About This Listing
* Free WiFi throughout apt
* 3nd floor walk up (really 2.5)
* Renovated pre-war apt in pre-war building (i.e. Apt is nicer than building).
* Apt has no problem with bugs/rodents.
* Pet/smoke free
* Repainted the walls, installed a ceiling fan, and
put a lot of work into it to get it where it is
* I have lived in the area for over 6 years and avail for recommendations on restaurants/bars/clubs/Cool neighborhoods, things to do etc. I also lived overseas a bunch and understand how it is to be welcomed to a new city/country. Once you make a booking i send along more info about my favorite bars, restaurants, etc. And if you like the looks of my apt, you'll love my recommendations!
Queen size bed, Fresh Ralph Lauren linens for each guest upon arrival,
A/C, empty cabinet & clothes rack for guests to place clothes
New sofa from ABC, 42"Plasma with Roku, DVD player, Bose speakers, WiFi throughout, Ceiling fan
Really not much to work with for cooking large meals at home b/c size, but I installed shelves and all the basics are there, (And your in the middle of some of the best eating in NY)
Small tub, tight space, but again, its clean and functional, plus i painted the ceiling green:)
•Towels: 4 fresh towels and hand towels are provided
•Bath: Kiehls bath shampoo, conditioner, and wash is provided
•Hairdryer & handheld clothing steamer provided
cool/quiet (There was one neighbor who smelled, and some guests have mentioned him in reviews, but he has since moved out and the smell is gone!!!!!)
Middle of everything East Village, 1 block from Thompson sq park, next door to Mogador cafe, 4 blocks to 6 train/Astor place. Will provide you with list of favorite restaurants in east village, map of area, and local magazines.
Apt is in the back so noise is not really a problem.
Check in/out time is flexible upon request.
I'll leave clean sheets, towels, etc leave it as clean as I'd like to have if i were visiting. Also i've lived in the area for over 5 years so can give great recommendations on: Neighborhood walks, shopping, restaurants, museums, gallery walks, must see/do NYC locations, nightlife, clubs, bars, etc..
No parties, smoking inside apartment, loud music, etc.
Basic common sense.
Mein Gastgeber hat immer sehr schnell meine Anfragen beantwortet, war sehr hilfreich und ich fühlte mich willkommen. Die Wohnung war sehr sauber, originell eingerichtet, könnte eine Auffrischung ertragen. Die Umgebung war exakt so vom Gastgeber beschrieben.
Carlos' apartment is in a great part of Manhattan - the East Village has so much going for it with a huge array of restaurants/coffee shops and an easy 10 minute walk to the subway. The apartment itself was as described, clean and easily accessible and Carlos was very helpful in both pre-arrival and during our stay. The apartment is in an old building (as you'd expect in East Village) so it's smallish but plenty of space for two people and their luggage. The kitchen is fine for breakfast/coffee but you wouldn't plan to cook a big meal (and with so many restaurants around why would you?). A great spot to discover the non-touristy areas of Manhattan.
Carlos is a perfect host! Carlos è un ospite perfetto! Casa assolutamente ok e quartiere stupendo!
He is present whenever you need but you have your total privacy and you feel like home.
The house is cosy and very well furnished. You can enjoy also its precious pieces of modern design. Absolutely clean and bright. Bed is perfect, the kitchen and toilette too.
We have no complain. It is with no lift but it is at second floor so you can do it easily. And the silence is total!
Windows are very nice.
The floor in wood let you walk (website hidden) has a lot of channel and the coach is big and very comfortable.
Do not have a bad impression from the building, because you change idea as you come in the apartment.
And we have to say that it is very romantic too.
Neighborhoods are young and nice. No too much noise.
The quartier is lovely and vital, Mogador restaurant has been our second home. It is just beside the building door.
Thanks Carlos! Say ciao to Sarah : )
Lovely apartment, wonderful location, Carlos was a great and attentive host - Fully recommend!
Recommended, Carlos was extremely helpful and couldn't have been more accommodating. Apartment great, spacious enough for a little one- who loved the magnets on the fridge! Sadly had to leave too early- but we will be back in the springtime next year.....thanks again,Louise, Ben and Barnaby Drew
We stayed at Carlos' place for 9 nights, and have had a great experience. The location of the apartment was perfect for us as we enjoy the East Village, and Lower East Side neighbourhoods the most when in Manhattan, and the apartment was clean and well appointed as in the photographs.
Carlos was really easy to deal with throughout the booking process and in the lead up to our arrival, always replying promptly to our messages. Once we had arrived, he also made a point of staying in contact with us, and providing further recommendations on places and the neighbourhood when we asked.
All in all a great experience, and we would certainly stay there again.
About the Host, Carlos
Born and raised in the city of Chicago, Carlos studied business communication at the University of Illinois. After graduation he realized his passion for advertising would best be fulfilled by studying Art Direction at the Miami Ad School. Many Photoshop days later, an internship at Crispin Porter + Bogusky, a few years at Deutsch, Carlos was charged with helping integrate the digital and traditional account of FedEx; Initially at Atmosphere BBDO, then at BBDO New York.
After 2 years of making apps, rich media units, online shows, micro-sites, brand channels, and some unconventional stuff on Flickr and eBay, it was time to move on: After his first year at JWT Carlos managed to produce 10 commercials, most of which were for Microsoft Bing. He was a lead creative on the global account for Royal Caribbean with a new campaign to launch in 2012. Moving on to beer accounts (Which he much prefers), he ran the Dos Equis account for 2 years before jumping into the freelance world where he currently is today.
Carlos is an avid traveler and documenter of life. Traveling to over 60 countries, he enjoys being reminded that life is a wonderful thing.
He also collects matchbooks, commission’s paintings, is a host for networking parties, will start his own company and has a weird obsession with the number 37