Unique sanctuary on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Beautiful roof-deck and one block from Central Park. For the guest looking to have a New York City experience while feeling peaceful and at home.
Beautiful eclectic fully furnished love filled artists loft-like studio apartment available!
Secure building on the Upper West Side - close to everything with a quaint lil' kitchen & serene bathroom.
Beautiful light, tall ceilings, lovely brick walls, unique and eclectic art, decorative fireplace, cross breeze windows, excellent living area with cool couches, cypress wood flooring, claw foot tub, beyond comfortable organic queen sized mattress, half size stainless refrigerator with small freezer inside, dining table and chairs, kitchen prep/work table, and a ridiculously large private roof. Apartment is around 500Sq ft with a spiral staircase leading to a large private roof space.
This apartment is located on the 5th floor and is an easy walk up. There is NO elevator - so the good news is you can skip the gym during your stay!
Enjoy waking up to a sun filled apartment and heading right across the street to the American Museum of Natural History! The Central Park entrance is right down the street! On the Upper West Side there are a plethora of dining options from higher end to a great burger and shake place right on the corner.
We have Apple TV and a DVD player. So feel free to use your Apple account, Netflix, Hulu etc. to enjoy during your stay. Just remember to sign out of all accounts when you leave! We do not offer local channels.
Only one block from a major subway stop and one other close by (1,2,3, A,C ) not to mention the easy access to bus stops and taxis.
Are you into farmers markets and craft markets? There is a huge one every Sunday that you can see from your front window! Enjoy all of the amazing local foods as well as great antiques, crafts, and many other treasures:) My favorite is Rose's clothes table (Look for people picking through a heap of clothes!) & the pickle guys! Even if its rainy there is a whole school cafeteria full of more exciting one of a kind finds.
+Please be ID verified and at least 2 other airbnb verifications to ensure safety and comfort for both of us.
+We are LGBTQ friendly
+This is a 5th floor walk up apartment with no elevator.
+Check in and check out are slightly flexible but between 9AM and 3PM are the standard times. Please let us know ahead of time your check in and check-out times.
+We cannot store luggage.
+There is a $50 dollar lost key fee and we have limited keys to get you back in - so please do take care of them during your stay.
+There is a laundry down the street and a pick up/delivery laundry also down the block
+We DO NOT have a microwave - ON PURPOSE :)
+Please no shoes in the apartment :)
+Please no eating on the couches.
Looking forward to having you and please feel free to ask any questions:)
We are so pleased to have you staying in our home.
Here are a few things to know during your stay:
The phone is for the downstairs door buzzer only - only to be used to open the door downstairs for incoming guests and delivery. When the phone rings up press '0' to open the door for your guests.
Please DO NOT wear shoes in the apt. You may leave your shoes inside by the door - please do not leave shoes outside of the door unless they are wet. Please tell your guests to remove their shoes as well.
Please take your food garbage daily to the basement garbage and recycling area. Please do not leave dirty dishes in the sink for an extended period of time.
Please NO food on the couches.
We have two radiant heaters in the apartment. Please make sure they are tightly turned all the way to the left to turn on and tightly turned all the way to the right to turn off.
When showering please place the shower curtain inside the tub so that the water remains inside the tub.
Please feel free to use any of the spices food etc. located on the two shelves by the spiral staircase or any food in the kitchen.
Sometimes we have plant friends in the apartment - if we happen to have any there if you would please be so kind to give them a little water 1x per week - the cactus' can be watered 1x per 2 weeks.
Things happen - If something breaks or gets damaged please just let us know at the time so that we may arrange to take care of it.
No smoking, parties, or loud music in the apartment.
The wireless internet is located on the stainless steel table by the phone. The router is HF47R the password is lovejoypeace. Feel free to unplug it to reset if need be. Just take care with the cord for the phone jack which is attached as well under the desk.
We have apple TV available with Netflix and other options. We do not have local TV channels. Please feel free to use it if you have an account. Just remember to delete your information when you leave. If upon your arrival there is a previous guests login please be so kind as to log them out and log back in on your own account.
Please make sure the bulkhead door to the roof is locked each time you return to the apt or leave. There is a note on the door about which lock to make sure is locked.
The west side of the roof is directly over a neighbors apt. Please be respectful of this when using that side.
If you would like to clean please ONLY use the natural cleaning supplies in the apartment please DO NOT use any chemical products we (along with our environment) are sensitive :) If something is running low please let us know by email.
If you would like to have the apt cleaned during your stay we can give you the name of our cleaning person. We do not allow any one else in the apartment to clean. This cleaning is at your cost.
We look forward to your stay!
I spent almost two months at Lauren's place and found it just perfect! As soon as I arrived to the apartment, I felt "at home". The apartment has everything a single traveler or a couple might need if spending a month or more in NYC. It is furnished and decorated with good taste and well equipped. It has the warmth and personality of a true "home". The kitchen is small but perfectly functional and equipped and I used it almost daily. The bathroom is small but functional, even though the sink is a bit small. The main room is full of light and has a very comfortable bed and sofas. But the real plus of the apartment is the huge rooftop terrace! I stayed in the apartment between February and April, during one of the coldest winter according to Newyorkers, but still I spent some time there every day and on sunny weekends I even had lunch on the terrace (there is a table and some chairs). The location is one of the best you can find in NY, just wonderful! In front of the American Museum of Natural History, a few minutes walk from Central Park and from the two main subway lines of the Upper West Side connecting the place to anywhere in Midtown and Downtown (and further uptown) with both express and local trains. It is also surrounded by excellent restaurants, supermarkets and shops. Finally, Lauren has been an extremely helpful host. Despite not having met her, she has been regularly in contact with me to make sure everything was working well. She provided very clear, comprehensive and detailed house instructions that covered all possible features and issues and made the settling in very easy. Check in and check out where easy and smooth.
To conclude, my stay at Lauren's apartment has been an excellent experience and I would surely stay there again for sure and will recommend the place to friends and family. Everything about the place is as described or even better: for example, the view from the terrace in much nicer than what you get from the pictures!
This was an absolutely incredible place to stay. The apartment is very roomy and airy with lots of light, and just feels great to be in. Well decorated and relaxing. Wish I could have enjoyed the rooftop more, but in the dead of winter that wasn't happening.
Lauren was a great host, and continually checked in to make sure that my stay was enjoyable and I that I had everything I needed. I really appreciate that.
Definitely a great place to stay, very close to all kinds of restaurants and bars.
Writing this on behalf of my husband, as this time is was my (Sam’s wife’s) parents who used airbnb.com services while visiting NYC from Finland for two months (Nov ’14 – Jan ’15).
My parents loved the apartment! (I started to call it a ‘bird’s nest’ :-> ). It was as expected and more. Very clean, cozy, and it had all the amenities one needs. The brick wall and the personal touches in the interior décor brought additional character.
The location is naturally great. High-quality grocery stores are right next door, as well as Central Park, a great flea market and farmers market, subway, restaurants (they became regulars at the Shake Shack ;-> and learned to go at the rare times when there is NO line), etc. The neighborhood is very amicable and totally different from the busy midtown filled with tourists.
Both of my parents are in good shape, in their mid-60s & early 70s. They enjoyed the fact that it was a walk-up as the apartment being on the top floor guaranteed them some additional daily exercise ;->
Despite them visiting during a colder season, they also were able to enjoy the rooftop a few times and liked that very much.
The only thing that they thought of bringing up is that if you’re a light sleeper, you might be bothered by the traffic noises, despite the apartment being on the 5th floor. (Fortunately, my parents don’t belong to that category and they slept very well in the very comfortable bed.)
The host, Lauren, could not have been a better, nicer and more attentive host! The instructions that she left prior arrival were very clear and we all felt very comfortable as we knew if issues came up we could contact her without any hesitation.
All of us highly recommend this apartment to anyone that is visiting NYC. You won’t regret!!!
And P.S. Lauren – thank you! You rock!!!
Just left the apartment after staying there for five weeks while I worked on a show. Loved the whole thing - the area, the apartment, the roof terrace, Lauren's careful hosting, the park nearby, Fairway supermarket for food, Isabella's for brunch. All amazing and I miss it already. Can't recommend highly enough. For two people for five weeks it was plenty of space and wonderful experience. If you have a chance - book it.
I couldn't have picked a better slice of Manhattan in Lauren's apt. From the minute I heaved 2 suitcases up those stairs in the front door I knew this place was the best choice. The roof terrace is just amazing. You will never tire of the view, it's spectacular.
The neighbourhood is fab, you have everything you need at a short walk including fitness classes, grocery stores, restaurants, take outs and the subway are all within minutes. If I could buy this place, I would!
If you think the walk up with no elevator is an issue - within days I could fly up those stairs easy - call it free fitness!
Stop look. Don't hit that back button. Don't waste dozens of hours looking at sub-par sublets. Book this one now. It is, quite frankly, too good to be true.
The pictures can't even do this place justice. The roof deck? As good as I've seen on here (let alone at this price point).
Lauren was response and friendly. Her place feels like Home. I spent a month here with my wife Oct/Nov and we will miss it fondly.
Convenient to all the trains. A block from the park.
I suppose not everything is perfect: the 5th floor steps can be tiresome, but just think of all the extra desserts this buys you. And a microwave would've come in handy now and then (I think a mini one might to fit on the bottom shelf of that steel table, psst)
The building feels safe and secure. Shake Shack with no lines (you're so close you can pick strategic times to visit).
Now, please, stop reading this and go click book and go say hell to NYC for me.
We stayed at Lauren's for a month in September. The location is terrific and everything you want if you're in love with real NYC. This studio is spacious and there's plenty of space for anything you want.
The roof is epic.
There is a small kitchen but you probably won't find it very helpful, you don't feel like cooking in this apartment (or in NY as they say), just order some takeaway.
If you're a first-time visitor to the city and have only seen it on TV, stay here, you won't regret it.
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