***DO NOT BOOK WITHOUT CONFIRMING AVAILABILITY FIRST!!!!***
HUGE, spacious 2 bedroom duplex loft apartment with outdoor roof deck patio in the East Village that sleeps up to 6 people very comfortably!
Subway is 2 minute walk / 2 blocks.
***PLEASE DO NOT MAKE RESERVATION REQUEST UNTIL I CONFIRM AVAILABILITY!!!!***
EASTER 2015 - is Sunday, April 5 - CHECK IN must be on or before WED, APRIL 1st and minimum stay of 6 nights.
SUMMER 2015 - NO CHECK IN on Saturday or Sunday during Summer months (May 15 - Sept 15).
This is a 2 BEDROOM spacious (actually huge with 20 ft ceiling), modern apartment and personally decorated by me on a quiet street, across the street from a school in the East Village!
This posting is for use of my apartment with 2 private bedrooms (can sleep 6 adults), 1 full bathroom with tub, fully stocked kitchen, living room, closets, all in an elevator building and best of all, A ROOFTOP TERRACE with lounge chairs, dining table + umbrella, with a great view of the Empire State Building.
BEDS: 6 people max. There are 2 bedrooms with queen beds, the sofa is a fold-out flat queen bed (very comfy) and a raised air bed (queen) along with all the blankets, pillows, etc..
Surely, you will experience living in a fantastic apartment in NYC while saving a few bucks from pricey NYC hotels that are located in the heart of the tourist frenzy areas in midtown. It's very clean and has things no hotel can offer.
This is available for rentals of 3 nights or more. However, if you are seeking a stay only 1 or 2 nights, there is a small possibility to do so, if it precedes or adds to an existing reservation, OR, is within 7 days of the reservation and is still available.
PRICING (excluding AirBnB fees) for 6 people or less:
$ 420 / night Sun - Thurs
$ 450 / night Fri + Sat (for stays less than 4 nights)
$ 25 / night for additional guests (6 maximum)
The price you see for your inquiry includes everything:
**BREAKFAST - I'll take your order once booked and stock kitchen for your arrival for you to prepare and eat at your leisure
**ALL HOUSEHOLD SUPPLIES (paper products, hand soap, condiments, etc.)
**FRESH LINENS + TOWELS
**BLANKETS + PILLOWS
**FULLY STOCKED KITCHEN (gas stove/oven/broiler, toaster, microwave, full size fridge/freezer, pots + pans, coffee maker, utensils, tableware, etc.)
Again, BEFORE you attempt to book it, please send a message to inquire about availability and provide a little info on your group (age group, singles/couples/kids, etc.).Please include a little information about yourselves (occupations, age group, pretty much anything YOU would like to know if you were having guests in your home, thanks)!
Lastly, this is NOT a hotel! Daily maid services are not included. This is for use of a furnished apartment (bungalow) rental and loud noise will not be tolerated as there are full time tenants/neighbors that work normal business hours and my neighbors peace cannot and will not be disrupted. If you're a group of drinkers/clubbers who will be out late or loud, please do NOT inquire. Thank you very much.
Use of entire 2 bedroom duplex apartment, full kitchen, large living room, full bathroom and closets and the roof top terrace / patio!
There are 2 queen beds (very comfortable, memory foam mattresses), the sofa is a fold out flat bed, also queen with a thin memory foam mattress on top of that to make it super comfortable as well. It also rolls up fairly easy when not sleeping, so you can use the sofa and living room.
The 4th bed (not in any pictures) is a raised air bed I have that fits best in the large bedroom. It's same exact height and size as the queen bed in the bedroom, but it isn't a thin, flimsy air mattress. It's quite comfortable and ideal for 1 person. Because it's high like regular bed, I assure your butt won't wake up on the floor!
Of course, all pillows, blankets and sheets for all beds are provided.
Interaction with Guests
I'll meet you at check in to give you info on the apartment / building / neighborhood and meet you at check out to say goodbye..
I'm always happy to have a cocktail at a local establishment and give a little walk around the area to point things out or see live music.
The highly desired EAST VILLAGE neighborhood is quite lively after the sun goes down. The East Village has been heavily built up over the last 5-10 years and located on the East side of Manhattan from 14th St down to Houston (same as street zero) which borders the LES (Lower East Side). Tompkins Square Park is 2 blocks away.
The East Village offers over 400 restaurants, cafes, bars and shopping along with a beautiful Tompkins Square Park which has a few playgrounds for kids, basketball courts, dog run and plenty of benches and grassy areas to relax and catch some sun. You can walk to Indian, Russian, Italian, Mexican, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Vegetarian and American restaurants within a 5 block radius. If you're too tired and beat up from touring NYC and don't feel like going anywhere, you can simply order in and have anything delivered to the apartment (usually until 11 pm or midnight). Just about all of these privately owned restaurants are MUCH better than midtown/tourist-trap food chain restaurants that over charge for mediocre food and drinks. There are at least three 24/hr places to eat within 2 blocks. About 90% of the buildings in the area are walk-ups and this has an elevator. There are about 50 restaurant/bars/cafe's within a 3 block radius and probably 500 within a 10 block radius, along with shopping and Union Square is only a 10 minute walk.
Times Square (City Center) is about a 30 minute walk or 10-15 mins by subway.
Empire State Building is 20 minute walk or quick subway or taxi.
Downtown (Freedom Tower, Statue of Liberty, Wall St., etc.) is a quick 15-20 minute subway ride or 45 minute walk, or 20-30 minute bus ride.
Central Park is about 15 minutes by subway.
The closest subway (L train) is 2 blocks away (2 minute walk) that brings you to Union Square (2 quick stops) to catch any other line to get anywhere else in NYC or to Brooklyn (Williamsburg) is a quick 8 minute ride and one stop away.
There is a Bus on the corner, which is less than a minute walk.
And you can get a taxi pretty much any time on my block in front of the front door within 2 minutes.
Personally, I recommend walking to your destination, as it takes 20-45 minutes to get anywhere in NYC, FROM anywhere in NYC whether you walk, take a subway, taxi or bus. Plus you get to see cool things along the way by walking. If you're tired, take a taxi back home.
As the Subway is so close, it's really only worth it for long trips (UWS, Brooklyn, Queens or Staten Island) as you could probably walk to your destination in less time if you account for waiting for the train, going under/above ground with the crowds, etc..
Other Things to Note
Outdoor space is a RARE and unique trait that any NYC apartment may have. Of course, this is reflected in the rent + operating/maintenance costs and the price to you. Please do not try and chisel down on the price. It is NON-NEGOTIABLE.
Keep noise down after 10 pm during the week.
Please be quiet in the hallways of the building, noise resonates all through out.
There are full time resident neighbors who live here permanently and work Monday thru Friday.
If you break something, you bought it.
Flexible CHECK IN / OUT. It all depends on whether guests are checking in or out the day you arrive/leave. Normally, if people are checking in the day you are leaving, you must check out by 12 Noon but you may keep your luggage safely stored until your flight leaves. If guests are checking out the day you check in, the house cleaner comes at 9 am or 12 noon, so depending on when the previous guest is leaving the place will be ready either @ 12 noon or 3 pm at the latest. If there are no guests checking in the day you are leaving, you may check out whenever you wish.
Guests who are brought over and stay the night may be subject to $ 30 extra person fee.
Smoke cigarettes OUTSIDE on the terrace please!
A fantastic location and home! Bruce was wonderful and very accommodating. Cindy, his partner, was very gracious and gave us wonderful recommendations on places to eat and things to see. I went on the trip with 4 girls and naturally was concerned with the neighborhood, however my concern was gone first nights stay, the area is great and everyone felt safe. The distance to "Time Square attractions" was very good as well. Traffic is traffic however you can get to anyplace from this location with, for the most part, ease. Defidently look forward to staying again in the near future.. Home away from home. From my family and me, thanks Bruce and Cindy for everything!!
Bruce was an extremely responsive host which made communication between our multiple parties with differing travel plans effortless. He made certain that our stay was comfortable and even went the extra mile to have a lightly stocked fridge upon our arrival. I couldn't recommend a stay at one of his properties any more. Thanks Bruce!
We were a group of 4 friends. The flat had an appropriate size for us. The flat is fairly located, 10 min from the L subway station, in east village.
There is a sink in the bathroom, but no real kitchen and no sink in the supposed kitchen. There is a fridge, coffee maker and microwave.
Its rooftop is really great, direct view on manhattan building, check it in the evening!
Bruce also made some effort to help us before travelling, he is happy to give advices, so don't hesitate to contact him once the booking is done.
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Update February 2014 - After 3 great years of success renting out rooms in my apartment, I now have another apartment for my painting studio / office to rent when I'm not working on a project, and I also take care of renting out my friend's apartment here in the East Village. Rather than looking through all my listings and confusing yourself, I suggest just shooting me a message and let me know your dates, the make up of your party (singles/couples/kids/grand peeps, sorry no pets) and any special needs you may desire. Take a look at my reviews and well, you'll get the picture!! I'll be delighted to add you to my wonderful guest list now topping 39 different countries!
As you'll see my original profile info below, I'm quite happy to say the last 3 years have been wonderful. I've met so many great people, both here and on my travels. Having me as your host, will certainly make your life easier here in the Big Apple. Pleasure, business or both I'm happy to share my vast NYC knowledge with you.
June 1, 2010: As a long time resident of NY, I've been living in NYC for the past 5 years, but grew up in the suburbs about 30 miles east on Long Island. Currently, I'm working as an Interior designer / General Contractor with an emphasis on performing the finish work myself and crew(s).
After traveling all around the U.S.A. for a Sales job for a few years after graduating college, I've learned a ton about the hospitality business, traveling in general and have how to treat people by doing my very best to surpass expectations. I provide excellent customer service, clean rooms in a great neighborhood, all in a beautiful apartment in the best city in the world, New York City!