About this listing
Mix exciting Manhattan tourism by day with peaceful, uncrowded Inwood by night. This large, private bedroom in Northern Manhattan comfortably holds 4, is steps from the A Express subway, & 30 min. from Times Square. Also a cute cat who loves guests.
PLEASE TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF IN YOUR PROFILE
Welcome to my home in Inwood, the best kept secret in Manhattan. I know you'll have a wonderful time here. I'll give you tips and advice for your visit. Plus my cat and I will make sure you are comfortable and secure.
* 17 x 9 feet (46 square meters), 9 foot/2.7 meter ceilings
* Air Conditioning
* 2.5-foot (1.5 meter) windows/ lots of light
* 1 queen bed - sleeps 2
* 1 multi-tiered queen air mattress - sleeps 2 (20 inches/ 50 cm high with pillow top mattress pad)
* Free Wi-fi
* TV with Internet content and Blu-ray player in the room.
* Hair dryer
*Access to living room/dining table with larger TV
* Access to kitchen with space in refrigerator
* Ground floor laundry
* Shared bathroom
* Hooks and hangers for your clothes
TELL ME IF YOU NEED A TELEPHONE
* US Smart phone available for $5/day.
* Ample talk, text, and data (in US).
* Useful NYC and Travel Apps - Preinstalled
* Inwood - Manhattan's Best Kept Secret
* 3 minutes from A Express train
* 25 minutes to Times Square
* 20 minutes to Midtown shopping
* 35 - 45 minutes to Greenwich Village/downtown/financial district/ferry to Statue of Liberty
* 1.5 hour ride from JFK on A Express train
* 1 hour ride from LGA on A Express train and M60+ Select 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 place to rest and relax 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 is also a 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, a grocery store 2 blocks away and many new and up-and-coming restaurants dot the neighborhood - Thai, Sushi, Spanish, Italian, Beer Garden, Mexican, 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.
My favorite restaurant is the the organic, farm-to-table Indian Road Cafe. It is on the only "Road" in Manhattan.
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.
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 with regard to 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. I have also kept people up late talking. I even get Christmas cards and gifts from some guests.
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
There is so much room, that the air mattress makes this room work with with four people in it as well.
had a very nice, weeklong stay. subway is just around the corner. the A train express gets you downtown fast, and runs late at night. loved Jody the cat, a real sweetheart.
Cloisters museum just a 5 minute walk away.
room includes good AC, clean, and quiet. we typically slept in until 9AM or later. two comfortable beds. safe neighborhood. 4th floor walkup worked ok for us.
The host canceled this reservation 96 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Greer was an AWESOME host! My daughter and I really loved staying with her. She was very fun to talk to and was very knowledgeable about New York. The neighborhood is great and very safe. The subway is less than 2 blocks away and the A train will usually get you to Midtown in less than 25 minutes. If you're going to NYC Greer's is definitely the place to stay!
Très bonne communication via AirBnB : explication détaillée pour arriver jusqu’à chez elle ( de n’importe quel aéroport ).
Appartement conforme, chambre spacieuse, deux lits à notre disposition, cuisine très bien équipée, salle de bain propre ( rien à redire sur l’ensemble ).
Le quartier est vivant, sécuritaire, le métro est à 5min à pied et fonctionne 24H/24H.
Greer est quelqu’un de très accueillant, très gentille, agréable. Nous avons bien parlé ensemble, elle nous a conseillé les choses à faire et à ne pas faire .
Son chat est juste extraordinaire !
Bref, vraiment à conseiller ! Je reviendrai avec plaisir !
Greer es una persona muy amable y te ayuda en lo que necesites ! Tiene un gato llamado judie muy bonito y sociable ! El dpto esta a dos cuadras del subte y se suben 4 pisos por escalera aunque no molestan por que la casa se encuentra en perfectas condiciones ! Goodbye greer see you soon !
Me and a friend of mine recently stayed at Greer for a week and it was great. The room was clean and spacious and she had no problem with us using the kitchen. We were out a lot so we didn't get to talk much with Greer, but whatever we needed she could provide. Location was great as there was a subway station close to the apartment which sent straight to downtown Manhattan. All in all we enjoyed our stay.
About the Host, Greer
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.