About the Homestay
I am a 58 year old widow who lives in a two bedroom duplex in Harlem, NYC. The building is on a residential street and has evening and night time security. My apartment looks like a town house with a front porch. I have an average size kitchen and a large living/ dining room. I have no pets and it is a smoke free home but smoking is allowed on the porch. The bedrooms are on the second floor and we would share the bathroom.
Harlem is a great neighborhood for restaurants, music, and great bagain shopping. I am close to public transporation and I also have a car. We could arrange to go on an excursion or two if you wish. I am a good cook and can offer some dinners for a pre negotiated price. I also like to entertain family and friends.
I'm have had several interns/guests over the years, lovely ladies from Belgium, Japan, Brazil, Senegal, and Italy. My last guest actually established herself in NYC and just moved out after three years in my home. I am looking forward to the opportunity to host another lovely lady from abroad.
We can offer airport pick up for an additional cost.
Payment Method: Please note that we require our guests to pay 20% of the booking total to us in advance of the booking via PayPal to hold your room (on top of the 15% service fee paid to Homestay.com)
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.
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Carbon monoxide detector
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
The apartment building is on the corner of 5th Avenue and 139th street. City buses stops are located across the street and 1 block west. The westside subway is 5 blocks away and the east side subway is located across the 138th street bridge. Harlem is close to the Bronx and New Jersey. The surrounding neighborhoods include Washington Heights, the Upper West and Upper East sides. Central park is just a short busride down 5th avenue and many museums are just short bus rides away. Downtown is less than 30 minutes away.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
I am easy going but I do have a few rules :
No eating in the bedroom. Taking water, tea, coffee or a softdrink to your room is fine.
You have use of all the rooms but please clean up after yourself. keeping your room tidy is also appreciated.
Please do not bring strangers into the home. If there is a friend you would like to invite over just get my OK in advance.
You will have your own keys and be able to come and go as you please. Just take care to not lose them please.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
If it wasn't for Judith, my experience in New York wouldn't have been so nice as it was having her as a host.. She was so good to me! Judith is a friendly person, respectful, kind, mindful, helpful and organized.. Always replied at texts.
Her apartment in Harlem was always clean and tidy. The room it's well ventilated,comfy, small and good bed, there is a tv with SKY, big mirror and free WiFi. Located a few steps away from the M1 bus stop.
If you look for a convenient an "value for money" place to sleep, I can highly recommend Judith's place.
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.