About this listing
THE WHOLE APARTMENT TO YOURSELF!
For the eclectic and discerning traveler. highlights are...
-EVERYTHING IN WALKING DISTANCE........TRULY! SOHO, WEST VILLAGE, LITTLE ITALY, ETC.
-just step out your door and walk a few blocks in any direction and you are in...SOHO...TRIBECA...LITTLE ITALY...LOWER EAST SIDE...eating, shopping, nightlife, and museums all from your door in minutes.
-CENTRAL PARK and TIMES SQUARE are not far away either. subway trains are 2 blocks away and only takes 15 min on the express train to reach.
-1st floor walk up (one short flight of stairs. trust me...it means something in NYC. imagine dragging your bags up and down 6 flights of stairs...in NYC)
-now the inside...large bedroom with super comfy custom queen size bed.
-comfortable chesterfield couch and plenty of space in the living room. guest can sleep here or use the fancy self-inflating blowup mattress.
-professional club quality sound system (i'm a DJ). plug in your iPod or watch a movie on this i am telling you!
-my favorite part of my apartment...THE KITCHEN. whatever you want to cook or bake you can. everything you need is at your fingertips (i'm a chef by training so i like my kitchen gadgets). plenty of space to work in. two rolling cutting boards make it easy to cook up a grand meal or bake a fancy treat.
-shower and bathroom are typical nyc size. not big. nothing special here except for the massage head shower.
-fun and tasteful eclectic interior design. the apartment has exposed brick walls, wood floors, and antique rugs.
-apartment spans the entire length of the building so you get sunlight all day.
-front and back fire escapes to relax on and have that real NYC experience. (read reviews and see what i mean!)
-neighbors are fantastic, friendly, AND SAFE (only 4 units in my building)
-100% move in ready (towels, linens/sheets, glassware/dish ware, toilet paper, even hangers and closet space). bring only yourself, your suitcase, and good vibes.
-lastly...READ MY REVIEWS...feel confident that my street is quite and not busy like other areas you may consider(LES). its really lovely actually. you'll see!
-the REAL lastly..please see the photos. it is exactly as they show. the apartment has a real pulse because i actually live here. if you enjoy history and character my place is filled with it. every piece of furniture is found art and tells a story. there is even a chalkboard wall for you to add something to the life and look of mi casa. please...come share and enjoy my space ive that i built myself over the last three years.
i LOVE my place and spend a lot of time improving it every chance i get. I’ve put my heart and soul into the space. you can feel the warmth and energy the second you walk in. i know you will LOVE spending time in it as much as i do.
ENJOY YOUR STAY!!!
the entire apartment. there is access to the roof as well if you are quite from 9am-9pm.
Interaction with Guests
i like to give my guest as much space as they want. the place is yours. someone is available for emergencies by phone…even late most times.
on a quite street on the border of little italy/chinatown/soho. streets do not get busy until after 12 noon and are ultra quite starting at about 7pm.even in the middle of the busy time it is easy to take a nap. i walk to all my favorite restaurants in no more than 10 minutes. plus…the best shopping in nyc…SOHO…starts three blocks from the front door.
every subway line is only a few blocks away. it doesn't get more central and convenient than this apartment.
-NO SMOKING INSIDE. you MAY go out on one of the two fire escapes. ALL THE WAY OUTSIDE...not just sitting in the window. i have many precious vintage items i protect.
-leave the kitchen clean so we all can enjoy a pest free apartment.
-feel free to borrow any movies but my vintage book collection is fragile so please unless you know what i mean by..."dont bend the pages back from the spine." leave those guys alone. pages fall out easily if you are not careful. cheap glue was used for a lot of the old pulp fiction books.
- only use wooden and plastic utensils on my VERY expensive pans.
-you may use my sound system. you may not play my records though OR go thru them.
-you may not go thru my clothes in anyway, shape, or form. it may just be a t shirt to you. to me its my living and my Chanel bag.
-to make it easy on everyone checking in and out(we are all travelers) i request that if you need a late or early check in we all help each other out by allowing coming or going guests to drop off bags if it is needed. lets help each other out.
-leaving reviews...it is my goal to receive and give AWESOME reviews. if there is something you are not thrilled about please let me know. dont wait until after. i strive to make my guests happy.
-HAVE FUN...and please, ask any questions you like. im open and flexible to ideas. i live in nyc and am from hollywood. nothing shocks me.
-lastly..that is my friends dog not mine in my photo. while i will allow pets on a case by case basis there are no pets in residents at my place.
-if you rent my space i promise to completely clean the apartment to a high (website hidden)...scrubbed bathroom, clean floors, clean kitchen, and fresh sheets/towels. my place is not a hotel so please do not expect a hotel room. if there is ever any issue with something you are not happy with we work it out with each other and not in my star rating. i want you to be happy with your stay. i take your requests as my requests.
Host was not available as away,so friend let us in and gave very brief overview of apartment.Very little correspondence before arrival,when there and after.
jo-anne made several requests AFTER she arrive. which we were happy to fulfill. air mattress was provided even though she didnt ask for it. she basically wanted maid service at no extra costs and to not have to ask for it. did everything we could with her last minute requests. WE ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE FOR OUR GUESTS.
Patrick was a great host - Very speedy communication and very helpful!
His place is slap band in the middle of China town just below Canal st - it's very lively and bustling but the street is quiet.
Cool flat and everything works well although the bathroom/shower is very small.
All in all a great stay!!
Great place for the younger ones. Location is good, lively neighborhood. Patrick will assist you in any matter. Fantastic host. Bathroom is small, but the appartment is spacious. We had a great time in NYC.
Patrick's place has a great location. We were a party of three and could be well accomodated. I made the reservation in the same day I checked in and everything went smoothly. Patrick is just THE BEST as a host, even though I never met him. He stayed available all the time and answered my questions quickly.
On the down side, due to such a short notice, the apartment wasn't clean. It was a nightmare for me and my girlfriend since we had our allergic rhinitis triggered by such a dusty place. A maid was promised but she never went. I was promised the cleaning fee back at least. Even a coackroach was there at a certain point, but all is forgiven since Patrick was clear about the situation.
The place is charming but old, the fans wouldnt work well and were very noisy, and so was the neighborhood during the day. There was a problem with the shower, which wasnt draining well, and even though there was an effort to fix it by Patrick, it was annoying during all of our stay.
Finally, I have to say that despite Patrick being a great person, we wouldn't stay there again. You can find much better places with similar prices. Value for money was too low. Our experience was fine anyway. Cheers.
clear about the situation? the downside? they were stuck at the airport without a place to stay and i took the reservation because i felt bad another host had cancelled on them. they wanted a maid service everyday of their stay and called airbnb customer service to complain about it. called me several times to complain about the blow up mattress not working even AFTER i told them they had to plug it in and close vent. when they told me the drain wasnt working i had someone down to fix it immediately. loud fan? dont turn it on its highest setting. there isnt a fan in the world on high that doesnt make noise. not once did they say thank you for saving their vacation. i told them to NOT go thru my records and i kept getting text how much they loved what i had. also...my iphone charger and laptop charger were gone when they left. such a dusty place? there was a vacumm and i offered to have the maid come or return the cleaning fee. they choose to have it refunded so i dont understand. not the worst guest i ever had but close.
Patrick is awesome!! My boyfriend and I had not one but TWO hosts cancel on us within 24 hours of our trip to New York. Needless to say, we were getting very nervous in the few hours leading up to our departure. We found Patrick's apartment around 11:00 p.m. the night before our 6:00 a.m. flight and sent him a "hail mary" message. To our surprise, Patrick responded within minutes!! He was very understanding and went out of his way to make our last minute reservation work without any hiccups!
When we arrived in New York his apartment was clean and ready for us. The apartment is fairly spacious by New York standards and we really enjoyed using it as our home base for the weekend. Patrick has an awesome stereo system and was available by phone throughout the weekend for any questions we had. The only minor issue we ran into is that the shower drain tends to clog up a bit, but Patrick had given us the heads up on that issue and once we removed the hair stopper from the drain, it wasn't really a problem.
While the apartment is definitely located in Chinatown, it was actually very quiet and really is centrally located and within easy walking distance to the subway, Little Italy, Soho, West Village, etc. All in all we very much enjoyed ourselves and would definitely stay at Patrick's place again.
Thanks to Patrick for saving our trip in the nick of time!!!
I definitely not recommend this apartment!
The apartment has not been cleaned! The inter phone buzz was suspended on the wall by its wires, the kitchen was dirty, greasy... If you want to make a coffee: clean the coffee machine and a glass! Dust everywhere! Towels with holes, stains on the bed sheet, humidity stains in the bathroom and bedroom, used matches on the floor (I stepped on a staple), the window was out of its rail, no indication left to run the heating system, bathtub with human relief (X hair) - difficulty for the water to evacuate. Noise of the traffic (corner with canal street). I truly feel insulted: waiting 30 minutes in the cold (-4°) to be in such a mess!!!!
I DONT EVEN HAVE A COFFEE MAKER TO BE DIRTY. everything nicolas said is false. i would like to stay positive. it is hard with him. in our emails he was insulting and i asked him to stop. i think him saying he feels insulted is his form of a joke on me. there was a stack of fresh clean towels and sheets and y maid changed the sheets. my maid cleans the trap in the shower before every guests. the hair was his. FIRST GUEST TO EVER COMPLAIN about noise. as you can see from my reviews several people say how nice and quite it is. last time i rent to someone without reviews.
About the Host, Patrick
I'm a private chef, collector of all things vintage and set decorator. Needless to say, I wear many hats and I'm on the move a lot. I love my apartment. I love it and I want you to love staying here. From the found and pop art on the walls, to listening to the music I fill my space with. Feel free to contact me any time about renting my place.