About This Listing
Stay in the exclusive heart of the west village in manhattan. Often touted as the best neighborhood in the city - close to all trains, cafes and restaurants and shops galore!
2 bedroom railroad apartment (see floor plan). 2 Double Beds and 1 Queen Sofa Sleeper. Linens provided for all beds. Great for a couple or close friends! Extra bedroom can be used as an office or bedroom as requested.
Pre-war building with original moldings and fireplace (non-working)
Tree-line cobblestone street very close to cafes, shops, restaurants, bars, nightlife
Great sun exposure throughout entire apartment
2nd floor walk-up
Pick-up/Delivery Laundry located around the corner
24 hour Deli with free delivery
8 Minute walk to the High Line Park
Extremely safe neighborhood!
Down the street from Equinox Gym
Chase bank and post office on corner
Fully furnished (vintage modern) interior
32" Flat Screen TV
Plank wood flooring
Small architecture book library in living room
All utilities included!
I live in the area and am available for any questions or concerns 24 hours a day!
*small dogs welcome upon approval
No more than 6 people in the apartment at all times.
Please clean your dishes and remove unwanted food from the refrigerator/cabinets upon departure.
Place all garbage outside building at the end of your stay.
Remove bedding and leave in the kitchen for cleaning upon departure.
Upon your departure - Please return keys to the doorman on West 16th Street where you picked them up upon your arrival.
And most importantly - enjoy your stay!
We stayed in the apartment for 12 nights. It was spring and during our stay the bare trees broke out into bloom. Beautiful.
The apartment is in a great location. The apartment is close to everything: bars, subway, Bleecker Street shopping, Washington Square, Chelsea and the Highline. The cobblestone street is charming.
It's is only 2 floors up the stairs which is fine and a bonus.
Liaising with Ardele was very easy. She replied to our emails within minutes and accommodated any little special requests. Picking up and returning the keys was easy, right at the top of the subway stairs and only a few blocks from the apartment. There are only 2 sets of keys; we got by with these, but a third set of keys would have made things easier for us during our stay.
We found the apartment clean on arrival and it seemed to have recently had a fresh coat of white paint. The lounge room has a nice outlook onto the street and each of the other rooms has its own small window onto interior light-wells: it wasn’t dingy. Our group of a couple and two singles fitted quite well, but any more would have been difficult. As outlined in Ardele’s drawing, there is no real privacy between rooms and you have to walk through each room to get to the kitchen and bathroom. There's no door between the living room and the main bedroom, just a curtain.
The beds, including the sofa bed, were all quite comfortable. The second bedroom only fits a double bed and nothing else. Both bedrooms feel more like a bed in a hallway given that everybody else has to walk through them, but we knew this was going to be the case and lived with it. One strategy that helped a couple of times in the middle of the night was to exit the apartment into the outside corridor and re-enter through the other door at the opposite end of the apartment.
The kitchen/dining room is spacious enough, by Manhattan standards. The stove is good. The smoke alarm is in the kitchen, however, with no exhaust over the stove, so the alarm went off every time we cooked.
The bathroom needs retiling, but the shower is good and strong and hot. As Ardele advised, the toilet handle has to be held down for it to flush properly; we did this, but even so the toilet does not fill properly (in the American style) and so consequently we often had to flush twice or more. This needs to be fixed.
There was very little noise from neighbours in other apartments in the building. Maybe this is a benefit of the "railroad" floor plan?
There's a great collection of art and architecture books which we really enjoyed. Having Arnason's History of Modern Art on hand was a great accompaniment to our visits to MOMA!
Thanks for a great stay, Ardele!
The Apt is great, super comfortable for the 3 of us, clean, great beds and strong shower! The neighborhood is awesome, beautuful area, full of cool cafes and restaurants. Quiet street and 5 minute walking distance to many subway lines. Carrie responded inmediately at any request we had and she was helpful to making us feel like home. We will choose this place again in the future for sure. Thanks for everything!
Position is perfect. Surrounded by great food, shopping and coffee. Apartment is exactly like photos and we had an excellent stay.
Don't expect too many pleasantries from Ardele, she is short in communication but replies quickly and accurately and we had everything we needed. I accidentally dropped off my bags early and requested a second key AND had an early check out and she accommodated all of this.
We just loved it.
Ardele's appartment is best located in the meatpacking district, not far away from the Metro. The facilities are ok, we had everything we needed. Good organisation to get the key.
la localisation de l'appartement était idale, le quartier très sympa, quelques petits restau dans la rue et le métro a 5 minutes a pied. Nous avons récupéré les clés aupres du portier d'un appartement deux rues plus loin, sans difficulté particuliere, mais sans avoir de contact avec la propriétaire.
Concernant l'appartement en lui même, nous avons été decues en arrivant: il fait en réalité plus vieillot que sur les photos. Le ménage etait ok mais pas nickel contrairement à ce qu'on pourrait attendre pour le prix. Autre point negatif: l'isolation thermique! Nous avons sejournées en février et il faisait particulierement froid. Or, les climatiseurs installés sur les rebords des fenêtres des deux chambres ne permettaient pas de fermer complètement les fenêtres qui sont isolées avec du polystyrène... Avec -10 dehors, c'est rude. Nous n'avons pas trouvé ces petites attentions particulières qui font qu'un hôte se sente le bienvenu.
Nous avons tout de même passé un bon séjour. Les points forts: la douche chaude, la qualité de la literie, les nombreuses couvertures, de nombreux rangements, idéale pour un séjour a 4 filles.
Quelques améliorations pourraient facilement être apportees quant à la qualité de l'hébergement: un coup de peinture, un ménage plus poussé et une meilleure isolation.
En résumé c'était pas mal et je pense qu'en voyageant entre copines nous sommes moins exigeantes qu'un couple, mais je ne recommanderai pas l'appartement pour autant.
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Very good Location as mentioned by all guests, but not really clean and a lot of stuff everywhere, shower and toilet not in good shape. Too small for 6 People, not enough Equipment in the kitchen, key pickup a few blocks away no problem. Extremly small and steep stairway makes it a challenge to bring up your luggage.
Definetly too expensive for the quality ( at least for Christmas)
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