Come Stay with Native New Yorker

Apartment - Private room · W 155th St, New York, NY 10032, United States

I enjoy having visitors from all over the world...

Your host, Rosa
36 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

I enjoy having visitors from all over the world...

The Space

Come stay with a Native New Yorker...and get a feel for the real New York City life...not the tourist trap commercial areas...

I am native New Yorker who has a private room available for your short term visits in Manhattan, in the residential area of Upper west side. Keep in mind is a racially mixed area, with all types of ethnic groups, which will give you a real sample of NYC

Read the entire profile so there are no surprises.

Please take your time and read everything carefully, so that you know what you are getting for your money.

The bedroom is a private, clean and comfortable room with a queen size bed that accommodates one or two individuals. It is not a huge room, meaning it's small, but it is comfortable.

My place is your home away from home. You are booking a room not an entire apartment. Access to the kitchen and the bathroom is included but not the entire apartment. Which means no lounge area, unless I invite you to, which I tend to do if I am not busy studying. I work full time and enrolled in a Doctorate program in I/O psychology

Here's what you get:

a queen size bed
clean sheets
A/C and ceiling fan
Portable heater
Additional blankets and pillows as needed
free Wi-fi
access to kitchen from 9am until 10pm
blow dryer

I am are conveniently located near trains and buses.which gives you convenience minus the downtown prices.

The apartment is located near the number #1 train and C train lines. As well as the buses 4, 5, 3, 100 and 101

NYC is a colorful place, often loud and packed with people, but the block I live on is quiet and you will be able to get a good night sleep, which will allow you to refresh and recharge yourself for a busy city. Keep in mind, New York is noisy and lively all around and it will take a bit of adjusting to. However, though my area can be described as colorful, you are on a residential block that is quiet and as safe as any area in New York City.

We are native new yorkers who know the city quite well, so if you need tips on how to save and enjoy your stay don't hesitate to ask us for help.

In order to make your stay easier, please remember to email your arrival dates and times to the airport so we can best estimate your arrival to my home

It is important you tell me in advance about your arrival and departure time both to the airport and my home. I work and will need to make proper arrangements for both arrival and departure. I need to know in advance, which means, please do not wait til the last minute

My goal is to make your stay fun and please feel free to ask questions.

I do recommend you do some research on NYC so you can save money. People wonder how safe NYC is. The fact is every City has a certain amount of crime. However when it comes to tourist the biggest crimes are usually committed by vendors and cab drivers who take advantage of visitors who do not know their rights. In order to secure your stay, research and do not hesitate to ask questions.

Anyway I am here to help you enjoy NYC and things as easy as possible

Guest Access

wifi connection

Interaction with Guests

I enjoy talking to my guest when I don't have any school assignments...and have been know to accompany guest when available.

The Neighborhood

I love the variety of ethnic groups

Getting around

Extremely convenient

Other Things to Note

Tons of hidden treasures and really inexpensive restaurants

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $27 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Monthly Price: $1945 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $40
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 9:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • You get what you pay for for. A small stuffy room. Do not ever walk into her lounge room which is definitely out of bounds.

    September 2013
    Response from Rosa:

    You are right, the room was stuffy and it is small. And the lounge is off limits as I posted on the rules. If people took the time to read the profiles and the rules they would know what they are getting for their money. At $73 a night you are not going to get the Hilton in NYC. I really wish the room was larger myself, but it isn't.

    I have tons of details on the profile giving individuals the option of going for another type of place. I do not prove coffee, food, etc. I am a working person who does this to supplement my rent not get rich. I offer a bed and sheets. The towels are available if people ask.

    Sadly many of us New Yorkers have to do this to pay our rent...we charge according to the rents we have to pay. Visitors see a big City but have no idea what it takes to live in it. To be honest for if its another city you can get a lot more for $73 in NYC its tricky

    September 2013
  • Rosa was efficient, straightforward and helpful. The place is exactly as described and I did not have any issues.

    August 2013
    Response from Rosa:

    thank you Nene. Good luck with everything :)

    August 2013
  • Room a little small but it was expected,
    Rosa and her boyfriend were very kind and helpful.

    July 2013
  • A great experience! Rosa and Joe were kind, nice, and helpful people. They are the best!

    The room is pretty good: clean, with A/C, queen size bed, all that you can see on the website. There are no surprises.

    I wasn't sure about the location because their place is located uptown, but I realized that it is not far, just 20min away from times square. And you have 2 subways nearby and also the bus.

    I strongly recommend this room!

    July 2013
  • It is really nice first experience for me and my friend used Our trip in New York City was really wonderful and unforgettable. Rosa is a really nice host. We lived her apt for 5days and 4 nights. The location is quite convenience for tourist because it quite easy to get subway from Rosa's apt. It is quite warm for Rosa prepared quite a lot stuff for the guest. It is worth for recommended.

    July 2013
  • Rosa's house very nice,and landlord is also very kindly.

    June 2013
  • Rosa is a very attentive and pleasant host. When we first arrived, Rosa has already prepared very well for us: ear plugs for me as I told her I'm a light sleeper, lotions, and towels. She always makes sure the place is tidy and clean and provides us coffee in the mornings. My mom and I enjoyed our stay there.

    May 2013
  • I loved staying with Rosa. She is very welcoming. Her place is just a short distance from the subway - very convenient! While the room was small, the bed was very comfortable. . . and the shower is awesome!

    April 2013
  • The place is perfect, as the location, and Rosa is full of joy, a real pleasure! We know where we are going to stay next time in New York!

    January 2013
  • Rosa is so wonderful - just friendly enough to know that she cares while still hands-off enough for you to feel like you are having a private vacation. The room was very nice and so was the neighborhood. We often walked back at 1 am or later and always felt safe. Easy subway access to anywhere. The apartment is a NYC apartment so there are cracks in the sink, chips off some of the paint - that is just part of being in NYC. If you don't like things a little gritty, a vacation in NYC is probably not right for you anyway. The apartment and all of the sheets, towels, etc are spotlessly clean. If you want a real NYC experience and a lovely host, you should stay here.

    December 2012
Per Month
Subtotal Total

Add a profile photo to Instant Book this listing.

Save this listing to review later.
Saved 307 times
Español, Italiano
mental health and substance abuse therapist
I am an easy an outgoing Native New Yorker couple; a substance abuse therapist and Psyd D student I share my apartment with my cat Lulu. I am quiet and low key and basically looking to rent a furnished room to an individual(s) who need short term accommodations. The room is clean, neat and cozy..(not huge) The apartment is located in an area that is easy to get to and close to all types of travel options within a few short blocks. I like my place because its in a residential area that's located in a quiet part of the city not too far from the fun and excitement of, yet far enough to allow you to sleep and recharge for your the daily activities. To help you enjoy the city we've recommend a few tips: Tip #1 For the bus or train I recommend a unlimited metro card which is good for both the train and bus and allows you to get on and off anywhere. Also its a good idea to download a MTA or Ride NYC phone app onto your smartphone or iPhone or blackberry if you have one, which gives you a map of the metro system. The trains run pretty much 24/7. There are some weekend changes with some of the train lines, usually affecting the outer boroughs, since we're in Manhattan you won't have to worry too much. I do recommend reading the signs in case of any changes due to track repairs If you are into biking or running, we are two blocks from the Hudson River Greenway which allows you to walk, run or bike all the way to Battery Park which is at the very tip of Manhattan. And if you don't wish to run too far, there is always Riverbank State Park that has a track and an indoor pool available in cooler days and an outdoor pool during the summer until 6pm. And of course there is Central Park which is a breeze to get to by taking the C train to West 110th Street Station, which takes less then 9 minutes to get to. If you are into Hot Yoga, there is Bikram Yoga of Harlem on West 145th Street, a 10 block walk or a 5 minute bus or train ride. You can buy a pass for the week or per day. I highly recommend this place. Tip #2 Sometimes you can get guest passes at some local gym if you are interested in working out. Food shops and restaurants. New York can be a dieter's nightmare or dream. There are dozen of amazing restaurants. Some pricier then others. In the area I live in, there are tons of Dominican and Mexican restaurants that are dirt cheap. Cheap as in being able to get a whole roasted chicken, with rice and beans for under $15. Tip # 3. To save on money try eating local since the restaurants in the area are really cheap. However, research a little and you will find a variety of great option for great prices. The East Village has amazing place that are within budget. There are at least over 6 Indian restaurants on East 6h Street between 2nd and 1st Ave, with prices ranging from $8 to$13 dollars for complete dinners. The food list is huge. Let me know and I might be able to help. Tip # 4. Home Cooking can save money. We can work out cooking arrangements if you need the kitchen. Typically access to kitchen will be 9 am until 11pm Tip #5 For those of you who love museums, New York is packed with a selection of museums and getting there from our apartment is easy. Just take the number # 4 bus on Broadway and 155th Street until you get to 5th Avenue across from Central Park and the museum select will begin around 110th Street with El Museo Del Barrio...and continue all the way pass 86th Street with the MET. There are also museum in many other locations, but 5th Ave has a very large selection located along 5th Ave. Tip# 6 a great day to go to the museums is Saturday since they are open until 9pm. Of course there are museums all over, so i suggest doing a little research in advance so you can take advantage of the amazing selection There are tons of free and dirt cheap activities you can do in NYC. Let me know what you like and I will try to have some information available. I've enclosed a very neat website to help you look for amazing discounts: (website hidden) Tip # 7 If you decide to book with me. Make sure you write down my contact information, like the address and phone, in case you misplace your phone or run out of battery life. Also down load apps into your blackberry or iPhone with ride NYC and Hop Stop. These apps are valuable resources that will allow you to find your way around Once you decide to book with airbnb, don't forget to include your arrival time, this way someone can arrange to meet with you and not keep you waiting endlessly. Remember you are renting from individuals and not hotels who are open 24/7. You are staying with real folks who are not always at make sure to include your arrival time in your email messages. Tip # 8 the morning check out time is 9am., however during the weekend (only weekends) we can accommodate later check out times, but only if you let me know in advance. I need to know at least 2days before. This is simply to avoid having new guest wait too long for check in due to having to clean the room Tip # 9 Be careful with getting overcharged by taxicabs. They sometimes take the longest route in order to increase the meter. NYC train system is fairly safe and runs 24/7. The #1 train which is 2 short blocks from my place is always filled with people...and I mean always. You will find the train can be crowded even at 3 am in the morning. If you are afraid of walking from the train, I can always meet you. But seriously if you can avoid taxi's Tip # 10 Do your research before you travel anywhere. If you don't know how expensive a city is, you will find yourself running low on funds very quickly. Be wise, budget yourself. Also research New York city before is nothing like the movies or the tv show sex in the city. NYC is expensive and can be very stressful if you have no idea what you are getting into. The best way to enjoy the city and I mean any city in the world is to research and learn about your option. Also connecting with a native of the city you visit allows you to navigate better Remember to book as soon as you can, cause good deals get taken right away. Especially in NYC when the rents are very high.. Remember, If you are staying in NYC and need a temporary place that is clean, cozy and friendly, look me up. My place is quiet, which will let you revive enough to go back out and enjoy the energy of NYC.
View full profile
Response Rate
Response Time
within an hour
Calendar Updated
3 weeks ago
Similar Listings