Hi, we have a very nice spare room downstairs, on a separate floor from the rest of the apartment. We have friends (and friends of friends) staying all the time, and we like having people to stay, so we decided to give Airbnb a try.
We live 3 blocks from Central Park in the very nice Morningside Heights / Upper West Side neighborhood. Also near Riverside Park and Columbia Uni, with lots of nice cafes etc. In the park there's a free pool in the summer, ice skating rink in winter.... loads of shopping on the upper west side and all the museums are just a walk across the park. We're 2 mins from the 1 train, and Times Square is about a 10 min train ride away;
We are a family of 4 (mixed UK and USA nationalities). Kids are 1 yr and 4 yrs. We're sociable people with full time jobs. Totally happy for guests to do their own thing, but always up for a chat. Alex enjoys telling people about sights and activities around the city. Our nanny Carmen is often around if we are not.
The room is on the basement floor - it's reached by a spiral staircase going down from the living room. There are two comfortable single beds (can be put together with a mattress pad on top to make a double), wifi internet access, cat. There is a private toilet and sink en suite to the room, although the (small) shower/bathroom and (large) kitchen are upstairs and shared. There's also a washing machine and dryer.
We'd generally prefer to host women or couples (of any gender combination). There'd be plenty of room for a child too, we have an air mattress we could blow up. We have a travel cot too, if needed.
I guess we are still working this out as we go (Website hidden by Airbnb) not sure what else to write, but let me know if you have any questions!
No major rules....
...feel free to use the fridge, washer, dryer.
Please come in quietly if it's late.
Remember to close the gate to the stairs (toddler).
enjoy your stay....