Wonderful Energy.Chic Unique Apt!

Apartment - Entire home/apt · W 91st St, New York, NY 10024, United States

The Space


Apartment is available on and off throughout the year, so please inquire on any dates you want to be certain because I will NOT in most instances advertise that it is available. Do not proceed to book without reading entire description as well as the kinds of individuals I am willing to share my beloved space with. This you will find towards the bottom of this section.

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This is a lovely brownstone apartment on the Upper West Side in 10024 one of New York City's best neighborhoods. The apartment is a charming one bedroom with full kitchen, and bathroom with bathtub. There are 2 large windows, 1 in bedroom, and 1 in living room where you can see a beautiful tree right outside my window and perhaps lovely birds that visit from the nearby parks.


The neighborhood includes great food from Caribbean, French, American Faire, Mediterranean, Mexican, Moroccan, Turkish, Persian, Greek, Italian, Chinese ,Thai, Vietnamese, African restaurants within walking distance starting on my block .There are , multitudes of groceries and specialty shops, you can order in from several restaurants and great food including at 4.30 am in the morning when you are crawling home right on my block or just order in. There are several drug stores, laundromats, liquor stores, shopping, museums, theatre, movie houses , different kinds of bars, ( yes - karaoke also )live music and banks - close to 3 train stations starting at 2 minutes away . Close to both Central Park and Riverside Park and boat basin. This is also a great neighborhood for walking and cycling and if you like canoeing you just have to walk 5 mins to Riverside Park in the Summer and its free on weekends. In the winter if you like ice skating - well why not at Central Park . Are you a Tennis player? you will find a great court at Riverside park. This is just some of the things this neighborhood offers. I would be happy to share my recommendations with you!

Its 15 minutes tops- away from Times Square. 20 minutes from West Village area.


The apartment is quite private, with a beautiful large tree outside one of 2 large windows ( you might get some lovely birds visiting) There are 2 air conditioners, one double sized bed, clean linens, and towels especially for you, I have a private space for your folded clothing and a place for your hanging clothing as well as an ironing board, and steamer for you to use as needed.

Relax and enjoy a warm/cool bath in my bath tub. The kitchen - comes fully stocked with kitchen equipment ( Juicer, blender, coffee maker, wide assortment of teas, baking and cooking utensils) . I love to cook so there are various , spices and condiments available for your use . I will ensure you have shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste , tooth brushes and razors for ladies shaving needs. There will be a hair dryer as well for you to use.

The living room like the rest of this home is chic , cozy and comfortable. There is a wireless internet signal, landline, TV, surround sound stereo /DVD system and Net Flix,Wii and a great collection of movies and music. Feel free to watch movies, play board games or the Wii, listen to music from my private collection of just about every genre - feel free to burn to your itunes. If you enjoy reading and cooking you are welcome to take a look at my collection of fiction, non-fiction and cook books!

You like to work out? I have a yoga mat, free weights, weighted Everlast jump rope and more.

You are here on a business trip or need internet access?
Once you have a laptop you will be able to access, wireless internet and use printer.


I love a clean apartment and I ask that you treat my apartment EXACTLY as you find it. No garbage thrown all over the place etc. If I am not myself available my assistant will be introduced to you, will hand you the keys and will make arrangements with you to come in and clean during your stay. Wash dishes, clean bathroom, vacum and mop floors etc for me. I used to charge for this service but now I do not as its not up for discussion - its how I want my space kept at all times during your stay. Kindly leave a $10 min tip to take care of laundry and for his general assistance with the above etc. (If you have an issue with this please do NOT try to book this apartment)

Please note you will have unlimited Netflix movies for you to enjoy for a night in. Please get your news via the internet as I do not subscribe to cable TV.

IN THE SUMMER - If you like picnics let me know I will provide picnic basket, blanket, towels, plates, cups etc

Apartment is available on and off throughout the year, so please inquire on any dates you want to be certain because I will NOT in most instances advertise that it is available.


You are female or a couple (lesbian or straight) . You are extremely clean, considerate of my home and honest. I will meet you on arrival and be here before your departure - once possible. I may ask for a copy of your passport/ID upon booking.

No smoking of cigarettes or cigars in the apartment please. If I am considering you I would like to meet you virtually first and if you are on any social media (friend you) before final decision is made. This is my home, my haven and knowing you as much as possible before agreement will allow me to make a faster decision.

My reason for offering my space through Airbnb is to help support my organization (website hidden) so as a woman when you stay here you are not only getting a great place to stay but you are helping me do important community work.

If you have additional questions please feel free to ask and I'll happily get back to you as soon as I can!

Until we connect:)

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Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $50 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 5 nights
Security Deposit: $100
Check In: 10:00 AM
Check Out: 3:00 PM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Aliya's apartment was clean, cosy and lovely. It had everything we needed to make our 1 week stay comfortable. Aliya was also very accommodating allowing us to check out late and easily contactable for anything. There were no issues. The apartment is in a great location in the UWS, close walking distance to Central Park and subway stations, quite and safe. Recommended.

    January 2014
  • We had a great time at Aliya's. This a beautiful apartment, close to subway, very nice neighborhood. And Aliya is the perfect host!

    December 2013
  • Aliya's place was absolutely perfect. Eclectic, homey, excellent transportation hubs, clean and comfortable. It's a few blocks away from great running (Central Park, West Side Highway). I had a brilliant stay and it might have sold me on moving to the Upper West Side! Couldn't say enough nice things about Aliya and her generous hospitality. A+

    November 2013
  • Aliya is a wonderful host, extremely attentive and available whenever you need... it is also why our stay was just perfect.
    Her apartment is very well located in a very nice area: lots of shops nearby, and close to the subway.
    The bed is very comfortable and the neighborhood very quiet, which is very appreciated after a long day exploring New York!
    I highly recommend it and we would not hesitate to return to her apartment if we travel to New York again!

    November 2013
  • Aliya's apartment was PERFECT for our 1 week stay in New York. Very central and very safe - we were coming home quite late each evening with no trouble. Only a short walk to a main subway line (5 blocks). Aliya is a gracious & superb host, providing everything that is needed & always reachable by phone/email. She even checked that we got to the airport ok once we'd left which was lovely! She let us use her landline phone to call national or international numbers (international with a phone card which you can purchase at a nearby shop) which was also really handy, as was the good wifi. Yes the apartment is small but it is clean has a good bathroom, therefore it was perfect for what we needed (somewhere to crash after a long day of exploring). We had no problem leaving $10 for cleaning fees because you can use as much towels/bedding as you need. When we return to NY in hopefully the not too distant future, we will definitely look into staying in Aliya's apartment again.

    October 2013
  • The best thing in this apartment is the great location!
    Close to two metro lines including an express one, really close to Central Park and River Park, close to supermarkets, pharmacys, restaurants... Just perfect! The apartment is small, but very cozy. And Aliya is a good host :) Ah, is also really nice that we could cook - even if we did not really stayed home - and we also slept in a very confortable bed, this was great.
    We really enjoy the experience!

    October 2013
  • Aliya's apartment was in the perfect location for us. The subway was a few minutes walk, a supermarket where we could buy anything and everything was just around the corner. We walked to Central Park and Riverside Park and loved being so close to some space and getting away from the hustle and bustle. We spent 2 weeks at the apartment and it became like home to us and we were sad to leave. It was very cosy but we were out every day so didn't spend much time there apart from sleeping. Aliya was the perfect host and we felt very comfortable in asking any questions we had. We loved NYC and will definitely return and will absolutely stay in Aliya's apartment the next time we visit.

    September 2013
  • This is a very special apartment. First of all, the host--Aliya--is extremely caring and nurturing. She wants you to relish your time in New York. She will recommend great restaurants, a shoe repair place down the street, a great food store, a fun place to hang out, directions to anywhere--or anything else! What a great resource. She is personally invested in your having a satisfying experience in her city. This also shows in her apartment--it is a place of great, calming energy. This SUPER CLEAN, cozy, comfortable space has everything you could need--full kitchen, microwave, coffee maker, exotic spices, a tub, a spacious work space, a roomy living room and a fabulous, QUIET, DARK bedroom with a super great bed. The apartment is in a fabulous, fun neighborhood. I give this apartment and this host my highest recommendation!

    August 2013
    Response from Aliya:

    Many thanks to your for your kind words of appreciation and I am most happy that this was a memorable and good experience for you!

  • Our first AirBNB experience, and it was terrific. Aliya was a welcoming, engaging and accommodating host and her apt. has everything you need for a comfortable, quiet stay. Ideally located near subway, restaurants, bars, and in a safe, walkable area of the city. The apt. was clean and neat (Aliya also came to clean and change the sheets and towels midway through our week-long stay). She was always available for queries and concerns (not that we had any). Highly recommended.

    July 2013
  • I really enjoyed my stay at Aliya's apartment at the Upper West Side. The neighborhood is very nice and the apartment is just perfect: clean and very cozy.
    The location is perfect, just between Central Park and Riverside Park.
    I would really like to rent the apartment again another time!

    July 2013
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I love to cook, enjoy great music, dancing, inspiring books, meeting new people, sharing experiences, contributing my time and efforts to empowering women's lives and raising awareness about various issues. I love having freedom to make my own choices and best of all I love creating something out of nothing at all... My style of hosting is to ensure that you feel my home made your stay in NYC much better. You feel strongly that you would love to stay here again and again and you would most definitely refer this space to a friend! If you usually come into New York City for work - you cannot imagine staying anywhere else! Looking forward to meeting you:)
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