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Charming quiet East Village historic apartment WITH WIFI

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Bedrooms 2
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two bedrooms sleeps 1 to 5; 1 full bathroom with tub and shower. Table for 5

(No elevator-- 4 flight walk up, so if that is a problem stop reading now! . . . 61 steps altogether)

It is the same price for up to 5 people ; if you rent for less than 7 nights there is an extra charge of 60 USD . . . It is just as much time and work to get it ready for 1 night as 7 or more nights

This floor- through apartment is located on the most beautiful block in Manhattan's East Village, lined with weeping willows and other huge trees. The view from avenue C is rather countrified, trees and gardens, but less spectacuar then before hurricane Irene and another storm, but it is still nice. It's an 1890's building renovated in 1993, with new plumbing and electric, and re-roofed in 2013. There are lovely brick walls, an old pine floor, and a beautiful sleeping loft, with a double bed in the living room. A thoroughly charming atmosphere, with lots of sun and air.. . . Air- Conditioned in summer, and 4 fans besides the A-Cs.. . . .and heated all night long in winter, (you can shut off the heat if you want). Kitchen looks out on huge garden with several species of very beautiful trees. 4th floor, no elevator. One week rental minimum, if less than a week add 60 USD to the final price. I will add it to the bill .Payment is in advance , with nothing to pay on arrival, like a prepaid vacation. Pleas insure your trip against interruption, from weather , sickness or unforeseen events, as I cannot offer refunds. Homeaway recommends ALLIANZ

East Village 1s becoming classier daily: This is a growing neighborhood, yet retaining the tradition of smaller, neighborhood run Parks, tended to by volunteers, and ambitious amateurs of gardening, each trying to out-do their neighbors. You can visit these botanical hot spots during the day and on weekends.

Restaurants of different ethnicity have sprung up all over, all new--and these are reasonable in price, and attractive in , decor.There's a little thin crust Pizza store on Avenue B that looks like an old New York candy store (Gruppo). Several French restaurants (Rue B, and "26 Seats") and Esperanto --a Brazillian place on the corner with live Brazillian Musicians often and with sidewalk tables for Brunch on Sundays.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016
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About Owner

I'm a retired marble worker, I live 2 hours away. I'm really glad to have people stay here. Many people sincerely loved it. SEe Reviews

Owner purchased this apartment in 1991

What makes this apartment unique

It is bright and sunny , but has only 2 walls facing outside, so it is nice and warm in the winter. he ceilings are high-8.5feet to10.5 feet high depending on the room.

If it is 90 or more degrees and sunny, the loft is too hot sometimes in the summer, so some guests pulled the foam mattress down and slept on the floor, if there were 5 guests. If there re only 1-3 people you dont need it.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We've had a wonderful time in NYC. Thanks to your apartment, we could rest well and get some sleep in this quiet yet vibrant neighborhood.

We really enjoyed our stay in your original apartment -it contains everything we needed.

Feel free to taste some German chocolate.

(they left a giant bar of white, dark and milk chocolate as present.)
Sep 2014
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Charming quiet East Village historic apartment WITH WIFI
average rating of 4.139535 based on 53 reviews

Very clean & true feel of living in NYC

  • 5 of 5

Owner very helpful & very quick follow-up

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Definitely met our needs

  • 4 of 5

Space was comfortable for what we needed, and Tom was a good host. You have to be willing to deal with four flights of stairs and the search for on street parking, but that was part of the adventure for us.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Fun location, great little apt

  • 4 of 5

Tom's place is very much what you see is what you get. It's a classic East Village railroad apt with a cool sleeping loft. Having enough sleeping space for 5 is a great deal for the price he offers. The apt has a lot of quirky personality, and a few minor imperfections/nuisances (5th floor walk up, fluctuating shower temp, have to hang bath towels on a clothesline to allow them to dry), but like I said, Tom is very upfront about what to expect.

He left some nice little touches, like whipped cream in the fridge and some crayons for the kids. We loved the location, including the fun sculpture-lined park on one end of the block and Thompkins Square Park on the other. It was a short walk to the F train, to St. Mark's, and more.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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A cosy flat in a quiet area with soul and space

  • 4 of 5

We are a family of 5 (2 adults and 3 teenagers) and we have spent a week in Tom's flat in August. The appartment is cosy and has a soul. It is also big enough so you can have lunch or dinner in it. It's very quiet and not so far from the tube (10mn walking). We really enjoyed the neighborhood with mixed people, artists, groceries and a big square at the corner of the street. The weather was a little hot but with fans in the appartment it was fine. Tom was very kind to help us for every stuff. We definitly recommend this cool place to stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I had the pleasure to spend a little time with such a nice family, two big boys and a girl about 12 years old, and their parents. The boys shared the loft bed and the girl in the single bed, she said it was comfortable. We had corresponded frequently before their arrival, so when me met we were all very comfortable together. Sometimes, when people arrive late and leave early I dont get the chance to meet them , but this time I did. I really felt that I knew them for a long time. They live in Paris.
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Great deal for the neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

Vintage and eclectic apartment and tons of cool bars/restaurant in the area. The apartment was clean and as advertised. We had 4 adults, and there was plenty of room for all of us. The subway was about a 10-15 min walk, but we took Uber most places out of walking distance anyway. I'll definitely look for this place next time I come back to NYC.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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The best location!

  • 4 of 5

Hi Tom,

Thank you for letting us stay in your apartment. We really enjoyed our stay. The apartment is you and our vision of NY. Yes, there is a lot of stuff in the apartment and yes maybe some things could be taken away but we had a great time. It is nice to stay in an apartment with atmosphere, books, art and the feeling of beeing at home. The location is the best, with the best icecreamshop just 150 meters away: Mikey likes it. We also liked Tomkins Square Park with music and the closeness to East River for morning runs. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Nearest Airport
1.5 Miles
La Guardia, Kennedy, Newark, JFK
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
SI ferry at South Ferry, Manhattan
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Busses 1/2 block in every direction
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
A-train to rockaway (atlantic ocean)

A renovated apartment in an historic small building (1890), with new plumbing and electric. It has a nice size tiled bath, beautiful views on a tree lined block in the popular East Village, right in the Garden District. Ninth Street has a weeping willow, and gorgeous views. Old wood floors, and long expanse of exposed brick, a lovely sleeping loft with high ceiling, and dining area. The kitchen is large and looks out on a big garden full different species of trees. The big living room (12 x 24ft) with oriental carpets, has a double bed . Air conditioned in summer; heat all night in winter. Sleeping loft is optional if you require a normal level bed, if your party less than 4.


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Sep 6 2016 - Dec 15 2016
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Christmas 2016
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 31 2016
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Lower Manhattan Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 735 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • A fully tiled bathroom with 2 small sunny frosted windows., and a tub shower combination, with a nice velvet shower curtain. Excellent water pressure and hot water. It is large by Manhattan standards--40 square feet. Big white towels, bath sheet and bath towels (10) toiletries, soaps-- in a lavendar and purple decor. Antique Oak Medicine chest. Well heated by a floor to ceiling riser, makes bathing or showering a relaxing pleasure here in the East Village.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 12'X24', with living area
  • All bed linens and towels provided, freshly laundered for your arrival. Fresh cotton sheets, 3 lush comforters and 4 quilts, and lots of pillows. Foam rubber mattresses only, no box springs. The sleeping loft is comfortable and roomy, and sleeps two. The twin bed is comfy and soft. There is another double bed for two in the living area. In Winter, the heat is usually on all night. In Summer, there are 24,000 BTU's to keep it comfortable, and several fans to help circulate the cool air. You'll sleep well, and feel at home, and be ready for seeing New York.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Sand Box
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • tennis
Most guests require a reasonably priced place to sleep, preferring to spend as much time as possible seeing the sights of Manhattan, and requiring a cozy place to return to at night. Neighborhood is quiet, and not on a through street, (because of the park), so there's little truck traffic if any; the buses are on 10th street, a block away.

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