Small, sunny, quiet room in pre-war apartment building with private entrance and bathroom.
Great food, parks, & public transportation. Ideal location for access to Columbia & other area educational institutions.
Private room with its own entrance and private bath on top floor of pre-war coop. Elevator building; one flight up to roof deck.
At 200 sq ft, this sunny space with a DOUBLE BED provides a quiet haven for visitors amid the bustle of NYC.
Cotton sheets and towels provided. Shower and full-length tub, perfect for a long soak.
High speed wireless internet provided.
Electric kettle in room.
The room is best for a single person, or 2 people sharing a bed.
Preferred guests are people who have a reason to stay in this particular neighborhood -- with family nearby, or 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, am well-informed about Morningside Heights, and happy to answer questions.
NOTE to First-Time Visitors to NYC: you will probably be happier in more central areas of the city, and with 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
1 block from M4, M5, and M104 busses
3 blocks from M60 bus
The room is completely private, with its own entrance and bathroom. A book-lined hallway connects to the main apartment, where I live, and am available to help with anything.
Kitchen access is mostly limited to refrigerator, and by prior arrangement. There is an electric kettle in the room, and a selection of tea and coffee ~
Interaction with Guests
I pretty much leave it to my guests as to how much interaction they want, or don't.
I am available for suggestions, recommendations, and advice about the Morningside Heights neighborhood and for general NYC information.
I'm equally happy to let my guests be.
There are maps and NYC guidebooks for guest use in the bedroom, as well as novels set in the city.
Everything you might need is available within a 3-block radius.
Groceries, restaurants, drug stores, clothing, bookstores, banks, liquor, hardware, churches, synagog, yoga studio, coffee shops ~
Riverside Park is 1/2 block west; Morningside Park, 1 1/2 blocks east.
The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine is right up the street, and worth a visit.
Easy walking distance: Grant's Tomb; Riverside Church and bell tower; Nicholas Roerich Museum; Strauss Park.
#1 train, 3 blocks
M104, M4, M5 busses 1 block
M60 bus to La Guardia, 3 blocks.
The rate for 2 people is $150/night
I loved staying with Irene in her studio apartment. It was very convenient to the subway, she was friendly and the place was very comfortable.
Perfect home away from home if you want to live like a new yorker!
This was my first time to use airbnb and it was a great experience.
I spent five nights at Irene's wonderful room. Everything was very clean and the room has a lot of natural light and air. The warm decorations and the bookshelves add a sense of homeyness to the place. The reading area is just the perfect place to sit and relax and enjoy that quite spot of the upper west side with a book and a bit of the river view. It's the perfect location if you want to live like a true new yorker and not interested in the downtown Manhattan usual, and also if you are not a first timer at NYC. Broadway Ave is just around the corner with everything you need (restaurants, coffee shops, 24 hours DR, bookculture is one street away). You don't get access to the kitchen here, but Irene will treat you with an in-room-kettle, coffee to start the morning, and some wonderful relaxing herbal tea that was my last thing to drink before bed time!
Irene was simply the perfect host, pleasant and helpful on one hand, and absolutely respects privacy and keeps the distance on the other hand. I was so pleased we got to chat over tea before I check out. It was the coolest place for me to stay in NYC, and would definitely book it again when I am there next!
Irene could not have been more welcoming. She was most pleasant and gracious with recommendations on the lovely neighborhood. The room was as advertised and then some. It was extremely quiet, private, secure and clean. Bonuses included a private entrance, in-room tea service, a rooftop deck, an extensive library and a marvelous shower with plenty of water pressure. The location was prime for my purposes - Columbia University - and was only a couple of blocks away from Riverside Park. The subway, three blocks away, provides quick access to the theater district. I could not recommend this space more highly to those wishing direct access to Columbia or those who want a quiet respite from the city after sightseeing. I know I'll be a repeat customer.
I loved this stay! Irene was very welcoming, made everything easy, the room/bathroom provides total privacy, the neighborhood is wonderful, and it is close to the subway. There is nowhere I would rather stay when I go back!
Irene is a wonderful hosts she was very flexible with my arrival, which was extremely helpful. The apartment is really great. Quiet, comfortable, and very clean. I would stay again in a heartbeat!!
This was my second stay with Irene; I am completely enthusiastic about staying with her, and hope to return again. Irene is calm, helpful, welcoming. I appreciate the aesthetics of the room, the neatness and cleanliness, the private entrance and bath. Highest recommendation.
Great place, beautiful view of the Hudson river. Irene is very nice and reliable. Definitely recommendable!
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.