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.
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
My partner and I stayed at L'Esquina, Larry is a great host and his loft is fantastic, very secure, plenty of natural light, very comfortable beds and loads of space so you don't feel as if you are sitting on top of one another and easy access to both the Spring Street and Prince Street subways. There is some noise from the street, but it wouldn't be New York if there wasn't street noise. The loft is close to some of the best shopping in Soho, as well as some great eating establishments. I would definitely stay here again!!
Well organized personal approach to key exchange and be there for our arrival
The apartment is a super cool loft with ample space. It was very clean upon arrival. The blow up mattress didn't work, however there was a sofa bed to use luckily. The location doesn't get much better, you are truly in the best part of NYC. This also means there is street noise and music every night (which is outlined by Larry). Communication over the whole interaction was fantastic. Thank you!
Amazing place to stay. Had an excellent few days here over the thanks giving weekend. Style of flat was perfect for what we wanted and everything was clean and tidy when we arrived so no complaints at all.
Loved the location and the space - incredibly spacious. The host was there to receive the first guest who was traveling from abroad and it was seamless. The loft was as described. It was loud on two successive nights through early morning on the ground floor level which can be heard from the loft. However, the location was phenomenal, and the host was very accommodating.
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