Mix exciting Manhattan tourism all day with quiet, uncrowded, Inwood at night. This large, private bedroom in Northern Manhattan comfortably holds 4, is steps from A Express subway, and 30 min. from Times Square. Also a friendly cat who loves guests.
Please do not contact me with no profile.
Welcome to my home in Inwood, the best kept secret in New York City. I hope you have a wonderful time while you're here, and in addition to giving you tips and advice about your visit, my two cats and I will make sure you are comfortable and secure.
17 x 9 feet (46 square meters), 9 foot/2.7 meter ceilings
2 5-foot (1.5 meter) windows with lots of light
1 queen bed - sleeps two
1 multi-tiered Queen air mattress - sleeps two (20 inches/ 50 cm high with pillow top mattress pad)
TV with Internet content and Blu-ray player in the room.
Access to bathroom, living room/dining table, Larger TV with antenna and internet content and Blu-ray player, kitchen, space in refrigerator, ground floor laundry.
Inwood - Manhattan's Best Kept Secret
25 minutes to Times Square
3 minutes from A Express train
20 minutes to Midtown shopping
35 minutes to Greenwich Village/downtown/financial district/ferry to Statue of Liberty
1.5 hours from JFK on A Express train
1 hour from LGA on A Express train and M60 bus
5 minutes from 3 different parks
Inwood is a friendly place to stay with everything from quaint coffee shops, hip restaurants, Irish pubs, Latin night clubs and the only original old-wood forest left in Manhattan. You'll find plenty to do here, but it's a great respite after a day with the crowds and frenetic pace in downtown Manhattan.
My apartment has two bedrooms. I sleep in one bedroom. You will stay in the other, which is a large, private room with a door. There is an queen-sized real bed and a queen-sized air mattress with a memory foam topper, which both sleep two people. There are even quilts that I made myself to sleep under.
When you stay, you will have access to the bathroom with a shower in the bathtub, the living room with a television and plenty of comfy seating, as well as a dining table. You will have access to the kitchen, gas stove, a space in the refrigerator, and filtered water so you don't have to pay $5 for a bottle of water while you travel around the City.
My apartment is a walk-up and I live four flights up.
There are also two very friendly cats who will love to play with you.
If you have children, they should be over 12 in this space. Old enough that they will not run around and disturb the neighbors downstairs
I'm not on a particularly busy street, and being on the top floor of a 1925 building, it is pretty quiet traffic-wise. There is also laundry on the ground floor (exterior entrance) if you need it.
Inwood is a charming, safe, quiet neighborhood with more nature and parks than any other part of the City. It is steps to Ft. Tryon Park and the Cloisters, Inwood Hill Park with trails and tennis courts, and Isham Park. There is a Farmer's Market on Saturdays year-round and many new and up-and-coming restaurants dot the neighborhood - Thai, Sushi, Spanish, Italian, Brick oven pizza, as well as La Marina, which sits on a pier out in the river with an amazing view of the George Washington Bridge. Apparently Beyonce and Leonardo DiCaprio are fans.
Guests have full access to the apartment, except for my bedroom. You will have your own shelf in the refrigerator, and I have all the necessary items to cook, eat, and clean with. You have access to the living room and the table in the dining nook. There is laundry in the building, which is activated with a card. I have provided an empty card, but you will have to put money on it. I also provide cleaning liquid if you request it. There is an iron and ironing board available, and if you request, there is a space to hang your clothing.
Interaction with Guests
I work at home, so I see guests almost every day. I am usually out early in the morning to exercise, and I go to bed at about 10 pm, so guests sometimes miss me on one end of the day or another. I generally keep out of the way in the kitchen and bathroom, and most guests find that the bedroom is large enough to hang out in during their downtime. However, I am always interested in talking to people about their day, their homes, and their lives in the evening over dinner and on weekends.
I tend to ask how things are going, and gauge from you how much you want to talk and interact. Some guests stay in the room the whole time, watching TV and only escaping for food and sightseeing. One woman chatted with me so much, we kept each other up late at night, and she sent me a Christmas present. I'll leave it up to you.
What I love about my neighborhood Inwood is that it is quiet, free of the crowds and crush of Midtown, has large apartments, and is one of the only relatively cheap places left on Manhattan.
I don't know how long that will last, because we seem to be getting a little bit hip! We have a lot of new restaurants opening all the time. A store called Inwood Gourmet just opened, and after 11 years, I can finally buy fancy cheese and olives any time I want without getting on a subway.
The neighborhood is ethnically diverse, has more parkland than most. Right now we are happy that we can find a yoga studio, a grass-fed burger, a farmer's market, and a restaurant on the river with a gorgeous view, but you'll never find a crowd.
And like all of us who live here and would never move, no matter what you see on a map, once you actually get here, you realize it's *really not that far away.*
I live 3 - 5 minutes from the A Express subway, which gets to Columbus Circle in 20 minutes and Times Square in 30 (that includes the walking). The difference in time to the subway stop from my apartment is how quickly it takes you to get out the door and down the stairs. The A subway goes down the entire Island of Manhattan, and I show all of my guests how to navigate the transportation with the map on my wall when they arrive.
There is no need to take public transportation within my neighborhood.
There is also a 1 subway stop about 10 minutes away that takes you to the Upper West Side.
Though I enjoy hosting airbnb guests, I work during the week, and I have hobbies that I carry out in my apartment during the weekend. I do not consider myself a maid, but a host. The House Rules are common sense. Guests are expected to clean up after themselves in the kitchen and the bathroom, and respect the recycling laws of New York City, because I have to.
1. Wash dishes and glasses as soon as possible after they are used. Also dry them and put them away.
2. Do not leave out any food to attract pests.
3. Hang up towels.
4. Put the toilet seat down.
5. Clean out the bathtub.
6. Clean all hair from the drains and whiskers from the sink.
7. Wear some clothing while in the common areas.
8. Respect recycling laws. If you throw your recycling in the trash, I have to pick it out. If you throw trash in the recycling bins, I have to pick it out.
9. NO SMOKING ON PREMISES.
10. No running or stamping feet. (Remember, your floor is someone's ceiling)
11. No visitors
12. Turn off lights and electrical appliances if you are not using them or you are leaving the apartment
We had a terrific time at Greer's. It is so conveniently located 2 blocks from the subway, and it allowed us to explore the best of NYC!
Greer is an excellent host, providing all the necessities as well as a few nice extras. She is available to talk, but not imposing.
Staying in Greer's apartment was a very enjoyable experience. I chose the location because I was visiting my daughter who lives in the neighborhood. Even so, I would recommend this location to other NYC visitors. It may seem far from midtown, but is very acessable by the A line, subway. The station is close by and I find it very easy to get to other parts of the city from Inwood. Inwood is a quiet neighborhood to come back to at the end of the day, and The Cloisters is a walk away from Greer's apartment!
Greer is a very nice, friendly host. Her apartment is clean and comfortable, with a very large, private bedroom away from the other bedroom.
Thank you Greer, for your hospitality.
Wir wurden mit einem Glas Wasser begrüsst.
Die Wohnung und die Umgebung entsprachen der Beschreibung.
Miss Greer the landlady is a very nice person, she's very helpful and gave us a lot of useful information on touring around the Big Apple. In addition, she told us in details about the kitchen and the wares, especially on how to use all those tools, very kind and helpful indeed.
One more good thing is that Greer has a lot of books available in the room, if you have time, you can always grab a book which meets your interest to read.
The apartment has a perfect location, just 5 minutes walk from the subway A line Dyckman street station. Even though the apartment is located in Manhattan, it's a pretty quiet community. There are two parks nearby, very good for early morning jogging. There is a 24h supermarket only 5 minutes walk away, very convenient, whatever late you are, you can always grab some food. Even better, there's Target store only 3 subway stations away, plus a TjMaxx which is newly opened.
The Cloisters is only like 10 or 15 minutes walk from the apartment, the museum is on the top of a nearby hill, and is part of the MET, you can visit the Cloisters early in the morning immediately after its opening, and then you can use the same ticket to visit the MET the same day, my suggestion is that take Friday for the trip, because the MET closes at 9:00 pm on Friday if my memory is correct.
In a nutshell, the landlady is a very nice and amicable person, the apartment is a very good one with an excellent location.
Greer made staying in New York seamless. We were greeted at the door with water after a long drive and were able to feel welcomed right away. We stayed for the week of New Year's Eve and it was nice to have a place that felt like home to come back to after running around all day. It may seem somewhat far from downtown Manhattan but it's realistically only a 30 minute trip to anywhere you want to go in Manhattan.
Vi følte os meget hjemme hos Greer, alt i lejligheden var som beskrevet og nabolaget var dejligt og (email hidden) sig rundt i. Vi kan varmt anbefale at vælge Greers lejlighed som base, hvis du planlægger en rejse til New York. Greer var meget behjælpelig med at vise os tilrette, sætte os ind i hvor ting var i lejligheden og med at vise os hvilke muligheder vi havde for at opleve New York.
Greer was great! We'd been traveling with our parents for three weeks and were really not up for much more sightseeing, plus it was cold and wet in NYC. All we wanted to do was stay in for a few days before heading to sunny Florida. Greer was so cool with us just hanging out in her living room and watching Hunger Games movies and episodes of Sherlock. Plus she even mended the rip I put in Patrik's new jacket!
Inwood is a sweet little neighborhood with a few good cafes and you can see it's going to go hip pretty soon. The apartment is warm and very homely, with a well stocked kitchen that we cooked in, good shower pressure in the bathroom and a really comfy bed in the spacious guest room. Jodie the cat is also absolutely delightful.
We left feeling really relaxed and grateful not only for Greer's hospitality, but also at discovering this north Manhattan gem.
I am a writer, swimmer, sewist, cat owner, and Auntie. I love expressing myself in many ways, whether I am writing a novel, making a quilt, knitting a sweater, trying to perfect a flip turn at the pool, or finding the perfect birthday gift. That is why I love living in New York City. There are so many different people with different ideas and ways of expressing themselves. I've lived here for over 20 years and I always find something new. I will be spending 2014 finishing my novel and finally finishing a few quilts for myself instead of for nieces.
I started my own writing and content strategy company last years, so during the day I usually work at home, unless I am rushing off to a meeting. During the rest of my life I like hanging with friends in restaurants, seeing what's new in the City, finding ways to do things in New York cheaply and for free, visiting my family, and traveling. My favorite places to visit are London, Zurich, the Isle of Mull, Helsinki, and Ohio. The places I'm most excited to go are Antarctica, Italy, Victoria Falls, Australia, Korea, and Belgium.
I grew up abroad and I love meeting new people. I have friends as far away as Shanghai and Belfast, and I have friends I've known since I was 5 years old and since the day I was born. I enjoy talking to people, hearing about their lives, and introducing them to my home.