Bright Room in Upper Manhattan Apt

Apartment - Private room · Broadway, New York, NY 10034, United States
Nadezhda & Geoffrey
Your host, Nadezhda & Geoffrey
48 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: a few days or more

The Space

Welcome, friends!
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...).

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!

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.
RATING: riddickulous

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!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $15 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Check In: 4:00 PM
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • The most intelligent, thoughtful, and delightful people. Moss is rather awesome.

    May 2014
  • Nadezhda and Geoff are very good hosts. I stayed at their place with my girlfriend, while on a trip to NYC. Their place was not difficult to find. The couple are very homely creatures with lots of bric-a-brac in their apartment and an eclectic collection of books we unfortunately didn't get a chance to browse through, because we were too busy roaming the streets of Manhattan! They had some issues with internet connectivity, but such things happen to everybody, and they were extremely gracious about it. There were maps of the city in the room, and that proved very useful for us first time visitors. We are not especially sociable humans, and we freely drank up all the bottled water in their apartment! If we stayed their for a couple of days more, we would have got to know each other better, which would have been really great!

    May 2014
  • We had a very nice stay at Nadezhda and Geoffrey place.
    Our bedroom was comfortable and the neighborhood is great : nice pubs and restaurants around and the subway just next door. Very convenient to be close to midtown and to be in a quiet area.
    Nadezhda and Geoffrey have been very friendly and made ourselves at home.
    Besides, meeting Moss was a stunning experience ;-)

    May 2014
  • We couldn’t have asked for more welcoming or easy going hosts. They are both very lovely people! The room worked well for us—a good size, comfortable bed, everything was clean. MUCH better than any hostel, in my opinion. To me the only downside was that getting back there late at night was a bit of a trek because the express train was down after 11:30pm during our stay—but I imagine things are much faster during a regular week. In any case, I would highly recommend this room.

    April 2014
  • Nadezhda and Geoffrey were lovely hosts to my friend Mingyew and I. The room is spacious, tidy and liveable. The apartment is close to the subway and that makes the rest of Manhattan very accessible each morning. I definitely enjoyed my stay with Nadezhda and Geoffrey and would recommend their place to anyone who is looking for a comfy and quiet escape from the busy streets downtown. It also helps if you like cats (:

    April 2014
  • INCREDIBLE! We absolutely loved staying with Nadezhda and Geoffery. The room was perfect, and the bed was super comfortable. I seriously wish I could give them more than five stars. My fiancé proposed while we were staying - and Nadezhda & Geoffrey took us out for drinks to celebrate! We couldn't have asked for a better experience. They are the nicest people, and the apartment is wonderful and so close to the A train for easy access to the whole city. I highly recommend staying with them! You'll have a great time with some of the best people!

    April 2014
  • It was my first experience with airbnb and it could not have been better. It was a very pleasent stay. Nadezhda & Geoffrey were very welcoming and friendly, they made their home ours during the stay. The room itself was very clean and spacious enough for two people; the subway was literally right in front of the door.
    By the way they probably have the coolest cat on earth. Thank u again

    April 2014
  • Comfortable stay with friendly hosts in a great building in an excellent location! As I think another reviewer mentioned it is a busy part of the city but I found street noise quite OK and slept well. Nadezhda and Geoffrey were very gracious and easygoing hosts.

    March 2014
  • We had a great stay at their home. The room is clean and warm and it is close to the subway down on street. Nadezhda and Goeffrey are very friendly. They answered to every question and gave good tips for shopping and where find some good food.

    March 2014
  • Great warm room in a clean apartment with friendly hosts. The street outside is a bit noisy but that's just New York, and the bed is great so I didn't have trouble sleeping. The cat is lovely if a bit naughty hehe. I would recommend staying here and it's really close to the subway too.

    March 2014
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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.
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