About this listing
This listing is landlady approved! Historic Sugar Hill brownstone located right next to the subway. Wake up in a quiet, leafy bedroom, eat breakfast overlooking the bustling Harlem street, and get to almost any wonderful spot in Manhattan in under thirty minutes.
Historic Sugar Hill duplex apartment; private entrance with your own full bathroom and kitchen access. I am also fully Landlady Approved!
Please note, this place does accommodate six people but it is tight for six adults! Please do read the full description before instant-booking, and if it works for you, you'll know. :)
Also, I have had to move away from my beloved apartment for school! My partner, who also lives in the building, is currently maintaining the place. So, you and I won't meet each other, BUT she is available to help with anything you might need. Don't worry! You will get complete instructions on letting yourself in and/or connecting with her. Many, many people have done just fine already. :)
This is a large, old-but-lovely apartment in a landmarked building on Sugar Hill. It has everything you need to enjoy your visit.
THE BEDROOM has a lovely four poster, full-sized bed looking out onto leafy trees and historic Sugar Hill gardens. It is situated in the quiet back of the building.
THE LIVING ROOM has TWO full-sized beds, one by the window and one in the corner. Each can sleep two people if those people like each other. There is also a small love seat, a comfy chair, lots of books, and a desk with a chair. It's a nice place to hang out. Sorry, I have wifi but no television or computer.
---Large foyer suitable for all your luggage.
---Complete bathroom with bathtub.
---Complete kitchen including refrigerator, stove, pots, pans, microwave, coffee maker, and toaster.
---Huge living room with high ceilings and pre-war moulding.
---Big bedroom with full sized bed.
---All towels and bedding are included.
---One flight walk up.
*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 have lived here for five years and hope to return to this apartment after I finish school, so I intend to keep it that way!
*Also, while this apartment CAN sleep six (or maybe even more, if you really need) after four adults it begins to be a bit small. It's a GREAT deal for a large family traveling on a budget, but I suggest managing your expectations if you're looking for a place to sleep six adults. You'll all have a soft safe place to sleep, though. :)
And please do check out my reviews!
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.
Interaction with Guests
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 you can contact me via email at any time. I will be traveling until July, but I will also have a local contact person who you can reach if you have urgent needs.
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 homeless guy named Champ who lives on my stoop. The whole neighborhood takes care of him and he looks after us. 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, but let's be real: it's still a pain in the neck. You have to move on certain days for the street sweeper, and there is an $25/night parking garage nearby if you'd prefer to park indoors or you really can't find parking for some reason.
Next door to the A/B/C/D express subway station (no noise, it's deep underground.) Walk ten feet and zip downtown:
-One stop (10 minutes) to Columbia-Presbyterian or Yankee Stadium
-Two stops (12 minutes) to Central Park/Lincoln Center/Columbus Circle.
-Three stops to Times Square.
-Four stops to Penn Station/Empire State Building.
-Five stops to Greenwich Village.
-Six stops to West Village
-Seven stops Chinatown/Soho.
-Eight stops (32 minutes) to Financial District/WTC/Statue of Liberty Ferry
All of these, you step out in the middle of the action.
Other Things to Note
Please note that the listed price is the lowest price I offer--usually if I have last minute vacancies. Prices vary by season and day of the week, but I do try to sneak in some good deals here in there, just for fun. :)
Please wash the dishes.
Leave the house as close as possible as how you found it.
No smoking indoors.
The landlady is fine with this arrangement, so please help me keep this space available by being respectful of the neighbors.
Please enjoy the place and if you have any problems or needs, make sure to ask! I want you to be happy with your stay. :)
I'm a New Yorker going on ten 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 friendly. Because I use AirBnB as a traveler, it's very important to me to make sure you feel like you've had an honest interaction and 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!