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LOCATION: LIVE LIKE A NEW YORKER IN CHELSEA!
This 1 bedroom apartment in the Chelsea area of Manhattan on the border of the West Village. It is 1 block from the A/C/E, 1/2/3 and L Train (email hidden), and two avenues from the B/D/F/V. It'(email hidden)ly, fun and convenient spot for exploring the best of Manhattan and Brooklyn, great for walks in the West Village, Union Square and the Meatpacking District. The apartment is quite quiet for a city apartment, and my neighbors in the building are all super friendly.
LIVING ROOM: A large couch goes around two walls in the cozy living room. It is as big as a twin-sized bed, so can accommodate an additional guest. (It has gotten rave reviews from happy visitors who have had the chance to sleep on it!) The living room windows face the courtyard of the building, so it's fairly quiet. The living room is the main location of the flat screen TV, WiFi and DVD player.
BEDROOM: There is a very comfortable double-sized bed with fresh sheets, lots of clean towels, and a whole bunch of pillows to choose from. This bed is amazing and super comfy, you'll fall right asleep after a long day in the city! The bedroom gets nice and sunny in the morning, but you can pull down the blackout shades if you want to sleep in.
BATHROOM: The bathroom is compact but super clean with a new toilet, sink and full shower. Neutrogena Shampoo, Conditioner, bodywash, washcloths and a hairdryer are provided. Basic toiletries are there for your use in the medicine cabinet.
KITCHEN: The kitchen is stocked with everything -- high quality pots, pans, knives, wine glasses, a brand new coffee maker, spices and cooking oils and a new gas stove & oven. Coffee, teas, milk and sugar are always there. Great food markets are nearby: Westside Market, Chelsea Market, and the Union Square Farmers Market are close.
PLEASE NOTE -- IT IS A WALKUP: The apartment is a fifth floor walkup with no elevator. If you have a lot of luggage or a super heavy suitcase, just be advised that you have to scale five flights of stairs. The stairs are wide and easy to carry things up.
PETS! I have a small dog. The apartment is very clean, but if you're allergic, this may not be the place for you. Small pets are always welcome, but we need to discuss that before you reserve.
ABOUT ME: My name is Megan and i am a news producer in television in New York. I've lived in New York for six years. I rent my apartment when I'm out of town to fund my own global explorations. I've hosted people from all over the world -- Switzerland, Japan, England, France, Canada, Ireland and Spain. This summer I hope to visit Istanbul and Cairo!
Megan's apartment is a good base from which to explore New York City, particularly the south-side neighbourhoods.
She left handy guidebooks for us to use and the kitchen was thoughtfully stocked with tea, coffee, juice, and even some non-essentials which were welcome when we had a sweet craving late at night!
We loved walking the High Line and eating at Westville and the Elephant and Castle over in the Village!
The Apartment: just perfect! Clean, beautiful, quiet, with lots of character. It is fully equipped with kitchen amenities, towels & linen, WiFi, apple TV etc'. Also the bed is super comfortable!
The Location: to die for -- the best spots of W. Village, Meatpacking, Chelsea -- just few steps away. All 7th and 8th Ave. subways lines are in a 2 minutes walk.
Last but not least -- the host: Megan is so nice, thoughtful and easy to communicate with. She was there to let us in when we arrived, explained everything there is to know about the apartment and provided us with a bunch of NYC guidebooks, maps and some excellent restaurants&bars recommendations. Even though she went on a vacation of her own, she was available for questions throughout our stay.
Thank you, Megan, hope to see you in Tel Aviv soon!
Megan is an excellent host, easy to communicate with. We enjoyed our stay, the apartment is exactly as described--clean and cozy--the location delightful.
An enthusiastic 5 stars! From the first email inquiry to check-out, the experience went very smoothly, and Megan was extremely responsive and accommodating - even offering to hold our bags until our flight, if needed.
Upon arrival, I met her housekeeper, who showed me through the apartment. The next 48 hours was one of those NYC weekend trips you usually only dream about -- amazing access to the High Line and Chelsea Market, and a short walk or subway ride to everything we wanted to do. (You know you're staying in the right location when you can go back and get a jacket between activities when the weather shifts.)
Loved the extra touches in the bathroom, in case we forgot anything. And really, really appreciate the Stumptown Coffee. Thanks, Megan!
Megan's place is absolutely great. It is indeed cozy and clean, but the best part of her apartment is that it's in the BEST neighborhood! It is clean, very comfortable, and Megan thoughtfully left some helpful NYC guides and a list of recommendations. Literally 1 block from tons of restaurants and great little bars with tons of personality. A hotel in that location would be at least double the price! We had a great long weekend and barely even left Chelsea :)
Un super séjour chez Megan !!! L'appartement est petit mais vraiment super fonctionnel et surtout tellement bien placé. A proximité de tout : dépanneur, banque, metro, parking, supermarché, petit resto super sympa... Non vraiment rien ne manque !!!
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"Cozy" in the title is very misleading - I think small, especially in NYC. Megan's apartment is actually quite large and as I was traveling solo it was more than enough space for me. It was also very "Clean" - her cleaning lady was wrapping up when I arrived, she was there to give me a set of keys, so no better indication that the place was freshly cleaned for me! And you can tell how "Affordable" it is on your own, great price for Chelsea. Other pluses - very flexible check-in/check-out, extremely quiet (no neighbor noise OR street noise) and a powerful A/C. I'll definitely stay here again!
Megan was an excellent host. She was accommodating about our flexible arrival time and met us in person at the apartment. Megan helped us get oriented to the apartment and the Chelsea neighborhood. She offered her own reviews of restaurants and a selection of maps and tour guides.
The apartment was clean and efficient. The five flights of stairs were somewhat daunting at first but became routine towards the end of our stay. The neighborhood felt safe to my 13yo daughter and I, even late at night.
You couldn't find a better location to stay in NYC; The Chelsea Market and High Line are at your feet, as well as plenty of fun restaurants, bars and shops.
Thanks Megan for a great stay; we thoroughly enjoyed it!!!
mike and mia
My boyfriend and I came to Megan's apt for a 3-night weekend stay during a heatwave. There are 2 small A/C units in the apt that were enough to keep the place cool and comfortable. Great use of space. Bed was very comfy and no noise from the streets below. Location is great for walking, catching the subway and easy access to Hudson River Park, HighLine and markets. Megan was very responsive and easy to work with. We had some issues with the keys on one of the doors, but was able to figure out the trick. Apt was clean and spacious enough for the 2 of us. Would definitely stay here again!
The reservation was canceled 8 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
9 days prior to the reservation, construction in the apartment below mine caused a large fissure/crack to develop in my living room ceiling. Repairs and replacement of drywall in my apartment was going to take at least 10 days, so I was forced to cancel Mary's reservation as it overlapped with repairs being made. This is the first time I've had to cancel. Very sorry Mary for this inconvenice, and I'd love to host you in the future.