We offer a very comfortable and peaceful home away from home. Your 1 bedroom has a private entrance, living room and entertainment area, kitchen, and backyard access. You'll be able to fix your own meals & treat yourself to espressos in the yard. Essentially, you get an entire flat and backyard.
Please note: Ask us about our 7-day (one night free) winter discount!
Also - if a date that you're interested in is blocked, please inquire directly with us.
Hello! Welcome to the home of Melissa and Ray. We invite you to choose us for your next AirBnB stay while in NYC. We offer a very comfortable and peaceful home away from home. Your 1 bedroom has a private entrance, living room and entertainment area, kitchen, and backyard access. You'll be able to fix your own meals and treat yourself to an espresso or an Americano in the morning. Essentially, you'll have your own flat.
Please note -- This is technically a one bedroom apartment and has LOTS of privacy. It has it's own kitchen and dining room (and we have the same upstairs). There are stairs with connect the two units - so that's why we've listed the unit as 'shared'. Ray does utilize the kitchen/living room during the business day (starting around 10am).
You'll have access to a full kitchen, backyard, shared living room / entertainment room, private bathroom, and more. We also have cable, wifi, Apple TV, Playstation, and a huge assortment of entertainment amenities.
If you're a chef (and Ray trusts you), you can use the outdoor grill or custom smoker or get a grill lesson from Ray. Regardless, it's very likely that you'll be heading home with some of MelRay's hot sauce. =)
Interaction with guests
Melissa and I are available to point you to local hot spots, eateries, Dough (famous doughnut shop around the corner), etc. We also host amazing dinner parties that might be of interest. BUT - we're also very hands off.
This is your time to get some rest - or to get to work. You'll have your privacy.
Other things to note
Did we mention that we love grill masters, chefs, creatives, and musicians?
Once again - if a date that you're interested in is blocked, please inquire directly with us. We might simply have a dinner event that night and more communication about logistics would be in order. Hey - you might want to join us for the dinner.
Please leave the place as clean as it was when you entered. We pride ourselves in our clean environment.
This is a family home and we can't allow unexpected guests without reasonable and clear communication.
As for Events, our home is an excellent event space. If you would like to book your next event here, please contact us directly regarding extra fees, your requirements, etc. We have a lot of experience pulling together waitstaff, clean-up crew, tables, and the like. Honestly, Ray might even offer to be the chef for you. =)
We're creatives, food lovers, media professionals. We decided to open our home to like minded professionals. This is our effort to pilot a unique experiential blend of hospitality, culinary arts, design and brand ideation. With luck, we'll find that ideal fusion and will move forward to recreate this on an exquisite beach.
Melissa hails from Queens, NY. Her favorite things are Popcorn, music, quiet time, silly moments, travel, great food, writing, all things inspirational, and any opportunity to be fashion forward! Melissa is known for being super sentimental, non-traditional and DRIVEN.
Ray hails from Oakland, CA. His favorite things are Music, creativity, fishing, travel, peace & quiet, cooking, entertaining, innovation and performance. Ray is known for being ridiculously creative, outside of the box, and forward thinking.