My apartment is fully furnished with a queen size bed, full kitchen and plenty of light. Friends have described my home as cozy and welcoming. I am located two blocks from Central Park and a few blocks from both the 1 and the B/C subway lines.
I am looking for someone who will take good care of my apartment while I am gone! If you are interested please contact me.
PS- I love animals and welcome your furry family members!
I just ask that you leave my place in the state that you found the apartment when you arrived.
HEAVEN! Jennifer's apartment is an island of tranquility on the island of Manhattan. The apartment is quiet, bright and quite spacious by NYC standards. Waking up with the sunshine streaming on to the bed is nothing short of perfection! The building itself was so conveniently located to subways, Central Park and everything I needed.
I didn't get the opportunity to meet Jennifer in person but she went above and beyond what most hosts will do. I arrived to muffins that she had baked special for me, a pitcher of filtered water, and a list of vegetarian restaurants (created special for me) PLUS plenty of information about eating, shopping and going out in the neighborhood. While we didn't get to connect in person, she was perfectly attuned to my needs via text and really went above and beyond to insure my comfort.
One of the things I really LOVE about AirBnB is the opportunity to experience a more legit living experience in the cities that I visit. While not a negative, people SHOULD understand that living situations in NYC are different than in other places in the U.S. The building IS older and the apartment IS on the 5th floor with no elevator. This is pretty typical for New York and I was grateful for the exercise. but if you might have a problem with this, you should probably stick to a chain hotel in Times Square.
My wife and myself booked the "sunny & cosy" apartment right after our pleasant airbnb stay in Washington, DC. It was last minute booking, so unfortunately we were not very careful checking all reviews and our host warning about 5th floor and not working air conditioner (AC). The area is fine, Upper West Side…but the building and apartment are not, in our opinion. The description of the apartment should be more realistic and truthful than it is now.
First of all it should tell you that this is a 5th floor of an old NYC 5 storey building, no elevator, steep stairs, smell in the corridor, garbage containers on the 1st floor… Then it would be useful to know that the sublet is very old, very small and there are not as much light as it’s been described, it faces a dead wall of another building. Being there during the NYC summer without AC is very bad too. Gray towels, linens are all clean, but so old and washed so many times that you do not want to think about it. We survived there just one night, urgently booked the hotel for the remaining 3 nights and moved there.
So, I would say, maybe it’s suitable for young people who do not care much about the “comfort” and probably it should be advertised even for a less price.
To be fair, at the same time, I should mention that Jen, the host, was very polite and responsive…but it simply did not work in our case.
I’d like to praise the airbnb which has refunded 50% of your stay at Jen's listing. It was a good gesture which confirms that they care about their business and clients and ready to consider “unusual” requests. According to the rules I’ve accepted, they did not owe us anything.
My friend and I stayed at Jen's place for 8 days and we enjoyed our stay very much. Jen's place was clean, quiet, cozy and spacious. We felt at home. She is a lovely person and greated us with a big smile when we arrived. We felt very welcomed! She gave us a great map of Manhattan, list of local finds and left us delicious granola for breakfast! In the middle of our stay, I contacted her regarding an issue with the water temperature for the shower and she responded right away. The problem was solved in no time. I feel very fortunate that I met her and spent my vacation in nyc at her place. I would definately love to stay at her place whenever I visit NYC again, and would recommend anyone to stay at Jen's place. Big thumbs up!!
This was my first airbnb experience and I feel very lucky to have found Jen and her clean, cosy apartment. I was in New York on business so really needed somewhere calm to relax at the end of the day. When I arrived Jen had left the flat spotless, with helpful notes suggesting places to shop, eat and how to get to where I was working. She even bought me some delicious granola and almond milk for my first breakfast (much better than what we can find in England!). The flat was close to central park and the subway was a few mins walk. A great experience all round, and thanks to Jen for being such a kind and considerate host.
Jennifer is just lovely and her apartment is a calm oasis (also lovely!) in the UWS. The apartment is clean, quiet, bright (but not too), and decorated with warm and pretty vignettes in the window sills and on the walls, table tops and surfaces. It was just enough room for two. We did not mind climbing the stairs (good hiking prep!) or miss having a television (who needs it?!) and we always felt rested and refreshed each morning. As it turned out, we extended our stay - twice! Our reservation was a bit complicated in this regard but Jennifer was attentive, communicative and gracious throughout the process.
Whole Foods is up the street and there are numerous eating places (of which we partook) on Columbus and environs. Not upscale fancy places, but good (and with good value). I would highly recommend this host and in particular, this rental to anyone seeking a welcoming, well-situated, and comfortable stay in the city.
Firstly, Jennifer is an amazing host. She was very helpful from the outset and is an extremely nice person. We met on Skype and she met my girlfriend in person and we both consider ourselves lucky to have met her. On our first day in the house, she had left both of us welcome notes along with a list of places to go if we needed anything. The house is cozy and exactly as described. There are the bare essentials in it as well as subways and grocery stores nearby. My only fickle with the place is a hissing noise that the heater makes sometimes - however it should be noted that this is common in New York apartments (my many friends in New York all have the same problem). Regardless, I had a very good experience in Jennifer's apartment; I consider myself lucky to have met her and will definitely like to stay at her place again if I visit New York in the future.
We had a really cozy staying. The Jen's apartment is well located, you have the nearest subway less than 5 minutes by walk. The metro take you only 20 minutes at city's center. Surrounding's apartment you will find a lot of restaurants to eat there or take away. Particularly Jen was very kind with us and helped to preparing our trip in the city. In addition, the bed is very comfortable. So I definitely recommend it because of its location and accomdation! (Natalia and Jose Luis)
I would love to share my home with you as you explore this beautiful, vibrant city!
I was born in New England but have lived in New York City for over seven years. I feel grateful to be able to call this amazing city my home. I love meeting and hosting people from all over the world (and their dogs and kids ( -: ). I travel a lot for work and lived/worked in Mexico City for six years, so I am very attune with guests needs.
I'm a documentary filmmaker, photographer, and yoga instructor.
Looking forward to hearing from you! Please let me know if you have any questions.