Because Nice Matters-Upper Upper West Side 2bd/2ba
Because Nice Matters-Upper Upper West Side 2bd/2ba
7 guests
2 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
7 guests
2 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
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A beautiful home away from home for your stay here in New York City. A great retreat after a long day of sightseeing. You will feel right at home.

The space

Please send a brief bio of yourself and the people staying here with you before booking. A photo would be nice too.

The space is a beautiful, warm and clean apartment nestled between the Hudson River on the west, historic Harlem, southeast, Sugar Hill, east, Washington Heights, north, and Columbia University, south, in our culturally diverse neighborhood of Hamilton Heights.

The apartment is located on one of the most beautiful blocks in NYC. It is on the street level which makes it easy for people with stair concerns. It is decorated with comfort and style in mind. The bedrooms are super quiet and have the most comfortable beds.

The apartment is a large 2 bedroom/2 bath duplex completely separate with its own private entrance and with access to the serene backyard garden. There are 2 queen beds, 1 full bed, and 2 twin beds, free WiFi, towels, sheets, pillows, iron and board, hairdryers, and bathrobes. One bathroom has a jacuzzi. The bedrooms have an air conditioner and a TV for dvds. (Small library provided). Sorry, no TV service.

The kitchen is fully equipped with good knives, cutting board, pots and pans, toaster, coffee maker, coffee grinder, dishes, glasses, and silverware.


Q: Can you quote me the total price?

A: You can see your total price. Click on the dates requested and number of guests. My price is listed above "Book It" and the Airbnb guest service fee is listed beneath it.

Q: Is the additional $50 charge per person after 6 people applicable to children?

A: Yes, it is.

Q: Will you hold the apartment for us until we are able to pay?

A: I'm sorry, I accept reservations on a first-pay basis. I have lost too many reservations trying to honor reservations based on an inquiry. Thank you for understanding.

Q: Can I check-in early or late?

A: You can always check-in late. I will try to accommodate early check-in whenever possible.

Q: Can we have a late check-out?

A: If my next guests do not arrive until the next day, then yes, I will try to accommodate your needs. If you would like me to store your luggage, that can be arranged. If it is possible to check-out late and you need to stay after 3pm, there is a day rate fee of $100.

Thank you so much and have a wonderful stay in NYC!

Happy travels,


Guest access


Interaction with guests

I am available at all times to assist you during your stay. I can easily be reached via email, phone, or by ringing our doorbell.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.

Indoor Fireplace
Hot Tub

Extra people £39 / night after 6 guests
Security Deposit £195
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 2 single beds
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 double bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 11AM

• I am here if you have any questions. Please just ask. (emails preferred)
• If you need to check-out after 11am, notify me regarding this at the time you reserve the apartment otherwise, 11am check-out is mandatory.
• If you check-out after 3pm, there is a day rate fee of $100.
• Price includes cleaning fee.
• Deliveries are not allowed. Do to time logistics, mail/USPS/FedEx/UPS are not allowed. Meal deliveries are of course fine.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

4 nights minimum stay

181 Reviews

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Ana Cristina User Profile
October 2017
Very nice place, big, clean and convenient to go to the city!

Claire User Profile
August 2017
Karen's appartement is very well situated, a few hundred meters from the subway down to Time Square and other Manhattan attractions. The area is quiet and has a few nice restaurants and local shops. We had a very comfortable stay and felt at home every night after walking around fabulous NYC. Karen was a lovely and helpful host.

Clare User Profile
July 2017
We had a great stay at Karen's place with 2 of our children aged 15 and 23. There was plenty of space for all of us in comfortable beds with good bathroom facilities. The apartment is clean and well presented, in a quiet residential area and close to good transport links. It's a 5 minute walk to the red 1 subway line and 10 minutes to the blue A line or orange B/D line so getting around the city was very easy - 20 minutes to Times Square. Communication with Karen was always very easy with any questions answered immediately. Our flight was delayed so we arrived a bit late but this was not a problem and we were also able to have a late check out which was a big help on the last day. Thanks to Karen for a great stay.

The flat is actually more roomy that the photos imply which is a nice surprise (we had ample space for a family of 5 with three teenage children). It is scrupiously clean and the provision of the various sundries such as washing up liquid, soap powder etc was very much appreciated. It is a basement flat and so a little on the dark side - but then again you are not in New York to spend your tine in an apartment!

Michelle User Profile
March 2014
We stayed at Karen and Norberts fantastic apartment for five nights, it was spotless, warm and comfortable! They have obviously travelled alot as they had thought of everything, it was fabulous! We couldn't have asked for better, we were very happy! I would highly recommend staying here, it made our stay in NYC even better!

Kuldip User Profile
April 2012
We (a family of 7) have just returned from a 10days stay at Karen's flat. The 2bedroom/bathroom flat was perfectly adequate for us all. The flat is absolutely immaculate, with all the facilities that you will need for a safe and enjoyable vacation. The location is a bit gritty, but this will enhance your NYC stay and is close to shops, restaurants, takeaways and is set near the Hudson River. If you are sensible, the area is perfectly safe. The metro station is about 2-3minutes away, but is served only by the 1Line. Karen was a wonderful host. On the one occasion we had to call upon her (there was a problem with the airbed) she replied immediately and resolved the problem. All in all, a wonderful, great value base for a NYC vacation and we would not hesitate staying there again.

Diana User Profile
January 2012
Karen. Thank you for letting your apartment to us, it was home from home. It was warm and cosy with lots of little extra touches that made it homely. It was very convenient for getting about it New York, with the Metro only a few minutes walk away. We all cant wait to come back again. Would defiantly recommend this to all of our friends. The Thompson and Thomas family.xx

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New York, New York, United StatesJoined in March 2010
Karen User Profile

I am a seven year Airbnb veteran host and I have learned what is most important to travelers; cleanliness, style, and value. You get that with 10 stars each! FYI: pictures haven't been updated in seven years. It looks even better now.

I am a vegan and an animal activist. I also am a jazz and classical flutist who enjoys hosting travelers from all parts of the globe.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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