Sleeps 6! 15min to Times Square.

Apartment - Entire home/apt · St Nicholas Ave, New York, NY 10031, United States

The Space

Historic Sugar Hill duplex apartment; private entrance with your own full bathroom and kitchen access. I am also fully Landlady Approved!

Literally next door to the A/B/C/D express subway station (no noise, it's deep underground.) Walk ten feet and zip downtown. Two stops to Times Square.

This is a large, old-but-lovely apartment in a landmarked building on Sugar Hill. It has everything you need to enjoy your visit. I mop and vacuum and wash all linens and dust before each visitor, but please note that the place is OLD and there are stains on the floor that I cannot fix. Nevertheless, it is clean, and if there is anything I can do to make your stay more comfortable, I live upstairs (where if you have need you also have access), and I am almost always around and truly want you to enjoy your visit.

---Large foyer suitable for all your luggage.
---Complete bathroom with new bathtub.
---Complete kitchen including refrigerator, stove, pots, pans, microwave, coffee maker, and toaster.
---Tables and chairs to eat in in.
---Huge living room with shared computer, full sized bed, and space for an air mattress on the floor (included.)
---DEDICATED WIFI/internet. (Note, no TV, other than Hulu, etc.)
---Big bedroom with full sized bed, plus room on the floor for another person on ANOTHER included air mattress, if needed.
---All towels and bedding are included.
---One floor walk up.

Note:
*The apartment is full of windows and is kept as clean as a very old building can be. There are no pests and no animals resident.
*I live directly upstairs from your room, so I am always available to help you out if you need anything. I've really enjoyed helping out visitors in the past.
*C'mon, you guys... ONLY a 4.5 star location?! ;) The conversations I've had just hanging out on my stoop are some of my greatest New York City experiences, and you will be welcomed to the same. There are also some wonderful restaurants and pubs nearby, and much cheaper than downtown. I've lived here for over a year and I wouldn't live anywhere else.
*That said, don't be surprised if you see some scruffy characters--they sometimes help me carry my laundry bags across the street. :) There is also a police station in the subway station next-door, for an extra sense of security.
*Street parking is free and easier to find than in other parts of Manhattan. You do have to move on certain days for the street sweeper, and there is an $18/night parking garage nearby if you'd prefer to park indoors or you really can't find parking for some reason.

Also, New York City can be overwhelming. If you're looking for suggestions on how to make the best use of your time/budget, just ask! I have a whole write-up I'd be more than happy to send you.

And please do check out my reviews!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Extra people: $10 / night after 4 guests
Monthly Price: $3001 /month
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $35
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • Just got back from our college visit trip. Staying at Christy's place couldn't have been easier! Great location right next to the train. A cute, clean apartment with lots of books and comfortable furniture. Christy's recommendations of local places to visit/eat were spot on. It was a great, no hassle trip thanks to Christy and Brian.

    March 2014
  • Christy was extremely responsible about our stay, making sure that she would be home to meet us when we came to check in - seriously, she was more concerned and on top of it than I was (which says a lot, as I'm extremely type A about these things haha) - and she was so warm and welcoming. It was easy to feel at home here! She even provided towels and Netflix :D

    The only reason I docked a star is not anything that Christy could help: 1. the hot water eventually ran out, but there were also five of us, and 2. the apartment building's AC/heating is a little funky, but she gave us a fair warning at the start of the our stay. She provided both fans and heaters to make sure we didn't get too cold or hot.

    Great location - there's a 24/7 convenience store across the street, and the subway is literally right next to the apartment. Just a 20 min train ride to Broadway-Lafayette, where we did most of our grubbing. Would crash here again!

    March 2014
  • We had a nice staying! Very good location, metro nextdoor and little supermarkt across the street. Plenty of room for 4 people, i think it's a bit crowded for 6 people. The kitchen has everything you need to make you own meal. One little negative point is that i would like the app. to be a bit cleaner. Its an old building and some things can be changed of repared.
    But we stayed in the app. for breakfast and sleeping so it didn't bothered us to much.
    When we come back to NY, we definetly be staying again with Christy!!

    March 2014
  • This place was great for us! When she says close to the subway, she means it. It's literally a 10 foot walk from door to door, so getting to/from the apartment was so easy. The apartment itself was small, but clean, quiet, and comfortable. She has a computer hooked up to the TV, so we were able to relax and watch Netflix after along day running around the city. The photos and description represent the apartment really well. We would happily stay here again!

    March 2014
  • We had a great stay in Christy's apartment! She was super accommodating when our plans changed to include a very early flight-she made sure the apartment was ready for us by 10:30am. The apartment is in a great location, there's a subway station literally next door to the building, which makes it easy to get anywhere that you want to in the city. The apartment was clean and comfortable, and Christy has a great list of restaurant suggestions posted on the door of the apartment, and is a great source of knowledge herself. It was a great experience, and we would not hesitate to stay here again!

    March 2014
  • I had great, awesome, nice, excellent time there. So closed to the 145th station, and the nearest store, which have many kinds of foods, drinks, snacks etc.. is open till 9pm. Christy, the owner of the house, is the nicest lady. She explained us about details and it made our stay so nice! Additionally she is kind and has a very sweet smile:) Since we stayed 3 days there in Feb, it was so cold days. Also, I could see snow at the street. However, It was warm and had a nice sleep in the house. Furthermore, because it had not only gas rings but also gas oven, we could cook many nice foods for instance, pizzas. (by the way, if you are from the other country, please take care to use gas oven. the digree of the gas oven is written with Fahrenheit digree not based on Centigrade. actually we missed lol)
    The nearest store has many kinds of foods especially sold at N.Y., so if you are visitor from foreign country, please use that store and feel N.Y. or the U.S.. It makes your stay great.

    February 2014
  • Whilst not in the centre of NYC it's literally right next door do a subway station with easy access everywhere. Apartment is kept very neat with a great atmosphere. Beds are comfortable the place is warm and the host is kind and generous

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    February 2014
  • I had a great time at Christy's! She was very welcoming and even agreed to meet me at 7am so I could drop off my bags (I ended up being later but the fact that she would meet me so early was awesome!). As all the others say, it's literally steps away from the Subway, which is so convenient, especially since it was in the 20's the whole trip!
    There were 3 (25-year old females and 27 year old male) of us there the majority of the time, but for one night there was 4 (my parents came and a friend left) and it didn't feel crowded. It's actually pretty spacious. We didn't really use the kitchen, but it was nice to have amenities if we wanted to cook or reheat something...I did make coffee the first morning!
    The hot water in the shower would go in and out, but overall wasn't an issue. I think it was due to other people in the building going to the bathroom or something.
    The apartment has everything you need, and if you need something Christy is happy to get it for you. She brought us extra towels for the bathroom with no hesitation.
    I think our only real complaint was the building controlled heating, but there is nothing Christy could have done about that. I guess in NYC buildings (most) the building controls the heat. So it felt like it was 90 degrees in the apartment some days, we were wearing tank tops and shorts and sweating. We opened the windows and turned the fans on and we were fine, but it would be HOT when we came in from out side.
    I recommend Mountain Bird, a french restaurant a few blocks away. Everything we had was delicious and the service was great! There were 4 of us, we had 4 appetizers, 4 entrees and 2 bottles of wine...the total was $137. Pretty good deal! The turkey truffle burger is outstanding, and you have to try the chicken lollipop. A good neighborhood find.
    We took cabs home from the city a few times and it was usually around $40, but we were in SoHo, East Village, etc...pretty far down.

    It was a fun trip and we enjoyed our stay!

    February 2014
  • Great location, great value. It was freezing and snowy when I arrived so I was thrilled that the apartment building was right next to the subway entrance. Two of us stayed in the apartment, and there was more than enough room. It is an older building so there is no way to control the temperature, but it was easy enough to crack a window and turn on the fan. I hope to stay here again!

    January 2014
  • Spacious and nicely furnished apartment in Harlem. I was very comfortable there. Christy was easy to deal with and interesting to talk with.

    January 2014
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I'm a New Yorker going on six years now, and I love my city and my neighborhood! I'm originally from Northern California, which means most people find me laid back and go-with-the-flow. Because I use AirBnB as a traveler, it's very important to me to make sure you feel like you've received a good deal for the money spent. I've traveled all over North America, Central America, Australia, and South East Asia, mostly on my own, so I know and respect the difficulties of traveling on a budget, especially as a woman. If you're staying at my place, I'll do everything I can to make sure you feel safe and comfortable. If I'm staying at yours, you can bet I'll leave it in as good shape as I found it, or better. I appreciate the AirBnB community!
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