Private bedroomView from the entrance.
1 FLOOR OF A BROWNSTONE WITH GARDEN


Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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The space

The apartment comprises two floors of a brownstone (duplex):
Your space would be the entire basement level of the duplex (Approx. 2,000 sq. ft.)
My roommate has a separate private space on the upper floor.
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1 FLOOR OF A BROWNSTONE WITH GARDEN, 1 ½ BLOCKS FROM CENTRAL PARK

A friend fondly refers to my apartment as The Grotto because it is a peaceful space surrounded by whitewashed stone. It is decorated with original art and mid century modern furnishings that have a comfortable, lived in look.

LOCATION:

Walking distance (20 minutes) from many of the world's most famous museums: Museum of Natural History, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim and The Children's Museum of Manhattan. Every cuisine is just steps from the door.

Manhattan - Upper West Side in the 90's.
1-½ blocks from Central Park.
2 subway stops from Times Square.
One block from the 1, 2, and 3 subway lines.
Three blocks from the B and C subway lines.

THE SECRET GARDEN:

After a long day of sightseeing, the garden will provide a quiet time to read a book or enjoy a cocktail.

THE DIGS:

The apartment comprises two floors of a brownstone:

I (Lori) am renting because I travel frequently. You would be taking my space at the basement level while I am away. I will leave the apartment. John will remain upstairs in his space.

PRIVATE SPACE (Your space at basement level):

Large private living room (20' x 15') with 15' ceilings
Large picture window (8' x 8') - the picture window gives you a view of an ornamental cherry tree.
Private bedroom (10' x 10') with queen size bed
Private bathroom with a large bathtub (12' x 10')
Private walk through closet (20' x 8')
2 – 7' couches that can be used as beds
1 – chaise that can be converted into a bed
Wi-Fi
Cable with HBO

Note: The bedroom and bathroom have low ceilings (Approximately 6 feet 3 inches). If you are taller than 6 feet, you might need to duck as you enter the bathroom and over the bed.

John is at garden level. He has his own private bedroom, living space and bathroom separate from where you would stay. You will share the entrance and kitchen.

John is an extremely considerate 50-year old man who works in finance (8:00 AM - 6:00 PM on weekdays and is generally gone on the weekends).

You don't see anyone in the apartment unless you are in the kitchen and John happens to be grabbing something from the refrigerator (neither of us cook very much).

SHARED SPACE:

Kitchen
Garden - accessed through John's space and is shared with the owner
Entrance
Dishwasher
Washer and Dryer

ORIGINAL ART:

Diana Lehr
Christina Bothwell
Francesco Stella
Nancy Sherman

PARKING:

Alternate side parking on the street.

WHEN YOU ARRIVE:

Note: If you have a late flight it will be difficult for me to show you around the apartment and neighborhood before I leave. Please try to book your arrival in New York to be earlier than 2:00 PM if possible.

PRIVATE SPACE (Your space at basement level):

Large private living room (20' x 15') with 15' ceilings
Large picture window (8' x 8') - the picture window gives you a view of an ornamental cherry tree.
Private bedroom (10' x 10') with queen size bed
Private bathroom with a large bathtub (12' x 10')
Private walk through closet (20' x 8')
2 – 7' couches that can be used as beds
1 – chaise that can be converted into a bed
Wi-Fi
Cable with HBO

SHARED SPACE:

Kitchen
Garden - accessed through John's space and is shared with the owner
Entrance
Dishwasher
Washer and Dryer

I would love to introduce the neighborhood to you: stores, restaurants, post office, and pharmacy. I (Lori) will leave after you are comfortable. The apartment is semi-private. You will barely see John.

Walking distance (20 minutes) from many of the world's most famous museums: Museum of Natural History, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim and The Children's Museum of Manhattan. Every cuisine is just steps from the door.

Manhattan - Upper West Side in the 90's.
1-½ blocks from Central Park.
2 subway stops from Times Square.
One block from the 1, 2, and 3 subway lines.
Three blocks from the B and C subway lines.

The apartment is semi-private. Many of my guests have barely seen John.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check Out: 2PM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Cleaning Fee: 40
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)

No smoking on the premises (in the apartment, the garden and out on the stoop).

I would appreciate if you did not make a lot of noise between 11:00 PM - 7:00 AM while John is sleeping.

If John is home, please knock before going through his space to go to the garden.

I have original art work and would appreciate not placing bags next to the paintings.

Note: If you have a late flight it will be difficult for me to show you around the neighborhood. Please try to book your arrival in New York to be earlier than 9:00 PM.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

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Cansu User Profile
June 2017
It's a great place to stay, the only issues are not being able to lock your belongings in the room and the fact that you have to go through another person's bedroom for the garden. Other tan these minor things, great neighborhood. I recommend trying Kouzan sushi, they have very cheap but delicious lunch specials.

Michael User Profile
June 2017
Lori met us when we arrived in the morning and greeted us with a bagels and orange juice. After setting us up in her place, we had it to ourselves for the weekend. It was the perfect place in a nice neighborhood to celebrate our first wedding anniversary--private, cozy, clean, with plenty of space. We even stayed cool amidst a heat wave. We'd definitely stay there next time we are in New York.

Adriana User Profile
May 2017
We had a fantastic stay at their place. It was nicely situated close to the Central Park. As we and John had a completely different day rythme we never saw each other and we had the Appartment for our own. Breakfast out side was superb!

Mohsen User Profile
May 2017
We met Lori at check in time. She was very nice and helpful. Explained everything very thoroughly. We received fast and satisfactory answers to all of our questions before our check in.

Michael User Profile
April 2017
Lori and John have a lovely and cozy place. And quiet - so you can sleep peacefully at night. The location is superb - it is right near all kinds of restaurants, delis... all typically New York. Also the subway is nearby that takes you quickly on an express train to Times Square.

Patricia User Profile
April 2017
Lori was really welcoming. The apartment was as described and very clean. A great location! Thank you for your hospitality. We will be back :-)

Moosa User Profile
January 2017
Lori was the perfect host. She was kind, courteous and her home was a work of art. It is very close to the Subway in the Upper West side, and very close to central park. Just 15-20 minutes from midtown. Lori welcomed me with bagels and a warm smile even though I was thoroughly late in my arrival. Everything one could want was provided for. In addition to the comfort, the experience of living in a home as unique and wonderful as Lori's was unparalleled.

New York, New York, United StatesJoined in July 2012
Lori & John User Profile

I work for a non-profit documentary film company specializing in child labor issues. John works in finance.

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