If it's an authentic New York experience you're looking for, you've found it. Located in the heart of the East Village of Manhattan, this one bedroom apartment is as cool as the city and as cozy as the country. Perfect for couples or singles. Not suitable for families. East & west facing windows wash the place in lots of morning and afternoon light, flat screen tv, xbox, cable, internet, queen size tempurpedic bed (with memory foam mattress!), laundry/dry cleaners on ground floor, kitchen, full bath. I collect early American antiques which impart a country charm to this small yet beautiful city apartment. 10-15 minute walk to the F train; 15-20 minutes to N/R & 6 lines. Historic Tompkins Square Park is 3 blocks away and anchors the colorful diversity of the neighborhood. The East Village abounds with a bar and cafe culture unmatched in other parts of Manhattan. If you were to throw a stone from my roof the arch of it's trajectory would pass no less than several upscale restaurants and downscale dive bars. The only neighborhood in New York!
Everything you will need is provided. Towels, linens, toiletries, umbrellas if it rains, video games, movies, books (but why read when there's so much to do?) etc. All you have to do is show up.
Apartment is on the 6th floor of an old tenement building. No elevator. The stairs are no joke. If you bring lots of luggage you're in for a challenge. You wanted an authentic New York experience right? You'll have the best legs south of 14th St. when you leave!
Weekends can be noisy. That's what happens when you're surrounded by cool bars and fantastic restaurants.
1. Make yourself at home.
2. Enjoy yourself.
3. Leave the place as you found it.
Xiren was an excellent host. Her apartment was super clean and was exactly as described. I stayed there with my boyfriend and it's perfect for two people. Contact with Xiren was easy and she responded quickly. Would recommend to anyone!
We stayed at Xiren's apartment for eight nights. The place was right in the thick of it, we couldn't have been closer to the sights of East Village. We didn't get to meet Xiren but the keys were easy to pick up/drop off at the local deli. We didn't spend much time in the apartment but it was good for our needs - a comfortable bed and great location. The stairs are formidable but we were only using them once a day so no big deal.
We had a wonderful stay. The apartment was clean and cozy. Xiren was a great host lots of suggestions of places to eat in and around the neighborhood. We would happily stay there again.
The listing is exactly as described. Xiren provided us with detailed instructions and tips for our stay. We were delayed upon arrival and Xiren was extremely accommodating and understanding. Xiren was also very prompt in her response time to any queries we had.
Would recommend this apartment to anyone (though as Xiren notes, the stairs are no joke); and we will hopefully be able to stay here again.
During our stay Xiren was very responsive over email. Picking up the keys from a local deli was really easy. Xiren emailed us a useful list of recommended amenities in the local area.
The apartment was clean and decorated as pictured. The wooden floors feel lovely underfoot. All the equipment needed to cook meals and a cafetiere for coffee were present. We had a quiet nights sleep on a comfy bed because the flat is above street level.
The low-rise neighbourhood has good transport links and has amenities like groceries, cafes and bars. We really loved the Van Leeuwen ice cream parlour.
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I recently stayed at Xiren's apartment with my girlfriend and we loved the place and location! The apartment looks exactly like the pictures. It is in the perfect area, with easy access to the subway. I would reccomend this place to anyone!
Chinese born Canadian. Raised in England, studied in France and lived a nomadic life across 28 countries before making New York my home. Love the city. Love to leave it but always love coming home. Come for a visit. I'm here to help!