About This Listing
I offer a thoughtfully furnished bedroom in a clean, friendly, well-equipped apartment where you will feel at home and have the experience of living like a real New Yorker. I am a reliable, experienced host and will ensure your trip is great.
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.
The apartment is nearly identical to the photos, with some upgrades and additions to the furniture (it's actually better decorated and organized for utility than in the photos). I maintain a minimalistic lifestyle so the apartment is uncluttered and kept clean.
I live in one bedroom in the apartment, and each of the two rooms are available for rent. This bedroom can accommodate 2 people, for larger groups, the other bedroom can be rented. There is also a sofa couch in the living room that I occasionally allow groups to also rent, it's perfect for odd number groups of 3 or 5 people.
This bedroom has high-value and is inexpensive, meaning you are getting a great compromise between price and quality - especially in Manhattan. It is perfect for either vacations or business trips.
★ 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 express trains
• 2 stops, or walk to Central Park!
• walk to Riverside Park, Riverside Cathedral
• walk to Columbia University, St. John's Cathedral
• 3 stops (15 min) to Times Square
• 10-25 min ride nearly everywhere in Manhattan
★ YOUR HOST ★
I am a reliable, experienced host and am always available to answer questions and offer advice on anything. It is my goal to provide a friendly, clean atmosphere and ensure you enjoy your stay in New York.
I've lived in this neighbourhood for about 3 years 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.
I originate from Toronto, Canada and have travelled extensively to Asia, Europe and the America'a. I love travelling and am always have my next trip planned. I do occasionally use Airbnb while I'm travelling and find it a great alternative to hotel's and always a better experience than any hostel.
I am currently doing my PhD at Columbia in Atmospheric Science, I work at a joint Columbia - NASA research centre that focuses on climate studies and climate change. I would love to tell you more if you are interested.
★ AMENITIES ★
Private Bedroom includes:
• Full sized bed
• 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 couchs
• Stereo system
★ BOOKING ★
Once your reservation has been confirmed, you will be sent detailed directions on how you can get to my apartment from any airport or transit station. You will also be emailed a House Manual that includes all information you may need for the apartment including wifi passwords, local restaurant recommendations and nearby grocery stores.
★ BREAKFAST ★
Breakfast is not included but I would be happy to buy you orange juice, cereal, bread, yogurt or coffee. Tell me what you would like a few days ahead of your arrival and I can pick it up from the grocery store for you. This is not included in the booking cost but I will only charge you what it costs me to buy. Depending on the length of your trip and what you want, it should be $10-$20 for a weeks stay.
★I am happy to provide anything 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 second bedroom or 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.
Rules Yes, I have to have a couple ;-)
Please remove your shoes at the front door, wearing shoes in the apartment brings in dirt from the street and the cleaning lady sweeps and mops the floors weekly.
I cannot allow smoking in the apartment as a curtsey to all of the non-smoking guests who stay with me. Please respect this.
Please help yourself to coffee and any condiments I have; but please do not help yourself to my food.
Please do not leave an (1) air conditioner (2) space heater (3) electric blanket left on while you are not in the apartment. These are things that consume a lot of electricity.
Ken molto gentile, la casa ben collegata ai mezzi pubblici ma datata e poco curata. Il prezzo non rispecchia la qualitá del (website hidden).
Ken is a really easy-going host, Since I am alway out, we didn't see each other that much during the stay, but he provide all the information we need for traveling in the city. The room is a little bit small, but is clean and the location is great, right by a subway station. Again, it's NYC and everything gonna be expensive, if you are explore the city for most of your time. Ken's place is a good choice!
The apartment is about what one would expect for the neighborhood and age of the building. Ken keeps it very clean and provides plenty of guidance on using it and getting on in the area. It worked great for me, as I was attending events at Columbia University--just a few blocks away.
It was the second time I stayed in ken's apartment.This time I came with two girlfriends. Like last time, Ken was an amazing host. Very helpful, friendly and easy to get along with. We definitely would come back and recommend staying there.
We also enjoyed the area. It is full of very nice and affordable restaurants and you really feel the New York life away from the busy touristy areas (which are great also).
Thank you for a great week,Ken!
ken es muy amable y trata siempre de dar información que pueda ayudar. La llegada a la casa fue muy sencilla, ken nos dio las referencias correctas para llegar y no tener problemas con las llaves.
el cuarto es muy comfortable, nadie se mete con nadie y nos sentimos seguros y tranquilos durante nuestra estancía. El barrio es seguro y está muy conectado ya que el metro está a cinco mins. Todo muy bien, ya no pudimos despedirnos de ken porque salimos muy temprano, pero gracias por todo!
Ken is a really nice guy, the place is clean and cozy, the neighborhood is relatively quiet and safe (I mean, it's more quiet than anywhere between Canal street and the 50th, but still it's Manhattan, if you want a real quietness you shouldn't be in New York City ;) ), and Downtown is just a few subway stations away.
Given the very cheap price, I would surely come back!
P.s.: Harlem has got safer from the '80s and '90s, don't let its name frighten you!
(Down here is the same message translated in Italian)
Ken è un'ottima persona, la casa è accogliente e pulita, la zona è relativamente tranquilla (per quanto possa essere tranquilla Manhattan; se volete vera calma, non andate a New York!), e la zona centrale di Manhattan si raggiunge con poche fermate di metro. Dato il prezzo relativamente economico, ci tornerei volentieri!
P.s.: non fatevi spaventare dalla nomea di Harlem, è diventata molto più sicura e vivibile rispetto agli anni '90 (Torino, la mia città natale, è un posto molto più pericoloso, in confronto)
Ken was a great host and the room was lovely.
The room was exactly as described and extremely comfortable.
The apartment is in a great location and a short walk to the metro.
I would highly recommend staying there.
This host has 80 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews
About the Host, Ken
I originate from Toronto, Canada and have travelled extensively to Asia, Europe and the America'a. I love travelling and am always have my next trip planned. I do occasionally use Airbnb while I'm travelling and find it a great alternative to hotel's and always a better experience than any hostel. Since moving into Manhattan, I've become an Airbnb host. It has been a really great experience so far!
I've lived in this neighbourhood for about 3 years so I know all the great places and the things to do. I like meeting people, and am very open-minded. I've already met a lot of great people and do expect you to be polite, clean and easygoing.
I am currently doing my PhD at Columbia University in Atmospheric Science, I work at a joint Columbia - NASA research centre that focuses on climate studies and climate change.
Want to know more? Just ask!
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