DESIGNER CHIC STEPS FROM TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK 350 FT² / 32 M²

Thom Chu

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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DESIGNER CHIC STEPS FROM TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK 350 FT² / 32 M²

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1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 4 on queen-sized bed and queen-sized sofa bed

Enjoy this newly renovated designer-outfitted jewel box 350-sq.ft. one-bedroom with all the modern conveniences, steps from the vibrant life of the East Village with its clubs, shops, bars, and restaurants, yet situated in a quiet block away from noise and bright lights. Though compact, it's 50% larger than most Manhattan hotel rooms and the two sleeping rooms have separate doors opening into a central kitchen/bath.

The property is owned and operated by native-born restaurateurs in an owner-occupied building. You will have easy access to everything in Manhattan (two bus lines stop at the corner and a subway station a few blocks away) and live in a real neighborhood with students, artists, and young families. Compact kitchen, TV/DVD player, computer with Internet access, towels and sheets provided. Please consult the calendar for availability BEFORE making a request--our calendar is quite full for 2013. Also check our newest apartment in the same building, #903716 as well as our larger loft studio #333327.

Booking process: The availability calendar shows only the dates which have been solidly booked or otherwise unavailable. We receive many requests for overlapping dates and have given up on the 'first-refusal' system, where we keep a list and give each person a chance to look over the offer separately. Instead, we have switched to a 'first come-first served' system whereby the first completed contract and payment received gets the apartment. If you are in a hurry, use the 'Book It Now' button--our calendar is up-to-the-minute in accuracy and online payments are instant and secure.

Please *do not* phone with inquiries--it is much clearer for us to communicate via e-mail. If your request is for a date clearly occupied on our availability calendar, please forgive us in advance for not responding.

Contract and payment details: The contract outlines our responsibilities to one another and the payment scheme. In general: You send a $300.00 (reservation/damage deposit) to secure your reservation (may need to be combined with other payments if your dates are close). At 60 days before your arrival, send 50% of the rental plus a $95.00 one-time cleaning charge. 14 days before your arrival, you will send the other 50% (plus taxes). The damage deposit is refundable after you've checked out and left everything in good order; banks take 5-10 business days to process your refund.

About us: This is more than just a line of business for us--hospitality is an integral part of who we are. The apartment is in an owner-occupied building, so you're not dealing with a faceless management agency with music on hold, you are dealing with a neighbor and true host. We aspire to offer you the kind of experience we would give to our own family and friends in New York, where you enjoy the comforts of your own home while in one of the world's greatest cities and will want to return again and again.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Thom Chu

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2010
Speaks english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 42 traveler reviews

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Designer chic steps from Tompkins Square Park 350 ft² / 32 m²
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 42 reviews
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Designer chic steps from Tompkins Square Park 350 ft² / 32 m²
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p354370
East Village Manhattan
5

A perfect stay in NYC!

  • 5 of 5
We highly recommend this apartment. The owner was excellent to work with, the apartment was as pictured, well-appointed, well maintained and proved to be very comfortable for our extended visit. We enjoyed the atmosphere of this neighborhood. We found the location to be perfect. Just a few minutes from the subway so you have access to anything but also in a pleasant neighborhood with a lovely park a block away. The owner provided many suggestions on neighborhood cafes and shops. The other building tenants were very friendly. We will visit and stay again. Thank you Thom for your hospitality!
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Designer chic steps from Tompkins Square Park 350 ft² / 32 m²
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p354370
East Village Manhattan
5

A true New York experience!

  • 5 of 5
This is the second time we have stayed here - it's a great location in the East Village if you want to feel like you live in New York while on holiday. At the end of a day spent elsewhere you can come home and eat, drink and relax in the nearby bars and restaurants, or just bring some pizza back to the apartment.
The owners are super-helpful and the apartment itself has everything you'd need. It's beautifully clean and comfortable with top quality linens, and a good laundromat on the same block.
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for those good words! Your return visit alone is the ultimate endorsement but we couldn't say it better ourselves, we love to share our slice of the Big Apple with our guests who we experience it like locals do. Come back soon!
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Designer chic steps from Tompkins Square Park 350 ft² / 32 m²
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p354370
East Village Manhattan
Coral Springs
5

Lovely neighborhood

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our stay at this apartment! Having a bedroom separate from the TV room was a plus for us, our kids would stay up late watching TV or playing with their computers and my husband and I could go to bed and have some peace and quiet! The neighborhood is nice and very QUIET ( I was surprised how quiet it was). I felt very safe walking around there late at night with my boys. I even sent them by themselves down two blocks to buy pizza! Although they are 12 and 14 they are not used to big city. Before I arrived I had concerns about safety since my husband would only stay for few days and I would stay alone with the boys for 2 weeks...But I felt very safe there.
Thom was very nice, even before we arrived in NY, I sent him many emails asking many questions about the city and he was always Extremely HELPFUL! Thanks Thom. The TV stopped working one night and he came the next morning to check it out. The apartment was very clean and well maintained. Just like the pictures, everything looked pretty new, the linens were nice and fresh. Another nice thing Thom does is that he provides coffee, sugar, salt and things like that, for the first few days so you don't need to run out to buy them. We loved the chocolates and the wine! There are many delis and small grocery stores around there. We ate mostly when we were out and about but we tried the Tompkins bagel place, love their home made cream cheese ! It's close to the 7 Eleven on B Avenue and we ate pizza at the Eleven B, which was great! The servers were very nice. For our stay We needed two weeks stay but all the apartments were rented,( because we really wanted to stay at Thom's place for all the great reviews he receives) he was very nice to figure out a way for us to stay 1 week on this one and the second week on his other place p903716, which is on the first floor. Another great one. I will stay here again and will recommend to all our friends and family! Thanks Thom.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So very glad that you chose to stay with us and enjoyed your visit in the East Village! You and your family really got to discover some of our local favorites just like real neighbors do, and after a few days on 11th Street I could tell that you felt very much at home. Even though this apartment is much smaller than our other two units on the street level 903716 and 333327, having a separate bedroom can be a big plus for privacy especially when guests have different sleeping habits, etc. Please let friends and family know about us and come back soon.
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Designer chic steps from Tompkins Square Park 350 ft² / 32 m²
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p354370
East Village Manhattan
4

Bien situé, calme. Réactivité des propriétaires.

  • 4 of 5
Un appartement pratique et bien situé dans un quartier calme avec commerces de proximité (alimentations). Aménangement complet (frigo, cuisson, micro-ondes, etc. + TV, Hifi, Internet). Il ne manque qu'une vraie table de repas. Bus au coin de la rue, métro à 10 minutes à pied. Jim Chu est très sympa et prêt à aider et dépanner (chauffage, Internet). Mention spéciale à Monsieur Chien Kwei Chu qui est venu réparer les toilettes à 22h00. A conseiller. Jean-Marc (France).
  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Jean-Marc, for your review and specific comments about our property and how we manage it. The apartment is optimized for the 32 square meters that we have to offer, which is 50% larger than the average hotel room in Manhattan at a comparable price, and no, there is not a dining table but we do have two larger apartments in the same building, 333327 and 903716 which are 50 and 55 square meters at a slightly higher rate that have complete kitchens and proper dining tables, please come back and enjoy one of those on another visit! We pride ourselves on responsive service and glad that we could help when it was needed.
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Designer chic steps from Tompkins Square Park 350 ft² / 32 m²
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p354370
East Village Manhattan
Sydney, Australia
5

East Village Gem

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed for a week and loved it. We loved it's price, size, location and amenities, to say nothing of the obvious care Thom takes his guests.

The flat is well equipped and well cleaned. The space is good by NY standards and was half the price of a decent hotel. We particularly loved the magazines, books and computer w/printer that made planning day trips, dining and printing tickets so easy.

The apartment is in a great location, a short walk away from the bars and restaurants around Tompkins square and central if you're looking to explore beyond the lower east side. The nearby L train connects directly to Brooklyn as well as 1,2,3 and 4,5,6 lines that will take you where you need to go uptown. All of the downtown neighborhoods and Brooklyn are easily reached by the same subway lines or short cab rides.

Where this flat really stands out is the care they take with their guests. There was a really helpful email before we arrived explaining how to get to the flat and a bound guide to the area. We're particularly indebted for the food recommendations, Cafe Mogador was amazing. Thom and his father were especially helpful when we arrived and there was a minor problem with the internet connection. He fixed it right away and even added $10 to our refund to compensate for the roaming calls we had to make.

In short, we'd stay again. It really is a great home away from home.
  • Submitted: May 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful review, we really appreciate your good words! More than just positive remarks, I appreciate how specific you were about what you liked about staying with us, this really helps other travelers decide on where they are staying. While we try our best to be unobtrusive and give you maximum privacy, we are also available when the need arises to solve any problems that crop up and really strive to anticipate the needs of our guests. We look forward to you hosting you again and friends who come our way as well!
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Designer chic steps from Tompkins Square Park 350 ft² / 32 m²
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p354370
East Village Manhattan
4

Très bien situé

  • 4 of 5
Location east village très bien situé proche des bus M14 et 9 et du métro Union Square
La location est confortable pour 2 ou 3 personnes et au calme.
Le propriétaire est charmant et efficace, il a fait réparer la connexion internet qu'on n'avait pas .
Je conseille fortement cette location sûre .
  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Marie-Claire,

Many thanks for your positive review, we enjoy hosting guests from around the world and share our way of living, the M14 and M9 buses from our corner take you easily across town and downtown to many places and every subway line. So very glad that you had a good stay with us and thank you for addressing the safety of our neighborhood, which is not an issue for anyone here or our 100+ guests who have left reviews for 354370 or our other two apartments 333327 and 903716. Please come again soon!
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Steps away from Tompkins Square Park in the East Village, you are in the midst of one of Manhattan's most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods, replete with cafes, restaurants, boutiques, galleries and bars, yet with easy access to all that New York has to offer. Two bus routes, M14D and M9, leave from our corner and connect you to any subway line every 4-8 minutes, or you can walk to the 1st Avenue station on the L in about 10 minutes.

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Availability & Rates

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East Village Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2014 Main
Mar 1 2014 - Nov 25 2014
4 night minimum stay
$235
$1,470
 
 
Holiday 2014/15
Nov 26 2014 - Jan 6 2015
5 night minimum stay
$255
$1,695
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $95
Notes There are no refunds available after 60 days prior to your arrival, so we strongly encourage you to take out trip cancellation/trip interruption insurance at www.insuremytrip.com. New York City Hotel Room Occupancy Tax of 5.875%, New York City and State sales taxes of 8.875%, plus $2.00 per night occupancy tax, and $1.50 per night Jacob K. Javits Convention Center tax are included in your rate.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

East Village Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 32 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
General:
  • Living Room
  • Broadband Access
  • Telephone ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Wireless Internet
  • Computer Available ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Alarm Clock
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Newly-renovated bathroom with all the comforts of home.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , sleeps 2
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , sleeps 2
  • The bedroom has a pillow-top queen-sized bed; the living room has a sofa that converts into a queen-sized bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Notes:
This apartment is up one flight of steps (in the US we call this the second floor) from the lobby, which is a few steps off the street. It is not wheelchair accessible. Daily housekeeping services are available on advance arrangement and paid in cash. We also provide a laser printer as well as an internet-enabled phone with US & Canadian calls as a special gift from us, not included in your rate (requires self-service).
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