Cozy Clean Guest Room - Family Apt

Apartment - Private room · West 108th Street, New York, NY 10025, United States

150 (and counting) guests have given our safe, clean, and private room within our family apartment 5 star reviews! Enjoy a firm mattress, crisp sheets, cotton bedding, room darkening shades; shared bathroom is located directly across from bedroom.

Your host, MaryEllen
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150 (and counting) guests have given our safe, clean, and private room within our family apartment 5 star reviews! Enjoy a firm mattress, crisp sheets, cotton bedding, room darkening shades; shared bathroom is located directly across from bedroom.

The Space

Stay in my family's little guest room and enjoy privacy, a warm welcome, and security.

Your guest room is comfortable and clean. It is small but well outfitted, has a single bed and a fabulous mattress which is firm and yet pillowy on top, all at the same time. The bathroom is shared and immediately across the hall. ("Shared" in the sense it isn't "en suite." The family will use our second bath while you are staying with us). I leave a bath robe for your use. The bathroom is fully supplied with shampoo, conditioner, scrub, soap, towels.

There is a window air conditioner in summer, ceiling fan, abundant pre-war construction apartment heat. No smoking.I leave simple but delicious breakfast for guests: either freshly baked croissants, homemade granola, greek yogurt, or fresh fruit. We may chat with you over coffee, or perhaps you'll hit us on a busy day when we are already out and have left the coffee for you to serve yourself. Coffee or tea are available anytime.

When you respond tell us a little bit about yourself, the purpose of your visit, and persuade us that you'd be a suitable overnight guest in my family home. For a variety of reasons I am able to accept women travelers. Please engage in a message back-and-forth before requesting a reservation. I'll reply promptly. I will automatically reject any reservation request placed without prior messaging back and forth.

We have hosted all sorts of guests: conference attendees, international travelers, high school kids coming for college interviews, Columbia parents, and grandparents. We will generally adapt to your needs and follow your cues. If you want to chat and get help with directions, we'll do that. If you seek a quick hello and then retreat to peace and quiet, we're up for that too. Our lively family life is not really conducive to some one needing to sleep all day or seeking peace and quiet in which to write their novel in the room:) Coming and going through the day is fine.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Guest Access

With your own set of keys, you will come and go while you enjoy the city. Breakfast will be set out for you to enjoy in the morning; a coffee and tea station will be set up for 24 hour access. We have a great tea collection.

Interaction with Guests

My family consists of introverts as well as extroverts. We are skilled at sensing when a guest prefers an independent mode and when a guest might enjoy a casual chat. Most often, our guests need a little help with maps and recommendations, and then are out and about. A family member is always in residence during guest stays although you will most likely encounter a kid or two away at college, school, camp, or a trip...that's where you stay: in the (transformed and cleaned) absent kid's room!!

The Neighborhood

Located in the shadow of Columbia University, my neighborhood provides that comfy residential feel with ample cafes and restaurants. My building is two doors in from well-travelled and lighted Broadway. I feel safe coming and going at any hour of the night.

Getting around

The number 1 train stop is two blocks from my front door. Running the full length of the West Side with easy transfers to every useful train, the number 1 train is the best!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cancellation: Flexible
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • My stay in NYC wars certainly improved because I stayed with MaryEllen and her family. When I arrived Mary Ellen greeted me outside here door and made me feel very welcome. The room and bathroom were neat and clean, the mattress was just right. The air conditioner kept the room very comfortable and provided a noise screen too. Great neighborhood! I felt very comfortable walking by myself at night. I will definitely contact Mary Ellen for lodging my next time in NYC.

    June 2014
  • I am happy to report that all the information provided by Mary Ellen is completely accurate. I agree with the other positive reviews posted here. I will add that the neighborhood is very convenient and close to everything I needed (bank, buses, subway, Rite Aid, Starbucks, etc.). It is also very close to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and to the coffee shop featured on Seinfeld. I would stay here again for sure. I had no troubles whatsoever and I was very comfortable. I will miss Mary Ellen's homemade granola! Thank you, Lehman family!

    June 2014
  • This is my first time to visit New York and i feel so lucky to stay in Mary's apartment. The location is prefect convenient where takes 5 mins to Metro as well as near by west Central Park and Columbia University. The guest room is very cozy and clean that i feel like "at home". Mary's family is very nice and welcome to me! Besides, Mary is a good talent for cooking and i enjoyed the breakfast time with her adorable daughters Richel and Abbey. :) Thanks Mary again and I would like to recommend to everyone who seeks for a homey, comfortable and personable place to stay.

    June 2014
  • Had a very enjoyable time here. Felt like I was very well taken cared of. Mary Ellen and her family were very gracious hosts. The location was great - very safe and near the subway. Really appreciate the breakfast that was put out every morning too! It just made the whole experience that much more sweeter. Would definitely stay here again :)

    June 2014
  • Over 150 good reviews-they know what they do, right?! I see why now.
    I was looking for most importantly safe and convenient relatively subway place. It was a perfect match!
    I felt very home, relaxed and welcomed. I stayed in smaller room but honestly-it was totally enough space for my needs. Super comfortable bed, fan was chilling room perfectly or hot May nights (there is even optional AC if its too hot), I had closet and shelves for all my stuff, small table. Shower might shared with another guest if someone is staying in bigger room, but it's clean and nice.
    Very kind family members did leave granola breakfast and coffee every morning. They were so generous to help with advice, some medicine for my non-wellness and even made a lil card at breakfast table at my (website hidden) the same time I never felt bothered and had as much privacy, rest and comfort as I needed.
    Subway is literally 3 min walk; it's 15 min to midtown and 30min to downtown-it's amazingly convenient, there is no way you will be late or confused! In the area there are multiple groceries stores, places to eat. It also safe. When I move to NYC next year I will be looking for a place in same neighborhood.
    I will def recommend this place to all my friends-visitors of NYC.

    Thank you dear family!!!

    May 2014
  • I stayed here for New Years Eve and it was a much better alternative to spending $$ in a hotel! The subway was only a couple blocks away and I felt very safe walking to and from the subway. The entire family was very nice and welcoming! Mary and her oldest daughter were very helpful. Her oldest daughter took me to and showed me how to navigate the metro, gave some ideas on what to do on NYE and how to get there, and put out breakfast in the morning. The house was clean and quiet, and Mary had made soup so it smelt delicious as soon as I walked in! I felt like I had a lot of privacy and slept well on the bed - and I'm a pretty picky sleeper. I would definitely stay there again!

    January 2014
  • Staying with MaryEllen and her family was fantastic! This was my first experience with Airbnb and I absolutely loved my time with them. The room was clean and very inviting, the bed is honestly the most comfortable I have ever slept in, and even though another family came to stay in the other room during my stay, I never had to wait for the bathroom. I felt totally comfortable coming and going as I pleased, and MaryEllen left croissants and Nutella for me for when I woke up since I like to sleep in on vacation. I loved hanging out with the family, and I got along well with all of the children-- such a sweet family! The shower was nice and tall, which was great for someone who is 6'4" (the twin bed was a little short for me but that was my only complaint-- the footboard was low enough for me to put my feet over). The oldest daughter was very helpful when I arrived and drew me a map of the area and gave me recommendations for places to eat, and the whole family was very willing to answer the questions I had, and since I was fighting allergies, they let me have their Throat Coat tea with extra honey :) I would absolutely stay here again, any time!

    July 2013
  • MaryEllen was not home when I arrived in the middle of the day but her daughter took care of me and she was really helpful! I met MaryEllen later that day and she was really welcoming. The place was nice and clean. I would recommend this place to all and would stay there again!

    July 2013
  • I loooove Lehmann family. This place is very confirmable for me. The room is perfect size for 1 parson. It’s a perfect cozy room with High sealing. This is second time I came back to this place. The reason is very simple. I just like this family and place is comfortable and safe. I just want to say thank you for always welcoming me!!!

    July 2013
  • The apartment was 2 subways stops nearby. It is just 20 minutes to get to TSQ. There is doorman. Beautiful the Cathedral of St. John the Divine 5 blocks away...Also my favorite place is Colombia university is also close. The campus is beautiful. Great Mexican, Cuban, Hamburger, cafe places are just close to the apartment. Safe neighborhood and nice host and cozy room. Everything was parfect!! I really want to back to their place again!! Thank you!!!

    July 2013
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Home Schooling Mother Making Ends Meet
Welcome to family life with my oldest away at college all the way down to a fourth grader. You may see everything from lively dinner conversation to a nearly empty apartment with everyone out enjoying the city. I'm friendly, keep the tea, coffee, and croissants going and responsive to a guest's needs. My family has enjoyed everything from the guest who tends towards the private as well as the ones who dive in with the science experiment! Hosting through Airbnb has created a wonderful opportunity to meet people from all over the world, plot their addresses, and learn about other places. I began hosting through Airbnb four years ago as a work-from-home job. I continue because the whole family entirely grooves on the notion we get to meet people from all over the world and help them visit our city.
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