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...).
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!
Nadezhda & Geoffrey were such awesome hosts! What was really assuring & comforting was knowing that they made their home "your home while you're in NYC". The apartment was really cosy and the neighbourhood was really safe & friendly. The location was also amazing - I could access subway lines 1 & A so easily to get to midtown and downtown. Nadezhda & Geoffrey also try their best to make you feel more settled in the city, going so far as to provide any advice and recommendations for anything that you want/need! Overall, it was an absolute pleasure to stay with them & should I visit NYC again, they'd definitely be my first choice to return to! (:
They were great from the get go. comfy bed in a cool part of the city. we even poured up and had some drinks my first night! def recommend it!
The room was comfortable, clean, and spacious, very much like the photos show. The bed was especially comfy. The windows were a bit drafty, but the heat worked well so it balanced out. The kitchen and bathroom were adequately furnished and clean. The shower is really just a trickle, and it took a while to get hot water. I would have appreciated the cat box not being right outside the door to my room. I had a pleasant stay.
My sister and I had a great stay at Nadezhad and Geoffrey's place. They were very welcoming, friendly and made us think of their house as our own which made our stay very comfortable! The highlight of the stay was Moss the cat! Although I am scared of animals in general, Moss's antics made me laugh and made our stay all the more memorable. We had a great time in NY and we hope to come back and stay here again! Thanks guys!!
My friend and I had a great time staying with Nadezhda and Geoffrey! They are both very kind and accommodating and their house is full of interesting books and pop culture memorabilia; they definitely made us feel at home.
Their home is rather large for a place in Manhattan. The location was great, the entrance to the A train is right outside the door, and the 1 train is just a few blocks south east. Dichter Pharmacy has amazing bagels and is just across the street.
The apartment is on the fifth floor, but there is a really cool older elevator there so don't worry! :)
They also have a badass cat named Moss, who actually loves water, it's pretty amazing; like funny pictures of cats on the internet amazing :D
Please stay with them, you won't be disappointed!
Best hosts ever! They were incredibly cool. And completely forgiving that I interrupted their series-watching every single day by going on and on about my day :) First night there, on my request, they took me to an awesome beer and wine bar... just across the street. Perfect for those days when it was too cold to venture far. The location, although quite far north, was great. A few steps from the A train, end of the line, so you always get a seat. A cute little cafe across the street serves the best coffee and galettes, plus, a major bonus in my opinion was the fact that Target is just a few stops away (yay!) The room was lovely, the bed as comfortable as they say, and plenty of space for storing your clothes if you're there for a longer period (I was there 10 days).
Let's not forget Moss, the biggest lioncat I've ever seen, but also the cutest most attention-seeking, weirdest water-loving cat in the world.
Thanks for everything, and don't forget the invitation to South Africa!
We had a great stay at Nadezha and Goeffreys apartment! They were always available and helped where ever they could. Unfortunately, we came very late at the arrival day but they were nice and understandable! They treated us with trust and if we have known each other for a long tomw already. We didnt spend that much time together but we liked them from the very first beginning. The apartment was also nice. The bed very confortable. The only three problems was first, the heat at that point because they couldnt regulate the heat and it was hard to sleep at night. Second, the shower was a little bit annoying because it didnt work so well. And third, it was very loud at night because the AC was installes at an half open window and just had a plastic thing that let all the noises in. But anyway, the stay was great! Thank you for your help and to make our stay that easy!!
We're sorry to hear that you had some problems while you were with us. We wish that you would have told us, we would have done our best to make them right! Unfortunately we are unable to regulate the heat in our apartment, but we do have a fan and/or the air conditioner in the room that we offered if it got too warm. Also, being in a pre-war building on the fifth floor, the water pressure is not as good as we would hope. We do try to warn guests of this in our description of the apartment as we understand the importance of water pressure. We're sorry that it was loud at night, as well. This is the first that we have heard of the room being loud. We've asked friend, family and guests about the noise level and have been assured that there was not a problem. Was it traffic noise that was a problem or people on the street? Hopefully, it was just an anomaly!
We hope that these problems didn't sour your trip, though!
Nadezhda and Geoffrey are totally laid back and very friendly. The apartment is exactly as advertised and a heck of a deal. The subway is directly across the street.
Oh, and absolutely the coolest cat you will ever meet!
Nadezhda & Geoffrey are nice people and friendly with their funny cat! Their apartment is near the subway.
We had a good time at Nadezhda & Geoffrey. They were very nice hosts to us, always ready to give directions and tips about the area. They made us feel at home. Moss (the cat) is just fabulous.
The bedroom had enough space and a comfortable bed for two. One thing about the bathroom was that the water in the shower trickled at most (as the hosts warned in their description).
The subway station (Line A/207 St) is just some steps from the building, so easy to get it.
There is a nice Cafe called Park View with good coffee and omelettes just 2 blocks down Broadway Ave, at the corner with Dyckman St.