The apartment is in a pre-war building located on Leroy St (at the intersection of Leroy and Bleeker) in a prime West Village location in the heart of downtown Manhattan. It is relatively small (as are all West Village apartments), and it is a 5th floor walk-up (this means that it is actually 4 flights from the street). There is tons of natural light and also roof access, which is great during the summer. (**Make sure to read the note at the bottom before renting**)
The apartment is located in the West Village's most famous shopping and dining area, filled with some of the best restaurants and boutique shopping in the city. The West Village is home to 14 Michelin Star restaurants including 7 within 6 blocks of the apartment. My apartment is very quiet – it does not face the street, so you don’t have any of the city noise. It is right around the corner from Washington Sq. Park and within short walking/subway distance to every major area in the city. Also, if it gives you an idea of the feel of the neighborhood, it is just steps from the apartments/buildings featured in the shows Friends and Sex and the City (which seem to be local attractions for many people).
ABOUT ME: I work in finance, so my work hours can vary greatly. I am very quiet, I don't party, and I will rarely have guests. I'm very friendly and look forward to meeting you!
**I will be traveling a lot over the next few months, so if you rent this room, there is a good chance that there will be other renters renting my bedroom during the same time. If you are uncomfortable sharing a bathroom or common space with other travelers on Airbnb, then this might not be the best accommodation for you. I just wanted anyone renting to understand this so that no one rents the room under false pretense. You will still have plenty of privacy in your bedroom, but you will potentially be sharing common space with other travelers. If you're open to meeting new people and having a comfortable, quiet bedroom though, you'll really enjoy the apartment and the surrounding neighborhood!
Once booked, please send me your travel itinerary. You’ll get a set of keys, so you can enter and leave the apartment as you please.
BED: Queen size. Clean sheets and towels will be provided (of course!).
KITCHEN: Full kitchen with all major appliances, microwave, oven, gas stove, blender, etc.
ORIENTATION: There is a large bedroom window and two large windows in the living room, which provide lots of natural light and morning sunshine. There are polished wooden floors, an air conditioning unit for the bedroom, a clean bathroom, and a comfortable living area.
OTHER: TV and wifi are provided. I am also happy to provide any local restaurant, shopping, or sight-seeing recommendations. There are a lot of tourist traps in NYC, and I love directing people to some of the more unique spots in the city.
TRANSPORTATION – The apartment is 2 blocks from the 1, A, C, E, and B, D, F, M lines, which will connect you to any location in New York City.
Meatpacking District -12 min/walking, 10 min/subway
Highline - 12 min/walking, 10 min/subway
Chelsea - 15 min/walking, 9 min/subway
Soho - 5 min/walking
Chinatown -12 min/walking, 8 min/subway
East Village - 13 min/walking, 15 min/subway or bus
Lower East Side - 25 min/walking, 15 min/subway
Union Square -15 min/walking, 12 min/subway
Ground Zero Museum – 25 min/walk, 10 min/subway
Empire State Building - 12 min/subway
Madison Sq Garden - 12 min/subway
Central Park - 15 min/subway
Brooklyn Bridge - 18 min/subway
Grand Central Station - 17 min/subway
Please respect this apartment as if it were your own. If there is anything you require before arriving, please let me know, and I will do my best to accommodate.
NYC streets are pretty dirty, so after entering the apartment, please remove your shoes - I want to try to keep the apartment as clean as possible for myself and my guests!
There is no smoking in the apartment, but the roof is only one floor above, and you are welcome to smoke there.
I look forward to meeting you upon arrival. This neighborhood is the most beautiful in the city, so just ask if you would like me to recommend restaurants and other things to do.
Davis was very good at responding quickly to questions (I was a "newbie" to NY so that came in handy and made me feel comfortable). The apartment was in the perfect location - I could easily catch trains to get to any part of the city and Bleeker St had so many cool spots to eat/have a drink (on Saturday, I was pleasantly surprised by a sort of local art fest on Bleeker which was fun).
I have no complaints about the apartment - Davis' directions were clear on how to access/get into the place, it was very clean, and all the appliances worked. I shared the spot with a couple of people from Holland and it was plenty of room for all of us.
All in all, this was an experience that helped me fall in love with the city and I will definitely be back - I would totally rent this place again.
Great apartment in wonderful location, close to 2 subway stations. Davis was very responsive to our initial queries & sent us clear details about arriving at the apartment. He kindly let us leave our bags in the apartment until 2pm on our departure date. Thanks Davis!
Davis has perfectly organized our arrival with clear instructions (he was not there).
The apart was very good, in the hearth of Village, near many famous shops (ie Joe's pizza) and roads (bleecker st. have little nice shops but you need an appropriate wallet). Davis will give you many suggestions about. The village... is a fantastic place, no more words.
Was funny when the third day new hosts arrived.
Not us, neither this guys from Argentina had read the ** note ** in the description, so both we thought we rented entire apart.
Was strange that we made same mistake, isn't? Yes, very strange.
We was lucky that Argentinos and Italians are very similar people, so we shared the apart also becoming friends.
Our room (the first on the right) was too sunny since the rising sun, the bed too soft for our habits and, finally, very little. Also the bathroom is very little but there is all. Kitchen have everything you need to cook but you must eat on the sofa. Big tv (never used).
Cleaning was complete but not... five stars.
Finally, Davis is ok, description is accurate, the apart too little to share (with unknow people) and cleaning... can improuve, over all if there are 4 persons one cleaning per week is too little
Davis is awesome and gracious, willing to let me in the apartment earlier than check-in time and accommodating a personal request about a friend staying over. He was also highly responsive to minor questions I had (where are the towels?) He is well organized, with easy access to the keys. The apartment location is fantastic. Walk down into the hubbub and then recede back into the quiet as needed. On a slightly practical note, if you are used to having a lot of space, remember this is NYC...the apartment is tiny and the room is pretty small as well. Climb up the 4 flights of stairs is a decent workout depending on what you are carrying. That said, overall a great experience. Thanks Davis!
Davis' place was awesome. Best part was how central it was to everything and how close to the Subway stations it was. Super convenient. Also close to MacDougal street comedy clubs and restaurants. His place was also very clean and welcoming. Thanks for having us, Davis.
I was in NYC for a week for a work trip and this apartment was perfect! It was close to the subway plus had great restaurants right down the street. It was spacious, and I loved being able to sit down after a long day and enjoy the place and cook dinner. The apartment was extremely clean and I would highly recommend this apartment if you're looking for a trendy, perfectly located apartment for your stay in the city!
Place was amazing! Couldnt have been more well suited for my needs. Easily located in the West Village and extremely convenient to get to any other part of the city. Did not meet Davis but he was very communicative for all of my needs, when any arose. Would certainly stay again!
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I'm originally from Atlanta, and I have been living in NYC for the past couple of years. I used to work for a nonprofit as a high school English teacher, and now I work in finance. I enjoy film, literature, art, great restaurants, rock climbing, and travel. One of the things I enjoy most is sharing travel stories and recommendations with new people. I'm always interested in planning my next big trip!