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Designer Loft w/ great amenities, prvt. Rooftop/spectacular light!

Bedrooms 1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Modern, Renovated Designer's East Village Loft w/ rooftop farm/great kitchen

Welcome to:

Sun-drenched, Large (850 sq. ft.) Modern, Clean Designer's U Shaped Loft in great location featuring:

-NEW RENOVATION- All new everything!

-GREAT LIGHT throughout!

-BEST LOCATION- So many great restaurants, bars and cafes!

Very Near to Farmer's Market, Union Square, will give reccos!

-SAMSUNG WASHER/DRYER in Apt., convenient and quiet

-VIKING RANGE + Huge Kitchen:Electric Kettle, Blender, Toaster

-ALL NEW APPLIANCES- Quiet DISHWASHER, LG fridge w/crushed ice

-SPA BATHROOM including Kohler Soaking Tub/ Temperature controlled Rain shower

-MUSIC LOVER'S DELIGHT-Surround Sound in entire apt. including kitchen + bathroom! See iTunes below

-ITUNES + TV-Flatscreen TV, Free Access to our 150,000 Songs on iTunes

-OFFICE- Desk set up, monitor and Mac, WiFi all for your use

-PRIVATE ROOFTOP- great in the spring/summer months

WHY WE LOVE OUR PLACE + you will too...

-So convenient to be in the middle of NYC if or when you want (L Train across street) or to be laid back in this neighborhood which we call REAL NY, the way the locals live- full of cafes, small music spots, tons of inexpensive cool restaurants, loads of tiny designer clothing shops, bakeries and whatever your heart desires. We have lists of our favs on hand for you!

Let me know if you have any questions. NYC is absolutely magical during the holiday season! We hope you will enjoy your stay!

For Warm Months:

PERKS- What sets us apart...

-Pick your lunch upstairs- lettuce, tomatoes, herbs and flowers!

-A hammock on the roof deck! Relax!

ROOFTOP VEGETABLE GARDEN Extra large dining table, seating. We are growing fruits, vegetables and flowers. Roof is steps from your front door!

More Details

Kristin Brown
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 16, 2017

About Kristin Brown

We are creative, entrepreneurial, serial-renovator types who are happy and proud to call NYC our home for more than half of our lives. We live for great design and ease of living, and so have designed our place as such — to be easy, convenient, relaxing, and as country-like as possible in a city of eight million people.

Why Kristin Brown chose Manhattan

The East Village is one of the last places in NYC that, while it is certainly different than it was 20 years ago, still retains the wonderful charm and individuality that many 'real neighborhoods' have lost through new building in the city in recent years.

What makes this apartment unique

Our place is well thought out and you feel it immediately. Because we designed it ourselves, our place has perks like higher sinks and surround sound that includes the bathroom so you can soak in the tub to classical music or hear what's happening during a movie if you get up and run to the kitchen. Everything here is here for a good reason and we feel it makes life so much more fun and easy.

It is also highly unusual to have not only a washer/dryer and dishwasher but a virtual farm on the roof! The satisfaction of growing and eating your own vegetables is wonderful and makes our place truly unique.


East Village Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom with music- speakers in ceiling! - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Two showers! One temp controlled & one large rain shower.
  • Luxurious feeling bathroom- spa feeling. Shower walls are wood like Norweigan spas. Set the shower or tub temp to your exact setting and it stays there. Use the primary shower head and add in the rain shower if you like. Enjoy the surround sound throughout and includes the bathroom. You won't miss a thing if you run to the bathroom during a movie! Natural daylight in bathroom is great. (and unusual)
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , New, super comphy mattess, Murphy Bed- super easy to use!
  • Set in the middle of the space, the Murphy Bed makes it feel like less of a hotel and more of a diverse space. Putting the bed up can be done with one hand and takes five seconds. The bed is exactly like any other is guests have loved it.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
What makes our place so unique is that we have custom designed it for exactly the life we like to enjoy in NYC. We think you will agree! The East Village has a wonderful, creative vibe and our place fits right in. The space is super functional- every inch is used well and all serves to make your day easier and more comfortable- from the waist-high bathroom sink, to the working height island in the center of the kitchen. Finally the rooftop is a precious respite in NYC. Less than 1% of NYC apartments in NYC can boast a vegetable garden, and that is how we find the balance of life in the city, along with nature! : )


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Designer Loft w/ great amenities, prvt. Rooftop/spectacular light!
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

great location with lots of space to unwind

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Kristin's apartment. Our daughter was getting married at a nearby community garden so we were able to walk there easily to help prepare for the big event. The apartment is super clean, well laid out and comfortable. Kristin was very welcoming when we arrived and very quick to answer a few questions by text during our stay. We enjoyed being able to have a coffee or late night drink on the rooftop patio. A truly lovely spot that we would book again!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic in every way!

  • 5 of 5

This place was just what we expected and more. The rooftop is wonderful. The location is perfect for those wanting the East Village with easy access to the rest of the city. Clean and well laid out.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely magical apartment in NY!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely adored our stay in this apartment! Kristin was the most amazing host, replying to all of our messages and even leaving a handy guide to the apartment and area to make sure our stay went smoothly! The apartment itself is light, airy, clean and has a wonderful homely feel about it. And we have no words for the roof - a little oasis in the heart of NY. Can't speak highly enough about our stay, we would come back again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had the most wonderful 7 days staying at kristens property, the apartment location was perfect,

  • 5 of 5

Kristens apartment was absolutely perfect for us, we stayed there for 7 days, great location, very comfotable and fully equipped for all your needs. The roof garden was our own little oasis, great space with wonderful produce grown on the rooftop.

It made our first week in New York an absolute joy, we have loved the people and the city, thank you Kristen for sharing your apartment with us, I will be highly recommending it to everyone I know heading up this way.

Bronnie & Peter Morris

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely weekend in the East Village

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying in this beautiful, spotless, well-appointed apartment. The roof top garden is an oasis with fragrant herbs and flowers. The pictures don't do it justice! Even though our flight got in 4 hours late, Kristin had the apartment all ready for us -air conditioning blasting away against the 95 degree heat with 100 % humidity, but we quickly cooled off in the "spa like" shower. We then walked around the corner for the best cold borscht I have ever tasted at Veselkas - a fabulous Ukrainian restaurant open 24 hours! We had a fascinating time exploring the East Village...the Mast bookstore...the old CBGB's site, Search and Destroy ...too fun!

We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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WOW!! Perfect stay in this East Village oasis!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is a real gem! Kristin is a joy to communicate and to work with. She and Gadge were so kind, and they truly go above and beyond to help their guests have a true New York experience!

A few highlights:

**The washer & dryer were convenient to have (so pack light!)

**The kitchen is a dream, FULLY STOCKED! We enjoyed cooking eggs & making coffee in the morning, so much so that we never ate breakfast out. The full sized refrigerator/freezer was great to bring leftovers home and keep wine & water cold.

**The 1st Ave subway station is at the corner of 1st Ave & 14th, a one block walk to the L train; SO HANDY to hop on the subway 2 minutes after walking out of your front door.

**The bed is EXTREMELY comfortable. I literally slept better than I do at home!

**Toiletries - Kristin is so sweet to provide shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion.

**The rooftop is a true oasis in the midst of the bustle of city life! We enjoyed going up and watering their plants, sitting at the outdoor dining table, watching all the activity below, and ESPECIALLY watching the Macy's fireworks on July 4th, wow! What an experience & lasting memory! Crowds poured through the neighborhood toward the East River all afternoon & evening, vying for their position, and we got to watch it all from this quiet, peaceful rooftop where we had wine and snacks for dinner.


**Buy a Metro Card as soon as you arrive, and download the MTA Planner app or bookmark the MTA's tripplanner site to help you until you learn the subway system.

**Remove your shoes as soon as you get "home" because NYC streets are dirty. Even if you're not already in this habit, you'll want to do this.

**There is a fruit stand directly across the street, we stopped there every other day; much lower prices than in stores & very good quality.

**Be aware that you're sharing living space with people below you; we learned to walk & talk softer than we usually do (but we are big, loud Texans).

**Pack light because you'll be walking it upstairs. Besides, you don't need much!

**Read & follow their printed guidelines/instructions for using the apartment and exploring their neighborhood. They know what they're talking about, and we wanted to respect their wishes regarding caring for their home because it is such a nice place and they're beautiful people.

We can't wait to go back! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home, Kristin & Gadge!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

East Village Apartment Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $125

Please enjoy your stay but limit your guests to four people on the roof please. Thanks!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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