About this listing
Quiet and comfortable large bedroom for two. Stay inexpensively within Manhattan and have access to 5 subway lines to get you anywhere you need to go! Also included, free mobile data hotspot! Please click on the "+More" under Description to read more
This is a simple and clean, private room in a two bedroom apartment in a third floor walk-up. Your room has a full-size bed with clean sheets, clean towels, air conditioning (during the summer), heating (during the winter), a closet to hang your clothes, and plenty of extra space. The door on your room can also be locked with a key. We also provide a free mobile hotspot so you can connect your computer, phone, or tablet to the internet while you are walking around the city! This can help with directions, looking up places to go/eat, or just keeping in touch with friends and family.
Of course you will get a key during check-in and you can come and go as you please.
Aside from your bedroom, you will be sharing the living space, kitchen, and bathroom with the Hosts (Vincent and Nancy). The living space offers a comfortable space to crash after your day of touring NYC. There is Wi-Fi available, a TV with basic local channels (NBC, CBS, FOX, ABC), and other entertainment items (games, cards, PS3, blu-rays). The kitchen is available for you to use and includes a microwave and coffee maker. There is a hair dryer and an iron/ironing board if you need. And the bathroom is always clean and fully stocked with the essentials (soap, shampoo, conditioner, etc).
Interaction with Guests
We will likely be at work most of the day. Depending on your schedule and our work schedules we may or may not see you every day, but we are always more than happy to help with anything you need. We have been in NYC for quite a few years now, so can help with suggestions of places to go, or how to navigate the subway system. Don't hesitate to ask!
The apartment is located on a main street (Amsterdam Ave, between 131st and 133rd) that is almost always active. There are several quick food options right downstairs (bakery, deli, mexican, chinese), and many other good options several blocks away (italian, japanese, BBQ, american). Your bedroom faces the back of the building, so it is isolated from street noises and private. Although sometimes the neighbors make some noise, not much we can do about it in New York! We are not in a tourist neighborhood, but you can easily reach any part of Manhattan. You'll typically see groups of residents and families around on the streets during nice weather, and even barbecuing on the sidewalk. If you're walking by during school time you'll see many students from one of the nearby elementary and middle schools.
The best way to get around New York City is the subway. There are 5 subway lines (1, A express, C, B, D express) nearby. The 1-train on 125th and Broadway is about a 5-7 minute walk away (0.3 mile, or 0.5 km). The A, B, C, and D trains are about a 7-10 minute walk away (0.5 mile, or 0.75 km). There are also three bus lines (M11, M100, M101) running right to the front of the building. Of course we can always help point you in the right direction for most efficient travel to all other spots in the city.
Other Things to Note
Check-in is set for 4:00pm, and check-out is set for 11:00am. These times are very flexible and will depend on our schedules for the day and will need to be coordinated based on whether we have immediately overlapping guests. If you reserve, we will coordinate times about a week before your arrival.
Please message us with any questions you may have and a quick description of yourself if you are interested in booking.
We keep the apartment clean and tidy, and expect guests to do the same. Very simple, just clean up after yourself. Also no smoking inside the apartment, no parties, and no pets.
About the Host, Vincent And Nancy
A little about us- We are both young, late 20's, recent graduates of engineering graduate programs. We both keep fairly regular, but flexible work schedules, so most of the weekdays we will be out at work. Vincent has been living in NYC for many years, and both Vincent and Nancy grew up in the area and can help with suggestions of places to go and things to do. We are both easy going and want to help make your stay as comfortable as possible.