Upper West Side cozy stay in NYC

Apartment - Entire home/apt · W 111th St, New York, NY 10025, United States

This charming two room studio apartment is located on the second floor of the elevated prewar building next to the landmark St. John the Divine Cathedral, steps from Riverside Park and Central Park . Quiet, cozy, charming with European character.

Your host, Alexandra
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This charming two room studio apartment is located on the second floor of the elevated prewar building next to the landmark St. John the Divine Cathedral, steps from Riverside Park and Central Park . Quiet, cozy, charming with European character.

The Space

This charming two room studio apartment is located next to the landmark St. John the Divine Cathedral, steps from Riverside Park, Morningside Park, Central Park and the campus of Columbia University - a multi cultural area in which a lot of different languages are spoken.

The apartment is situated on the second floor of a high ceiling; pre-war building (with the elevator) on quiet 111th street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue in the Upper West Side.

Staying at my place you will be few minutes away from:

- number 1 line subway stop 110 Street / Cathedral Parkway , it is literary around the corner from the apartment
- B, C lines , the stop is down 110 street
- number 4, 104 and 60 bus stops right on Broadway
- the 24 hour famous West Side Market with its delicious deli counter
- two 24 hours drugstores
- the post office
- a hospital with 24 / 7 emergency room
- a copy shop where you can do everything you may need in case this is a business trip
- about 25 great restaurants, bars and coffee shops are located right around the corner

Convenience and accessibility of the neighborhood is the best of what a great stay in New York can offer.

The apartment consists of the living room with the flat screen TV and an air conditioner, full size bathroom with the bathtub and shower, a second room with the extremely comfortable full size bed and additional smaller flat TV as well as another air conditioner.
A built in kitchenette is equipped with the refrigerator, stove, sink, small cooking counter and coffee machine.

There is a free of charge cable internet, phone to make locals calls, TV service.

Check with me before coming, most likely I will leave my laptop apple computer on the desk in the living room , you are welcome to use it.

Fresh linens are provided. The apartment has hardwood floors and is very clean & cozy.

There is a basement where you can dispose of the garbage. It's open 24 / 7. Laundry room is located in the separate wing of the basement.

For your convenience delivery is available from most restaurants and supermarkets.

About my place and me.

I am an independent film distributor, so I work from my home, which I love for its coziness and peacefulness. Surely my home reflects my personality and has personal and meaningful possessions. I rent it occasionally while traveling.

I keep my things in the apartment as it is my home, but you will have plenty of space and storage to put your belongings.

If I am not here to meet and greet you there will be an apartment keeper to do that.
I am happy to advise, suggest, recommend deals (there are ways to save money in NY) and do my best for you to feel welcome and to get to love NY the way I do.

Last but not least… I do not speak fluent French but read and write, all Franco spoken people are welcomed to write in French. Je ne parle pas couramment le Français, mais lire et écrire, tout la monde Francophone sont accueillis à écrire en Français.

Check in after 2 PM Eastern Time
Check out 10 AM Eastern Time

No smoking
No pets
No parties
No loud music

Rules: First and most important rule - you need to contact me first before booking the property. The rest is in the house rules section.

Have a great stay!

Guest Access

entire property

Interaction with Guests

as they wish, some people like to interact more some less...at all depends on the personality

The Neighborhood

Beautiful, quiet, central, residential, between two parks, subway stop is 3 minutes form the house.

Getting around

Subway line #1 around the corner, #60, #104, #4 busses across the street.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $50
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • The reservation was canceled 10 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    May 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 6 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

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

    April 2014
  • Alexandra's very helpful friend was there to welcome us when we arrived and ensured everything was clean and tidy. There is a lift, so no lugging suitcases upstairs. The apartment's kitchen is tiny and not set up for cooking big meals, but there is a handy microwave. The apartment's location is fantastic - very close to subway and bus stops, restaurants, shops, a big supermarket and all-night pharmacy.

    April 2014
  • Si notre premier contact avec Alexandra a été fort sympathique, nous avons par la suite été déçu. A 4 jours de notre arrivée, sous prétexte de travaux dans son immeuble, Alexandra nous a reloger dans un autre appartement pour la moitié de notre séjour. Alexandra devait nous aider pendant le 1er transfert d'un appartement à l'autre, ce qu'elle n'a pas fait. Si ce 2ème logement était mieux que celui d'Alexandra, nous avons eu la surprise à notre retour chez alexandra d'y trouver un nouvel occupant alors qu'elle nous avait garanti, qu'il resterait vide pendant la durée des travaux! Si sur les photos l'appartement a l'air cosy, la réalité n'est pas la même. La kitchenette installé probablement dans un ancien placard est dans la chambre, impossible donc d'y cuisiner. Aucune table n'est prévu pour s'installer manger. Aucun canapé ne vous permet de vous détendre et aucun placard n'est laissé à votre disposition pour que vous puissiez vider vos valises. Le lit est ridiculement petit, mon mari qui mesure 1m80 avait les pieds qui dépassaient. L’électricité et la plomberie sont vétustes, mais il semble que cette surprenante réalité soit la même dans tout les appartements new yorkais. Le vis à vis est important, car à - de deux mètres, il n'est donc pas envisageable d'ouvrir les rideaux. Le chauffage est collectif et vous n'avez aucune possibilité de régler la température dans le logement. Malgré tout, l'immeuble est bien situé et à - de 5 mn à pied d'un métro. Il se trouve dans une rue relativement calme. Le quartier est vivant et dispose de beaucoup de commerce. Central park est à 5 mn à pied. Pour finir, il a été difficile de communiquer après notre retour avec Alexandra, qui ne répondait plus à nos messages, ni sms, et dont les soit disant mails n'arrivaient jamais sur notre boite mail. Nous avons même quitté l'appartement sans nouvelle de sa part et en laissant les clefs sur le bureau.

    April 2014
  • A very nice apartment in Morningside Hts. Alexandra called to make sure everything was OK the next day.

    March 2014
  • It was a fantastic stay in Alexandra home. It’s in quiet area of Manhattans. At the corner are supermarket, restaurants and a short way to the subway. I recommend everybody to stay in this home.

    September 2013
  • The reservation was canceled 41 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    August 2013
    Response from Alexandra:

    Since the guest didn't take time to become familiar with Airbnb policies prior to the booking, being a responsible host, I became uncomfortable hosting this guest.

    August 2013
  • Alexandra owns a cute flat in the upper west side. The flat was more spacey than I expected, excellent for a couple. It's location is in a quiet and pleasant street and yet it is quite close to the subway station on the 110th street. The apartment was clean and I was provided with fresh bedding and towels. Hope to stay there again in my next visit in NYC.

    June 2013
  • We really enjoyed our stay at Alexandra's apartment. It was very conveniently located for us and completely as advertised. There are many great restaurants and stores nearby and we were especially glad to be able to attend services at the Cathedral.

    May 2013
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Hi, I am a film professional / executive. Originally from Ukraine I moved to New York for 20 years, love my new home city and my new home country. Due to the nature of my work I travel quite often. Prefer to stay at the apartments not hotels and enjoy hosting people at my very charming, clean, beautifully decorated and greatly located place. Welcome!
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