welcome to NYC!
Everything worked out well here. It was as clean and nice as the apartment could be. Besides the upstairs neighbor it is also very quiet, probably due to it being set back from the street. If I were to nit-pick, I would say that to someone familiar with NY. the location of the apartment is not accurate to the map. The building hallways smell very strongly of smoke and the apartment, as advertised, is small with an exceptionally small shower (that seemingly has unlimited hot water once it shows up!). But if you are younger and solo in NY, and on a budget, feel confident in renting this space.
Vivi's apartment is small and spotlessly clean, very convenient to everythhing in Lower Manhattan. I enjoyed my stay there.
The apartment looks exactly as in the pictures. Vivi was nice and accommodated a last minute booking. Would recommend to anyone for an affordable stay in New York.
Convenient little walkup apartment with plenty of restaurant and a great market nearby. And with the F train nearby it was perfect for working in Dumbo for a week.
Vivi was quick to respond and everything was smooth.
The apartment itself is standard NY small but should be comfortable for 2 people. The bed is comfortable and the kitchen is well-equipped although there is no microwave, so plan accordingly. Overall no problems at all here. Good price for a basic NY apartment.
Great apartment in a great location, with some great nightlife and restaurants and decent subway connections to Brooklyn and the rest of Manhatten. Recommended for your stay in NYC.
I have had a great time at La Petite Maison.
Vivi came to give me the keys to the bus stop I was arriving from Boston: that was very handy and after that with simple instruction I arrived to the place. It is 2 minutes by walk from the subway stop. The studio is big enough for one person, but I believe it could be ok also for a couple. No noise during the night as it is not directly on the main street. Internet connection very fast, location perfect (it is both well connected to any other manhattan zone and itself (email hidden)) and in case You have any question Vivi would reply to you always in no time! in the end this for me it has been the perfect flat with a perfect host.
I stayed at La Petite Maison for 6 nights in september 2013 and was extremely happy with my experience. The location is awesome, in the heart of the Lower East Side.... Vivi, the host, is excellent, she took great care to ensure the experience was smooth...she gave awesome recommendations and followed up to see if I needed anything... her communications were fantastic... she was very quick to respond and this was the smoothest and fastest booking I've had with a host... best host I've had!.... I look forward to staying here on my next nyc trip... highly recommend this apartment and this host.
Vivian is without a doubt, one of the most responsive people - host or friend, I have ever collaborated with (that beats out even my mother! Sorry mom ...). Within minutes Vivian responded to each message, and proactively checked in with me once I was in the apartment (while being respectful of my respite).
The booking was flawlessly smooth, she was beyond accommodating, and the apartment was 100% clean. I would not hesitate to recommend LPM, or Vivian as a host, to anyone searching for an apartment which couldn't be closer to accessible train rides and top-notch restaurants, in a quiet and safe building.
Vivian is dedicated to service, and that speaks volumes to the satisfaction of my stay.
I hope our paths cross again!
The apartment was very close to the F train which is one of the main train lines to get around New York. It was exactly as the pictures show, a big space for one person.
Vivi was super helpful: she let me know good places around the area and was always very quick to respond to messages and emails. She was always willing to help out where she could.
I would definitely come back to stay here again.
We booked vivs place for 2 weeks in June. She was very communicative throughout the booking process. The place was tidy and easy to find. Just a few blocks rom the subway. We had issues with the hot water tap in the shower (really really small) and the kitchen tap.there was only a few bowls and cooking pans to use. As she state the tv doesn't work but she has a few DVDs to choose from. Overall for our first time in nyc it was a good place to stay.
Vi's friend was a wonderful guest! He was here for the funeral of a friend, so not such great circumstances, but we attempted to share with him some of the interesting and fun things about Carytown and RVA.
He was very respectful of everything and everyone, and we'd host him again in a NY minute! Thanks Jim!
Vivi was a great guest. As a bnb host herself, she understood the dynamics of the guest/host, which was very pleasant. I would welcome her back anytime.
What can I say? I think the reviews/references speak for themselves. Vivi is truly the crème de la crème. She is honest, smart, and most importantly has a jeweled heart. I love her like a sister.
I've escaped to Vivi's apt many times. The apartment is nice and quiet. It's exactly what I needed after a long hustling bustling day in New York City.
Vivi has been my girlfriend for over a year, so this reference might seem a little biased. But I have witnessed Vivi's thoughtful interaction with her guests firsthand; and I have seen her tireless dedication to making their stay in New York as hospitable as possible. Vivi's attention to even the most minute detail is what transforms this little apartment on the lower side into the perfect jumping off point to tour the attractions of lower Manhattan. She is always available throughout the duration of a guest's stay for guidance on places to eat and sites to see - or for any other questions a guess may have. You won't be disappointed,
Vivi is a gem. Generous, worldly, and immaculate. She cooks an amazing a Vietnamese pork belly, amongst other things and has a biting sense of humor.
Vivi is a fantastic person with a spirit for adventure! She is fun, smart and thoughtful of others. VIvi is also an expert on downtown NYC. You'll be in great hands!
Vivi is a fantastic person with great wit and equally great intellect. Her place is in a great location near some of my favorite NYC destinations ( the Village, China Town etc...). She has a clean apartment that offers tranquility in the heart of the Lower East Side. I fully recommend Vivi and La Petite Maison.