Size Matters - Huge Painter's Loft

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Mulberry Street, New York, NY 10013, United States
Your host, Larry
72 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

The region of Lower Manhattan bounded by the Bowery to the east and Broadway to the west, Houston Street to the north and Canal on its southern boundary, was many years ago a thriving manufacturing center. Its very difficult to imagine now but the area once produced everything from horse carriages to lingerie.

The legacy of these magnificent factory buildings is wonderful.

Many of them have been unsympathetically chopped into tiny spaces, squeezing as many apartments or offices into a floor as possible.

No so with this spectacular space, located in the heart of this now hip and thriving cosmopolitan neighborhood.

This 2200 square foot (220m sq) commercial live/work loft* is, in a word, stunning. Used regularly as a location for film, tv and commercial photography the loft also serves as the perfect base from which to discover and explore New York City.

This substantial space measures over 2200 sq ft/204 sq m, comprising half of the top floor of a 6 story building with key-access elevator. There are 3 private double bedrooms and one bathroom.

The loft is decorated in a modern/vintage contemporary style designed for maximum comfort and entertaining space. The exceptionally large living area has two L-shaped sofas, flat screen tv and sound system. The dining table seats 12, adjacent to the massive open kitchen.

This loft has considerable texture. Visitors see, touch and feel the unmistakable spatial contrast with New York's compressed and chaotic dynamic outside and below. Discover your own inspiration in much the same way as Warhol, Basquiat, Pollack and Johns drew theirs.

Everything in the loft is functional as well as quirky. The artist personally converted the loft from its former use as a garment factory into a living space and studio. What the property lacks in upper east side polish, it abundantly makes up with space and character.

Loft comes equipped with cable, wireless internet linens, dishware, cookware, utensils, cutlery, basic kitchen appliances and cleaning products. Bed linens, bedding and fresh towels are provided. Loft will be professionally cleaned prior to your arrival and if anything is missing just let me know!

*This commercial live/work unit is not subject to restrictions on short-term rentals (as defined under New York Multiple Dwelling Law, Art. 1, §4.8(a))

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $65 / night after 4 guests
Minimum Stay: 30 nights
Monthly Price: $9000 /month
Security Deposit: $500
Cleaning Fee: $125
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Larry is an excellent host, easy to get in contact with, via text messages or phone. Small problems fixed instantly. The loft is spacious and the location is perfect, near restaurants.

    June 2014
  • My husband and I, along with two other couples stayed at the loft apartment for a week in May. It was exactly as described, very convenient, easy walking distance to east and west villages, financial district, Brooklyn and Williamsburg bridges, and plenty of cafés and restaurants.
    The third bed rooms is quite small for a couple, we had to leave our suitcases in the lounge area and sleep with the door open to let the air conditioning flow through.
    The lounge space is very large however, so it was comfortable for 6 people and we didn't feel cramped at all. It feels like a quiet oasis above the busy streets of NYC. I would definitely recommend it.

    June 2014
  • It was a really great experience, nice, clean and pleasant.
    I would use again.

    The plus:
    - This apartment is only used for airbnb rentals so the calendar is up to date, if it shows as available, it's really available, and you get good and fast service for check in and check out. We were able to do a late checkout, very much appreciated.
    - The pictures are accurate, the place is pretty, well decorated, comfortable, clean, quiet, it's a very nice place.
    - Close to public transportation, safe area and easily accessible.

    The neutral:
    - While technically it's located in Soho, this block marks the transition between Historical Little Italy (tourist trap restaurants) and Chinatown. New Yorkers will know this, people from out of town may be surprised by the surroundings.

    The minus:
    - Three bedrooms but only one bathroom, there might a rush at the door, check with your party first.
    - The cancellation policy is very strict, it's a 50% cancellation fee. Check with your party before renting because Larry won't cancel (he can do it for free), even within 5 minutes of booking (I know, I tried).

    May 2014
  • Superbe placement sur Little Italy!!! Superbe vue et bonne ambiance le soir sans être bruyant. Le loft est spacieux et suffisamment confortable pour y passer du bon temps à plusieurs en prévoyant un petit temps de queue pour l'unique douche/wc et une certaine organisation pour les repas et la vaisselle... Mais franchement, c'est génial... Un détail important: demandez bien à comprendre comment sortir/entrer de l'appartement quand l'ascenseur tombe en panne! Ça arrive! On dit que ça fait partie du charme de la vie à NY :)

    May 2014
  • We have just returned from a lovely Easter Holiday in New York. We were very very happy with our stay. The flat is really huge, very "raw" and New Yorker like, very clean and best of all located right in the middle of Little Italy next to charming Mott St. The neighborhood is great. Larry was unable to meet us when we arrived but got a friend to hand us the keys and go through the details.
    We had a late flight and could leave our luggage in the flat until the afternoon. Thank You so much for that, Larry :) We can really recommend Larry's Painters Loft.

    April 2014
  • Amazing place, superb location.

    Larry, the host, is a great guy - very responsive and helpful.

    Cannot wait to get back and visit again!!

    March 2014
  • We stayed in Larry's painter's loft in March as a party of seven adults (who travelled to NY from the UK for five nights for a family birthday), and every one of us could not recommend it highly enough. We were hoping to be impressed after what we'd seen and read online but the scale of the place just can't be overstated.

    Staying at the loft was integral to our trip. It is in a fantastic location, with a mix of both traditional and trendy restaurants and bars on the doorstep (so to keep two generations happy!), the Empire State Building in view and the subway less than five minutes walk.

    This was a first Airbnb experience for all of us and Larry and his assistant Marlon could not have made the process simpler or more friendly and reassuring. Larry absolutely went the extra mile for us on everything from recommendations to allowing us a late checkout. Just brilliant.

    March 2014
  • Had a fantastic whirlwind 4 days in New York staying st Larry's amazing loft. Our arrival was smooth even though our flight was delayed Larry's assistant was a welcoming face. The apartment was enormous and had everything a traveller needed. Stepping out into Little Italy was always exciting especially at night and being surrounded by great Italian food was a bonus. The location was close to everything we wanted to see and we managed to walk everywhere. Already planning a return trip and will use Larry's as often as we can.

    February 2014
  • We stayed at Larry's place for nine days for our company kickoff. Despite being a bit late on the way there, we had no problems checking in and receiving our keys. The loft itself is great, very spacious, clean, filled all our needs. We used the large living room area as our office, since we had to work, and for that it was perfect. Given it's size it does get a bit cold (since it was january), but the heater in the large room took care of that.

    The location is even better than the rest, close to all the small awesome places in SoHo and NoLiTa. East Village isn't far away. This is definitely a place we're staying at again. If you're looking for a good place for 3 or more people, and you want to spend your time in SoHo, this is your place.

    January 2014
  • Our family of 4 had a fantastic time staying in the "Painters Loft". We were there for the "Big Freeze" last week!! We were very lucky to have found such a great big apartment that was great for all our needs. 5 minutes walk to Subway, Restaurants downstairs, laundromat 2 minutes around the corner ( $7.00 a load washed and folded) K mart a couple of stops on the R" train to pickup kitchen needs, we were in heaven. We bought. $30 ride as much as you like weekly for the entire train system.
    We will definitely stay again when we are next in New York.
    Heating fantastic , we could have been back in Sydney.

    January 2014
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