I am happy to host responsible visitors as my guests. I am careful to make sure it is the right match for my home- Perfect for a one or a couple but not more. This is an especially personable EV apt- please read the full description. If you are interested please introduce yourselves and tell me a little bit about your stay in the city. This is my home and it is important for me to know who is making the reservation. Thank you.
A charming artist's home for responsible guests in a small friendly and safe building in the east village.
My lovely east village floor-through home is available for a responsible older couple or single (35+) looking for a clean quiet temporary apartment in the city.
It is beautifully furnished with designer furniture and family antiques. There are windows front and back of this typical railroad apt, with a sunny kitchen, and quiet bedroom with a new super comfortable plush firm full (double) mattress. There is a desk with wifi ( w/small speakers and a usb printer for your use), hd tv w/local channels (w/vhs and dvd player). Includes an ironing board, a full kitchen with all-clad pans, a tivoli radio in the kitchen, a gas oven, linens and towels. The apt also includes cleaning every two weeks and i provide sheets and towels.
This is a very simple apartment, there is no microwave, and true to the tenement design- only one sink in the kitchen! The bathroom has a great bath and shower. For laundry the business on Ave B picks up and delivers or you can use their coin machines and dry in the apt- i have a drying wrack. The typical tenement is about 450 sq ft.
No smoking, and shoes off at the door, appropriate for a couple or one person, not two single visitors as there is only one bed. It is important to understand that no extra guests are to be invited to stay at the apt during the reservation and absolutely no parties- though friends and family are welcome to stop by- as long as they take their shoes off and are respectful of my personal belonging.
This is a friendly, small building so it is important to be respectful of the neighbors, quiet in the hallway, and pay attention with the recycling bins.
The security deposit is handled by the website.. their new policy is not to charge your card anything unless there is a claim. So the security deposit amount is pro forma.. and i have never had cause to use it. Everyone has always been very conscientious and replaced something or simply let me know if a glass broke. This is not a problem!
The apt is a two flight walk up. on the second floor above the street. The place is nice and warm in the winter and has a lovely breeze in the summer with ceiling fans, ac, and windows in the front and back.
The East Village is walking distance to NYU, SOHO, everywhere downtown. Nearest subway is the F train East Village stop. There is also a great East River track off sixth street. The buses are the M14, M9, and M21. The nearest subway is the 2nd Ave/East Village stop on the F train. In the summer there is the Pitt St. pool one block away which is great for morning laps (7am).
You will have wifi and a comfortable space, full kitchen, shower and bath. Cleaning person scheduled every two weeks. Sheets and linens provided. Since it is my home you also get my personal help regarding all details of your trip.
I check in throughout your stay. Communication is key. I am available for all inquiries regarding the city and neighborhood and especially regarding my home- I will meet you when you arrive and review everything necessary for the apt. I also leave a thorough paper version of information in the apt for reference during your stay.
The east village is the best for a thousand choices of super affordable restos, bars, and clubs. Walking distance to soho, Chinatown, NYU, West Village, even Williamsburg.
We've got the m14 bus, the M9 and the F and 6 trains, plus city bikes around the corner.
You will have use of the full home. Wifi, full kitchen, bath/shower- yoga mat.. the works.
Interaction with guests
I am available throughout your stay. Communication is very important before and during.. so all questions can be answered. I will help on any topic re the neighborhood or city.. my pleasure.
Other things to note
Don't be surprised that a tenement apt only has one sink! Classic. These buildings were built in the 1890's for immigrants from all over the world. My apt used to house two families! The neighborhood has a rich history and remains wildly international.
This apt is for a single person or a couple (35+) as there is one double bed. Two people is the maximum. -The sofa is not an extra bed for visitors.
Please do write to me with an introduction before making a reservation! thank you!
You are responsible for my home, so please do not allow anyone at all into the apt who you do not know well, and any friend is only allowed when you are present. All guests are to take their shoes off!
Shoes off in apt
I provide sheets and towels. I ask that the bed be stripped when you leave and that you collect all the laundry together. Also i ask that the pots and pans all be left as clean as when you arrived. The cleaning person will be coming on schedule so the general cleaning is usually taken care of. Also i ask that any general food, olive oil, etc, supplies that are used be replenished! Thank you!
All the furniture and things are dear to me, many are from my family and so i trust that you will take care in the apt. Please no drinks or food near the sofa in the living room.
Please be aware that there is no home phone. But i trust that you will have a cell, rent a local 'go phone' (if you are coming from another country), or use an internet phone connection! I have a perfectly good private high speed internet connection for that!
We use a local laundromat which is half a block away, one of them will pick up and deliver, please ask if you need more information regarding this.
It is important to be respectful of my possessions and books and respect my privacy. The desk is private and the books are not to be borrowed.
Remember: This is very much my home and you will be my guest.
Please do not move any art on the walls, remove any books, or disturb any other of my belongings.
All the dishes that you need will be in easy view, and space will be made in the closet and two drawers made available for your use. All linens and towels will be on the bed or at the foot of the bed. No other towels or sheets are for your use. You will have more than enough and a change of sheets for the bed. If the sheets are changed- usually after one week- it is your responsibility to wash the first set of sheets you used. Thank you.
We recycle. 1)paper, 2) plastic bottles without tops and glass, (NO plastic bags with either 1 or 2), and 3) all other regular garbage.
Consideration for the neighbors is important. No parties, and please no loud music.
I am a video artist. I have lived in NY for 28 years, and traveled quite a lot. I have had all good experiences with people happy to stay in my apt in the East Village, and a few return visits. It is very much my home so i welcome responsible people who are happy to be here. I am always reachable for any questions and have friends in the neighborhood who are welcoming and available for any extra assistance.