About this listing
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