About this listing
amazing 1 bedroom apartment with charm & character in one of NYC best neighborhoods! The apartment is on the 2nd FL, gets lots of sunlight & has all the amenities you will need. Steps to the best restaurants & shopping in the city. Access to the subway outside my door. Nolita/Soho is a neighborhood filled with things to do...art gallery's, museums, spas, Angelika Theater. Great central downtown location where you can walk to the East or West Village & Lower East Side within minutes.
Please respect the property & the building
This apartment is great for a couple, willing to visit New-York. We had a nice time there during our 10 day long stay and you can book it without any hesitation.
In more details
We did not meet Vanessa in person, but she responded quickly and efficiently by email to all our questions, before and during our stay. The keys were mailed to our place in France with UPS.
The apartment is very well located in a nice neighborhood full of restaurants, bars and little shops. The neighborhood is perfectly safe and you can come back late without any problem.
The location is also very convenient to visit all Manhattan : it is within a walking distance of Soho, Little Italy and Chinatown and more distant places are easily reached by the several close subway lines.
The apartment itself is rather small (this is New-York) but well conceived and perfectly adapted to a couple visiting the city.
Everything was very clean, including the provided sheets and towels.
The bed is a real double bed and is quite comfortable.
We were happy to have air conditionning in the middle of August.
The small kitchen is not meant to cook real meals, but is very useful to prepare breakfasts, sandwiches, salads, snacks or to keep cool drinks.
Before booking, we were a little bit worried about the possible noise, as we already were annoyed by noise in other places we stayed. In the end, with the windows closed, we had no difficulty in sleeping. The apartment is a little bit noisy because the windows overlook the street, with its restaurants and shops. However, there is no bar in front of the building, so there are no noisy people standing outside. Those needing absolutely no noise to sleep (not easy to find in New-York) should avoid this place. All the other people will feel well.
We could not connect to the wifi internet during our stay, and we had to rely on free nearby wifi connections. We could not really understand and fix the problem with Vanessa, but we have no reason to think that this will not be fixed and work for future renters.
In overall, we had a very good stay in this apartment. Everything was as described and we would come back or advise it, without any hesitation.
Vanessa was really nice, replied quickly and made sure everything worked according to plan.
The aprt. is like described, was clean and nice.
neighborhood was great! good restaurants and overall great location.
The only issue I had was with the wifi which was really slow. Vanessa came by and tried fixing it but the end result wasn't great.
***For those of you who are tired of reading reviews in Airbnb
short summary: Great Host, Great Location, Perfect for couples, Best neighborhood, clean and comfortable.
And for those of you who want the full details:
Great Apartment! Perfect for couples! Vanessa (the host) was absolutely great in all levels: from the reservation to the check in to check if everything is OK during our stay and at last the check out.
In addition she had great local tips about the neighborhood, and every tip was accurate and correct and we enjoyed all the places!
so that's about our perfect host, Vanessa. and now about the apartment:
Location, Location. Location. The apartment is in great location,
you can find almost every subway station in 5 minutes walking distance (Line no. 6 is just near the entrance of the building).
Although the Apartment is in a central location, we did not mind the noise and hardly hear something.
I think that if you know what you are getting will lead to The smallest chance that you will be disappointed - the apartment was exactly as described and as you can see in the photos.
We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
We spent a week in Vanessa's place and everything was great. The location is perfect to visit New-York, you can go everywhere thanks to all subway stations at less than 5 min. walk.
Even if there is some street noise, air conditioner allows to have quiet nights. There is also a lot of restaurants (grey dog's breakfast are amazing) and shops in the neighborhood.
Even if we didn't met Vanessa, check in and out were easy and flexible. Vanessa answers all questions very quickly!
The apartment was exactly as described! It was clean and comfortable and the location was exactly as we expected.
Great apartment in a great location. Vanessa was quick to respond to all my questions and was very helpful in providing a written guide to enjoy the neighbourhood. Overall, very happy to have stayed at her place.
We stayed in vanessa apartment over the Christmas period and loved it !! The location is perfect if you a looking to be close to everything !! Walking distance to little Italy soho west village it is all there !! Vanessa was a great host always available by email or phone and answered any questions we had!
The apartment itself is small but all you need as you are out most of the day !!
The one thing I will raise is the building has a centralised heating system which sometimes makes the apartment hot in the living room but we closed the bedroom off and turned on the air conditioner / open the windows
All in all affordable small neat and tidy apartment that get hot sometimes in a fantastic part of New York with a very helpful host !!
About the Host, Vanessa
I have lived in NYC for 7 years..I love to travel..I have used airbnb many times while I am traveling & think it's a great way to save money & really get to know a neighborhood.