Columbia U - UWS Apt Dog Friendly

Apartment - Entire home/apt · W 106th St, New York, NY 10025, United States
Your host, B.
19 Reviews
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The Space

UWS Apt. with use of ONE Bike included!

Kitchen/Living room, private master bedroom w/full size bed (sleeps 2) and a second room with couch bed (sleeps 2.) Bike parking.

Clean & quiet apartment, Hardwood floors, exposed brick walls and artsy décor.

Large TV w/ basic cable in the living room and a large flat screen TV in the master bedroom--both with DVD players and extensive DVD collection. Wifi, fully-equipped kitchen, clean sheets, pillowcases, bed-quilt covers and towels all included.

Beyond the Master-bedroom, there is a couch in the living-room (but not a sleeper/sofa), and an air mattress and extra clean bedding is provided if you wanted to use the air mattress in the living room.

There is also a new futon in the 2nd bedroom that pulls out into a full sized bed.

The neighborhood is safe, and convenient. Steps away from Central Park, super close to Columbia University and the two main subway lines.

Laundry in basement.
Ground floor apartment (no walk up)
Back of building is quiet.

PETS are allowed - - but ONLY dogs. NO cats, and the dogs must be house-trained.

Check in and Check out MUST be handled prior your visit. Using common sense about your arrival departure. Typically, departure by 11 am and check in the earliest 4 pm.

I charge $50 a night per extra guest over 2. Children under 12 are free though.

Guest Access

The entire apartment. I only rent my place out when I am on a business trip.

The Neighborhood

This dynamic neighborhood is equidistant to Central Park, Morningside Park and Riverside Park. There are many excellent restaurants, bars, and cultural institutions, including St. John the Divine, Absolute Bagels (Had to put that in there), and Columbia University. There are excellent music venues nearby (Smoke) as well as a quick trip to Lincoln Center and the rest of manhattan

Getting around

Near the 1, B and C subway lines. Many busses.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $60 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $100
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • We enjoyed ourself very much in B.'s Upper West Side apartment. While the place was cluttered (as New York apartments tend to be) and short on natural light, it was comfortable and quiet. The location is super, a few blocks from two subway lines and Central Park. We did not meet B., but Alan was helpful and very nice.

    June 2014
  • B. was pleasant and helpful both before and during our stay. She emailed us with useful suggestions of where to go and what to see. The description of the apartment was accurate (we were glad it is on the first floor); it is conveniently located on the Upper West Side, just 3 blocks from the subway, a 10-minute walk to Riverside Park, and a few blocks south of Columbia. It's a quiet, safe and walkable neighborhood at any time, day or night. Two French bakeries, Absolute Bagels (the best in NYC!), and numerous restaurants are very close by. While we were there, remodeling of the hallway was in progress, a very attractive transformation. Washer and dryer are downstairs; use with a refillable card. The apartment is well stocked with kitchenware, for those who like to cook (we didn't!). The bus terminal to La Guardia is 1 1/2 blocks away and you can use your subway card: a big saving on taxis. We recommend this apartment and B. as its host, and hope to return on our next trip to wonderful NYC.

    May 2014
    Response from B.:

    Susan: great idea about a written orientation! I've been meaning to do that and will do so. I was able to get a bunch of tv shows, so I'll have to include that in the orientation sheet!

    May 2014
  • The reservation was canceled the day before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    April 2014
  • This was my first time using AirBnb, I stayed in New York for 9 days for New Year's Eve with my wife. Everything was perfect for check-in and check-out.
    The apartment is very well located near to 3 subway lines and near to M60 bus to LGA airport.
    The house is nice and we were comfortable even with a snow storm outside.
    Bara has been very helpful during all the period we've been staying at her apartment, she quickly answered to all my questions.

    January 2014
  • This is my second stay at B's place. So convenient to my daughter's dorm at Columbia, convenient to subway, cafes, etc. I even made Christmas cookies this trip. A well-stocked kitchen, great bathroom and bed.

    December 2013
  • This is a fun and calm place - just a little far uptown - that is very accommodating and quite great for a single. Everything is there for you and you don't have any worries about needing to bring the necessities. It's plug and play at B.'s. I highly recommend it. Plus, there are 24-hour everythings here from Gristedes to two drugstores to Bodegas who deliver--right down the street. Tons of cabs and gypsy drivers to take you around town. There are two DVD players, a comfy couch--oh, and B, even has a VCR for people who miss those (and have a videocassette to throw in). Go for it!

    December 2013
  • B's flat is located in a great location and had everything we needed for our week long stay.

    The apartment is quiet and cosy. Its very close to the subway and Central Park. There's also a great number of shops nearby.

    The internet is fast, the place is clean and Alan was very friendly and helpful is helping us settle in. I would definitely stay here again and can happily recommend it.

    November 2013
  • Staying at Bara's place was easy and convenient. We were visiting our son at Columbia.
    I had the best nights' sleep in NYC of my life. It was so quiet and very comfortable. The building is only 3 stories high and you can see the sunlight out the bedroom window!
    Close to terrific bakeries and a great jazz club.
    Although Bara was out of town, her friend Alan took care of meeting us at the start and the end of our visit.
    Thank you for your hospitality.

    November 2013
  • Mi experiencia con este departamento fue pesima, el día de mi llegada despues de 12 hrs de vuelo, el aseo aún no estaba realizado, el olor era asqueroso, me dieron ganas de salir corriendo, no pude descansar ni ducharme porque la dueña estaba ahi, tuve que dejar las maletas en el living y no pude descansar nada y estuve obligada a salir de inmediato.
    Habia siempre un olor constante a humedad y encierro ya que no hay ventanas que abrir, en realidad no daban ganas de estar ahi en ningun momento, ni siquiera hay una mesa donde sentarse a comer, y todo esta malo, sucio y viejo, la tina esta tapada, incluso la bicicleta inutilizable, .La dueña el día de mi llegada me envió a mi a repararla, dandome las indicaciones de los talleres que quedaban cerca.
    Es un lugar horrible, tenebroso, poco acogedor, con cero gusto para la decoracion, no hay ninguna comodidad, yo fui en una fecha que hace frio, la calefaccion estaba mala y ni siquiera habian frazadas que ocupar, yo solicite a la dueña ayuda por mail y solo despues de 24 hrs respondio dandome indicaciones de unas frazadas que estaban guardadas en un lugar por años, estaban llenas de polvo y rotas, luego nunca mas me hablo y solo envió un mail el ultimo dia de mi estadía preguntandome si la calefaccion estaba buena, cuando nunca hubo calefaccion, no hay tampoco toallas lo que hace la estadia muy desagradable y muy incomoda, hay un sonido constante en la cocina, muy molesto y poco grato.

    Por favor NO arriendes aqui, es muy caro para lo que ofrece, es mejor un hotel u Hostal ya que existe preocupacion hacia el pasajero, y te aseguro LIMPIO, este departamento es asqueroso y todo lo lindo de los recuerdos de Nueva York se echan a perder cuando recuerdo este lugar horrible.

    November 2013
  • All in all our stay at B's place was great.
    The apartment is small but does have two rooms so we had where to leave all our things. It's pretty dark so if you need a lot of air and light, this isn't the place for you. On the other hand, it's on the first floor so no long climb at the end of the day!
    We loved being near central park. In terms of getting around, we didn't use buses at all but the subway isn't far- I'd say about a 10 minute walk.
    Communication was pretty good. B was very friendly and helpful before we arrived and we found everything we need at the apartment.

    October 2013
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From NYC, artist, educator and entrepreneur. Just finished my first book, which will be in stores SOON!. I love travel, animals and culture. I went to University of Michigan for undergraduate and graduate school -- also to the Jewish Theological Seminary. I love to cook - - and make things.
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