About the Homestay
A tranquil and almost zen-like silent apartment in Midtown Manhattan, 2 blocks from Time Square with a rear private garden with charming birds sound in the background. It is centrally and strategically located Len the heart of Manhattan.
There is a marked ccontrast when you step out of the quiet quiet home. You are met with the busy city that never sleep. Museums, restaurants, lounges, theaters, shopping, sports, business, learning facilities and all sort of entertainments are at walking distances. From the apartment you can easily access public transportation including subways stations, bus transits, train stations. Apart from the main Penn Station and Grand Central train-terminals, located at short distances, the Port Authority (city bus terminal and subways) is in the neighbirhood and at aiming distance. There is also a city bicycle station in front of the building. It requires a credit or bank card. There are parkings on the street. They are self in self served. The refreshing _ 2 bedrooms/1 multipurpose room and /a garden _ Apt. has an eat-in modern kitchen, and you will share a bathroom with your host. The private small garden on the back is an oasis. Guests enjoy taking some of their meal outside in nice wheather or dimply relax on outdoor coushy furnitures that spell comfort.
You can select a single bed with breakfast or the double twin room with breakfast if you are a couple. Friends or siblings wanting to share one room can also book the multipurpose room that is alternatively a library and game room and a fully equipped home office hidden in beautiful antics furnitures. office equipmens and desk are at the guest(s) disposal if needed.
Your host is a lawyer and has a law practice and an international Consulting business close by on Madison Avenue. She is an International lawyer who lives alone. Her two adult sons do visit from time to time on breaks from school. She sometimes works from home and her office staff may come by during working hours as needed. If you are on a business rather than a purely leasure visit, let her know of your needs for office equiments, a desk or other business necessities. She will accommodate you as much as possible. Also do discuss your need for temporary gym, swimming pool, English lessons and other activities which are all located close-by. She can assist with search, reservations , suscription and oriente you to the city resources and the American culture as much as she can.
Your host' s profile and her lovely home are a billboard to Manhattan family hosting programs as published in an institutional magazine (NYLS) citing her all around hosting qualities, traditional but fascinating lifestyle and her love for the city of New York.
Your host enjoyes having visitor(s) and learning about differents cultures. She has lived , studied and worked in different countries including several countries in Europe, Africa and for the past 27 years she has lived in the USA. She speaks fluent English, French and Swahili.
She likes letting guests do their own things but she is always at hand for information assistance and orientation.
Welcome to NY City !!
- Games Room
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Looking from the map or experiencing it personally, it is pretty amazing and remarquable. My place is in the heart of Manhattan, about 2 blocks West of Time Square and 2 blocks East of the Hudson River. It is at walking distance of what Manhattan has to offer the world. From theater, TV and film studios, fashion, acting, art and language schools to all kind of events. The connecting avenue is commonly called "The Restaurant Row" and Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters' life spills into my neighborhood. "Law and Order, Special Victims Unit" is commonly shot on my street and the surroundings. Yet the tree - lined street block is thoroughly gentry and residential.
From the airport, get a taxi or the train or bus to the nearby Port Authority and then walk the short distance to my place. My home, in contrast to the hussle of the city that never sleep, is calming and relaxing. It is very quiet and with a private garden that is also soothing and tranquil like an oasis.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Sports arena
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Preferred method of payment: (International and domestic transfers)
Payment Method: Please note that your host requires the guests to pay 100% on the day of booking. (Total balance is the amount shown. Booking fee is paid separately to Homestay.com).
It is best to discuss this aspect with the host to ensure the arrangement and methods of payment suit you as well.
Also before arrival, I require a copy of your passport. Front page, 1 st and 2nd page. the latter is the photo page. In case you do not have a passport you can forward a copy of a State ID or a Drivers License if you are from the USA.
Cancellation Policy: We ask our guests to give us at least 7 days’ notice for any cancellation. Any cancellation later than this will not be refunded.”
Smoking is allowed outside, including in the rear private garden with designated ashtrays.
Please remove shoes but you may need thick socks or sleepers for comfort in cold weather.
Keys are not distributed to younger guests. I will grand access to younger guests as their comings and goings require.
A simple breakfast is provided. You may request either lunch or diner and packed sandwiches at additional costs. You may use the kitchen for light cooking such as omelette, soup, and reheating take-out.
Your friends and other personal guests and parties do not have access to the apartment.
Please contact me if you have any question concerning the rules.
Smoking is not allowed.
Bibi is a wonderful woman and my 18 year old daughter enjoyed her stay. In short, Bibi will always be our friend.
Bibi is a very helpful person and her apartment is located a few steps from Tumes Square. The perfect place for a carefree holiday
Bibi is a special person, and a great host. The location is fantastic. Great place to explore and enjoy Manhattan. Highly recommended.
Location, location, location. You can’t beat this Homestay for location. It’s an easy walk to bus and subway and in 10 minutes Walk you are in Times Square or any one of the theatres.
The apartment is clean and compact. Bibi is a helpful and friendly host.
Bibi is a kind, available and helpful person. His house is very well located in midtown for to know New York, near of the metro and buses station, around you can find plenty of restaurants, variety of shops and orther services only a 5 minutes walk of Tames Square.
Staying with bibi has been a great pleasure for me. I really felt like home. I came back with lots of good memories of my time there. I will definitely visit whenever I get a chance.
Bibi est une personne très gentille et à l'écoute. Elle m'a donner pleins d'astuce et de conseils afin de passer un agréable séjour dans NY. Sa maison est à 5mn à pied de Time square ce qui est juste AMAZING.
Thanks for all Bibi
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.