About the apartment: I have a beautiful and spacious 1st Floor 2-bedroom apartment in south Harlem (extremely close to the Upper West Side) in which I rent out 1 bedroom on a regular basis to responsible adults who'd like a really incredible place to stay while visiting Manhattan but think that paying $350 a night for a really bad hotel is just crazy! (It is, right?)
About me: I'm a really easy going, professional, chilled out 35 year old guy that loves to host visitors and make them feel at home. All I ask from you is that you're clean, polite and respectful. In turn, I guarantee you an extremely comfortable space in which you will feel completely at home and welcome.
Your stay includes an air-conditioned/heated private room (with a lockable door, fresh and SOFT Restoration Hardware towels, free Wi-Fi, access to the TV connected to Netflix & Hulu Plus (for free movies and TV shows), use of the fridge with filtered water and coffee/tea service for your enjoyment. The bed has a VERY comfortable queen size mattress with always clean and fresh 500 thread count sheets/pillows. There is also an armoire and a closet with hangers for your use.
You're wanting to stay with me by now, right? But wait, there's more.......
My apartment sits in the middle of two train lines........ One block away from both the 2/3 express train and the B/C train. Basically that means 10 minutes to Times Square, 15 minutes to Chelsea or the West Village and 20 minutes to Wall Street or Brooklyn. The bus that stops right outside the apartment will also take you down 5th Ave to the museum district in about 15 minutes. Both Central Park and Columbia are a 5 minute walk away. The apartment is easy to get to from any airport by cab, or by subway through Penn Station, Port Authority or Grand Central.
There's a gourmet grocery one block away if you want to eat at home, an organic salad/sandwich/juice bar next door and plenty of other cool restaurants and coffee shops in the neighborhood to try (I'll be happy to give you suggestions on this) Also free street parking if you're bringing a car.......
One more thing.......I love wine. One of my favorite things to do is share a glass with my guests and get to know them. Looking forward to meeting you and helping you have a wonderful time in NYC!
The only space that's off limits is my personal bedroom. Otherwise, please make yourself at home!!
I love to see my guests in the morning for coffee, or for a glass of wine after a long day out in the city. I'm usually gone during the day as well and have a flexible schedule so sharing the apartment is never an issue. I can also recommend lots of things in the neighborhood and NYC in general to see and do!
Please be respectful of the space. Keep things tidy and clean and just generally pick up after yourself. This includes the bathroom and kitchen. Smoking allowed outside only. Other than that, please make yourself at home and let me know if there's anything else I can do to help you do that......Welcome to NYC!
I'm a 35 year old professional guy, who's lived in NYC for over 9 years. Originally from Michigan, I've also lived in Houston, TX and traveled the world for 2 years working on cruise ships. In the city, I work in theatre and as a personal assistant, play volleyball and volunteer for a couple of charities.