotels in NYC.
    The room is warm, cozy and quiet and located near numerous subway stations, or if you prefer, the many taxi's on Broadway avenue. Anita is low key and doesn't intrude but is happy to give advice on getting around in the city.
    Anita's place was a perfect stop for my short vacation.

    February 2014
  • it was absolutely great - both hosts anita and her husband are terrific - friendly and pleasant to be around with and the place is wonderful - everything just works - great lights - great kitchen bathroom and good mattress etc .. want go to there definitively again. the building is typical and authentic for washington heights with a lot of great and friendly tenants. it was a great experience.

    January 2014
    Response from Anita:

    Thank you Uli. Looking forward to hosting you again!

  • clean, nice, warm,
    good to be able to use kitchen :) are completely accurate :D

    close to subway C line, good to
    go everywhere, just DO NOT TAKE
    the 155st station for B and D lines

    December 2013
    Response from Anita:

    Thank you Irene! You have good eye. However I just want to add few words o comment. In general New York is extremely safe place. Unless you are unlucky - then you can get killed on 5th Ave. With mixture of people from every country you can imagine. I believe it's normal that we are (at least I am) scared of things we are not familiar with. It's great to be able to judge where not to go to avoid problems. As for the 155 B or D station I would avoid it not because of sketchy neighborhood. But because of 150 stairs you have to climb up to get home... Especially in winter - forget it. I like exercise, but this is not my favorite one :-) However - when MTA does one of their crazy renovations - it's good to have an option for additional two trains. Best though - just take C, as it stops almost in front of the building door.

  • We didn't see a lot of our hosts, but we were welcomed into their small, nicely decorated apartment and made to feel comfortable when we arrived on a Sunday evening. It is on the 5th floor but there is an elevator. Parking was a bit of a problem--we got up early on Monday to move our car before 7:00--found a parking garage and decided to splurge $28 for 2 days' indoor parking. Subway stops are very near so it was not difficult to get to Times Square and Rockefeller Center. We would definitely recommend Anita's place if you are looking for an Airbnb spot in the city.

    December 2013
  • My boyfriend and I stayed at Anita's for a quick weekend in NYC. Anita was a wonderful host and we had no complaints. The room was clean and well-kept, and Anita was very kind and helpful.

    Since we had an evening flight out, Anita was kind enough to let us leave our luggage at her place well after the designated check-out time so that we didn't have to lug it around through Manhattan.

    I would highly recommend staying at Anita's!

    December 2013
  • we arrived very late, or early as it may be, due to weather delays.
    Anita was very helpful and patient with our trip.
    Nice hood, very quite and we felt safe there.
    Will recommend and possibly stay there again.

    December 2013
    Response from Anita:

    Thanks Brian! Gave your hat to our Super :-) He liked it!

  • When I first arrive Anita was at work, but her friend Hernan welcome us and he was very nice and helpful giving us some metro tips. Anita came in the night and was very friendly too. The location of the apartment is very near of the metro station, which is cool if you are out late night. Her place was warm and clean. Definitely a good experience.

    December 2013
    Response from Anita:

    Thank you Diane! thank you so much for your kindness.

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