About This Listing
Centrally-located, Upper East Side gem - perfect for your New York adventure.
All booked? Check my other room in same apartment:https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2027262
PRETTY PLEASE read everything before messaging. Thanks!
-No special discounts/ booking outside of airbnb
-My calendar is always updated. If it says the days you need are free, then YAY they are. So go ahead, send a reservation request (please include a bit about yourself and the purpose of your trip when you do)
-Checkin/Checkout times are flexible.
This place is much bigger than any NYC apartment you'll see. Try a cartwheel, skid across the floor, do an early morning stretch. All without the fear of knocking a lamp over or losing a limb.
Located on the 3rd floor (no elevator), it's a pre-war, classic city apartment. Meaning yes it's old, but always clean.
One of the two bathrooms is for your use exclusively, and is stocked with clean towels and some free toiletries. Just what you need to wash that sweet city smell out of your pores.
You'll have FULL access to a stocked kitchen. Perfect for sharpening your culinary skills, mixing morning mimosas or haphazardly throwing together a sandwich after a night of touristy hijinks.
For the non-cooking types, I also provide a list of restaurant recommendations.
UPDATE YOUR STATUS.
We have wifi! Because c’mon, this isn’t 1996.
You'll have a MEDIUM-sized PRIVATE room. It faces away from the street (because of this, it gets no sun). But if it's sunlight you crave, the living room has tons!
Room has a queen sized bed, fresh linens, a desk and a flat screen tv.
If you need anything, I always reply to emails & texts promptly.
Interaction with Guests
This is a 3 bedroom/2 bath apt.
*2nd (and sometimes 3rd) room is also rented, so there may or may not be other guests during your stay. You would NOT share a bathroom with them, they would share the 2nd bath with or other guests.
*I live in the 3rd bedroom.
Living/dining room and kitchen are shared.
The Upper East Side is prestigious and VERY safe. More importantly, famous people have lived here.
Some were real. Some were fake.
Real like Andy Warhol (painted soup cans across the street), Jackie O (jogged at the nearby reservoir) and Barack Obama.
Fakes like the Gossip Girls, The Jeffersons, Carrie Bradshaw and Bernie Maddoff (I said fake, not fictional)
The Met, The Guggenheim and Central Park are all within a 5 to 10 minute walk. There is also a ton of wonderful places to shop around 86th street.
Subway/Metro: 4,5,6 stop is a 4-minute walk.
We are on Lexington avenue. The further away from Lex you stay, the longer the walk to the subway!
Other Things to Note
The heating comes from radiators (as in most pre-war building in NYC). So each apartment can't control it. To cool down, just open a window.
When you book, you'll receive additional detailed airport transport options, with my exact address. I don't give out my address before a booking is made.
Taxi from LaGuardia*- 15 to 25 min cab ride/ $25+tip
Taxi from JFK* – 28 min cab /$52.00+tip
Taxi from Newark – Ha! Yeah, don’t take a cab from Newark. Unless you’re rich or Donald Trump, in which case we’ll assume you’re trolling AirBnb for real estate research. Otherwise, take Newark Airport Express Bus to Grand Central.
*Taxi availability, time and costs are approximate and subject to traffic, life and hiccups in the time/space continuum.
Please make sure you are cool will these rules before you book. Thank you.
No outside guests.
(Meaning no one aside from the 1-2 people listed on reservation.)
No late night loudness.
No eating in the room.
No losing your keys, they cost $50 to replace.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 2 nights.
Sasha's directions to find the apartment were good.
Apartment itself was as advertised. Clean and comfortable bed in which we slept very well.
We hardly spoke to Sasha as we were out of the apartment most of the time.
The location of the apartment is good as it is close to some of the museums and Central park but more importantly close to the 6 subway line to reach other parts of NYC. (For us, the nicest area to spend the evenings was Little Italy with its bars and restaurants, this can also be easily reached with the 6 subway) It was very convenient to have a supermarket in the street near the apartment.
In short, the apartment lives-up to the expectations and we would surely try to use it again for a next visit.
Merci à Sasha, pour nous avoir laissé arrivé à une heure aussi tardive et pour nous avoir permis de laisser nos bagages chez elle jusqu'au moment où le shuttle venait nous chercher ce qui nous a permis de profiter de NY toute la dernière journée. Le quartier de Sasha est très sympathique. Il y a tout ce dont vous avez besoin , le métro est à deux minutes de marche a pied, et Central Park est à côté . L'appartement de Sasha est très joli Avec petite salle de bains privative. Et cuisine aussi très cool. Excellent séjour
We Enjoy our Stay At Sashas home. Seh is very Kind and the rooms are clean and everything you Need is there for a relaxed Holiday in New York. It is more than in a hotel there. The best Thing is that the rooms are away from the Street and so you do hear not much Noise and you can sleep well. Also the Matrates are Great and Support a good sleep. The Location of the flat is also very good Due to the fact that there is a Subway Station 4 Blocks nearby At the 86st Street. When we are again in New York we will Stay again At Sashas flat.
We got off the beaten track on our way in to NYC and wound up being almost 2hrs later than expected,called Sasha and she arranged for her friend to fill in as a greeter.Really appreciated her flexibility .
The apt. was everything that was advertised,roomy, comfortable and nicely appointed.Really appreciated all the brochures and info about restaurants, attractions and transportation.
Since we were primarily interested in museums the location was tops,and proximity to a subway made further exploration quite simple.
We found the local eateries quite adequate and diverse.
So all in all we can only have the highest praise for Sasha's hospitality and accommodations. Thanks Sasha !
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About the Host, S
I've lived in the city (working in advertising) for 9 years. Regardless if you're looking for a low key visit or something more lively, I can guide you to make the most out of your trip to this wonderful city.
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