ATTN: Note to new guests this neighborhood is very lively neighborhood great for young generations perfect spot for late 20 & 30 somethings to explore the city, please beware you are staying at someone else apartment. This is NOT a hotel (space is very limited in manhattan) - which will costs triple the price for this prime area. Thank you :)
This is a beautiful TWO BEDROOMS apartments with TWO FULL SIZE BEDS + PLUS ONE QUEENS SIZE AIRBED super comfy Intex Supreme Air-Flow (feel and look like a REAL bed) for the 5th or 6th guests in this most trendiest neighborhood of all in NYC! with a living room & kitchen, and sweet one large bathroom ---all to yourself and your guests with WINDOWS in EVERY ROOM! The apartment unit is BEST for 2 to 4 persons/guests super comfortably....yet can sleep up to 6 people no problem if you really wanted to save a lot of money. This is manhattan, space is VERY LIMITED and very pricy neighborhoods due to this is a prime location and amazing location ever!!! St. Marks Place is a perfect street to live at, if you what feel the pulse of East Village & New York.
INFO CHECK IN & OUT:
Usually Check-in at 4PM and Check-out at 12PM(Noon). ------- *Please know I will try my best to work around guests* :)
DETAILED BEDROOM INFO:
*Use of TWO IKEA Hopen 4-drawer Chest of drawers and a whole CLOSETS for all your clothes, BOOKSHELF HAD BEEN REMOVED COMPLETELY (the queens airbed will located around here) ! The picture is not the most updated one ;) Most of my personal stuff had been removed as well. THINK MORE SPACES!!! If use of INTEX Queens Airbed can be put "horizontal" next to the other bed in the big outside bedroom. (or if you prefer on the kitchen room where the sofa located at)
Both bedrooms has added a room divider with pair of curtains with tie-backs both in white color so you get more "extra private" + you can close/locked both door as well...come with bed duvet cover set. (NOTES: please reference and see last photo layout of the whole apartment, there's a door on every room). You will need to pass through the small bedroom to get to the bathroom)
Just for your information: The 1st bedroom facing the street of St. Marks Place and 2nd bedroom is facing the back of the apartment very quiet. Please Note: Can be some noise on ONLY one of the outside bedroom (music/people noise), mostly on weekends since it's facing the street heart of East Village, with Air Conditioner there in the summer only but turn on it's should be no problem at night :) & in winter AC is taken out so it should be Little to NO noise.
THE AMENITIES INCLUDE:
* 100% Entire apartment all to yourself & your guests!
* 1 Block From Subway (#6 Train) or 2 Block From Subway (#N,R Train) and few block more following...(see above)
* Free WiFi (super fast internet!)
* Flat 32" screen HDTV (showing on photo is 46"inch fyi) with FREE Unlimited Netflix TV & HULU PLUS movies/tv to watch. Also if you like order pay current movie from"Apple TV"*(*fees apply)
* Clean sheets and towels for every guests. hair dryer, iron/ironing board available for you & voice Intercom inside the apt.,
* Fully stocked and functional kitchen - with fridge, sink, small counter space.
* Amazing restaurants surround the apartment ( Japanese, Korean, Thai, Taiwanese, Chinese, Italian, Spain, Dutch, American, Mediterranean, Greek food etc....almost anything you can think of...)
* 24 hour Village Grocery store next door downstairs the apartment.
* Street parking is fairly easy, and there are garages located within a few blocks as well. Closer parking garages on 9th Street (bet. 3rd & 2nd Ave)
* TONS of Restaurants, Shopping, Cafes right on our block, with hundreds more in the surrounding neighborhood. On the same street as the beautiful Cooper Union Building, the oldest bars McSorley's, a block away from Veselka, lots of cheap eats. And that means 6 short (not Avenue blocks) up to Union Square. Tons of shopping, eating, sightseeing, etc.
* Walking distance to all the great downtown neighborhoods (Lower East Side, SOHO, Bowery, West Village) Close to everything; Whole Foods (at Union Square and Houston Street), Met foods, Tons of 24 hour village grocery store, Natural foods stores and many more...feel free to ask me ;)
I will do my best to interact with my guests as much as possible with follow up and checking in and out
NOTE ABOUT THE EAST VILLAGE: You should know that because of zoning laws, most of the buildings in the East Village are pre-war Built in 1900 and six stories or less walk-up buildings.
** The apartment is on the 3rd floor old walk-up building, but very short two flight of stairs up **(the first floor are ground level floor) Usually most apartment has no elevator at all. If you are looking for a luxury building with a doorman, then this apartment and area is not for you. I love East Village because the neighborhood fill with down to earth people, families, lots of culture, and artists. Also SUPER SAFE neighborhood.
The apartment is very clean, cozy and warm. If you need reference see my guests comments and my (website hidden) friends list, and i promise you will have a good time here. Looking forward to host you and your guests in my home.
Feel free to ask me any additional questions. Thanks!
See you soon!
Location, location, location! 8th Street aka to Saints Marks Place and between 3rd and 2nd Avenue. Closest to the subway you'll get in the east village.
#6 (green line) at Astor Place (0.1 miles)
#N,R (yellow line) at 8th Street (0.2 miles)
#L (crosstown grey line) at 3rd Avenue (0.3 miles)
#L,N,Q,R,4,5 and 6 (all color line) at 14th Street-Union Square (0.3 miles)
#F (orange line) at 2nd Avenue (0.5 miles)
#B,D,F,M (orange line) at Broadway-Lafayette Street (0.5 miles)
Right in the heart of the East Village, there are innumerable great restaurants, tons of shops, bars, and theaters within just a few blocks. Tompkins Sq Park, Momofuku, The Bowery Hotel, Ippudo, •Tourist Attractions (Stomp, Blue Man Group, Filmore East Theater, PS 122 and many more) •NYU, Cooper Square School, Webster Hall are all just a 5-minute walk. Go shopping in SoHo, grab brunch in the West Village, or check out the nightlife in the Lower East Side...
Perfect for singles, couples and groups. Stay here and get around New York City with ease. Steps from East Village, Lower East Side, SoHo, Nolita, West Village, Union Square, Central Park and many more....
I love my apartment and I know you will too! It's in the most perfect locations in all of New York City. This PRIME location are AMAZING...Be in the coolest and most convenient neighborhood. Our exact block was even featured in Time Out New York’s best streets in NYC 2011 + Featured TV broadway show "SMASH" also innumerable features movie shooting in this area. You will enjoy at the apartment stay convenient, fun, and relaxing. It's so full of life and excitement around every corner. There are tons of great cheap eateries and little shops all around.
Hello and Welcome to my sweet and cozy apartment. Please be courteous and polite to our neighbors. Just treat my apartment with respect the way you would your own home. Make yourself at home, clean up after yourselves. Please no smoking inside the apartment. Kindly turn off the lights and air conditioner while you are not at home. I hope you'd take care of it as your own home. Thank you so much! Have fun & enjoy! :)
p.s. check out my guidebook :)
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First of all I have to say that East Village is my favourite place in NYC. Second, the apt is very well located; close to everything you need to live a delightful vacation in NYC. Very well equipped and not too noisy at night...really recommended, most to families.
A clean, comfortable apartment that fit the bill perfectly for a weekend getaway to NYC. Wonderful experience, great location and a super-attentive and friendly host. **If you're a light sleeper, remember to bring earplugs as St. Mark's can be rather noisy at night. I'll definitely be back! Thank you!
Gigi is a host extraordinaire! She made sure our stay was as comfortable as possible! She responded quickly to any issues! I can't thank her enough! The flat was very comfortable. The front room you can hear street noise from, but that is typical for nyc. The back room is quiet, except for the occasinal pigeon! The beds are super comfortable and good shower pressure! It slept me, my ma, my gma, husband and 5 month old baby very well! It was lovely having a kettle, microwave and stove (and of course, coffee maker!)! I would definitely stay here again! All the good reviews are right! And I adore the east village, such a cool area!
We stayed at Gigi's place in late January 2015. The pictures and description are extremely accurate. Since this was my first AirBnB experience, Gigi was extremely responsive whenever I had questions. The location of the apartment is in the heart of East Village. TONS of restaurants/bars/attractions within walking distance. Also, a 3-5 minutes walk to the subway. It is a younger crowd in the East Village, as it is close to NYU. The apartment was spacious for two guests. Any more than two couples would be a stretch to stay in this apartment as it would feel crammed.
Overall, great experience. Great location. Great host.
Gigi's place was great. Everything was as described. The layout was very functional. Gigi left everything you need from pots and pans to guidebooks. Her apartment is in a great area, but the streets were surprisingly less noisy than we expected... slept very easily. The beds were comfy as well. Gigi was always easy to contact. Would stay there again.
The apartment is really cozy. Great location, subway close. It was super clean and it has everything you need. It's small and old, but New York is like this. The neighborhood is lively not too noisy. A lot of restaurants near the apart: I recommend the French restaurant Jules and the Korean Ramen...
Gigi is nice and gentle. Thanks Gigi.
Traveling a family two adults and two kids from Miami.