View from bathroom towards eating corner, bed nook, and sofa bed area.Brand new kitchen with dish washer, new coffee maker, electric stove.
Dave's Studio 55
Dave's Studio 55
3 guests
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
2 beds
1 bath
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This is a fully furnished basement studio apartment with basic TV (no cable) and wireless internet, a full bathroom and full kitchen with dishwasher, also washer and dryer units accessible in the building.

The space

The Apt is a basement studio apartment in one of the most beautiful old buildings in the heart of the East Village. The studio has a bed alcove, bathroom, kitchen (electric stove, microwave), small sit down eating area and the sofa / tv / painting studio. I use the apt mainly as my painting and drawing studio and for our family and friends to stay. I have tons of my own art on the walls.

I live in the building, so I can be of assistance if needed.

Guest access

You will have the whole Studio to yourself. It is best suited for up to 2 or 3 people.

Interaction with guests

I live in the building, so I can be of assistance if needed.

Other things to note

GENERAL: The place is what we call a "rail road" studio, and it is in an old NYC building. We prefer solo travelers or two guests over three.
We do not accept groups of four.

Absolutely no hosting of parties!

The studio does not get much day light, but it has access to a small patio in the backyard to sit outside in the summertime and maybe even BBQ. There are laundry machines in the back part of the building basement, and one all year round full time tenant neighbor's apt on the same floor.
As in many NYC apartment buildings the heat is provided via steam heat in old radiators, the steam heat sometimes makes a pumping, or hissing sound, for people familiar with NYC a very normal backdrop, for newbies to NYC sometimes a bit surprising.

You will have access to the entire apartment!

Full disclosure about this small NYC apt:
- The apartment is in the basement of a six floor beautiful old coop building.
- The studio was fully renovated 3 years ago, it still is in very good shape.
- Mattress is about five years old, has a pillow top to make it even more comfortable for our guests
- Air Conditioner is only available during summer days
- The steam heat in the winter time is as mentioned above making some hissing and pumping noises, and the studio is sometimes very warm, only way to control it after you turned off the radiator is to open the window.
- The buildings garbage bins are outside on the same level as the basement entry door (you can also use the main building door), but the area is kept very clean and organized, we never had any smell problem ever, nor any complaints about this at all.
-There is a closet/storage space. It's emptied out so there is hanging space for you (and two of the drawers), but the rest of the drawers and all of the space below the bed remains full with my belongings.

Note: This is my personal studio. I live in the building upstairs. I am not a full-time AirBNB host. I use the space to paint and create my artwork, we also travel frequently for work and this is when we put the studio up for guests. This apartment isn't meant for anyone who is looking for a hotel-like stay. If you can put up with the quirks listed above, then I'd love to have you stay at my studio! :)

Pets Allowed
Family/Kid Friendly
Wireless Internet
Extra people £39 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee £47
Security Deposit £195
Weekend Price £136 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check out by 4PM

MINIMUM STAY: Three days, during prime season four days
You can try to inquire for less days but we might not be able to get back to you. No answer in this case would be a NO.

RESPECT: The building is a coop and mainly owner occupied. We expect our guest to behave like human beings with manners and tact. We hope you understand recycling is important and if you use the communal properties (back yard, laundry facilities and hallways) you do this with respect and care.

PET POLICY: We allow pets in the studio - upon approval only (please contact us directly) and against an additional deposit of $200/stay to be collected at arrival. We will refund the cash deposit before departure at inspection of the Studio. Damage of the studio will result in loss of the deposit at discretion of the host. Not negotiable, please consider and read our reviews.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
4 nights minimum stay

53 Reviews

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Sophie User Profile
April 2015
Dave's studio was perfect for our trip to New York, having everything we needed and in a fantastic location. Dave was really friendly and helpful before we arrived and met us on arrival which was great. He also provided a list of local places to eat and drink which was brilliant! Perfect host and apartment!
David User Profile
Response from David:
lovely couple they left the apartment totally clean and were super respectful... I would have them stay anytime
April 2015

Yabu User Profile
March 2015
First up, the location is epic. I stayed 8 days and every New Yorker I spoke to about where I was staying was most impressed. Then when it came to being looked after, David was the perfect host. My flight was delayed do that I only got there around 2am and at every stage he kept in contact and let me know everything would be fine. I was given a great tour despite the late hour and his welcome pack made it easy to find great local places to eat and drink at all times of day and occasion. The apartment itself is nice and spacious when compared to a hotel and whilst I was on my own, I would return as a couple. I travel to NY around once a year and this will be my first place to check for a spot on my next visit. Hmmm maybe I should go a bit east on the review so that I still have a chance of booking....
David User Profile
Response from David:
Best guy ever always let me know what his status was when his flight was delayed. He left the place clean I would have him stay anytime.
March 2015

Elizabeth User Profile
November 2017
I’ll echo the other reviewers in saying David’s apartment is surprisingly close to night life, but one block away lends to a nice quiet night. His block is mostly residential. He has two double sized beds, one is in front of the TV with plenty of back pillows so doubles as a couch. Both were comfortable. Water pressure was great. David was incredibly flexible with check in and checkout. I had a very late flight and he let me stay until after 6pm, as no one was checking in after me that day. The washer and dryer were incredibly convenient just outside the door of the apartment and free! He even let us use his detergent. Only a few tenants in the building and they all know each other so felt totally comfortable leavi our clothes to wash and dry while we went out.

Joel User Profile
September 2017
Great apartment located in a lovely neighbourhood and very well comunicated to everywhere, there is a metro stop in a few minutes walking. looked exactly as described, loved the art he has on the walls done by himself. I would totally recommend it! He is such a cool guy

Zishan User Profile
August 2017
David is so nice and helpful! His studio is very clean and nice! It is very quiet and safe! There are many restaurants around it! I can eat many delicious food with walking few step! It's very convenient! David replied message quickly! love it!

Porfiria User Profile
August 2017
Dave's place is exactly as described. The neighborhood could not be better! He was easy to contact and helpful. Would definitely recommend his place.

Tj User Profile
July 2017
David was a great host, was there right when we arrived and made sure we had everything we needed for our stay

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David User Profile

Super fun, outgoing and laid back artist and proprietor. Live and let live - respectfully and also a fellow AirB&B-er from NYC

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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