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Mi Casa Tu Casa Guesthouse

143 East 150th St. , Bronx, NY 10451 USA (Show map)
4.2
11 Reviews
$85 - $150
per night

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Incredible Guesthouse: Mi Casa Tu Casa Guesthouse was mentioned in the NY Times as one of the best kept secrets of the Bronx (cityroom.blogs.nytimes/2008/05/12/bronx-hospitality-unnoticed-by-the-tourist-guides/?scp1&sqBronx%20hotels%20&%20torism&stcse). Walking distance to Yankee stadium and to the Bronx Arts Museum. Seven restaurants, 3 fast foods, Seven-Eleven (open 24 hrs), Bronx General Post Office, Pregones Theater and Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture as well as Hostos Community College are all within a 2 block radius. Nearest Motel on north side of Yankee stadium is $178 a night. Our prices are much less, making a NYC vacation affordable. Includes Direct TV and WiFi. Laundry service also available. Grand Central & Times Square 20 minutes away by Subway #4, #5, & #2 trains located 1 block away. Bottom line: closest commute to Manhattan from the Bronx. Each room has a Latin theme and the entire house is decorated with art from many artist that have stayed in our Guesthouse. Beautiful and relaxing backyard and Greenroom. World famous Tats Crew painted a Mural in the backyard that blends with a running fountain that is a must see. In the Fall of 2009 the Gateway Mall & Waterfront River Park opened two blocks West of Mi Casa - Tu Casa.

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Overall
4.2

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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.3
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.2
  • Dining3.8

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Julio had me at hello!

3.8 on May 18, 2013

When we pulled up Julio met me at the front gate. His hello was so welcoming, and his hug was genuine. He really should be running for political office LOL. He showed us around the property which has many interesting things to see. We stayed in the Spain Room which definitely met my expectations. It is in a great location, close to many things. I would so go back. Good job it felt like home.


Great place, great owner!

4.0 on November 03, 2012

This place is great. The owner especially treats you with warmth and openness. The backyard seems to be a nice chill out place and the rooms are cozy and comfortable. We felt like home. the shower would have benefited of some cleaning but appart from that it was really clean. The place is close from Manhattan by subway and is fairly cheap compared to what we saw in New York. There is a kitchen with all the cooking ware but no breakfast included.


vacation with julio

4.4 on September 13, 2012

My stay at mi casa tu casa was over whelming, Julio is a great host he goes above and beyond to make you feel at home .he's also a great educational teacher and historian when it comes to the bronx ...i can boldly say he can be the mayor or the govenor for the area and most of all he loves GOD AND PEOPLE...mi casa is close to everything when on vacaton, i give you "kudos" julio.... LANA AND JANINE


Mi Casa Tu Casa Guesthouse

4.6 on August 13, 2012

Our stay in NYC was outstanding and this home was perfect. Liz and Julio are perfect hosts. We will be staying with them again!


Thank you for sharing your home!!

5 on November 08, 2011

Julio and Liz- Thank you for sharing your home during my recent return trip to NYC and Mi Casa!! The comforts, conveniences and affordability that Mi Casa provides is much appreciated. See you again soon!! David Morton


Bronx's best Kept Secret

4.0 on September 19, 2011

I stayed at Mi Casa Tu Casa and it was a wonderful surprise in the Bronx. It was not far from Yankee Stadium and Pregones Theater and right across from one of the best pizza shops in the Bronx. And if I had to mail something back home there is a huge US Post Office just one block away. Great place to stay if you are visiting anywhere in NY because the 2 and 5 train are also one block away. Julio is a great host. Will definitely do it again. Being born and raised in the Bronx and now living in Florida, it is a great place to stay. Like all the themes in the rooms.


Excellent experience

3.0 on July 31, 2011

I loved the accommodations, hospitality & new friendships. Julio goes above & beyond for his guests. The only thing missing was a fresh cup of coffee in the morning.


A great time!

5 on July 27, 2010

My two children and I stayed with Julio for three days in late June and had a fabulous time. Our trip to NYC was specifically to see the Yankees play, hence our decision to stay at Mi Casa (even though people told us we were crazy for staying in the Bronx). Although we did have reservations, our worst fears were all completely unfounded, while our lesser fears (normal ones of big-city life) were settled by just being smart (as you would anywhere), walking like we knew where we were going, and not advertising the fact that we were tourists. Therefore, I recommend Mi Casa highly for people who want to feel 'like a local' and/or feel like they are living with a favorite uncle. The proximity to Yankee stadium made our game night so much easier, and any nervousness we felt at walking around the area at night was unfounded since everyone is walking around the area after a game to get to their cars/buses. We took the subway, dined in local restaurants (the Sunlight Cafe gets two very big thumbs up from my 12-year-old son and we had a lovely evening at Giovanni's Italian Restaurant). Julio has fruit and allows full use of the kitchen, so we enjoyed coming down to breakfast when we wanted to and having what we wanted to have (instead of feeling like we had to meet a schedule). The room was big and lovely -- it overlooked the frontyard and was perfect for our stay. We are very glad we chose to stay at Mi Casa. Julio was a great host who puts a lot of heart into his motto of 'come as a guest, leave as a friend'!


Great and Convenient Place to Stay

5 on June 07, 2010

I traveled with my wife from Massachusetts to the South Bronx to attend my 50th class reunion at Cardinal Hayes HS on 151st St. I was surprised to find out about Mi Casa Tu Casa and that it is located one block away on 150th St. It is also one block away from the 149th St subway, which we took the following morning morning to attend a special ceremony for our class at St. Patrick's Cathedral. We were skeptical to stay at Mi Casa due to the negative perceptions people have of the South Bronx. However, we decided to stay there anyway and are glad we did. Julio was a great host.


Take a chance

3.4 on June 04, 2010

The fact that the Bronx is one of the more eyebrow raising areas of NYC did not detter me from booking this B&B. The room was spatious, clean and looks out to a nice street. The area can feel a bit dodgy after dark so make sure you get in sooner rather than later when using public transport. Overall it was an exciting experience staying at Mi Casa especially as there are no Hotels or other such establishments in the South Bronx. We really liked Julio who can talk a mile a minute and is a great host! Thumbs up!


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Location

Airport

New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) 5 miles

Directions to property:

Bus to 125th St. Take #5, #4, or #2 trains Uptown to 149th St. & Grand Concourse.

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Washer/dryer , Bird Sanctuary, Relaxing Backyard, Tallest White Oak Tree in the area, Beautiful Mural Done by World famous Tats-Crew

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Hostos Gallery, Bronx Arts Museum, Pregones Theater, Bird Watching, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: after 1 PM
  • Check Out:: 12 PM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited Smoking allowed in backyard and front porch
  • Drinking Allowed: Limited
  • Suitable For Children: Limited House is not childproof.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: minimum 1 day deposit to hold room.
  • Cancellations: 24 hours prior to reservation

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Julio & Liz

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

Cats

About the innkeepers

Reading, Music, Tai-Chi, Bird Watching, Bicycling, wine sampling.

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Meals

Breakfast

Self-service

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143 East 150th St. , Bronx, NY 10451 USA (Show map)

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