***PLEASE DO NOT MAKE RESERVATION REQUEST UNTIL I CONFIRM AVAILABILITY!!!!
New 2 BR apt that sleeps up to 6 ppl in East Village (400+ restaurants/bars + shops)
Subway is 2 blocks away, bus on corner or taxi outside front door within 1 minute!
***PLEASE DO NOT MAKE RESERVATION REQUEST UNTIL I CONFIRM AVAILABILITY!!!!***
This is a 2 BEDROOM spacious, modern apartment and personally decorated by me in a quiet street, across street from school in the East Village!
This posting is for use of my private apartment with 2 private bedrooms (sleeps 6 max, ideal for 4), 1 full bathroom with tub, fully stocked kitchen, living room, closets in an elevator building.
This entire apartment can sleep 6 comfortably (based on 2 people per bed). There are 2 bedrooms with queen beds,the couch is a fold-out flat King Size sofa bed (not those horrible and uncomfortable springy-bar-in-the-middle-of-your-back type of sofa beds) and I have a raised air bed (queen) and all the blankets, pillows to go with it for a total of 4 queen beds, but 6 people is the maximum.
Surely, you will experience living in a fantastic apartment in NYC while saving a few bucks from pricey NYC hotels that are located in the heart of the tourist frenzy areas in midtown. It's very clean and has things no hotel can offer.
This is available for rentals of 3 nights or more. However, if you are seeking a stay only 1 or 2 nights, it is possible to do so, if it precedes or adds to an existing reservation, OR, is within 7 days of the reservation and is available.
Again, please send a message to inquire about availability and a little info on your group (age group, singles/couples/kids, etc.) BEFORE making a reservation request.
Full, private 2 bedroom apartment, full kitchen, living room, bathroom and closets.
Please understand this is NOT a hotel! Daily maid services are not included. This is for use of a furnished apartment (bungalow) rental and loud noise will not be tolerated as there are full time tenants/neighbors that work normal business hours and my neighbors peace cannot and will not be disrupted. If you're a group of drinkers/clubbers who will be out late or loud, please do NOT inquire. Thank you very much.
Interaction with Guests
I'll meet you at check in to give you info on the apartment / building / neighborhood and meet you at check out. I live 5 minutes away, so I can be there quickly if an emergency arises.
The highly desired EAST VILLAGE neighborhood is quite lively after the sun goes down. The East Village has been heavily built up over the last 5-10 years and located on the East side of Manhattan from 14th St down to Houston (same as street zero) which borders the LES (Lower East Side). Tompkins Square Park is 2 blocks away.
The East Village offers over 400 restaurants, cafes, bars and shopping along with a beautiful Tompkins Square Park which has a few playgrounds for kids, basketball courts, dog run and plenty of benches and grassy areas to relax and catch some sun. You can walk to Indian, Russian, Italian, Mexican, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Vegetarian and American restaurants within a 5 block radius. If you're too tired and beat up from touring NYC and don't feel like going anywhere, you can simply order in and have anything delivered to the apartment (usually until 11 pm or midnight). Just about all of these privately owned restaurants are MUCH better than midtown/tourist-trap food chain restaurants that over charge for mediocre food and drinks. There are at least three 24/hr places to eat within 2 blocks. About 90% of the buildings in the area are walk-ups and this has an elevator. There are about 50 restaurant/bars/cafe's within a 3 block radius and probably 500 within a 10 block radius, along with shopping and Union Square is only a 10 minute walk.
Times Square (City Center) is about a 30 minute walk or 10-15 mins by subway.
Empire State Building is 20-25 minute walk or quick subway or taxi.
Downtown (Freedom Tower, Statue of Liberty, Wall St., etc.) is a quick 15-20 minute subway ride or 45 minute walk, or 20-30 minute bus ride.
Central Park is about 20 minutes by subway.
There is subway (L train) that is 2 blocks away (2 minute walk) that can bring you to Union Square (2 mins) to catch any other line to get anywhere else in NYC or to Brooklyn (Williamsburg) is a quick 8 minute ride and one stop away.
There is a Bus on the corner, which is less than a minute walk.
And you can get a taxi pretty much any time on my block within a few minutes.
Personally, I recommend walking to your destination, as it takes 20-45 minutes to get anywhere in NYC, FROM anywhere in NYC whether you walk, take a subway, taxi or bus. Plus you get to see cool things along the way by walking. If you're tired, take a taxi back home.
As the Subway is so close, it's really only worth it for long trips (UWS, Brooklyn, Queens or Staten Island) as you could probably walk to your destination in less time if you account for waiting for the train, going under/above ground with the crowds, etc..
Other Things to Note
When inquiring, it would be VERY beneficial if you would include a little about yourselves; age group, reason for visiting NYC and the breakdown (singles/couples/elderly/children) so I can determine if my apartment will suit your group for your needs, primarily the sleeping arrangements!
Just think of what you would like to see from potential house guests coming to stay in your home!
Keep noise down after 11 PM during the week. There are full time resident neighbors who live here permanently and work Monday through Friday.
If you break something, you bought it.
Flexible CHECK IN / OUT. It all depends on whether guests are checking in or out the day you arrive/leave.
Normally, if people are checking in the day you are leaving, you must check out by 12 Noon but you may keep your luggage safely stored until your flight leaves. If guests are checking out the day you check in, the house cleaner comes at 9 am or 12 noon, so depending on when the previous guest is leaving the place will be ready either @ 12 noon or 3 pm at the latest.
If there are no guests checking in the day you are leaving, you may check out whenever you wish, just let me know in advance.
NO SMOKING CIGARETTES inside the apartment! There is an elevator to take down to go to building entrance. Sorry!
We had a great time in New York. We are a family with three kids (8,5,3), an Bruce' apartment turned out perfect for our needs. It is conveniently located in the East Village and is surrounded by tons of great restaurants (that offer take out) so we ate at "home" while tasting many different foods (vegan sushi was our favorite).
Subway and buses are near and most Manhattan sites are easily reached.
Nous avons été très bien accueillis par notre hôte, accueil chaleureux et drôle. Bruce a répondu à toutes nos demandes de renseignements avec gentillesse.
Son appartement était fidèle à sa description sur le site, pas de mauvaises surprises.
Le petit déjeuner était copieux et complet.
Our host, Bruce, and I communicated weeks before we ever got to New York about the proximity of his apartment to our weekend workshop as well as our safety walking home at night and around during the day. He also purchased some breakfast items for us so we didn't have to worry about that upon arrival. When we arrived in New York (moms and daughters), the apartment and neighborhood was everything that Bruce said it was. The 2 bedroom apartment was clean, warm comfortable and convenient and it was quiet at night. This East Village apartment is walking distance from the subway, bagel and coffee shops, good restaurants and local night life. We had a lovely weekend.
Thanks Bruce! Our stay (a family of 4 persons) was really enjoyable in NYC since Bruce made it so easy beforehand (detailed instructions of the apartment and things to do in NYC etc.) and at place (breakfast facilities, tips on local restaurants etc.) to feel like home. Looking forward to coming back sometimes!
We really enjoyed our stay in Bruce's place. Bruce was very helpful and fully committed to make us feel at home - from his detailed emails before arrival to the groceries for breakfast he prepared especially for us after asking what each of us like.
The apartment is located in a very nice and quiet neighborhood at the east village. It's very clean and has a lot of space. We couldn't ask for more and we will return!
Bruce made us feel very welcome on arrival with beer and plenty of tips of what to do in New York and by kindly booking us a minivan to go back to the airport. The apartment was well equipped, warm and accessible for local shops and places to eat. The subway is only 5 minutes away, but you can walk to Times Square in about 30 minutes. A good base for exploring Manhatten.
Our stay was great! Bruce was at the apartment when we arrived and was friendly and helpful. The rooms were exactly as described in the listing, clean and welcoming. It was well stocked with all the essentials-tea, coffee, milk, juice, cereal, sugar, dishwasher tabs and much more. Amazing and a first for our rental experience.
The neighborhood was safe and filled with restaurants, bars stores and more. Great for all ages!
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Update February 2014 - After 3 great years of success renting out rooms in my apartment, I now have another apartment for my painting studio / office to rent when I'm not working on a project, and I also take care of renting out my friend's apartment here in the East Village. Rather than looking through all my listings and confusing yourself, I suggest just shooting me a message and let me know your dates, the make up of your party (singles/couples/kids/grand peeps, sorry no pets) and any special needs you may desire. Take a look at my reviews and well, you'll get the picture!! I'll be delighted to add you to my wonderful guest list now topping 39 different countries!
As you'll see my original profile info below, I'm quite happy to say the last 3 years have been wonderful. I've met so many great people, both here and on my travels. Having me as your host, will certainly make your life easier here in the Big Apple. Pleasure, business or both I'm happy to share my vast NYC knowledge with you.
June 1, 2010: As a long time resident of NY, I've been living in NYC for the past 5 years, but grew up in the suburbs about 30 miles east on Long Island. Currently, I'm working as an Interior designer / General Contractor with an emphasis on performing the finish work myself and crew(s).
After traveling all around the U.S.A. for a Sales job for a few years after graduating college, I've learned a ton about the hospitality business, traveling in general and have how to treat people by doing my very best to surpass expectations. I provide excellent customer service, clean rooms in a great neighborhood, all in a beautiful apartment in the best city in the world, New York City!