2Bdrm Gateway to Best of Manhattan!

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Mulberry St, New York, NY 10013, United States
Kristin And Banks
Your host, Kristin And Banks
11 Reviews
Response rate: 75%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

This awesome, warm and unique 2 bedroom apartment that sleeps 6 people is located in fun and active Nolita/Little Italy neighborhood!! Its in the back of the building with a view of the Freedom Tower from the living room. Its quieter than most any other flat you'll find, but it is New York. We had one recent guest who complained about a party on the rooftop on a Friday night in springtime. Well, that's just an authentic New York experience-- and it doesn't happen that often. But when you have 8 million people on one island the size of Manhattan, a little extra noise is to be expected once in a while. But with our air conditioners on (in all rooms), most everything is drowned out.

Fully furnished and tastefully designed, this place has everything necessary to have fun - Sony entertainment center (42 inch flatscreen TV with stereo including Pandora, NetFlix, etc.), cable and Wireless Internet. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need to prepare something if you go to the markets in Chinatown (walking distance) and want to stay in and cook to save money - microwave, toaster oven, a full stove, pots & pans to cook with.

Huge living room for NYC standards! There is an AC unit in all rooms for the summer heat and heat is provided in the winter. Tons of windows provide plenty of natural light.

Both bedrooms are similar in size and both have Queen size beds which are very comfortable. All towels and linens included.

The full bathroom is located off the living room around the corner from the bedrooms, shower/bathtub combo - very clean with large window and doesn't disturb those sleeping in the bedrooms.

This 5th floor walk-up apartment has unique amount of natural light with 7 large windows - views of the oldest police precinct building (now luxury apartment building) and view of Empire State Building!

There is even a chalkboard wall in case you feel creative and want to leave your mark!!

Very safe area with lots of restaurants and activity downstairs. The location is unbeatable - one block away at the intersection of SoHo, Nolita, and Chinatown and conveniently just two/three blocks away from the 6, J, B, D, N, Q, and R trains. Tons of restaurants right at the doorstep (literally) with a wine store only a few buildings away and tons of shopping around. Parties in Meatpacking is directly west (10 min in a cab) the LES within walking distance and tons of places to hang out just in the neighborhood itself.

Feel free to ask any questions!

The Neighborhood

Its Little Italy. Its authentic New York! Authentic Italian everywhere, other great restaurants abound, there are some great bars and clubs, from pubs to upscale, all within walking distance, too.

Getting around

We spoke about this earlier but here's a bit more info: walking distance to Houston St (shopping) Three blocks from The Bowery, four blocks from SoHo, and the Greenwich Village is also within walking distance, so shopping is everywhere. Two blocks from the 6 subway train at Spring Street Station. The 6 will take you uptown anywhere you want to go (Grand Central, Central Park) with transfers to Brooklyn or Chelsea in midtown at Union Station. Two blocks from Canal St. Station, which gives you subway access to downtown (Freedom Tower) near the Brooklyn Bridge...There is parking nearby, but its New York, and you will pay dearly. To own a space in New York to park costs more than most people's mortgage payment, lol. Skip renting a car, or if you must drive, sign up for ZIPCAR.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $3000 /week
Security Deposit: $300
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • We had a terrific time in NYC and loved the flat. We came from London and it was perfect for our reunion with our son who lives in San Francisco.
    Kirstin could not welcome us but her friend Kathryn was there and amazingly helpful. She even drew us a map with tube stations and all her favourite restaurants that we will keep preciously. Thanks in particular for recommending the Waverly Inn!
    The flat was immaculate, quiet and in a really nice neighbourhood, not just Little Italy but lots of lovely shops and cafes nearby.

    June 2014
  • Extremely warm welcome from the host's friend. Really helped us get settled in.

    The apartment was slightly more cramped than expected with quite a lot of furniture (they've added quite a bit compared to the photos) but I guess it was well sized for the price.

    Really excellent location, literally right in the heart of Little Italy but very quiet at the same time.

    Host was always available to help and helped sort out an internet issue we had. Very kind individual.

    May 2014
    Kristin And Banks
    Response from Kristin And Banks:

    Thanks Eoin. We've taken your advice and cleared out a bunch of books and furniture from the apartment! Feels great.

    May 2014
  • We were 5 girls and stayed in Kristin's apartment for 8 nights. It was an amazing apartment which is well decorated and really clean. Location was also perfect for us, just 5 minutes walk to Soho and many subway stations. Kristin was a really nice host, she patiently responded all our questions during our stay, and tried to help about everything. I recommend Kristin's apartment to anyone who wants to live a real NYC experience, and we'll definitely stay there again as soon as possible!

    September 2013
  • Really nice apt. for a true NYC experience. We were 4 single adults and the space was perfect for us! Easy in and out experience with Kristin, no worries, no concerns. Enter on a busy street yet apt. is quiet.
    Would wholeheartedly recommend staying here!

    September 2013
  • Appartement situé dans le quartier little Italy. Rue très vivante avec des restaurants, à deux pas de Soho. Appartement climatisé (salon et les deux chambres), calme, assez bien isolé des bruits de la rue.
    Très bien situé pour prendre la ligne 6 du métro qui fait la liaison Nord Sud.
    Disponibilité de Kristin pour répondre à nos questions, personne fiable , sympathique, horaires flexibles.
    Très bon séjour.

    July 2013
    Kristin And Banks
    Response from Kristin And Banks:

    The above reservation (Linda E) was cancelled shortly after booking and fully refunded.

    July 2013
  • Wow! That is pure NYC downtown living here!! So you´ll find a nice appartment which lies perfectly in Little Italy, one block from Chinatown, just a few steps to Soho...
    The appartment is a small one but with enough space for up to 5 or 6 persons if you come a little closer :) And sure you don´t want to spend your NY days sitting in front of the (huge) TV. We´ve been 5 people and had a great time.
    Kristin is a very nice contact, we wrote a lot in advance. There isn´t anything I could say but: Stay in her appartment and have the time of your life in lower Manhattan (even more if you like Pizza :) ). BTW: Safe area, no worries at all, nice neighbors, impossible to count the restaurants and bars of the area, close to subway. WELCOME TO LITTLE ITALY!

    June 2013
  • The reservation was canceled 35 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    May 2013
  • Kristin made our arrival to her appartment the easiest way possible, we could check in and check out whenever we wanted and she was a real help for planning my vacation. The appartment is clean, quiet by NY standards and very comfortable with every amenity you can wish for for a vacation in NY. It is in a tremendously good area located near subways and great stores in soho and nolita. To sum it up, a perfect place for a great time in the Big apple.

    May 2013
  • This flat was perfect! There were 5 of us and plenty of space with good sized bedrooms which I think is a bonus in NY. The flat was really clean and tidy and in a great location - only a few minutes walk to lots of subway choices. I would recommend it without hesitation.

    April 2013
  • Myself and 4 friends stayed in Kristin's cosy Manhattan apartment for 3 nights and it could not have been more perfect. Before our arrival, Kristing was more accommodating than I could have hoped for. She was nice enough to offer to meet us before hand and show us how to use everything, and offer us an extra night in the flat for no extra charge. When we got to the apartment, it was spotless and beautifully decorated, lovely and warm in the cold NY weather and every amenity we could have hoped for. The location was ideal, right by Broadway and Chinatown, great restaurants and shopping on our doorstep. I'd definitely recommend Kristin's apartment, it feels more like a home than a rental, and she is an amazing hostess. Disappointed we never met but very sweet and helpful. Thanks Kristin!x

    March 2013
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