Clean and stylish light-filled 1BR loft apartment (800 sf) in a small historic building. High ceilings, mellow vibe and a sweet cat to greet you when you come home :-) Prime location in Flatiron/Gramercy. Featured in The Guardian October 2011!!
***no film shoots***
Beautiful light-filled space with adult feel, perfect for a couple (not particularly kid-friendly). One block from Madison Park, in between the Flatiron District and Gramercy Park.
Great for foodies - the apartment is a short walk from the original Les Halles restaurant, the world-famous Eataly, the Union Square Farmer's Market and Curry Hill. It is also right near the exclusive Dover Street Market. One block from #6 train, 2 blks from N/R train.
BEFORE READING ON: there is a beautiful friendly declawed Abyssinian cat who stays in the apartment (see below for details). He needs very little care. If you are allergic to cats though, this rental is not for you.
General Features: intercom and buzzer, keyed elevator, stairs are also quick and convenient (4th fl). Double-hung windows provide extra sound protection and special privacy shades adjust for light, all lights are on dimmers. Owner is in the arts; there is a 1936 Sohmer "Cupid" grand piano in the living room and original prints featured throughout the apartment. Adjustable silent air conditioning throughout. There is No TV in the apartment... but there is a fantastic stereo, a 27" retina imac and high-speed wireless internet.
Bedroom: 14 x 15 feet w/king-size bed, luxury linens, wall-mounted bedside lamps and tables. Large full-length floor mirror. One empty closet is provided for guest use, equipped with three shelves and 8 sturdy wooden hangers.
Living Room: 16 x 36 feet, open plan. Large desk with 27" Retina Display imac, wireless keyboard and trackpad, printer available upon request. Bang & Olufson stereo with CD, radio, cassette and airtunes hookup (you can play itunes from your laptop). CD collection of jazz, international and film music. Large leather sectional sofa, longer and wider than a twin or day bed, but not a sofa bed. Also please note: no television.
Kitchen: fully equipped gourmet kitchen with All-Clad cookware, granite countertop, Miele appliances - gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher - plus refrigerator and freezer, toaster, kettle, blender, microwave and a Keurig coffee-maker with coffee pods provided (a Chemex with filters can be provided upon request). Ergonomic gel mats on the kitchen floor and a variety of cutting boards. Stocked pantry items include cooking oils and vinegars, salt/pepper, sugar and spices, flour, pasta, rice and some grains. Let me know if there's something special you'd like to have on hand. There is a Miele washer and dryer between the kitchen and bathroom.
Bathroom: 5 x 11 feet, designed in spa/zen-style. Long Corian countertop, granite flooring, bamboo (website hidden) shower with rainfall shower head and additional handheld unit, river-rock flooring and artisan glass wall - please note there is no bathtub. Spa towels and spa-sized soaps, shampoos, conditioners and lotions provided, also a hair dryer.
***there is a mellow older cat in the apartment. He is super friendly and you will have NO litter duties. He uses a special pine litter that does not smell at all. In terms of care, all he needs is to be fed one can twice a day and be given fresh water. All food is stocked in the cupboard.
***Arrivals after 8 pm or before 3 pm may incur a $50 fee (max) depending on my schedule and the amount of notice you can give me.
***NO FILM SHOOTS***
Guests have full access to the apartment. As noted above it is stocked with pantry basics, coffee and tea, a hair dryer, designated closet space, umbrellas... everything but a television! 24-hour self-serve elevator, and stairs are also accessible.
Interaction with Guests
Guests enjoy total privacy although I am nearby should you need or want anything. Note that I do live in this apartment - it's not a "vacation property".
It's super safe, not deserted but not crowded. In nice weather you can walk anywhere - ten minutes to Chelsea, East Village, etc. Curry Hill is a block to the east, with great Indian food and groceries... Eataly is a block to the west, with everything under the sun... that plus a handful of great gourmet restaurants nearby, it's an especially great neighborhood for foodies! Madison Park, also a block away, always has interesting art and some nice peaceful green.
The 6 train and the N/R are right nearby, so you have the rare treat of being able to get to the west side pretty easily. Also, express buses run up and down Park and Madison Avenues.
House rules, neighborhood guides etc are all in the apartment. These include wireless access codes, appliance instructions, arrival/departure instructions etc.
rachel was waiting at the apartment when we arrived. it was a delightful place that includes a cat. my wife and i like cats very much and enjoyed having gogo at the apartment.
rachel has a lovely apartment with well chosen furniture and accessories that we enjoyed. i would highly recommend staying here. also the neighborhood is great. madison square is one block away and a lovely park. the subway is nearby.
This was my first airbnb booking so I was a little unsure about the process at first but Rachel made me and my boyfriend feel right at home. She was extremely helpful, very quick to respond and very accommodating.
The apartment is beautiful, elegant, clean and nicely decorated. It is very spacious for NYC and in a perfect location. There are so many nice restaurants around, we ate delicious food when we were there. It is a lively and safe neighborhood.
Everything that we needed to know was organized in a folder, every little detail has been thought out, which made our stay even more enjoyable.
Gogo is the cutest cat I've ever encountered - he's well-mannered, calm and cuddly. I loved taking care of him during our 2-night stay.
All in all, thank you Rachel for a wonderful stay. I would gladly recommend this place to friends and family, and hope to stay there again!
Excellent light spacious apartment in a terrific location. It was exactly as pictured in the profile. Rachel has thought through the useful information needed by a guest. All very user friendly
Fantastic apartment in central Manhattan. Well presented and just like the photos. The piano is in tune too!
What an amazing experience! Rachel was a wonderful host and her apartment is absolutely to die for! Wonderfully appointed and very comfortable - the pictures do not lie! A great location in the city, it was convenient to everything we wanted to do and so close to so many great restaurants and shops. We had absolutely no hassles or surprises. There were no noisy neighbors - in fact we barely even saw anyone coming or going. We look forward to staying there again in the future!
Loved staying in this wonderfully located apartment. It has been upgraded with high end appliances including washer and dryer. The apartment is large and airy and very comfortable. The wasn't anything I felt was lacking. Rachel is a great hostess and was always available for any question. We are looking forward to staying there again. If you are a cat person, you'll love Gogo. He made us feel totally at home.
Amazing apartment in a building with a fascinating history! Rachel was an excellent host and great communicator. Her apartment was spotless, in an excellent location with easy access to public transport, and a welcome retreat at the end of long days out on the town. GoGo was extremely low maintenance - and made for such a lovely welcoming committee at the end of each day. As others have mentioned, it definitely can be noisy - that's part of being in a city - nothing that can't be managed by closing the window. There are earplugs provided for those who need them ... Overall a fabulous spot in a great part of town!
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I'm a freelance producer and consultant for arts organizations.