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Private Room with Private Bath
Private Room with Private Bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
You won’t be charged yet

This is where you want to be. On Harlem’s Gold Coast near NYC’s newest bustling restaurant row. Walk to Central Park in under five minutes, to Columbia University in under fifteen. One short block to B and C subway. Close to 2 and 3. Easy walk to M 60 bus to LaGuardia.

You'll have your own bedroom and your own bathroom, towels and toiletries, robe, breakfast foods. I want you to be comfortable, so if there's something you need and don't see, ask!

The space

Stylish apartment in a new-ish elevator condo in an area known as Harlem's Gold Coast. The neighborhood is a mix of historic brownstones and recent luxury buildings (like mine). It's chock-a-block with upscale restaurants and cafes and economy eating options, too.
Run to Central Park (five blocks away). Walk to The Apollo for Amateur Night (10 blocks away). Stroll three avenues over to visit St. John the Divine, the country's largest gothic cathedral. Columbia University is right on the other side of Morningside Park which has a lovely duck pond and waterfall.

The queen bed in the guest room can sleep two. Curtains are light-blocking and you can control your own air/heat.

Apple TV with Netflix in the bedroom.

Guest access

Guests will have a bedroom with both an east and a north-facing window, their own bathroom right outside their bedroom, a shelf of their own in the refrigerator. Ingredients for breakfast (cereal, milk, eggs, coffee and tea, toast, butter, jam) provided the first day, coffee and tea every day.
The living room (with cable tv) is available for lounging and the dining room/library is available for eating, reading, or looking out the stained glass window.

Interaction with guests

I am a writer and often work from home. Happy to make suggestions, give directions, and give you your space! I prefer guests who plan to be out and about in the city.


Amenities
Elevator in Building
Internet
Kitchen
Wireless Internet

Prices
Extra people £8 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee £35
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Respect the house, respect the neighbors. No: illegal activity; loud noise; parties; pets; smoking; inviting strangers to visit you at my house.
No outside shoes inside. Flip-flops and slippers are fine.
You are welcome to cook for yourself so long as you clean everything up after.


Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Leesa User Profile
September 2017
Genny is the best host ever. What host gives you a Tarot Card reading on the rooftop. Great experience. And I mistakenly left my laptop in the apartment. I was on my way to work. She brought it to me. Wow. Thank you.

Anqi User Profile
September 2017
I was in Columbia for a two-day conference and wanted to stay close to the conference venue. When I scrolled down to Genny's place, I knew this was what I wanted. The description on the listing is accurate. The location is convenient. The place is clean and beautifully decorated. Genny is a great host. She welcomed me in person and introduced me to the surrounding neighborhood. She provided useful guidance, e.g., restaurants, salons and the best way to go to the conference venue. I would give Genny another visit the next time I am in New York.

Leesa User Profile
September 2017
Great host. Great venue.

Joy User Profile
September 2017
Genny's place was absolutely fantastic! It was immaculately clean and stylish but at the same time, very comfortable and homey. In addition to the living spaces, she adds a nice touch by providing essential bath and kitchen amenities, including a nice plush robe and free coffee in the morning! Transportation is not an issue from her place - there are ample bus stops (that run even late at night) and a train station less than a minute away. The neighbourhood is very safe (I traveled solo) and lively and there are lots of great entertainment and food options all around. Genny was a wonderful hostess too! She took me on a mini-tour of the neighbourhood which was very kind of her, and was always accessible whenever I had any questions or needed guidance. She is lovely to talk to - I thoroughly enjoyed our conversations. I would highly recommend her place...infact, I would stay here again when next I'm in NY!

Steven User Profile
September 2017
This place is awesome, visit Columbia and Harlem nearby. Comfortable, clean and gracious hostess included!

Leesa User Profile
July 2017
Fantastic. Thank you.

Leesa User Profile
July 2017
Another great stay.

New York, New York, United StatesJoined in September 2013
Genny User ProfileGenny is a superhost.

I want my guests to feel as if they are staying at the home of a friend of a friend -- someone who'll be helpful, but not too attached.

I am a writer and am mostly home during the day. I like anything live - music, dance, theatre, stand-up. I like biking, and what I call urban hiking. I love London!

I also love New York. Whenever I go away, I'm always thrilled to get home and ride in the back of a yellow cab over the Triboro Bridge back into Manhattan, especially with sunrise shining off the glass buildings. I want guests to love my city too.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

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