About This Listing
I have a friendly clean home to share with nice, respectful travelers and ensure satisfied positive experiences. I am looking for guests who demonstrate they read my description and approaches me before booking. I will respond quickly within an hour!
I've set up a seriously minimal sleeping area enclosed with curtains in my walk-thru living room to accommodate two individuals sharing a bunk bed, with a walkway only to get in and out, store your clothes, a few personal items and your small pieces of luggage (no space for large luggage’s). This reservation is for the bottom bunk. This set-up is suitable most for travelers just looking for a place to sleep at night in a friendly-safe host's home.
The living room does not sleep other guests, but the apartment does, and can occupy from 0-7 guests between two private bedrooms. I provide free sleeping aids (ear plugs and eye masks) to avoid sleeping distractions like living room lighting and hearing other people's footsteps since there are no walls. If you do not use the sleeping aids, you chance being disturbed while you sleep.
You will be in a clean home, clean sleeping area, clean bathroom and clean kitchen. It is expected that guests maintain areas clean after usage since you find areas clean. My home is far from fancy in an old building built in the early 1900's, and if its okay with you, I am confident I can offer a stay you would be likely to repeat a visit and recommend to friends.
You will have your own keys to the apartment, a welcome package of essential items (toothpaste, soap, deodorant and more) and access to other general items like umbrella’s and iron+board, hand sanitizer, and more.
In the kitchen, you will have a small dedicated Refrigerator space, readily filtered water (you may fill up to take water with you during the day. You also have access to the stove top, microwave, toaster oven, juicer, blender, pots/pans, 2 types of coffee makers, coffee, a variety of tea’s, over 30 herbs and spices, cereal (you purchase the milk since it is perishable), and much more. Quick fix items and light cooking are okay.
In the bathroom, you may find additional items like shampoo, mouthwash, q-tips, nail polish remover, sun block and much more.
Interaction with Guests
I live in the apartment and I’m always up for a chat. If you want personal space for yourself, that’s cool with me as long as I don’t feel awkward in my own home (like walking by and not say at least hello)
What do I love about my neighborhood:
The people. I love that I can enjoy an urban environment and be safe at the same time. This neighborhood is mostly populated with people from a small country that everyone knows at least one person from: The Dominican Republic. Born and raised here in Manhattan, you get the hybrid of a busy urban pace with countryside hospitality when approached.
Also, being located in Manhattan, you get the feel of the city that never sleeps, frequent and multiple transportation options 24 hours a day very very nearby, shops open late, a variety of restaurants with delicious foods at a better price, supermarkets, pharmacies, .99 cent stores, everything you need at the touch of your fingers
The entrance of my building is 10 meters from the commercial street, 90 meters from the metro station, and everything in the distance… It’s great to be located here!
I am located in Manhattan, the northern part of the island, between both of Manhattan's major different train lines. Either train will get you to the city center (Times Square), in 35 minutes. You can plan better routes to get to or arrive home from places quicker since you have two options. Two trains on different train lines are a plus in case one goes through construction that requires an alternate route, could be a pain, but not here!
I live only one small block away from the subway (90 meters or one and a half minute walk). This is super convenient, especially returning home after a long day. The other train line is just 3 blocks away. The average wait time for a train here is 4 minutes.
Other Things to Note
CHECK-IN is by appointment only after 5PM.
CHECK-OUT is before 10AM
Flexible requests are possible for a small accommodation fee
-The apartment is drug-free, smoke-free 24 hours a day
-No visitor entry at any time.
-Check the common areas after each use to make sure its left clean the way you found it. (example: picking up hair on the shower drain, cleaning toothpaste that was dropped on the sink, crumbs in the toaster/microwave, etc..)
-Be considerate with time in the bathroom as others may be waiting
Staying with Chris was a great experience, he made me feel like the place was a home, and went out of his way to give me directions from the airport to his apartment. The neighbourhood is very alive, there are people on the streets talking and meeting at all hours, so I never felt worried about getting home late. The space is small, but for a few nights it is perfect and literally 1 minutes walk to the train station. I'll definitely be staying here again if I'm ever in New York again.
Chris es un Excelente Anfitrión, me hizo sentir como en casa durante todo el tiempo. Recibí muy buenos consejos para conocer la ciudad. El departamento está ubicada al Norte de Manhattan, muy cerca del metro (una cuadra) lo cual lo hace muy accesible. El barrio todo el tiempo está en ''moviemiento´´ asi que es fácil encontrar un buen lugar para comer.
Chris está realmente preocupado por que tengas una estancia comoda y siempre atento a lo que necesites, un recibimiento muy calido y confortable.
Gracias por hacer de mi primera experiencia en NY y en Airbnb algo extraordinario.
Saludos Amigo :)
Chris was very welcoming. As a single female traveler, I felt very safe in the neighbourhood and in the apartment. Chris always inquired if I needed anything. He is very attentetive to his guest and always looking to improve his home and guest experience. The 1 and A train are very close by and takes you downtown in 20-30 minutes.
I'm traveling from Venezuela and This is my SECOND time staying at this place, and i have to say that is a really nice and affordable place to stay, its the best bang for the buck! the place is very clean and comfortable, and also you can have free WiFi, Cable TV, Kitchen, Refrigerator, Clean Bathroom with towels. Another perk, is that you have 2 subways stations near the apartament, so you can travel around the city using the subway. So, if you are thinking to visit NY i would highly recommend to stay here.
Chris nos atendió muy bien a pesar del la corta estadia nos dimos cuenta que era una persona muy atenta y amigable, nos hizo sentir como en casa. El lugar es limpio y comodo queda en una buena zona y tiene el metro muy cerca. Fue mi primera experiencia utilizando airbnb y de verdad me gusto bastante lo recomiendo 100%.
I expended 4 days in Chris's house and the experience was excellent. The place is clean and comfortable. It is in a very good location with two lines of subway very close. Moreover, Chris is a very nice and helpful person that is going to give you good advices in case that you don't know about the city. I am sure that in case to go back to the city I would repeat there. :-)
Chris was a very nice host. We stayed for 4 nights and felt like at home. He was always there when we needed something. The most important thing is that his home was very clean. Even though it was a little bit small, it was enough for us. I hope we can meet again. Thank you so much for everything!
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About the Host, Chris
I'm very friendly and love to travel. I just learned about airbnb, so I missed lots of opportunities on using it when I traveled frequently, but I want to provide this accommodation to others as I would have wanted as a traveler.
Things I love
-My FAMILY. I have 4 wonderful siblings and great parents.
-My career. I am a second year math teacher and I love teaching students.
-My education. There is so much to learn in this world, one life is not enough. Currently attaining a Master's Degree in Human Services.
-My home. I love the city.
-Food. I love everything about food, its nutrients and art.
-Music. My best stress reliever.
I'm looking forward to meeting people from different places and hope you have an enjoyable vacation.
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