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 had a great time at Daphne's! She was a friendly host who took good care of us during our first visit to New York. Everyday she provided us with a light breakfast, fresh towels and fresh water (very appreciated in the heat!) She also helped us with recommendations regarding public transportation and tourist attractions. Really good to have a local that you can ask those things! The room was small but since we only used it for sleeping it was perfekt for me and my friend.
Wir haben eine Woche in New York verbracht und uns bei Daphne ausgesprochen wohl gefühlt. Sie war ein wunderbare Gastgeberin. Jeden Morgen stand zur verabredeten Zeit das Frühstück bereit: Kaffee, verschiedene Teesorten, Cerealien, Muffins oder Croissants und immer frisches Obst. Das Zimmer ist zwar klein, aber auch für zwei Personen durchaus ausreichend, und das eigene Bad ist ein wirklicher Pluspunkt! Beides wurde täglich gereinigt, die Betten waren bei unserer Rückkehr stets gemacht.
Wir konnten Daphne jederzeit um Rat fragen; auch im Vorfeld der Reise hatte sie schon zahlreiche Emails beantwortet und war z.B. bei der Organisation des Shuttle-Transfers vom Flughafen gerne behilflich.
Das war sicher nicht unser letzter Aufenthalt in New York - auch beim nächsten Mal werden wir sicher wieder bei Daphne übernachten...!
Danke für alles!
Our experience with Daphne was excellent. As soon as we walked through the door we were greeted very warmly by our host and the adorable Charlotte the cat who was our new best friend for the next week. The room was very clean and comfortable and it was wonderful to have our own bathroom facilities. We felt very at home. Our days always started with fresh coffee followed by a delicious continental breakfast. Daphne was always on hand with information regarding directions to where we wanted to go.
It is an easy bus ride to Times Square. The apartment was in a great spot within walking distance to Central Park and lots of lovely restaurants and wine bars nearby. We felt very safe in the neighborhood as sometimes we didn't arrive home till 10pm.
We would not hesitate to recommend Daphne to any other travelers and would stay here again if we ever visit New York again.
Thank you Daphne for a wonderful week in Manhattan and many hugs to Charlotte from us.
Wendy and Cheryl
My wife and I stayed with Daphne for 3 nights. This was our first time using Airbnb and we had a wonderful experience. Daphne was friendly and welcoming. She prepared breakfast for us each morning and freshened up our room for us while we were out. She gave us space, but offered advice about the city and attractions when we asked. We came and went as we pleased. The accomodations of the guest room are cozy, modest, and comfortable. We enjoyed the quiet neighboorhood that is close to many things, but just far enough away from busy tourist areas. We would return to stay with Daphne again in a heartbeat. Thank you, I hope we can return in the future!
Daphne was a very friendly and helpful hostess!
We had 8 great days in New York and the pleasure to stay at Daphne's apartment. The room was cozy and clean. We very much appreciate that Daphne served us delicious breakfast every day and gave us good advices and suggestions where to go and how to get there. She made us feel like home and we would definitely recommend staying in her apartment!
Thank you so much Daphne for this gorgeous holiday in New York!
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.
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.