ON HIGHLINE! Private room & bath


Private room in rental unit hosted by Arthur

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 2 beds, 1 private bath
Arthur is a Superhost
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All about Arthur’s place

Enjoy the privacy of your own bedroom and bathroom in our sun-drenched 125 year old townhouse, located directly on the beautiful High Line in Chelsea. Our home is optimally situated for exploring Manhattan. Guest quarters comfortably accommodate two.

The space
Upon arriving in our home, you will settle into the privacy and comfort of your own bedroom and your own private bathroom. Our home, a 125 year old townhouse located in the heart of Chelsea, consists of 2,500 sq feet (232 sq meters) of soaring atrium ceilings, tons of natural light, and spacious comfort. We live directly on the High Line among Chelsea's many art galleries, bookstores, and quiet green spaces. We're just one block east of the Hudson River, where extensive biking and jogging trails, a world class sports center, and rolling lawns of open park space are at your fingertips. Within walking distance are numerous restaurants, grocery stores, shops, post offices, banks, bicycle rental agencies, 24-hour pharmacies, etc.

Public transportation is excellent in the neighborhood: the M11 bus to the Upper West Side stops in front of our building (with service to Midtown, the Museum of Natural History, Central Park, Columbia University, Harlem, etc.), and the E and C subway lines are just two blocks east (the E train is a very economical and convenient way to get to/from LGA and JFK airports). The M23 crosstown bus stops across the street from our building, traveling to the East River and stopping at all the Avenues along the way. The Flat Iron Building, the Meatpacking District, the West Village, and Penn Station are all minutes away on foot.

Our place is divided into two stories, with the guest bedroom, full guest bathroom, immense kitchen, and open living room located on the lower level (consisting of 1250 sq feet---see photos). Other than the occasional trip to the shared kitchen, we do our utmost to enhance our guests' visit by remaining on the upper level (where our two hooligan cats prefer to stay except for their feeding time in the kitchen). A continental breakfast consisting of coffee, tea, juice, yogurt, breads, jams, and butter is provided in the morning. Guests have their own mini-refrigerator and may also use the microwave oven, gas stove, iron/ironing board, and cooking utensils. The clothes washer is available only with our supervision at a cost of $7 per load of wash. We only ask that guests treat our home as if it were their own, just as we do when we travel and are hosted by others. CAVEAT: THIS IS AN OLD FASHION MANHATTAN WALK-UP (NO ELEVATOR!). Please be aware that there are exactly 37 steps (i.e., 1 1/2 flights) from the building entrance to the Airbnb quarters. Please be prepared to carry your own luggage up and down the stairs. Also, the twin beds in the room cannot be placed side by side due to space restrictions and the considerable weight of the bedroom furniture.

The guest bedroom offers full blackout window shades, a large closet with hangers, a set of chest of drawers, a DVD-capable flat screen LED high definition television with cable, and two single beds with Sealy mattresses and Egyptian cotton sheets (640 thread count). Maximum capacity is two. We are unable to place the beds side by side due to space limitations and the weight of the furniture. The bedroom is on the west side of the building, so it is protected from the ambient noise of the busy avenue. The fully renovated and updated bathroom is dedicated solely to guest use and is located next to the guest bedroom (not en-suite); it offers a shower, hair dryer, and basic essentials for a "hotel-like" stay (i.e., shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, etc.). We take pride in providing a super clean environment, including (of course!) fresh bath towels and bedding.

As mentioned, the building is an old-time Manhattan walk-up without elevator. However, there are only one and a half flights of stairs from the street entrance to our apartment. The building does not offer handicap access. Wireless internet is included. **Because our building does not have a doorman, we cannot receive packages for guests either before or during their stay.**

The rules of the house are: no parties, no entertaining strangers at night, no smoking, and absolutely no drugs. We open our home to guests with the understanding that we will respect each other's desire for copacetic cohabitation. We provide as much privacy and tranquility as our guests desire, yet we are also happy to share a bottle of wine, to break bread together, and to discuss Manhattan, travel, culture, etc. Above all, we want our guests to enjoy their stay in our home and to return often! Three night minimum stay, please.

Guests take full responsibility for any accidents, injuries or illness that occur while on the premises. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all Guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises. Guests recognize that they may personally purchase insurance to protect themselves in such events.

Getting to/from the three airports is very easy. From LGA, take the Q70 LTD bus (i.e., the express bus to Roosevelt Ave). At Roosevelt, transfer to the E subway toward Manhattan (total cost $2.75). From JFK, take the AirTrain to Jamaica Station. Transfer to the E subway toward Manhattan (total cost $7.75). From EWR, take the AirTrain to the airport train depot. Transfer to the NJ Rail to Manhattan's Penn Station (total cost app. $13.00 per person). Then, take the E subway downtown one stop, or take a taxi to our home. You can also walk from Penn Station if the weather is nice. From the E subway train, exit at 23 Street station in Manhattan. Walk two blocks to Tenth Ave. We live a few steps from the northwest corner of Tenth Ave and W 23 St. Also, the MegaBus drop off point is within walking distance of our home.

What this place offers

TV with Standard cable
Washing machine
Air conditioning
Indoor fireplace
Luggage drop-off allowed
Hair dryer

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Where you’ll be

New York, United States

Chelsea is a truly special neighborhood in Manhattan because of its art galleries, the High Line, the restaurants, the convenient public transportation, the beauty of the Hudson River, the gorgeous architecture, and the sense of community shared by the residents.

Hosted by Arthur

Joined in December 2012
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Along with Ed (my better half, pictured on the right), I strive to build a growing base of happy and loyal AirBnB clients. We're both fairly quiet guys: I have a doctoral degree and enjoy researching/writing, and Ed is a retired dentist now working in Manhattan real estate. We're very tidy, laid back, and respectful of guests' desire for the same. We're also very proud of New York City and are always happy to share our knowledge of the city's history and offerings. Traveling to world capitals and exotic places is our passion: I speak French and Portuguese fluently, and Ed speaks Spanish. We absolutely love hosting guests from all over the world, and we're always happy to interact with guests as much or as little as they like, so conversation over a bottle of wine is always welcome!
Along with Ed (my better half, pictured on the right), I strive to build a growing base of happy and loyal AirBnB clients. We're both fairly quiet guys: I have a doctoral degree an…

During your stay

As much or as little as our guests like. We will cross paths occasionally in the kitchen, however :)

Arthur is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly-rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Languages: English, Français, Português, Español
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $2006

Cancellation policy