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: 212-472-7906.
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.
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.