Guests closet. Linens and clothing and bags will fit here.
A BETTA share! Mahattan E. 20's rustic and chic!
A BETTA share! Mahattan E. 20's rustic and chic!
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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NO CRYPTIC profiles with/out history!Low maintenance guests ONLY. AWESOME 3rd fl walk-up in UGLY 5/story bldng. Cozy/clean/"lived in"/stylish. Old school NYC native livin' in chill "RAILROAD" flat w/original "TENEMENT" bathtub in kitchen. For easy going males-gay/straight open&free.READ all - semiprivate open layout & rustic space. Must use the plentiful storage space for all belongings.Most of Xmas&New Years holiday - the entire place - so prices will be higher than published. ASK !!!

The space

East 20's - Murray Hill/Kips Bay/ Gramercy area. If you read correctly and you are low maintenance then you will rate this place a 5 out of 5 stars upon having experienced a stay here as I do deliver what I describe!

OPEN living room is guest's sleep quarters. Great shared apartment for open chill male guests but ALL are welcome.
QUIRKY and RUSTIC -and worn, unfinished, old floors (very clean area rugs) in progress, fixer upper. Apartment continually under improvement - nothing hazardous.

*This is a shared space (with host). Host has tiny bedroom. Guests have the living room.

*Do to the semi-private nature of the space it is best suited for MALES or anyone at ease with an OPEN area arrangement.

*Separate rooms in "rail road" arrangement. No doors (there are curtains) except of course there are doors to the toilet and the main entrance to the apartment.

*Priced as per indicated on calendar. Additional overnight guests pay additional fee.

*ABSOLUTELY NO DRUGS please. Non-smokers PLEASE. I will know and probably feel an allergic reaction.

LAYOUT as follows:

ROOM 1 - Living room with windows facing back of building yard area. Living room is the guest sleep area. Accommodates 1 or 2 guests in a double very comfortable futon. Full closet for hanging and drawers. Additional small cabinet. Giant flat screen TV. wi-fi available.

ROOM 2 - eat-in kitchen with: bathtub (please do a g00g!e search - NYC tenement apartments); sink for the dishes NOT for brushing your teeth; main entrance to the apartment; one window facing building air shaft.

ROOM 3 - tiny bedroom for me. one window

BATHROOM room 4 - tiny with toilet and sink (u can brush ur teeth here) , one tiny window. FOLDING DOOR AND CURTAINS

1 or 2 guests in LIVING ROOM. Full size futon. VERY comfortable. Empty roomy closet and drawers plus a small cabinet to store ALL your belongings. I'm sorry but NO - you CANNOT live out of your suitcase.

1- SHOES OFF at the apartment front door. Do not place greasy food bags on the floors, rugs, upholstery, bed. Please do not stain my rugs with ink, lotions, food , drink.

2 -VERY IMPORTANT - To maintain a serene comfortable and visually pleasing atmosphere - YOU MUST store everything in the provided closet and the small cabinet - including shoes, wallets, purses and suitcases, labtops, shopping bags, etc... A MUST. Dirty clothes get stored in plastic bags outside of the clean storage areas. NOTHING gets hung on chairs, closet doors etc.

3 - Close AND lock (the bolt lock) with the key - the entrance door upon exiting the apartment. CLOSE and LOCK the fire escape window EVERY TIME you leave the apartment.

4 - be gentle with everything. NO DOT MOVE THE FURNITURE or the knick knacks

5 - make your bed or fold and store linens/ blankets in your closet/cabinet EVERY TIME

6 - Always turn off appliance, stove tops, faucets, etc. OFF when before exiting the apartment

7 - NO FOOD, chips, cookies, crumbs shall remain anywhere in the living room, in the drawers, closets, etc. (yes this has happened). Please store items in the kitchen cabinets or refrigerator.

Guest access

*Each guest gets keys, wifi. Guests can come and go as they please day or night. And DO NOT need to worry to be extra careful or quiet - even if I'm sleeping. Feel free!

*Living room is the guest's (s') main area and sleeping area

*Futon bed - double - very comfortable as every guest has mentioned!

*Semi private space: Great for males - a single traveler or couple of good friends.

*Everything in the apartment is accessible (no real cooking please), refrigerator, appliances. You are welcome to all the basics and any and all foods and drinks that may be available without asking.

*We - the host (myself) and guests (s) - clean after ourselves

*VERY, VERY, VERY fresh linens and towels provided.

Interaction with guests

*Always busy at work
*interaction is whenever guests and I are around at the same time.
*It's a shared space (railroad flat) with bathtub in the kitchen, so all involved cannot be prudish about getting to the bathtub or changing clothing.
*there are curtains around bathtub and for each room.
*Bathroom is beyond and adjacent to my tiny bedroom - must pass through my bedroom to get to bathroom. I am totally comfortable with that whether I'm sleeping or awake NO NEED to be extra quiet.

* I generally sleep 1am to 7am. normal noise does not bother me. So feel free to proceed as normal

*there is NO CURFEW for guests to walk in or out

Other things to note

Prices may vary and may be negotiable contingent on number of guests, dates, length of stay.

Wireless Internet

Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 11PM

1- Upon waking in the day time - roll up shade must be rolled up all the way by plants' window so they may receive sunlight. Plant light must go on as well other than at times of your sleep or rest.
2 - There is plenty of storage - everything MUST be put away. ABSOLUTELY everything, EVERY TIME.
3- Please do not leave food stuff ( chip bags, candy, peanuts) around /especially on the floor. There is storage for that in the kitchen cabinets.
4- Shoes must come off at the entrance.
3 - do not have drugs in your personal life PERIOD, NO SMOKING
4 - Good demeanor with normal noise levels as expected. Clean, polite, chill and relaxed - most of all open to shared living. DOWNRIGHT DRUNKENESS is NOT ACCEPTABLE. Please don't snore like an earthquake.

5- ALWAYS, everyday tidy the futton. Fold and store away all sheets, covers, bsnkets.


33 Reviews

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Kellie User Profile
October 2017
Eja was a really nice host! We had a great time while staying there

Alicia User Profile
August 2017
Always a pleasure staying here! Easy, clean, and convenient
Eja User ProfileEja is a superhost.
Response from Eja:
Excellent ! No prob. Totally trustworthy.
August 2017

Wainaina User Profile
May 2017
Awesome guy, awesome place.
Eja User ProfileEja is a superhost.
Response from Eja:
Thank u so much Wainaina!!! Welcome back anytime.
May 2017

Yi User Profile
May 2017
Best airbnb ever! Room is clean and very cozy. Host is very nice person!

Eitan User Profile
April 2017
Great place to stay on your NYC visit. Comfortable to any mid town location. Close subway stations And buses. Quiet place with noise free. On a second floor walk up. The only out standings are: exposed shower in the middle of the appartment.And for the toilet room you need to pass through the host bedroom. Personally i had no problem with it. I still think that the place is running at good price and great location and really welcoming host.

Yingyosh User Profile
April 2017
No wonder why he deserves "Super Host".

Alicia User Profile
April 2017
Effrain was a really great host! Easy and convenient to stay here. Communication was great and location was prime. I loved the decor in this space and the plants and betta fish kept the space feeling fresh. Would definitely recommend!

New York, New York, United StatesJoined in February 2015
Eja User ProfileEja is a superhost.
Hi -- Single gay male living in NYC all my life. I strive for simple and healthy living. I hope to host all kinds of people who are down to earth and easy going and low maintenance who also strive for simplicity in their lives. No smoking /no drugs please. I'm clean and I'm neat …
Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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