It's a two story walk-up at the edge of the island. Think classic lower east tenement buildings with a chinese influence. It's the New York that you see in movies: nothing of Times Square exists here, not even Starbucks.
It's a one bedroom. The bed is super comfortable. it's also pretty high off the ground. There's internet and an AppleTV that's hooked to a LCD flat screen Smart TV(with Netflix).
It's walking distance to all lower east side activities--restaurants, bars, parks, to Soho, the east village and the financial district. The nearest subway (on the corner) is the F: East Broadway. Easy access to Times Square & all the major NYC sites. It's convenient.
Oh, and it's clean and there's an air mattress under the bed if you need it.
If you need to check-in before 10am or check out after 12pm, let me know. We'll try to make it work.
Really good base for a stay in New York - although it's definitely lower lower east side, it's well connected, with the East Broadway subway stop less than a minute's walk, and several other lines within 10-15 minutes walk. Lots of other good stuff is nearby: the 169 bar for a fun cheap night out and Cafe Petisco for basic but good food in particular. Cecilia And Randall were really prompt to reply to messages both before and during my stay, and very quick to resolve a problem with the projector - they delivered (and set up) a new TV the same day.
Randall is SUPER quick in responding and helps address any questions you may have. Then Cecilia provides thorough details, responsive and accommodating. These are AMAZING hosts based on their responsiveness I would definitely stay again!
The apt itself is PERFECT! It's not fancy or updated, but it's clean, good size, has the essentials, well put together in decor and fabulous price. I think from staying there you have a true "New Yorker" experience. Located in the LES, you are literally steps from the E Broadway stop, and ample street parking (just pay attention to street cleaning signs).
So the apt itself actually feels better than the pictures, I couldn't help telling my friends living in NYC how perfect it was. The bed is really comfortable but really high up, so if one was drinking and fell off the bed would be a far way to go (I think it's close to 4ft off the ground). Also, the apt is fully stocked with everything we needed for the weekend, I can't think of anything we needed that wasn't available for us to use.
My only cons are building related; such as the water taking a while to heat up, the water pressure not being good, really steep stairs, and the ceiling not being really soundproof so you can hear the neighbors upstairs (wasn't terrible but definitely heard them).
Overall, I would stay here in a heartbeat! Thanks Randall and Cecilia=)
We were very pleased with our stay at Randall's. The apartment was warm, clean and had everything we needed. The bed is really comfortable and with the blinds shut, the room is quite dark for a good nights rest.
The East Broadway subway station was located at the corner of Rutgers and Madison- very very close to the apartment. There are some good delis nearby for any basic needs and Chinatown and little Italy are just a short stroll away. Highly recommended- we thoroughly enjoyed it!
Randall's place was perfect. It was larger than expected, and very clean. The neighborhood had lots of good food to offer, and there was a subway entrance right across the street. So convenient. I'd stay here again in a heartbeat.
Randall was an excellent host. he was always available, helped me out with a package, gave directions (perfect map provided on arrival). everything easy with keys, password..
apartment was clean and the bed was the most comfortable we ever had in the US!!!!
it was a little "stinky" in the bedroom because of the Chinese restaurant bellow.. but we didn't really matter ;) perfect location for staying in NYC!! a lot of cool spots within walking distance and it's just a quick subway ride to Brooklyn (Williamsburg), where you can find many good bars/restaurants/coffee places!
thank you very much- we're coming back!
This is a very creatively put together studio with a feel for the arts and also an eye towards the spirit of one of the most authentic areas of Manhattan - the Lower East Side, I love staying there and the space served me great. It's perfect for a couple and exactly as described in the profile. The bed was surprisingly comfortable and the studio is equipped with everything needed to accommodate guests. It's a few steps away from the metro stop on the F line, which conveniently and in no time takes you uptown in one direction, and to Brooklyn in the other direction. Randall also has a good and flexible system for check-in when he is not there. All in all, a great place with character in an interesting and convenient part of town, and a bang for your buck.
The house is 50 meters from a Subway station, which is a real advantage in NYC, in a safe neighborhood near Chinatown. Randall was helpful and pleasant, answering every question we had, and even leaving a restaurant guide and some tips in the apartment for us. The house is great, just as in the pictures. I would give it a 10 out of 10.
Petit appartement idéalement situé dans Manhattan, à 2 pas d'un métro. Randall est disponible si besoin par sms et mail rapidement.
L'appartement a peu de fenêtres mais cela nous a pas dérangé en plein hiver car il faisait nuit tôt. Le lit est très confortable, même si un peu haut !!
We had a very comfortable stay at this place. It was exactly as described, and clean. The bed was super comfortable! We really struggled to get out of it. Overall, we would stay here again and recommend it.
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