Upper Westside room Private Bath

Apartment - Private room · West 113th Street, New York, NY 10025, United States
Irene
Your host, Irene
37 Reviews
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The Space

Private room with private entrance and bath on top floor of pre-war coop.

At 200 sq ft, this quiet, sunny space with a DOUBLE BED provides a haven for visitors. The room has its own door and private bathroom.

Cotton sheets and towels provided. Shower and full-length tub, perfect for a long soak.

High speed wireless internet provided.

Electric kettle in room. Access to shared kitchen is limited and by prior arrangement.

Please note: There is NO air conditioning! I do provide a fan, and the window has a nice breeze, but if you need a/c to sleep, this isn't the place for you ~

The room is best for a single person, or 2 people sharing a bed.
Also best for people with a reason to be in this particular neighborhood -- visiting family nearby, or with business at one of the many educational institutions in the community.

There is excellent access to public transportation, restaurants, groceries, music, parks, and coffee shops.
The room has a shelf of NYC guidebooks and maps, as well as novels and mysteries set in the city. I've lived here almost 30 years, and am well-informed about Morningside Heights.

NOTE to First-Time Tourists to NYC looking for a cheap place to stay: you will be happier in more central areas of the city, and with a place that offers better access to a kitchen.

Airport with best transportation to Morningside Heights: La Guardia. 45-min bus ride to W. 116th costs $2.50

3 blocks from 1 train and M60 bus
1 block from M4, M5, and M104 busses
3 blocks from M60 bus -- Best way in to Manhattan.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $50 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $100
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Cancellation: Flexible
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  • My stay in New York with Irene was wonderful. The room and location were even more delightful than described in the listing. It was a very pleasant and comfortable retreat from my busy activities in the city. Irene was very helpful via email while I was planning my stay but unfortunately I did not get to meet her in person. Instead, I had the pleasure of meeting her lovely daughter who greeted me on my arrival. I will look forward to meeting Irene on a future visit!

    July 2014
  • Irene is a great host due to her lovely nature and attention to detail about making sure everything was set-up for my stay. I felt very welcome and looked after the entire time. I stayed 12 nights. Irene has a wonderful place. Her room and private bath are well maintained, comfortable and safe. The room is actually much bigger than it appears online. Her location is amazing and made my time attending a course at Columbia extremely pleasant. The services around her apartment are excellent. And as an added perk, her building has a beautiful rooftop area.

    July 2014
  • I was there for a week, the room is exactly as shown in the pictures, clean, very nice and tidy as well as the bathroom.
    Irene is very friendly and always answered all my questions. Very safe neighborhood with supermarkets, restaurants and shops. And the subway was very close. I recommend it 100%.

    Estuve ahí por una semana, la habitación es exactamente igual como aparece en las fotografías, limpia, muy bonita y ordenada al igual que el baño.
    Irene es muy amable y siempre respondió todas mis dudas. El barrio muy seguro con supermercados, restaurants y tiendas.Y el subway estaba muy (website hidden) recomiendo 100%.

    June 2014
  • We had a wonderful stay. The room was actually somewhat bigger than what the photos show. The bathroom was updated and very usable. The location was excellent, an easy walk to the subway and buses along Broadway. We came back fairly late at night and still felt very safe walking in the neighborhood. The best part of course, was our gracious host. Irene was very understanding and helpful, easily accessible when needed while letting us be when we were busy. We highly recommend Irene's place, especially for any visitor wanting to be close to Columbia U.

    May 2014
  • We greatly enjoyed our recent stay at Irene's quite comfortable one BR unit. The proximity to Columbia University was a major reason for our selection of the unit but we would likely choose the space again for any visit to Manhattan.

    May 2014
  • The apartment was clean and wonderful. I really like the neighbourhood. The room is sunny, quiet and the roof is a big plus.
    The room is located near many good restaurants, and steps away from Riverside Park and the Park. I highly recommend the room as a place to stay in NYC.

    May 2014
  • The apartment was clean and wonderful. The neighborhood was perfect as I was attending classes at Columbia and it was a few blocks away. Irene is terrific and it was just as described. I recommend it highly

    May 2014
  • I had a wonderful stay in Irene's lovely room. The room is sunny and quiet, on the 8th floor of an elevator building, with a partial view of the Hudson River. The bed is very comfortable, with a reading lamp and shelves nearby. Books line the walls, including three of Irene's own mystery novels! The room is located near many good restaurants, book stores, and steps away from beautiful Riverside Park. I highly recommend the room as a place to stay in NYC. Though it isn't in the thick of typical tourist spots, it is a 5 minute or less walk to the #1 subway train.

    March 2014
  • I stayed with Irene last week while attending an executive education program on the Columbia campus - great one bedroom with a private bathroom. Perfect for a quiet cozy place to stay! The room is cozy and comfortable. I had a lovely dinner on the rooftop deck, which wasn't something I was expecting, but turned out to be a nice getaway within the city.

    I wouldn't recommend the space for tourists, since you aren't near the common attractions, but it met my needs perfectly! Irene was also very flexible with my odd arrival and departure times, which was very helpful.

    March 2014
  • The stay at Irene's was great! The room was just as described. It was clean and quiet, a bit removed with a separate entrance. Irene's location is great, and she was a wonderful host! We would return and stay here again without hesitation.

    March 2014
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Deutsch, English, Español
School
Columbia University, BA, MSW
Work
self-employed social worker with the elderly
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I'm a New Yorker by choice. The Upper West Side neighborhood I've lived in for almost 30 years is like a village, with pretty much anything a person might want available within 4 or 5 blocks. By profession, I am a social worker specializing in geriatric clutterers. By avocation, I'm a writer and artist.
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