We've just come back from our mini break in New York and can't eulogise enough how great this apartment is and how absolutely lovely and accommodating our host Ximena was.
Four of us stayed, including two lively boys aged 3 and 6, and the place was perfect. The apartment is in right in the centre of the LES, literally a stone's throw from Katz's deli. It's a bit noisy at night, we knew what to expect before we arrived, but if you don't want hustle and bustle then NYC isn't really the place for you.
The apartment was spacious for New York and larger than I imagined from the website photos and description, it would suit families and groups of friends. Both beds were comfy, the kitchen had everything we needed (including a table and 4 chairs) and the bathroom had a nice hot shower. The heating in the apartment was amazing, so good we even had to open the window at some points. There's no TV but the wireless internet connection is fast and the computer with Netflix more than kept the boys entertained. As well as the kitchen, bathroom and living area there are two independent bedrooms, one is accessed via the other, which may not suit everyone but was fine for us.
Ximena is fantastic, very welcoming, we were provided with lovely clean and fresh towels and linen ,and there were even two little NY choccy bars for the boys on their pillows. Nothing was a problem for Ximena, we lost a suitcase on the way out and so it was eventually delivered by courier following a call to Ximena at 1.15am. We even checked out of the apartment at 3pm as there were no guests coming to stay that night, not many hosts would let you do that!
When you do stay here we can massively recommend the Remedy Diner, just down the road and good fun, see if you can conquer the pancake stack.
When we go back to New York we're staying here again, brilliant.