About This Listing
Featured as an Airbnb "New York Top 40" property, this bright, large and majestic commercial live/work loft*, accessed by its own key-access private elevator entrance, is perched above one of New York City's hottest nightspots, L'Esquina. Located on the corner of Lafayette and Kenmare, the trendy bullseye of the lively Lower East Side, this spacious interior-designed loft sits on the doorstep of SoHo, the East Village, Little Italy and Chinatown.
Take the elevator to the basement (if you manage to get on to the guest list; if you're cool enough, the host can help!) to access the VIP entrance of L'Esquina's ultra-exclusive restaurant and lounge. Otherwise, the taco stand, cafe/restaurant, as well as Cafe Select, Kenmare and a multitude of other hotspots are located on the corner too.
The property has two private bedrooms, each with a queen-sized (extra-large double) bed, plus the living area has a double fold-out sofabed. The hammock, which swings breezily in the living room is always an option too! The large kitchen is equipped with dishwasher, big fridge, gas stove/oven and microwave. All dishes, towels, linens and sundry items are provided. Professional cleaners thoroughly clean the loft following each stay.
This loft is perfect for (up to 3 sets of) couples; friends; and adventurous adult families who want to be in the thick of it in downtown New York City. It is the perfect space to EXPERIENCE downtown New York City. It is not suitable for young children.
*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))
The loft is shoe and smoke-free at all times. When windows are open, outside noise is audible. With windows closed, quiet enjoyment is easy. The loft is not soundproof soundproof, however. Guests who desire a more quiet environment should consider any of the host's 3 other lofts in the area.
Guests are advised to purchase travel insurance upon making their travel arrangements; some credit cards offer travel insurance automatically. Cancellations are subject to payment of guest fees pursuant to the cancellation policy shown. In the event of a genuine emergency that requires cancellation, any guest fees paid as a result may be reclaimed via travel insurance.
The loft was great, excellent convenient location, was exactly as decribed. Larry's assistant met us to run through everything, it was a seamless experience.
Larry made us feel incredibly welcome. He responded quickly and thoroughly to any questions we had and was very warm and friendly. The location was perfect! You cannot get better! The loft was spacious and light filled. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen was clean and convenient to have included. The access to the lift was a plus and we enjoyed the easy access to the SOHO area. Great restaurants and shopping at the doorstep with east access to subways! The loft was a little loud but that is a given in NYC. Definitely would recommend this property and any others hosted by Larry!
The apartment is perfectly located very close to many restaurants, shops and all main subway station. The flat is big and confortable and as mentioned, it could be noisy especially during the weekend. A good choice for a true New York experience.
Apartment very much as we expected from pictures, very comfy except for heaters that were not working, and NYC weather during our stay was extremely cold, apartment very well located, clean, there was some construction work in flat below and some drilling, noise but the host asked them to keep it to a minimum. He was very polite, helpful and accomodating.
Everything was rather smooth, we could check out in afternoon also.
Larry was a great host & offered a friendly, helpful and unobtrusive welcome. The apartment is as fantastic as it looks on the photos and we found the area ideal for nice bars, shops and restaurants right on your doorstep. (Larry was spot on with the tips he gave us too: The Grey Hound (?) was our favourite brunch.) The only caution is the noise, especially on Friday & Saturday, but that's well advertised. Thanks for a fantastic trip, Larry! X
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