Occupying the entire second floor of a 19th century townhouse (approximately 850 sqft/80 meters indoors, another 250 sqft outdoors), our quiet and bright loft style apartment is ideal for a single or a couple who want to be in a very central location (5 to 8 minute walk to the 6, N, R, L, F Subway lines) but to avoid the hustle and bustle of Midtown Manhattan.
Unusually for New York, the apartment features a huge south facing private back deck (grill included) where you can spend some beautiful afternoons.
The apartment currently includes a flat screen TV, stereo, espresso machine (and coffee grinder), a newly renovated fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, induction range, electric kettle, an oven and a range hood, full bath recently renovated to include a rainfall style shower head, very high speed internet (up to 100mbps), air conditioning, central heating and hot water.
Note that in past reviews you'll see that people describe our cat - he has moved with us and is no longer in the apartment since May 2013.
Rent is inclusive of all utilities and fees.
As many people have asked - the rent is for the entire apartment for your own use.
One or two guests only, no children as we have no window guards and no way to install them.
Smoking only on the deck.
Don't party too hard.
Please leave the place clean and organized, if anything breaks please let us know, we promise to be civil about it.
We had a very pleasurable time here. Great apartment and location - an excellent base from which to launch forays into NYC, both into the East Village and beyond. Everything in the apartment was clean and well organized, and everything worked.
My girlfriend and I spent a week in here and we had a great time. The apartment is spacious, clean and in an excellent location. Our flight arrived late in the evening but we were met with keys no problem.
Ori also sent us an email with loads and loads of recommendations that we probably wouldn't have even known about - a nice touch.
We'd definitely come back again - just a shame the cat wasn't there :)
Ori gave us an fantastic itinerary including places to eat and drink locally. Suggestions we took up eagerly!
Lydia's communication and flexibility during our stay was very accommodating.
As for the location we were right in the thick of East Village surrounded by some of the best coffee, food and independent stores New York had to offer. My wife was amazed at the choice of local Yoga classes!
Had a spectacular stay at Ori's place. His recommendations for food, drinks, and stuff to do were completely on point. The neighborhood is really exciting and bustling, but not overwhelming. As 1st-timers to NYC this location rocked, being between midtown Manhattan and Brooklyn. Transit was really accessible.
To get FULL use of this place, definitely come during nicer months; the back porch was really nice, but not ideal for NYC in the winter.
This is my 3rd time at Ori's. I love this place. Great location. Very clean and always a professional experience. Will visit again.
An amazing place to stay, the apt is huge, very well laid out, and really comfortable. Plus you are right on St Marks, close to everything. While I didn't meet the hosts, they were very nice as well as thoughtful via email. Would absolutely recommend this place to anyone who'd like to stay in the East Village. Thank you Ori!
Ori's place was in a fantastic location, an easy cab-ride from JFK and close to a number of subway stations. We didn't meet Ori, he was away, but his friend Lydia came to let us in and responded when we had a question about the place. The house was great - a huge studio with lovely kitchen, bathroom (looovely shower and bath) and lounge area. The apartment was warm and the perfect place to spend a week in NYC over New Years. We didn't get to use the outdoor deck much given it was the middle of winter, but we did enjoy one sunny breakfast out there which was divine! Perfectly located for going to all of the great bars and restaurants the lower east has to offer.
In terms of the quality of the place - the apartment is huge and friends who live in NYC who came to visit were astounded at the size and quality of the apartment, in such a great location. The apartment was clean and mostly tidy, though this is obviously an apartment that someone lives in / uses as an office when in NYC, so there's a fair bit of personal stuff around and in the cupboards.
Ori sent us a list of 'house rules' and suggestions for nearby restaurants etc. which was great, but perhaps a folder with some of the house appliance info and nearby attractions could be an addition to the apartment.
Overall though, for the price, location, loveliness of the apartment - this is definitely a great spot for spending your holiday in the amazing city that is New York!
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We are a professional couple in our 30s, based in New York. We own our own company that we can manage from anywhere in the world (provided there's good internet access), which allows us to travel extensively (and to rent out our own place via airbnb).