Outstanding NYC vacation
Submitted: June 27, 2012
Stayed: June 2012
This beautiful apartment was a great home base during my family's week-long stay. It was very clean, looked exactly like the photos and had everything we needed. Thom was extremely helpful even before the trip started, responding to e-mails right away and providing the type of great service you would receive from a high end hotel concierge.
The NY CityPass was an excellent way to explore all the touristy highlights in the city and helped us bypass most long lines. Although we could have taken a nearby bus, we preferred to take the 10 minute walk to the subway station to start the day's events (a week long unlimited Metro card was $29pp and was really the only transportation we needed while there).
Although we didn't spend much of our time in the East Village, we had some wonderful meals at Tompkins Square Bagels, Northern Spy, Pizza Gruppo, Alphabet Scoop, and B&H Dairy. We also used the convenient wash and fold laundry service at SpinCity on the corner - if we had known how easy it was, we could have brought half the clothes.
The apartment is on the first floor, which is very convenient for getting in and out, but there is a bit of street noise, with occasional cars and people walking by. The noise never kept us awake, never woke us up, and never had any impact on our trip, but I thought it was important enough to include as part of full and honest disclosure.
We would definitely stay at this location again. Thanks again to Thom for providing such a great VRBO experience!
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review! We have traveled all over the world staying at 4- and 5-star hotels as well as self-service apartments and villas and have brought back what we think is the best of bohemian style and urbane hospitality to the East Village, our home of 40+ years. Our street is probably one of the quietest in the East Village as it is a dead end with neither retail nor noisy bars on it; the only traffic on foot or wheels is local. The floor-to-ceiling insulating window treatment includes a blackout layer as well as felt bump, minimizing whatever noise there is in an urban neighborhood. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
Helpful votes: 6/6
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