MUST SEE Nothing like it! Up'r East

Apartment - Private room · E 88th St, New York, NY 10128, United States

Our 1890's home is entered through private gated alley way. As soon as you enter the alley- the city noise fades away and you feel like you are entering a secret garden.

The Space

NOTE: This apartment is our primary residence and we only host guests while we are present.

PERFECT FOR NEW YORK CITY VISIT. SPECIAL PRICING -

It is amazing what a bunch of New York City Flea Market finds can do! We would LOVE for you to visit us! and hang out in our spacious comfortable house. This is not one of those tiny NYC apts with tight rooms - we have room to breath :) Our house is well maintained, very clean and leans on the side of Bohemian-cool.

Two (gay partnered) cultural fanatics (one tries his best to be VEGAN & the other means well but eats anything!) & their wonderfully eccentric - make-up artist daughter are offering a room in their humble yet surprising Upper East Side abode to like-minded NYC visitors. Easy going and fun - We would love to help you with your visit to NYC!

Nestled in a quiet section of Manhattan, Our 1890's home is entered through private gated alley entrance way. It is both well lit with Italian Cafe lights and cheerfully decorated with potted plants. As soon as you enter - the city noise fades away and you feel like you are entering a secret garden.

Our stair hall leads up a quaint and unexpected apartment, replete with a sky-lit private bedroom in a surprising spacious two bedroom apartment. Kitchen, and bathroom.

The private bedroom is a very spacious size (not just by New York City standards!) with a great, comfy Queen size bed. It is a really nice sized room for a couple to spend a holiday in NYC.

The interior is decorated with home-made sculptures, paintings as well as some of the finest flea-market finds this side of Manhattan!

We are fairly savvy when it comes to cultural & travel, not only in Manhattan, but all 5 boroughs.

The Yorkville (the area that we live) still retains some old German and East European flavor. Lots of restaurants, unique shops, etc. and extremely convenient transit options (Lexington Line Subway 4/5 express lines, & 6 local lines), Express buses on First & Second avenues... as well as the crosstown 86 bus. We are within easy walking distance of the East Side Esplanade, Central Park, Museum Mile, and Madison Ave. Shopping. Positioned perfectly for holiday sight-seeing and shopping.

What is nice about Yorkville is that you can go and visit the louder, more crowded and crazy parts of NYC and then come back to our quiet, residential area to unwind. After a day of sight-seeing you will want quiet.

Guest Access

The guest will get their own keys - come and go as you wish.

Interaction with Guests

As much or as little as you want!

The Neighborhood

The Yorkville (the area that we live) still retains some old German and East European flavor. Lots of restaurants, unique shops, etc. and extremely convenient transit options (Lexington Line Subway 4/5 express lines, & 6 local lines), Express buses on First & Second avenues... as well as the crosstown 86 bus. We are within easy walking distance of the East Side Esplanade, Central Park, Museum Mile, and Madison Ave. Shopping. Positioned perfectly for holiday sight-seeing and shopping.

What is nice about Yorkville is that you can go and visit the louder, more crowded and crazy parts of NYC and then come back to our quiet, residential area to unwind. After a day of sight-seeing you will want quiet.

Getting around

The #6, 4, 5 (express) subway is 2 blocks away at Lex. & 86. Crosstown bus at 86th Street. Express bus stops on Second Ave. Transportation couldn't be easier from our area - you can get all over the city.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $25 / night after the first guest
Security Deposit: $100
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

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  • John and Frank are very nice host I ever met. The place is so cozy to stay.

    April 2014
  • This was my second stay with Frank and John and it was, as expected, lovely. They are wonderfully engaged, smart and fun people. It was a delight to be with them again. Moreover, their home is remarkable, warm and comfortable.

    Totally special NYC experience.

    March 2014
  • I may never stay in a hotel again. I had a thoroughly pleasant visit here. Frank and Johnny were kind, hospitable to the nth degree, and the accommodations were absolutely pristine and comfortable. Thank you so much!

    March 2014
  • Staying with Franklin, Johnny & Claire was wonderful! Johnny was waiting outside to help me with my suitcase as I pulled up in the taxi! They were the nicest people - friendly, warm, interested and interesting. It was as comfortable as staying with family, but with more attention to my comfort. They were incredibly helpful with suggestions about restaurants, directions, museums, etc. I was in NYC for a conference, so they made sure I had coffee and breakfast waiting early in the morning when I got up. I overslept 1 morning and Johnny brought me breakfast on a tray so I could have breakfast while I got dressed! They put a vase of tulips in the bedroom. The whole apartment was amazing - it looked like the photos in a decorator's magazine. The location was just perfect and the area had everything you could want. Thank you for everything! Linda

    March 2014
  • I have stayed in a few airbnb homes around the country; this was the first time I booked a room with the hosts present. I wasn't sure how I would like it. Well, almost immediately upon meeting Johnny and Franklin, I was sure it was going to be better than fine. Johnny welcomed me at the gate, took my bag up the one flight of stairs, and led me on a tour of their eclectic, art-filled, home and environs. Franklin arrived shortly and I spent an enjoyable evening conversing about NY and our lives before going around the corner for a leisurely delicious Italian dinner.

    About the accommodation: the bedroom is dedicated to guests. It is furnished with art, coffee-table books, a large, comfortable bed and large desk. There's closet space for hanging some things, 2 bathrobes, and big New York City skylight! Another positive about their home is no upstairs, downstairs, or next door neighbor noise because there are none of those neighbors. The location is excellent for museum-goers, and runners/walkers/gawkers can mosey over to the East River promenade and Carl Schurz Park a few blocks away. The subway is 4 blocks away, and both uptown and downtown Express buses are half block away.

    The #1 reason to stay here are the hosts. Johnny and Franklin are two warm, funny, interesting, progressive men with whom you will want to spend more time than you have. Start as strangers, end as friends. Thanks for a memorable stay. See you again. ( I didn't get to meet Claire-next time!)

    February 2014
  • This is an amazing flat with even more amazing people!! I loved my stay here so much that I decided to stay a second time with this wonderful people!

    The area is perfectly located, very close to the subway and a bus that brings you right to the museum mile on 5th Avenue (or you could just walk, like I did once, too). It is a quiet area, too so you will have a good night's sleep. The flat is designed in a cool, funky, artsy way, VERY clean and neat which is one of my top requirements! And then, John and Frank: They are just amazing!! They helped me a lot with really great recommendations in New York - I didn't plan much and my day was filled after just talking to them :). They even helped with my ridiculously huge suitcase (thank you again!). Great hosts all in all, I felt really comfortable during my stay there. Very welcoming, warm and easy going.

    So, for me there is definitely one more reason now to go back to NYC again :)

    Thanks for a great experience in NYC, you rock!!!

    February 2014
  • How many stars can be given? This place gets them all. Charming, erudite hosts, very generous with their encyclopaedic knowledge of New York and making excellent coffee in the morning; beautiful, spotlessly clean apartment with a private bedroom with high mattress quality, perfectly located near the museum district and only two express-train stops from Grand Central Station; within a short walk of some really, really good restaurants. Staying so centrally allows a full day of sightseeing, then the theater in the evening, something that's hard to pull off from further out.

    December 2013
  • Loved my stay! The location was perfect - quiet but well connected. John and Frank were lovely people, very warm, welcoming and helpful. Couldn't imagine better people to stay with in New York!

    October 2013
  • thank you so much everyone had great stay in your great home. Brilliant area, bars, restaurants, subway spoiled for choice. Thanks for help and advice and for bring so friendly. Can only say good things and thoroughly recommend this as a place to stay in NY away from the bustle of Times sq. A huge thumbs up and again thank you and best wishes cheers Craig.

    October 2013
  • Staying with Johnny, Frank and Claire was awesome! They were such welcoming hosts. My time in New York wouldn't have been half as exciting without their insider tips!

    I would definitely stay with them again :)

    October 2013
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Deutsch, English, Español, Français, Italiano, Nederlands, Türkçe
School
Columbia University, Franklin & Marshall College
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New York City Cultural non-profit
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Franklin - Artist, non-profit management (historic preservation), architectural designer, sculptor, Art website - (email hidden). Loves re-arranging furniture. Johnny - Instructional Designer, and all things cultural! Loves biking the city and finding the best secret spots. Claire Rose (Franklin's Daughter) Make-up artisit & (website hidden)-costal existence between L.A. and NYC.
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