About This Listing
-shared bike station on the block
-numerous subway lines nearby
-many famous sites, a short walk away.
-Unlike most other listings on airbnb, I charge no extra fees, no hidden charges, no extra expenses no deposit!
The room is semi-private in an Eclectic Apt, filled with oil on canvas paintings - Great Convenient Area.
Easy going type of place no huge list of rules, no deposit, nothing to break, no extra charge for more people
There is no additional fee above the quoted price, unlike most other airbnb listings.
no security deposit
no cleaning fee
no lost key fee
fast wi-fi internet connection.
early check-in no problem
late check-out no problem
room is semi-private read more below
apt could be super hot when you first walk in if no-one is home but will cool down with AC on and quick shower to cool off, read more below.
walking distance to many famous spots:
Parsons School of Design The New School,
Javits Convention Center for graduations,
Times Square, Empire State Building, Penn Station, Port Authority, express buses to airports
Super convenient location! Near times square, a short walk to most subway connections.
Nice warm heat in winter.
Great hot water.
Laundromat down the street
many restaurants and fresh food markets in area
so you can cook at home.
free street parking all day Saturday and Sunday
3rd Floor walk-up so you will need to go up 2 flights of stairs to get into the apt. If you have heavy bags and I am home I will surely help you carry them up, however I might not be home when you depart so please keep that in mind.
Clean Sheets and towels provided and included with rate
I also use 2 sheets for the base layer on the bed and I double wrap the pillows with 2 pillow cases on each pillow (hotels do not even do this) : I will wash your linens every week that you stay here, but if you need fresh sheets mid stay that can also be provided.
Least expensive way to arrive from JFK/depending on how much luggage you have is
the airtrain from JFK to the blue E subway at Sutphin Boulevard Archer Ave then take the E to 42nd Times Square is the least expensive but you will have to lug your bags up and down several stairs, unless by chance the escalators are working and the elevator at the subway is often out of order and it smells awful for the few moments that you are in the elevator. If you have many heavy bags then the express bus to Port Authority is the next best option. I can arrange to meet you at the bus when it arrives with a dolly to help you with your bags. And the 3rd option is an express van service like goairlinkshuttle or supershuttle. However if you are lucky enough to find another couple or person who
happens to be going to almost the same area as you, which is likely as their are many hotels near me then splitting the cost of a yellow taxi would work out to be cheaper when split 4 ways or even 3 ways. Taxis will only take a maximum of 4 people and if you do that just tell the driver vaguely where you are going like Times Square area or midtown Manhattan then once in the car halfway explain that you need to make 2 stops, but if they insist on a specific address then just give them one address, but they will still allow 2 stops.
Quickest way during non-rush hour times is a taxi
Slowest way during rush hour time is for sure any road vehicle option like a taxi or a shuttle van or bus
Quickest way during rush hour is hybrid version of the airtrain, when making the connection from the airtrain to the subway you will pass by the Long Island Rail Road Jamaica station , so then at that point check out the screens to see if there is a next train to Penn Station and if you will have time to buy tickets and make the train that will be faster than the E subway and only a little more expensive. If there is train coming in the next 30 minutes i would take it anything greater than that will be about the same. Once at Penn station exit out the 8th ave side and walk up 8th ave same direction as cars to my street W. 39st ( Manhattan is on a grid here ) and turn left on W. 39 st. My apt is the first residential door on the left buzz 3E. My building is directly across the street from the Element Westin hotel.
more info: The room is semi-private with only a shoji wall so you will have complete visual privacy with shoji doors that hang closes but limited audio privacy as when we walk through the hallway sounds do travel but rest assured we are not listening to anything. However there is a full real door that separates the 2 rooms so at night when sleeping it is more private.
There is no AC in the actual room as there is no place to put in a window ac and the windowless kind do not stretch far enough BUT there is a powerful AC in the kitchen which sort of connects to this room and so i use that one to cool down that area and it will also cool down your room along with the small but powerful fans in there it should be fine. When you first walk into the apt though if no-one is home then yes in the Summer the apt will be very hot but once you turn on the AC and take a quick shower to cool down you should be comfortable. That is what I do and I am fine and I am very intolerant of the heat and humidity of this city in Summer. At night, though, while sleeping I will turn on the AC in the other bedroom and will leave the door between the rooms open to be able to push the cool air from my room into yours, but you will still have visual privacy as the shoji doors would still be closed. Because the shoji walls do not reach the ceiling, the cool air is able to pass into your room. Due to old wiring in this building I am not able to run both AC's simultaneously, but as soon as I turn one off I can turn on the other.
for walking distances, search for a hotel named "Element by Westin" on W. 39 st btwn 8th and 9th ave. it is directly across the street from my apt so then do searches from that exact address to
-Duane Reade on 8th ave and W.40 st (this is where the subway entrance is)
There is no additional fee above the quoted price.
no security deposit
no cleaning fee
no lost key fee
full access to everything, you are free to roam the entire apartment, there is no lock on the door to my room so if you want to pop in to look out the window to see the street feel free to do so, as the other window only has a view of the back yard of the building.
please help yourself to all the cooking basics, salt, olive oil, spices, condiments, sauces, etc. i have plenty.
-nothing is off limits
Interaction with Guests
Yiting (Ella) and I am sometimes around but i have a pretty busy schedule but will try to answer any questions you have that are best suited for a local to answer.
For example, you can look up the hours to a particular restaurant, but if you want to know of a good way to organize your weekly schedule of things to see, I could give you some valuable input. Yiting is also a long time resident of the neighborhood and is aware of many cool things to see and do in the area. She loves Broadway shows.
I do alot of the work for my cases at home in my little home office in my room so even if i am home i am typically in "work mode" during the day so i might pop into the kitchen to grab a bite to eat or a drink but I am still in work mode so i might not stay and chat but i will later in the evening after i have finished my work for the day.
Also, I am fairly flexible with check ins and out but it does help for me to know when approximately you might arrive so that i am not waiting at home in the morning when you are landing at night, so as soon as you have your travel details please message me your
so this way i can track your flight on my end and this way even if your flight is very delayed there will be no need on your part to try to reach me as i will be able to figure it out. i know when i travel phones do not always work right away.
also, it will be helpful for me in planning the cleaning schedule for the next guest to know your departure time on the day you checkout,
-let me know what time you intend to leave the apartment.
-and a late checkout is always ok BUT, if you are leaving late i need to at least have you pack up in the morning and clear out of the room ( your can leave your luggage in the kitchen) so that i can start cleaning and prepping the room for the next guest.
It is convenient to so many of the things that make New York City famous.
This location allows you to stop by the apartment to drop off purchases or grab a jacket or drop off a coat or whatever without taking too much time out of your day. These places out in Brooklyn or Queens are awful because once your out, you will need to stay out as it will take you an hour just to get back to your place and then back out again.
subways and buses are 24 hours and I also have available discounted passes for the citibike bikes that are conveniently located all around the neighborhood. I have 7 day passes for you to have unlimited rides IN 30 MINUTE INCREMENTS.
Other Things to Note
discretion is expected given the city. There in no need to broadcast to any of the neighbors that you are from airbnb. They have received alot of negative press lately. I welcome you as a friend.
-do not overtighten the bathtub knobs.
-As soon as you know your flight details please send them to me so that I may estimate your arrival and make plans to be at home when you arrive. please send your departure airport, flight number, arrival airport, airline, landing time, etc. this way i can track it and I will know if your running late without you needing to try to reach me while in flight or at a connecting airport where your phone may or may not work. thanks
On our way into the building we routinely press the buzzer once as an alert to anyone in the apt that someone is on the way up as the bathroom is on one end of the apt far from the furthest bedroom so I ask that you do the same, thanks.
be clean and easy going...
no street shoes in apartment, floors are clean, remove in kitchen area near entrance. you can change to your slippers and those can be worn around the house. I sometimes have extra slippers but not always.
Leave items that may need to be recycled on kitchen sink - I will sort and take care of.
for longer term guests, you will need to learn the recycle rules which are fairly easy.
-do not overtighten the bathtub knobs.
-try to use your inside voices in the stairwell late at night.
Angly was very warm and welcoming. The location is stellar and it met my needs for business travel.
We had a lovely stay at Anglys place. We stayed for a week in june 2015. Apart from the central location of this place, we espacially loved Anglys hostmanship. Nice towels from the Plaza hotel with matching slippers! Angly even prepared us a drink to go for one of our many walks.
After reading all the reviews in here, I was looking forward to the experience as it was my first one with Airbnb. Anthony was communicating prior to our arrival; He requested our flight details and I also told him about the transport we were going to use to get to the flat and so I did not expect any issues. When we arrived, nobody was home and we had to wait for the host for one hour. It was late night, we had heavy bags and after 12 hours of travelling it was not the best experience.
The host was nice and helpful but we never really coincided as both of us were always out of the flat, so we spoke very little.
The flat itself is very tiny but very well located. Location is a great advantage. The room itself is said to be super clean; the bed was, but shelves were full of dust. Biggest problem I had was with the bathroom. If we were not on budget, I would have changed the accommodation as the shower was quite dirty. I had another Airbnb experience after this one and so can compare now; this is not the best and cleanest option but I guess you get what you pay for. Although I personally think that bathroom should be always clean.
I had asked for her flight details far in advance over a month and received no reply. I asked again and was finally only given the flight info at the last minute immediately before her arrival, by that time I was already out at 11pm on a Saturday night! , though, nearby. I broke away from my plans to rush home. My regular cleaning person was not able to come earlier that day, the cleaner came the very next morning and everything was taken care of.
As a solo female traveller I wanted to find some where that I could feel at home and safe at, so when I came across Anthony's place it was exactly what I was looking for, as soon as I arrived I received a lovely welcome and help with my bag, staying here was perfect, I had such fun staying here but also had some time for me to recharge my batteries. Anthony's place in walking distance of Times Square, subways and any other attractions your after. This is certainly the place to stay when visiting NYC!
Location is everything and I cannot think of a better place to stay regarding its location. And better than that, Angly was a fabulous host. Definitely recommend it!
Notre hôte,Angly, a été très serviable. Il n'a pas hésité à nous aider pour porter les bagages, téléphoner à l'aéroport, ... Par contre son appartement, quoique bien situé puisque non loin de Times Square, est des plus sommaires. Il aurait besoin d'un sérieux rafraîchissement. Il n'y a pas de chaise pour s'asseoir. On peut faire à manger mais on reste debout !!! La propreté de la salle de bain et de la cuisine laisse à désirer. Le lit est confortable et la literie est correcte. Bref, comme il y a beaucoup de choses à faire et à voir à New-York, on est plus souvent dehors que dedans, heureusement.
thank you Jean Michel for your review, it was a pleasure meeting you an your wife. I am happy you enjoyed your time in NYC. I always enjoy meeting French travelers from the other areas of France that are not large cities as even though I live in Times Square, I grew up in a small town and i still like to think I have a small town sensibility in this big city.
merci pour votre avis, c'était un plaisir de vous rencontrer un ton épouse. Je suis heureux que vous avez apprécié votre séjour à New York. Lors de votre visite, il y avait la construction d'équipes d'entretien dans la cuisine et salle de bain pendant la journée pour fixer la poêle et faire des réparations et ils ont laissé un grand désordre, désolé. Je n'avais aucune idée que j'étais très occupé à travailler ces jours-là. Je vais leur rappeler à informer quand ils font un gâchis pour que je puisse prendre des dispositions pour le faire nettoyer et il y avait des chaises pliantes dans la cuisine pour se reposer, je crains qu'ils ne sont pas visibles couverte par les travailleurs chiffons. j'ai prévu tout l'appartement pour une peinture fraîche.
La experiencia ha sido positiva. La ubicación es perfecta, a exactamente menos de 5 minutos tienes una parada de metro de la línea ACE azul y el PABT. También hay muchos restaurantes o sitios donde comer algo rápido muy cerca, sobre todo por la 8th Avenue. A pesar de estar durante mes y medio allí casi no he coincido mucho con Anthony ya que casi sólo iba a dormir, el resto del día lo pasaba por Manhattan. El edificio es un edificio viejo de ladrillo rojo, de esos con escaleras de incendio de hierro en la fachada. Tienes que subir dos tramos rectos de escaleras (un poco empinadas, no mucho) y ya estás. El apartamento tiene la puerta de entrada en la cocina y desde allí puedes acceder al baño o por un pasillo a tu habitación. La habitación no es pequeña y la cama es grande y bastante cómoda. Cuando alguien atraviesa el pasillo que queda tras los paneles japoneses se oye y también se ve claridad cuando amanece o se enciende la luz de la cocina o de la habitación de Anthony. El apartamento no dispone de salón ni televisión. Al ser un apartamento antiguo con suelo de madera éste está un poco bacheado y cruje un poco. Al haber poco espacio todo lo tienen guardado en estantes tanto en la cocina como en la habitación. Anthony es muy amable y siempre que le pides algo intenta solucionarlo cuanto antes. A mi siempre que me ha hecho falta me ha ayudado o me ha dado información de primera mano sobre supermercados, restaurantes, lavandería, etc. No es un apartamento apto para maniáticos del orden y la limpieza. El apartamento NO está sucio y no he visto una sola cucaracha en todo este tiempo, ya que en NY en muchos sitios sí las hay. A lo sumo algún mosquito debido a la temporada. Lo que no está es tan bien mantenido como podría estarlo, le falta una manita de yeso y pintura y alguna que otra hora de bricolaje, sobre todo en el baño. También he echado en falta una mesa para comer en condiciones con sus sillas (tienen una especie de tablas con mantel sobre unas cajas en la cocina a modo de encimera), aunque siempre puedes comer en el escritorio de la habitación, pero para dos personas lo veo muy apretujado. También hay que avisar que hace bastante calor en todo el apartamento, yo enchufando uno de los muchos ventiladores que hay por la casa tuve suficiente. También hay aire acondicionado en la cocina. Si lo que buscas es un alojamiento céntrico en Manhattan donde sólo vayas a dormir (lo habitual allí) a un buen precio este es tu lugar. Si lo que buscas es algo muy limpio, moderno y ordenado, puedes buscar algún hotel de 3 o más estrellas y con suerte... jeje Si yo volviese a Nueva York, por ese precio sin duda alguna me volvería a quedar en el apartamento de...
This host has 7 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews
About the Host, Angly
Hello! Welcome to NYC if you are visiting this city. And "How do you do!?" if I am visiting your city. I have hosted guests everywhere I have lived in the past few years, in Paris, Playa Del Carmen Mexico, Toronto Canada, Montreal, Killington Vermont and now here in my new home in NYC. From my experience I feel I make a great guest as I have the hosts prospective. I am a pretty heavy sleeper so noise does not bother me. i enjoy cooking and i keep my area clean and organized. i am straight here but this space is LGBT friendly.