Live like a New Yorker instead of staying in a stuffy, overpriced hotel. My small yet cozy one bedroom apartment is nestled in the southern part of the historic lower east side, steps to the subway and walking distance to the coolest neighborhoods.
Special: Jan - Feb 2015 - $120 a night.
( Before reading description, PLEASE NOTE: do not automatically book with out messaging me first.
At the bottom of this listing, under "ABOUT THE HOST" there is a button underneath my profile that says CONTACT HOST- that is how you message me. Clicking on the REQUEST TO BOOK button on the right 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 many hip bars, restaurants and shops are in the LES. Apt is clean, has a fully equipped kitchen, 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 (for extra charge), 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): $140 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 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'm more inclined to accept reservations from inquiries with pictures and properly informed profiles. 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.
Guests have access to the whole apartment.
Interaction with Guests
This listing is for the whole apartment I will not be staying there. I will check in sporadically during your stay and if in town, during your stay, am accessible anytime.
Historically, the Lower East Side was a stopping ground for immigrants who just arrived in NYC and was filled with tenements. There is an awesome Tenement Museum now on Orchard street, not far from my apartment.
The Lower East Side has, in my opinion, two identities. The eastern side is very residential. The western, more in part is a hip, night time destinations with many bars, restaurants, galleries, cafes, independent shops, etc. My apartment is a couple of minutes from the hip part.
My particular street is very much in transition definitely going through gentrification. My block has now three renovated buildings, including mine and I suspect in a few years, will be completely different.
My immediate neighborhood is a mix of people - a real reflection of NYC diversity - Asian, Latin, Jewish, Black, young professionals, hipsters, artists, etc. It's a cool mix. The street is urban for sure but very safe. My building is filled with young professionals, creative types - one married couple, a lawyer and hipsters and me.
F train, East Broadway stop is seconds away, very convenient and per my reviews, one of the things people love about my place.
The East Broadway stop is the last stop in Manhattan before it heads to Dumbo in Brooklyn The F train also goes up the center of Manhattan and can take you to the East Village, Soho, West Village, Chelsea, Time Square, Rockefeller Center and the southern part of Central Park. It's the best train! :)
Other Things to Note
This is my personal apartment. It's not a business. It's not a hotel. It's not perfect. I host often and keep up with my place because of that. I try to keep it as clean as possible. However, it does have imperfections like anyone's home. If you expect perfection, it's best you book a hotel. :)
No smoking in apartment. No Pets allowed.
Please leave apartment as you found it.
Ben's apartment was cosy, comfortable and very close to a subway station. Would recommend. Ben was very quick with communication and a pleasure to deal with.
Ben was a great host and was always available. I had some trouble with my flight and he waited for me.
The apartment is cute and cozy as described, it's functional and it location half block from the subway is just perfect! My friend and I had a great time there!
Ben's apartment was great. It was so close to the subway which made it easy to get to any sights and also to Brooklyn. The apartment was the perfect size for two people and everything we needed was there.
Key exchange was also easy, though we probably put Ben out a bit when we didn't return the key properly (sorry Ben!).
I would recommend the apartment to anyone. The LES is fun and vibrant and Ben's apartment was everything we needed for our time in NYC.
Ben's apartment is clean and cozy. We had everything we needed for our stay of 3 nights. It is in a secure building on LES which is about as close to the subway as you can get without being right on top of it. Coffee shop and drug store nearby, which I personally find really handy.
I had a great first Airbnb experience at Ben's in the lower east side. We were met at the apartment by our host (even though we got in super late) and got lots of info and tips about getting around and the local area. The apartment was well equipped and very close to the nearest subway station. Overall I'd recommend it for anyone looking for a place to stay in Manhattan.
La estadía en el departamento de Ben fue como estar en nuestro departamento. Todo súper bien equipado, absolutamente todo lo que necesitamos los encontramos y todo limpio!(lo que muchas veces no encuentras en un hotel) la cama y almohadas cómodas, teníamos calefactor para los días fríos y aire acondicionado para los calurosos.
Ben se comunicó con nosotros siempre y fue muy claro en todas las instrucciones. Para llegar al lugar nos fuimos en metro desde aeropuerto JFK y fue muy rápido y fácil, nos tomó aprox. 60 minutos en total.
El departamento efectivamente está a solo pasos de una de las entradas del metro East Broadway, linea F, así que nos movimos en metro durante toda la estadía.
Fuimos varias veces a Chinatown caminando, está súper cerca, también caminamos desde ahí hasta el distrito financiero(un poquito mas lejos pero cerca igual) y el Soho(más lejos, pero se llega caminando también sin problema).
El barrio es una barrio auténtico en Nueva York, sin grandes riquezas, súper sencillo y multicultural. Justo abajo del departamento hay una lavandería que nos fue muy útil! y en la esquina hay mini markets que están abiertos hasta muy tarde y todo lo que necesitamos lo compramos ahí a la hora que fuera, muy cómodo.
Algo muy importante!, podíamos descansar perfectamente del ruido de la ciudad porque en la noche casi no hay ruido, a excepción de un día que al parecer algún vecino hizo una fiesta pero nada grave.
Por otra parte decir que Ben definitivamente da mucha confianza como persona y eso se agradece mucho.
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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.