Cute & Cozy Lower East Side 1 bdrm

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Madison St, New York, NY 10002, United States
Your host, Ben
79 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

July 2 - 17, 2014 only: $120 a night for up to two people.

Please read carefully and please do not automatically book with out messaging me first. On the right, at the bottom, there is a button underneath my profile that says CONTACT ME- that is how you message me. Clicking on the REQUEST TO BOOK button and putting in your credit card information is booking the place. I won't accept bookings until I am introduced to you through a message. Thanks!:

My apartment is a cute, cozy, 1 bdrm apt in the Lower East Side (LES) adjacent to Chinatown in lower Manhattan, steps to F train, East Broadway stop and very close to Canal/Delancey streets where all the hip bars, restaurants and shops are in the LES. Apt is clean, has a fully equipped kitchen (no microwave though), cable TV, A/C, heat, and wireless internet. Apt is located on 2nd floor of well maintained walk up building. Walking distance to Soho, East Village, Little Italy, Chinatown and very close to Dumbo and Williamsburg, Brooklyn. You have place to yourself-better than a hotel!

Prices listed are for up to two people only. Possible to accommodate a 3rd, but ideal for two.

Regular rate (unless special is indicated at top of this description or a holiday price which might be lower or higher): $135 a night for up to two people depending on time of year. $15 extra per person after 2 people.

As of now, I prefer only booking for minimum 7 days and more. Might make an exception for to fill in time slots, so inquire anyway.

If you prefer not to have a profile, please let me know a little about yourself in your initial inquiry. I usually need a profile and picture to know who I am renting my apartment to. Thanks.

No need to bring linens or towels - I have plenty.

***Please remember that this is my personal apartment, meaning it's "lived in" and filled with my personal items. I rent my place out because I travel and try to save money to build my business. When I'm back in NYC, I stay here regularly. This is not a hotel room, nor is it a new building or new apartment. I keep it very tidy and as clean as possible and have great reviews to reflect my apartment. Thanks.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $15 / night after 2 guests
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Great host, great apartment, great location. Ben is a courteous, friendly, very helpful and attentive host, a very nice guy. The apartment was very clean, the bed was comfortable (mattress is new), plenty of towels and everything (TV, kitchen essentials etc) that I needed was available in the apartment. The apartment was quiet and conventiently located on the second floor of the building. The subway station is a half block/street away from the apartment. The neighborhood is safe, lively and filled with restaurants, bars and cafes, a great neighborhood.

    I highly recommend future guests of Airbnb booking/staying at Ben's apartment. Thank you Ben for making my stay in NY most enjoyable and hassle free.

    Best regards,
    Dolph Orlando

    July 2014
  • Ben was so relaxed and helpful. The apartment is great for a city trip and so close to the Subway you couldn't get any closer?! You can be anywhere in minutes which is so helpful.

    It's a nice and quiet as well which is helpful when you need to get your head down (there is a launderette underneath so sometimes you hear the washing/dryer machines but they're super helpful there too and turned round some washing for me in no time at all so always a plus!)

    May 2014
  • Stayed at Ben´s apartment for 7 nights with my mother and my brother. Even though it is a relatively small apartment, it was no problem fitting in 3 persons. As we spend most of our day in the city, we didn't really needed more space. The place was nice and clean, and had everything we needed. The location is perfect. Brooklyn Bridge, Chinatown and Financial District is in walking distance, and if you´re going uptown, there is a subway station 2 minutes walk from the apartment.

    Ben is a great host. From our very first contact he was informative and thorough. When we arrived he walk us through how everything worked, and during our stay he contacted me, making sure that we had everything we needed.

    I would highly recommend this place!

    May 2014
  • Great host! Highly recommended. Place is nice and conveniently situated.

    May 2014
  • Pasamos unas excelentes vacaciones en el departamento de Ben, la cercania con la estacion del metro nos hizo muy facil movilizarnos

    May 2014
  • We stayed at Ben's place for a week around Easter. The appartment is quite small, but it fitted our needs very well and we had a good time. It lays in a nice neighbourhood, not much noise and close to both a subway station and some delis. We didn't spend that much time in the appartment, we were mostly in the city, so we didn't have the chance to use the kitchen very much - there wouldn't be any problem with using the kitchen though; it contains both a stove and a quite big oven. There might be a problem with eating homemade food, because the appartment doesn't have a dining table, but it shouldn't be a problem in a city like NYC, where there's delicious and cheap food practically just around the corner. We only ate breakfast at the appartment, and we used, quite creatively, some stools as little individual tables. We didn't have any problems with hot water - there were always enough for us three girls.

    Ben was an incredible host. He answered all our emails very quickly, and he gave us good guidance to both the neighbourhood and appartment, the city, and the transportation to and from the airport. His help and advice had a huge part of making our trip amazing. We can only recommend his appartment!

    April 2014
  • Ben was a great host. He accommodated our check-in and check-out times, gave us lots of great information, made a bit of space for us in his closet, and was easily accessible for questions. The apartment was cozy with the typical NYC quirks, and the subway is a block away. The apartments is located on the edges of several neighborhoods, chinatown being dominant. Would recommend.

    April 2014
  • Ben is a very thoughtful host. From before we arrived to let us know you are worried about the price, time and means of transport to get from JFK airport to his home. It has always been helpful in giving us directions and advice on NY in general. The house is as you see in the picture, very comfortable. Also it is quiet and there are a very comfortable bed and a sofa.
    The location was great and convenient for visiting the city. The metro is 30 meters. The alternative is of course to walk and see the city street by street and area to area. We preferred this possibility, starting from home and going straight through Chinatown, Little Italy, Nolita, Washington Square, West Village and on to Central Park. It's a great walk.
    In short, a guest house and perfect. Recommended to anyone who wants to take a vacation to NY.

    March 2014
  • Ben is an excellent host! The place works perfectly for two people and its very cozy.
    We have a great stay!
    Thanks Ben

    February 2014
  • We had great time in Ben's apartment! Ben is a very friendly and nice person, ready to help us for anything we needed, answering promptly since the first contact we had. The apartment is exactly as described, cozy and warm, with cable TV and Wifi: we are a couple with a 6 y.o. child and we have been very confortable. The location is great, walking distance to the Financial District, Brooklyn bridge and Little Italy, Soho, Noho, etc, and the subway on the F line is just a few steps away from the flat. Perfect to discover NYC!
    We will definitively contact him again on our next trip to New York!

    December 2013
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I live in NYC, but originally from Texas. I love to travel and meeting new people. Big tennis fan and movie buff. I'm a director/producer/writer of tv commercials, theater, film and web videos. I also executive director of a short film festival and screening group, NYC PictureStart Film Festival - check it out and subscribe to newsletter. I have a small 1 bedroom apt in the Lower East Side in Manhattan. I rent out my apartment two ways - as a full on rental during the year when I am traveling, or as a shared situation for those traveling alone and want a safe, clean, cool place to crash while you are checking out NYC. The latter option is good for people looking for cheap place to stay while interning, here on business, or as a place to stay while looking for something more permanent. I'm very open minded, liberal, laid back and respectful. All welcome.
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