Large, clean, fully furnished studio apartment on the ground floor of a Brownstone building in the West Village of Manhattan, on 13th Street near 6th Ave. The apartment space is divided into two parts by bookcases which make a partition wall. Living room with large couch converts into a very comfortable double bed & bedroom has a queen size futon bed. The space can comfortably accommodate 4 adults. There are many great restaurants, cafes, boutiques, art galleries and bars in the neighborhood and all major subway lines are within a few minutes walking distance. Times Square and all Broadway shows are a 30 block walk, or 7 min subway ride away. As the apartment is located on a side street, it is relatively quite, however, the apartment is located on the ground floor so expect some noise from outside traffic and pedestrians. No pets or smoking and I keep a very clean apartment. Wifi internet provided. Kitchen and bathroom are cozy in size, but great water pressure in shower. Don't blame me for the crazy pink tile in the bathroom!!
Please keep apartment relatively clean while you're staying (preferably take off dirty shoes at the entrance) and keep the noise to a respectable level for the sake of the neighbors. No smoking inside the apartment. You're welcome to use anything in the kitchen and bathroom. Also, please feel free to borrow books to read, I only ask that if you decide to borrow a book, you return it back on the shelf before you leave and not fold down the pages. When you go out, please turn all lights off inside the apartment. Please recycle: there are three bins, one for glass, plastic & aluminimum, one for paper and one for all other trash. I have had to dig through the different bins to sort them after guests have stayed and it is not pleasant.
Kat was a great host: down-to-earth, accessible, and helpful. Her place is exactly as it looks in the photo — very cozy and homey — but what you don't see are the big windows letting the sunshine in! The apartment is imperfect and quirky. We felt comfortable right away. The location is fantastic with good restaurants right on the block (but not at all noisy at night, at least the weekend we were there) and a very short walk to the subway, shopping, other cool neighbourhoods, a great cinema, etc. We would certainly stay there again.
Kat was a great host, accommodating and friendly. Her apt was very clean and comfortable, located in my favorite neighborhood in NYC. Everything was well arranged, letting you feel how considerate she was of guests' needs. We had a wonderful weekend in the city and we were thankful that we found her place.
Kat was very welcoming. The apartment was perfect and all the conveniences were near. She gave to us of good advice and she was available to answer our questions. Great experience for me and my friends! Thank you Kat.
Kat was always timely in answering my questions long before our trip, and very helpful. She was out of town during our stay, but made us aware of that right from the start. Her mom was there to greet us at our late arrival and was so helpful in showing us around the apartment, leaving us unused metro passes, and other helpful info about the neighborhood and city. She was very helpful in providing us a 5:00 am ride to the airport on our departure. That was such a relief to not have to worry about calling a taxi. We loved the convenience of the apartment and never felt unsafe. It was quiet and looks exactly like the pictures. The shower was amazing with great water pressure and hot water. There were 4 of us, all adults and we had plenty of room and this was our first trip to New York! Kat and her Mom's helpful attitude made our trip so easy! It was a great stay!!
This is a spacious apartment located a 1-2 minute walk to the subway. Kat was not available during our stay, so she had her mother meet us at the apartment to let us in. She was waiting there for us when we arrived. Kat has some recommendations for restaurants in the area that have good food. We went to a few of them and were not disappointed. Apartment was clean. Bed was comfortable. There are a few cracks in the ceiling caused by water damage, but it did not bother us. It was really nice to have the flexibility of a late check out (7pm). Overall, we would likely stay here again.
Fantastic apartment for our stay in New York. Great location 1 block away from the Metro, easy to get everywhere. Kat met us on arrival and gave us lots of suggestions which was great.
Great stay would definitely stay here again.
I had a lovely stay in New York at Kat's apartment! Very spacious apartment in the west village, exactly as described. Kat greeted us upon arrival and left us tips on the neighbourhood, she was very helpful and approachable during our stay! Perfect for me and my friend visiting New York for the first time, located in one of the nicest areas of Manhattan. Would highly recommend this property!
My one true passion is travelling. I love my job (I'm a social worker) but live for the moments when I can hop on a plane and visit a country that I've never been to before. I like the good life (good food, good drink, comfortable home, etc) but when I travel all I need is a backpack and my passport...though I do need any space I live in to have a basic level of cleanliness as I myself am very neat. I'm allergic to most animals and can't stand the smell of smoke, so you'll find that if you stay at my place, it's very clean. I'm open and honest and believe that being good to others always comes back 100 fold.