Lux Modern Loft-Union Sq / G.Vill

Loft - Entire home/apt · E 12th St, New York, NY 10003, United States
Your host, Sandy
49 Reviews
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The Space

Welcome to NYC! This art-filled, modern loft is located on 12th Street, between Union Square and Washington Square in Greenwich Village--the heart of downtown Manhattan.

The 750 sq ft loft is on the 4th floor of a classic NYC cast iron facade building on a fantastically quiet block. It is literally steps from everything downtown has to offer, The Strand Bookstore, The Greenmarket at Union Square, NYU, The East and West village, Meatpacking, SOHO, NOHO, NOLITA, Flatiron, Gramercy Park, Tribeca, FiDi and Chelsea.

The best shopping the city has to offer is all around--the amazing fashion boutiques of Bleeker St and avant-gaurde offerings in Chelsea and Tribeca. All the major furniture galleries are right downstairs and emerging designer labels can be found all around in the East Village, Noho, Nolita and Lower East Side. The new hip-strip all along the Bowery with stores, bars and restaurants is just a few mins away. Are you an art lover? All the major galleries in West Chelsea are just an amazing walk up the Highline Park--A Must See! There are also all the emerging galleries and the New Museum close by on the Bowery and LES.

The building has a secure card entry system and keyed elevator access. Once you walk into the well lit wood floored loft, you'll find an open space with cleverly separated areas. To make sure you're always comfortable, there is heating, A/C and ceiling fans as well.

The bedroom area has a new queen size bed and nightstands with reading lamps that you can dim. There is a small rack with wooden hangers to make sure your suits, dresses, shirts stay wrinkle free.

For storage, there is a large white cabinet with as many shelves as you need. You'll also find a bookcase with hundreds of tittles in case you need something to read. If you are coming with an infant or toddler we may be able to furnish you with a travel cot and stroller for your visit.

The living area has a modern couch, a concrete coffee table and a pair of rare, 3 legged Arne Jacobsen Ant Chairs. There is music system that you can hook up your Ipod to and a 40" Flat Screen HD television connected to full Cable TV, including nearly every premium movie channel. Should there be more than 2 people staying in the loft, the couch can easily convert into a very comfortable bed (not a pull out or futon) well suited for a couple. If you prefer not to share the "guest" bed, we also have double height, queen size aerobes a queen size that is available.
There are extra sheets, blankets, and pillows in the cabinet.

In the dining area, there is a wood table that can seat up to 6 people with room to spare. Should you need one, there is a wireless printer tucked away on the vintage steel counter near the refrigerator.

There is a stainless steel chef's kitchen stocked with an incredible array of cooking ingredients, specialty items and spices. There are convenient tools for your use such as coffee and espresso makers, a toaster and instant hot water dispenser. Lastly, you'll find no shortage of place settings, champagne flutes and wine glasses to make sure you'll have a grand time.

WIth the Union Square Greenmarket, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and loads of specialty boutiques just downstairs you are in food heaven! Even though the kitchen has everything you need to cook amazing meals, most of the city's best restaurants, bars and lounges are incredibly close by. We're always happy to make a long list of recommendations!

The loft has a private bath with rain shower and a vintage claw-foot, extra large bath. Your stay will be luxurious and comfortable with amenities like a new washer/dryer, hairdryer, candles, and emergency toiletries/bathroom supplies, just in case you forget something at home. Just in case your dress or suit need a refresh, there is a professional steamer tucked away in the bathroom as well.

One of the best parts of this loft (especially in the Spring, Summer or Autumn) is that it has direct access to a large, 2-tiered fire escape for those who want the quintessential NY view. On pleasant nights, you can enjoy a glass of wine or have a beer while barbecuing on the small cast iron grill.

This is NYC at it's most convenient, most affordable, most secure and most iconic!

We hope that people who select to stay in our loft feel like they are at home. In that spirit, we encourage our guests to use anything they wish in the loft. We try to keep it stocked full of things people enjoy, from a vast array of items to compliment even the most creative cooks, a large selection of art and literature books, to various types of coffee makers, to a selection of bottles to seek out your inner mixologist!

The only thing we ask is that you either try to replace what you use or leave us money to do so upon you departure. We ask this so that all our guests can enjoy feeling at home when they visit.

We love interacting with our guests as much as they wish. That said, the loft functions completely independently so guests can maintain the level of privacy that they are comfortable with. Of course, should you need anything or have a question, we're around to help.

Location, Location, Location... The area between Union Square and Washington Square is the most convenient place for getting around day or night.

We are also surrounded by the most vibrant food, bar and shopping areas in the city both in terms of restaurants, stores, and markets. Getting to most of the hip (and often fantastic!) outposts in Brooklyn is also extremely simple from our neighborhood.

Every Major subway line is within a few short blocks with the transit hub of Union Square being the closest (2 mins, away)! We also have a network of buses passing through and many, many Citibike stations.

Best of all, walking anywhere is simple and safe from our neighborhood--anytime day or night.

If you need anything or any advice prior or during your stay, please feel free to reach out. We love our guests to feel at home and to become New Yorkers the instant they decide to stay in our loft.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $20 / night after 2 guests
Monthly Price: $7500 /month
Security Deposit: $500
Cleaning Fee: $65
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Thank you Sandy & Julie for your hospitality, your advice and help offered to us in getting around the city and for making us feel so at home. We absolutely loved staying there and will definitely return.

    The loft space is incredible, beautifully kitted out and has everything one could possibly want. It is super clean and comfortable and perfectly positioned right in the heart of the city, a stone's throw from everything.

    From there we jumped on the subway, (a block or so away), hired city bikes and cycled round the city, (again just a block away) and walked and walked round this incredible city enjoying some of the amazing restaurants, cafes, shops and sites that line the streets.

    Sandy and Julie were always there to answer our questions and offer advise about new areas and places to try.

    Thanks again, great to meet you both and get to stay in your wonderful place.

    to be continued.................

    Dan & Marie x

    June 2014
  • Julie (Sandy's wife) was a lovely host. Sandy kept communications with me so well. Great location and wonderful place! The right size for 4 women.

    June 2014
    Response from Sandy:

    Hi Miyuki,
    Thanks! We are so happy you and your friends enjoyed our loft! I am sorry that my schedules were so full during your quick stay; Julie said your were all fantastic! I hope we can meet when you return one day!

    All My Best!

    June 2014
  • The loft is simply perfect, and at the right place ! We will definitely come back, and we do recommend Sandy's loft to anybody wishing to visit NYC. Moreover, our host is great and always ready to help. What else ?

    June 2014
    Response from Sandy:

    Thanks for the kind words Guillaume! It's easy to be a good host when you have such superb guests! It would be fantastic to see you back--but will make sure to call the next time in France-a quick escape to Bretagne would be amazing!


    June 2014
  • The place is perfectly located, and we felt instantly at home in this beautiful loft. Thanks for the warm welcome, Sandy, it was a fantastic week-end in NYC. We hope we'll have a chance to come by soon again !

    June 2014
    Response from Sandy:

    Thanks! You guys were great--wished you stayed longer! Please come whenever you wish, always welcome! keep in touch and good luck on the film! All my best, s

    June 2014
  • Nous sommes enchantés de notre séjour dans le loft de Sandy et Julie, particulièrement calme alors que situé en plein centre de Manhattan, donc idéal pour découvrir la ville. Très bien équipé, impeccable, confortable.
    Des hôtes charmants et discrets. Nous recommandons chaudement.
    En cas de nouveau voyage à NY, nous aurions grand plaisir à revenir chez Sandy et Julie.

    June 2014
    Response from Sandy:

    Agnes et Jean-Jacque, nous vous acceuillerons de nouveau avec tres grand plaisir. Nous sommes tres heureux que vous ayez apprecie votre sejour ici. Merci encore pour le bon vin! Et je crois que vous manquez a Enzo!

    June 2014
  • The apartment was simply perfect and the only regret we had was that we didn't spend longer in the apartment due to our short visit.

    We stayed for two nights and host Sandy went out of his way with suggestions and recommendations of what to do in the city. He also made dinner reservations and organised a private car to the airport for us. Thank you.

    The apartment is spacious, modern and luxurious. It has a stylish, personal finish to it. The cupboards were well stocked with delights but we didn't have time to make the most of them.

    Thank you. We will definitely be back!

    May 2014
    Response from Sandy:

    Thanks Fraser! That was our only regret as well---all easily fixable if you come back for a visit! Please know that you are welcome at anytime! Thanks for letting me and the loft be a part of an important weekend for you and we are thrilled you enjoyed your time here! NYC misses you guys and sends you guys the best wishes!


    May 2014
  • great loft , fantastic owners , we had a really good time !
    the location is perfect , subway near ,a lot of place to buy food , and the market of the plaza is wonderfull

    May 2014
    Response from Sandy:

    Thanks Paula! You and your friends were wonderful--we were so happy to have you as guests. Please come back to visit. Thanks again for the little present you all left for us and the kids! Very yummy!

    Stay in touch!

    May 2014
  • Quel merveilleux séjour nous avons passé chez Sandy. Avant la réservation j'avais échangé plusieurs mails et j'ai toujours été agréablement surprise de sa réactivité et du soin apporté à ses réponses . L' appartement était conforme à l'annonce, très bien situé , safe , et surtout très au calme, ce qui nous a permis de passer de très bonnes nuits ... Nous garderons un excellent souvenir de ce voyage, de New York et de nos adorables hôtes Julie et Sandy et leur deux enfants.
    Merci pour tout .
    See you soon i hope

    April 2014
    Response from Sandy:

    Merci Catherine! Ce fut un plaisir de vous accueillir avec toute la famille. C'est toujours tres sympa d'echanger nos impressions new yorkaises en francais. En esperant vous revoir un jour, ici ou en France. Bonne continuation!

    April 2014
  • Fantastic apartment, really well (and stylishly) fitted out, excellent location and quiet too. Union Square is a stone's throw away, so it's easy to self cater should you wish, and the subway links are great - very easy to get uptown, downtown and to Brooklyn. We had a great holiday and I'm so pleased with my choice of accommodation.

    Sandy is a great host who is generous with his time and always very happy to help, or to leave you to your own devices. I would not hesitate to recommend the Loft to others. Just as long as you don't book it for a time when I want to go back!

    April 2014
    Response from Sandy:

    Too kind David! Thank You! We are thrilled you enjoyed the loft and your stay in New York. We hope you will come back to visit us when in New York and certainly to keep in touch. We will certainly send a message if we happen to find ourselves in Glasgow!

    April 2014
  • Great apartment. Big, very well located, super clean and silent!
    Very available and kind hosts!
    Have to say, that it's very hard to leave "Enzo"!
    Thank you so much for everything Sandy, Julie & family!
    Wishing you all the best,
    Angela & Ale

    April 2014
    Response from Sandy:

    We are delighted that you enjoyed and thanks again for a "little taste" of Brasil!
    We loved having you both as guests and look forward to more conversations--over vino and other Italian goodies!

    Keep Well!

    April 2014
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I'm a New Yorker, born and raised. I am a designer and have wanderlust in my blood. If you would like to know anything about the loft and my amazing city, please feel free to ask! When you meet people from all over the world here in New York they all say one thing that I think sums up the allure of NYC. The hardest thing to do in New York is leave!
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