Entire home/apt

3 Guests


2 Beds

Entire home/apt

3 Guests


2 Beds

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About this listing

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 12%
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The space

This is a very small, but very unique, free-standing gate house. Located in Manhattan on 3rd St between Ave B and C in the East Village. Since it's free-standing, you have no neighbors and direct access to the street. It's just you in this studio-sized, ivy-covered, brick house.

The interior space is one very small room, furnished with a loft bed, kitchenette and separate, full bathroom. The ceilings are very high - 12 feet - and there are three skylights so it feels open and gets a lot of light. There's also a side door that leads to a gated, private yard space - very rare amenity in Manhattan!

There are two places to sleep - a full-sized bed in the loft or the full-sized pullout sofa. To give you a sense of how small the space is, when the sofa bed is pulled out, there's just barely enough room to walk around it. So the space is best suited for one or two people but can officially sleep a third if they are very small and don't mind the cramped space.

The house has wireless internet but it is not very reliable and seems to go out whenever it rains. We try to ensure that it is working but it's not always possible. So if it is urgent that you have a connection at all times, this might not be the place for you.

The East Village is a lively neighborhood with tons of restaurants and nightlife at every corner. You are within one block of a 24-hour supermarket, laundromat and several boutiques and dining options. Nearest subway is the F/V Train at 2nd Ave, 5 blocks away. The 6 Train is two blocks further at Bleecker/Lafayette.

The main house, behind this property is also available for rent. I have a separate posting for it on airbnb entitled Cottage in the Village. The two houses can be rented together for your own private use of the entire property and yard and would accommodate up to 8 guests total.


Guest access

Guests will have full and private access to the little house. It is not a share. There is a house in the back however that other guests stay in. They walk through your yard to get to it but they have their own yard to relax in.

Interaction with guests

I am usually nearby but often do not see our guests. You will have as much privacy as you want but if you need anything I am not far.

Other things to note

Many people have trouble figuring out how to use the shower. When you turn it on, water comes out of the bathtub faucet. To divert the flow to the shower head, simply pull down on the lever surrounding the water flow located on the bathtub faucet.

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Please no smoking in the house. You can smoke outside. Please take out the trash, strip the beds and discard any food you brought when you leave.



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

145 Reviews

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Laura User Profile
January 2017
The house is just as it says: the smallest place in The Village! Still, it is very cozy and charming, three adults stayed there pretty comfortably. To get to the bed you have to climb a ladder which isn't the most convenient but it's part of the charm. The location is great! Subways stops are a few blocks away and you can walk to a lot of places. St Marks is a short walk away and a lot of fun! The wifi is very wonky, we couldn't get it to work but we never really asked the host to fix it so maybe it's fixable. So if you want a cozy, centric spot for a NY adventure I recommend this super charming tiny house!

Sara User Profile
December 2016
Olivia was highly responsive and the location is great. The space is small but perfect for anyone who will be spending the majority of their days out and about.

Denise User Profile
November 2016
- A bit smaller than expected (but then again, not so unusual for NYC). - could have been cleaner - wifi signal was very week - too little for 3 persons, fine for two + location + hosts responsiveness + cozyness factor (once the heater got the place all warmed up;)

Ack User Profile
November 2016
AMAZING. Their were 3 of us & we had the sofa bed down 100% of the time & had no problems with the size of space. The garden is an amazing oasis amid this lively area, so I highly recommend this listing for it`s location & garden. Every thing was clean & well maintained for the age of the building. The kitchen is well equipped and the design of the whole space is ingenius. Olivia`s ;House Manual' is a must read. She has made an amazing list of places in the area and a comprehensive guide to the set-up of her home etc. So helpful, thank you so much for taking the time to write it. I can not recommend;" The Smallest House in the Village" highly enough. We would definately stay here again.

Suzanne User Profile
October 2016
Great location if you want to be in the middle of things in the East Village, like we did. Very unique space with a private yard! It was nice to have a kitchenette. We had trouble climbing the ladder to the loft and ended up sleeping on the sofa bed, which was unfortunately not comfortable--and left us able to hear a lot of noise from the street. Overall, the location is the best thing about it, but our backs were not too happy with us after 8 nights there.

Alex User Profile
October 2016
The house was as advertised and Olivia made the check in and out process super easy.

Julie User Profile
October 2016
I've stayed in quite a few AirBnB spots in NYC, and this one was by far my favourite. It may be listed as small but it was perfect for me and my sister. The 'hood is fairly quiet with lots of cool bars, restos and a grocery store not too far. It was very easy to get to the F train (about a 10 minute walk). And, come on, it's nestled in between a park and a private yard, it doesn't get better than that. I would not hesitate to stay here again. Olivia was a great host and has very detailed instructions for any question you may have about the space.

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Olivia User Profile

My name is Olivia. I live in NY and work as a therapist. I have been lucky enough to call these three really cool spaces home -- a very unique little cottage in the East Village with an even smaller gate house, and a charming beach house in the heart of the Hamptons. I love living in the city but the house in Amagansett is the perfect escape when I need a break. Being able to share my homes on Airbnb helps me cover the expenses of both, meet new people and explore new travel destinations(URL HIDDEN)

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