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New York Accommodation - 2 Bedroom Rental in Washington Heights, Uptown (NY-12256)

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Description
2 Bedroom Vacation Rental in Washington Heights, Uptown (NY-12256)
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom - Sleeps 6

This fully furnished two bedroom apartment is located in Sugar Hill neighborhood, a historic part of Washington Heights in Uptown Manhattan. The apartment is on the top floor of a 3-story brownstone walk-up landmark building dating from the early 1900s. There is a video intercom system for guest entry and the convenience of on-site laundry facilities and a central air conditioning system.

This furnished rental features a private terrace, a working gas fireplace, granite kitchen countertops wood doors, and a central air conditioning system throughout the apartment. The kitchen is fully equipped with stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher and microwave in addition to the basic appliances, and has an elevated bar area that can seat 2 . In the living room there is a dining table that can seat up to 4. Down the hall is the master bedroom (Bedroom 1), furnished with a queen size bed and including a closet for storage. The deck is accessed through this room, overlooking the backyard. Bedroom 2 is furnished as an office, with a desk and two armchairs. This apartment offers flexible sleeping accommodations with a double size sofa bed in Bedroom #2, a single size sofa bed in the living room, and 2 single size cots available in the coat closet. Additionally, there is a queen size air mattress available in the closet of Bedroom #1.

Air conditioning cools the entire apartment and wireless Internet access is available throughout.

Both bedrooms have windows with southern exposure, overlooking the backyard garden, and the living room has three French windows with northern exposure, facing the street. There is a skylight in the bathroom, allowing in even more natural light.

This New York City accommodation is located on a tree-lined street of historic 19th Century brownstones in Sugar Hill in Uptown Manhattan, New York. You can relax in Jackie Robinson Park, just over two blocks west. There are many schools in the area: Boricua College (3 blocks away), the City College of New York (2 subway stops away), and Columbia University (3 to 4 stops away). A grocery store and a pharmacy are both within a block's walk and you will find delis and restaurants around the corner on Amsterdam Avenue.

The nearest subway station is just a block away, with the A/C trains. The B/D station is also nearby, about 3 blocks away. Both will connect you to Lower Manhattan and the rest of New York City.

Amenities:
  • Air Conditioning,
  • Cable,
  • TV,
  • Internet,
  • Laundry inside the building,
  • Terrace,
  • Pets not allowed,
  • Smoking not permitted,
  • No elevator
Extra bedding upon request: Single/Twin Chair bed, Single/Twin Chair bed, Queen Air Mattress
Location
Map: New York Vacation Rental - 154th Street & St. Nicholas Avenue New York, NY 10031
subway i These maps/directions are informational only. No representation is made or warranty given as to their content, road conditions or route usability or expeditiousness. User assumes all risk of use. Google Maps, New York Habitat, and their suppliers assume no responsibility for any loss or delay resulting from such use.
  • B, D Trains to 155 Street / 8 Avenue Station
  • C Train to 155 Street / Saint Nicholas Avenue Station
Rooms
  • living room
  • kitchen
  • bedrooms
  • bathroom
  • apartment layout
Living room
Features: Sheets, Air Conditioning, Window, Cable, TV, Sofa, Dining table
Number of beds: 1
Bed size: sofa bed (double)
Kitchen
Features: Open, E.I.K (Eat in Kitchen), Fridge, Oven, Dishwasher, Microwave, Freezer, Coffee maker, Toaster
Bedroom # 1
Features: Sheets, Air Conditioning, Window
Number of beds: 1
Bed size: bed (queen)
Bedroom # 2
Features: Sheets, Air Conditioning, Window
Number of beds: 1
Bed size: sofa bed (double)
Bathroom
Features: Window, Shower, WC, Tub, Towels, Marble
Other

Apartment floor plans in this site are not drawn to scale. They are an indication of the general layout and are intended as a guide only. Nothing contained in them should be considered to be an exact blueprint or statement of fact or warranty.

Ratings & Reviews
2 Bedroom Vacation Rental in Washington Heights, Uptown (NY-12256)
Overall Apartment Rating (54) ? Overall Apartment Rating - The apartment rating is an average of each individual rating the apartment has received (not an average of the categories' ratings)
4.1 stars

The number in parenthesis is the number of customers who have rated this apartment

Apartment Experience (48) ? Apartment Experience - Clients' general impression of the apartment including, value and general comments and feelings about the rental
4.4
Location (48) ? Location - Clients' rating of the location of this apartment
3.9
Cleanliness (47) ? Cleanliness - Clients' rating of the cleanliness of the apartment
3.8
Condition, Comfort, Amenities (52) ? Condition, Comfort, Amenities - Clients' ratings of the details of the apartment including appliances and equipment, furniture and linens, size and available space, decoration/style, comfort of the apartment
4.2
Building (40) ? Building - Clients' rating of the building that the apartment is in including: Building appearance and condition, doorman/concierge (when applicable), access to apartment, extra amenities such as car park etc (when applicable)
4.0
Quiet/Loud (44) ? Quiet/Loud - Clients' rating of how quiet the apartment is, the greater the number of stars, the quieter the property. Please note that noise levels are especially subjective and can vary
4.5
Apartment Reviews (42)
Review by: Elodie D.,
Sep 15 2017
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 14 days

The apartment is perfect, clean and in keeping with the pictures. We truly enjoyed our stay here. It is close to subway and bus so you can reach the main New York attractions in less than 20 minutes. Paula is very kind and receptive. This family trip is unforgettable. Thanks PAULA!

Review by: Sandrine A.,
Apr 27 2017
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

Very nice apartment in Harlem!
The landlady was great, she trusted us entirely.
Very clean apartment.
The description only mentions that the sofabed in the living room is a double bed. It is perfect for a single traveler.

Review by: Didier L.,
Oct 23 2016
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

Subway station is nearby so it is very convenient to reach New York city center. Apartment is suitable for 5 and fully equipped.

Review by: Lisa R.,
Jul 18 2016
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 21 days

For our purposes the apartment was conveniently located. It is near the subway, restaurants and groceries. The owner was very accommodating, friendly, and the place was very clean. We would rent again from this owner and location.

Review by: Armel B.,
Apr 18 2016
Accommodation Rental: 8 days

Good value for money. The landlady was very welcoming. Well located next to subway. Bedding should be improved.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jun 06 2016

Thank you, Armel, for your stay and your favorable comments. I'm glad you found the apartment to be of good value. I'm not sure which bed you would like to see improved, as your party of six used multiple beds in the apartment and there was no mention to me of any discomfort. I noticed someone may have had difficulty in closing one of the sofa beds, which was left in an open but skewed position. To close it, it has to be aligned properly by pushing back the front panel at the center of the sofa, rather than from the side. So no worries, it's not broken.

Review by: Carine L.,
Jan 05 2016
From: Canada,
Accommodation Rental: 2 days

First of all, I would like to say that Paula is generous, cheerful, pleasant, very accommodating and absolutely adorable. The apartment is spacious, well equipped and very functional. It is ideally located next to a subway station, so that you can easily reach Manhattan. The neighborhood is really safe, we felt secure. Negative point: the place was not clean enough (dust on the furnishings and in the corners), but this detail won't prevent us from coming back for a future stay.

Review by: Lydie N.,
Nov 01 2015
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 8 days

The landlady is very nice and welcoming, very flexible. This is a spacious and well-equipped apartment, located in a very pleasant area, close to subway and grocery stores. We will surely come back and recommend this apartment to our friends. The only negative point: tenants have to clean the apartment when they left (obviously there is no cleaning lady). The apartment is not dirty but it was not clean either (there was dust on the furnishings and under the bed).

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Nov 24 2015

Thanks, Lydie. I appreciate your personal endorsement of the apartment as one you would return to and recommend to your friends. Please come visit again. Guests who tidy up the apartment before they leave help create a faster turn around time for other guests who may be arriving that same day before a more detailed cleaning of the apartment takes place. And if you're staying in someone's home, it's a thoughtful thing to do.

Review by: Marion B.,
Oct 13 2015
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 8 days

Very good stay. Very comfortable apartment, the landlady is very nice. Well-located, 50 meters from subway. Everything was fine.

Review by: Susan W.,
Oct 09 2015
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

Lovely location, covenient and close to stores and restaurants. Comfortable apt and was easily share by 4 adults. Highly recommend this apt.

Review by: Christine P.,
Aug 23 2015
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 10 days

Apartment very well located (quiet street, close to the subway), spacious, well appointed and well equipped. Cons: general cleanliness. The accommodation must be thoroughly cleaned (lots of dust on and under the furnitures, 'filth' along baseboards, floor needs to be washed). Shortening the curtains would avoid them touching the ground and make them easier to handle. A working vacuum cleaner is needed in the apartment.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Oct 28 2015

I'm glad you liked the location and furnishings of the apartment. Guests are allowed to use the Dyson canister vacuuum cleaner, kept in the laundry room for tenant access. It has three interchangeable heads - for rugs, bare floors and upholstery. However, the rug head apparatus will not work when it's clogged with hair, which seems to have been the case when I examined it. Regretably, someone had not cleaned it after using it. Also regrettable is that the apartment's exterior wood deck was repeatedly hit with a heavy object, resulting in several broken wood deck tiles that I had to have repaired at my own expense.
The apartment is cleaned prior to, but not necessarily the day of, guest arrival. It seems that perhaps the combination of the interior skylights and large French casement windows exposes the apartment interior to lots of light, air and sometimes dust. An interior designer determined the height, position and length of the linen drapes (not curtains), intentionally puddling them on the floor to create luxury window treatments.

Review by: Asa E.,
Jul 27 2015
From: Sweden,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

A nice apartment with plenty of room for four adults. Nearby the tube and in the middle of Manhattan.

Review by: Elba L.,
Jul 03 2015
From: Colombia,
Accommodation Rental: 5 days

The apartment was comfortable for the 4 of us. They should be more careful with sheets and towels because the ones we got were not ironed and too old (for the price we paid). The apartment is located closer to the Bronx than to Manhattan, which made it harder to visit all the tourist sites

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jul 20 2015

Thank you Elba for choosing my apartment.

Sometimes our expectations of the unknown may play a large role in our final impression and satisfaction. Ironically, the apartment's Northern Manhattan location relative to mid-Manhattan makes it less expensive. Given its size and finishings, you probably saved about $1,000 or more on your accommodations for your stay. Also it's just one block from the subway and only 15 to 20 minutes to mid-town Manhattan. Please note that in my rental unit you will find the pillow cases and top hems of top sheets ironed, although ironed sheets are not expected and not a requirement of the rental agreement. The apartment also has a fully furnished linen closet with a variety of sheets and towels at guests' disposal.

My practice is to call guests within 48 hours of their arrival to find out whether they have any questions or requests, which is an excellent time for guests to mention anything on their minds they'd like to have addressed.

Best regards,
Paula

Review by: Marie B.,
Apr 21 2015
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 4 days

The apartment was great, large and spacious, and within walking distance from the subway. It was more than we needed. The landlady was very nice, we were really glad to meet her. It was a magical stay. The apartment is a 25 minutes metro ride from Times Square and 45 minutes from Wall Street. It was really convenient for us.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Apr 21 2015

I'm so glad you found your visit memorable. Thank you for your very nice review. Please know that you and your friends were great guests.

Review by: Carol H.,
Mar 11 2015
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 3 days

Beautiful apartment, the owner was very nice. It was a little out of the way and a transitional neighborhood but close to the subway

Review by: Rachel V.,
Oct 31 2014
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

Great welcoming by Paula who is very nice to her customers and a very beautiful and comfortable flat in a calm neighborhood, very close to the subway. A little suggestion : would be helpful to have some document with useful informations on trash instructions, where to buy foods etc.
We were 2 families of 2 adults and 2 kids each, well accommodated : we did enjoy very much our stay here. Many thanks !

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Nov 25 2014

Thanks so much for the great feedback, Rachel! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. I actually have an instruction sheet with all of that information on it, I simply forgot to give it to you. My apologies! I will be sure to remember to provide it in the future. Thank you for your feedback!

Review by: Norine K.,
Aug 14 2014
From: Canada,
Accommodation Rental: 3 days

We stayed at this property for 4 days in May. We found the set up of the apartment ideal for our needs. We travelled with another family and they too found accommodations in the same building. We are a family of 6 adults and we had plenty of room. This was great for evening get-togethers and travelling to and from the city. The apartment was only one block from the subway, although it was a 30 minute ride into the downtown. The area was very safe and we were comfortable walking around at night. It was nice to see another part of New York city too. The apartment was very clean and Paula was very helpful. I highly recommend these accommodations.

Review by: Isabelle C.,
Oct 23 2013
From: Canada,
Accommodation Rental: 4 days

We could write our names on the desks, parking difficult.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Dec 13 2013

I do the dusting before the guests arrive but sometimes it still builds up. My street is one of the best parking streets in northern Manhattan because you don't have large apartment buildings on the block.

Still, parking in Manhattan is always on a first-come first-serve basis. I hope that you still enjoyed your stay.

Review by: Rosanna D.,
Oct 01 2013
From: Italy,
Accommodation Rental: 11 days

The accommodation has all the modern comfort, washing machine and floor cleaner included... It is spacious and very bright, well ventilated, with a pleasant little patio. It is equipped with mosquito nets, air conditioning, tv, free wifi, phone. Two steps from the subway station, in a very quiet, peaceful neighborhood.

The hostess is an exceptional person, very kind, very attentive to her guests' needs, meticulous and punctual, always available. We had everything we could need at our disposal, for cleaning too: detergents, cleaning agents etc...

Even the washing powder for the washing machine was renewed immediately after it was only just finished... We'll definitely go back!!!

Review by: Xavier V.,
Aug 21 2013
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 11 days

I stayed in this apartment for 12 days with my 3 children. Its layout enabled us to have our own space each and everyone felt very comfortable in it.

A little snag regarding the noise: the sitting room where I was sleeping was a bit noisy (comings and goings in the street or building site on the nearby avenue?)

The hostess is charming and gave us a great welcome, even though she had to organize the key handover with her neighbor ;o)

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Sep 09 2013

Hello Xavier, I'm glad you found the apartment spacious and comfortable during your 12-day stay. I'm sorry about the noise, though, which seems to be an unavoidable by-product of living in New York City.

It was great having you and your family stay here.

Review by: Bernie M.,
Jul 30 2013
From: Ireland,
Accommodation Rental: 3 days

Apartment as described by web site owner left key with neighbor and arranged to call later a very nice lady we had no problems with anything in apartment everything was great and spotless clean.

Review by: Marie-claude C.,
May 21 2013
From: Canada,
Accommodation Rental: 3 days

The accommodation is spacious and the hostess very friendly. However, the accommodation was dusty and we had to do some cleaning when we arrived.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jul 22 2013

Thanks for the comment. Please know that the apartment is cleaned before guests arrive. I also air out the apartment by opening windows before guests arrive to keep it fresh, which may allow dust from a nearby construction site to enter.

In New York City, there is often new construction a short distance away.

Review by: Christine R.,
May 04 2013
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

Very warm welcome and helpful hostess. Out of the 6 sleeping arrangements, 4 are actually on a sofa bed. Lovely vacation rental, well equipped and in a good location. A few reservations on cleanliness.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
May 08 2013

Hi Christine, thank you for your review. In NYC, particularly Manhattan, space is limited and at a premium. Quite often the solution is to use furnishings that have multiple uses. In this instance, the master bedroom has a queen size bed, and there are sofa beds in other rooms.

All of this, I'm sure, is clearly indicated in the contract, which states what the apartment provides. In this way, the apartment was able to provide full accommodations for the guests.

Please be assured that each apartment is cleaned before new guests arrive, although it may be challenging to air out the apartments while keeping out NYC dust if there's nearby construction in progress.

Review by: Max A.,
Jan 25 2013
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

This vacation rental is very nice and homey, Paula, the hostess, is really very kind, she came to greet us on the very Christmas day.The neighborhood is quiet, the subway station is very close by, a 2 min. walk.

We really had a very nice stay!!

Review by: Andreas M.,
Oct 28 2012
From: Switzerland,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

The apartment's location is very good (near public transport, very quiet). The owner is very friendly, helpful, responsive, uncomplicated. We had a very nice time in NY, and the accommodation was an important part of this.

On the downside I dare to mention a few spots which might have been cleaner (in the corners, kitchen esp. drawers) and a somewhat motley and incomplete kitchen equipment. (By the way, the number of sleeping and of dining opportunities should correspond, shouldn't it? It does not; luckily we were just four)

Otherwise, the equipment was complete and ok.

Answer by: New York Customer Service
Nov 08 2012

Thank you Andreas,

We relayed your concern to the owner who clarified that her apartment can accommodate a total of 6 guests and indeed her dining table has 4 seats. She noted, however, that 2 other chairs may be pulled in from the other room in order for all 6 guests to be able to use the dining table.

The owner also mentioned that her silverware set is for 12 people.

Review by: Brenda M.,
Aug 15 2012
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 6 days

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this apartment! It is BEAUTIFUL and equipped with everything you could possibly need (with exception of a DVD player, but that wasn't really a need).
There is free parking on the street which we needed, although we used the transit system for all our travels in NYC. The subway station is just around the corner...not even a two minute walk.

The apartment is located in upper Manhatten though, so the subway ride is probably 10-20 minutes to wherever you were going, but it wasn't bad at all. The small hill and stairs were tough at the end of a long day, but once we arrived in the apartment itself, it was extremely comfortable.

The owner was friendly and helpful. We had a little trouble coordinating the handoff of keys, but overall we would rate this rental and vacation as EXCELLENT!!! Thanks to our host!!!!

Review by: Jo W.,
Jun 03 2012
From: Canada,
Accommodation Rental: 5 days

We had a wonderful time staying in his beautiful apartment. Paula was a charming and very helpful host. The pictures on the website of the apartment were exactly hat you get ,which coming from new Zealand like us was very gratifying. I would stay ere again and thoroughly recommend it to anyone you will not be disappointed.

Review by: Olivier R.,
May 05 2012
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 8 days

This vacation rental is ideal for a couple and a child. We had 3 grown children with us and they all slept in the sitting room. But the pleasure of being in NYC overrode this little drawback.

The apartment is very well served by the subway (15 to 20 minutes away from Times Square) and buses (for the pleasure to wander around).

A little effort on the bed linens would be appreciated. The owner is very friendly and attentive.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
May 19 2012

In apt. 3, besides the queen-size bed in the master bedroom, guests have the option of placing a queen-size off-the-floor air mattress or fold-out cots in the 2nd bedroom/office area, or in the living room. In addition, the living room sofa converts to a twin bed as well.

The linen closet has a good supply of several twin and queen size sheet sets, towels and wash cloths, as well as blankets and pillows. Comforters are available in closets or storage areas in the apartment.

I generally offer and explain these options to the guests upon their arrival.

Review by: Isabelle C.,
Nov 09 2011
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 9 days

Overall happy with the apartment. Very nice welcome and support from the owner. The only downside is there is only one real bed for 2, the 3 other beds were spare beds (folding bed or sofa bed).fortunately they were sleeping arrangements for children and not for adults.

Review by: Carlos Miguel N.,
Oct 05 2011
From: Spain,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

Quiet neighborhood, good for transport, very well equipped and comfortable apartment with nice and helpful owner.

Would rent the accommodation again.

Review by: Jodi Z.,
Sep 18 2011
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 4 days

We had just come from San Diego and for the same price we got a lot bigger house, so I guess we were expecting either to pay less or get "more". But over all it was ok for the four of us.

But I wouldn't put than that in an apt. this size.

Review by: Omrane O.,
Aug 10 2011
From: Algeria,
Accommodation Rental: 24 days

The apartment is good with regard to comfort cleanliness and location Harlem is a historical neighborhood I enjoyed staying there but the apartment is a bit far.

As regards to the owner he is a bit too present and sometimes his recommendations are a bit tiresome or even stressful

Review by: A Guest,
May 03 2011
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

good location, the subway blue line is well served and the subway station is a few steps from the apartment
Downside: the sitting room gets bright early in the morning, so it's difficult to have a sleep in. and the windows do not open so they don't allow you to air the apartment!

Review by: Carlo C.,
Sep 13 2010
From: Italy,
Accommodation Rental: 8 days

My visit to New York City has been very good. The owner was very, very kind, helpful and always present.

The apartment on 154th Street was comfortable, very quiet, very luminous, equipped with all the comforts and two minutes walk to the C subway station. So I have enjoyed my holiday a lot. Thank you again for your efficient and good service.

Review by: Patrice L.,
Aug 02 2010
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 10 days

The vacation rental in New York was exactly as described on the ad.
It was clean, comfortable and not very far from Manhattan with the subway.

The owner's welcome was very nice.

Our stay was most pleasant.

Review by: Sandrine K.,
Jan 14 2010
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 11 days

All was ok with this apartment :

- the situation was great
- the owner and our agent christophe were very nice and [available] to hear and help us
- the apartment was very nice with good equipment

It was a good business. Thank you very much, we had very good holidays.

Review by: Mary M.,
Oct 28 2009
From: United States,
Accommodation Rental: 3 days

The apartment exceeded our expectations! The kitchen was great for people who wanted to cook. The living area and bedrooms were comfortable and adequately furnished. This vacation rental was truly a home away from home! We especially liked the quiet of the neighborhood which was much better than where our son lives in the city.

The owner was very gracious and helpful. I would definitely stay there again if we visit as a family. When I visit by myself I usually rough it at my son's!

I have mentioned NY Habitat to several people and recommended they contact you!

Review by: Simone F.,
Nov 06 2008
From: Italy,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

I'm very satisfied by the apartment. The neighbourhood was very pretty, the owner was very very kind and friendly, the description of the apartment matched perfectly to the reality. Or better, the apartment was larger than we expected! In one word, everything was perfect. So thanks to the owner and to New York Habitat. I think your service is very useful.

To the next trip to NYC!

Review by: Gianni S.,
Nov 03 2008
Accommodation Rental: 9 days

We appreciated our stay in New York City and the apartment was really cozy and clean. The owner has been a very kind person and we'll have a great thought on our mind forever.

We thank you very much for your punctual and precise organization. We are looking forward to going back to NYC in the near future as we remained really amazed by both the people and the town.

Review by: Jean-pierre C.,
Sep 23 2008
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

The apartment was perfect: larger than we expected, clear, comfortable, clean and furnished with taste. The owner was very kind and helpful.

Review by: Eric R.,
Sep 05 2008
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 14 days

Everything went very well [with the New York apartment] and the owner was extremely helpful.

Review by: Guillaume C.,
Nov 16 2007
From: France,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

Everything was quite well organized, and your office in New York very open to our enquiries and questions. Thank also for having someone who can speak French which helped us a lot.

The apartment was fine. In spite of its location (north Harlem) it was easy to access to it and the environment was fine. The bad reputation of Harlem is completely obsolete!

We were welcomed by the owner and she was really open and very kind with us. The apartment was perfect, clean, and sunny. We had everything we needed.

Review by: Martin K.,
Jul 04 2007
From: Austria,
Accommodation Rental: 7 days

Here our feedback regarding our stay in the [New York] apartment rented through your agency:

Everything was according to your descriptions via Internet. The owner of the house, was very friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed our visit in New York City. Next time we will not hesitate to contact you again.

Answer by: Accommodation Owner
Jul 04 2007

All in all, it was quite an enjoyable experience for me to welcome a family to my house and I believe it was enjoyable for the guests as well.

I had prepared a folder for the guests with instructions on how things worked and how to use the appliances and AV equipment. I spent about three hours with them when they arrived and called back that night to check on them. They were fine.

I think my guests from Austria may have been a little nervous when they arrived at my house after taking a taxi from the airport. Mrs. K. mentioned that the taxi driver said he had never taken foreign visitors arriving at JFK Airport directly to Harlem to stay and he may have inquired about their safety. But I was able to help them overcome their hesitation by taking them around to see the neighborhood - the subway station where each member of the family got a subway map, a baker/breakfast place with outdoor seating, a large local grocery store. Once this was straightened out, everything was ok.

They were able to do a lot of sight seeing and they left my place in good condition.

I'm looking forward to receiving my next visitor!