About this listing
Good news for you, we've got an extra bedroom! You should totally come stay with us.
What you get: your own private room in a 2 bedroom apartment, clean linens, dresser drawers, fridge & pantry space, free wi-fi, access to our board games (don't lose any pieces!), access to video games on major consoles, and viewing of our growing movie collection. There's in-building laundry. It's not free, but it's also not down the block. It's also not expensive.
Btw, your bed is a full-bed. It's super nice and comfy. It's nicer than our bed.
Where you are: you'll be staying in gorgeous Inwood, the tip of the Isle of Manhattan.
Yes, we are still on the island of Manhattan, we're just at the top of it. You probably want to chill at the other end, which is extremely easy to get to.
Our apartment is on the same block as the A train, which can take about 30 minutes to get to midtown. Seriously, this train can connect you to many of the attractions that people come to this great city to see. The 1 train is also super close. And so are a bunch of buses, including Express buses. MetroNorth is not far.
Saturdays bring us a great year round farmer's market.
Enjoy the many parks of the neighborhood - Inwood Hill, Isham, Highbridge, and Fort Tryon, which is home to The Cloisters.
The neighborhood is also chockfull of great restaurants and bars.
We love and know this city very well, so we can help you navigate, and get to where you need to go, as well as help with recommendations.
You Gotta Be: FREE. Just joshin'. Clean, respectful. That's pretty much it.
Beware of cat: I mean, we have a cat. He's super sweet. The nicest cat, ever, really. He's not a needy cat. He is a nosy cat. Here's a great thing, you have a door. He doesn't shred furniture. But, yeah... he's a cat, and he does cat things. Also, he's really big. He also will go to a room where people are talking, because I think he thinks he's missing out. It's funny.
Your Roommates: Laid back types, with jobs (so... we won't be home all day, but we'll be sleeping at nighttimes, so SHHHHH.).
PLEASE NOTE: Even though our check-in time is 5 pm (17:00), we're actually pretty flexible about that. Basically, anytime before 9 am, and after 4 pm (16:00). During the day, we're at work. We're working. Careering and whatnot. It's difficult to take time out of our day to do check-ins at 12 noon - we're sorry! However, you can check-in whenever you want on the weekends!
Geoff: fuzzy, husband-type, thinks he funnier than he is, very quiet, except with a beer in him. Glasses.
RATING: stoic Lebowski
Quote after reading the description: Sounds about right.
Dezh: the wife, bringer of giggles, giver of death stares, lifelong New Yorker, lover of baking and godawful movies and television. Reading glasses.
Moss: cat, BIG CAT, not a fat cat. Don't call him fat. You wouldn't like it if he called you fat. He's just mossive. Cats don't wear glasses. ...yet.
RATING: Mosscow, as big as Mother Russia
Geoff approves of this listing kinda sorta, and says "I think it's a good start!"
The FINE Print: We don't want this relationship to start by lying or misleading. This is a pre-war apartment. That means that on the 5th floor, in exchange for our excellent views, we get crappy water pressure. The water is always hot, but... there's not so much of it. This is a common thing in old buildings. Don't believe me, watch the first few episodes of Suburgatory, because they totally reference it.
UPDATE ON THAT MESS: When we first moved in, the Super at the time told us the shower was a lost cause. We have since gotten a new Super, and he's amazing and upgraded the shower! It's definitely a much better experience, but keep in mind the water pressure is still quite low. Not to worry, you will still have a full lovely shower-cleaning-yourself-time.
LASTLY: Guys, we're in the apartment, too, ya know. Before booking, please take a moment to tell us a little bit about yourselves. We would like to know a few sentences about the people that we would be opening our home to.
I mean, we wrote a fricken novel... You don't have to, but it would be nice to know a little bit more about you!
Update: We're pretty laid back folks, and it pains me to add this, but lately, we've been getting a lot of inquiries where people are trying to take advantage of our generosity before staying with us. We have these things noted and clearly marked in sections Airbnb has set as standard for all listings, but let's see if this answers your questions before booking -
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PEOPLE: We've limited the maximum to 2 guests for the comfort level of potential guests. We've also set that limit in place because we are home the entire length of any guest's stay. While our apartment may be big by NYC standards, it's still a tight living space. Yes, we're doing Airbnb, but we'd also like to feel comfortable in our own home. Trying to clean up, accommodate, and move around an apartment with 3 or more additional people is not something that we would like to experience. Especially when we are trying to live our day to day lives.
CHILDREN: We love kids. We love babies. However, our home is not child-proof. Our young nephew occasionally stays with us, or comes over. We and his parents are comfortable with his safety in our apartment because we've known him and have been watching him from birth. No matter how well behaved they are, we do not know your children. We do not want to have to worry about their safety. Also, 2 adults and 1 child are still 3 people. Just because kids are smaller does not mean that they don't count as an extra guest.
PRICE: We've set what we believe is a fair and inexpensive price. We are not open to negotiations. Please respect that.
If these things are a major concern for you, please search for a home that is more compatible. And please show your next hosts the same courtesy and not try to push the expectations of a relationship that we've all already set up through the site.
No smoking, please. Not that we've had this problem, but please don't smoke in the hallway either. Please be respectful of our neighbors (WHO ARE AWESOME!) and keep all smoking outside, along with any other loudness and shenanigans!
Please be respectful of the fact that we are both working regular business hours and have to wake up in the morning, so don't come in drunk and jump on our bed. That's rude, y'all.
Nadezhda and Geoff were amazing and so hospitable. This was mine and my sisters first time ever using airbnb and it was such a great experience I would highly recommend staying with Nadezhda and Geoff if you're in NYC. Their apartment is a minutes walk to the subway and they give us great recommendations for places to visit while in New York. They also have the most epic board game collection if you were to end up with a free evening. If in NYC again I would absolutely stay with Nadezhda and Geoff again. Thanks for an awesome stay guys!
A really nice and good place to stay, Nadezdha and Geoff will give you a warm and friendly welcome and you get a lot of informations about NY if you need them.
You can do your own thing, or hang out with them and watch a movie. I thing thats how AirBnB should be. The Bed is really comfortable,I had a great sleep these days even if its a bit noisy if youre bit used to. But, youre in New York. Of course its a bit noisy. I can really recommend this place, best value!
You will like the cat, even if you more a dog guy like me! Never seen that before....
Geof and Nadezhda are a lovely couple. Cool. Busy with their work and with themselves. Very helpful. Geof is superbly organized and meticulous. I was received very warmly.
The room is really bright and sunny. The bed is more comfortable than what appears in the picture. It takes away all your days weariness. Some people may not like the location for its distance from lower Manhattan. But I found it very healthy, ecofriendly, away from the din of Wall (website hidden) 207 Broadway has wide open spaces, fresh air and starry nights, a rare phenomenon in lower Manhattan.
If you are traveling from JFK just take the A train and (website hidden) 207 is the last stop ( first from the other side) Broadway Apt is right on the exit point of this station. Most economical way to reach here is to buy a Metro Card at the Airport station itself.
Geof has prepared a House Rulebook. It is useful to read that. If possible get it in advance. Your stay will be a pleasure.
Nedezha & Geoffrey are awesome. Super sweet couple. Moss is a great cat too. They were so helpful. Would definitely recommend staying with them. Your literally 1 min away from the A train and that will take straight into Manhattan or you can transfer on to any other train very easily.
They made us feel very welcomed in their home. Inwood is a super cute community and very safe.
Highly recommend staying with them!
The hosts were very nice, welcoming and helpful in any way. A guidebook for New York was in the room and I used it a lot. The bed was very comfortable and the room was nice. The apartment was very close to the subway station. I felt safe in the neighborhood and in the apartment.
My only complaint is that it says it is located at Upper Manhattan, but the neighborhood really is Inwood. It was further away from Midtown than expected.
We're so very sorry that you were disappointed with the location of our apartment. We try to be very transparent in our listing, stating that we are at the very top of Manhattan.
Upper Manhattan can actually start anywhere between 59th street and 125th street and goes all the way up past our apartment. Wiki.pedia says it also can end in what we consider to be The Bronx. I'm very skeptical...
But yeah, we don't ever want our guests to feel like they've been mislead about where we are located. We talk about Inwood a lot in our listing, and how far away from Midtown it is - 30 minutes during the day, which is not a bad commute at all! We love this neighborhood and community, and are very proud to be a part of it!
Airbnb has also officially categorized it as Inwood in the Location section, going as far to provide maps, and listing some of our recommended bars and restaurants.
We're sorry that the misunderstanding caused a damper on your travels. We thought you were a really great guest, and would still love to have you stay with us in the future if the distance isn't too great!
I really enjoyed staying with Nadezhda and Geof. I was greeted by Geof when I arrived and he was very welcoming and friendly. The place was a pretty far away from JFK airport by subway, but it was very easy to find. Also, the subway trip to downtown Manhattan was very straightforward and not too long, about 30 min. I thought their cat, Moss, was very friendly and loved being in the bathroom. Overall, my friend and I loved the placed.
I had a brilliant time staying with nadezhda and geoffrey - and moss of course.. Awesome humans and feline extraordinaire! The room was cozy and discreet, great TV viewing on offer, with as much interaction as you may desire and a comfy bed..
About the Host, Nadezhda & Geoffrey
I'm married to a dude named Geoff. He lives with me. Which is good for our marriage.
We both like things in pop-culture.
We also like travelling. In fact, he proposed while we were in New Zealand, after a day spent in Hobbiton. Because Hobbiton is a real place, y'all.
While we are our own people, we do share common interests like board games, video games, movies, tv, books, and just about anything related to media. We can be quiet and homebodies, but we can also roll with the pub crawl crowd.
We met and fell in love while working at the same non-profit. So, we both love helping people and whatnot.
Um... this is awkward. I don't know what else to write.