Private Room 4 Cheap Solo Traveler!

Apartment - Private room · 3rd Avenue, Bronx, NY 10456, United States

This is a clean and comfortable room
Don't let the price fool you
Simple single room
Brand New Building
Twin windows
Air Conditioning
Twin Bed
Memory Foam Mattress & Box-spring
Small Table and Chair, Bedside Table
Large DoubleCloset
Share Bathroom, Kitchen with Owner.
Supermarket and Laundry downstairs

Your host, BicycleJoe
36 Reviews
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This is a clean and comfortable room
Don't let the price fool you
Simple single room
Brand New Building
Twin windows
Air Conditioning
Twin Bed
Memory Foam Mattress & Box-spring
Small Table and Chair, Bedside Table
Large DoubleCloset
Share Bathroom, Kitchen with Owner.
Supermarket and Laundry downstairs

The Space

Just a simple and comfortable place to stay for the single traveler looking for a bargain. Someone who is frugal and traveling on a budget. Someone who wants to spend their money on other things besides where they sleep.

If you are a couple or don't mind sharing the spring Mattress Futon in the Living Room (see picture) I can accommodate 1 extra guest @ $20 per night surcharge

I Keep a Clean House with fresh sheets and towels.
The Bathroom is pristine.

Since it's a brand new building with new granite countertops, refrigerator, and stove you can save money by shopping in the supermarket right outside your front door.

The Laundromat is steps away next to the supermarket.

Your room has a double window that has a view of the East Bronx, on a clear day you can see Pelham Bay, the Throggs Neck and Whitestone Bridge and Long Island out in the distance.

You'll have a huge double closet with a shelf. Your bed has a brand new Bob O Pedic Memory Foam mattress as well as a box spring. A bedside table and drawer. A small table and Chair. The shower is great with plenty of hot water, you can also take a bath if you want. Everything is new.

Guest Access

Check-in time is flexible and arranged on the individual needs of the guest and the check out time of the previous guests (if any) !

My Guests are free to use all the silverware, glassware, cups, dishes, pots and pans.

I have 75/50 Wireless Internet SuperFast !!!

Please feel free to keep your groceries in the kitchen cabinets and refrigerator.

Kitchen is open 24 hrs.

There is a table and chair in your room

During the day from 8am to 8 pm, Feel free to use the Living Room, Kitchen Dining Table & chair, plus there is a Reclining easy chair too. In the Living room you can attach you iPod, iPhone, or Laptop to the High Fidelity Sound System or watch DVDS on your Laptop

The bath and shower is directly across from your room and is only shared with one other person. Both rooms lock and your privacy will be respected

Interaction with Guests

I am available to give directions, suggestions, and advice. If the traveler needs something all they need do is ask and I'll do my best to make it happen.

I have 5 years experience (email hidden) in Manhattan and know NYC as only a native can. I know all the places both on and off the map.
One on One Private Tours of NYC greatest attractions, concerts, nightclubs, concierge services, tickets are available. Host services such as meals can be arranged in advance according to your budget. I love to cook 100% Ayurvedic organic meals.

I will be available for you in the morning and evenings, but will completely respect your privacy at all times.

This is my Home and I want you my Guest to feel as welcome and comfortable as possible. Anything you need or want just ask and I will do my best to make it happen.

The Neighborhood

Morrisania is one of the oldest Bronx settlements, close to Yankee Stadium, The Bronx Botanical Gardens, The Bronx Zoo, Fordham University, Hostos College, Van Cortand Park, Bronx Lebanon Hospital. Its only 20 minutes over the 3rd Avenue bridge to Harlem USA and the rest of Manhattan or take the Willis Avenue Bridge to the East Side of Manhattan. The Bronx is full of many diverse cultures and peoples from all parts of the world. A real slice of NYC

Getting around

I travel everywhere by Bicycle, if you have one feel free to bring it upstairs and I can tell you all the shortcuts and bicycle paths to where ever you need to go. Look for me me on Book bookface Bicycle Joe Tomasello

Public Transportation is simple. From Manhattan get the #5 Express or the #2 Express Train to the 3rd AVENUE AND 149th Street Station.

The BX15 bus is right upstairs in front of the McDonalds on 3rd Avenue . Call me !

Take the BX15 to 168th Street and walk a half block along 3rd Avenue to the new apartment building La Casa De La Luna, just a few steps away

If you land at LaGuardia Airport the M60 bus will take you to 125th street in Manhattan where you can transfer to the BX15 Limited to 166 th street and 3rd Avenue all for one fare $2.50 on your Metro-card.. In LaGuardia you can purchase a Metro-card from the Hudson News Stand.

To get to Manhattan from your room just walk out the door to 168th street and get on the BX15 Bus which connects for free transfer with the #5 & #2 Train at the 3rd Ave and 149th street station which is the last stop.

Or you can get the BX15 Limited Express Bus at 166th Street, which continues to W125th street in Harlem USA. It goes across 125th Street completely from the Eastside to the Westside of Harlem. You can connect to almost any MTA train on 125th Street (4,5,1,2,3,A,B,C,D), and also the M60 bus to LaGuardia Airport. On the train it's 45 minutes to anywhere in Manhattan. All of these are a free transfers on your Metro-Card.

There is a Supermarket, Laundry and Parking Garage next to the Building.

There is plenty of curbside parking for free, also there is a pay parking garage inside the building @ $12. a night

I am minutes away from the Robert Kennedy (Triboro) and George Washington Bridge. The 3rd Ave Bridge into Manhattan is 10 minutes away and The Willis Ave Bridge From Manhattan is new and now open. Both have no Tolls.

Other Things to Note

Answers to many Frequently Asked Questions are available right here on my Airbnb website.

Please Take the time to read it through!!


It will add to the comfort of your arrival and stay.

If you will be checking in later then 7 pm you must give me the time of your arrival before you depart.

Carry My Phone number and address with you on paper in case you need to use a public phone or cannot access you smartphone

European Cell Phones do not always work in the US or can be very expensive. You may have to contact me by phone so make sure you carry all my info with you on paper and for documentation purposes at the Airport.

Batteries go dead especially after a long journey.

If you have a laptop computer make sure you bring it, I have high speed wireless Internet.

If you are a couple or don't mind sleeping together on the Living Room Box Spring Futon (see pictures) I can accommodate 1 extra guest for an extra $15 per night surcharge.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $238 /week
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $16
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • The room was very comfortable and the neighborhood had everything I needed just as described. I could grocery shop conveniently downstairs and also do laundry next door to the store. Plus the neighborhood was quiet and I slept well. All of those essential make it easy on a traveler to a new place.
    Joe is a very personable host who was very helpful and gave great advise about how to see the city and ways to do it economically and he is easy to get along with.

    July 2014
  • BicycleJoe was responsive and helpful. We made a last minute booking and all was ready. The room was big, comfortable, and clean.

    July 2014
  • i rented this room from my brother .. i didn't have the chance to see it personally but my brother was very happy with it .. the owner was also communicative and assured me that my brother made it safe and sound

    July 2014
  • Joe is a really nice guy who knows a lot about NYC. He took me out to the Bowery to see and awesome show on my second night and went out of his way to be helpful throughout the course of my stay (he also borrowed his neighbour's skateboard for me to use). The apartment is clean and the room is comfortable with storage space for clothes. It is easy to get to Manhattan and Joe was more than happy to advise on how to do so. Although it is probably over cautious on my part, as a female tourist I would not have felt very safe walking around the neighbourhood late at night but during the day it was very interesting. This place is great value for money!

    June 2014
  • BicycleJoe is a welcoming host with loads of great tips and information. I had a very pleasant stay, the room was lovely and very neat and I felt at home for the three days I spent there. You will have a great time if you stay here!

    June 2014
  • Bicycle Joe is honest and down to earth. I appreciated very much how he adjusted his schedule and bent the rules to accommodate my needs during my last-minute, whistle-stop visit to New York. This room is nicely and fairly priced. It might not be in the swankiest neighborhood, but it is in easy reach of just about everything and Bicycle Joe will advise you so you can get about with confidence.

    This room and location best suit exactly the kind of person described online; someone who likes to travel, getting to know people and places at an organic pace and a modest budget. If you primarily want to party and/or shop, then pay the extra to stay in Manhattan or similar.

    I found the whole experience to be perfectly adequate, which is more valuable than it might sound. Really, in New York you could easily spend five times as much for accommodation that is only twice as comfortable or convenient. Plus, in this price range, much of the accommodation is not so...., um,... accommodating.

    The morning sun through the bedroom window is really nice.

    May 2014
    Response from BicycleJoe:

    Such a pleasure to host Prabna Devidasi. So nice a person to grace my home. Quiet, respectful, easy to speak with and quite adventurous. I believe everyone who crosses her path is being blessed and is in the presence of Holiness. I would love to host her or any of her friends again.

    May 2014

    May 2014
  • Had a great time in NYC. Joe helped make my stay comfortable and enjoyable. His place was easy enough to get to and he was kind enough to give me directions. On my 2nd day, Joe took me around Manhattan to see some of the sights. I would definitely recommend his place. Can't beat the price for what you get. Joe is a great host.

    May 2014
    Response from BicycleJoe:

    Ayden is a very easy going guy and very easy to get along with. After he checked in and bought a few groceries downstairs he was out and about the first night. Next morning bright and early we had a quick breakfast and left to take The Ferry and see The Statue of Liberty, The American Indian Musum, Wall Street, South Street Sea Port, City Hall, Chinatown had lunch and so much mote in The Village, Soho, Tribeca and Chelsea. An almost 10 hour walking tour of NYC. Ayden was very neat, clean and respectful of the house and we had a great time together

    May 2014
  • Thanks Joe a great place great location .Joe was extremely friendly and very helpful .I needed private room not expense for my five boro bike tour my friends were paying $200 a night no breakfast no lunch for there two night stay in the hotel .Bicycle Joe was like a private butler had a big breakfast in the morning and after finishing my 50 miles around the 5 boros off New York had a awesome big dinar ready for me in the evening and show me the area where the cycling event was thank you Joe and he has a great since off humour,i would absolutely recommend Joe as a host.

    May 2014
    Response from BicycleJoe:

    BERNARD is a great guy full of fun, laughs and stories. We enjoyed each others company, he was in town for the five Boro Bicycle tour. Extremely thoughtful and quiet, very neat and clean. After a little snack of a few sandwiches and a couple of beers, Bernard turned in for an early rise to get to the downtown starting line by 7am In the morning I made us a little breakfast and we headed out for the World Financial DIstrict by foot, train and Bicycle. We arrived at his friends $200 a night hotel suite at exactly 7 am on the dot. Bernard finished his tour in record time and came home for a hot Shower and Sausage and Ravioli pasta dinner. I look forward to you returning Bernard so we can do are own 5 Boro Bike Tour together Bicycle Joe Style.

    May 2014
  • I spent not much time there.. what can i tell you about the place..
    Very clean and nice room.
    well-located.. But if you want to spend full of your time in Manhattan , i recomend you to stay exactly on Manhattan.

    Joseph so kind and very nice person.
    Spasibo for your help.

    January 2014
    Response from BicycleJoe:

    It always surprises me when my guests do not read the description of the apartment and arrive without following simple directions to stay in contact with me once they arrive in NYC so I can help them. Most think they can rely on their not too "SMART" phones which 9 out of 10 times do not work in USA.

    It seems Irina had an advisor who sent her off to NYC and booked the room for her based on $ price alone. Irina is a very nice and smart young woman from Russia. Such a stylish and beautiful person, but a very unexperienced traveler.
    She had no idea where in NYC she was staying and wanted 5th ave location for a place to stay. I charge for two weeks what a Manhattan Hotel charges for one or two days.

    She was being constantly advised (directed) by a relative who was 2000 miles away in Russia by (website hidden) and by text constantly every step of the way. Sincerely Irina you threw your money away coming to New York and who ever was advising you caused you nothing but problems.

    The first day she arrived Irina was at my door 5 hours after her expected time of arrival, without calling or texting me when she arrived at Airport, do you remember Irina? When she arrives it is on the coldest day of the year and she announces that her relative in Russia had saw on the news all the stories about people dying from the cold so she was leaving for San Diego at 5 am the next day even though she had a 10 day reservation at my Apartment.

    After talking with her I realize she had none of the materials I sent her with directions, she had completely ignored all the advice about how to travel to my apartment and was unprepared for the cold weather. Still she is very nice and friendly so I took her out to see some of NYC. We went to look in Manhattan and I brought her to a famous club called the Bowery Electric. Irina seemed to have a good time and afterwards I brought her on a late night walking tour through Greenwich Village into Tribecca, our last land mark was the Flatiron Building in Madison Square before we got on the subway about 1 am and returned to my apartment in less then 45 minutes by Metro Train and then a Taxi which I paid for.

    Her "ADVISOR" had made a reservation for the least expensive flight for San Diego at 9am requiring her arrival at the Airport at 7am. Because she had lost her way arriving I too got up around 4 am and we left by 5 am to go to JFK by Taxi then train and then another two trains to get there shortly after 8 am. She makes no mention of this in her review. I left her at the airport and returned to NYC before 9 am.

    Because Irina's Flight was overbooked and her "ADVISOR" had purchased a BARGAIN Ticket she was denied to board the Plane because she did not check in 2 hours earlier at 7 am. Her plane was still at the gate and was delayed because of the weather, yet they forced her to buy another ticket to San Diego. I spoke with her on the phone when this happened, I told her to ask for a supervisor but because of the language problems and Irina's inexperience she was not able to resolve her dilemma and had to buy another ticket at the full undercounted fare.

    I hope Irina realizes this is because she was following the advise of her "ADVISOR" who was 2000 miles away and was only looking at things based on price. For the money she wasted on Air Fare she could of stayed in a 4 star hotel during her stay in New York.

    Irina did not return from San Diego till the day before her departure to retrieve the belongings she left behind and again left and traveled to JFK which is the Airport furthest away and most difficult to travel too.

    I want to say Irina is a very nice young woman who does not have much experience. I liked her very much, but if she wants to travel she must become more independent and not blame others for her poor choices and confused way of doing things. Good Luck Irina Удачи Ирина

    January 2014
  • As a solo traveler wanting to see New York in a small amount of time Joseph's was the perfect place to stay! He went out of his way to show me all I wanted to see from the wonderful city, and therefore gave me an experience I never would have had if I was alone! He was beyond accommodating and it was like staying with family. I got to see all the main sights, but also got to explore other parts of the city like the sports bar in Queens and Columbia University, I never had to worry about directions because Joseph was there to guide me. The room was clean and the bed was wonderfully comfortable! The place really wasn't far away, so don't worry about that if you want somewhere beyond affordable! 100% recommended if you are by yourself and you (email hidden) with your cheap room!! Thank you Joseph for an unforgettable stay in NYC.

    January 2014
    Response from BicycleJoe:

    Issy is a smart, clever and witty young woman who is focused on her education and her future. Issy and I got long very well, after she had a "power" nap and freshened up we had supper together and went Downtown to Times Square, then walked through Bryant Park along 5th Avenue in front of the Public Library down to 34th Street where we hoped on a bus to Union Square and 14th Street. We went to the Sidewalk Cafe for some Gleefull singer songwriter music and a little good old Rock and Roll. I had some friends celebrating a birthday in East Greenwich Village so I put Issy in a Taxi to Grand Central Station and onto a train back to the apartment. Next Morning we headed to Battery Park, the Staten Island Ferry and The Statue of Liberty. When we came back to Manhattan Island we meandered through the Wall Street alley's and ancient streets seeing what the South Street Sea port and the Fulton Fishmarket were like in the 1800's. The view of the setting sun on the Verrazano narrows and the Brooklyn Bridge were very beautiful. Well we did everything you can think of after that The 9/11 Memorial, City Hall, Federal and Supreme court , Dinner in China Town, Little Italy, Soho, Washington Square, 5th avenue and Finally the Flat Iron Building before we Jumped on the train and headed to Jackson Heights's Little Bombay and my friends sports bar where we met my son for some refreshments and the College Football Finals. Next Morning and Issy's last full day we got on the bus outside my door and headed to Harlem USA and got off the Bus on the coldest day in NYC history. It truly was breathtaking. Issy wanted to Visit her Sorority Sisters at Columbia University my Alma Mater, so I gave Issy a quick tour of the University Campus, including Rodin's "The Thinker" before she was off to find the Sorority house on her own while I met some friends for lunch downtown. Next day I escorted Issy to the Airtrain and Poof she was gone!

    Issy IS An English Rose headed back to school in sunny and warm California. BRILLIANT. Issy is now a friend and I hope to see her again, Cheers and Bon Chance!!

    January 2014

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Hello Everyone ! My name is Joseph but my Friends call me BicycleJoe. I am a New York City native and Long Time New York City resident. A fellow world traveler that appreciates an economical place to stay for the solo traveler. I KNOW NYC as one of the greatest cities in the world. With our theaters, museums, concerts, and parks I am never at a loss for things to do. Please look at all my Pictures and reviews. I have made many friends through AIRBNB. I travel by bicycle all over everyday year round, music is a big part of my life. I make video's of many new Bands, Poets and Artists and put them on very well known webface sitebook and You Tube. Just look for BicycleJoe. Come and stay with me I would love to advise and guide you to experience New York like only a native New Yorker. I keep a very clean house and kitchen, anything I can do to make your stay in NYC more enjoyable just let me know what you need and I will do my best to make it happen!! My home will be your home. I want you to be very comfortable and relax. I can take you on a private guided tour and show you all the sights New York City has to offer. I am available to be your guide. 7/24/365 days a year.
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