Bright and Spacious in the Heights

Apartment - Private room · W 158th St, New York, NY 10032, United States
Your host, Steve
28 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

The apartment is within walking distance of two major subway lines (3 mins to the 1 or C trains), a short ride to Midtown and all the tourist attractions (about 20 mins to Times Square / 42nd St). It is also conveniently located 2 stops from City College and 4 from Columbia University. Connections with La Guardia, JFK, or Newark Liberty airports are pretty straightforward.

The building is located in Washington Heights in Manhattan, close to the border with Harlem. The neighborhood is very safe and authentic, with a balanced mix of different ethnicities, although you will need to travel downtown for restaurants or entertainment. Be aware that this is a fifth floor walk-up (no elevator) which, at least, keeps everyone fit.

Once you book, you will receive detailed info on several ways to reach the apartment depending on where you are coming from.

In your room, you will find 2 twin beds with a foam or memory foam mattress fitted with 500 thread count Egyptian cotton linens, three bright windows, a spacious closet, a desk with lamp, TV, DVD player, and a free subscription to streaming movies from Netflix.
I provide fresh towels and basic toiletries (soap, shampoo, shower gel, shave cream), hair dryer, and iron with board. There is no washer or dryer in the apartment, but laundromats are just around the corner. C-Town and Associated supermarkets are within a 3-4 min walk.

If you bring your own computer, there is also a super fast Time Warner Extreme internet connection throughout the apartment and a home office with wireless printer and scanner in the drawing room for your use.

The price listed varies depending on the time of the year and is for the room only, breakfast may be included for an additional fee.

As part of my support to the artistic community, I will consider a reduced price for professional or young underpaid performing artists on tour.

Before booking or contacting me, please complete your profile (with a pic and a couple of verifications) and then message me with a brief introduction and why you are visiting.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $12 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Weekly Price: $360 /week
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $10
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Steve is very nice host .The place is clean and tidy ,close to subway station ,if you looking to save and enjoy in your staying in New York Steve place is very good .For what we paying Steve place is very good deal .

    June 2014
  • We stayed at Steve's for 2 weeks and enjoyed our stay. The location is good as the station is around the corner and it only takes around 25mins to get into Times Square on the subway.
    The room is located right on the corner of the apartment and can become quite loud in the night due to the common New York traffic & sirens etc. The room was a good size and has a cupboard to store and hang clothes, however we were there in summer and it can become pretty warm.
    Steve was welcoming; he was honest, organised and upfront. Thanks

    June 2014
  • My son and I had a wonderful week staying at Steve's place. Steve is very friendly and the place is very clean and tidy. We really enjoyed our stay there.

    March 2014
  • Steve is very nice and always tries to help his guests.
    The room was ok, though we did not know that we could not regulate the thermostat and were surprised when one day it suddenly started leaking.
    The building is quite old, another day the heating stopped working completely, but Steve kindly offered us a discount until it was fixed.
    Overall the apartment was not super clean, but clean enough.
    We felt comfortable staying with Steve, he (email hidden).

    March 2014
  • Confortable apartamento en Washington Heights! Steve es un gran anfitriòn. No tuvimos ningun tipo de problemas. Con el subway a 2 cuadras se accede en 25 min al downtown de Manhattan. Saludos Steve!!

    February 2014
  • Steve ist eine großartiger Gastgeber, stets daran interessiert einem den Besuch so angenehm wie möglich zu gestalten. Das Zimmer bietet genügend Platz, ist modern eingerichtet und ausgesprochen sauber. In Küche und Bad ist alles vorhanden was man für das tägliche Leben benötigt. Am ehesten läßt sich die Unterkunft mit einer Art WG vergleichen, es gibt nur wenige Regeln an die man sich halten sollte und man hat genügend Raum für Privatsphäre. Ich kann diese Unterkunft nur wärmstens empfehlen. Von mir gibts 5 Sterne!

    February 2014
  • Steve est un hôte très accueillant, l'appartement est conforme aux photos et situé proche de plusieurs station de métro reliant le sud de Manhattan. Il faudra compter 20 à 30 minutes pour rejoindre les principaux lieux touristiques. Très bon rapport qualité/prix pour New York!

    January 2014
  • Nice place and very nice host. I stayed for about 10 days at Steve's apartament and I had a great time. The apartment is very clean, warm, confortable, well furnished and had everything I needed. Besides, is located in a nice spot in Upper Manhattan, which was in easy reach of all the places and tourist spots I wanted to visit. There is easy acces to subway. Steve is great guy and always was willing to help and gave me excellent advices about the city. I felt very confortable in her apartment. I totally recommend Steve's apartment.

    January 2014
  • I needed a place to stay very last minute when my move-in was delayed by a weekend.

    Steve had a clean bed for me, clean facilities, and a pleasant demeanor. I will rent from him if I or visitors ever need a place to stay again.


    December 2013
  • El apartamento esta muy bien y también muy bien situado por que esta cerca de la línea 1. El anfitrión es muy majo y te ayuda con todo. Muy recomendable

    November 2013
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I am a stage director and college professor who recently moved to New York City. This is (email hidden) to live, especially if you love theatre, music, and the arts in general! In my travels around the world, I have found many gracious hosts through airbnb who helped me not only find a cheaper accommodation, but also my way around (email hidden). I have now decided to give back some of that assistance and I welcome travelers who need a short term stay at a fraction of the normal cost of a hotel or even a hostel. Thus I rent the larger of the two bedrooms in my apartment. I am sure you will enjoy it :)
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