We visit New York on a regular basis and usually stay in mid town. But we were looking for more of a neighborhood, for our Xmas visit and fell in love with this Shul turned into a magnificent home, which provided a large and interesting space to spend a week in. The owner has done an incredible job of renovating this space in the heart of the East Village. The house is beautifully maintained, and the pictures on the site do not do it justice. The kitchen is very well equipped and huge, and easy to cook in, and the dining room is vast. The beds are very comfortable. The house easily sleeps 7-8. Victoria, who manages the property, was extremely helpful and always accessible. The neighborhood is great - wonderful restaurants (all the recommendations were delicious and friendly - Lavagna , and Mogador especially), great little parks, interesting stores. We were visiting with a 7 year old who loved the neighborhood. We would definitely recommend this place and are already planning our next trip.