You can lounge, watch some TV or just sit and relax in silence in your private living area.Drop your bags and hang your clothes here!

Private room

3 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
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Live in a beautiful and spacious duplex on the garden level of a classic Harlem Brownstone. Your private and cozy space is situated on the lower level of the duplex. Come and go as you please through your own private entrance. Enjoy our own private garden.

The space

We’re a short cab ride to Yankee Stadium and within walking distance to Riverbank State Park which has a community track, swimming pool, soccer fields, baseball fields and other green spaces- not to mention magnificent views of the Hudson River. There is also a bike/running path that travels down the west side of Manhattan at the park entrance. The apartment is easy to get to from Penn Station and Port Authority. A cab ride from La Guardia is relatively inexpensive ( about $30 or $50 from JFK), but the bus is the least expensive option at ($2.75).

There’s a great supermarket just down the street, along with two hip new bars and a new Japanese pulled noodle restaurant, an amazing coffee shop and a few local bodegas for other items. Around the corner are three excellent restaurants with delicious food and great happy hour specials. For the late night junk food addicts- there are a bunch of spots. Our personal favorite is the local taco truck, Harlem Public, Chipped cup, Hand pulled noodle and THE WALLACE, but you also have McDonald’s, Taco Bell, KFC, Duncan Donuts, and Popeye’s Chicken nearby. There’s also an indian restaurant, two pizza shops and a vegan establishment just steps away. Our area is a very popular uptown location and there are a ton of new restaurants and bars popping up all over the place.

What you can expect:
* A huge private room with en suite half bathroom
* Central Heating and Cooling
* Fresh Linens
* Fresh Towels
* Free Toiletries
* Free Wi-FI
* Flat Screen LCD TV w/ apple TV
* Free Water :-)

What’s Else?
The bed is a comfy queen sized mattress and the couch folds out to a twin size bed. We also have a comfy blowup mattress.

Guest access

NOTE: You amy check into your room at either 8:30am or 5:00pm
Guests will have full access to the lower level of the duplex and the shower in the upper level. Feel free to take a shower or relaxing bath, located in the upstairs bathroom. You’re welcome to come and go as you please. The lower level is all yours! You’ll have your very own entrance and access to the private backyard.

Interaction with guests

We’re a very active family so we’re not always going to be home, but when we’re here together you can rest assured that it will be a comfortable and friendly environment. Maya is always around ( She's our dog, that’s her Job). Our number one goal is to make sure you have a comfortable and satisfying stay with us. We will always be accessible to answer any questions you may have or give recommendations about what to do in the city. Hopefully in person, but if we are not around feel free to text or call us (our cell numbers will be provided once you arrive).

Other things to note

Besides Maya (our dog) we have another new addition to our the family. He is our 6 month old son Andreas. Our little nugget keeps us very busy these days! Mornings are usually a fast paced episode as we are getting ourselves ready for the day and Andreas prepared for daycare. So we may not be as accessible to answer questions in the morning but the shower is still open for use!

P.S. We will most likely be home in the evenings, or close family friends may stop by to visit from time to time. This is a shared-space situation (your privacy will always be respected and your space will have lockable doors.) We’ve already met some pretty fantastic people from all over the world, so we hope that you are just as wonderful, no pressure. Ha!

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 5PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


Cleaning Fee: 96
Security Deposit: 422
Weekly Discount: 9%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed, 1 air mattress

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 5PM

Please be polite and clean up after yourself- tidiness is a MUST especially in the Kitchen and Bathroom areas. If we have to clean your dirty dishes, crumbs off the counter or your hair from the drain you’ll politely be asked to leave. JUST KIDDING, but you will have to answer Celine :-) ( you don’t want those problems) Please no shoes in the apartment and no feeding Maya (no matter how cute of a face she is putting on for you). She is allergic to most human foods and feeding her will leave her stomach in shambles. Smoking is allowed outside only. Singing in the shower is encouraged. Souvenirs from other countries are accepted! No walking naked (keep your undies on please) and no booty calls, unless you want to sleep in the garden for the night. Other than that, enjoy yourself, the city and you stay in our wonderful apartment!



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

76 Reviews

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Miriam User Profile
June 2017
Celine & Ken are friendly, respectful, the location is good and the city is beautiful.

Dylan User Profile
May 2017
Great time in NYC. Thanks Celine & Ken, amazing hosts.

Dianne User Profile
May 2017
Clean and quiet place to sleep while visiting our daughter at Columbia University.

Magdalena User Profile
May 2017
We had plenty of space for ourselves. Very close to subway stations.

Rober User Profile
April 2017
Awesome place, really good location. We had a good time, but unfortunately we didn't get to meet the host
Celine And Ken User Profile
Response from Celine And Ken:
Rober, It's a shame we were not able to meet but thank you and your friends for taking great care of our home while we were on vacation. We hope the rest of your year is full of new adventures! Take Care, The Thornton Family
April 2017

Samantha User Profile
April 2017
We have just returned from a week in New York at Celine and Ken's place. The property is a beautiful brownstone house and everything is as described. Having our own space was great, knowing you can pop upstairs at anytime and ask any questions is just what you need when you have such a big city to explore. It is super clean and well presented you have everything you need there. The area has such a community feel and the house is just a five minute walk from the subway which takes you everywhere around the city. Everything is close by including what we found to be our favourite place just right around the corner... Harlem Public (the wings and tater tots are amazing). You guys were great including Maya and little Andreas. Thanks for having us. I would honestly recommend this place to anyone heading to New York as it was perfect.
Celine And Ken User Profile
Response from Celine And Ken:
Samantha & Andrew, Thank you for the kind words! We will definitely send a message before we plan our trip to the UK. You were amazing guests and we will be sure to recommend you to other host! Coachella was awesome and exhausting but worth it! We are very happy that your first Airbnb experience was a success! Welcome to the AirBNB community! Take Care, The Thornton Family
April 2017

Job User Profile
November 2016
Celine and Ken are lovely people. They took great care of us, providing us with breakfast every morning and giving us tips & hints during our stay. We felt really welcome in NY and the neighbourhood (Harlem) was really nice.

New York, New York, United StatesJoined in March 2015
Celine And Ken User Profile

We are hard working, fun loving individuals. We appreciate discovering new countries, cultures, foods, art and music. We are very open minded and are always willing to enjoy something new.
“Everything you can imagine is real.”
― Pablo Picasso

We are non-discriminating kind of people- we don’t care what you look like, where you are from, which god you believe in or your sexual orientation- but we do expect you to be clean, polite and easygoing. In other words we are looking for mature, friendly and responsible individuals to share our space with. This apartment is a no drama zone :-)

A little bit more about us:
We’re a young, professional married couple. We have a amazing 6 months old baby boy. We are very easygoing and like to enjoy life. We’ve traveled all over the world and have met a lot of interesting people. We are seasoned AIRBNB hosts. We love AIRBNB and we look forward to welcoming new guests and having the pleasure of discovering new things about them. Check out our reviews to see what our guests have to say! My wife (Celine) has 15 years of hospitality experience and we both work in the service/realestate industry so trust us when we say “You’ll be in good hands!”

5 Things we can not live without:
1) HER
2) HIM
3) Food
4) Happiness
5) Coffee

We can't wait to have you here. See you soon!

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