About this listing
Lovely, sunny apartment in one of NYC's best neighborhoods; Riverdale is safe, upscale and convenient. Enjoy a good night's sleep in a quiet, private bedroom with internat'l restaurants and Starbucks within one block. Easy access to midtown.
Our completely renovated apartment is fully furnished, and on the fourth floor of an elevator building. The guest room has a closet, a desk with a comfortable swivel desk chair, a large dresser, small book case, and a comfortable bed. Hair dryer and iron are available.
We provide: Clean towels and sheets, shower gel & shampoo, coffee, tea, and filtered water.
Guests have use of a decent-sized kitchen, bathroom, and a large living room with a dining room area (Please see photos). Wi-fi internet is included, and the laundry room is in the basement. The apartment is shared with me and my adult daughter; our daily schedules vary.
Interaction with Guests
Guests privacy is respected, but we are available to give you information or chat. Feel free to ask questions!
Riverdale is an oasis in the Bronx. Enjoy the beauty of Wave Hill, Van Cortland and Seton Parks, and convenient shops and restaurants of all kinds.
Within a block of the apartment:
- Italian, Thai, Japanese, Indian, Mexican, Chinese, American and Kosher restaurants.
- Grocery stores
- CVS and Rite Aid
- Dry cleaners
Within several blocks:
- Fantastic Greek food
- Post Office
Ten to 15 minute walk (map websites say 11 minute walk) to the #1 subway (connects to all subway lines in Manhattan), frequent, quick bus to the subway too. Ride to midtown varies depending on time of day; door-to-door is about 50 minutes if using the express (#2 or 3) (email hidden). Also an express bus into Manhattan that stops two short blocks from the apartment, and weekday shuttle to Columbia University. Free street parking is available. We provide a neighborhood map, and travel information for guests, as needed.
Please let us know which airport you are using and we will provide directions by public transportation.
Other Things to Note
We have two very sweet cats. They are not allowed in the guest room.
No smoking, drugs, or alcohol in the apartment.
Abby was a delightful hostess. She was extremely helpful in providing precise directions to take an express bus to her residence, checking in to ensure that I arrived, and posting detailed instructions on the guest bedroom bulletin board about local bus and subway lines. The room was clean and comfortable and the neighborhood was safe and excellent, with lots of (relatively) inexpensive eating places. She makes her guests her first priority, ensuring that they can use the apartment bathroom before her family does and providing space in her refrigerator and kitchen cabinets for any purchased food. I would recommend her hospitality to any other guest.
Abby is a very nice person. Place was in a very nice neighborhood. Coffee and restaurants like 50 yards away. Small but quaint, good for 1 person. Little on the warm side for someone who likes it really cool at night. But I'm a big guy and run not. She also said she was going to install another unit soon so 2 thumbs up . Brisk but ez walk to train. #1 goes straight downtown. Gypsy cabs for walk back up the neighborhood when u come back for $8. But I'm usually lazy and tired when I got back. Overall good experience. I'd come back easily. :-)
My comments to my visit in Riverdale June 25-July 2 also apply to my visit July 5 -8.If someone comes back as foten as I do you should not bother with requests for new comments,please. Hans Christner
Abby was very kind and helpful. Her apartment is pretty big especially for NYC standards. It is clean and comfortable with easy access to the subway. I highly recommend her place for your next NYC stay.
I have been 5-6 times with Abbe in the last 15 months.Ofcourse I like the appartment,service and the hostess,otherwise I would not come back.That is all I have to say. Regards Hans Christner
I only stayed for one night, and mostly just to sleep at that, but I found my stay comfortable and exactly what I expected/needed. Abby is a great host and very helpful. The subway is not too far – about 10 minutes. I would definitely stay again!
The listing was accurate. Abbe was available to orient me and talk to, but did not pull on my time.
About the Host, Abby
I'm the mother of two grown children who likes to play tennis, read, cook, and listen to music. I enjoy chatting with guests and helping them get around New York!