welcome to NYC!
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 is a nice zone) 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.
We loved out time at LPM in the Lower East Side!
This was our first time using Air BnB and we found the whole process to be a breeze. Once confirmed Vivi was great with keeping in contact with us regarding our arrival etc.
We came into NY on a long weekend, so Vivi was not able to be at the app to let us in.. She arranged a convenient pickup spot for the keys, which was no hassle at all.. e found the spot quickly and let ourselves in.
The apt is exactly like the photos, the perfect size for a couple or a single person looking to explore NY..
Vivi had left us some notes on things to do and throughout our stay kept in close contact to make sure everything was going fine..
The location of LPM is amazing if you want to explore downtown... Within 3 blocks there are too many bars/eateries to mention, many of them the pick of NY at the moment...
5 star from us and next time we are in the city we will be in touch!!
Sam and Blakes
La Petite Maison was a great place to stay for our visit to New York. Unfortunately we were late arriving and did not meet Vivi but she made arrangements for us to pick up the keys at a nearby place and gave clear instructions for finding the apartment. We loved the Lower East Side with its ethnic mix, its stores including the Essex Market (two short blocks away), varied restaurants, and the good subway connections. LPM is small but comfortable, and surprisingly quiet considering how close it is to busy roads.
We had a great time in Vivi's place. When we arrived she was at the apt waiting for us, she was flexible with check in and check out hours. The apt is small but it has everything you need, is close to subway station (few blocks). Vivi also was very helpfull, given us tips about places to visit and eat. We went in to a wonderfull Jazz club following her tip. Thank you Vivi!
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.