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PLEASE CONTACT ME FIRST (via the grey "Contact Me" button) with any questions and the dates of your visit BEFORE making an actual booking request (via the blue "Book It" button). My guest room is in an excellent location, a great value and an extremely popular booking--all of which you can see in my glowing reviews. Sometimes my calendar may show dates available, but I may actually be holding those dates for someone who has already contacted me first. In fairness, I always accept booking requests for the same dates in the order received.
If you make a booking request before contacting me and getting a response, I regret that I will have to deny your booking request.
Also--and THIS IS IMPORTANT--I will never extend an invitation to make a booking request to anyone who doesn't have his or her profile completed with 1) a personal photo (of yourself--not of the mountains or your dog or flowers or...), 2) some Airbnb verifications and 3) some personal information so that I have an idea of whom I might be inviting into my home. Please make sure of this BEFORE contacting me.
One final note--because I have had a couple of recent bookings where the guests informed me of a late-night arrival AFTER booking the room--I generally cannot accommodate late-night arrivals in this apartment. If your flight, bus, train or other mode of transportation will have you arriving at night and arriving at the apartment at a late hour, I apologize in advance, but I will not be able to accommodate a late check-in.
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I'm offering the larger, private bedroom in my apartment in the East Village. (Also see my other listing for the smaller guest room in this apartment: "Cozy Room in Lively East Village".) The room is comfortably furnished with a full/double size bed with a premium, relaxing, restful, plush euro pillowtop mattress--not some cheap, hard mattress with springs poking you in the back all night and barely any cushioning! Additionally, there's a wardrobe in the room if you'd like to fully unpack your suitcase and get comfortable.
This larger bedroom faces the street, and it gets wonderful natural light during the day. There is some general city noise that can sometimes be heard, but at night the blackout curtains help to reduce any of the sounds of the city.
Fresh, quality bed linens and towels are provided for your stay, as is WiFi. Additionally, there is an iron and hair dryer available for shared use. In the kitchen you'll find a delicious selection of mostly organic teas for your enjoyment. You are absolutely welcome to make use of the kitchen to prepare any meals, if you wish, and you are invited to get comfortable in the living area and read a book or watch television.
My apartment is a fairly typical NYC flat--not humongous but very welcoming, warm, safe and clean (earth-friendly, cruelty-free products are used). Your host--that would be me--is a genuinely kind, friendly, former Midwesterner who wants to make sure your visit to this fabulous city is wonderful (I hope you love it as much as I do!) and that your stay in my home is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. In short, while you are visiting, my home is your home.
Situated on East 10th Street, the location is convenient to all that this city has to offer. The L train is a two-minute walk away, and Tompkins Square Park is right around the corner. Within a short walking distance is Union Square, Greenwich Village, the Lower East Side, SoHo, Washington Square Park and more! Subway trains that are very close include the L, 4, 5, 6, F, N, R, Q, all of which will connect you wherever you want to go in a snap!
For your convenience, the neighborhood offers plenty of restaurants (including vegetarian/vegan, Thai, Japanese, Mexican, pizza, falafels, diners and much more), grocery stores (including Whole Foods and Trader Joe's), farmer's markets, coffee shops, 24-hour delis, pharmacies, off-Broadway theatres, cinemas, nightlife options and more.
1. The room itself is about 9.5'x14' (about 135 sq. feet/12.5 sq meters), and there are two guest rooms in the apartment.
2. Your bedroom is private, but YOU WILL BE SHARING THE COMMON AREAS of the apartment (bathroom, kitchen and living room) if the other guest room is booked for the same time period. If this is an issue for you, then check out my Greenwich Village guest room and do not book this room.
I enjoy meeting different people, and I look forward to welcoming you as a guest into my home.
If GREENWICH VILLAGE is more your style, please check out my other apartment with an available guest room:
-Private, Cozy Room on Thompson St.
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||No Charge|
|Weekly Price:||$550 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$2100 /month|
|Check In:||12:00 PM (noon)|
|Check Out:||10:00 AM|
John was an excellent host! We unfortunately did not meet him because he was out of town. He sent a friend over for all administrative tasks and it worked out perfectly! I really recommend the place!
John was a very friendly and helpful host and his apartment is clean and in a very nice neighbourhood. Very recommendable.
I had a wonderful time in Johns Apartment. It is perfectly situated within the East Village. Everything was as other people have already written and as it is described by John. I like a lot the high quality of the bed, in which I slept so well.
Highly recommended. Thank you John.
John was an amazing host as usual. He's accommodating, friendly, and the best host we could ask for. The apartment was spacious and right by St. Marks. This was our second time staying with him, and it's safe to say that John is our go to host for whenever we are in the city.
Great place to stay! John was a very helpful host! He helped me carrying my 2 huge suitcases up in the 5th floor and when I wanted to check-out a bit earlier than usual, it was not a problem. I just left the keys on the dining table. The apt is really nice and after a long exhausting walk through manhattan the perfect place to rest. Also the neighborhood is interesting. Always full of people, not dangerous at all!
Absolut great!!! Thanks John again. Would stay at Johns every time again. He is really nice and helpful and to stay in East Villiage is really good for everything to do in NYC.
John was by far the best airbnb host I've ever had. The place was newly renovated, super clean, and he even had high-end tea for his guests. I was in New York looking for an apartment and he took time out of his day to tell me about the process and help me out. John is the man. If you're passing through The City, you should 100% stay at his place!
Excellent ! I hadn't stayed in East Village for many years and John's appartment was just perfect to enjoy everything the area has to offer. Great restaurants, cafes, bars, independent shops. The large room was ideal for my needs.
John kindly helped with a (heavy) suitcase when I arrived. He was very helpful in every way.
John was a stellar host. He provided excellent communications before and throughout the trip. His apartment was clean, cozy, and super convenient. I would recommend him to my best friends, and would definitely stay with him again next time I visit New York City.
Very successful first experience with Airbnb. John was very helpful prior to and during my visit. The room is spacious and clean and the apartment had everything you needed - toiletries, towels, hairdryer etc. It's in a good location as well - you can walk to just about any subway line from the apartment. Good breakfast places nearby too. I would recommend this place to others.