House - Entire home/apt · East 116th Street, New York, NY 10029, United States

Feel like a real New Yorker by living in an authentic, safe and vibrant neighborhood!

This apartment is ideal for larger groups of 5-8 guests! Please DO NOT Instant Book for less then 5 guests unless your desired dates are a week away.

Your host, Fotini
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Feel like a real New Yorker by living in an authentic, safe and vibrant neighborhood!

This apartment is ideal for larger groups of 5-8 guests! Please DO NOT Instant Book for less then 5 guests unless your desired dates are a week away.

The Space

Beautiful authentic 3 Bedroom apartment in historic townhouse in Uptown Manhattan. 15 minutes to downtown.

Please DO NOT Instant Book for less then 5 guests. All groups under 5 guests must email us first.

Apartment Features:

- 3 separate bedrooms
- 900 square feet big (about 84 square meters)
- Super comfortable queen sized beds in each bedroom completed with fresh sheets, linens, pillows and comforters
- Open Kitchen with table, chairs and GE Appliances
- Gorgeous Bathroom with shower, tub and KOHLER fixtures
- Clean, bright, large apartment with large Windows
- Open South City Views and North Garden Views
- Beautifully decorated and designed with European style
- NYC style brick walls, fireplaces and hardwood floors
- 3 flights of stairs. No elevator as it is a small building.


- This is our permanent home and we live here so we are always here to assist you with your stay :-)
- Easy check-in and check-out as we are here to welcome you and hand you the keys.
- Each group receives 3 sets of keys to allow independence
- If your booking is for more than 6 guests we will provide a super comfortable mattress that will be set up inside the larger bedroom and completed with lines, sheets, pillows, towels and comforters just as all other beds :)
- Apartment has a zen energy with integrated feng-shui :)
- As part of the cleaning procedure we use ecologically friendly cleaning products and disinfect all handles and knobs before check-in.

Rate Includes Everything:

- WiFi. High Speed Added in March 2014! :)
- Heat, AC, hot water, electricity, taxes, commission, recycling
- Fresh clean towels, sheets, linens, comforters and blankets
- Soap, shampoo, conditioner and toilet paper
- Hairdryer, iron and iron board
- Microwave, fridge, oven stove, coffeemaker, tea kettle..
- Pots, pans, plates, mugs, glasses, silverware, cooking utensils
- Pantries with basic food supplies
- Welcome candy and tea bags on each pillow :)
- Maps, City Guides and Metro Cards to refill
- There is no TV! NYC has too much to offer :)
- Complimentary magazines of "Time Out New York", "New York", "National Geographic" and more for weekly events, arts, happenings.

This is your beautiful and spacious home away from home in the middle of Manhattan! All who respect and love are welcomed in our home! We look forward to meeting you in person :-)

Interaction with Guests

At check-in and whenever guests desire.

The Neighborhood

- Safe, vibrant, authentic, up-and-coming neighborhood.
- Humble and simple with friendly, warm and real people.
- Spanish neighborhood.
- Away from the hustle and bustle of touristic and staged areas.
- Many 24/7 shops and large food chains all around.
- Many local ethnic restaurants and shops all around.
- Best Pizza in town (Patsy's) around the corner.
- Large shopping mall around the corner (Starbucks, Marshalls, Target, Aldi, Old Navy, Burlington, Dunkin Donuts, etc)
- Citibank, Chase, (website hidden) around the corner.
- Pharmacy & Duane Reade around the corner.
- 24/7 Hospital 4 blocks away.
- Laundromat open 24hrs around the corner.
- This is NYC and you will see clutter, trash and unconventional people everywhere you go.
- This neighborhood is safe and gives you the feeling of belonging here rather than just visiting.

Getting around

Super convenient location to getting around! 5 minute walk to central subway. 15 minute ride to mid/downtown!

Public Transportation:
- 15 minute subway ride to midtown/downtown
- Buses all around the block
- Step out the house and hail a yellow taxi to take you down/midtown in 15-20 minutes for $15-25 depending on time of day and traffic

- 5 minute walk to subway station (116th St & Lexington)
- 5 minute walk to large shopping mall
- 10 minute walk to Central Park (North Part)
- 5 minute walk to East River Jogging/Run Path

Car & Parking:
- Free street parking right in front and all around the building with easy to follow street parking regulations
- Only 2 blocks from the 116th St FDR exit.
- Parking garages that are 60% cheaper than in mid/downtown

Airports By Taxi:
- 20-45 min from La Guardia. $20-$30.
- 30-90 min from JFK. $60-$70.
- 1.5-2 hours from Newark. $80-$90.
- Yellow Taxis are in front of airports and everywhere on the streets.
- Affordable Car & Limo Service: Dial 7

Airports By Shuttle & Subway/Trains:
- Add 1-2 hours to above times.
- GoAirportShuttle
- SuperShuttle
- NYCAirporter
- MTA Subway Map
- Airtrain
- Amtrak
- NJ Transit

Other Things to Note

You can view other apartments in the same building here:

The 1st Floor (1 BR):

The 2nd Floor (3 BR):

The 3rd Floor (3 BR):

A large portion of the rents goes towards our and other NGO's that focus on protecting mother nature including her animal beings! Thank you for helping us with these efforts :-)

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $20 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $140
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • This is a greatly located apartment, close to the subway and in a walking distance to the Central park. The inside of the apartment is nice and clean. The host provides nearly anything what you may need. We want to stay here again during the next visit to NY

    June 2014
  • Appartement dans l ensemble agréable avec trois chambres.
    Quartier populaire avec tout à proximité surtout le métro... A conseiller

    June 2014
  • It was a great trip in New York and Fotini's place was a part of it ! Really nice apartment, ideally located. And Fotini was a great host, discreet but attentive. I recommend Fotini's place !

    May 2014
    Response from Fotini:

    Thank you Nicolas! You and your family are so wonderful! Please call this your home when you are back in NYC :-)

    May 2014
  • NYC WAS AMAZING! The city, the food, the accommodations... Well worth it. Fotini was attentive and extremely dependable. She was quick to respond to any of my concerns or questions. The apartment was pretty much what I had expected. It was well kept and comfortable. Same goes for the building itself. 15 - 20 mins to Central Park and about 5 to the 6 subway line, the building is at a convenient location. and not only will you be able to experience downtown, the neighborhood in East Harlem is also very interesting! Enjoyed every minute I spend in NYC. Would recommend this place to anyone who is planning to visit the city.

    May 2014
    Response from Fotini:

    Thank you Hugo! It was a pleasure to meet you all and be part of your wonderful experience in NYC! Visit us again soon! :-)

    May 2014
  • MERCI Fotini, it was a real pleasure to be in your home! everything was perfect! it was beautiful moment for us...the flat is on the 6 lane ( subway) very easy to go to Moma, Met and Guggenheim)
    The flat is confortable and good cleaned. So hope to come back soon !
    thanks Fotini you were very disponible to answer to our demands.


    May 2014
    Response from Fotini:

    Thank you Sophie! You were all so wonderful! Hope to see you soon! Fotini :-)

    May 2014
  • Fotini was an incredible host! She was very responsive and helpful, especially given the last-minute nature of my stay. The place was clean, hip and there were no surprises, which is great!

    Also, very close to the green line train, which is perfect for getting anywhere good in Manhattan and other areas.

    Would definitely recommend this place to a friend and I will hopefully have the pleasure of staying there again next time I'm in NYC!

    April 2014
  • Hello, we had great stay there! The apartment is very nice, and perfect for 3 persons, we were 3 friends, each with his own room.
    Everything is clean with appropiate furnitures and dishes.
    Internet was good, the closest underground station is about 15 minutes walking, and the area is full of restaurants and shops
    Fotini was so kind with us.
    i recomend it to anyone who is going to visit NY

    April 2014
  • We stayed in Fotini's top floor apt and it was awesome!! She was super nice and accommodating and the apt was very clean. Everything we needed was there! The subway was close and 4 girls traveling alone we felt very safe coming home late at night. The area was great and everything is super close!! The building itself is very secure and clean as well. We would stay here again any day! Thanks again Fotini!!!

    March 2014
  • We have been very pleased to spend one week in this lovely and quiet flat, very clean and well equipped. Also very well located near the subway, with very quick trip to midtown and downtown Manhattan. We will recommend this flat to anyone who wants to discover NYC in a very large flat and an affordable price ! Thanks to Fotini, our lovely guest.
    And for french visitors : cet appartement a toutes les qualités, il est réellement agréable, propre et vraiment vaste, le loueur est parfait, attention toutefois de bien lire l'annonce : il n'y a pas de salon mais 3 chambres et une très grande cuisine. Bon voyage !

    March 2014
  • Fotini was great! I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. There were plenty of dishes, pots and pans; the bed I slept in was comfy; and the bathroom was clean and worked just the way a bathroom should! There are also space heaters so even in this extra-cold weather, the apartment was as toasty as I wanted it to be.

    One thing I didn't pick up on though is that this apartment is just the three bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom - no living room.

    March 2014
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Deutsche Schule Thessaloniki Greece, Heidelberg University Germany, Royal Academy of Dance London, Alvin Ailey American Dance Center New York, New York University, Columbia University New York, City University of New York
Animal, Human and Environmental Rights Activist, Yoga Teacher, Film Producer, Event Producer
Hello I am Fotini. Together with my partner, father, grandmother and doggies we call this home our permanent, primary and sole residence in which we happily live in, so we are always here to assist you with your stay :) I believe in the good in people and that what comes around goes around, aka Karma :) I am blessed to be surrounded by the most loving and supportive family and friends who describe me to be caring, kind, funny and fair with a passion for hosting. Yes, I love it!! :)) I love life including its challenges which I try turning into opportunities to grow and shape an even better life and persona. I am Greek, born in Germany, raised up in Greece, studied in France, the UK, the US and India and have been calling Manhattan my home since 1997. I am an animal, human and environmental rights activist, yoga teacher, film producer and the founder of 2 NGO organizations. Feel free to ask me for more details if you take interest in any of this :) The income of the rentals here help me support all of my efforts initiated under mine and other NGO organizations that protect mother nature including her animal beings :) My yoga teacher once said: "When you eat meat, you take on the fear, anxiety and suffering that the animals were feeling when they were being slaughtered/murdered." SInce then I turned vegan and started becoming active in raising awareness about how toxic the world's Food and Pharmaceutical Industries are. Big corporations like Pepsi, Coca Cola and Nestle abuse and extinguish nature, water and animals, add toxic ingredients and then make billion dollar profits in the cost of spreading fatal diseases amongst humans, animals and nature. I hope to aspire as many people as I can to turn vegetarian or vegan and make a shift towards a more peaceful earth and healthy life :) Be loving to each other and already you are creating a better life for yourself and everyone around you :) Thank you for staying in our home :-)
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