My lovely, warmly decorated, private and sunny 1-BR apt is on tree-lined 10th St. & 1st. Ave. It’s an inspiring, grounding haven in the middle of all the East Village action & community. It's a true home away from home, comfortable and cozy.
Now available: March 23 to September and beyond (start date slightly flex and end date very flex). The rent/utilities = $2800 a month total. I'm looking for someone very special to sublet during this period, and we can possibly extend. My life has me in California more often these days, but I want to find someone to enjoy and take care of my favorite home ever. Email me to discuss dates and why you think you are the best fit.
My lovely, warmly decorated, private and sunny 1-bedroom apt is on tree-lined 10th St. & 1st. Ave. It's an inspiring, grounding haven in the middle of all the East Village action and community. It's a true home away from home, comfortable and cozy. I rent it to guests who appreciate its retreat-like environment to inspire creativity and relaxation while you explore NYC.
The rates are $2800 a month, including utilities, and we'll pro-rate for the additional days. One floor up in a friendly, safe building. Four separate rooms, eat-in kitchen great for cooking, office/bedroom with loft bed, sleeper sofa in living room, exposed bricks, beautiful wide-plank wood floors, antique clawfoot bathtub, deco fireplace, high ceilings, Southern exposure. The keyboard you see in the living room pics has since been moved out, to make more space and a more attractive experience of the deco fireplace. The apartment is very calming and cozy. Everyone who walks in loves it.
Here's a partial list of amenities included:
Clean sheets, towels, and pillows
Internet (wifi or cable)
Heat (in winter) and AC (in summer)
Kitchen supplies including full oven, gas stove and fridge, coffeemaker, pots & pans, dishes, flatware
Amazing clawfoot bathtub
Sleeper sofa in living room
Closet and drawer space
Note: The bed is a queen. It's a loft bed, above the office (the apartment has high ceilings). You climb up a wide wooden ladder, and there you have your sleeping nook. I love it and everyone who's visited here does as well, but if for some reason this little adventure doesn't appeal to you, the sofa in the living room is a pull-out couch (also queen size).
Along with your request for dates, please message me some short information about yourself, the reason for your visit to NY, and what aspect of this apartment interests you most.
The apartment is private, for your own enjoyment (I am usually offsite, in California). I am available via phone and email, and I also have a local contact who can help in emergencies.
Heart of the East Village, on a tree-lined street. Surrounded by diverse boutiques, restaurants, creativity, and convenience. This is a wonderful neighborhood for walking and discovering new things. Two minute walk to great health food store and 5-10 minute walk to subway. The apartment entrance is in between two flower shops, so when you walk in and out, you pass through their lovely flower displays. Tompkins Square Park one block away. Very convenient, central location.
To give you a sense of the neighborhood, here are a few of my favorite local places (within a few blocks):
Graffiti: New American, small plates. Great, friendly service, delicious food and warm environment. 224 E 10th (between 1st and 2nd)
Esperanto: Brazilian/South American bistro with outdoor and indoor tables. (145 Avenue C: 9th St.)
The Mermaid Inn. Seafood. 96 2nd Ave
ABC Kitchen. Absolutely delicious, great service, decor. My favorite brunch in city. 35 E 18th St.
Peacefood Cafe. Vegan, delicious, good prices. 41 E 11th St. at University Place.
Caravan of Dreams. Vegetarian. 405 E 6th St. (& 1st Ave)
Jules Bistro. French, good brunch. 65 Saint Marks Place.
Cafe Mogador. Good brunch. 101 Saint Marks Place.
Ginger. Sushi. 109 1st Ave.
Panna II. Indian fun place, with millions of chili pepper lights. 93 1st Ave. (& 6th)
Otafuku Japanese takoyaki (octopus) takeout bar. 236 E 9th St (between 2nd Ave and Stuyvesant)
Pommes Frites. French fries and dipping sauces.123 2nd Ave.
Artichoke Pizza: thick slices of spinach & artichoke or margarita. 328 E 14th St (between 1st and 2nd Ave.)
Vinny Vincenz Pizza: best thin slice local. 231 1st Ave.
Hi Collar. Cheerful Japanese place with (email hidden). Where I buy coffee beans. They also serve sake at night. 214 E 10th St. (and 2nd Ave.)
Tarallucci E Vino: (the closest). Italian coffee, pastries, sandwiches, wine. 163 1st Ave. (and 10th).
Mud Cafe: Great coffee & they serve food. Cozy indoor garden in back. 307 E 9th St (between 1st and 2nd Ave).
Cha-an. Tea place. 230 E 9th St.
Juice Press. 201 E 10th St.
Liquiteria: Fresh juices and smoothies. If sick, get The Killer hot. 170 2nd Ave (and 11th)
Venieros. Classic NY cheesecake. 342 E 11th St (and 1st Ave.)
Big Gay Ice Cream Shop. 125 E 7th St.
Pinks 242: owned by friends. Good food, craft beer, cocktails. (242 E 10th St.)
Desnuda: wine and ceviche bar, truffle popcorn. 122 E 7th St.
Grape and Grain (620 E 6th St.)
Death & Company (433 E 6th St.)
Please Don't Tell (113 St. Marks Place): classic secret speakeasy. Go inside hot dog place and enter the phone booth. Pick up phone and the speakeasy will answer)
The NY Health & Racquet Club is very close and does guest passes for $25/day:
Clay is a fancier place, nice inside:
Chelsea Piers is very nice, has a great pool but is a slight commute:
Also these are interesting options that are a block or two away:
Crossfit East River: (website hidden)
Body Evolution Gyrotonics is literally on my block, a few doors down: (website hidden)#query:gyrotonics
Swimming pools are harder/usually not as nice as gyms in NY. Chelsea piers (above) is probably the nicest. A close one (not as nice or convenient) is the Chinatown YMCA, where you can go Tues & Thurs from 9-10 pm for $4.
Beyond East Village:
These are some of my favorite places in NYC.
Art & Dance venues/events:
Events on Governors Island: (website hidden)
The High Line: (website hidden)
The Cloisters Museum and Gardens: (website hidden)
Turntables on the Hudson (summer free events): (website hidden)
Dance Parade (annual event in May): (website hidden)
Figment NYC (annual event in June): (website hidden)
AIRE Ancient Baths (just divine!!): http://(email hidden)
There are also the Russian/Turkish baths on my block. Not my fave but many love...
Louie & Chan (in LES), restaurant/bar upstairs and intimate club downstairs: (website hidden)
Apotheke Cocktail Bar:
Ace Hotel Lobby Bar:
Murray's Cheese: (website hidden)
Eataly (Italian food emporium): http://(email hidden)/
Kaffe 1668 (cafe in Tribeca): (website hidden)
Nearest train stations: 6 train to Astor Place, L train to 1st Avenue or NRQ train to NYU.
I recommend downloading two apps onto your phone: Kick Lite is a subway map that will open when you are underground. Hopstop will give you directions from one address to another, including train and bus options.
No smoking or candles
Please respect neighbors including noise awareness, especially at night.
Please turn off lights and AC when you go out. Make sure windows are closed when using AC.
Please do not wear my clothes or accessories.
For safety, you can leave windows open when going out, but please lock fire escape grate.
Not sure what to say that hasn't already been said… this place is a beautiful refuge in the greatest neighborhood in the city, and Jena is a lovely, welcoming host!
The apartment is even more beautiful than in the pictures, and the layout is nice and spacious. Jena has done a lovely job decorating, and it has been wonderful to come back to such a warm and welcoming place.
Jena was always available to help if I needed anything.
I had a chance to spend a month in this apartment and it was a truly amazing experience. Jena has managed, with a great success, to create a wonderful home both cozy and inspiring. As it was not enough, the location is one of the best you can get in NYC.
The apartment is large, full of light and the decoration is absolutely charming. The kitchen is spacious and has everything you need to cook and eat in. The living room is both fresh and cozy. The bathroom is clean and convenient and the bedroom has room for storage as well as a desk and a large bed. You will immediately fell at home.
The location is perfect : the flat is quiet and safe and you will benefit from all the wonders of East Villages just a few steps away. Transportation is convenient with a few major subway lines and several buses.
And last but certainly not least, Jena is a formidable host. She welcomed me warmly, made sure I was confortable and did a great introduction to the flat and the neighbourhood.
I am very glad I found her and I highly recommend this place.
I was going on a short sabbatical and was looking for a place where I could have some time for myself and feel at home. First I fell in love with the pictures of the Classic E Village Bright Dream Apt, but it was when Jena and I skypd* that I was really sure I had found the right place to stay, she is a very sweet and special person. We immediately clicked. Her energy is as warm and welcoming as her cozy and beautiful apartment. She was flexible with check in and check out times and welcomed me at the door with a big smile. Any time I had a doubt, she responded very quickly and helpfully through e-mail or whatsap*. The apartment was perfect for me. The kitchen is spacious and equipped with many appliances. The living room has great light (sun during the day and indirect lightening after dawn) and a sofa that will hug you if you decide to take a nap while reading a book. The bathroom has a nice shower and bathtub and in the bedroom you will find a cozy spacious bed.
The location is perfect, I could choose from a variety of subway lines to go anywhere ( L, N, R and 6 are all walking distance). The East Village is charming in an unpretentiously cool way. You will find anything you need and discover hidden gems if you take some time to walk around. I had the best experience and would definitely recommend Jena’s place to anyone wanting to spend some time in a cozy apartment in one of the coolest neighborhoods in NYC.
beautiful place, perfect and large size and fun location! I feel so happy I found her and she is an amazing spirit as well! She helped me find great places and spots to check out, I hope to stay here again!
Jena's charm and personality shined through her beautiful apartment. She was extremely helpful and accommodating. Everything was perfect! Every item in the apartment was carefully hand-picked and flows together perfectly. The location was as good as it gets. I barely left the area because there was so much to see and do. When I did leave, public transportation was super easy to access. I cannot imagine a better place to stay the next time I visit NYC.
Such a nice place to stay and such a nice host. Would certainly return. Quiet, safe and clean.
And to top it all off, Jena makes the most amazing lollipops!
The reservation was canceled 2 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Hi! I created a lovely home in the East Village, which I rent to carefully-chosen guests who appreciate its retreat-like environment. I love to exercise imagination and to serve creativity. I make innovative organic lollipops, write, enjoy interesting characters, and dance. My apartment and I attract people who look at life as art.