Our lovely 1-bedroom apartment is centrally located in a quiet and safe neighborhood adjacent to Columbia Univ. main campus, subway & Morning-side Park. Free and safe street parking can easily be found.
*Please make sure you read the description below and the house rules, and read the guidebook AFTER your reservation (for info about restaurants & cafe &grocery etc. nearby)*
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Our high-ceiling apartment has 1 bedroom + 1 living room (w/ a fully equipped built-in kitchen) + 1 bathroom (with bathtub). It is quiet and clean, and equipped with hardwood floor. The futon sofa in the living room can be laid flat and used as a full-size bed.
Our apartment is:
--A place to relax: a corner unit on top floor of the building (with an elevator); Off the street, noise free, airy, and safe (the building is equipped with intercom & you need a key to enter). The bedroom features a queen-size bed made of superb firm memory foam and equipped with all cotton bed linens (with two additional blankets). The bathroom comes with freshly cleaned towels (bath & hand), bathroom rug, hair dryer, body lotion, toothpaste, shampoo, body wash, hand soap, and bubble bath (feel free to have a hot bath!)
-A place to work/study: plenty study space + high-speed wireless internet;
--A place to enjoy homemade food or delicious NYC cuisine. Kitchen is equipped with refrigerator, gas stove, oven, microwave, toaster, coffee machine, rice cooker, etc, and is well stocked with cooking utensils, silverwares, spices, etc. Feel free to use spices, cooking flavors in the cabinet. Feel free to have the organic cereals placed next to the microwave.
The entire apartment as well as the basement of the building, where garbage disposal, recycle and laundry machines are located.
You will have no other guests. The place is only yours.
-I will provide fresh cotton towels and linens upon your arrival.
-Upon leaving, please leave things as you find them and wash dirty dishes.
-Yoga mats and block are ready for your use.
-Feel free to use the coffee machine (filters and ground coffee are provided)!
-There is no in-unit laundry and drying machine--they are located in the basement. I will provide a spare laundry card and laundry detergent, however, and you'll need to refill the card with value. Both laundry and drying (one load) cost about $1.75.
-REMOVE your walking shoes when entering the apt and put them in the MOVING CART in the apt (as a courtesy to the neighbors, do NOT leave shoes outside).
-Quiet hours are 10:00 pm and 8:00 am. No loud parties/talks/music.
-NO food/beverage in bed.
-No indoor smoking. No drugs. No pets. No HEAVY alcohol drinking.
-Please recycle, and help us save water and electricity by TURNING them OFF when not in use.
--Always LOCK up the apartment when you enter and when you leave.
--Please water our plants if they look unhappy (dehydrated).
My husband and I are both PhD candidates, from Columbia and Princeton respectively. We are both fond of traveling and exploring different cultures. Having travelled in different continents in the past few years, we know very well what to expect after a long flight from abroad, or an exhausting but exciting exploration of a new place--a cozy and warm place called (home away from) home. My living experience in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Colorado, New Jersey, Japan, and New York city has taught me to be always passionate and loving to live the life and also to work hard. I have been an Airbnb guest a few times, and each experience was pleasant. From staying at various types of Airbnb hotels and getting into contact with a wide range of hosts, I was very much inspired about how to interact with new comers, how to decorate and equip a home, etc. I have tried my best to clean and decorate our lovely apartment in Upper West Manhattan, an amazing and vibrant district. I hope you also have fun exploring the city like we've been doing.