Entire home/flat

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

The space

I have rented my apartment, to guests, from all over the world, since 2007.

In an attempt to avoid confusion and disappointment, I'll start with a cautionary note: Advanced bookings are more expensive, because of the certainty and choice in dates. Last minute bookings fetch the best deals.

Think about it. From time to time, the featured price will be low, but can not apply across the board. The details are in the pricing. I truly don't want to disappoint anyone. Look for the devil in the details, which will become apparent, when you attempt to book.

The apartment is on the first floor, front of a seven story, old law building erected in 1905. It has three areas: The first and largest, is a fully equipped front room, the second, is an available study and a rear room is available for extra clothing storage and is also used, to store maintenance equipment, supplies, linen, towels and bedding.

The photos are sequenced, as a tour through the apartment, which is about 9 foot wide and 36 foot long. First is the facade and tree, with the animals, which I view, as being part of the offering. The accommodations are pictured, as one might see them, when walking through the unit.

You can come and go as you please, the mattress is first rate, sleep in clean and inviting bedding, prepare your own meals, shower or bath, in a very comfortable soaking tub. You can sleep late, without disturbance.

The neighborhood is marked with its history, in the person of its inhabitants: the children of various ethnic groups that immigrated and lived, in the once low cost housing, persons representing all branches of the arts, students, the new comers, working in Wall Street's financial district and Midtown's fashion and advertising industries, to say nothing of tourists that come from the five continents and Australia. City information is presented in 133 different languages, on the city's 311 number. Cuisines from all backgrounds are available within the streets.

Within walking distance are seven subway stations that will take you to any part of the City's, five, boroughs.

Interaction with guests

I spend some time explaining the amenities and chatting, when they first come and see them off. We see each other often; however, their private room is private.

Other things to note

I bike to most parts of the city I need to visit. City bank has subsidized bike rental stations, in many location, on the lower East Side.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Property type: Other
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events

Come and enjoy the apartment, neighborhood and city. Behavior has never been a problem. The most civil people have come. Let that be you!



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

30 nights minimum stay

90 Reviews

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Elpis User Profile
July 2017
A solid, budget-friendly option for solo travellers wanting a central foothold in the city, with an East Village location that can't be beat.

William User Profile
March 2017
Thanks for everything John!
John User Profile
Response from John:
Thank you, william
March 2017

Marc User Profile
January 2017
We had a 5-week stay at John's appartement and it couldn't have been better! The location is excellent and John was the best host you can imagine. He is very accomadating and helps where ever he cans. Alltogether it was an outstanding NY expierence and i would book his studio apt. anytime againn!
John User Profile
Response from John:
Thanks, Marc, I'll see you in a few weeks when you pick up your luggage. - John
January 2017

Rachael User Profile
November 2016
We had a great one month stay at John's East Village apartment. It's small but good for two people, and it's size means it's very warm. Great location near Tompkins Park, supermarkets, and bars. There were some mice in the apartment while we stayed, and John was helpful with getting rid of them. The mice situation seems normal here in NYC so no big deal. Thanks for the hospitality, John!

Prashanna User Profile
October 2016
True to all the reviews we read before, John was fantastic. The place was perfect for us. Cozy, great locality and comfortable. Thanks again John for being so helpful. Will miss you! Much love, Shana n Scott

Alex User Profile
July 2016
I'd absolutely suggest this place to anyone! It is the perfect spot to explore the city from and John is a great host. I have zero complaints. He's timely and kind, the place is just as advertised, and I'll be back if I ever have the opportunity!

Shalece User Profile
June 2016
John's place really is in the heart of a great neighborhood. The place is just the right size for a single traveler with a nice claw foot bathtub and kitchenette. John was very involved with my stay, offering to make my bed every day, changing my sheets and towels often. He was very pleasant and always strived to make my stay great.

New York, New York, United StatesJoined in September 2012
John User Profile

My wife and I live, in a different apartment, within the same apartment building.

We rent a private, fully equipped.apartment, on a monthly basis. I built this unit and organized the Cooperative it is part. I clean and maintain the rental personally. I am still active in my Coop.

I have had a twenty year career working, in three different community housing development organizations, in NYC.

I am developing a program, which will help parents teach their reading challenged children to read. The program is taking years to develop.

I enjoy meeting people from distant locations and different cultures and have had a great experiences, briefly, interacting with them.

I follow the stock market and political events.

My wife and I watch cable TV, which this rental activity affords. - My motto: I can, no matter how long it takes. - John

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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