Elegant Washington Heights 2 BED!

Apartment - Entire home/apt · W 181st St, New York, NY 10033, United States
Your host, Al
19 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

This is an elegant spacious two bedroom apartment in the heart of the hot trendy section of Washington Heights with all the amenities you could want. It comes with a large living area and wonderful fully equipped kitchen. Both bedrooms have plenty of closet space. Main bedroom has a king and 2nd bedroom has a queen w private sitting area. The apartment sleeps 6 easily - a king and two queens. There is also a big comfortable sofa in the living area. There is a dishwasher and microwave, air conditioning and heat, free wifi and full cable. We will also leave a stack of menus for free delivery (just in case). The kitchen is supplied with all staples. Free access to laundry in the building. Amazing water pressure!

We cannot accommodate any children under the age of 6 unless they are very small, only because we do not have a child proof apartment.

Right by the George Washington Bridge for easy access to New Jersey and major highways. Step outside and have an amazing view of the GW Bridge, 2 blocks from the Hudson River, short walk to beautiful Fort Tryon Park and The Cloisters, with amazing sunsets.

The apartment is located in a wonderful neighborhood. There are coffee shops, plenty of cafes, delis, people of all walks of life, food markets and great restaurants and bars within walking distance.

Subway is located half a block from the Blue A express line (approx. 20 minutes to Time Square) and 4 short blocks from the red line.

You many notice that I recently had to cancel a reservation - this was because a freakish family emergency occurred and I had no choice. However, I found my guests equivalent airbnb accommodations on my same block and they were very happy with the outcome. I can't imagine such circumstances would arise again.



Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Weekly Price: $850 /week
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $100
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • The reservation was canceled 3 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    April 2014
  • Al's apartment was perfect for our New York stay. Everything we needed was available and the place was very comfortable and attractive. The location was ideal with a very positive neighborhood feeling and lots of good restaurants nearby. We felt so at home during our nine-day visit.

    March 2014
  • This was my first time using Airbnb. I rented this home for my out of town relatives. Al was kind enough to let me see the home before their arrival. He was very accommodating and he handled our requests in a gracious manner. The home was very clean and spacious. The neighborhood is safe and the subway is a minute or two from the apartment. The A train will get you to midtown quickly and after a long day downtown, it is just nice to take the A uptown and have a quiet ride to this part of Manhattan. There are nice places to eat, and the parks are beautiful. Next time you visit NYC, consider staying and spending some time in Washington Heights; and I highly recommend Al’s home.

    Thanks Al.

    Dec. 2013

    December 2013
  • We stayed at Al's home for several weeks and were very pleased with our stay. The apartment is perfectly located near that A and 1 trains, and many small grocery stores and has two lovely parks very near by. It is equipped with every thing an armature chef would need it make home made meals. The bedrooms are comfortable and the second bedroom has a lot of natural light which makes the room bright and cheery. The building itself is clean and safe and doing laundry in the common laundry room was easy. With Starbucks, the George Washington Bridge, and Bennet park just out the door of this beautiful apartment we felt like we had made a great decision to stay at Al's place. As a landlord, he was easy to reach with questions and always prompt with helpful responses. We would recommend this apartment to anyone and have recommended it to close friends.

    November 2013
  • My daughter and I just spent two weeks+ in Al's lovely Washington Heights apartment as we waited for the birth of a grandchild to another daughter who, fortunately, lives just around the corner from Al. As other guests have said, the place was perfect, situated close to the subway, stores, restaurants, the GW bridge and Henry Hudson Parkway. Al (email hidden), and even sent us a lovely gift after the baby's birth! The apartment is very clean and comfortable and truly felt like a home away from home. It has everything you need. We never cooked dinner there, but saved money by preparing breakfast and lunch there. Our second night there, there was a leak in the bathroom in the apartment above, and Al's apartment sustained some water damage. Al (and the building super) were very responsive and, although the damage was not repaired during our stay due to the building manager being out of the country, the leak caused us no problems except on the night it happened. Washington Heights is a vibrant, safe, lively community and our stay there was just great. We will definitely try to stay at Al's on future trips to NYC! This was our first airbnb experience and Al and his apartment exceeded our expectations!

    September 2013
  • Al (email hidden), very attentive, helpful and kind. His apartment is very nice and cozy!

    When I return to New York I will desire certainly stay there again. The apartment is very clean, comfortable and well fitted out, has everything a person needs to stay well.

    The location is great! There are supermarkets, restaurants and coffee shops close by. There is a subway station just in front of his building!

    I had a great experience, would recommend to everyone!

    August 2013
  • We are French, living in Paris. We spent one week in July 2013 at Al Pailet's apartment. The property is as described in the advertising, very cosy, very clean and beautiful, IC in all the rooms. Neighbourhood is very quiet, the apartment is not noisy.
    We came from New Jersey by car and it was so easy to arrive by Washington bridge. We didn't have any problem to park in the area with a correct price.
    Is it far from Time Square ? In fact no. The subway is just 1 or 2 minutes from Al property and we can join south Central Park in 20 minutes.
    Al's property is perfect for 4 persons. If 6, Al propose a air mattress, which is possible to put in the second bedroom. It was OK for our 4 children.
    No problem to keep the keys. Al sent several texto during our stay to get news. He was arranging for time of departure.
    It's a very good place to spend good time in New York. We recommand this place to our friends.

    July 2013
  • We really enjoyed staying in this flat. The nicest host, perfect location, charming place, not to mention the local Chinese take-away.Great New York experience.

    July 2013
  • Nous avons passé un séjour très agréable chez Al, l'appartement est comme sur les photos, aucune mauvaise surprise ! Le métro est en face de l'immeuble et le quartier est très commerçant donc très pratique pour les courses et se déplacer. Environ 15/20 min pour être dans le centre de manathan, mais ça en vaut la peine.
    Appartement très confortable et très agréable, peu de nuisance sonore. Nous sommes arrivé à l'heure prévue et Al était là pour nous accueillir. Rien a dire très bon séjour et très bon logement, nous recommandons cette dresse !

    June 2013
  • Al's place is great! Safe,clean, roomy, right across the street from the A train, and convenient to delis, stores, coffee shops, neighborhood restaurants (with great happy hour specials!). The king size bed in the master bedroom was very comfortable and the black out curtains make it easy to sleep in if you want. The bathroom is large with great water pressure and plenty of hot water. Al (email hidden) and was easy to get in touch with before our trip with quick replies to questions. He met us at the apartment, showed us around and explained everything. We never had any problems during our stay, but he left contact info and told us not to hesitate to call him if necessary. We don't know when we'll be back in NYC, but when we do, we will definitely stay here again and would recommend his place to anyone. Thanks, Al!!

    May 2013
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I am a playwright/lyricist writing under the name A.D. Penedo. I moved into this apartment just recently and can't believe how nice and spacious it is or how interesting and fun the neighborhood is or how quickly I can get into midtown on the A or 1 trains. If you book it, you won't regret it!
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