Stay in the best room but share the apartment with a knowledgeable local full of advice. In the heart of the East Village, you can experience life as a real New Yorker, with all the best restaurants, bar, and coffee shops, and an iPhone to navigate!
I'm a designer and I've treated my amazingly cute, two bedroom apartment as my pet project. I had kept the larger of the bedrooms available for friends to stay in—my boyfriend and I live in the other—and all of them have loved it. Now I'm opening it up to share with others and hope you'll come spend a couple days, weeks or months in my beautiful apartment in the most amazing place in the world: the East Village.
Your bedroom is furnished with a bed that can easily sleep two (the mattress is a luxury mattress and the bedding is 500 thread count), a vintage desk, gorgeous walnut mirror, and other high-end pieces. You have a large closet (by New York City standards) in addition to under-bed drawers. The apartment has hardwood floors and exposed brick throughout, giving it a Downtown New York feel that you won't find at any hotel. Your bedroom in particular receives splendid natural light, a precious commodity in New York City and one that makes waking up in the morning both easy and a pleasure.
We share a living/dining/kitchen area and a bathroom. You're welcome to help yourself to all of the Malin + Goetz bath products, and I have towels for you. We don't cook but we also have a quaint kitchen at your disposal. In the living area there's a 40" Samsung LCD TV connected to an Apple TV (you can stream HD movies from iTunes, HBO, Hulu and Netflix).
Also, unique to this apartment is your own iPhone 5 to use while you explore the City. Use maps to orient yourself and find your way around, or text or call any local numbers, including me! I've loaded many NYC-specific apps that will help you make the most of your time here.
I'd love to share my apartment and city with you!
Your own iPhone 5
Apple TV (shared in the living room)
Malin + Goetz Bath products
Iron + board
Refrigerator + Stove + kitchen utensils
My expert opinion on where to eat + drink in NYC
Interaction with guests
I primarily work from home, which means a good portion of my time is spent seated at my computer in the common area. My boyfriend is finishing up his PhD in Biology and spends a good amount of his time in lab. For the most part we both make our own hours, which allows us to be flexible with check-in, check-out, shower times, etch. Just let us know your preference!
This also means I'm very available to speak to and answer questions. I don't spend much, if any of my waking time in my bedroom. If I'm not home, I'm incredibly easy to reach via the iPhone I give my guests—you're always welcome call or text me.
My biggest request is that you leave the place as you found it. Other than that, simple courtesies like asking to bring friends back to the apartment before doing so are also appreciated. That said, I want you to feel like you're at home. :)
Oh, and maybe take off your shoes... ;)
From Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2017 the minimum stay is 6 nights.
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I'm something of a bon vivant and enjoy many of the pleasures afforded by living in an incredible city such as New York. I love being surrounded by such a diverse population of people who serve as an infinite font of energy and inspiration. I fancy myself a creative intellectual and love nothing more than sharing an amazing meal with close friend or perhaps traveling a foreign country, sampling the best of what that unique locale has to offer. As far as traveling goes, I've had the privilege of seeing much of Western and Northern Europe (and even living in Madrid for almost a year and Copenhagen for a summer) as well as visiting Morocco, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, and Mexico to name a few. Food is a huge love of mine, and I am a pescetarian (anything to stem our ridiculous love affair with destroying the environment), although I don't cook at home. Years ago one of my good friends coined the term "maximist" to describe my uncanny affinity for experiencing or owning the best of what's available. If you care to see what it is that I find interesting, feel free to look at my feed on Instagram at "cb".
I am a creative, fun, and adventurous ENTP