About the Homestay
We live on the corner of a lively intersection in Manhattan. 2 short blocks from the 1train subway and walking distance to many restaurants, convenience stores and 5 different bus lines. The subway will bring you to Times Square in 15 minutes which is the hub of tourist activity.
Travel time from the airport will be determined by what mode you choose, however, you will be able to get here from the 3 major airports within 30 minutes to 1. 5 hours depending on traffic, airport, and mode of transport.
We are a busy family of 4. Pablo is a swim coach and Sarah is a teacher of English as a foreign language and of composition. Melodie and Sophie are both busy college students with academic, social, and sports interests. We all enjoy swimming and biking. The girls were born in 2000 and 20003 and enjoy visitors from all over the world.
Please plan to arrive at our home by 9 p.m. as we tend to retire for the evening by 10. Thanks!
(We do keep the Sabbath hours, so please do not contact me on Friday evenings or Saturdays (EST) because I am offline and will not respond in time. Thanks!)
Spanish is spoken by Pablo; and Sarah's experience in teaching English to all nationalities enables her to communicate with everyone quite effectively!
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our home is 2 blocks from the subway which brings you to Times Square in 15 minutes. There are a plethora of supermarkets and small grocery stores as well as pharmacies, restaurants, and bars. There are 3 different bus lines steps away from the building and 2 more only 1 block away.
Local Area Facilities
- Health club
- 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
Feel free to use the kitchen for light cooking but please clean up after!
Absolutely NO food or drink outside the kitchen. This means that no food or drink of ANY kind (except clear, natural water) is allowed in the bedroom. None. Nada. Nothing. Store and consume food, snacks, drinks, candy, etc. only in the kitchen.
No Food or drink is allowed in the bedroom.
Please do not invite strangers into our home; if you would like to invite a friend over just agree it with me in advance.
No smoking or alcohol inside our home. You are welcome to do this outside in a public place.
No shoes inside the apartment. We have a small entry where you can leave your shoes. Feel free to bring along a pair of indoor slippers if you need to cover your feet.
Please remember that the bathroom is shared with our family; we can wait to take a shower, but waiting for the toilet is uncomfortable business! Also, kindly remove any hair that gets caught in the drain after you shower.
Please do not stuff the toilet with large amounts of toilet paper and expect it to flush. Use small amounts of paper at a time.
We do weekly room cleaning and change the towels and linens.
Your host is a non-smoker.
Smoking is not allowed.
Incredible experience! Sarah and Pablo made my experience in NYC incredible. When I was looking for recommendations, they helped me so much. The room was exactly as shown in homestay.com and the apartment was always clean. Absolutely recommended.
A good mother and listen to you any time.
I stayed with Sarah and her family for 8 nights while attending a professional development training course in New York. Sarah was welcoming and her lovely home was absolutely spotless and exactly as seen in the photo. Sarah has house rules that she makes clear from the start and are easy to observe. It was an excellent value Homestay. I enjoyed my stay and it was perfectly placed near the subway to get easily and quickly to all the sights in the city. There were ample shops and a deli close by the house and travelling on the subway was easy and felt safe well into the evening. I got a cab back to the apartment on a couple of occassions and it was inexpensive. It is a very interesting area. Thank you to Sarah and her family for their hospitality.
It was very short stay, but I enjoyed a lot. The family was very nice, and the location was also very good!
Nous avons été très bien accueilli par Pablo et sa fille, leurs conseils et leur disponibilités sont très appréciables. L'appartement est bien situé à côté du métro de la 137 st City College . C'est un quartier vivant avec des petits restos sympas et boutique
Pablo is a super friendly host and always very helpful. Tank you for some wonderful days in New York!
Very convenient location for NY transit, a nice quiet home and I enjoyed some use of the kitchen as well. A lovely host family and I enjoyed talking with them during my stay here.
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It was a great pleasure to stay with the familiy :)
The host is nice and warm. I've really enjoyed it & would recommend it to anyone.
A great family. Pablo: kind, cooperative and a good mixer; Sarah: serious but very communicative; the girls: lovely and friendly.
The place: The building was old. Sarah's apartment was clean and of course big. The best thing about it: it is close to a subway station.
All in all, I enjoyed my stay with the family and I would like to thank them again.
How do I book?
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When do I pay?
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