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. : )
Thanks so much for your interest! Before you read on, please know that this listing is not a good match for you if you have more bags than you can carry up and down three flights of stairs or if you need a very, very quiet place to stay.
This listing is for the Forest Room. We have three bedrooms available in one apartment. We live in the apartment; there are a total of four bedrooms and one bathroom along with kitchen and living room for guest use.
The Forest Room is a spacious, private bedroom for two, located in Central Harlem. It has a queen sized bed, empty shelving for your belongings, clothes rack, and mirrors. In the summer time we install a window air conditioner in each bedroom. The rooms all have heating, and we also provide space-heaters in the wintertime.
To view the other two rooms and their availability, please click on "Asani & Sueminn" at the top of this page ^^^^^^^^^^^
And then click on "Listings"on your left.
We charge no deposit, no cleaning fee, no fee per person-- no extra charges. There is no curfew, you're free to come in and out of the apartment and use our kitchen and cooking tools. We give a 10% automatic discount for 7 nights or more. Free sheets and towels, internet/wifi, and coffee, tea, and cooking utensils in the kitchen. :)
The unit is a big, sunny, four-bedroom in Harlem, New York. It's recently renovated, and we have professional cleaning done twice a week. Most of our windows are south-facing, so we have great sunlight all day.
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!
Rudy + Laura
(You can click on the room's photos to view more.)
Kitchen (including fridge, pots and pans, silverware, coffee & tea, etc.), living room, bathroom, private bedroom.
Interaction with Guests
Interaction is up to the guest-- we respect your privacy, but if you'd like to chat, we'd love to get to know you.
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.
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.
Mon-Fri: 4.30PM or later
Sat/Sun: Message to coordinate for particular dates.
By 11 am of your last day. The front doors lock automatically, so you can just leave your keys in the bedroom (don't lock the bedroom door).
We ask for a $20 fee for leaving your luggage past 11 am.
Our schedules do shift around so this may change at some point.
Please, do not bring any other guests into the home without speaking to us first. If you have a friend who would like to join you, let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Please keep the communal areas (living room, kitchen, bathroom) clean of your belongings. If you put your food in the kitchen, please put your name on it so we know not to eat it :) . If you use dishes, wash them, and please check the bathroom to make sure you are not leaving your toothbrush or shampoo bottles before you leave!
You can smoke on the FIRE ESCAPE, which you can access through the kitchen window. It's very safe and a nice view of the neighborhood!
We would love it if you would leave your shoes at the door.
I unfortunately could not stay with Rudy and Laura even after booking but they were very helpful in all parts of the booking and very responsive. I'll definitely try to stay with them next time I am in New York.
The room was as described and we had a pleasant stay there. The whole flat was clean and is situated in a good location, just a few steps from a metro station.
It's ideal for discovering Manhatten for a few days.
We spent most of our time downtown, so that we didn't have the opportunity to get to know Rudy and Laura very well.
But from the interaction we had I can say that they are very open minded, flexible and kind people.
I can only recommend their apartment and would definitely stay there again.
Rudy fue muy amable. Nos ofreció su casa como si fuera nuestra: acceso a todo lo necesario para estar cómodo: cocina y comedor y, por supuesto, baño. El barrio no tiene mucha cosa que ver, pero lo bueno es que la casa está justo en una parada de metro, por lo que está muy bien comunicado. A una calle de la casa para el bus 60 con destino al aeropuerto La Guardia. ¡Todo genial!
Rudy and Laura were very welcoming and the apt was just as described. I didn't find it particularly noisy and I sleep with the window open and with ear plugs. Very nice!
Rudy and Laura were awesome hosts and the place was great! They were super welcoming and very helpful with directions and giving us suggestions on what we could do around the city that interested us! Neighborhood is safe and convenient located right down the street from the 2 & 3 train! Definitely recommend!!!
This is a great space and environment! Everything falls in line with the listing. Convenient location for getting around the city, not so much for nightlife. The Forest Room is a lot larger than the photos made it look. Rudy was incredibly helpful and welcoming. I absolutely recommend the space and host.
Increíble estancia en la casa de Rudy y Laura! Son una pareja super simpática, amable, respetuosa! la habitación es más grande de lo que se ve en la foto, la casa es super cómoda y limpia y lo mejor de todo es su zona. Esta en la zona más céntrica de Harlem rodeada de restaurantes ( como pizzas fuel bueno y barato, o Jambo buffet libre) además de estar super bien conectada con las lineas de metro justo en la esquina de la casa!!!! en 15 min estábamos sen times sq! Rudy se preocupa por sus invitados dando toda la información posible sin ninguna problema ara hablar en ESPAÑOL. tenemos nuevos amigos en Nueva York y si volvemos no habra ninguna dudad donde nos hospedaremos. Hasta la vista chicos!!!
ENGLISH: Incredible stay in the house of Rudy and Laura! A couple are super friendly, helpful, respectful! The room is larger than what can be seen in the photo, the house is super comfortable and clean and best of all is your area.This in the most central area of Harlem surrounded by restaurants ( such as pizzas fuel good and cheap, or free buffet Jambo)and the best shops ( outlet Gap, h&M, or the most authentic shops of Harlem as Dr Jay or Jimmi Jazz) in addition to being super well connected with the subway lines just at the corner of the house! In 15 min we were sen times sq! Rudy is concerned about their guests with all the information possible.We have new friends in New York and if we go back there will be no doubt where we will be staying. goodbye guys!:)
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We're Rudy & Laura!
Rudy is an actor and barista from the Bronx. Laura is a student at FIT, and is from Queens.
We've both been New Yorkers all our lives, and love the city, and sharing it with travelers!