Hello and welcome to my sweet and cozy apartment located in the Heart of East Village at Saint Marks Place (8 ST)on between 3rd Ave and 2nd Ave. I love my apartment and I know you will too! It's in the most perfect locations in all of New York City.
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!!!
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 brand new bed duvet cover set. (NOTES: please reference and see last photo layout of the whole apartment, there's a door on every room).
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 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.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$30 / night after 3 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Check In:||4:00 PM|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
The location is really the key here. It is wonderful lively location and apartment has all what is needed. Gigi is most helpful on help what is needed. One must remember that it is older NYC apartment on lower east side so that comes with character. I would say it is perfect for young people trying to explore city. Third floor is lit bit limiting for those whom are use to elevators.
Gigi's place was great , warm and cozi like it says on the tin.
Friendly neighbors and some of the best Japanese food in NYC right downstairs. Definitely stay there again and more than happy to recommend to other visitors .
I adored staying at Gigi's apartment! It's super well-located in the East Village on a very happening street with lots of affordable Asian food and a 24-hour grocery right outside the door. The apartment was exactly as advertised. Gigi was great - she checked in to see how things were going, and when we needed some extra towels it was no problem at all. I would definitely stay here again!
Thank you so much Elizabeth! Really greatly appreciated for the reviews :) Wish you all the best! Elizabeth stayed with you on Jan 05, 2014
Love: Location, bedroom, great wifi, TV/Netflix. The apartment was pretty spacious too for the area. Kitchen was adequately stocked with everything (pots, plates, etc) I needed during my stay.
The apartment worked but we were disappointed in its overall condition. The light fixture in the front bedroom was a 3 socket fixture with a bare bulb and in the second bedroom , the light fixture did not work reliably. There was an issue with mice as well.
The TV did not work at first but the owner did fix that promptly.
I would not stay there again to be honest...
The Maguire family had total 6 guests and had tons of stuff inside the
apt., not the cleanest at all to begin with. Light fixture were having some
problem but everything were fixed and taking care of. As per description,
space is very limited in NYC not the perfect spot for over 40.
The biggest advantage is the location of the appartment, which is very close to subway and 5-10min drive to everything else in Manhattan! If you wanna save money plus stay in the very centre - that's the best solution for you! If you are really into comfort then I'd recommend to continue the search. For us, 4 young girls who came to explore the city - Gigi's appt. was just right!
We had an excellent 4 night stay in Gigi's apartment. The apartment itself is quite small, but perfect for the 6 people we had. Although the facilities are not top notch, they do their job. We had absolutely everything we needed and even cooked meals a couple times. The location was the best part of the (website hidden). Mark's Place was a thrill to be in; it was amazing how many amazing restaurants and stores were within walking distance. 2 lines of the subway were a convenient 3 minute walk away. Even though the area was quite busy, we were not bothered by the noise, although you can hear some street sounds in the large bedroom. Gigi was a great hostess and communicates very well. She is very warm and friendly. She checked in with us a couple times and made sure we were comfortable. Gigi, thank you so much for the wonderful stay. We highly recommend this place and would stay here again, especially since the price is extremely reasonable for Manhattan.
gigi's apartment was perfect, comfortable, pleasant to "come home to" after a whole day of walking the streets of manhattan. gigi was very accommodating, always available. indeed the front room can be noisy on the weekends, but it didn't spoil our stay at all. next time in manhattan, i will contact gigi again in the hopes the apartment is available.
We had a very nice week in this apt. Positives include: excellent location, proximity to restaurants and Metro, and everywhere you want to be, and well furnished with the essentials you may need. Negatives include: noise in the front bedroom at night – I'm a heavy sleeper so it never really bothered me, Second bedroom is really a walkway into the bathroom with a curtain to act as a divider – not great for privacy of whoever sleeps there, steep stairs so probably not the best for older adults, and general dinginess – this is not a hotel. Overall impression: great way to cost-save with two close friends in the excellent location, freeing up $1500 to spend having fun in New York rather than on an expensive pillow! Gigi, the host, was excellent communication and helpful with suggestions. New problems whatsoever
Surtout n y allez pas!
Quartier sale, appartement sombre (fenêtres cuisine et salle de bain sur un mur!), moche et pas propre.
2ème chambre inexistante (dans le couloir)
Ne correspond pas du tout à l annonce ...
Et en plus la douche ne fonctionne pas !
Nous y avons perdu 1500 euros... Contraints de chercher-avec mes enfants et ma maman- un hotel en plein milieu des vacances de la toussaint . Un vrai scandale.
Dear Future Guests: Please read my above and below total 49 reviews and jury for yourself. Since arrival i've had never met anyone guests as disappointed as Laurence one complain after another(mostly been told that her mother is not happy b/c of the location/neighborhood of this area). They had problem with keys which resolve afterward, and complain about the water shower pressure low which i have no control of it even thought i had sent someone to take a look at it still complain, i've try my best assist them in anyway i can, in the end they are still not happy with my service. Again this is NOT a hotel everything as listed on description, manhattan NYC space is very limited and very pricy neighborhoods due to this is a prime location.
Unfortunately, this apartment did not look like it did in the pictures. There is alot of clutter and although the cleaning lady was there when we got there, it was not very clean or well kept. The apartment is actually very dark and kind of dreary. The cabinets and closets are all stuffed with personal items. There are a couple of dressers but 2 of the 4 drawers in one were not accessible as they were pushed up against the bed. The second bedroom is really more of an alcove with a bed and dresser jammed in there. The bathroom was really in poor shape. There is virtually no water pressure in the shower. There is a hole in the screen and it doesn't appear that the window can be shut. We didn't have any hot water one day and Gigi did get that corrected in the same day. The TV has very few channels and the signal is so weak that most of the time you can barely watch it. If the pictures had been accurate, we would not have stayed there. The description does warn you about the noise which is continuous til very late at night early morning. There are alot of tattoo parlors, stores selling bongs & drug paraphernalia, bars and homeless on this street. This may be a place for college age kids who want to party but we would not stay there again.
Dear Paul, Based on my 47 guests reviews. As i've mentioned on my listing fully detailed description and it look exactly as on the picture. I'm sorry that you feel it is not the cleanest, i will make sure next time my cleaning lady aware of it. This is manhattan, space is very limited and very pricy neighborhoods due to this is a prime location. Inside the cabinets and closets are some stuff i've left for guests to use or not to use(and had been removed). i'd contacted you couple time making sure everything is ok! Never heard in advance and all the issue you were having will be resolved asap. It's NYC, so full of life and excitement around every corner. There are tons of great cheap eateries and little shops all around. It is super convenient and fun! Best wishes.