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Charming quiet East Village historic apartment WITH WIFI

Bedrooms 2
Space 735 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

two bedrooms sleeps 1 to 5; 1 full bathroom with tub and shower. Table for 5

(No elevator-- 4 flight walk up, so if that is a problem stop reading now! . . . 61 steps altogether)

It is the same price for up to 5 people ; if you rent for less than 7 nights there is an extra charge of 60 USD . . . It is just as much time and work to get it ready for 1 night as 7 or more nights

This floor- through apartment is located on the most beautiful block in Manhattan's East Village, lined with weeping willows and other huge trees. The view from avenue C is rather countrified, trees and gardens, but less spectacular then before hurricane Irene and another storm, but it is still nice. It's an 1890's building renovated in 1993, with new plumbing and electric, and re-roofed in 2013. There are lovely brick walls, an old pine floor, and a beautiful sleeping loft, with a double bed in the living room. A thoroughly charming atmosphere, with lots of sun and air.. . . Air- Conditioned in summer, and 4 fans besides the A-Cs.. . . .and heated all night long in winter, (you can shut off the heat if you want). Kitchen looks out on huge garden with several species of very beautiful trees. 4th floor, no elevator. One week rental minimum, if less than a week add 60 USD to the final price. I will add it to the bill .Payment is in advance , with nothing to pay on arrival, like a prepaid vacation. Please insure your trip against interruption, from weather , sickness or unforeseen events, as I cannot offer refunds. Homeaway recommends ALLIANZ

East Village 1s becoming classier daily: This is a growing neighborhood, yet retaining the tradition of smaller, neighborhood run Parks, tended to by volunteers, and ambitious amateurs of gardening, each trying to out-do their neighbors. You can visit these botanical hot spots during the day and on weekends.

Restaurants of different ethnicity have sprung up all over, all new--and these are reasonable in price, and attractive in , decor.There's a little thin crust Pizza store on Avenue B that looks like an old New York candy store (Gruppo). Several French restaurants (Rue B, and "26 Seats") and Esperanto --a Brazillian place on the corner with live Brazillian Musicians often and with sidewalk tables for Brunch on Sundays.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Owner

I'm a retired marble worker, I live 2 hours away. I'm really glad to have people stay here. Many people sincerely loved it. See Reviews

Owner purchased this apartment in 1991

What makes this apartment unique

It is bright and sunny , but has only 2 walls facing outside, so it is nice and warm in the winter. he ceilings are high-8.5feet to10.5 feet high depending on the room.

If it is 90 or more degrees and sunny, the loft is too hot sometimes in the summer, so some guests pulled the foam mattress down and slept on the floor, if there were 5 guests. If there re only 1-3 people you dont need it.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We've had a wonderful time in NYC. Thanks to your apartment, we could rest well and get some sleep in this quiet yet vibrant neighborhood.

We really enjoyed our stay in your original apartment -it contains everything we needed.

Feel free to taste some German chocolate.

(they left a giant bar of white, dark and milk chocolate as present.)
Sep 2014
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East Village Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 735 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • A fully tiled bathroom with 2 small sunny frosted windows., and a tub shower combination, with a nice velvet shower curtain. Excellent water pressure and hot water. It is large by Manhattan standards--40 square feet. Big white towels, bath sheet and bath towels (10) toiletries, soaps-- in a lavendar and purple decor. Antique Oak Medicine chest. Well heated by a floor to ceiling riser, makes bathing or showering a relaxing pleasure here in the East Village.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 12'X24', with living area
  • All bed linens and towels provided, freshly laundered for your arrival. Fresh cotton sheets, 3 lush comforters and 4 quilts, and lots of pillows. Foam rubber mattresses only, no box springs. The sleeping loft is comfortable and roomy, and sleeps two. The twin bed is comfy and soft. There is another double bed for two in the living area. In Winter, the heat is usually on all night. In Summer, there are 24,000 BTU's to keep it comfortable, and several fans to help circulate the cool air. You'll sleep well, and feel at home, and be ready for seeing New York.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Sand Box
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • tennis
Most guests require a reasonably priced place to sleep, preferring to spend as much time as possible seeing the sights of Manhattan, and requiring a cozy place to return to at night. Neighborhood is quiet, and not on a through street, (because of the park), so there's little truck traffic if any; the buses are on 10th street, a block away.


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Charming quiet East Village historic apartment WITH WIFI
average rating of 3.9615386 based on 62 reviews

Great location, funky apartment!

  • 4 of 5

Tom's place was perfect for our family of five (mom, dad, 13, 11 and 8 year-olds). We were able to cook, relax and sleep comfortably. It's on a quiet street, but only two blocks from the East Village action. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy home in amazing location. Very responsive owner.

  • 5 of 5

We loved Tom's home. My son and daughter-in-law and I stayed for 3 days and felt at home. Tom was AMAZING and attentive to our needs, taking extra care in house cleaning as my daughter-in-law has severe allergies. Yes, the place is quirky, so you should go with appropriate expectations, but we loved the quirks and felt welcomed, safe, and comfortable.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very dirty. Very cluttered.

  • 1 of 5

The pictures are very misleading. The beds are 2in pieces of foam on plywood. The landlord, while very nice, was there when we got there to clean the apt. We thought his last renters had just left. He said no. The beds had been slept on, he sent the sheets out to the laundry. Stayed and ate his dinner. After 4hrs, I told him we would finish making the beds. There were urine stains on one of the mattress pads. The pillows were very stained with possibly drool and urine. We found a hotel after 2 nights. Not the way I wanted to start my vacation. I would definitely ask for updated pictures. This was my first time using VRBO and I must say I was very disappointed.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best value rental in Manhattan!

  • 4 of 5

It was difficult for my family of 5 adults to find an affordable apartment to rent in Manhattan, but Tom's apartment was the perfect solution. Great location, convenient neighborhood, and a MUST when searching for a one of a kind New York experience!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Convenient open plan flat near Tompkins Square.

  • 3 of 5

Flat very clean with all you'd normally need. Crammed with a lifetime's acquisitions. No WiFi. Hard to tell which flat it is when you arrive. Owner could be clearer about this. Area (East Village), of course, just great.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: some guests have to turn on the router t o make the wifi work. I guess he didnt see that. But there is also a wifi access code on the information sheet on the router table plus an ethernet cable if you need it
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Meets basic needs

  • 3 of 5

Apartment was clean. Stocked with everything you need. The mattress was thin but tolerable. Many extension cords throughout, smoke alarm was in pieces. We just needed a place to sleep and this fit the bill. Tom is a good owner, very friendly and easy to work with. He was there to meet us when we arrived.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: guests from Czech republic dismantled the smoke alarm because of the beeping sound disturbed the children. i clearly stated that there are no box springs, only foam mattresses in the description.
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Nearest Airport
1.5 Miles
La Guardia, Kennedy, Newark, JFK
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
SI ferry at South Ferry, Manhattan
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Busses 1/2 block in every direction
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
A-train to rockaway (atlantic ocean)

NB The few bad reviews occurred when Owner was sic with anemia, and couldnt keep up the high standards of cleanliness established in the last 6 years. Now everything is back ti normal and 5 star reviews are coning in again!

A renovated apartment in an historic small building (1890), with new plumbing and electric. It has a nice size tiled bath, beautiful views on a tree lined block in the popular East Village, right in the Garden District. Ninth Street has a weeping willow, and gorgeous views. Old wood floors, and long expanse of exposed brick, a lovely sleeping loft with high ceiling, and dining area. The kitchen is large and looks out on a big garden full different species of trees. The big living room (12 x 24ft) with oriental carpets, has a double bed . Air conditioned in summer; heat all night in winter. Sleeping loft is optional if you require a normal level bed, if your party less than 4.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund