This is the living room area. Guests are welcome to relax in it and to use the fireplace. Another photograph of the living room area.


Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds


Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

Enjoy the privacy of your own bedroom and bathroom in our sun-drenched 125 year old townhouse, located directly on the beautiful High Line in Chelsea. Our home is optimally situated for exploring Manhattan. Guest quarters comfortably accommodate two.

The space

Upon arriving in our home, you will settle into the privacy and comfort of your own bedroom and your own private bathroom. Our home, a 125 year old townhouse located in the heart of Chelsea, consists of 2,500 sq feet (232 sq meters) of soaring atrium ceilings, tons of natural light, and spacious comfort. We live directly on the High Line among Chelsea's many art galleries, bookstores, and quiet green spaces. We're just one block east of the Hudson River, where extensive biking and jogging trails, a world class sports center, and rolling lawns of open park space are at your fingertips. Within walking distance are numerous restaurants, grocery stores, shops, post offices, banks, bicycle rental agencies, 24-hour pharmacies, etc.

Public transportation is excellent in the neighborhood: the M11 bus to the Upper West Side stops in front of our building (with service to Midtown, the Museum of Natural History, Central Park, Columbia University, Harlem, etc.), and the E and C subway lines are just two blocks east (the E train is a very economical and convenient way to get to/from LGA and JFK airports). The M23 crosstown bus stops across the street from our building, traveling to the East River and stopping at all the Avenues along the way. The Flat Iron Building, the Meatpacking District, the West Village, and Penn Station are all minutes away on foot.

Our place is divided into two stories, with the guest bedroom, full guest bathroom, immense kitchen, and open living room located on the lower level (consisting of 1250 sq feet---see photos). Other than the occasional trip to the shared kitchen, we do our utmost to enhance our guests' visit by remaining on the upper level (where our two hooligan cats prefer to stay except for their feeding time in the kitchen). A continental breakfast consisting of coffee, tea, juice, yogurt, breads, jams, and butter is provided in the morning. Guests may utilize the refrigerator and freezer, microwave oven, gas stove, iron/ironing board, and cooking utensils. The clothes washer is available only with our supervision at a cost of $7 per load of wash. We only ask that guests treat our home as if it were their own, just as we do when we travel and are hosted by others.

The guest bedroom offers full blackout window shades, a large closet with hangers, a set of chest of drawers, a DVD-capable flat screen LED high definition television with cable, and two single beds with Sealy mattresses and Egyptian cotton sheets (640 thread count). Maximum capacity is two. The bedroom is on the west side of the building, so it is protected from the ambient noise of the busy avenue. The full bathroom is dedicated solely to guest use and is located next to the guest bedroom; it offers a shower, hair dryer, and basic essentials for a "hotel-like" stay (i.e., shampoo, soap, razors, toothbrushes, etc.). We take pride in providing a super clean environment, including (of course!) fresh bath towels and bedding.

The apartment is a walk-up without elevator. However, there is only one and a half flights of stairs to negotiate to our floor. The building does not offer handicap access. Wireless internet is included. **Because our building does not have a doorman, we cannot receive packages for guests either before or during their stay.**

The rules of the house are: no parties, no entertaining strangers at night, no smoking, and absolutely no drugs. We open our home to guests with the understanding that we will respect each other's desire for copacetic cohabitation. We provide as much privacy and tranquility as our guests desire, yet we are also happy to share a bottle of wine, to break bread together, and to discuss Manhattan, travel, culture, etc. Above all, we want our guests to enjoy their stay in our home and to return often! Two night minimum stay, please.

Guests take full responsibility for any accidents, injuries or illness that occur while on the premises. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all Guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises. Guests recognize that they may personally purchase insurance to protect themselves in such events.

Getting to/from the three airports is very easy. From LGA, take the Q70 LTD bus (i.e., the express bus to Roosevelt Ave). At Roosevelt, transfer to the E subway toward Manhattan (total cost $2.75). From JFK, take the AirTrain to Jamaica Station. Transfer to the E subway toward Manhattan (total cost $7.75). From EWR, take the AirTrain to the airport train depot. Transfer to the NJ Rail to Manhattan's Penn Station (total cost app. $13.00 per person). Then, take the E subway downtown one stop, or take a taxi to our home. You can also walk from Penn Station if the weather is nice. From the E subway train, exit at 23 Street station in Manhattan. Walk two blocks to Tenth Ave. We live a few steps from the northwest corner of Tenth Ave and W 23 St. Also, the MegaBus drop off point is within walking distance of our home.

Guest access

Guests enjoy access to a private bedroom, private bathroom, the shared kitchen, and shared living room.

Interaction with guests

As much or as little as our guests like. We will cross paths occasionally in the kitchen, however :)

Other things to note

Due to complications with receiving packages, we cannot receive deliveries for Airbnb guests. Please do not ask to have packages delivered before or during a reservation. Thank you:)


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $75
Security Deposit: $275
Weekly Discount: 5%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Please treat our home as you would have others treat your own. You are welcome to come and go as you please (i.e., no curfews). The kitchen and living room are at your disposal. No entertaining outside guests, smoking, or playing loud music. The use of illicit drugs is strictly forbidden. Use of the clothes washer is available with our supervision and at a cost of $7 per load (regretfully, we found this measure necessary after our machine was accidentally broken by a guest). Our building has stairs and is therefore not suitable for small children.


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door
Carbon monoxide detector

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Alina User Profile
May 2017
We had a great stay at Arthur's place. The room is comfortable and quiet which you don't find that often in NYC. Arthur was great in communicating with us, being flexible with our schedules and providing great tips on places to hang out. Will definitely stay here again!

Meg User Profile
May 2017
This is the place. Seriously, look no further. We could not have possibly chosen a better place to stay, location in the city, or better hosts. ESPECIALLY if this is your first time to the city, Arthur and Ed are so incredibly helpful. They're so prepared for their guests, with lists of suggested things to see/do and food to eat. Some of the best food we had while in the city we would have never known about without their suggestions. They were also very helpful in figuring out the public transportation system, which was SO easy to use from their place. Art encouraged us to text him with any questions throughout our stay, and he responded every time, usually within just a couple minutes, to help us out with suggestions or transportation questions. I wouldn't even consider staying anywhere else, just book this one now :-)

Monika User Profile
April 2017
We stayed for a week and couldn't have been luckier. Not only is the apartment breathtaking with direct view on High Line it's also perfectly located in a charming neighborhood with two bus lines right in front of the house and the tube just two blocks away. But what really made our stay so outstanding was the warmth and kindness of Art and Ed. They made us feel like being their friends and have an incredible knowledge of New York. I could have listened to them for hours. There was always time for a chat or discussion about what ever was in our mind. We felt like home and will come back for sure!

Sonja User Profile
April 2017
Dear Art and Ed, having you host our first AirBnB stay was just the best thing that could have happened! I think your place is better than any hotel you could ever stay in. The seperate beds, the lovely bedroom, own bathroom an all those little details, the breakfast setup, the extra tooth brushes, I could go on... But the most important experience was meeting you two! I could have listened to your fabulous life experiences forever and I can imagine spending nights with you over discussing world politics with a good glass of wine. Travelling is made of who you meet. You made this trip very special! Would love to keep in touch! My offer is still in place: Please visit us in Stuttgart any time! my dearest regards, Sonja

Anne User Profile
March 2017
Making a trip to NYC? The choice where to stay is easy! This is the place you would love to stay! Art and Ed's place is so much more than just a place to stay! It is a home where you will be welcomed with open arms, conversations about America, history, travel and food. A real New York experience where you get to meet and learn from the New Yorkers. I cannot recommend Art and Ed's place enough! Being next to the High Line is an interesting experience - you literally get to experience being a part of it ... The location in Chelsea is great and makes a good base to explore NYC. So go ahead and treat yourself to an unforgettable experience and stay with Art and Ed!

James User Profile
February 2017
Great location, very clean place, hosts are very helpful with suggestions on where to eat and visit

Ingrid User Profile
January 2017
I've staid with Art and Ed for a second time during a business trip in NY. It's like staying with friends who make you feel extremely welcome and accommodate all my needs. They provide great insights on local news and surrounding area and provide great tips for restaurants and what to do nearby. It's a fantastic location for art lovers who want to check out local galleries or visit The Whitney and the Highline. Those coming to attend an event at the Jacob K. Javits centre can get there easily on foot, avoiding the hunt for taxis when trade shows finish. Thanks for making me feel so welcome again. x

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New York, New York, United States · Joined in December 2012
Arthur User ProfileArthur is a superhost.

Along with Ed (my better half, pictured on the right), I strive to build a growing base of happy and loyal AirBnB clients. We're both fairly quiet guys: I have a doctoral degree and enjoy researching/writing, and Ed is a retired dentist now working in Manhattan real estate. We're very tidy, laid back, and respectful of guests' desire for the same. We're also very proud of New York City and are always happy to share our knowledge of the city's history and offerings. Traveling to world capitals and exotic places is our passion: I speak French and Portuguese fluently, and Ed speaks Spanish. We absolutely love hosting guests from all over the world, and we're always happy to interact with guests as much or as little as they like, so conversation over a bottle of wine is always welcome!

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