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Spacious ground-floor loft one block from Tompkins Square Park

Bedrooms Studio
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Giant studio loft (60m²/ 650 ft²) sleeps 4 adults on queen bed and full 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 650-sq.ft. 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. 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, TV/DVD player, computer/printer with Internet access, towels, sheets provided.

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.

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%. The damage deposit is refundable within 5 days after you've checked out and left everything in good order.

About us: This is more than just a line of business for us--hospitality is an integral part of who we are. The studio is in an owner-occupied building, so you're not dealing with a faceless management agency with music on hold. 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.

More Details

Thom Chu
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018


Alphabet City Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
  • 6 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Brand-new fixtures with all the comforts of home.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Studio - 2 queen , additional inflatable bed available on request
  • The sofa folds out to a full-sized bed.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
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.


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average rating of 4.9690723 based on 97 reviews

Spacious and spotless !

  • 5 of 5

Stayed many times. Always so comfortable. Simple, modern furniture. Attractive and near lots of amenities. Caring host.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for returning, this is the ultimate positive review.
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Great Experience in the East Village

  • 5 of 5

Property was exactly as described. It was spacious, well equipped, very clean, great supply of music and reading material, and in a fabulous location. The owners were very easy to work with and answered our questions in a time-sensitive manner. We highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Roomy and convenient

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here several times. It is always clean and the owners are very accommodating. Excellent location if you lik e the East Village.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this review! We enjoy hosting and have been doing this for most of a decade, we are always striving to improve but the ultimate compliment is a return stay.
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East Village Gem!!

  • 5 of 5

This ground floor studio is exactly as advertised and more. So spacious and comfortable. A huge open room with high ceilings. We stayed here for the month of October and it was like a home away from home. Thom has thoughtfully provided everything a visitor could possible need, from a printer to a yoga mat. The galley kitchen is well stocked with a full sized refrigerator and dishwasher. Full sized bathroom with a good tub and shower.

When you stay somewhere for more than a few days, it’s important to be able to put away your things. This place has tons of storage: a big closet, chest of drawers, bathroom cabinets etc.

The neighborhood is terrific. The street itself is quiet but only a block away from all the restaurants, bars and clubs that make the E Village exciting. We’ve walked to comedy shows, poetry slams, music venues and wonderful meals. Very close to a bus that takes you to the metro and gets you anywhere in the city fairly quickly.

We haven’t had any problems but Thom has been very responsive to questions.

In short, we loved it. My only (small) disappointment is the absence of windows. The entire front wall is glass but because it’s ground

floor, the glass is frosted. There’s nowhere to look outside. Fortunately the studio is so huge, light and airy it’s not a problem.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thanks so much for this detailed and positive review. Wishing you all the best in your continuing global adventure.
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Perfect East Village "home away from home"

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful gem in the East Village! We stayed for five weeks and from beginning to end this apartment fully met our needs. Thom is an incredible host and his attention to detail and follow through was exceptional.

The pictures are accurate and it's a very clean apartment with everything you need to make this a home experience.

We stayed with two teenagers and one adult but there is plenty of space for four to sleep. It's in a neighborhood setting with so many great restaurants close by. The purpose of our 5-week stay was for the teens to attend a summer ballet intensive and having a kitchen to cook in and a quiet nights sleep enhanced the overall experience.

I had looked at multiple places and as soon as I began to interact with Thom I felt it would exceed our expectations.

I'd highly recommend this apartment for a short or long stay. Simply put...wonderful host, lovely home, and treasured memories.

Thank you for making this summer fantastic. Hope to return again.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your good words, Beth! Glad that we could provide a home for the girls and you to return to after long days, please let others back home know about us!
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A great apartment

  • 5 of 5

New York is such a hectic place that it's wonderful to have a peaceful "home" to return to. It's great to have such a comfortable haven so conveniently located in Manhattan. East Village is a friendly environment, essential facilities are on the doorstep, and it's easy walking distance to Union Square and subway stations. All this made for another good holiday in the Chu family apartment.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review, your return trips are the ultimate compliment! Look forward to having you back with us soon.
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Car: not necessary

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 (and not a single owner-submitted review) which we intend to earn from every single guest!

The calendar for this property is quite full--you should check our newest property in the same building across the hall: Homeaway 903716. It has more luxurious appointments including a whirlpool, rainshower and full-sized kitchen. If you request a date that is clearly occupied on our calendar, please forgive us for not responding

Other Activities: Shopping


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Refundable damage deposit $300

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 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.