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Affordable & Clean Manhattan Apartment, perfect vacation home for families

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
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2-bedroom Apartment Close to Financial District, $95 per room, $195 entire unit

This 2-bedroom apartment is located at 1st floor of a 5-unit building in Lower East Side of Manhattan. There are two bedrooms, each room is equipped with a double and a single bed, good for 3 persons to sleep. A wall-mounted air-conditioner is available in each bedrood, with cooling and heating dual functions. This make it a comfortable home for travellers in any seasons when visiting New York city.

Living room and kitchen are connected, but there is also a wall-mounted air-conditioner in the living room, making it a big enjoyment when doing cooking.

One bathroom inside this 2-bedroom unit. Wifi is available, all bedding items and cooking wares are provided.

Extremely convenient location, within 2 blocks away from subway station, reaching Time Square in less than 15 minutes.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Kathy Qin
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
7 October, 2016


based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

Affordable & Clean Manhattan Apartment, perfect vacation home for families
average rating of 4.0 based on 14 reviews

Good value for your money. An excellent location, very close to the subway.

  • 4 of 5

Don't build on cooking in the apartment. Tiny NY kitchen. We stayed with our children and grandchildren. A place to sleep and eat breakfast. Plenty of stores for everything close by. We used a laundromat close by.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Extremely unsatisfied

  • 1 of 5

The apartment was roomy enough for our group to sleep. There are only 2 chairs to sit on at the table. The couch was fine. One chair was broken.

We were told not to flush the toilet paper, but rather to put it in the trash can. That is very unsanitary. We are not in a third world country and our sewer systems and plumbing, if up to code, can handle this. This was disgusting. If we are paying to rent a place, it should be up to codes and safe and clean.

The superintendent of the building came into our unit every day to take out the trash. That was unacceptable. I texted Kathy about it and her response was "it's Ok, it's a free service". No, it wasn't OK. We could take the trash out ourselves - the can was right outside the door and we had rented the place, no one should have been in there unless there was a problem. The same guy lingered outside the door often and that made us uneasy. Since he had been in our unit several times, we wondered if he had just come out again or was about to. He also turned off the air conditioning while we were gone. Not acceptable again - we were paying for this place to rent for four days and wanted it the temperature that was pleasant for us.

There are no top sheets on the beds. This was kind of gross for us because I have always heard people do not wash the comforters/blankets between renters. The beds were comfortable and I like the idea of the 4 beds for 6 people. We fit fine.

We never used the kitchen. It is very small and furnishings were sparse. The towels were nasty - stained and didn't look fresh. The kitchen sink and bathroom sink both had a old bar of soap on a piece of paper. Both were incredibly nasty - very unsanitary; fortunately we had our own. There were only 4 bath towels.

We rented from Moon, texted with Kathy and Chen was the guy who we saw. He barely speaks English so we couldn't understand most of what he said. Kathy answered our texts quickly but we never met her or Moon.

There is a series of 4 doors/4 keys to get to the unit as it is behind a Chinese restaurant. We still have not decided if we felt completely safe so I guess that means we didn't. I would not recommend this to young people on their own or females only. We had 3 men with us, which always makes me feel safer.

We would never stay here again or recommend it to anyone. I'll give it a 1 out of 5 just because the beds were comfortable and enough for our group. Extremely unsatisfied for the money we paid!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lostwithiel, Cornwall, UK

Affordable but basic

  • 5 of 5

Reasonably priced, Manhattan ground floor apartment, at the back of the building and in the centre of Chinatown. Basic accommodation but quiet, secure and the air con works. Bedrooms more spacious than they look in photos but bedroom window is a skylight with no blind. Subway is close by as well as numerous convenience stores and restaurants/bars. There is a supermarket, drug store and ATM within a block. Kitchen equipment sparse and to get four people sat at the table you needed to utilise the sofa. Kathy kindly arranged airport transfers for us which took the hassle out of travelling with suitcases.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Diego, CA

Good size and good value

  • 4 of 5

This apartment has two big real bedrooms, no fake bedrooms separated by curtains or clear doors. It's also in a central location 2 blocks from the subway. Finding that in an affordable place in Manhattan that isn't a scam is hard to do so we were very happy with the place. That said, there are also downsides. I don't think it's professionally cleaned after each stay, or maybe ever. Obvious spots like the toilet and sink bowls were fine, but detail spots like the faucet handles and bathroom mirror were very dirty. There were no top sheets on the beds which left me hoping they wash the duvets, and the kitchen was very lightly stocked (3 spoons meant we never had breakfast together). All taken together I felt that we got what we paid for and what we expected, for a 3 day stay on a budget we were happy to find any place with bedrooms and a kitchen and we would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Small and sparse but the important things work.

  • 4 of 5

The apartment shares an address with a Chinese restaurant. There are several apartments in the building. The unit is small and sparse. It worked as a place to sleep at night for our family of 5 for 3 nights in New York.


Full fridge & freezer (with a new bag of ice in there).

AC and WiFi worked well.

Beds were comfortable.

Shower had plenty of hot water.

We felt safe.


Not much for cookware or even silverware. It worked for us because breakfast was the only meal we ate there.

There were no top sheetsfor the beds (just a bottom fitted sheet and then the comforter).

There were skylights in the bedrooms so around 5:30 it started getting bright.

The manager requested that we do not flush toilet paper but put it in the garbage (d/t poor plumbing)

Bring extra toilet paper

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family stay

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for three nights at the upper level apt. The apt is basic but sufficient for a short visit to big apple. There are four beds, two (1 full, 1 twin) in each bedroom, and easily accommodated our family of 5. The beds are pretty comfy, and basis linens were provided. Air conditioner worked well especially helpful in the hot summer days we visited. The location is excellent, walking distance to Chinatown and the border of little Italy, One block to MTA and a big playground for kids. We didn't use kitchen much, but it was well stocked. Though there was no TV, wifi was fast and could provide entertsinment.

The only problem we had was the bathroom. As one review stated, it was dated and dirty. We had to clean it first before kids was willing to use it. There was no space for personal stuff in the bathroom either and just a bottle of hand soap was provided plus four towels. Towels were dated too so most of time we used our own.

In general, it is a great apartment for a family short stay. We parked our car away ang had great time in New York City using the public transportation nearby.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in the Lower Manhattan, Manhattan

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Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £164
Pet Fee £41

Individual room rental is available as well. Each room rate varies from $75 to $105 per night.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Lower Manhattan in New York City

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Sleep 3 adults
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Sleep 3 adults
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

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