Beautiful, clean, spacious, extremely BRIGHT with great views LOFT like studio in an ELEVATOR building located in a quiet TREE LINED block in THE HEART of the EAST VILLAGE.
The apartment is FULLY EQUIPPED with a QUEEN SIZED extra comfortable bed, fine linen and towels, hair-dryer, table for two, a comfortable sleeping couch, flat screen TV with full cable, WIFI.
The separate WINDOWED kitchen has everything needed for cooking, pots and pans, coffee maker, oven toaster and microwave. There is always coffee, refreshments and basics so you can cook your own breakfast.
The neighborhood is fantastic, the TRENDY and famous EAST VILLAGE with uncountable great restaurants, boutiques, thrift shops, flee markets, farmers market and much more. The TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK (Great park with playgrounds, a big dog run and many performance spaces where you can usually find something happening on the weekends. Sundays there is a farmers market w/ some good stuff) right around the corner.
EAST RIVER PARK is a couple of blocks away. This 57-acre park boasts amazing views of the East River, as well as an amphitheater, playgrounds, gardens, sports fields and courts, and walking and bike paths.
On the corner of the apartment there is 24 hour grocery and a gourmet market with countless options for everything.
There are 2 crosstown buses right on the corner that are scheduled to come literally every 5 minutes and follow the L train route. This is great for a rainy day or if you are coming from the subway with a lot of packages. The nearest subway is the L train which is about 5 minutes walk from the apartment and it is a great subway line because it connects you with any subway you might need.
Fine linen, fresh towels, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste and soap are always provided. If you need anything , I am always available to help and I am very knowledgeable of the neighborhood and the city.
* Cleaning fee 75 usd payable in CASH upon arrival.
*Check in is at 3 pm . If you want drop off your luggage and pick up keys earlier, that's fine but please wait until the housekeeper is done to fully check in. I am committed to deliver a spotless apartment so you can fully enjoy your stay. *Feel free to request special check in times in advance.
*Check out is at 11 am. You can leave you luggage at the apartment and take a set of keys but the housekeeper comes at this time to clean.
Feel free to ask for special check out, I live right around the corner and can always offer you my place if you have a late flight.
I usually stay at Boutique hotels upwards to $300 dollars. This was so much better. The locations was perfect, the bed was soft and comfortable and we had every amenity we needed!! Lena was an excellent host, very easy to communicate with and friendly. She even met us at 1am to give us the key after our red eye. I will be back!
Lena's apartment was perfect! Clean, cozy, and in a great location! I will definitely be staying again!
Thanks for all your help Lena, very obliging, I highly recommend.
Lena's apartment was great. Very clean, nice furnishings in a great neighborhood at a great price. Only piece of advice - if you're a light sleeper, you may want to bring some earplugs. It's on a quiet street, but you can hear noise from the street and other apartments.
Lena's apartment was great!
It is located in a great spot in Alphabet City - close to everything but also situated in a quiet street!
Really can't fault the place - very cozy!
Only downside was that the WIFI router is located in the apartment on the level below and had to be reset occasionally when it wasn't working. However, Lena was a great host and ensured that any issues with WIFI etc were fixed promptly!
Certainly recommend this place.
Lena's apartment was just as shown in the pictures. Perfect size for one/two people and had everything you could have needed for a short stay. Unfortunately, and this is no fault to Lena, there was a lot of late night noise in the area and in the apartment directly above during my stay. But thin walls/ceilings are part of every day NYC living so you take it in stride.
Lena was a very accommodating host. She went out of her way to meet me at the apartment when I wasn't able to get in. Thank you!
Lena's flat was exactly as described and absolutely charming. Like any home away from home, it had its quirks - small bathroom, slightly noisy heater, etc. However, perks outweighed these - the bedroom/living area has a high ceiling and gives on to no other buildings - meaning it feels spacious and bright. As others have mentioned, the place is beautifully decorated. Small touches such as cotton buds, plenty of clean towels, soft sheets, spare toothpaste and decent shampoo really made a difference.
The health food store on the corner by the flat was excellent value and right up my street (excuse the pun...). We had more bars and restaurants on our doorstep than we knew what to do with - ideal in freezing January weather. I would recommend Pyros & Yuca Bar for food, PDT for drinks and Back Forty for brunch. Although retro, the building felt very safe. The flat itself was warm, pretty, cosy as anything and very clean... We were both sad to see it go.
Lena was also exceptionally helpful upon departure and allowed us to leave our cases at her place whilst exploring the City on our last day as we had a late departing flight. Incredibly trusting on her part, and we really appreciated it - particularly as it meant bonus time playing with her adorable puppy.
In short, we loved our stay here and felt staying at Lena's place in East Village really allowed us to live as New Yorkers for a week. With any luck, we'll be back to NYC one day - and if we are, we would definitely stay at one of Lena's places.
Had a great time in Lena's adorable apartment! Awesome location in the east village area! Would stay again.
Lena was a gracious host and her apt is well kept and centrally located. I highly recommend staying at her place!
once again lena provided a warm clean safe happy place for me and my two girls to stay on our wintery way thru nyc!