Enjoy historic Chelsea just across from High Line Park, with dozens of restaurants, cafés and art galleries! Bike on the Hudson, relax on the balcony, savor local parks, walk to Greenwich Village, theaters + midtown! Subway 2 blocks; buses and CitiBike nearby. Newly-purchased bed linens, kitchen equipment and amenities await you. As a native New Yorker I offer many recommendations of things to do and places to see so that your visit will be amazing and memorable!
With high ceilings, sunlight on three sides, and a tranquil view of neighboring gardens, enjoy an oasis in the big city in this apartment full of antiques and unique artwork! Please contact me to ensure my calendar is up-to-date! There is a 30-night minimum rental period due to New York's stupid laws regarding Airbnb. Ask about discounts for stays longer than 45 days!
The bedroom features a pillow-top queen mattress atop a custom-made wooden bed frame. Dresser and living room closet to store your items.
Apartment equipped with air-conditioning unit as well as heating units.
The small galley kitchen includes a new stove and refrigerator.
Bathroom has a full tub and shower, excellent water pressure and always hot water, despite older fixtures and tiling.
As my building is renovated late-19th-century former hotel there are neither dishwashers nor laundry facilities. There is no doorman, no concierge, and no elevator.
You have access to the entire apartment and balcony.
Although there is no TV or cable, you can stream videos and use super-fast high-speed Internet on the 27" iMac. A stereo that streams music plus laser printer are also available for your use. There are plenty of power ports (electrical outlets) and extension cords to plug in all your devices.
Interaction with guests
My neighbor and I will be pleased to help with any issues that arise during your stay! I can offer many recommendations for NYC dining, arts and entertainment as well as travel in New York State, the United States and Canada.
Other things to note
Laundry facilities are located nearby and cost between $1.20 and $1.50 per pound of laundry for same-day service. Dry cleaning is also available.
Please note that this is not a hotel or condominium; there will be no maid or cleaning services. There is no dishwasher. You are responsible for removing rubbish and recycling items and placing them outside in trash room.
There is a copy of the House Rules located in the unit that I will email to you, along with a few general rules. Smoking is permitted outside on balcony but forbidden inside apartment. Absolutely no illegal drug use will be tolerated.
***Pets are forbidden in this building.
***I will need the names of all guest(s), up to 2, who will be staying in the apartment.
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.
After 250 positive references from hosts and surfers on the travel site C*uchsurfing, I finally decided to try Airbnb! You can learn everything about me there, I have the same username. Unfortunately airbnb won't allow me to post the link. But if you go to Couchs*rfing and search for Jorleiv, there I am.
Passionate about hiking, scuba diving, biking, long road trips and hitchhiking. Big mountain fan: Tibet 4 times, Nepal, Indian Himalaya, Pakistan, Mongolia, Sierra Nevada, Rockies, Andes, and of course the Alps.
Digital & film photography, HTML, scuba diving, fishing, ice hockey, mountaineering, graffiti, trains, film, art, literature, endurance sports, BBQ grilling, espresso machines, antique airplanes, chocolate, freighters, beer brewing, microbrews, and unusual wines.
MUSIC, MOVIES & BOOKS
All music from Baroque to Rolling Stones to punk to Tibetan pop! And check out my playlists on Spotify.
Old German films, French new wave cinema, and Hollywood westerns.
Shakespeare, English history, 19th and early 20th century travel writing, WWII in Asia history. "Thirteen Years Among The Wild Beasts of India" (1907) is my current fave. "The Road To Oxiana" (1937) is another.
COUNTRIES I'VE VISITED
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bonaire, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Laos, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Mongolia, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Saint Lucia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Swaziland, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City