My pictures say VERIFIED under Airbnb logo, which means Airbnb sent staff to photo my place, so it is GUARANTEED! Come visit NYC with your own private bedroom in one of the most picturesque and historic neighborhoods in New York! Your room is in my bright, beautiful 2 bedroom/1 bath home. Crown moulding in every room. Beautiful hardwood floors. Private Garden. Washer/Dryer in the apt! Convenience store open 24 hours right across the street of the apt!
On the 1st floor (above the Ground Floor, up one flight of stairs) in Manhattan, nestled right next to Central Park and St. Nicholas Park. The apt. faces the garden, NOT the street, so it is QUIET! Sunlight lights up the apartment. Your room has a full (a double, NOT twin!), comfortable, firm bed with a soft memory foam mattress topper, BRAND NEW Serta hypoallergenic down-alternative pillows with memory foam core, a waterproof and bed-bug free mattress protector, A/C & heat to keep you cool/warm, a 5 drawer dresser, and a closet with lots of hangers to hang your clothes. Plus an alarm clock. ALSO WiFi & an iPod dock with speakers, radio and iron & ironing board.
Spotless white marble bathroom newly renovated. Large, clean fluffy towels waiting for you. Beautiful big tub. The water pressure is nice & strong, & shower gets steamy hot if you wish! Hairdryer provided for you, in the bottom of the black drawer in your room :)
There is a lovely French restaurant called Maison Harlem right next to the apt that is great for mussels, risotto, coq au vin, drinks, etc. It is right across the street from the subway station that is the stop for the apt.
Private garden in the back of the building that is so relaxing and well-manicured. Very peaceful for being in Manhattan! :)
There is FREE on-street parking! :) Please familiarize yourself with the signs regarding street cleaning regulations when you get there.
The A & D Express train is right next to the apt., whisking you Downtown to 59th St/ Columbus Circle in 10 mins. & 42nd St. in 12mins!
The B & C Local train are also in the same station, making all local stops. The 1 train is two avenues away, giving you access to anywhere in Manhattan within minutes. Four streets away from the apartment are tons of stores, including Chase Bank, Bank of America, Capital One, drugstores, American Apparel, MAC, Foot Locker, Marshall's, Old Navy, T-Mobile, Nine West, Aerosoles, Champ's Sports, & Dunkin' Donuts.
I will be home during your stay. This will be a shared-space situation (the privacy part of the listing means that you'll have a private bedroom with lockable doors), but a fun, inexpensive one nonetheless.
Now continue reading for some tips on NYC- :)
I have lived in Manhattan for many years, I am glad to help you with any questions or tips!
When arriving from the airport, DO NOT go with the guys standing inside & outside the airport saying- "Cab. Taxi" These are NOT LEGIT cabs, but are gypsy cabs, meaning they don't have their license or a meter so you will get OVERCHARGED! Look for the Taxi stand right outside the airport, where the yellow cabs are. Yellow cab takes cash or credit card. Or book with Carmel! Online or phone (best rates for reserving cars, if coming from JFK, it's the way to go!)
CityPASS is awesome!
Best Bus Tour to see the city - Grey Line Bus Tours
Best Free App for subway map - NYC Subway
Best Free App for Smart Phone for NYC- NYCWAY
NYC is just a grid, so it's pretty easy.The higher the number the STREETS go, the more NORTH you are going. The lower the number the streets go, the more SOUTH. The AVENUES go from right to left (I remember this bc Jewish people read the Torah right to left).
The LOWER the AVENUE the more EAST you are going, & the HIGHER the AVENUE, the more WEST you are going :)
The subway has signs above the platform & you just have to read to make sure you are going in the right direction.
To do sightseeing in Times Square/42nd St., for example, from the apartment, you want to take the DOWNTOWN train, the A or D Express train, so look for DOWNTOWN & the correct letter of the train on the sign on the platform. To come back to the apartment, you want to go UPTOWN.
I look forward to hosting you in amazing NYC! :)
The Express train starts running Local service at 11PM-5AM, meaning it stops at all stops and doesn't run express, so take a cab home as a local train will be slow and take a long time to get back home.
Please be respectful, clean, and good energy! :)
1. Please check the availability on my calendar for your requested dates before sending a reservation request to make sure they are available.
2. To protect all parties involved all bookings must be made through the Airbnb site.
3. First come first served. Dates cannot be guaranteed until the booking has been confirmed.
4. I am pretty flexible with Check In's and Check out's. We can always come to some sort of accommodation.
5. Please treat the apartment as if it were your home. I am extremely clean and and will leave it as so for your comfort.
6. Accidents occur, and that is understandable, but please let me know if you break or stain anything, so that I may address the situation immediately for the following guests.
7. Please indicate the correct number guests in your booking. If it's discovered you have more guests than you have indicated you will be asked to pay the additional fee of the extra guest or leave the apartment immediately - No Exceptions. If you anticipate extra guests simply let me know in advance and we will make the necessary adjustments on Airbnb.
8. No Smoking inside. There is a Private Garden downstairs that is perfect for smoking.
Fabulous apartment with a fantastic host. Amber goes the extra mile to make your stay as memorable and comfortable as possible.
Nous avons bien aimé notre séjour chez Amber, pour notre premier voyage à New York. Nous avons eu des explications complètes et un accueil très chaleureux. L'appartement est très propre et bien situé, à quelques pas du métro. Nous avions tout ce qu'il faut pour préparer nos déjeuners. La chambre et la salle de bain sont de petites dimensions mais pourvues de tout ce qui nous était nécessaire. Stationnement facile sur la rue d'Amber.
Amber is the most wonderful host you could ever meet! It was a pleasure meeting her.
I couldn't have picked a better to stay during my visit to NYC. Amber was really kind answering all my questions in a very timely manner and she even gave me helpful tips regarding the city. The place was perfectly located and the subways' stations are really close. The house itself was awesome! Everything was super comfortable and clean with an outstanding stoked kitchen.
I'd definitely recommend Amber and her beautiful home to anyone traveling to NYC. Looking forward to renting again as soon I return!
This was my second time staying at Amber's apartment and it was just as great as the first. Amber is a warm and caring individual who really seems to enjoy being a great hostess and and getting to personally know the people who stay at her place. Any time I plan a trip to The City, I'll be sure look to see if her listing is available.
Loved our stay at Amber's apartment. It is conveniently located 5 mins form metro and is a great value for budget travelers.
Thanks super much. Amber is a very nice and helpful host, always gives detailed and useful information in quick responses. The apartment is really neat, comfortable and convenient with lovely design and efficient space arrangement. (Please read itinerary, so the instructions for all appliances can be found). It is a quiet neighborhood with subway and bus station nearby, beautiful stylish building groups around. I didn't intend to go out in the nights and really enjoyed relaxed rest and sweet sleep in Amber's super comfortable sofa, tub and bed.
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Hi I'm Amber! I live in NYC & love pizza, wine, & chocolate. I prefer plays over movies, but am a movie buff still. Come visit NYC in my great apt., check out my map where I've pinpointed my favorite NYC locations! :)