About this listing
This a whole NYC apartment in a luxury doorman building on the fashionable Upper East Side. I own it & use it when I don't have guests. Pls. tell me what you do, who you're bringing, how old you are (roughly), etc., so I know you'll be great guests
Spacious 550 sq. ft. renovated studio on Manhattan's stylish Upper East Side. For NON-Smokers ONLY. This is a PET- FREE environment with 2-3 twin (single) beds.
In a doorman, elevator building, with an open, airy east facing view. Great morning sun. Up high enough and away from street noise.
Full kitchen, marble bathroom with tub & shower. Wood flooring.
Twin bed with deluxe mattress + brand new pullout twin sofa is like a real bed. (No kidding.) This a new comfort sleeper twin bed, the most expensive and best sleeper there is.
Basic Cable TV, Microwave, Central Heating & Air Conditioning.
Sheets & Towels included.
Quiet, residential street.Quiet, residential building.
Apartment faces East.
Located in the fashionable and residential East 70's on Manhattan's Upper East Side, the apartment is in an upscale neighborhood.
Near the Lexington Ave. Subway, #6 (email hidden).
Easy walking to Central Park, the Whitney Museum, Bloomingdale's, Madison Avenue, the Metropolitan Museum and the East River.
Restaurants, grocery stores and everything else you need are just steps away.
If you're looking for safe, quiet apartment with all the luxuries (except a maid!), then this is the choice for you.
Included in your booking is a discount to take a food tasting tour in Manhattan.
The building and the apartment.
Interaction with Guests
Like to meet as many guests as possible. I enjoy meeting people from around the world. I've had dinner with several guests and enjoy the opportunity.
Sometimes I'm available when the guest arrives, if it's during the week in the late afternoon.
Please make sure to take one our delicious food tasting tours while you're in NY. City Food Tours.
It's quiet, safe and accessible to everything New York has to offer. It's on the residential Upper East Side near the East River, the Whitney Museum, many restaurants and shops.
Buses up and downtown are just yards away. The subway is a 7 minute walk and cabs are right outside the front door and many many things are within an easy walk including shops, restaurants and world famous museums.
Other Things to Note
Please tell me what you do, who you're bringing and what you'll be doing in NY. Since I own and maintain the property, I need to be comfortable with my guests and be sure you're nice, reliable, honest, trustworthy and tidy :).
This is my office and part-time home, so I trust that you'll respect that and treat the apartment with care. No smoking, no pets, no drug use, no loud music please.
Please do NOT use the desktop or other computers that belong to me. There is wifi for you to use your connected devices.
Please do not answer the phones. You may use line #2 to call locally and within the continental U.S. only.
The apartment is suitable for well behaved kids 6 and up.
Please remove shoes while inside the apartment.
Please take care using the new sleeper sofa at the foot of the bed. Remove the back and seat cushions and pull out the bed.
You can hang clothing in the front closet.
The reservation was canceled 84 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
I had to be in NY--where I had lived for many years--for work and needed an apartment on short notice and near my place of work. I found Joyce on Airbnb; she responded to my contact immediately; we were able to meet and finalize the arrangement in a matter of days.
The apartment feels like home --a spacious, comfortable studio in a perfect upper east side location. It is equipped with everything I needed for my stay, and Joyce could not have been a more attentive and considerate host.
Because Joyce lives near the apartment, she was immediately responsive to any questions I had.
The building has a 24 hour doorman and is two blocks from one of my favorite specialty food stores and about a 10 minute walk (or less) from the subway station. The apartment is nice enough that, on a particularly chilly Saturday, I was content to stay inside and cook for myself and watch tv--just like home.
I am a native New Yorker--I know a good New York apartment when I see it--and this is it.
We enjoyed our stay. The apartment was as described, comfortable, convenient and met our needs. Just some blocks to subway.
Thanks to Joyce!
Lägenheten ligger på 10e våningen i ett lugnt och fint område. Många trevliga restauranger (t ex vinbar med mat Heidis House) och frukostställen (3 Star Diner) ligger nära. Tio minuters promenad till tunnelbanan. Whitney Musem ligger nära, kolla vad som visas - ett fint och lagom stort musem! Finns en "doorman" som kan hjälpa till med diverse praktikaliteter, t ex förvaring av bagage på hemresedagen. Lägenheten är fräsch, likaså kök och badrum. Eftersom det är ett kontor så finns det en hel del papper och prylar framme men det får man leva med. Det är två sängplatser varav den ena en helt OK bäddsoffa som är enkel att fälla ut. Sängplatserna är placerade gavel mot gavel (så inte bredvid varandra). Vi sov gott med fönstert på glänt trots ljudbilden utifrån men det är ju New York. Träffade aldrig värdinnan Joyce men det praktiska löste sig bra, vi kunde plocka upp nyckeln på en närliggande adress och ev frågor skötte vi via SMS.
The location of this apartment worked really well for us and the beds were comfortable. We found the apartment to be less than welcoming. There were piles of files and papers on every piece of furniture, except for the dining table and there wasn’t a clear surface for us to put our things. The window opened only about 2 inches and the apartment was stuffy for lack of air. We found a list of things we were not allowed to do: don’t use the dishwasher; don’t use the washer/dryer; use only channels 2-13 on the television. And also things we were told to do: remove your shoes; strip the beds; don't take the key with you when you go out. We had to lie to the doorman about our relationship to Joyce and tip him upon arrival, and we had to pick up the key 12 blocks away, which was really an inconvenience since we had all our luggage to deal with. It really felt like we were intruding on someone’s place of business, complete with computers and ringing phones. The experience left a great deal to be desired.
Marion clearly doesn't understand how to be guest in someone's apartment. She doesn't understand that NYC law requires window guards, since I have a child under 10. She doesn't understand that you have to tip for service and that it's standard for airbnb guests to clean up after themselves! She didn't like the house rules and didn't follow them. She's definitely not the type of guest you'd want for airbnb!
Joyce's apartment was well presented and nicely maintained and her communication was very prompt. The location was very safe and convenient. Only 10 min walk to E77th street subway and very close to many great amenities including supermarkets, restaurants and great shops! I would recommend this apartment for good value accommodation in the upper east side for a great Manhattan experience.
I was looking for an affordable place to stay that would be well located and confortable. And that was exactly what I got. I would like to thank the host Joyce for accepting me as her guest since it was my first time traveling through AirBnB and I had no reviews. I spent almost two weeks in NYC with my fiance. The building was located in a very nice neighborhood at a residential street. Bear in mind it was approximately a 10-minute walk to the nearest subway station and it could be very tiring specially when you are carrying lots of shopping bags at the end of the day.
The studio has everything you need. The kitchen is fully equiped and the bathroom is very good. The air conditioning did its job and the bed was okay. It is Joyce's working studio, so expect to find her stuff and lots of boxes all over the place.
However, there are some negative things I would like to point out. For instance, her working phone rings a lot. This wasn't a big point because I spent almost all day away, returning to the apartment just to sleep. But it was a little bit annoying when the phone rang early at the morning, specially at Saturday. Secondly, we couldn't unpack our luggage as there were no space. Although she said we could use some of the hangers available, there weren't as many. As a consequence, our clothes were spread over the sofa and inside our suitcases on the floor. To make matters worse, Joyce went to the apartment on the day before the last day without previous notice. And our suitcases were open and our personal things spread over the floor. I really think she could have prearranged a visit with us to see if everything was okay.
Lastly, even though there wasn't any sign of dirt visible and we found the place in a nice condition, we happen to find some big insects.
Daniel would be better off using a hotel. He doesn't understand how airbnb works. He only communicated when HE wanted something. He didn't let me know that he had arrived safely, and since I NEVER heard from them the whole week, I needed to check my property before check out. The couple was very messy and even left underwear under the bed after they left....they're not interested in meeting people. They only wanted to shop. Most guests just lower the ringer volume if it bothers them...
About the Host, Joyce
Professional native New Yorker who lives and works on the Upper East Side. World traveler who loves art and culture. Enjoys a clean, quiet, comfy atmosphere. Is a licensed NYC tour guide and runs a hospitality business, so knows how to accommodate guests.