Couldn't Be Closer To Columbia Uni

Apartment - Private room · W 116th St, New York, NY 10025, United States
Your host, Rahul
67 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

Hi and Thank you for checking out this unique and lovely space!

If you want to be in an absolutely safe and super-convenient location, check out my parents Gorgeous, Charming PreWar 4 Bedroom on Columbia University Campus.

Note: This is a share and NOT the entire apartment. You would have a private bedroom and share the bathroom. There are two private bedrooms available - you can rent both if you are a few people. Each room is $99 plus extra guest fees.

My wife and I stay in one bedroom and will be there during your stay.

Includes / Features:

- 1 Queen size beds, easily big enough for 2 guests (Couch flattens out to a bed. It's not a pullout. It's comfy!)
- Extra air mattress available upon request for separate sleeping ($20/night)
- Wifi
- Sheets, pillows, blankets, and towels
- Air conditioner
- Washer / dryer in building
- We offer tea, coffee, and cereal and a lot of books to read!
- Bedroom includes desk, high speed internet access,
-Hard-wood floors, high-ceilings, living room, dining room available to sit.
-Columbia University 24-hour security guard stationed on either side of street
-Super-safe, center of university campus, one block from restaurants & shops, 1 block from the 1 subway line, 5 minutes from B & C lines
-Overlooks Morningside Park, close to Riverside Park and Central Park.
-Great for a visiting student and/or parents
-One bathroom to share.

Who are we?
It's the home of an academic professional couple in their 60's who will be around--in and out-during the day.

Our rules?
Please read the House Rules section!
And also: No smoking in the apartment please. Pet-Free.

I cannot accept any reservation request until you've first confirmed with me directly, so please be sure to message me BEFORE attempting to book anything, thanks!

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $29 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $650 /week
Monthly Price: $1900 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $50
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Rahul was a lovely host and the room was clean and airy as was the shared bathroom. The fridge in the room was nice and there was plenty of closet space.

    June 2014
  • Rahul and his wife are lovely to chat with. Their spacious apartment is super centrally located and very convenient to three subway lines. Rahul and his wife provided cereal, toast, coffee, tea, and milk. Fantastic location for exploring all over and especially Upper West Side.

    June 2014
  • The neighborhood is terrific -- one block from Columbia campus, a few steps to Morningside Park. There were a few problems as I arrived (refrigerator wouldn't close, light bulb out, etc.) but Rahul immediately fixed everything with great energy. I appreciated very much the combination of privacy/quiet, and welcoming spirit. I appreciated that Rahul made the kitchen available including tea and coffee. An extra enrichment was the very Indian environment of the household. All in all a very positive experience.

    June 2014
  • Rahul and his wife were the best hosts! They welcomed me upon my arrival and made every attempt to ensure that I was comfortable and wanted for nothing.

    May 2014
  • Although I meet Mr. Bedi only one day, he was extremely helpful.
    His apartment is a very warm place to stay and it is extremely well located.

    January 2014
  • For someone visiting Columbia University, this is as close to the university as it can get. Just 2 min walk from the main gate. Very convenient location. Nice hosts. Although the room is small for 2 people. Its meant either for couples or single person.

    November 2013
  • Couldn´t be closer to Columbia uni and also it couldn´t be a better basis to explore New York.
    I enjoyed it very much to stay at Sushamand and Rahuls place and will definitely come again. Very lovely hosts. 5 Stars.

    November 2013
  • I stayed Bedi's place for a week. It's an amazing experience. The location is perfect to catch a subway and taxis. I enjoyed to walk around the beautiful collage town. There is a little refrigerator, a perfect closet, a drawer and a computer desk, They are very useful for visitors. I had to attend my son's performance. (He is an opera singer/student) I could prepare for attending with a fancy dress in this room.
    Mrs. and Mr.Bedi are very friendly and kind. I enjoyed to talk with Mr.Bedi who has a sense of humor and Mrs.Bedi who is interested in other cultures. If you are a just sightseeing traveler or looking for a very fancy bed, I can tell you that you can go down to the midtown. But if you are interested in real NY life, there is! I truly recommend this place.

    November 2013
  • Rahul and his wife were very kind and hospitable hosts. The area is fantastic, the house is old and beautiful, and the apartment was decorated with wonderful carpets and animal skins. Thanks.

    October 2013
  • Pros and Cons for this accommodation. The pros are: pleasant non-intrusive hosts, close to Columbia campus, secure building with elevator, safe neighbourhood, fair sized room with fridge, TV and air conditioner. Apartment is at back of building and away from street noise.
    Cons are: old building with old plumbing and frightening wiring! Bed is most uncomfortable - it's a flattened sofa bed topped by a thin mattress which does not disguise the ridge running down the middle. The air con is poorly fitted allowing drafts directly onto the bed. The only table is a computer station and only seating a wheeled typist chair. Not a kitchen to cook in - although I had free access to kettle and microwave. Subway and shops are on Broadway - a 7 minute walk through Columbia campus. It's a fair traipse back if you forget something.
    This place is best for students or relatives visiting students for a few days. Those looking for a base to sight see NY for more than a few days would probably be better off paying a little more and getting accommodation nearer downtown - with a proper bed!

    Tip: The best shops on Broadway start around 113th Street - so walk down a little. And if you get a chance, check out Riverside Church opposite Grant's Memorial - it's amazing and not well known.

    October 2013
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Stern School of Business, New York; IMD (Management Development Institute), Lausanne, Switzerland
My wife and I are professors. We're interested in business, entrepreneurship, politics, and enjoy watching film and theatre. We've lived in New York CIty for over 30 years.
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