Come share my modest, cozy, converted 3 room, 1 bath apartment on the 5th floor of a pre-war walk-up building in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan.
THE SEMI-PRIVATE ROOM
This small westward-facing room is full of natural sunlight, approximately 11 x 10, 110 sq ft (10 sq m, 10 qm) and has a new twin-size (single) bed with a another twin bed tucked underneath (which converts into 2 twin beds or a king bed once joined).
Was originally part of an 11 x 24, 264 sq ft large living room and is now separated by almost-ceiling-high armoires to create some privacy (see pics).
Does Not have a physical door and someone may use the adjoinging space on the opposite side of the armoires.
Is best for two guests, but if there's a larger group, send me a message and I will let you know if there is space in the apartment for more guests.
This room faces the street so there's some traffic noise in the mornings around 8am. If the sleep sound generator is used, the traffic noise is diminished.
There's 2 common/shared areas : a small kitchen and bathroom.
THE PRIVATE ROOM : See the listing for the master bedroom with a queen Serta Perfect Sleeper bed- http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/24778
HALF OF THE APARTMENT : See the listing for the front half of the apartment with 4 single beds - http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/26118. The front half of the apartment is a combination of the semi-private and open rooms.
A Schwinn moutain bike is also available at a rate of $20/day.
4 minutes to A,B,C,D - 125th St subway station (Express Lines available)
5 minutes to the APOLLO THEATER, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, JAZZ MUSEUM, OFFICIAL NYC INFORMATION CENTER, RESTAURANT ROW, STUDIO MUSEUM OF HARLEM
7 minutes to 2,3 - 116th St subway station
10 minutes to CENTRAL PARK
15 minutes to TIMES SQUARE, BROADWAY
THEATERS, ROCKEFELLER CENTER, YANKEE STADIUM, MUSEUM MILE, BRYANT PARK, MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, METRO NORTH, PORT AUTHORITY, CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK by subway or bus
Towels, linens, heating/cooling, kitchen access, Wi-Fi internet (laptop not provided) and lite printing are provided at no extra cost.
A healthy breakfast of fruits, cereal and tea/coffee is setup for self serve. Ingredients for a hot breakfast of oatmeal, grits and eggs are also available and maybe prepared at your convenience.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a variety of cooking tools (rice cooker, pressure cooker, magic bullet, etc) and is available for use for those who prefer to save by eating in. There's also a gourmet grocery store (3 blocks away) to purchase ingredients for lunch/dinner.
Fans are used frequently in summer months. When a fan doesn't cool the space, the air conditioner (A/C) can be used. But since this is a semi-private room (not completely closed off from the next space) and I do not like keeping an artificially cold apartment, the A/C is set to 78 degrees and used only when the outdoor temperature is above 75 degrees.
It takes :
20 mins to travel from LGA by taxi for $20; 40 mins on the M60 bus for $3.
60 mins to travel from JFK by taxi for $60; 90 mins on the A subway line for $5.
70 mins to travel from EWR by taxi for $70; 90 mins by subway/rail/bus for $5-$15.
The Super Shuttle or Air Link shuttle is also available from each of these airports for $25.
For drivers, there's a parking garage across the street with a rate of $16/day. There's also street parking that can be found easily. However, NYC's alternate street parking rules apply, excluding Sundays and holidays; the car would need to be moved every other day for street cleaning.
THE HOUSE RULES
Read the "House Rules" tab for expectations as well as any additional fees.
Clean, respectful, non-smoking/lite-smoking males and females are welcomed. Kids are welcomed if they are well behaved and can adhere to quiet hours (10pm-9:30am).
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Looking forward to hosting you,
HOUSE RULES - Summarized: Respect the host, the guests and the apartment
*Come and go as you please; there's no curfew. Just be Considerate and Conscious of sound levels after 10pm or before 9:30am. Put cell phone ringer volumes on vibrate during quiet hours. Guest aren't allowed to disturb the host or other guests when they are asleep. Plan ahead and pack during normal hours, if for example, you have a morning flight.
*Place outdoor shoes in the shoe organizer at the entrance of the apartment.
*Help keep the bathroom and kitchen as clean as you find it.
*Enjoy meals and drinks in the kitchen.
*At check-out, leave the room as clean as you find it.
*Extra guests are not allowed without approval.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
*There maybe other guests in the adjoining room during the time of your stay.
*For short 3-day stays (especially weekend stays), there's an extra fee of $50.
*Check-in can be done anytime after 10am and preferably before 8pm. For those that need to drop their luggage before 10am or check-in after 8pm, there's a $35 fee. (Although, checkin/out times are somewhat flexible, it helps if I know the time each guest plans to arrive and depart.)
*Check-out time must be completed by 12pm, although an arrangement can be made to take bags at a later time - preferably before 6pm. If luggage is picked up after 6pm, there's a $35 fee.
*When there's a guest check-in and check-out occurring on the same day, the guest that is checking in - can leave their bags on the side until the (checking-out) guest finishes checking out and the room is prepared.
The add was clear. The appartement is well located just above Central park in Harlem. The owner is nice - she is here when need it but at the same time she is ready to let us enjoy the flat by our own. She is present to give us some tips on new york City.
latasha been fine and good, very good place slightly warm, neighborhood well i was only one day
It´s hard for me to give a subjective grade to Latasha, because I feel she became a friend. You don´t grade your friends.
Latasha comes from New Orleans. Maybe that´s all that has to be said. Have you heard of souther hospitility? There you go!
Two friends and I stayed at Latasha's for a week and it was exactly what we were looking for. The location is good, albeit a little far from downtown, but it is just a five minute walk to the nearest subway station which connects you to just about every part of the city. Latasha has a great deal of knowledge about New York City and was keen to answer any questions we had. Privacy is limited as the room is in fact formed by petitioning off a larger room, but for the needs of my friends and I it was a great place to stay.
Our stay at Latasha's apartment was nice ! Latasha is really welcoming ! Her advices about the city were really helpful for us. The subway was near from the place.
super séjour, le quartier est calme, l'appartement est propre et Latasha est une hôte d'une grande gentillesse, à la fois discrète et disponible. Le metro est à proximité mais vous pouvez rejoindre central park en quelques minutes à pieds.
Je recommande cette hôte.
superbe séjour a New York .l'appartement était impeccable , et latasha est d'une gentillesse et d'une patience incroyable , car mon anglais est très limité . l'appartement est a deux pas du métro qui va dans le centre de Manhattan , dans un quartier qui est tranquille .
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Ex Software Engineer, Fruit Foodie, from New Orleans, Louisiana now living in NYC. (The 1st photo is of me posing with Nancy Grace at CNN studios in 2009; the other photos are with airbnb guests.) I enjoy meeting new people and figured this would be an interesting way to meet people from all over the world.
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