Living room with view into kitchenComfortable eat-in, modern kitchen
Entire home/apt
2 Guests
1 Bedroom
1 Bed
Per Night
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About this listing

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.


The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $7 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $50
Security Deposit: $500
Weekly discount: 14%
Cancellation: Strict

Description

The Space

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.

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):
Thursday Kitchen: Korean fusion, creative, wonderful staff and new place. (9th between 1st and A)
Drunken Dumpling (1st Ave between 8th and 9th): giant soup dumplings and pot stickers, also new.
Tompkins Square Bagels (Ave A between 10th and 11th): bagels and many other things
Graffiti: New American, small plates. Great, friendly service, warm environment, and good food. 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)
Artichoke Pizza: thick slices of spinach & artichoke or margarita. 328 E 14th St (between 1st and 2nd Ave.)

Coffee/tea places:
Hi Collar. Cheerful Japanese place with seats at the bar. 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:
Juice Press. 201 E 10th St.
Liquiteria: Fresh juices and smoothies. If sick, get The Killer hot. 170 2nd Ave (and 11th)

Dessert:
Venieros. Classic NY cheesecake. 342 E 11th St (and 1st Ave.)
Big Gay Ice Cream Shop. 125 E 7th St.
Butter Lane cupcakes on 7th St.?

Bars/Wine:
Tarallucci E Vino: (the closest). Italian coffee, pastries, sandwiches, wine. 163 1st Ave. (and 10th).
Pinks 242: owned by friends. Good food, craft beer, cocktails. (242 E 10th St.)
Dream Baby: cocktails, generally spacious for good conversation. 162 Ave B (and 10th)
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)

Groceries: I buy most of my groceries at Natural Commodities on 1st Ave. between 10th and 11st St. You can also walk to Whole Foods or Trader lJoes in Union Square, or go to a bodega. The most stocked bodega nearby is on 2nd Ave and 9th Street. A wonderful Italian market (to buy fresh mozzarella and incredible sun-dried tomatoes, etc.) is Russo Mozzarella & Pasta (344 E 11th St.). Eataly at 200 5th Ave. is also totally worth checking out for Italian specialty items.

Interaction with Guests

The apartment is private, for your own enjoyment (I am offsite, in California). I am available via phone and email, and I also have a local contact who can help in emergencies.

The Neighborhood

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):

Restaurants:
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.

Coffee/tea places:
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:
Juice Press. 201 E 10th St.
Liquiteria: Fresh juices and smoothies. If sick, get The Killer hot. 170 2nd Ave (and 11th)

Dessert:
Venieros. Classic NY cheesecake. 342 E 11th St (and 1st Ave.)
Big Gay Ice Cream Shop. 125 E 7th St.

Bars/Wine:
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)

Gyms/Swimming Pools:
The NY Health & Racquet Club is very close and does guest passes for $25/day:
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Clay is a fancier place, nice inside:
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Chelsea Piers is very nice, has a great pool but is a slight commute:
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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)

Baths:
AIRE Ancient Baths (just divine!!): (URL HIDDEN) hidden)
There are also the Russian/Turkish baths on my block. Not my fave but many love...

Food/Drink:
Louie & Chan (in LES), restaurant/bar upstairs and intimate club downstairs: (website hidden)
Apotheke Cocktail Bar:
(website hidden)
Ace Hotel Lobby Bar:
(website hidden)
Murray's Cheese: (website hidden)
Eataly (Italian food emporium): (URL HIDDEN) hidden)/
Kaffe 1668 (cafe in Tribeca): (website hidden)

Getting Around

Nearest train stations: 6 train to Astor Place, L train to 1st Avenue or NRQ train to NYU.

I recommend downloading an apps onto your phone: Kick Lite is a subway map that will open when you are underground. (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Maps will give you directions from one address to another, including train and bus options.


House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)

No smoking or candles

Cats negotiable

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.


Safety Features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

Availability
1 night minimum stay

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Jena

Jena

New York, New York, United States · Member since February 2012

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.

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