Forest Room @ Big Sunny Artist Apt

Apartment - Private room · West 124th Street, New York, NY 10027, United States

We are a young artist couple in our twenties. There are three bedrooms in the apartment for guests. Amazing public transportation (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, A, C, E, B, D subway, M60 bus), clean, friendly atmosphere, fun, safe neighborhood. : )

The Space

This listing is for the Forest Room. We have three bedrooms available in one apartment.

To view the other two rooms and their availability, please click on "Asani & Sueminn" to your right >>>
And then click on "Listings"on your left.

No deposit, no cleaning fee, no fee per person, no extra charges! No curfew, and complete freedom to come in and out of the apartment and use our kitchen and cooking tools. 10% automatic discount for 7 nights or more. Free sheets and towels, internet/wifi, and coffee, tea, drinking water, and basic cooking necessities like salt, spices, oil, lemons, garlic, onions, etc. always free for your use in the kitchen. :)

Big, sunny four-bedroom in Harlem, New York. Recently renovated, clean kitchen, living room, one bathroom. Fully furnished private room. Lots of cool decor and furniture in the apartment! We love to add or change things bit by bit and the apartment looks different (better and better) every week. We will have updated professional photographs redone at the end of April 2014. Most of our windows are south-facing, so we have great sunlight all day.

We work hard to keep the home clean, and provide fresh sheets and towels for each guest. You will receive keys for your bedroom, the apartment, and for the building. :)

Our place is ideal for travelers looking for an authentic New York City experience-- a relaxed, artistic home with a few friendly faces waiting for new guests!

See you soon!
Asani & Sueminn

Please check out our profile to find out more about us (click on our photo)!

Guest Access

Kitchen (including all appliances, fridge, freezer, sink, storage, cookware including pots and pans, silverware, juicer, blender, slow cooker, toaster, electric kettle, rice cooker, waffle maker, etc.), living room, full bathroom, fire escape with potted plants.

Interaction with Guests

If we're very busy you may not see much of us but if you stay more than a few days chances are we will become friends (if you want). : ) Interaction level is up to the guest-- if you want total privacy you are free to move around the apartment as you wish, but if you want to chat a bit, we'd love to get to know you.

The Neighborhood

The area is very safe. We have lived here for more than 3 years and have had zero bad experiences coming home or walking around at all hours of night and day. We have had over two hundred Airbnb guests and as you can see from our reviews, not one person had an unsafe experience here.

Central Harlem has great nightlife, museums, and other hangouts. Popular places to visit include Maysle's Independent Cinema, the Lenox Jazz Lounge, the Studio Museum of Harlem, the world-famous soul food eateries Red Rooster and Sylvia's, the Apollo theater, and much more-- all within 5 minute walking distance from the apartment. Marcus Garvey Park and the New York Public Library are both just one block away. Central Park is a 10 minute walk. 24 hour gyms and laundromats within 5 minutes. Lots of restaurants and cafes, grocery stores, delis, and weekend Farmers and Craft Markets in the neighborhood.

Getting around

Extremely convenient public transportation to all of NYC-- 15 minutes from Times Square by subway. Subway is about a 1 minute walk from our door.

We are one block from the 2 and 3 subway lines, two blocks from the A, B, C, and D subway lines, and four blocks from the 4, 5, 6 subway lines. This means anywhere in the 5-borough area is extremely accessible, with Times Square 15 minutes away. The M60 (Laguardia Airport), M100, M101, BX15 buses all stop one block from the apartment, and we are 3 blocks from the MetroNorth train station (to suburbs in New York state and Connecticut). Public transportation available to Newark, LaGuardia, and JFK airports.

Other Things to Note

Please note that we are on the fourth floor, and do not have an elevator.

Check in is flexible-- you can come any time after 12 noon. Please check out by 11 am.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Futon
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $447 /week
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Asani and Sueminn are excellent hosts! The place is bright and inviting, easy to get to, and they do a great job at making you feel at home from the moment you walk in the door. Plus points: positive atmosphere, very clean, and no weird smells!! My friend and I loved being there, getting to know our hosts and getting to know the other guests. No complaints!! We love it here!

    April 2014
    Asani & Sueminn
    Response from Asani & Sueminn:

    Thanks so much Kasey! Haha, it was great having you guys around too. So much happy energy. :)

  • The room was comfortable, the hosts were so welcoming, and the location was awesome--very convenient to the train, and around the corner from the Red Rooster, where I stumbled into an incredible salsa performance at the end of a great evening. I will stay here again when I travel solo to the city, and would consider booking one of their larger rooms when I come with my partner and our babe. The careful aesthetic of the place is a bonus!

    March 2014
    Asani & Sueminn
    Response from Asani & Sueminn:

    Thanks so much, Dawn! We enjoyed having you hear and hope you had fun at the wedding you attended. We'd love to meet your husband and baby next time~ Hopefully by then my plants will be going strong in the community garden next door. :)

  • Fantastic experience. It was the first Airbnb stay for me and my girlfriend, and I am very glad I did stay with Asani, Chelsea, Peter & Sueminn. Leading up to my arrival, they were always communicative and timely in their outreach and responses to inquiries. Check-in was very uncomplicated, and communication once we arrived easy and comfortable. The apartment and our room were spotless, and the interior decoration very artful and great - we felt very much at home. The girls and guys of the apartment were always fun to be around (not to mention the cute little fuzzball coco), and always helpful. They preprared for everything, from tips for organic grocery shopping to emergency doctors in the area in case of sickness. Great atmosphere, great place, great host. Can only recommend staying with them, as it will definitely make any NYC trip more unique!

    March 2014
    Asani & Sueminn
    Response from Asani & Sueminn:

    Thanks Christopher! You guys were fantastic, too. Thanks so much for your super nice review. We really mean it when we say we're going to visit Berlin soon! :)

  • We had the best time in harlem. These guys are great and so hospitable! Very welcoming when we came in and the huge map on the wall really helped and was totally creative! They taught us all about the train lines and even took the time to play a game of basketball.
    Would 100% recommend this place to everyone. Easy to find only 10-15 mins by train to times square. See a unique aspect of nyc.
    Thanks a million guys! Xx

    March 2014
    Asani & Sueminn
    Response from Asani & Sueminn:

    Aw, thanks guys! We really loved having you guys around. You have a great sense of humor and are exactly the kind of fun guests we love meeting. We wish you the best in Australia! Keep ballin'.

  • We've been there for 3 nights to enjoy the city and this apt is in a great position, very close to the subway (just 15min to times square) and to the bus that came from LaGuardia airport. Asani, Chelsea, Peter & Sueminn are also very organized hosts! Recommended!

    March 2014
    Asani & Sueminn
    Response from Asani & Sueminn:

    Thanks Dario! You and your friends were such great guests-- so clean and polite, too! Haha. Thanks for your kind words-- we'd love to have you back any time!

  • The apartment is only one short block from a subway station which makes it very convenient. The hosts are informal, pleasant and relaxed so we felt comfortable sitting down with them and had enjoyable conversations. An entire wall in the living room, given over to information about the apartment and neighborhood, is fun to read.

    March 2014
    Asani & Sueminn
    Response from Asani & Sueminn:

    Thanks Andrew! You and your nephew were awesome guests. Next time I hope we get to show you that vegetarian Indian restaurant we were talking about! Thanks for being so nice to Coco, the dog.

  • My friend and me stayed here for one night to enjoy the city. Most of the time we weren't in the appartement but the time there was better than we expected. Everything was clean, the hosts were friendly and helpful and the arrival and departure was very flexible, which was perfect because of our changing plans. Thank you for making our stay so wonderful and easy! We would definitely recommend staying here!

    March 2014
    Asani & Sueminn
    Response from Asani & Sueminn:

    Thanks Anna! We hope you had fun in NYC. See you next time!

  • Asani, Chelsea, Peter and Sueminn were very welcoming hosts. The apartment was very convenient, clean and comfortable for our one week stay in New York. It was only five minutes walking distance to the Apollo Theater in Harlem. We highly recommend staying here when you go to New York! Thank you!

    March 2014
    Asani & Sueminn
    Response from Asani & Sueminn:

    Thanks Edgar! We loved having you guys here, too! Isn't the Apollo awesome? We love the history of our little neighborhood. Hope to see you again soon.

  • Thanks to Asani, Chelsea, Peter & Sueminn for being such wonderful hosts. They were friendly, organised and easy to get hold of. The apartment was in a great part of Harlem - close to some great restaurants like Sylvia's, Red Rooster and Pee Dee's. I stayed in February and it was comfortable, relaxing and fun.

    March 2014
    Asani & Sueminn
    Response from Asani & Sueminn:

    Hi Matthew,
    Thanks so much for your nice message! It was great having you around. Best of luck on your book-writing... I'll send you an email once I run a marathon! Haha.

  • Probably the cutest dog (besides mine lol) I've even seen! Friendly hosts. If you're low-maintenance and independent like me, this is probably a great fit for you. I'd never stayed in Harlem before, it's quite far up if you like to hang downtown, but their place is a block from the red line, so for the price it's on par. :)

    February 2014
    Asani & Sueminn
    Response from Asani & Sueminn:

    Lauren, thanks for being so nice to Coco! We loved having you here, if only for one night. And yeah, Harlem is definitely not downtown, but we love it up here! The red subway lines, the 2 and the 3, both run express during most of the week, so maybe downtown wouldn't have felt so far the morning you left--but hopefully you'll get to stay a longer next time! :)

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Young artist couple. Photography, writing, film making, fashion, cooking, skate boarding, urban farming, yoga, doula, travel, painting, web designing, producing. There are four bedrooms in the apartment-- three for guests. We've had roommates and their children and pets come and go over time, and you'll see our reviews mention Peter, Chelsea, Maya, Coco, and Hye Yeon. As of April 2014, it's just Asani and Sueminn here. We have lived in NYC for many years. Asani grew up in Brooklyn, after being born and spending his early childhood in Guyana (it's in South America!). Sueminn was born in Boston and grew up all over the world. We offer a real New York apartment experience in an artistic and fun home. We work hard to keep everything clean, and love to constantly improve the look and feel for the apartment. Our photos may not be 100% up to date as we add small details every week! A fresh coat of paint in one room, a new rug, piece of furniture, or some new potted plants. We work to keep the photos very current, but we can promise you that if anything, our home always looks BETTER than it does in the photos. We provide clean sheets and towels with each guest, and although we have busy and diverse schedules running around the city, we are always happy to help you with any questions or concerns. Call or message us 24/7!
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