About This Listing
Welcome to my nice 2 bedroom apartment. It has 1 bathroom and a small living room with a couch you can sleep on. New paint and hardwood floors.
My AIRBNB listing is LEGAL in New York City, it's ok to rent rooms in a townhouse, and not ok to rent them in an apartment building.
This place is close to everything, its in an amazing little building that I own. on 2av and 6th street.
Times are slow for January and February so feel free to ask me for a deal, specially for longer days.
I have two other listings in the building:
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/126443 for a 2BR and
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/163814 for the studio.
This is one floor apartment. There is a queen size bed in the big room and two single beds in the other small room. The couch in the living room can convert into a full size bed. Small refrigrator in the flat. It has a nice bathroom with tub. There is a cooking area on a separate floor, which is shared with the one studio apartment in the building.
The apartment comes with fresh sheets and towels as part of the small cleaning fee.
This is by far the hottest area of Manhattan to live at the moment, the subway N R and 6 is 2 1/2 blocks away, F is 5 short blocks away and L is 8.
Lots of people asking me if its available for certain dates. The calendar in airbnb is accurate, so when it shows availability you can just book it. I know its scary booking stuff on the net but if you want me to give you a call after the booking just specify and I will answer all your questions.
1) Is there onsite laundry in the apartment? Or a nearby laundromat?
Yes small in the apartment, wash fold across 2 av, right oposite the building.
2) I believe the ad said that it's flexible check-in/check-out...is there an absolute time we have to check in by or check out by? In other words, what's the latest we can check in or check out (we arrive in New York at 5:40pm)?
You can leave bags until 9pm in kitchen
3) When does the cleaning lady come? Also, is she optional? Some people are worried about having someone go through their stuff
Before you arrive and after you leave. except when you want to check in early. She might not make it there between when the previous person leaves and you check in. So she will come at 2pm and you have to look at dirty towels for a few hours. If this is a big deal and you do want to check in early let me know when you book it and i will make her come at a precise time, but I don't like fighting with my cleaning lady very much, she has cleaned my place for 7 years. Same applies to when you want to check out late, next people will come and you can leave your bags but please be a little flexible.
4) How may sets of keys will we be given? Can we have four sets since some of us will be going in and out at different times?
2, but you can make copies on 7st 1av hardware store for 2 dollars. Please don't buzz all apartments because you forgot keys, call me there is a key in a restaurant and i can arrange for it.
5) If something goes wrong (with the plumbing, electrical or whatever) who do we call? Will we be left someone's contact info?
Call me, i have a plumber and carpenter on call. there is a sticker with plumber number on the boilers and water heaters in real emergency. the restaurant on the first floor helps you out.
6) Will you be stopping by the place during our stay? (Some people have read reviews about owners showing up without notice)
7) Is there anything we should be aware of? Maintenance issues, noises, bedbugs, weird neighbors....
Just dont buzz all apts at 2am. there are no weird neighbors or bedbugs, I promise. I work at a hedge fund and rent the place out when I am out of town so no, I don't live with bed bugs.
ALSO FROM THE RECENT REVIEWS: its very important that when you leave, you leave the keys where I tell you to leave them for the next guest. NOT LOCK THEM INSIDE THE APT. I made three sets of keys and left them at different places for this not to happen again, but it did happen with a guest. IF YOU CHECK IN BEFORE 2pm its fine but be prepared that the apt will get cleaned at 2pm. The upside is that even if you check in at 2am I have a way to leave you the keys. This is my personal apartment, I am not a big management company, so if you need any recommendations please let me know, but also, the other apartments in this area rent for $500 a day and have doormen, this building is my building and does not have a doorman so you cannot get absolutely everything at 2am.
ALSO FROM THE LAST REVIEW: WE HAD A HURRICANE IN NEW YORK so internet didn't work for a week and there was a leak. This is all been perfectly fixed now.
ALSO from the one negative review, if you check in after the next person and there is something wrong you can call me or you can go downstairs to the restaurant, they know how to fix everything. people leave windows open and heat full blast and sometimes the boiler autoshuts off because of that etc. Everything is a supereasy fix though.
Interaction with Guests
Don't come home at 2am forgetting the keys and buzz every other apartment!
Wifi pass is my last name twice, keith4 and siilatssiilats
There is now a faster internet keith4fast same password
We had a nice stay at Seith's place, the place was as in the desciption and had great location. Seith replied to all of our questions really fast and clearly, so everything went well and we had a pleasant first airbnb experience.
It was pleasure to be able to stay at this place for four nights. The apartment was close to everything so that you could literally get to wherever you wanted to see by walk( though it's faster if you take subway.) and I liked how all the restaurants near the apartment were open until very late at night so that you don't have to worry about missing dinner after a long day of sightseeing. I would highly recommend this place to stay for everyone especially for a group of 3-5 people since the rooms provided have a few beds and it is a good way to save some money if you won't mind sharing rooms with your friends.
This was a comfortable place in a great location, but it should be understood that it's a shared space. You will share a living room and a kitchen with several other people. It didn't feel like an "entire house". Even though Seith is honest about this in the description of the space, it wasn't obvious what the set-up is. I've never seen an apartment like this, but I guess it's more common in NY than in Texas. Other than being a shared space, the rooms were fine...clean and they didn't have a lot of personal items. We never met or interacted with the host, which was fine. He left the key in a lock box and we didn't have any problems or reason to contact him, but I'm sure he would have been available to us.
Seith's place was great! We enjoyed staying here during our trip. It was as described. We did not meet Seith, but we did meet the cleaning lady who showed us around in the neighborhood on our first day. That made us feel very welcome! Thank you for your hospitality!!
Great location and very spacious apartment for the price, including a large main bedroom. Only issue we had was no hot water on our last day, but would stay here again.
This flat isn't luxurious, but it has everything we needed. 1 bigger bedroom with a queensize bed, table and wardrobe, windows facing 6th street. 1 smaller bedroom also facing 6th streetwith two single beds and smaller wardrobes. A living room with an table for three, a sofa, a TV (not working, didnt bother us), a stereo unit (connetable with our mobile phones and iPods! :-), a small fridge, and a small bath with shower, both facing to the backyard. 1 floor below there is a fully equiped kitchen, shared with another flat. Everything was properly and tidy. We got clean sheets and towels and the cleaning lady even provided new soap and shampoo. Good service!
From an european point of view the flat might feel a little cheap and simple: The windows neither keep wind or noise outside, heating couldnt be regulated (sometimes hot, sometimes off), hot water sometimes was hot, warm or cold. We have been to USA before so thats nothing new. And who cares when you can be in NYC! :-)
The location and neighborhood are absolutely perfect! Best place in NYC! Access to serveral subways stations and always cabs on 2nd or 3rd avenue. Easy walking distance to West Village, Washington Square, New Museum, Little Italy, China Town and Lower East Side - if you manage to get out of the East Village with all the fantastic restaurants, bars and cafes arround. (Try "Mighty Quinns" for it's perfect brisket or indian "Malai Marke" for just anything on their extremely delicious menue. Or take eggs benedict for breakfast at Cafe Mocha. All are less than 50m away and there are plenty more around... :-)
We didnt met Seith, but he was always easy to contact. His answers are quite short but quick. We arrived early and were able to leave our luggage in the flat while it was cleaned, and we left late and were allowed to leave our luggage in the kitchen til evening. Very easy.
Altogether we had a wonderful stay in a tidy and (in NY standard) quite spacious flat with a perfect location. No complaints. We recommend Seith's flat and would book it again.
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