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 LARGE ROOM
This large room is 11 x 24, 264 sq ft (25 sq m, 25 qm), curtained off, split into two and separated by almost-ceiling-high armoires.
There's 2 twin sized (single sized) daybeds with single beds stored below each, totaling 4 available single beds. Two beds have new comfortable Sealy Posturepedic mattresses and the other two have new comfortable King Koil mattresses. One set can be converted into a king sized bed.
One of these two spaces (half of this large 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.
A Schwinn moutain bike is also available at a rate of $20/day.
Towels, linens, air conditioning/heating, kitchen use, 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.
The apartment is on the 5th floor. The building, however, does not have an elevator, so prepare to walk some flights to the apartment.
THE HOUSE RULES
Read the "House Rules" tab for expectations as well as any additional fees.
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, METRO NORTH, PORT AUTHORITY, CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK by subway or bus
It takes :
20 mins to get to LGA by taxi for $20; 40 mins on the M60 bus for $3.
45 mins to get to JFK by taxi for $60; 90 mins on the A subway line for $5.
45 mins to get to 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.
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,
Latasha is a very kind host, she's always there to help you and give you advices. The apartment is like we expected, a little noisy by night but everything else was perfect (i was with 3 friends and it was perfect). The location is VERY good, subway is near and gets you to midtown in 15mn ! The neighbourood is safe, no problem about that, and there are shops and bars (Harlem Tavern is VERY good). Would visit Latasha's apartment again and highly recommended her ! Thanks for all !
Latasha è un persona gentilissima e molto disponibile! Ci siamo trovati molto bene da lei! L'appartamento è piccolo ma carino e soprattutto pulito!
Latasha ci ha dato lenzuola pulite, coperte e asciugamani per la doccia. Inoltre, potevamo farci the e caffe o preparaci la colazione con le cose che lei aveva comprato per noi. E' molto meticolosa nelle sue "regole" ma credo che questo aiuti a mantenere la casa pulita e vivibile.
Abbiamo passato poco tempo in appartamento perchè una volta a New York abbiamo visitato la città il più possibile, e se lo scopo della visita è quello la casa di Latasha è il posto giusto! E' molto vicina alla fermata della metro (125th) con la quale si può raggiungere qualsiasi parte della città: in 20 minuti si è nel centro di Manhattan e in mezzora circa si arriva (email hidden) tornerei e la raccomanderei anche ad amici!
We spent 8 nights at Latasha's, she is a wonderful host. She keeps everything very clean and the beds are really confortable. The location was pretty good for us too, the subway gets you to midtown in no time and the suburb felt safe at day or night, there are grocery stores and places to eat until late.
We spent only 1 night in Latasha's apartmant. It was perfect. The location is really good, and Latasha is a very kind host. If you visit her house, don't forget to check her roof, wonderful view. Recommended!!!
We had a great stay at Latasha in New York. She had to host 5 at a time and it wasn´t a problem for her :) I would everybody recommend to stay with her, she is a lovely person with a great smile. Thanks!
Latasha was an excellent host. The description of the room was accurate and she went out of her way to be helpful to us. We hada lovely time and would recommend her apartment to anyone.
We enjoyed it very much to stay at Latashas place!!! She is a great host and had always a helpful hint for us and our short trip to New York City! The rooms were always really tidy and clean, and everything is well equipped! Also Harlem is a great district, specially the sunday church was brilliant! We are looking forward to come back. We can highly recommend this accommodation!!!! Thank you for everything!
Nous avons passe 4 nuits chez Latasha avec nos 3 enfants . Nous avons eu dés le départ un très bon contact avec Latasha par mail, par téléphone..Ce que nous avons apprécié le plus: son sens de l'accueil et de l'hospitalité, Latasha est une hôte très attachante par sa générosité mais aussi par sa présence douce et rassurante. Ce fut notre première réservation avec airbnb, et nous en sommes tous les 5 ravis. Les petits déjeuners étaient copieux tout en tenant compte des gouts de chacun
Nous avons pu le soir préparé nos repas sur place.
L'appartement est propre, fonctionnel, bien organise et proche des commerces + métro.C'est une bonne adresse à retenir..Bravo à toi Larasha.
Latasha is relaxed, easygoing and a perfect host. The 4 beds/matrasses were very good and though it was very hot in NY, we slept pretty good using the AC and the fans if necessary. We cooperated in sharing the limited spaces, like kitchen and bathroom. Pretty cool (website hidden) next time!
At first we didn't quite know what to think. The building was rather shabby. But the apartment was nice and clean, the breakfast food was very nice (great fresh fruit!) and Latasha herself was very friendly. The use of her kitchen for other meals was a big plus. The place was close to the subway (an express stop) so getting downtown was very easy. For a family of five it was a bit challenging to be as quiet as we were expected to be but that was a minor inconvenience. Felt a bit expensive for what we got but overall a very good experience and I would recommend Latasha's place to anyone visiting New York City. The neighborhood might seem scary but all I met was friendly people. We also found parking along the street (free) and the car was safe the whole time (right across from the police station and the apartment).
I would give it 3 1/2 stars if I had that option.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.