Hi there! My description below should answer all of your questions about me, the apartment and neighbourhood. If I have left anything out, please ask!
★ THE APARTMENT ★
The apartment is sunny and large with an open space for living. The apartment features three bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a living room. It is located on the 4th floor of a turn of the century walkup building.
Each of the two rooms available for rent need to be booked separately. The bedroom can accommodate 2 people and for additional guests, there is a sofa couch in the living room, which pulls out to be a full size sleeper.
★ THE NEIGHBORHOOD ★
Located in Manhattan in an area known as Manhattanville just north of Morningside Heights and southwest of Harlem with a variety of cafes, restaurants and grocers located within walking distance. The neighborhood is safe, friendly and lively. The apartment is centrally located between 2 subway lines which makes getting nearly anywhere in Manhattan easy.
• 2 minute walk 1,2,3 Train line
• 4 min. walk to exp. trains
• 2 stops, or walk to Central Park!
• walk to Riverside Park
• walk to Columbia University
• 2 stops (15 min) to Times Square
• 20-30 min Train ride nearly everywhere else in Manhattan
★ YOUR HOST ★
Expatriate from Canada, recent Columbia graduate and now working part time in Manhattan at NASA. I would love to tell you more!
I've lived in this neighbourhood for about a year so I know all the great places and the things to do. I like meeting people, hearing your story and would love to have you come stay at my apartment! I've already met a lot of great people and do expect you to be polite, clean and easygoing.
★ AMENITIES ★
Private Bedroom includes:
• Full sized bed
• Electric Blanket (winter only)
• Small Desk
• Fresh linens
• Iron with board
• Air Conditioner (summer only)
• Space heater (winter only)
• Gas Stove
• French Press
• Espresso Machine
• Fresh towels
Living room includes:
• Two futons
• Stereo system
★ I am happy to provide anything that else you may need ★
Only two last things (thanks for reading this far!)
• If you're booking for more than 2 people, it is important to contact me before you book to ensure the space in the living room is available
• Also, if it isn't clear, I will be home during your stay. This is a shared-space situation (the privacy part of the listing means that you'll have a private bedroom), but a fun, clean, inexpensive one nonetheless.
We came down for the weekend and had a great experience. Ken was a gracious, well organized host and made us feel very welcome. The apartment is also a great location and easily accessible from the subway. If you're coming into the City and need a quick, clean, well priced place to stay Uptown, this is your place.
It is not easy to find a compromise between price and luxury in New York. The flat was located in Harlem directly at the 125th and near to the station. It was well connected to visit the different places in New York. As it was Christmas time we had to share the flat with another couple. As the bathroom is smaller it is a bit uncomfortable. The kitchen was well equipped.
This was my first Airbnb stay and it went incredibly smoothly. Ken's apartment (more so than apartment building, which is out of his hands) was clean. Access to the subway was incredibly convenient and nearby. We used Ken's list of recommended local cafés and restaurants. The plans for checking in and out were simple and pretty straight forward. I would recommend staying at Ken's to a friend traveling to New York.
I arrived at Ken's flat on a Sunday afternoon and left on Wednesdays morning. I was in the city for a specific purpose and was very busy and only need a crash-pad more or less so I can't speak to anything more involved than that. Meaning I did not have meals there etc (I didn't need to) or entertain myself with TV etc (although he had all that). It served my purposes 100%. Ken is very nice and accommodating. Again because of my schedule I did not interact with him much. But he clearly is an open and warm person. With the A train a couple blocks away on one side of you and the Broadway line on the other side, the location is probably one of the top most accessible areas as far as getting around the city. I have no complaints.
My girlfriend and I stayed with Ken in Manhattanville for a week and enjoyed every minute of our stay. Being our first experience with air bnb we were a little apprehensive at first but after staying with Ken it is a service we would not hesitate to use again. Ken's apartment is bright and airy with spacious rooms available to rent. Ken was a welcoming and friendly host being more than happy to provide us with information on the local area as well as answering all our questions before our arrival. The flat is situated in a lively community in which we felt completely safe in be it during the day or returning after dark. All necessary amenities we situated within a 2-3 block radius with Ken being happy to give directions. Great transport links to Manhattan (two subway stops both within 2-10 walk) make this apartment an ideal option for tourists like us who will spend a lot of time downtown. We would not hesitate to stay here again and would recommend it to anyone.
Ken was a brilliant host. Really friendly and welcoming. He was happy to leave arrival time and departure time flexible - which always makes it easier. The apartment was nice... basic but had everything you could want/need for a short stay. It was close to the A train and 1 line which was great and meant that you could get downtown quickly - despite being up in Harlem.
Brilliant time in NYC.
It was my first experience with Airbnb, our stay in ken’s apartment was great, Ken is a perfect host, he was very friendly but unfortunately we didn’t discuss much because I'm not speaking English very well, the apartment is very clean, the neighborhood is very close to the subway (1 or A, B, C, D).
So I recommend Ken and his place without any doubt
Ken was a great host. Extremely helpful. Gave me directions to get to Yankee Stadium and helped me navigate around the city with recommendations for restaurants and pubs etc. A fantastic host.
The place was well kept and clean (while a tad small). But it was perfect for me and I would definitely come back again.
Ken was a perfect host, even though we didn't stay more than 2 nights. He left us a lot of informations to arrive from the airport and for our journey. I recommand him with no doubt !
Ken was super friendly and accommodating. His apartment has good links to public transport and was very clean. He also left a list of good places to eat/drink/shop etc. which was really helpful.