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Spacious Design Loft - Union Square/Greenwich Village - 2BR, 1.5 Bath, Sleeps 8

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Experience New York like a true local in this luxurious and spacious design loft

ONE MONTH MINIMUM STAY (29 nights) Furnished with an eclectic mix of modern design and timeless vintage pieces, this huge 2200 sq ft./200 m² 2-bedroom loft is a real gem hidden behind the simple facade of a small walk-up building. Set in a buzzing neighborhood just off Union Square, nestled between Greenwich Village and the East Village and only a 5-minute walk from SOHO, it is the perfect base for your New York visit.

The loft is perfectly suited for families with children or a group of friends. It will feel like your home away from home from the moment you walk in. The apartment includes a fully equipped kitchen, full bathroom, powder room (extra toilet with small sink), espresso machine, free high-speed WIFI, and iMac computer, printer, iPad, cable TV, iPhone speaker docks, quality linens & towels, Bosch washer/dryer including detergents, safe, blow dryer and toys.

The loft has 2 bedrooms and sleeps a maximum of 8 guests. The master bedroom has a queen bed. The spacious 2nd bedroom has a mezzanine with on top a queen bed and underneath 2 twin beds. The queen-sized daybed, tucked away in an alcove of the L-shaped living area, can accommodate up to 2 additional guests.

For those traveling with little ones, a high chair, changing pad, play-pen crib are available upon request.

The apartment has everything one would expect from a contemporary New York loft including exposed brick walls, high ceilings, hard wood floors, massive windows and steel doors.

The Union Square subway station is a stone’s throw away from where you can travel all over the city. With literally hundreds of restaurants within a 7-minute walking radius from your doorstep and the Union Square Farmers Market, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, fine food store Agata & Valentina all less than 5 minutes away, you’re in the heart of it all.

The loft is on the 2nd floor of a walk-up building (1 flight of stairs.) Please note: no elevator.

More Details

Harriette van den Hoek
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Dutch
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Harriette van den Hoek

My husband and I are originally from Holland and moved to New York City in '96. This loft was our very first home in the city and we have been in this building ever since. We got married in New York and hosted our wedding party in this loft. We still live happily in the building on the top 4th floor together with our three young children.

Harriette van den Hoek purchased this apartment in 1996

Why Harriette van den Hoek chose Greenwich Village

After seeing numerous apartment all across the city, we instantly knew that we had found something special when we walked into this place. We found it through an ad in the New York Times. Very random. As we set foot in this space, we realized that there was nothing random about it. Its raw feeling is what we were attracted to. It had all the elements one envisions when thinking of a New York loft space - a vast open space with exposed brick, hardwood floor, high ceilings and large windows.

On top of that, its downtown central location was hard to beat. It is walking distance from so many buzzing areas - Greenwich Village, Union Square, East Village, Soho, Meatpacking, Flatiron. And with the Union Square subway station a stone's throw away, you easily travel all over Manhattan and its boroughs.

Every since that Sunday in the Spring of '96, the neighborhood has changed quiet a bit and only for the better. A good supermarket was a rarity back then, but now we are spoiled with one of New York's most popular farmer's markets 4 times a week right on Union Square and many wonderful grocery stores including Wholefoods and Trader Joe's.

We're at the heart of it all and even after nearly 20 years still enjoying every moment of it.

What makes this apartment unique

The loft is fully equipped and is ideal for a family or group to stay. It is designed based on the premise that you can move in instantly and experience New York like a true local. Not to mention its highly central location, which makes it an ideal base for your New York visit!. Hope to welcome you soon!


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Paper Towels
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , The powder room has a toilet and small sink
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , the main bathroom also includes a stacked washer/dryer combo
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master bedroom has one queen-size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , features a mezzanine with a queen on top and two twins below
  • We have two spacious bedrooms. The master bedroom has a queen bed. The 2nd bedroom features a mezzanine with on top a queen bed and underneath two twin beds. In the front of the L-shaped living room, we have a queen-size daybed that can be used as extra bed if needed.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • roller blading
  • swimming


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Spacious Design Loft - Union Square/Greenwich Village - 2BR, 1.5 Bath, Sleeps 8
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews
Downey, Ca

The loft was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed with my wife and 2 daughters, ages 10 & 13. It is very comfortable, spacious, and cozy. It is conveniently located in close proximity to everything. And I mean everything. It has easy access to the subway, so you can get to all the highlights that NY offers. It was a major factor in making our stay so enjoyable. We are already making plans for our return trip and stay at this wonderful loft. My daughters are further making plans to move to New York. 🙂?

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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McLean, VA


  • 5 of 5

The loft was the perfect place for us to celebrate my daughter's college graduation from NYU. Harriette was a gracious host and made us feel extremely welcomed. This was especially appreciated after the VRBO property we had reserved last February was cancelled at the last minute. The location is great. The loft was extremely clean, stylish and the beds super comfortable. Great open living room and dining room. Plenty of amenities, great natural light. Wonderful in so many ways.

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Harriette’s loft comes with our highest recommendation. We stayed with our family (2A + 3C aged 9, 12 and 14) for 9 nights and our expectations were vastly exceeded. The loft is beautifully furnished, well appointed, spacious, open and incredibly comfortable, and the location is brilliant. It was a superb base for our NYC adventure and a spectacular home-away-from-home. None of us wanted to leave! Thank you Harriette - you made our holiday even more wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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fantastic place

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't say strongly enough what a great place this is all around. Comfortable, spacious, kid-friendly, great location and Harriette is a gracious, thoughtful host. It made us wish we live there.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect access to NYC!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 (4 kids ages 6-14) stayed very comfortably in the Loft on Broadway. The kids loved the loft bedroom (especially my teenage son who had his own personal loft space), and it was so nice of Harriette to keep some toys there for the littler ones. The location was EXCELLENT next to Union Square station; we could take the subway easily to any destination. And many places were within walking distance: Chinatown, Washington Square, restaurants, Whole Foods, Walgreens, and nice coffee houses, including one right below us. The wi-fi signal/connection in the loft wasn't great, but we were so busy seeing NYC that it didn't matter much. Check-in was easy; we simply texted Harriette's representative, who met us at the loft with the keys and showed us the basics. The loft had everything: charm in its decor, comfortable beds, a laundry machine and dryer, plenty of dish ware, etc. I'd highly recommend for the traveling family!!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perth, Australia

Location and space!

  • 5 of 5

We would highly recommend this loft to anyone but particularly families as has a great layout and there is tons of space, which is unusual in NY. We are a family of 5 (kids 15,12, 7) and stayed here for a week, so the two single beds for the younger kids and loft space for the man child worked well. Everything was nicely decorated and the kids really liked their room.

The location is great as traffic is a bit of a nightmare so jumping on the subway means you can be most places in at least half the time to catching a cab, plus it is a main subway line. Union Square itself is a good hub to stay in and there was a great farmers market on certain days. There is lots of good shopping walking up to Chelsea and Eataly is a great restaurant near the Flatiron building if you don't mind a 20 minute walk.

The living area is cool and there is another day bed out there. Having a kitchen is fantastic and there is a supermarket to the right looking at Union Square and Wholefoods to the left as most reviewers have mentioned. Having a computer to book and print off tickets was very helpful and the washing dryer also a plus. As a light sleeper, it wasn't too noisy at night as parts of NY can be and the road out front not one of those main ones despite it being Broadway (but where it is tapering off).

I hadn't booked through VRBO before so was a bit nervous but everything worked out perfectly and Harriet does live above on another floor and there are only about 4 apartments in the building. It does look pretty run down from the front but I did hear this was a tactic of apartments not to attract any unwanted attention. Having looked at many hotels and apartments to stay in, we were really happy with this choice as it is hard to accommodate 5 people. Stay here, you won't regret it!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

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

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4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £764.8

One-month minimum stay requirement for reservations booked far in advance.

Rates are based on groups of max 6 people. For every additional person up to 8 max, there is a $50 per person per night extra charge.

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