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Thom Chu

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Designer chic steps from Tompkins Square Park 350 ft² / 32 m²

66 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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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.

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.

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.

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.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Thom Chu (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english


based on 66 traveler reviews

Designer chic steps from Tompkins Square Park 350 ft² / 32 m²
average rating of 4.848485 based on 66 reviews

Wonderful stay with a great location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay in Thom's apartment. Starting with the check in process, everything was seamless. The apartment was very clean and comfortable and seemed to the perfect size for our needs. We didn't need to use the pull out couch but the bed was very comfortable and the host provided extra pillows as well. The shower was large with good water pressure and there were plenty of towels and washcloths provided. It was also nice to have access to body wash, shampoo, and conditioner in the shower. We also appreciated having the two air conditioner units (one in the bedroom, one in the living room) as it was quite warm there during our 4-day stay. We also loved having a filtered water pitcher available in the mini fridge.

The only negative aspect was that although there was wifi, the signal was very poor and could only be used when standing in very specific spots in the apartment. There was also some construction set up outside during our stay but they did not seem to be working during any of the times we were in the apartment so this was not an issue. Overall a highly recommended stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Neat and clean. Well maintained. Nice little apartment.

  • 4 of 5

This apartment is in a good location with nice neighbors. The owners keep it well stocked and laid out really nice. Very quiet and comfortable. We will stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Apt and Great Location,

  • 5 of 5

This apt was our first VRBO experience and it was all positive! The apartment was clean, had all the amenities we could ask for, and is in a great neighborhood in the East Village. We would be very happy to stay here again on any future travels to NYC. Thank you, Lisa and Jim from Raleigh, NC

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Lisa and Jim, for your great review! We love VRBO as you do and are also travelers who wanted to share our home with visitors hoping to get a real taste of the East Village the way that we enjoy it. Please let others back home know about us and come back soon.
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Perfect location

  • 4 of 5

Cosy appartement! Perfect location in à trendy spot of the city! Would recommend.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hohenstein Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis

Ein sehr angenehmer Aufenthalt

  • 5 of 5

Wir (2 Personen) haben 4 Tage in diesem Apartment gewohnt und uns sehr wohlgefühlt. Der Kontakt mit dem Vermieter war sehr, sehr gut und wir haben alles vorgefunden wie beschrieben. Der self-check-in und check-out hat gut geklappt. Die Wohnung war sauber und gemütlich, für 2 Personen ideal.

Ein Wunder, was man auf 32m² unterbringen kann. Wir haben das Schlafzimmer und die Schlafcouch im Wohnzimmer benutzt und fanden daher die getrennte Erreichbarkeit des Bades sehr gut. Die Schlafcouch ist etwas unbequem, da sie in ausgeklapptem Zustand etwas niedrig und die Matratze dünn ist, aber man konnte trotzdem gut schlafen und auch der geringe Straßenlärm war nicht störend.

Die kleine Küchenzeile bot Geschirr und einen Toaster kombiniert mit einem Mini-Backofen, Wasserkocher und Kaffeemaschine, sowie eine transportable Kochplatte. Der Geschirrschrank ist etwas schwierig zu erreichen, da er sehr hoch aufgehängt ist. Wir haben Frühstück zubereitet und es am Bistrotisch eingenommen. Für die Zubereitung von Mahlzeiten fehlt jedoch Arbeitsfläche. Dies ist auch nicht notwendig, da es in der Umgebung zahlreiche Bars und Restaurants gibt, auch kleine Lebensmittelgeschäfte sind in der Nähe. Die Informationsmappe war sehr hilfreich. Sehr gut ist die Anbindung an den Bus, gut die Anbindung an die Metro. Durch die zentrale Lage ist Uptown und Downtown gleichermaßen schnell zu erreichen.

Unser Aufenthalt wurde verschönt durch eine sehr gute Flasche Rotwein, die der nette Vemieter als Gastgeschenk bereitgestellt hatte.

Alles in allem waren wir sehr zufrieden und würden dieses Apartment wieder wählen, wenn wir nochmals nach NYC kämen.

Nochmals vielen Dank, dass wir hier sein durften.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Un amour d'appartement

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommended Tom's apartment, located in a quiet street in a pleasant and authentic area, with plenty of restaurants nearby, not too far from the subway.

It's a nicely furnished apartment, well equiped and very clean. The bed is very comfortable with good quality bedding and pillows.

We appreciated that Tom was concerned about our well-being.

We felt like home and would have like to stay longer.

Merci Tom

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

East Village Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2016 Main
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 22 2016
4 night minimum stay
Holiday 2016/17
Nov 23 2016 - Jan 8 2017
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $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

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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East Village Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 32 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Adventure
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Newly-renovated bathroom with all the comforts of home.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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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