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!
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 !
The apartment was clean and tidy. It was the same as what the pictures showed. Additionally, the host was very responsive and helpful. I would recommend this apartment.
I really enjoyed staying at Melissa's place. It's a cute space with all the amenities you need and nestled smack in the middle of the coolest neighborhood and seconds away from Tompkin Square Park. I would definitely stay there again!
Me and my housemate stayed at Melissa's place for 4 days in the blazing NYC summer - not that we needed to worry about been too hot in the apartment. The air con unit was a life saver!
The apartment was very clean and tidy with fresh bedding and towels all laid out for our arrival. Spares were available in the storage cupboard which was also a wardrobe to hang items up in. Great bathroom and kitchen facilities for the size of the apartment.
It is a small place and I think that anymore than 2 people would struggle to stay there, our suitcases alone took up a good portion of floor space. For the two of us though it was absolutely perfect - we only really used it as a base and spent nearly all of our time out and about. It was noisy on a night but no more than you would expect anywhere in NYC and certainly not enough to make even us as light sleepers feel like we weren't getting enough sleep.
The area was perfect for us too, there was no need to trawl uptown to find decent eateries etc as the East Village had it all in walking distance. Miss Lilly's and Yuca Bar on the corner of East 7th and Avenue A served gorgeous food! St Marks Place had the great NYC nightlife to sample.
We would definitely recommend this place and would happily stay here again. As two female travellers we felt very safe here and safe on a night to walk out and about in the area.
The host was helpful at short notice and accommodated for my late arrival by leaving the key nearby for me to pick up. The flat was ideal for me staying on my own for a couple nights whilst visiting NYC for work. Charming yet nothing fancy. The location is fantastic.
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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! :)