Rare elegant loft with sauna

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Spring Street, New York, NY 10012, United States

The Space

This is a quiet, 2-story converted loft in a quaint pre-war cast iron building on a side street in the heart of SoHo, which is considered by many New Yorkers to be one of the most desired neighborhoods in Manhattan. All the main subways cross here making it one of -- if not the most -- convenient locations in the city.

The 1800 sq ft / 550 sq meter apartment has very high (20 ft/ 6 m) ceilings, large windows to the North and South and a large skylight, all of which make the apartment very sunny which is a rarity in the Manhattan.

The space has a rotating art collection. Some of paintings and photographs were made by friends, some by artists who had retrospectives at MoMA, and others from contemporary art galleries in South Africa, where I used to work.

A housekeeper comes every Wednesday afternoon. If you like, I can arrange for her to come during your stay otherwise your privacy will be respected. Linens are hotel-quality, professionally laundered and used only for guests.

On the first floor, a keyed elevator opens up into a dining area. A full bath is off to the left. It is fairly small, but clean and functional, with a shower and shelving for toiletries. The kitchen has new appliances. In the back is a cozy living room situated under a large skylight. This is the room most favored by my friends.

The second floor has another living area. The couch can be converted into single bed if needed, to make the apartment sleep 5. (Please let me know if you would like this option prior to your arrival.) The office area includes access to a color printer and wifi.

There is an open guest room/alcove with a double bed. This room is also situated under the skylight. (It is very enjoyable to sleep here during a rainstorm or snowstorm.) In the back of the loft is another quiet bedroom with a queen bed.

While each sleeping area is private, please note this is a true loft which means there are no bedroom doors. The floor plan in the photo gallery provides a birds-eye view of the layout.

The upstairs bathroom includes double sinks, a sauna, a jacuzzi tub, and a shower stall. There is a full washer/dryer, iron and ironing board. While there are no closets per se, there are storage areas for hanging and folded clothes.

If you are browsing this listing, you already know SoHo is a luxurious neighborhood with artistic roots. It is the epicenter of the very best shopping in the city as well as some terrific dining. (The tourists are usually staying and dining in Midtown or the Meatpacking District.)

SoHo is within walking distance of many other wonderful neighborhoods. While SoHo has all the global boutiques, two blocks east is NoLiTa, which has interesting local boutiques with items you won't find in other cities. Nearby also is Greenwich Village (quaint), Union Square (farmer's market), Chinatown (cultural voyeurism), and the Lower East Side (hipster).

All 5 major Manhattan subways have stops in SoHo (ACE, BDFM, 6, NR, 1/9) so getting around everywhere in the city is extremely easy and inexpensive. NYC also has Citi Bikes, and you can rent one within 2 blocks of the apartment.

When you arrive, I will have a map populated with insider tips on what to do in the neighborhood and beyond. Someone could literally spend a month in the 20 square blocks surrounding the apartment and still not fully experience all the interesting things in the area. I am glad to help with any specific interests you may have as well.

I look forward to being your host, and helping you enjoy the city like a native New Yorker.

- Because this is my home, please tell me a bit about who will be staying and/or complete your guest profile including verifications
- The site auto-calculates the rate. Kindly note the price for the loft is fixed. It rents for $880/night on (website hidden) and $1050/night on (website hidden).
- Best suited for mature, respectful adults; not a party loft and probably not the best option for children 2-10
- Check in time is 4:00 PM; if you have an international flight, an early AM arrival can be arranged for $250
- Check out time is 11:00 AM; you are more than welcome to leave luggage in the foyer if you have a later flight
- Pets are a possibility

Other Things to Note

Probably not the best apartment for children under the age of 7.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Weekly Price: $4130 /week
Security Deposit: $1000
Cleaning Fee: $275
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Lisa was a perfect host. The apt location was great. Directly in the middle of
    it all in Soho. The apt was exactly as in the pictures on the site;
    very comfortable and very large for a NY apt. beds were very comfortable
    Lisa was very prompt in her response to any questions the we had.
    I would recommend this apt to anyone looking for a great Soho spot.

    March 2014
  • Our stay at Lisa's loft was absolutely lovely! We were in NY to work so comfort, location, kitchen and and inspiration were all key. Lisa's fine taste in art and elegant decor, her wonderful reading room filled with warm "sky-light" rays from the sun on cold days, high count linens, art books, and cozy throws all captured the essence of her own charm and grace. The two bedrooms worked beautifully for the three of us with ample space in between, separated by a wonderful living room area with couches for all of us to enjoy the Olympics late at night. We cooked wonderful meals thanks to a nearby Whole Foods, allowing us to splurge for a few great neighborhood dining experiences. Walking around Soho's cobblestone streets during editing breaks always calmed our minds and energized our spirits.
    For a beautiful and peaceful environment in the midst of the NYC's vibrance, I highly recommend staying Lisa's loft. I am absolutely looking forward to booking again with my family when I can take advantage of the art world with local friends, and simply enjoy the always unique SoHO experience!

    February 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 241 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    February 2014
  • Great place and amazing location. Lisa was a great host and made our stay as seamless as possible. The art was very unique and the space was airy and open.

    February 2014
  • Lisa's apartment is amazing! It is light and spacious and immaculately kept. Lisa was most hospitable; she left her own personal guide to the apartment and NYC and was most accommodating with organising check-in and check-out. The location of the apartment is second to none. This is an area where you feel like a local and you’re not swamped with tourists. You are close to everything; restaurants, super-markets, shops, the metro. It is also very easy to catch a taxi to and from the apartment. The bedding is exceptionally comfortable and clean. The only thing that I would bring to people’s attention is that the main bedroom does not have a door; the whole apartment is very open plan. However, the apartment provided us with plenty of space so that the 4 of us could chill out and have our own space. The kitchen and dining area is a really beautiful space and very well equipped. Finally the artwork in the apartment is truly inspiring. Staying here and exploring Soho was the highlight of our trip.

    December 2013
  • Dal 10/10/13 al 17/10/13 siamo stati (due coppie ) a casa di Lisa. Bellissimo appartamento in stile metropolitano, ottimo confort, ben posizionato nel centro di New York.Sicuramente da consigliare ad amici e parenti.Penso che se tornero' a New York ricontattero' Lisa per un nuovo soggiorno.

    October 2013
  • Great pad in the best part of town. We loved staying at Lisa's place and would highly recommend it to anyone heading to NYC.

    September 2013
  • This is a stunning apartment right in the heart of Soho. The apartment is really close to both Spring Street and Prince Street subway stations which means that it's a great location to go an explore New York. Although the apartment is right in the middle of Soho, the bedroom areas are towards the back of the apartment, away from the street, which means the apartment is surprisingly quiet.

    Lisa is a fantastic host who gave us some great recommendations on where to eat, shop and places to visit - thank you Lisa.

    If you're thinking of coming to New York and want to have a proper New York experience, this is the place to stay!

    August 2013
  • Lisa's apartment was beautiful, everything we could have wanted. The photos do not do the size of this place justice, it is an amazing space.

    The location is fantastic, and close by a huge variety of subway lines, bars, restaurants and shops.

    Lisa was very accommodating and great at communicating with us. I would highly recommend Lisa to be your host.

    June 2013
  • We visited New York with our 3 young kids (age 4, 5 and 7) and it was great. So many nice and impressive things to see and do with our family. We got back today and miss our great place already.
    We just loved Lisa's apartment. Inside it is a peaceful and relaxed place in a busy and exciting neighborhood. The neighborhood is the best (if you want quietness in the streets, you better go to Upper East or so), best stores, restaurants and the apartment is located in the middle of all that and is a few minutes walk from a lot of subway lines. You easily get from Soho to any place in Manhattan.
    We loved the art, the interior + decorations and kitchen equipment WOW! what great pots and pans and knives!) and the bath towels (better than in any hotel we have been)!. It is an inspirational place. I visited all the interior stores Lisa recommended and enjoyed it a lot. Our kids (2 girls and a boy) loved it too, they each found a private corner to play. They behaved well and know not to touch everything but maybe it is not the perfect place to stay with a few hyper active boys, there are just too many beautiful (and expensive) things. Lisa herself is very relaxed about that (I wouldn't). Lisa is a perfect host. She wasn't home when we arrived but made sure someone else was there to hand us the keys and explain a few things. we enjoyed the wine she left us and the beautiful flowers in the house a lot. The list with explanation of equipment, good deli's, restaurants and stores around the house was great. She was very flexible with us leaving our bags in the apartment for our last day.
    We would recommend Lisa's apartment without a doubt. See you next year!

    May 2013
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Hello, I'm Lisa. I am originally from Minneapolis, and moved to NYC 20 years ago because I was attracted to the culture and diversity of Manhattan. I own a research and strategy firm that specializes in launches and relaunches. We work for clients such as CHANEL, Mercedes-Benz, The Economist and the United Nations. I enjoy having big and small dinner parties, do activist work for anti-torture causes -- including animal rights and paint now and then. I have special ties to Denmark and South Africa, so I am especially fond of guests from either of those parts of the world. But all are welcome!
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