About this listing
1st floor apartment/flat on the borderline of Harlem and Washington Heights with convenient access to midtown Manhattan within 20-30 minutes.
MASTER BEDROOM with a queen-size bed (with dual nightstands); SMALL BEDROOM with a single bed for 1 and an armoire; AND a wide pull-out/convertible chair (to open either in the small bedroom or in the living room) - for a total of 4.
My extremely clean and neat railroad-style apartment (flat) has 11 ft ceilings and is in a 90 year old pre-war building. It is well cared for and has been totally restored to its original glory. The bathroom is large and includes a clawfoot tub. French doors separate the master bedroom from the living room. Three exposures grace the living room and dining area, and all window sashes lead up to the ceiling, so natural lighting is in abundance.
I provide healthy breakfast foods such as fresh fruits, coffees, teas, eggs, greek-yogurt, cereal and snacks.
One block east and one block west of the apt are the #1 train and the C train - major subway lines to connect you with other subway lines or to directly bring you to many of our great attractions and restaurants.
WiFi; large flat-screen TV with streaming chanels via a Roku internet-device; a DVD-player; mini-stereo; a modern kitchen and bath; and a one-time complimentary selection (at your arrival) of healthy breakfast foods, an assortment of fresh fruits, coffees, teas and snacks.
Interaction with Guests
At the request of my guest I will gladly provide travel, transit, dining, shopping and entertainment suggestions.
The proximity to two 24hr rapid transit lines is great. The near-by parks - including Riverside Park - and museums are wonderful, as is the short walk to the baseball stadium of the world famous NY Yankees. An abundance of taxis and livery cars are available for quick jaunts to points south or north of the apt.
Two rapid transit lines which service the west side of the island of Manhattan (and points further) are within one avenue + one street of the apt - in both directions. A half-dozen buses which transverse the entire island of Manhattan from north to south are within 90 ft and one avenue of the apt. Major highways and the George Washington Bridge are minutes away
No Smoking. No Pets Allowed. No unannounced guests or strangers are permitted.
Wir haben uns sehr sehr wohl gefühlt im Apartment, fast wie zu Hause. Norma und Jeffrey sind sehr nette Menschen, die uns warm und herzlich empfangen haben! Das Apartment war hervorragend ausgestattet, entsprach exakt den Fotos und hatte alles, was man braucht. Besonders die bereitgestellten Lebensmittel fürs Frühstück waren toll und eine wirklich aussergewöhnliche Leistung!
Die Gegend um das Apartment war nicht touristisch, aber sehr abwechslungsreich. Alles in allem eine tolle Erfahrung ohne jegliche Kritikpunkte! Danke an Norma und Jeffrey, auch für die netten Restauranttipps!
Norma was a very good host.. She was welcoming us when we arrived and explained us the best way to travel/visit the city.. She purchased food for our breakfast, so this was very nice! The apartment is very well equipped and quite comfortable. So nothing really to say, our stay was quite OK... The only remark is the noise of the neighborhood especially at night; it was a bit disturbing to be honest, but we are quite sensitive to noise...
Norma and Jeffery were just great. They emailed querying our preferences for some basic stocks for the fridge. They made sure we had transport and area information and were available for advice during our stay. The appartment was ideal for our purposes and very clean and fresh. Absolute value for money taking into account the distance from downtown. Enabled us to explore and interact with a different community and close to Yankee stadium which was a great experience even though the Yankees lost!!!
El alojamiento es más amplio de lo que parece por las fotos. Cómodo y acogedor, nos sentimos como en una casa amiga de mucho tiempo. Es muy luminoso y aireado. Está limpio.
La cocina está equipada con todo lo que podíamos necesitar y más: vajilla, fuentes, cubiertos, todo tipo de ollas y sartenes, una buena nevera de dos puertas, una cocina de cuatro hornallas. A esto se agrega el que los anfitriones dejaron para nuestro disfrute pan, leche, mantequilla, frutas varias, aceite, café, queso, diversos tés, mermeladas, condimentos, etc., es decir, provisiones no sólo para un primer momento.
Lo dormitorios son cómodos y totalmente silenciosos por las noches. Los colchones y la ropa de cama de buena calidad (sobraban las tantas mantas con el calor de agosto).
La sala es muy agradable, puesta con mucho gusto; no hay nada en ella que uno quisiera eliminar. Nos hemos pasado horas allí y la recordaremos con cariño.
El barrio es ese tipo de lugar que, en general, los turistas no visitan, y que vale la pena conocer, ver esa sociabilidad barrial (las gentes en las puertas de sus casas con sus sillitas de picnic, hablando y hablando). Buena comunicación: dos líneas de metro y tres de autobús que llevan al Central Park y más allá.
Last but not least
Los anfitriones son muy amables, dispuestos y resolutivos, con muy buen rollo sin ser intrusivos. El tipo de gente que uno querría haber podido conocer más.
my friends and i stayed in Norma and Jeff's apartment for seven days. before we departed from my home, we have received several emails from Norma and Jeff asking what breakfast we want, they let us feel their hospitality already before we met them. Jeff is absolutely a very helpful tour guide for NY, he sent messages to us every day to recommend places to visit and eat. Jeff and Norma are very nice and responsible host, they are very honest too. they told us everything about their apartment. their apartment is very clean, the community is very safe. it is very convenient to travel to everywhere as well from their apartment. the G Washington Bridge connecting NJ and NY is only a few subway stops. if three people travel together, the cost of taking a taxi and public transporation traveling between airport and their apartment is similair. my friend and I caused some problem while cooking (i didn't even know we caused problems initially...)but they were very forgiving and kind. Their generosity and kindness impressed my friends very much.
Jeff and Norma are a very kind, helpful and friendly couple. They have a lovely flat in Manhattan, New York where we stayed for 2 lovely weeks.
Easy transportation from the place to the city centre.
You get a real New Yorker life experience in a really homey flat with enough living space for 3 people.
We appreciate the time what we could spend there, we had such an amazing time in New York. We have unforgettable memories, it was one of our best family vacations.
Thank you for that Jeff and Norma :)
The apartment was light, airy, spacious and very comfortable. We loved coming back to it in the evenings after big days' out exploring New York. Norma & Jeffrey had supplied plenty of food in the full size fridge, and the local market is within easy walking distance, so we were able to cook up in the fully equipped kitchen. Two different subway lines are easily accessible for a reasonably short trip into lower Manhattan. The hosts were very friendly and readily available to answer any questions we had. This is definitely an apartment we would recommend!
About the Host, Norma
I am from Argentina, and I was raised in a small city in the middle of the province called La Pampa, I went to college in the beautiful city of Buenos Aires (for Law School). I have had the opportunity to travel to several countries in South America, Europe and South Africa. Of course I visit my country every year to be with my lovely family and my very good friends. I know where you stay is a vital part of a pleasant vacation. I too enjoy providing warm and comfortable accommodations. You will always feel very welcome in my home. Cheers! Norma