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Spacious ground-floor loft one block from Tompkins Square Park

Bedrooms Studio
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Giant studio loft (60m²/ 650 ft²) sleeps 4 adults on queen bed and full sofabed

Why stay in an overpriced cookie-cutter hotel room in a so-called boutique hotel when you can live the life: 'la vie boheme'? Enjoy this one-of-a-kind 650-sq.ft. studio outfitted with all the modern conveniences, steps from the vibrant life of the East Village with its clubs, shops, bars, and restaurants, yet situated in a quiet building insulated from noise and bright lights. You will have easy access to everything in Manhattan (two bus lines stop at the corner and a subway station a few blocks away) and live in a real neighborhood with students, artists, and young families. Full kitchen, TV/DVD player, computer/printer with Internet access, towels, sheets provided.

Booking process: The availability calendar shows only the dates which have been solidly booked or otherwise unavailable. We receive many requests for overlapping dates and have given up on the 'first-refusal' system, where we keep a list and give each person a chance to look over the offer separately. Instead, we have switched to a 'first come-first served' system whereby the first completed contract and payment received gets the apartment. If you are in a hurry, use the 'Book It Now' button--our calendar is up-to-the-minute in accuracy.

Contract and payment details: The contract outlines our responsibilities to one another and the payment scheme. In general:

You send a $300.00 (reservation/damage deposit) to secure your reservation (may need to be combined with other payments if your dates are close). At 60 days before your arrival, send 50% of the rental plus a $95.00 one-time cleaning charge. 14 days before your arrival, you will send the other 50%. The damage deposit is refundable within 5 days after you've checked out and left everything in good order.

About us: This is more than just a line of business for us--hospitality is an integral part of who we are. The studio is in an owner-occupied building, so you're not dealing with a faceless management agency with music on hold. We aspire to offer you the kind of experience we would give to our own family and friends in New York, where you enjoy the comforts of your own home while in one of the world's greatest cities and will want to return again and again.

More Details

Thom Chu
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in East Village in Manhattan

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
  • 6 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Brand-new fixtures with all the comforts of home.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Studio - 2 Large Double Bed , additional inflatable bed available on request
  • The sofa folds out to a full-sized bed.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Full massage services available, ask about day passes to local gyms and yoga studios; local car service available for airport pickups or five-borough travel (e.g. shopping day around town or a private driving tour). We also provide a laser printer as well as an internet-enabled phone with US & Canadian calls as a special gift from us, not included in your rate (requires self-service). The studio is only a few steps up from the street (not wheelchair accessible). It is strictly a non-smoking property.


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(92 traveller reviews)

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Spacious ground-floor loft one block from Tompkins Square Park
average rating of 4.9673915 based on 92 reviews

A great apartment

  • 5 of 5

New York is such a hectic place that it's wonderful to have a peaceful "home" to return to. It's great to have such a comfortable haven so conveniently located in Manhattan. East Village is a friendly environment, essential facilities are on the doorstep, and it's easy walking distance to Union Square and subway stations. All this made for another good holiday in the Chu family apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review, your return trips are the ultimate compliment! Look forward to having you back with us soon.
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Loved our little "oasis"

  • 5 of 5

Great modern, extremely spacious apartment. Well equipped with EVERYTHING you need for a comfortable stay. Attention to detail was wonderful. Owner is extremely well organised and communication before arrival made us feel very secure knowing we had booked a great place. The apartment was very clean, beds were comfortable, everything worked. Location is approx 15 minute walk to Union SQ.14th st. where we got trains to anywhere. Many restaurants within 5 minute walk, deli and 7 eleven 1 block away. We felt very comfortable and safe at night. The owner deserves his 5 star rating,

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a week in New York and found this place was perfect. Bigger than expected, good location and everything as described.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great NYC value!

  • 4 of 5

Great value for NYC!! Nice location to the subway. Loved being on the ground level. Only had 3 steps to climb up the front steps. We felt secure staying there. It loooked like Seinfeld neighborhood. Loved the character of the street!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded our expectations! :-)

  • 5 of 5

Thoms apartment exceeded our expectations! From the initial enquiry thru to booking and arranging our stay, Thom was very helpful and reliable.

The apartment had everything needed for a comfortable relaxed stay. Clean, well decorated with many lovely touches, from the posters and ornaments to the comprehensive "black book" guide to the apartment and the local area. The apartment was spotless with clean linen and plenty of clean towels. The kitchen had all the equipment necessary, coffee percolator, kettle, cooker, toaster, plenty of cutlery etc. Iron, ironing board. The cupboards were well stocked with, I assume, leftovers from previous visitors, tea, coffee etc. Which was handy to use before finding the local well stocked deli.

Good, free, WiFi. TV etc

The area of East village was everything we could have needed as a safe, friendly relaxed base for our visit. Bars, delis, restaurants and open spaces, in abundance, catering for every taste, within easy walking distance. Just what we needed after a hard day sightseeing! Or just to spend a chilled day.

Thanks Thom for making our stay in NYC so memorable!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So very glad to read this review! We work hard to anticipate your needs and try to get ahead of them, we actually supplement the items left by others with the kinds of things that traveling cooks will need to save on that kind of expense (e.g. cooking oil, spices, etc.). Look forward to having you with us again soon and please let others know about what we are doing!
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East Village Home Away from Home

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay at Mr. Chu's flat. Spacious and comfortable it makes you feel like you are staying in a friend's home, much better than the tiny NYC hotel rooms. WiFi works great, nice kitchen complete with the little things like spices and condiments. We were greeted by a nice bottle of vino too- a great surprise.

Our only suggestions would be to make sure the tv is working, we had a problem with the cable but Mr. Chu answered a text quickly. Also, I believe the wireless keyboard needs batteries- I couldn't get it to work. And last and certainly the least- there is a record player and albums at your disposal...we thought, "wow very cool, when is the last time we played a record?" Unfortunately, we could not get the turntable to work but the radio was working fine and already tuned to a classic rock station which was perfect!

We will definitely stay here again on our next E-Vill visit!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

One block from historic Tompkins Square Park on the very street made famous by Jonathan Larson in his Tony Award-winning musical 'Rent,' the East Village is filled with a myriad of unique shops, bars, and restaurants. Live in a real international neighborhood with students, artists, and young families with easy access to everything that New York City has to offer. 10 minute walk from L subway at 1st Avenue & 14th Street and 2 bus lines stop on our corner, M14D and M9, connecting you to every subway line every 4-8 minutes. We are proud of our consistent 5-star ratings (and not a single owner-submitted review) which we intend to earn from every single guest!

The calendar for this property is quite full--you should check our newest property in the same building across the hall: Homeaway 903716. It has more luxurious appointments including a whirlpool, rainshower and full-sized kitchen. If you request a date that is clearly occupied on our calendar, please forgive us for not responding

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in East Village, New York City

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30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £73.27
Refundable Damage Deposit £231.39

There are no refunds available after 60 days prior to your arrival, so we strongly encourage you to take out trip cancellation/trip interruption insurance at www.insuremytrip.com. New York City Hotel Room Occupancy Tax of 5.875%, New York City and State sales taxes of 8.875%, plus $2.00 per night occupancy tax, and $1.50 per night Jacob K. Javits Convention Center tax are included in your rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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