I have a one bedroom apartment and I am offering the living room for your stay, which has a pull-out sofa twin size. We would share the kitchen and the bathroom. The apartment is L-shaped and I will be walking through the living room at times to enter/leave the apartment and to get to the kitchen, so you need to be comfortable with this. I am quiet and considerate by nature :) Because of this setup I only accept female guests.
I am a great host and would be happy to point in the right directions for whatever you are looking for in the city.
The Upper Westside is one of Manhattan's best neighborhoods (though I AM biased!), but if you are looking for some calm and respite from the buzz of the city, while remaining two stops from Time Square and four stops to Greenwich Village, this is the neighborhood for you.
My building is one block from the subway and one block in the other direction to Riverside Park and the Hudson River, where there is a bike lane that runs the entire west side of the island. I have a bike you may borrow and there is also a rental place one block away. (I know, everything is a block away!) I am really blessed.
This apartment is in a fabulous location on the upper West Side -- easy to get to and close to many choices for entertainment, food and fun.
I had a great stay at Philomena's. The accommodation was exactly as described and was fine. You just need to adjust the sofa bed so that it's more comfortable, but there are blankets, pillows and a sleeping bag to make it ok. The cat was great in that he really didn't intrude while sleeping. The location is great, not far from the river and an easy walk to 2 subway lines.
it was my first trip to NY and I was alone. So it was great to have someone like Philomena to welcome me! She is nice and I feel very confident.
The apartment is comfortable and ideally located in the city.
These are great conditions for a trip to NY! Enjoy :)
Philomena has hosted guests before and has systems well-set up for providing her guidelines, arranging key pick up and so on. One is prepared for fold-out in living room, friendly cat, and requests for quiet based on accurate photo and info at site. The deli downstairs had my much-needed coffee very early in a.m. My schedule in NYC was full so I just slept and showered at this apartment. I am glad I wasn't also needing a spot to work or eat a bagel or something. I didn't need those, so it worked well for me.
Philomena was a wonderful host! Very accommodating in my needs, especially with the check in and scheduling bathroom use. She was very helpful with transportation information, especially when I had an early flight to catch. She provided some great places to see and eat. She was fun to talk with and get to know, and her cat was nice and respected my belongings. The sofa bed was very comfortable and the room had lovely natural light coming in though the window. I would recommend her and her place to anyone looking for a place to stay in New York City.
Philomena was delightful. She was friendly, helpful and has a lovely cat that I enjoyed getting to know. His crazy cat leaps were hilarious! Made not having my cats with me a little easier to bare. She had suggestions for places to see and her place is easy to get to and from. I would stay with her again if she would have me, and gladly.
Philomena was a lovely host, helpful and very considerate. Good location and lift in building is a bonus when you've done lots of shopping! As your bed is a fold out sofa and the kitchen is tiny, this place is most suited if you just need a spot for a night or two.
I stayed with Philo while attending a conference at Columbia, it was the best choice, super close super well located! And Philomena is kind and really nice! Totally recommend it :)
I had a nice stay in your place, Philomena, thank you !
I slept well on your couch but it's true that is not a real bed... But your flat is in a real good neighborhood (Central Park and the Subway are really close). In sum up, I have enjoyed my stay with you!
Philomena was a warm and welcoming host. Her quiet apartment is in an excellent location for public transit throughout New York, Her cat is adorable. Please be aware that you will be sleeping on a couch that rolls out on to the floor, with a sleeping bag underneath it for additional cushioning. I like a firm bed and found it comfortable. Thanks, Philomena!