We recently moved to this beautiful sun drenched apartment.
The apartment is large and located in a beautiful historical building where the old New York City grandeur is still visible
Your bedroom is very spacious and has large south and west facing windows. Great views! The Chrysler building, the Empire State Building and the new Freedom Tower are all visible from your room. In the room there is a small table with 2 chairs where you can sit and enjoy the views.
The queen size bed and mattress are new and very comfortable. The mattress is made of natural materials like bamboo, wool and cotton. In your room and also in the rest of the apartment you will find the most amazing modern paintings.
Next to your room is your own private newly renovated bathroom.
The apartment is so big that it will really make you feel like having your own space. If you want to bring your kid(s), we might be able to put an extra bed (luxury air bed) in our office-room.
Of course you're most welcome to use our large sunny kitchen. There is a breakfast table where you can have your morning coffee or tea, while enjoying more great views!
I'm a certified Iyengar yoga teacher, so if you want we can start the day with a private energizing yoga lesson in our yoga-room.
Or finish the day with a beautiful meditation.
The apartment is located in the Upper West Side, probably the most beautiful neighborhood of New York. We are just one block away from the Riverside Park and the Hudson River and just three blocks from Central Park. We're on walking distance from The American Museum of National History and at the METROPOLITAN and Guggenheim. The Upper West Side is a quiet tree-lined neighborhood but has a lot of great restaurants, bars and shops. We're just 2 blocks away from the well known Silver Moon Bakery where they have the best chocolate-almond croissants you can imagine. The famous jazz club Smoke is almost around the corner.
The main subway lines (1 2, 3 trains) are just a few blocks away. They bring you to Time Square in 15 minutes, Greenwich Village in 20 minutes and Brooklyn in 30 minutes.
We're a quiet little family with a small baby, a playful dachshund and a beautiful sweet siamese cat. The animals of course do not come into your room.
We like traveling, yoga, art and music. We love the city we live in and are most happy to share all our inside tips with you.
We speak English, German, Dutch, and also a little bit Spanish, Portuguese and French .
We're looking forward to welcome you as our guests!
No drunk behavior in the apartment
Shoes off in the apartment.
The living room is private area
It's not allowed to bring visitors into the room who are not part of the booking.
You can use the kitchen to prepare breakfast and for coffee and tea or small bites during the whole day.. Please accept that we are vegetarian. Fish is ok! Don't hesitate to make coffee and tea whatever time you want.
We are quit flexible with the check in. We will always find an solution so you can drop your luggage before the in check time and leave your luggage after the out check on your day of leaving.
I loved staying at Lara's place! It was a perfect space for a person traveling alone. The room was spacious and clean, as described on her listing, was in a safe neighborhood, and having a private bath was nice. Stores and a subway station were within minutes. Beautiful apartment!
Lara and Ronald were very open, flexible, friendly host couple and their daughter was adorable! A huge and unexpected bonus staying at their place was a Steinway grand piano in their living room! I would definitely stay there again if available.
Lara, Ronald and Joy, eine kleine wirklich nette Familie. Wir haben uns in ihrem sehr schönen Appartement sehr wohl gefühlt. Es liegt in einer top Umgebung. Das Zimmer ist wunderschön und sehr groß fuer New Yorker Verhältnisse. Man hat einen tollen Ausblick aus dem 11 Stock auf das Empire State Building..
Lara hatte immer super Tipps auf Lager und hatte Freude daran uns zu helfen wo sie nur konnte. Joy ist ein Engel, wir haben selten solch ein niedliches kleines Mädchen zu Gesicht bekommen! Und auch der Dackel ist goldig..
Wir würden immer gerne wieder kommen da wir die Zeit in dieser netten Familie wirklich sehr genossen haben.
Lara and Ronald are the perfect hosts! Before we arrived they wrote us down detailed tipps for our arrival and told us everythink, so we could have a happy start in New York.
When we arrived we found a really beautiful large bedroom with a fantastic view over midtown manhatten and a very comfortabel bed (that`s important when you walk around the whole day). We also had enough room for all our luggage and a private bathroom. There we found organic soap and a lot of fresh towels. Even an adapter for european electricity was available.
Sorry to comment back a little late, as I was running through different events and visiting relatives since we moved out from Lara's. I have to say that the experience with Lara, Ronald and Joy was absolutely great! Very comfy, large, bright, warm bedroom just like she described. The neighborhood is very convenient. Super easy to get to mtr station. Lara was also being very helpful if you have any question to ask. And little angel Joy, such a sweetheart. It's a five star experience for sure!
I had a comfortable experience staying with Ronald and Lara. I felt supported and able to speak to them about any part of my trip. The bedroom and bathroom I stayed in were clean and comfortable. This apartment was great to stay in uptown.
I had a great time at laura's apartment. I felt immediately at home and enjoyed every minute of my stay. The room is great and extremely confortable.
Thank you for the home away from home experience!
You are so welcome. And come over anytime you want. For a cup of tea talk or just some familytime :) You have the address, telephone number and email. It's in the document I have sent you before you came. And we wish you a great great NY/Columbia experience! Happy you found a place!
Our shirt stay in NYC with Lara and Ronald was just great. Very nice apartment and a room with a view on some big buildings downtown. The hosts are perfect: they give advice when you ask and are always there to help.
I'm a 38 years and live in NYC since 1 year now.
I love music, art, yoga and meditation.
My profession is yoga teacher and I'm also a mother off a beautiful baby girl.
I love it to be a host. To meet unknown fiends from all over the world coming to NY. To share the enthusiasm we have for the city. And to talk about the NY life what has a lot to offer but can also be very hectic and because of that it's great we life close to the parks. Central park and hudson park. And close to the musea. We open our house and heart and in the same time respect the private space of the guests. That's so YOGA!
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