About This Listing
Light filled, spacious, nearly 1000 s/ft 1 bedroom, with private roof deck.
The maximum amount of guests is 2.
Located three blocks north of South Street Seaport and three blocks south of the Bowery, 2 blocks north of the entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge and one avenue East of the River and parks.
The apartment is in a nondescript building with only three tenants.
It is situated such that its location provides short walking access to the newly relanscaped East River Park as well as all of the downtown areas : Tribeca, Financial, Lower East Side, Chinatown, and East Village.
Express trains 4/5/A/2/3 and locals 6/J/M/Z/C are all within a few blocks. There are also many bus routes accessed on the street below.
The Apartment has old style details : tin ceilings, claw foot tub, moldings.
The kitchen is well appointed if you like to cook.
There is a table and chairs with seating for four as well as a stand alone counter with stools.
Flat screen TV with cable and internet, amplifier and ipod hook in, well stocked bookshelf.
The roofdeck has many plants, a small table and chairs, a lounger, and a bench.
Laundry and dry cleaners are one block south, deli on corner, and grocery store two blocks south.
The apartment was OK, but from our previous experiences with other NYC listings in Airbnb, this one was overpriced. The neighbourhood is not really convenient if you want to stay around--not many nice restaurants or cafes unless you walk at least 10 minutes. The description does not mention: (a) that you have to walk up two floors (no elevator), (b) the apartment is above a funeral home, (c) the access to the terrace is through the window. Finally, the place was not clean to our standards (lots of dust and small cockroaches in the bathroom). Kelly was attentive, but at some point we felt she expected too many exchanges through e-mail or SMS.
This review is frustrating for a variety of reasons:
1- the only reason I contacted Cecilia was to get her arrival information to coordinate her check in as well as her checkout. It took repeated attempts to get her to respond by either email or text. I checked in once to confirm she was having a good stay and inquire about her questions. Those are both 100% necessary communications with a guest.
2- the images of my apartment clearly communicate the space. If she looked at those then it is very obvious there is no stairway to the roof deck.
3- in the 5 years I have lived in my building there has never been a cockroach in my bathroom, let alone several. And if that was the case then letting me know would have been appropriate, as I did check in and inquire about their comfort. I frankly do not believe there were bugs in my home.
4- Dust, the bathroom was spotless. What the guest observed was age. Not dirt. I make no claims to my apartment being renovated, new construction or in any way modern., It's charm is its age- if thats not what you're looking for don't rent my apartment.
5-Location. I leave a detailed listing of everywhere you can go in my neighborhood but I also state clearly that it is between many neighborhoods - not one block away. Had she been more attentive to the location of the apartment she rented, which was readily available to her, then perhaps again- she should have rented someplace else that was more central to her interests.
6. Price- Best of luck finding an 800 square foot apartment with an enormous kitchen, large bathroom, large windows in every room, sunlight all day, with a roof deck in downtown Manhattan for $200 per night!
We had a good stay in the apartment. Kelly was really helpful when we arrived and prior to that she was very easy to communicate with when we made the booking. We had a couple of questions during our stay and there Kelly also responded very quickly.
The apartment is like shown in the pictures. The location suited us well. Walking distance to FiDi, Soho and TriBeCa.
I can strongly recommend this apartment.
Very glad you had a nice stay. I wish you had let me know about the tub drain- as it was a very easy fix. I leave a small screen in the drain itself, to prevent hair from getting down as the plumbing is sensitive. Therefore the screen needs to be emptied every two showers or so. If you don't empty it the water will not get past. This was the issue you had as when the cleaning lady came she removed a lot of debris from the screen. So I'm sorry you had that issue! But if you had let me know it would have quickly been remedied. Otherwise, I'm sorry it didn't appear clean- I'll let my housekeeper know. The apartment is very old and the bathroom has never been updated so things like the tiles and the plaster show a lot of wear, perhaps this is what you experienced?
Thank you for the feedback and for renting my apartment, come again!
Kelly was a great host, it was easy to communicate with her via email or text.
The apartment was as nice as it looks in the pictures, even bigger than we expected, definitely large for NYC standards! Apartment is luminous with big windows, fairly quite even at night and has a cute private terrace for morning coffee.
Everything was well equipped from kitchen appliances, wifi, stereos and TV. The artwork and desing pieces make the apartment personal and interesting.
The immediate area around the apartment is not the most exiting, but it is literally 5 minutes walk from Chinatown, Little Italy and Soho, or to the Brooklyn Bridge at south. Also there are nice Deli's, laundry and supermarket right at the corner of apartment.
We definitely enjoyed our week in Kelly's apartment and would recommend it to our friends for a stay!
Ein außerordentlich schönes Apartment, groß und hell. Geschmackvoll eingerichtet und vor allem in der Küche mit allen nötigen Kochutensilien versehen. Beonders schön ist der mit Pflanzen bestückte Dachgarten mit ganztägiger Sonne. Ein-und Auschecken war problemlos und von Seiten der Gastgeberin Kelly Taxter sehr zuvorkommend
Kelly's apartment is spacious, safe, well located and certainly allows visitors to feel like locals.
We've been to NY a few times but hadn't had the opportunity to stay in the lower East side (right on the edge of Chinatown). As the weather was pretty good we were able to utilise the balcony, and the kitchen is well equipped to cook great meals in. The bed was a little soft but the whole apartment was very comfortable and stylish.
Just a couple of small things: our lines of communication were restricted (we only had access to wifi) so our check in took a little while - if you have a working sim this wont be a problem. An extra key would have been useful, as would a tea kettle (if there was one we couldn't find it). Also the Internet did drop out for a night, but Kelly helped us sort that out.
Aside from that, Kelly did a great job at making sure we knew how to use what was there (coffee machine is addictive!) and she even left a couple of beers, juice and milk for us too. Public transport is close by, as is Wall Street and Little Italy. Underneath the apartment is a great deli with friendly staff, a supermarket over the road and heaps of Chinese/Dim Sum places to choose from (which we loved).
Will absolutely recommend Kelly's place to anyone who wants to live like a true New Yorker.
Kelly is a great host. From the very first moment on my wife and I felt at home in her spacious apartment. We hope we can stay there again in summer.
But don't look for stars – I hate this kind of rating.
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