Experience the East Village's hip downtown scene in a prime location!
New York's coolest bars and trendiest restaurants are just steps away, so it's the perfect location. We're just 1-2 blocks from many major transit options, making it easy to get around town. Note that our apartment is in the "garden-level" which is one floor below the 1st floor --not quite the basement, but a step below street level. Our unique location means more regulated temperatures in the summer and winter, plus it is a quieter, cozier setting.
You will have the entire apartment to yourself. The bedroom has a queen-size bed fitted with high thread-count sheets. Towels and hotel toiletries are provided. Iron, ironing board, hair dryer, etc. available upon request.
The living room has a flat-screen TV and a plush couch. The bathroom has a walk-in shower with a rain showerhead and great water pressure.
*PLEASE READ HOUSE RULES BEFORE BOOKING/INQUIRING TO KNOW IF THIS IS THE RIGHT PLACE FOR YOU.
Guest passes to our gym are available upon request.
No crazy people, please. :)
Let's be clear: this is not the Plaza or the Waldorf Astoria. We live in a typical apartment in the East Village of New York City --and like the city itself, it has some great features and is quite charming but also has its own quirks. We do the best we can with it, and as you can see from our many positive reviews, most people have found our apartment comfortable and have enjoyed staying with us. Many guests can attest that we go out of our way to help them have a great time in New York City.
However, if you're the type to have particular hangups, feel free to ask us specific questions before booking at our home. Otherwise, what you see in our listing is what you get, and we think it's pretty awesome for the price. :)
Our stay at David and Janine's was great. The location was fantastic, surrounded by great places to go for a meal or a quick bite, and it is easy to get anywhere in Manhattan given the subways nearby. Great personalised suggestions from the hosts who were very welcoming and accommodating. They were also easily reached by email throughout our stay. The apartment was exactly like the pictures and was very homely and personalised by the hosts. The only draw back would be that it is a basement flat which does not get that much light. Overall, a brilliant apartment, hosted by great people, in a quality location! Highly recommend!
Janine & David were amazing hosts. Although we didn't have the opportunity to meet them, we felt very well taken care of throughout the entire check-in/check-out process and during our stay. They kept an open line of communication with us the entire time and went above and beyond their responsibilities as hosts. Janine offered great suggestions of places to eat around the area (which we were very appreciative of after a long flight), and they provided us with very thorough instructions on how to get to their place via public transportation and taxi.
Their apartment is exactly as pictured: what you see is what you get. It is very homey & clean, and we loved coming "home" to their apartment every night. The bed was extremely comfortable (especially the sheets & pillows). The water pressure & temperature of the shower is great (super important!). The apartment is in a very convenient location with great restaurants & bars within walking distance. It was also a short walk to the subway lines that would pretty much get you anywhere you want to go. As 2 girls in the city, we felt extremely safe walking home from the subway station in the wee hours of the night (no sketchy vibes here). My friend & I could not have asked for a better first experience with Airbnb! Thanks for making it a great stay, Janine & David!
We stayed at this apartment for 8 days. Janine was in touch via email frequently on the lead-up to our trip and was really helpful answering all our questions. The apartment is located in a great area, just off the main road which means it is relatively quiet but with everything you need right on your doorstep. Comfy couch, huge TV with cable, comfy bed. This apartment has everything you need for a great stay. The only gripe we had was the noise of the heating pipes coming on in the night, but after a couple of days we worked out that it is better to turn off the bedroom radiator at night as it is pretty warm regardless. Great find, helpful host, what more could you need? Much better than a hotel!
We had the opportunity to stay in Janine's flat for 9 nights whilst Janine was out of town, and had an absolutely fabulous time. The flat is very comfortable, and we immediately felt at home. It was a great size for the two of us, and we really enjoyd feeling like NY locals. The flat is right in the middle of the East Village, with loads of great restaraunts (try DIrt Candy) on the door step. Astor Place underground station was a couple of minutes away, and made getting around NY super easy. Janine was very helpful, and left us lots of information. Can't wait for our next trip to NY and hopefully Janine's flat.
Janine was great. Helpful and responsive. Their place is a delightful little apartment that matches the photos and is located in a great neighborhood. I would definitely recommend this to friends visiting New York.
We enjoyed staying at Janine and David's. The location was super convenient, very close to subway stops and tons of great restaurants and bars. The apartment was comfortable and just as advertised. Janine left us lots of directions and recommendations which were very helpful. Our stay gave us a taste of true New York living, something a hotel just can't offer.
Janine is friendly and very helpful. The location of the apartment is ideal. The room itself is cute and quiet with a comfortable queen bed. This is not a guest room, it's Janine's bedroom that she vacates during your stay. For us Janine was present during our stay, sleeping on the couch-bed in the common room. Janine has a small dog that was super cute and stayed out of the bedroom. I would definitely stay here again.