Privacy curtain and plenty of books for you to read.Two bright windows, but frosted glass for privacy,
East Village - Guest Room
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
1 guest maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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A private, curtained "guest room" in the living room of our apartment. It is not walled. We sleep in a separate bedroom. Our street level apt is across is nearby Union Square, NYU, bars, restaurants, museums and shops. You’ll love our place because of the location, the coziness, and the cleanliness. Our place is good for solo adventurers, and business travelers. Our place is bad for guests who need full-service concierges. Just a low-key, very clean place to lodge and sleep in a great 'hood.

The space

A ground floor apartment in the East Village across from a park.

Please note we have a small cat. He doesn't scratch, bite or sit on laps. He mostly sleeps but he might come say hello to you. We are both allergic so we double down on the cleaning!

There is a real twin bed in the curtained guest space with a large window. The space has an air-conditioner in summer.

Guest access

You have access to your windowed, curtained bedroom--the apt windows are frosted for privacy, but let in great light.

You also have access to the living room with TV/Roku/Netflix/Hulu/HBO, the bathroom and the building entrance to our apartment.

You are welcome to use our glasses for water or to make some coffee/tea. If you want to store a few snacks that's okay too. However, we ask that you avoid cooking in the apartment and take advantage of the wide array of amazing restaurants, diners, cafes and other incredible food options of the East Village! Of course feel free to order delivery to our place as well.

Interaction with guests

My wife and I stay in the apartment for the entire time while all of our guests stay. However, we are out of the house a good deal and, as mentioned, we sleep in a separate bedroom.

We both work full-time--occasionally from home. We are friendly people and happy to answer your questions, but also understand how to give you space and privacy.

Guests of all countries, size, shape, color, creed, orientation, and identities are welcome here!

ALLERGY ALERT We have a 9lb, 5 year old neutered cat. He doesn't scratch or bite. He may come say hello, but will generally leave you alone. Please never let him outside. We are actually both allergic to cats (I know.) and therefore keep the apartment doubly clean because of him.

Other things to note

The following notes are based on actual experiences with guests. We wouldn't want to have to write such strict rules in our ad, but we have learned we must. We are sure you will be a good and conscientious guest like so many of our others!

-CHECKOUT IS AT 10AM. We want you to feel welcome but, we have had a lot of difficulty with people staying after checkout time. We need time to prepare the space for the next guest.

Please make us aware of your travel details--we need to know when you are arriving and leaving. Please don't just vanish with our keys on your check-out day after your check-out deadline.

Please don't leave all of the doors to our apt unlocked when you check-out.

Please understand that we are happy to help you and give you suggestions, but we cannot do things like call hotels or restaurants to make reservations for you.

We live on the ground floor. People will walk by the apartment at times and you can hear their conversations. It is not overly noisy, but if you are a light sleeper this might not be the best space.

We have a cat.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 single bed


Cleaning Fee $14 NZD
Weekly Discount: 11%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check out by 10AM

Check out is at 10am.
No one in the house but paying guests.
No adding guests once your stay begins.
Don't let the cat out.
Enjoy the space as your own!
Ask us if you need anything extra we will try to provide!

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 1 night.

51 Reviews

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Heather User Profile
September 2017
Laura and Lillian were absolutely wonderful! Very kind, open and generous with their home! The place was exactly what I was looking for during my visit to NYC... perfect location, wonderful & charming apartment, clean, kind people and the daggone cutest cat! They made the whole experience so easy! Thank you both for everything. You always have a place to stay in Denver :)

Eun-Hee User Profile
August 2017
The host canceled this reservation 84 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Janne User Profile
August 2017
A really good deal! Hosts were both really friendly and helpful, the neighborhood lively and the space clean! Even though it's just a curtained area in their living room, it felt like a private and comfy bedroom! Definitely recommend!

Suhkyung User Profile
August 2017
Oh, this home has a character. This place is where the local New Yorkers live, with art and literature books filling the entire shelves, Susan Sontag's greeting, and Edward Gorey's Dracula poster. You will feel that you become a part of locals living in East Village. Isn't that one of real benefits from staying in Airbnb? Overall space was small but cozy, and every little part of facilities was very well managed. I'm a cat person and their cat was very gentle, quiet, and handsome. I really loved to stay here and am willing to come back some time after.

Daniel User Profile
August 2017
You won't beat this deal, plain and simple. If you want to experience the village, be close to Brooklyn and have every option available to you, this is the place. It's cozy, clean, there's AC which right now pretty much saved my life. Great hosts. Stay there! :)

Gilda User Profile
July 2017
Great simple spot in a lively neighborhood. Privacy is given in the shared space with a curtain and never felt uncomfortable sharing the space. Great for the solo traveler needing a simple and clean place to stay in NYC.

Noah User ProfileNoah is a superhost.
July 2017
Super cute typical NYC apartment, clean and comfortable. Super nice and flexible hosts. Thanks for hosting me! :)

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Laura User ProfileLaura is a superhost.

I love hosting and meeting new people!

I live with my fiancé Lillian (on the left in the pic above!)

I like to provide the kind of experience that each guest tells me they want, from total independence to very friendly and informative.

About me:

favorite food: pizza
favorite books: David Sedaris, Amy Hempel, James Agee, Allen Ginsberg
favorite movies: Godard, Varda, Hitchcock, John Hughes, Nancy Meyers, Judd Apatow, Tiny Fey, and terrible action movies
favorite TV shows: Game of Thrones, Friday Night Lights, House of Cards, 30 Rock, The Office, Bones, Mad Men, West Wing

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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