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East Village Apartment Rental Photos and Description
Luxe studio loft (50m²/ 550 ft²) sleeps 4 adults on queen bed and queen sofabed
Why stay in an overpriced cookie-cutter hotel room in a so-called boutique hotel when you can live the life: 'la vie boheme'? Enjoy this one-of-a-kind 550-sq.ft. columnless studio outfitted 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 building insulated from noise and bright lights. Similar to our 5-star #333327, this apartment has a brand-new whirlpool tub and rainshower in addition! The property is owned and operated by native-born restaurateurs. 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. Full kitchen, cable TV/DVD, computer/printer with Internet access, towels, sheets provided. Please consult the calendar for availability BEFORE making a request--our calendar is up-to-date and does not fill until we receive payment.
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We have been staying with Thom for one week in Oct 2014. It was a great week and great experience overall.
From the first contact throughout our stay Thom has been very responsive, helpful and meticulously dependable. Compared with other experiences when traveling remote soil, this was a great experience by its own!
We owe several nice experiences in NYC to Thom - thanks to a quick lecture on how to rent bikes in NYC and East Village, a brief cultural review of Broadway shows, and an effective introduction to the perks of East Village.
The studio including kitchen and bathroom are spacious, very clean, and touched by an advertent hand for furnishing. The furniture is nice and all appliances are in good shape. The floor is wood and tiles - which is very nice for coming into a rented apartment. Connecting to the internet was straight forward; there is even a PC (which we have not used) and a printer (which we used once for printing tour tickets:) provided. There is enough space for four (including the luggage) and our boys rated the sleeper sofa comfortable ... We always felt at home waking up for a fresh start into the city with a cup of "home brewed" coffee or returning from the city with tired feet for a last glass of wine.
The neighborhood of East Village turned out to be a great pick for us. The street with the apartment is quiet ... and very quiet in comparison to many other parts of the city. The neighborhood has plenty of mini markets, eateries, and restaurants. City Bikes are around the corner at Tompkins Square, a bike place for day rentals just 10 minutes away. Bus stops are around the corner and the next subway station is about 10 min away - all very convenient for exploring the city.
Wir hatten eine sehr schöne Woche in dieser Ferienwohnung. Vom ersten Kontakt an aus Deutschland und während unseres Aufenthalts kommunizierte Thom stets prompt, war sehr hilfsbereit und ausgesprochen verlässlich. In East Village findet man ruhige Ecken und trendige Strassen; es gibt viele kleine Läden und Restaurants, die für den Beginn und Ausklang des Tages gute Gelegenheiten für ein Alltags-New-York-Erleben bieten. Und wer sich im Deutschen sicherer fühlt als im Englischen, kann mit Thom auch in Deutsch gut kommunizieren ... :)
Overall, this is a definite recommendation.
Dear Thom, thanks again & alles Gute!
Submitted: Oct 25, 2014
Stayed: Oct 2014
Owner's Response: So wonderful to read a thorough and positive review such as this, we know that travelers rely on the actual experiences of guests like you, and the more detailed, the better! You know how much we really enjoy what we do, which is to offer a very particular experience of a real neighborhood that is accessible to all the great atrractions of a world city yet a quiet retreat after a day of being out and about. It is such fun for me to practice my language skills, I feel like I am traveling the world through hosting people like you! Please let everyone at home know that they have a welcoming spot in New York whenever they come through, look forward to your return.
Ich fuehle mich sehr stolz diese ausgezeichnete Bewertung zu lesen, weil wir wissen dass Reisende verlassen sich auf den tatsaechlichen Erfahrungen der Gaeste, und desto detaillierter, desto besser! Es macht Spass, Deutsch zu ueben, weil ich wenige Gelegenheiten Deutsch zu sprechen. Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Rückkehr. Tschuess!
Our stayed had to be divided between this apartment and the other one Thom owns ( p354370) because neither apartment were available for 2 weeks straight. We stay 1 week on each apartment because I really wanted to stay at Thom's place, he got the best reviews out there! Thom was very nice to work with me. This place is very different from the p354370, this one is much bigger, more space everywhere, I would even say more luxury. The towels were bigger too, what I loved. The bathroom was huge, the studio style bedroom and TV room together was nice and large. But this studio is really really nice, its exactly like the pictures, but larger! I didn't expect for it to be that big ( since it's NYC) . What I liked was the Kitchen was separate from the bedroom. The kitchen was pretty big too and had everything we needed. Also had coffee, sugar, salt, filtered water. The neighborhood is very QUIET, I',m a very light sleeper and was concerned about the car noises, but we had none. The place was very clean and the furniture pretty new. Thom leaves a lot of reading material for us for the city. He also taught us how to use the bus system, we were just using Subway and he said we could also use the bus with the same Metrocard ( free) we bought a 7 day unlimited metro card, which worked out very nice. We took the subway EVERYWHERE and then buses too! There are lots of restaurants and mini markets around. I felt very safe walking around the neighborhood even late at night with my boys. We ate ate Eleven B and also order pizza from them, they were very nice and friendly, and the pizza was great! We also ate at the Tompkins bagels ( loved the homemade cream cheese) right on B avenue. Another restaurant we had brunch was at Friends of A Farmer, I Just loved their pancakes! fresh blueberry pancake or the apple one . Its a little far to walk ( 77 Irving Place by East 18th ) and very nice and homey, but a little expensive. Anyway, I really recommend this place, it's very clean, nice area, quiet and what makes even nicer is that the owner is very nice and very HELFUL and make your stay very pleasant! Thanks for wine and chocolates! I will recommend to all! Esse apartamento é demais! Fiquei por 1 semana e adorei, me senti segura em caminhar com meus filhos tarde da noite. O bairro é quieto e calmo. O subway e onibus estao bem perto, tem muitos restaurantes e mercadinhos perto. O apt é hiper limpo e os moveis novinhos. Os lencois macios e cheirosos. Recomendo mesmo! Thx Thom!
Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
Stayed: Jun 2014
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your glowing and thorough review! I loved getting to meet you and your family and very happy that we could host you in the city and share an experience of it that we local people enjoy every day. It's great to read your feedback on how quiet our neighborhood is, it really is a small village in the midst of a big city. Please return again soon!
From the pre-stay correspondence with Thom to the ease of the self-check in procedures, the arrangements were seamless. From the time we arrived at the apartment for our 2 week stay, we were delighted with the spaciousness, cleanliness and comfort of the accommodation. The location in the East Village is a wonderful and convenient base from which to explore New York with great access to the subway and buses. The black book that was provided, as well as access to the computer and printer in the apartment, were fabulous tools to guide us. We particularly enjoyed trying out some of the suggestions for dinner and coffee that were mentioned. We were 1st time visitors to NY, and this information was invaluable. I would absolutely recommend this apartment to anyone coming to New York who wants to stay in a regular neighbourhood away from the major tourist areas, but still within easy travelling distance. Sharron and Graham
Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
Stayed: May 2014
Owner's Response: Dear Sharron and Graham,
Your review is exactly the kind we aspire to achieve in our daily work, to prepare a space with all the needed comforts combined with our local knowledge so that guests like you can enjoy life in New York the way that local people do!
We will await your return or the arrival of others to whom you recommend us.
This was a wonderful place to stay and made our NYC visit the most comfortable we’ve experienced! This apartment was perfect. We found the location gave us easy access to all things NYC but also provided a nice neighborhood for casual downtime amid the city--particularly the Tompkins Square Park, local coffee shop and Italian restaurant just down the street. The apartment is very roomy and well appointed—and the bed was especially comfortable particularly after a day of walking the city. Our host was extremely responsive and provided great information and tips on the neighborhood and city. I would highly recommend this apartment! Thank you Thom!
Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
Stayed: Apr 2014
VRBO, from HomeAway
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Owner's Response: So glad that you stayed with us, thanks for the stellar review! Please let everyone back home know about us and come again soon.
This being our first visit to NYC, we wanted to experience a neighborhood. We were delighted with the location of the apartment and its amenities. The bottle of wine on that first night was an especially nice touch and as others have said Thom and Luz are wonderful hosts and take great care of their renters. We loved walking through Tompkins Square Park and thoroughly enjoyed the many restaurants and cafés that are so bountiful in the area. Here are a few not to be missed and within 10 minutes walk : Caracas Arepas (worth waiting for a table), Le Village for dessert (chocolate fondant cake), Café Orlin (for breakfast or lunch, superb food and you can easily spot celebrities), Café Mogador (lamb tagine), Westville Restaurant (everything is good) and Taquieros for great tacos. There are grocery stores, pharmacies, bodegas, delis, wine stores, bakeries, etc within easy walking distance. It was wonderful to return to our relatively calm neighborhood after spending the day in some of the city's busiest areas and attractions. The area is beautiful, lively and open late. Don't miss out on this great place, we will be back ! Thanks again Luz for your help !
Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
Stayed: Mar 2014
Owner's Response: Thanks for the enthusiastic review and great recommendations of some of our favorite local spots and some new ones as well! We are always learning about our own neighborhood through the eyes of our guests, and love to share our point-of-view of having the best of both access to all of New York City's hustle-and-bustle and retreating to a quiet residential neighborhood with everything one would want and need. We are ready for your return when you are!
The apartment was truly extraordinary. The neighborhood is fantastic and around avenue A, between 7th and 13th, the atmosphere is quite lively! Great cafes, bars and restaurants around. I would highly recommend this place. The apartment is quite beautiful and impeccably maintained. SUPREME AND FANTASTIC!!!!
One block from historic Tompkins Square Park on the very street made famous by Jonathan Larson in his Tony Award-winning musical 'Rent,' the East Village is filled with a myriad of unique shops, bars, and restaurants. Live in a real international neighborhood with students, artists, and young families with easy access to everything that New York City has to offer. 10 minute walk from L subway at 1st Avenue & 14th Street and 2 bus lines stop on our corner, M14D and M9, connecting you to every subway line every 4-8 minutes. We are proud of our consistent 5-star ratings on #333327 and #354370 which we intend to earn from every single guest on this, our newest property.
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.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
East Village Apartment Accommodation and Amenities
Guests provide their own meals
550 sq. ft.
Computer Available ...
Free Long Distance ...
Iron & Board
Linens Provided ...
Local Restaurant Guide
4 Ring Stove
Cooking Utensils ...
Dishes & Utensils
Studio, Sleeps 4
1 sleep sofa /futon
Sofa opens into queen-sized bed.
Music Library ...
Satellite / Cable ...
Long-term Renters Welcome
Low Allergen Environment
non smoking only ...
pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
jetted tub ...
Full massage services available, ask about day passes to local gyms and yoga studios; local car service available for airport pickups or five-borough travel (e.g. shopping day around town or a private driving tour).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).
The studio is only a few steps up from the street (not wheelchair accessible). It is strictly a non-smoking property.