About This Listing
Small (10'x12'), charming room with hi-riser bed (sleeps one or two) and your own private bathroom with shower. Fresh bed-linen is provided as well as towels, soap, shampoo and a hairdryer. The room also comes with cable TV and Internet access (and air conditioning in summer). A Continental breakfast is offered of cereal, juice, bagels or croissants and tea or coffee. You may also avail yourself of the complimentary wash and fold laundry service.
The apartment is located on the ground floor of a 1920s building on a quiet, tree-lined street on the Upper East Side, close to Rockefeller University and the UES hospital complex. There are many excellent and inexpensive, ethnic eateries a short walk away on First and Second Avenues, as well as a few high-end restaurants, such as Daniel and Felice. For the young at heart, there's Alice's Tea Cup, Serendipity, and Dylan's Candy Bar.
There is excellent bus service on the M66 cross-town and M31 down- and cross-town. Also, fast north and south service on the new M15 "Select" buses, which will deliver you to Wall Street in 30 minutes, as will the Lexington Avenue subway from 68th Street (No. 6 train, change at Grand Central to the No. 4 or 5 express).
Of unusual interest in the immediate neighborhood are the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum on East 61st Street, a 1799 carriage house that was converted into a hotel in 1826 to provide country getaways for the city folk living below 14th Street. On 70th Street is the glorious 1849 house of Henry Clay Frick who, after his wife's death in 1931, opened the house, with its wonderful collection of paintings and sculptures, to the public. Also close by is the tramway to Roosevelt Island, which, especially at dusk, makes for a lovely flight through the stars and lights of the 59th Street Bridge. Trellis is the very welcoming restaurant on Main Street where you may listen to live music on summer weekend evenings and at all times enjoy comfort food with a nice glass of Chianti.
Also for music lovers, Lincoln Center is a bus ride away on the M66 cross-town from around the corner at 67th and York and the M31 will drop you outside of Carnegie Hall. For shoppers, Bloomingdale's is a short walk away, as are a couple of Gaps, Banana Republics, Sephoras, and any number of interesting boutiques on Third and Lexington Avenues. There is a T.J. Maxx on First Avenue by the bridge and a brand new Century 21 across town on the M66 to Broadway.
Parking is available at Quik Park, 403-411 East 65th Street (between First and York Avenues) Tel: (phone number hidden).
Check in time: 2:00 p.m. Check out: 11:00 a.m. Bags and cases may be dropped off earlier or left and picked up later.
I don't really have any rules, except to ask that you respect my neighbors and keep your voices down when coming and going. Do not engage them in conversation. If you wish to smoke outside, please move away from the building entrance. When you are in your room, please keep the door shut and when you leave the apartment, please leave your room door ajar -- I like to know whether or not I'm alone in the apartment. Also, please let me know beforehand if you have any food allergies or taboos. Thank you.
We recently made our first trip to New York and stayed with Daphne through airbnb. From the first step into her apartment she made us feel welcome. She provided us with a light but wonderful breakfast every morning, and she gave us directions to places we wanted to see. The room was small but perfect seeing we were really only there to sleep. Daphne has two cats Charlotte and lulu who were very welcoming. Daphne made my husband and I feel very welcome and made our first trip to New York. We both recommend that if you are in New York and use airbnb you need to stay with Daphne Charlotte and lulu, you will feel like your right at home. Thanks again Daphne for all you hospitality. Can't wait to come back
Comfortable accommodations and a gracious hostess. Very familiar since I've stayed in B&B's in England often. The ensuite bathroom is a real plus.
The first week of june I stayed at Daphne's apartment. I read a lot of positive reviews about this room, so my expectations were very high. Fortunately, it was even better. Daphne is a really nice and welcoming host. I had the pleasure of meeting her daughter as well, who was visiting. Both of them gave me a lot of useful advise and suggestions where to go and how to get there by public transportation. The location is very convenient, because you are right in the middle of Manhattan. I didn't felt unsafe at any moment, though I was travelling alone.
The room is nice and clean. I liked the fact that I had my own bathroom. It might be a bit small for two persons. But you'll probably be out exploring the city anyway. I had my own key and could come and go whenever I wanted. Daphne serves splendid breakfasts. And last but not least: you'll never be alone, because Charlotte will always be there to welcome you to your room. She is the cutest cat I've ever seen! I would definately go back there if I will ever visit New York City again. Thanks, Daphne!
We would deffinetly recommend to stay at Daphne's cozy and clean (website hidden) is a perfect fit for someone looking for a well located apartment in the city center.Daphne was also very kind and always made some breakfast to start the day.Thank you again for these 3 awesome days!Eszter
Abbiamo soggiornato 9 giorni in questa casa. La posizione è ottima, il quartiere è uno dei migliori di Manhattan e le metro si raggiungono facilmente camminando 10 minuti a piedi. La stanza è un pò piccolina ma è attrezzata di tutto quello di cui si può aver bisogno. Daphne è carinissima, molto dolce e disponibile. Marianne e Fabrizio.
Daphne was a great host! We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay there. Nothing beats waking up to fresh croissants, coffee and fruits. We also loved playing with Charlotte (cat). Will definitely visit again if we were to come to NYC :)
This was our second time staying at Daphne's apartment; do I need to say more? :) We love the neighborhood, good restaurants around the corner, bus stop just 1 block away. Thanks Daphne and Charlotte for your hospitality.
About the Host, Daphne
Hello: I'm Daphne, originally from England, but have spent most of my life in New York City, having arrived many years ago to work for the British Tourist Authority. Am now semi-retired, working part time as a paralegal at a Wall Street law firm. Have grown children and two adored grandchildren. Try to go out and visit attractions as much as I can in order to be able to pass on first hand information to my guests.