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Manhattan Luxury Loft.Like.Love.Lots.Look !!!
Manhattan Luxury Loft.Like.Love.Lots.Look !!!

Private room

5 guests

1 bedroom

3 beds
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About this listing

Welcome to Downtown, the best bit of Manhattan. One of largest places on Airbnb in NYC . Your Very Own PRIVATE Bathroom & PRIVATE Bedroom, a Terrace right off the bedroom that is pretty secluded (use it and you may never be seen again). Near to subways, buses, restaurants, bars, history. So much more too, just read below and..

..see why we are SUPER-HOSTS with SO MANY 5-STAR REVIEWS

Si, hablo bien espanol, Français parlé assez bien.

I hope to see you soon.

The space

Downtown Manhattan, .. just like you see it in the films. Only so much better in real life !

All the details are below so that will see all that you will experience on your trip to the Big Apple - there are lots of things you will love when you stay here, but PLEASE PLEASE (did I say please?) try to read all the way to the end of the description, including sleeping, information on the area, getting around and the frequently asked questions. I know it is a bit of a novel, but it is well worth it and, from experience, it makes sure you understand everything in detail and ensures you will have the best stay that you can. Anything at all that you are not sure about, if you are new to Airbnb for example, just ask and I will get back asap and clarify.

• Very spacious loft apartment ( about 2000 sq feet, 188 sq m, at last measure - so very BIG for New York) in the center of arguably the coolest area of the city (please do not argue ), modern, minimalist furniture , very open, very clean, I take great pride in having a spotless living environment (that goes for the host too). A Massive space that gets flooded with light via a wall of windows. Just take a look at the pictures. High security. Walking distance to subways & museums. Friendly building and very safe neighborhood.

• Your own PRIVATE bathroom - Large, spacious, with Jacuzzi Bath, Shower, Hairdryer, Kohler fixtures. Fresh towels etc. Fully-stocked. All the shampoo and things you will ever need. Just for you.

• Your own PRIVATE bedroom - Queen Bed for 2, linens, towels, Large Flat Screen TV, Netflix, Amazon TV etc, Wardrobe. Again only for you.

• Large kitchen - Open concept with an area to eat and with everything you need to design a gourmet feast, top of the line GE appliances, Microwave, Toaster, Kettle , Dishwasher, stainless steel counter top etc. Make any food you want - if it is really good, give me some. Make coffee there in the morning - always available -- you have your very own little coffee bar.

• Very large living area, Real Fireplace, WiFi, Surround sound HDTV with HDMI hook-up and Roku TV, Bose sound system with iPhone/iPod hook-up, the best choice in music (in my opinion, most not consulted). Sit.... Enjoy

• Large dining area - seats lots, great views over the city and over the Williamsburg Bridge. Eat foods mentioned above (probably while seated, although one can never be sure).

• Natural brick walls (as opposed to unnatural I suppose) and a lovely Merbeau wooden floor, both of which look good (but don't say much).

• Floor to ceiling windows throughout - bathed in sun (when the sun is out, mainly, of course)

• Outside secluded seating area and balcony - you access directly from your room - very secluded (sometimes I cannot find it)

• Full air conditioning / heating in the room and in rest of loft - be hot, be cool (most likely one at a time)

• Bosch Washer and Dryer - for you to use - we like to reserve that for guests who stay for 3 nights or longer - being kind to the world too, we try to use cold water as well where possible.

• Keyed Private elevator entrance directly into Loft - of course you have your own key (or stairs if u have the energy - does not seem so popular, strangely)

• Printer / Scanner available. Pens and paper too, if you are a traditionalist.(although we draw the line at camel hair brushes, I'm sure you understand). And there is a universal power adapter for you to use to charge your gadgets too.

• The building is a very smart development, a recently renovated 7-story apartment block with original brick facade, great views of the city skyline. Quiet, lovely, village feel, with parks and pedestrian areas just outside, but close enough to get anywhere very easily. I think I am allowed to say it is authentic.

• This is a very large and comfortable space that you will be free to enjoy as you wish (this is your vacation after all). You will have lots of privacy if you wish and as well as the city, you have Books, Music (great as mentioned above), Roku TV with lots of channels and an online DVR and more .... or just relax and chat. Up to you. We provide the following publications too

New York Times
New York Magazine

so you can feel a bit like a New Yorker

• Located in the heart of the LES - food (some of the best in the city), drink, fun, shopping all very, very close. A very cool residential neighborhood just a short trip to all the action. Perfect location for exploring both sides of the river too, as very close to Brooklyn and Williamsburg. One of the most historic neighborhoods in the U.S. (perhaps the most). We are only a few minutes away from the walkway along the East River, it has a great view of the Brooklyn bridge and Manhattan Bridge. Nearly opposite the Tenement Museum (which is really great). TV, Film and general interest media all the time (become a star - or an extra anyway) ,music clubs and comedy left right and center and Alphabet City, Ludlow Street , East Village, Chinatown and Soho all in spitting distance - and I can not spit far. Direct Access to cabs just outside building.

• Food shopping wise, it is 3 blocks from a Whole Foods and a couple of blocks from the Essex Street Market. Great food shopping if you want.

I hope everything is covered - email if you need more information. I hope to see you soon and I hope I can be part of your visit to this unique place.

Guest access

Guests have access to all they want - the rest of the Loft , the eat-in kitchen, the dining room, living room, their own private bathroom and bedroom of course and the back deck (hanging from rooftop negotiable) Enjoy.

Interaction with guests

As much or as little as you like. A detailed analysis of the day's adventures or limited to semaphore / sign language -- you choose. Of course, ask us as many questions as you would like about what to see and do in New York (We love to talk about that!)

Other things to note


Some answers to some common questions asked by prospective guests:

• My calendar is ALWAYS updated, so if the apartment is listed as available, then it is. I work hard to make sure that all my information is as accurate and clear as is possible. If you could try to make sure you read the entire listing as it not only answers most questions, but also makes the stay here much more enjoyable - as I have found in my time welcoming many many guests from all over the world.

• If you are getting here early or late, I am happy to accommodate. If you get here early, for example (before the room is ready at 3 pm), you will be able to check in, get the keys, and leave your bags and enjoy the city and the room will be available at the check in time - if the room is ready earlier I will of course inform you

• Once you enter the dates and number of guests, AirBnb will give you an accurate price and show all costs including AirBnb fees. If you want to see how the total is calculated, the area on the right of the screen under the pictures shows the total and will detail what the breakdown is - you can get access to this easily via drop-down next to the total price, giving you a clear picture of all that you will be charged.

• I don't give preset weekly or monthly discounts but, if you are planning to stay for a longish time, I am prepared to offer special prices, so please do email and ask.

• I never charge for cleaning (unless you specifically want me to, of course). I think this a little unfair and the place is always kept very very clean.

• You will have lots of privacy, I sleep in a separate area with a separate bathroom and entertainment area. You won't keep me awake, nor will you need to tip-toe around. You effectively have the privacy of a private apartment, but with a great guide to the city right there.

• I have recently made the loft available to more guests than the 2 we usually had staying in the Queen Bed in the main guest bedroom - previous guests have told me that they would love to bring friends or children with them and having stayed here, they said that the place is more than comfortable and spacious enough to do so.

I have therefore added the use of the Queen size sofa-bed, together with the use of one of our two (depending what size you want) top-notch Airbeds that we have used in the past (to popular acclaim), both of which I have been told are extremely comfortable, when they have been used. The sofa-bed etc will be screened off to make it as a separate bedroom and there is enough space in the loft so that you can decide where to put either of the airbeds. The site makes this clear with simple icons that show you options for use of beds, but if there are any questions please ask.

I have made the price for these extra beds (sofa and/or air) substantially lower than the bedroom and, if you do wish to use them, the pricing and reservation of them will be automatic (for example if you specify 3 or more people) unless NOTE: you are only 2 people who DO wish to have separate beds, in which case do let us know as we will have to adjust the price as we will need to use one of the other beds (sofa or air), as well as the one in the main guest room, effectively using two rooms. I am however always happy to discuss exactly what you need , via an email or two, to make it work.

I urge you to contact me before you book , if you are not clear about anything or there are any questions that you have that you do feel are not covered.

See you soon, I hope.

The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 2 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: 55 / night after 2 guests
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed, 1 air mattress

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

* Shoe-less in apartment

* NO drugs

* NO "entertaining guests"

* Smoking outside on private balcony with access from private bedroom

* Full use of kitchen, clean after use and put used crockery in dishwasher

* Washer avail. if here 3 days or more - use cold water - save the planet

* PLEASE turn off AC when you leave apt (the guide shows you how)

* PLEASE ensure windows are closed when you turn on AC

* $30.00 for loss of keys



* Leave a review at the end of your trip -- important to us hosts

You must also acknowledge
No parking on property - There is a municipal car park very near to us



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

325 Reviews

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Maija User Profile
August 2017
Our original plan was to stay in the Lower East Side and Carol and Marc's loft 'fit the bill' perfectly, so we're very happy with the LOCATION. Getting around was easy and with guidance from Marc it became even easier. An unexpected detour to 'Hill & Dale' on a Tuesday night is well worth the visit.
Carol User ProfileCarol is a superhost.
Response from Carol:
Thanks so much for the kind words -- keep in touch and be well
August 2017

Great hosts, great location, wonderful city, heaps to see and do - highly recommended
Carol User ProfileCarol is a superhost.
Response from Carol:
Be well, be safe and keep in touch
July 2017

Jason User Profile
July 2017
Loved the quality of the accommodation from the cool private lift, to the great hot shower, top views of the Lower East Side neighborhood. It was valuable to be able to chat with Marc about what we wanted to do and get an insider's view on the best way to tackle NYC. From transport options to different neighborhoods to check out Marc and Carol know their stuff. The communication from booking, to stay, to post stay was first class. The tips for NYC from Carol, on best eats and cool things to do, before arriving gave us plenty to think about and helped us zero in on what we wanted to see. You are surrounded by Subway stations and can get anywhere on Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens easily. Get ready to cover a lot of ground on foot, so much to see! Our stay was a week and we still have plenty left to see for the next time we come back. Loved every minute of NYC. Just book it already!
Carol User ProfileCarol is a superhost.
Response from Carol:
What a lovely review -- it was great to have you here and I hope to keep in touch. The best compliment is to wish for your return and our question is when -- be well I also wanted to copy below what you wrote in your private feedback as it was so nice and made us feel so good "Completely beyond the call to go out their way to ensure we settled in. Stayed up until 3 am as our flight was severely delayed getting into JFK from LAX. Spacious apartment with all the mod cons. Free Netflix a bonus. Great shower! Awesome cooking facilities" Good luck in all that you guys do
July 2017

Karen User Profile
July 2017
Loved the host and location. Very convenient to anything you want to do in NYC.
Carol User ProfileCarol is a superhost.
Response from Carol:
You will be welcome anytime -- see you soon
July 2017

Janice User Profile
July 2017
We spent a lovely week at Marc and Carol's apartment. The location is great, very 'authentic' NYC experience. Immaculately clean, well kept, gorgeous apartment. Very easy subway commutes. Lots of local attractions that became daily haunts of ours. Marc and Carol are class acts - intelligent, worldly, and conversationalists. Peter and I felt that they welcomed our teenagers in a way that made them feel immediately at ease in the Big City. Heartily recommend.
Carol User ProfileCarol is a superhost.
Response from Carol:
Thanks for the kind words -- it was really nice to have you guys here and I think you know you are welcome anytime
July 2017

Andriy User Profile
July 2017
Overall perfect facility with amazing lounge area that transforms into sleeping area during night, very attentive and kind host, coffee, tea, all furniture, another words everything is perfect. It was a great experience for us to stay there during an Independence Day 2017. Thank you very much
Carol User ProfileCarol is a superhost.
Response from Carol:
Thanks very much for your kind words
July 2017

Justin&JoJo User Profile
July 2017
Carol and Marc were amazing. We had some last minute change of plans, had an extra person appear, had a 150 questions about LES and what to do. They were AMAZING, took it all in their stride not a drama and wheeler the most wonderful hosts. We can not recommend them highly enough and when we return to NYC they will be the first people we contact. Marc & Carol if you ever make it to Melbourne Australia our home is yours. Thank you for everything. xoxo Justin, Jojo & Master X
Carol User ProfileCarol is a superhost.
Response from Carol:
Not an issue -- great family, very very kind and please come back whenever you wish. Wish we had seem master X to be honest too. Be well and enjoy
July 2017

New York, New York, United StatesJoined in May 2012
Carol User ProfileCarol is a superhost.

I live in Manhattan. Love to walk, go to quaint restaurants, visit local bars, and drink wine. Love reading, going to small music venues, and stand up comedy.

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