About this listing
An adorable studio located on one of NYC's "new yorkiest" streets! The apartment is cute, clean, and comfortable... and you just can't beat the location. Steps from amazing shopping, dining and nightlife- you are sure to get the authentic New York City experience you are looking for!
This is a spacious studio in the heart of the East Village. Steps to Tompkins Square Park. There are countless restaurants, cafes, bars and nightlife surrounding the apartment. It is located on the 3rd floor of a 6 story walk-up building on a quiet and beautiful street with tons of great shops and dining. Literally one of the best low-key blocks in lower Manhattan.
Transportation: 5 Minute walk to 14th street L strain at 1st avenue. 5 Minute walk to Astor place 6 train. 12 minute walk to Union Square L456NQR trains to anywhere in the city. 20 minutes walk/train to Grand Central or Times Square.
Our favorite part about the east village is that you can walk to all the best neighborhoods of lower Manhattan. Lower East Side, Chinatown, Soho, Nolita, Little Italy and Gramercy.
The apartment is furnished with an extra comfy queen size bed and a Futon sofa that folds down into a bed with room for 2 in each! Note: The apartment is definitely best for 1 or 2 but can certainly sleep 3 or 4, although longer stays may get cramped. There is a spacious bathroom and full kitchen with dishwasher. This is by no means a large apartment but certainly large for an NYC studio!
The apartment is very very clean with all new furniture/mattress and linens! Plenty of fresh towels and linens provided as well.
Anyways, ask me anything! I love to help with travel and fun city tips!
Many people ask about the price with fees and extra costs etc along with how to make payment etc. When you enter the dates you would like to stay into the site along with the number of people, it will return the total cost (including the cleaning fee). There are no taxes or extra fees on top of this, but AirBnB adds their fee. It varies between 6-12% on top of our price. The security deposit will be returned to you 48 hours after you check out as long as you leave the place in decent condition. So far we have never had to keep any of the deposits.
All the payments are safely made with credit card to AirBnB when booking. They hold the money until the day after you check in and will then transfer it to us. This ensures that the apartment is there when you arrive and prevents fraud etc. Thanks!
Total access!! The bedroom, kitchen and bath are fully equipped and ready for you to use!
Interaction with Guests
I usually only see you to give you keys and will not be present at all during your stay. But of course I am always close by if you need anything at all! :)
The East Village is one of the most amazing, eclectic and eccentric neighborhood in New York. It is totally central, and has great access to public transit to go anywhere you want to go in the city!
Trains in every direction! The apartment is walking distance to tons of coffee shops, restaurants, bars, and shopping. And their are taxi's available on every corner!
Other Things to Note
This exact street has been voted New York City's "New Yorkiest" streets three years in a row! You'll find everything you need and want on this one city block:)
We leave detailed set of house rules in the apartment for everyone, as well as plenty of neighborhood recommendations and all of my contact info!
We were in NYC for work and it was really convenient for us to stay in Melissa's place.
We all know that NYC is very very expensive but it was a good compromise. This place is also in a safe area and close to the subway and it's fast to access either Times Square or Brooklyn Bridge.
Melissa's place was great and just as she presented it in airbnb- neat and clean. The location was really easy for getting around on the subway and a really cool and interesting neighbourhood as well, with lots of little bars and cafes nearby.
Melissa was friendly and hospitable in her communication. Nothing was too much trouble. She seemed really well organized and replied and courteously and promptly to all my questions. Thank you Melissa!
Melissa made picking up and dropping off our keys very easy. The apartment was exactly as it was pictured in the posting and very tidy. My husband and I enjoyed the neighbourhood and had a very pleasant experience as first time airbnbers! We enjoyed the access to local public transit and the eclectic stores in this beautiful part of New York. We appreciated the amenities like the coffee maker, hairdryer and dishwasher, and found the building clean and quiet. We also loved finding local places to eat - Porchetta for pork and the Big Gay Ice Cream shop were worthy of repeat visits! Melissa is a thoughtful host who always responded to text messages and emails within a few minutes, so even though we never met her, we always felt like we could ask any questions we felt like.
The place was well kept, clean and surprisingly quiet for being on the street.
Melissa's place was ideal for exploring New York. The location is perfect and quintessentially East Village near some fantastic restaurants and a quick walk to key subway stations. The apartment is spacious and comfortable.
Appartement bien équipé et propre, lit confortable, climatisation, micro ondes four et plaques au gaz. L'appartement a été très bien pour les 10 jours que nous y avons passé avec notre fille de 1 an.
L'appartement est au 3e étage, escaliers un peu raides, mais il faut avouer que nous étions particulièrement encombrés avec poussette et bébé...
L'appartement est bien placé, métro à 3 blocs et une autre ligne un bloc plus loin. Très pratique, on est très vite rendu au sud de manhattan comme au niveau de central park au nord, et on peut facilement se rendre à soho, china town et little Italy à pied.
Le quartier de l'appartement est animé, plein de bons restos autour. Un peu bruyant mais pour avoir discuté avec d'autres touristes, il me semble que c'est partout pareil sur NY, et pas spécifique à ce quartier ou à l'appartement.
En conclusion, nous recommandons, nous sommes très satisfaits de notre séjour et Melissa a répondu à notre demande et à toutes nos questions ensuite en moins d'un quart d'heure à chaque fois !
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About the Host, Melissa
Hello! I am a photographer living in NYC... I love to travel and spend a lot of time on the road. I have had great experiences using airbnb as a traveler myself, so I decided to list my spaces here as well... ask me anything! :)