"the shoebox" is light and bright and has queen sized bedbathroom with shower

Entire home/apt

2 guests


1 bed
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About this listing

At 180 sq ft, "the shoebox" is aptly named, but as they say in real estate "location. location. location."
Close to the highline, the whitney, restaurants and west chelsea galleries, entertainment is at our door. Subways and buses are also nearby.
You’ll love my place because the bed is comfy, the shower is hot (there is NOT a bathtub), there is an elevator (i'm on the 4th floor), vibe is cozy, and yes the ceilings are high.
My place is good for solo adventurers and business travelers.

The space

a few more details....
there is no bathtub but the shower is strong and hot. please note you may need to let the water run a few minutes to get hot water.
there is WiFi but there is NOT a TV

Guest access

upon entry of building there is an open staircase. do not fear, continue to the right and down a short hallway is a passenger elevator.
comes in handy and greatly appreciated by those guests with a suitcase!!

Interaction with guests

I am very responsive and just a text message away.

Other things to note

the hours for arrival and departure are a guide. i am always happy to be flexible and do my best to accommodate your travel needs. sometimes there's another guest on either side of you that will dictate what is possible, but i try, so always ask! cheers, karen

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 1
Check In: 2PM - 6PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 14 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: 211
Security Deposit: 704
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 6PM

please be discreet. Airbnb is controversial in New York and while my building is friendly to the usage, I ask guests to simply say they are my (Karen's) guests and nothing more. it is rare and unusual that anyone would ever ask.



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3 nights minimum stay

28 Reviews

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Marin User Profile
August 2017
Nice place in a trendy area. In walking distance of most landmarks, but still comparatively quiet for Manhattan. Recommended.

Chuck User Profile
August 2017
The shoebox location was perfect for exploring the city, attending shows, being touristy but also walking through Chelsea to the Chelsea market, the Highline is not even a block away and feeling safe and not crowded (for NYC). The apartment is exactly as described in the pics and has everything you need. Check in was super easy with Karen's friend Mirek. I stayed 3 nights and it felt like my home away from home in a matter of minutes. (One minor thing: takes a bit for hot water to the shower. This is very minor and should not deter anyone nor would deter me from returning- which I will.) Great stay, great apartment.
Karen User ProfileKaren is a superhost.
Response from Karen:
thanks again chuck and YES, i know the shower can sometimes take a good 5 minutes to get hot. and then it's HOT!! i have this noted in the apartment details. i try to alert people to give themself time for it to heat up. but as you said its minor. I hope it didnt inconvenience you in any way.
August 2017

Tiffany User Profile
July 2017
The shoebox was the perfect place to stay for my work trip! Karen was easy and so accommodating, especially as we arrived in New York in the early hours of the morning! The shoebox itself is clean and tidy, gives you everything you need. The bed was extremely comfortable. An amazing yoga studio is down the road which I used daily before working. There are great restaurants in walking distance. I highly recommend the shoebox and would happily stay there again. Thank you Karen!
Karen User ProfileKaren is a superhost.
Response from Karen:
thank YOU tiffany. and please let me know which yoga studio you visited!
July 2017

Christena User Profile
July 2017
Loved my stay at the Shoebox. Everything is as described, and quite comfortable and personal. Karen's friend Mirek has a ton of great suggestions for the neighborhood, everything within five blocks. It's super convenient location, but on a very quiet block and building. Great place for someone on their own to stay.

Matt User Profile
July 2017
Karen's apartment was a great Manhattan crash pad. Right by the amazing high line it's in a great location and exactly as described. Mirek who greeted me had some good restaurant recommendations too: try Tressel on Tenth!

Kristin User Profile
July 2017
Great stay. Unit is small as others mentioned but hey that's NYC and it has all that you need. Great location. Very walkable. High line entrance is 3 blks away. Karen was highly responsive to our needs and questions. Would stay again.
Karen User ProfileKaren is a superhost.
Response from Karen:
thanks so much kristin. and as an FYI the highline has an entrance right on our street! sorry you missed that :) hope to see you again. cheers!
July 2017

Cheryl User Profile
June 2017
Karen's place was so perfect. It's very small, but it doesn't feel cramped at all, and it is incredibly clean and nicely furnished. The neighborhood is a lovely street of brownstones, and the location is fantastic, right in Chelsea a half block from an entrance to the High Line in one direction, a half block to a great French cafe in the other. The Whitney is a short walk along the High Line. Karen's communication was fantastic - the smallest of repairs needed to be done while I was there, and even though it was no bother at all, she was very apologetic and went out of her way to make sure I was not inconvenienced in any way. I will keep my fingers crossed that her place will be available the next time I visit New York!!
Karen User ProfileKaren is a superhost.
Response from Karen:
thank you cheryl and you are so correct about le bergamote... i am seduced by their pastries regularly!
June 2017

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Karen User ProfileKaren is a superhost.

my home reflects my love of art, design and all things mid-century. i collect vintage ceramic, glass, objects and books. i love to cook and entertain at home. south america has been my favored travel destination of late, and it is reflected in my home.

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