Living room: bedroom #1 is to the left of this space, separated by shoji screensView from living room into bedroom #1

Entire home/flat

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

Entire home/flat

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

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About this listing

Welcome to Soho! The apartment is really quiet and peaceful for the most part, which makes for an enjoyable stay downtown. I've lived all over the city and this is by far the most quiet I've had - most apartments you can hear sirens and honking through the night.

The building is from the 1900s, so it's not a fancy luxury building and comes with its quirks. I've owned the apartment for about 9 years now, so please take care of it like you would your own home! :)

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: 2PM - 10PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Some pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: £48
Weekend Price: £322 / night


The space

2 bedroom with a queen bed in one room and a double bed in the other and, a very comfy couch in case you need an extra spot to sleep.

The apartment is a unique two bedroom with a backyard, exposed brick, one full bathroom with tub and shower and the other one just a toilet and sink. The kitchen and living room are connected so it's a nice open space. You are on the ground floor, so no stairs to walk up, and the apartment is extremely safe - I have lived here for since 2009 with no issues.

The backyard is a little rundown, but even thought it's a nice thing to have in NYC, I rarely use it. Sometimes it's nice to sit out there and have a drink, but usually it's either too hot or too cold. I'll probably make some renovations at some point, but it's not a huge priority for me. Please use it as much as you like! There is a bbq outside, but propane is illegal so please do not use it. As you know airbnb is illegal in NYC so it would be bad to have the building burn down from illegal guests. Haha! :)

If you have more than two guests, the couch can sleep one—it's actually really comfortable and blankets/sheets/pillow are provided.

NOTE: in the winter it gets a little chilly because of the outdoor space door, but there are blankets and a space heater (only to be used when you're home).

Bedroom 1:
Separated from the living room by shoji screens, so it's private, but sound does travel, so if someone's on the couch, you are essentially in the same bedroom (the shoji screens do shut all the way). There's a queen bed and a private bathroom, but the shower is in the other bathroom. Access to the outdoor space is from this bedroom.

Bedroom 2:
This bedroom is a good distance from the other bedroom and is quite because there is a real door. The entire apartment is fairly quiet but this would be the more private room.

There is wireless internet, use of refrigerator (NOTE: it is not a full-size fridge), and access to filtered water (Brita). There are in-wall air con units and floorboard heating. All linens and towels will be provided, plus some closet space in the front closet for your things. There is no cable.

Guest access

Anything in the apartment you are free to use. If you use the washer and dryer, please don't put shoes or anything other than clothing or linens in there. If you wash your towels or sheets, make sure you wash the same colors together. The washer is small and can only handle a very small load (like 3 towels).

Liquid soap goes in the slot all the way to the left and the softener part doesn't work. There are dryer sheets (please empty lint trap after use). The washer requires a VERY small amount of detergent or the washer will get clogged. The door is broken - you need to lift and push to shut.

Interaction with guests

I will be available via text/email/phone for any questions and will most likely be handing you the keys and giving you a tour, but will not be present in the apartment at all during your stay.

The neighbourhood

You are in the perfect location to get anywhere in the city with ease. Within a minute's walk, you have an organic juice shop (Juice Press), coffee shop (Local), trendy restaurant for breakfast, drinks and food (Navy), small Italian place (Pepe Rosso to Go), trendy Jamaican restaurant and juice bar (Miss Lily's), coffee and brunch (Once Upon a Tart), trendy and delicious restaurant (the Dutch), healthy restaurant (Souen Soho). A walk north, south, east or west and you have a ton more. I can help with other recommendations.

Shopping and all that Soho has to offer is right outside your door. You are a 20 or so minute walk from the Freedom Tower and an 8-minute walk to Washington Square Park. If you want to go to the gym, there is an Equinox on Prince Street or a NYSC on Varick - both under a 10-minute walk.

Getting around

You are within a 5- to 10-minute walk of all the major subway lines (ACE, 1, BDFM, NR and a little farther is the 6). There are many buses you can take, but I am not familiar with the times or lines (I don't ride the bus at all) - I'm sure a guide book can send you in the right direction or a quick internet search. Taxis are readily available from Houston Street and of course, Uber.

Other things to note

The refrigerator is under the counter and it's probably smaller than your used to - not as small as a hotel size, but keep this in mind if you're planning to do a lot of cooking. I cook all my meals at home and I don't have a problem with the size, but it's not gonna fit a 24 pack of beer and a bunch of food. The freezer basically doesn't exist (it's a flap), but can hold ice just fine. If you put ice cream in there, it will be semi-soft. As someone from California there's a lot of things I've learned NYers don't care about - one is cooking.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 2PM - 10PM

- No smoking of any kind
- No shoes in the apartment
- Eating only in kitchen/living room (please clean up crumbs)
- Clean up after yourself as you would at your own home
- Dishwasher - rinse before putting inside
- No pots, pans, or knives in the dishwasher
- Refrigerator (is small)



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

35 Reviews

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Jeff User Profile
April 2017
Spent 4 nights last week at Sara's place while in town with my wife and daughter for some college visits and nights out at the theater. Sara's place has 2 true bedrooms so it's a great size for traveling as a family. The neighborhood is great. Out of the bustle of midtown or downtown but close to the subway. Lot's of great local dining options. Great coffee shop across the street. Fantastic option in SOHO!

Caroline User Profile
March 2017
Sara's place, and her neighborhood, provided a great refuge while we explored the city for 3 days. She comminicated well and gave us tips. Plenty of good coffee, excellent frest juice, restaurants, and a grocery w/in 2 min walk..

Peter User Profile
January 2017
Sara's place is cosy and comfortable just as Sara described it. We stayed over the Holiday / New Year period and the home was really warm, the heating is very effective. The ground floor location of the apartment is really convenient and quiet, and it is perfectly located to explore Soho, Greenwich and West Village, and the rest of New York using the subway. You are spoiled for choice for food, entertainment and shopping in the neighbourhood. The apartment is not large but will accommodate a family of four, the two beds are comfortable, the bathroom is symbolic of the age of the building but it is clean, fully functional and has everything that is required. Sara is a great host, she made check-in/out very easy for us, and left very clear instructions on how to use everything in the place. We thoroughly enjoyed having the apartment as our home base.

Barney User Profile
October 2016
Sara was very friendly and helpful and said she was available for any questions. We didn't need to ask anything. It was all clear. We shared the apartment with another couple. we get along well and was easy to share the one full bath. Maybe someone else would need a second shower but we were fine. Sara was generous with things like using a little coffee or tea so we didn't feel like we had to go out and buy everything. Would definitely stay here again.

Sally User Profile
September 2016
Sara was a delightful and informative host. The location was fantastic with lots of bars, restaurants and shopping close by. Access to subway really good. Ground floor apartment with good security, well fitted out kitchen and large living area and main bedroom. Cosy with lots of character. Downsides were very dark second bedroom with no storage or hanging space. The backyard is just a wooden deck, fairly dilapidated with a BBQ that doesn't work. The deck was not usable because of dust and noise from a building site while we were there. Air conditioners very noisy and the only airflow came from door in main bedroom which opened onto the deck.
Sara User Profile
Response from Sara:
Thanks Sally! Just in case anyone is looking to BBQ - there is NO reference to using one in my listing and propane is illegal in NYC (this was explained during the tour just in casual talk) Again, the bbq is not a feature being offered. Not sure how I would explain to the co-op board that my illegal airbnb guests (airbnb is illegal in NYC) burned down the apartment with an illegal bbq. :) There is a building being constructed on the street behind me, so yes, construction noise during the week and time of this booking (when the apartment was booked, it hadn't started and I didn't know about). Hard to avoid construction in NYC and there's always something going on - if you're reading this and considering booking, just ask if it's completed. :) In-wall air conditioners are loud and not much to be said about that - it's kind of how they work (it hasn't bothered me and I'm sensitive to noise). Most of the other things in this review are stated in the apartment listing and shouldn't have been a surprise - I'm very descriptive, so please read carefully!
September 2016

Matt User Profile
August 2016
Sara greeted my husband promptly and showed him around the place. The pictures were accurate and everything was as described. The location couldn't be better! There are multiple coffee shops on the street, tons of shopping and close to different subways. We stayed here with our two year old and it worked out great. We rented a pack'n'play and high chair from Baby Chic NYC. The pack'n'play fit perfectly in the first bedroom. The apartment was so nice and of my top concerns traveling with a toddler and dealing with naps, etc. The apartment has a small fridge, microwave, gas cook, dishwasher, washer/dryer so it was perfect. It's also on the 1st floor which was convenient as we took our stroller everywhere. Was the perfect place to stay for us.

Shanon User Profile
August 2016
We loved staying in the heart of Soho. Excellent restaurants and bars were right at our fingertips and we became big fans of the neighborhood. The bathroom and kitchen were great sizes for NYC apartments and we were grateful for the three AC units since it was super hot. Sara was very responsive to any concerns/questions and was very easy to deal with!

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Sara User Profile

I'm an easy going Californian who currently resides in NYC. I will probably end up back there someday, but in the meantime, I'm exploring NYC and taking trips around the world when I can; last stops: Indonesia and Hungary. I enjoy riding my bike around Manhattan and I stay active whenever I can. I'm a personal trainer and holistic health coach, so I surround myself with all things healthy, and yes, that includes wine! :-)

I'm a very clean house guest and I expect the same from my guests - I have a no shoe policy and try to keep things in order in my home space. Please enjoy the space as you would your own home and have fun! Soho is the best neighborhood.

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