About this listing
Fully Furnished Room for rent in 3 bedroom duplex at top of NYC's Upper West Side. Less than 15 minute walk from Columbia University's main campus.
Full sized bed w/ built in dresser, work desk, real closet, real doors w/curtains for added privacy.
Stay in a beautiful penthouse duplex apartment on upper west side.
We are top floor (5th Floor) 4 flight walk up. Located at top of UWS on Columbus 2 blocks from Central Park West and two blocks from Morning side Park. Two blocks away is the 1 train (Red line - 1 (which connects to the 2 and 3 Express at 96th)-- located on Broadway which is lined with fresh markets, restaurants, bars, bakeries) and the other direction at 110 and Central Park West is the C (blue line) and B (gold) taking you into Times Square, grand central and the B all the way to Brooklyn.
On the block is a wonderful neighborhood cafe, restaurants and cafes with wine shop and wine bar.Tom Yum Thai, Lura's bar and restaurant, pizza places, Chinese, Indian, Thai, Vietnamese and several little bar/restaurants and bodegas. There is a Whole Foods on 98th/Columbus and 3 other Groceries nearby.
This neighborhood is family oriented and more quiet than hustle bustle of midtown and even downtown. There is a middle school across the street and about half of the buildings in the neighborhood are Columbia housing for grad students and so forth. We are a short walk to Harlem and Morningside. This is the much gentrified west side of Harlem where the famous Frederick Douglas strip of eateries and such lies.
Amenities of the apartment:
Washer dryer inside the apartment.
Rooftop deck/garden with dining table (for good weather use).
1 of the 2 Penthouses on the floor.
Red Oak Wood floors throughout
High ceilings in all the bedrooms and most of the main area.
Chef kitchen with stainless steel appliances and spacious French door fridge.
Freshly custom painted
Netflix. HBO - that means you can watch Game of Thrones. Hip Hip Horray!
Bedroom has real closet the size of some apartments in Manhattan. Don't believe me - check out the village. Bed is pillow top mattress - a real bed not a futon, not a dorm room tiny twin, but Full sized bed with drawers for storage. two large windows that face west and have a great view. Ceilings are high and custom painted as well. High quality drapes, good linens, comforter, new fresh towels.
Very quiet neighborhood and apartment and love to keep it peaceful and zen here! :) There are many bars in the area however for when you'd like to venture out.
This is the second available room in the 3 bedroom apartment. For stays under one month, two people are welcome. Over that must be one person only.
House ie kitchen, bathrooms, living room, washer dryer and rooftop patio.
Interaction with Guests
I'm not home very much but when I am home I do interact with guests in a non over bearing manner :)
The wine shop across the street, it's where I buy all of my wine. The bodega across the street makes a banging Reuben. There are several cafes and a little restaurant wine bar that opened on 109 and columbus. Plus there's a Wholefoods ten blocks away surrounded by the usual Starbucks and other chains. The small family owned spots surround 106-110 and also in the 70's and 80's strip on Columbus and Amsterdam. Pleasant short walk and tons of brunch spots + cafes.
Central Park entrance is 2 blocks away. This is our favorite part of the neighborhood and can't be beat really. There are so many things to do in CP that a website exists for it. :)
I am in between two major transit lines the C/B (blue and yellow line) and the 1 train (red line) both run up and down the west side of manhattan and the B goes all the way to brooklyn. The metro stations are two blocks away.
Other Things to Note
*Myself and another flatmate live here. This is our home, not a furnished full time rental. If you are looking for hotel accommodations there are several in the area that can provide this. We say this so people coming to stay understand that we live here, we are not in the hotel business, we are not a company. I provide maps and you will receive plenty of local tips on things to do.
For stays over one month i.e. long term stays, we are all responsible for maintaining and keeping a clean and stocked house. Thank-you.
No Smoking of anything inside the house. There is a rooftop deck if you smoke however. Also no drugs of any kind.
*TV use - since this is a share and not private residence booking please be considerate when watching TV/ NO late night tv watching LOUD and during the week, it is disrespectful to those in the apt trying to sleep and the neighbors. Thx!
No loud music and very clean and respectful please. Please clean up after oneself - also **we have a hair catcher in the bathtub - please use this catcher in every shower and clean it after each use so that we can all enjoy a clean clogged free shower. thx!
If any smoking happens inside there is a $500 fee for smoking inside.