Large + Tranquil Oasis in NYC's Hip LES
Large + Tranquil Oasis in NYC's Hip LES
3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Spacious and airy 1BR apartment with large living room + open kitchen, huge windows with tons of natural light, elevator, roof access + laundry in-unit located in the Chinatown side of the LES, one of the coolest neighborhoods in Manhattan with tons of options for food, bars, shops and outdoor space.

Apartment features TV with Roku, Sonos speaker and shower radio.

The space

The apartment is a large, bright, clean space with lots of natural light. I love living in the city - but I sometimes miss the country - so I've filled the apartment with beautiful green plants, many of which are air purifiers. If you stay for longer than 4 nights I will ask you to water some of them (if you are not comfortable with this I will work with you to arrange a time to handle myself).

I have an eclectic sense of style with lots of interesting artwork and decor. Feng shui crystals hang in both large windows - when they catch a breeze on a sunny day, they shine rainbows around the space :) The apartment has its own washer/dryer in-unit, a very rare find in New York! Let me know if you'll be needing to wash your clothes so I can provide instructions. I provide clean towels for guests and there will always be fresh sheets on the bed. I also provide basic essentials.

The elevator building boasts an amazing roof deck with furniture and fantastic views of the city, including the Empire State Building, the World Trade Center (also visible from both living and bedrooms) and the Manhattan Bridge. You can also check out the track across the street to watch the action or see if there are any free courts for tennis or basketball (equipment provided).

I'm constantly making small home improvements so some photos may be a bit outdated, but no big surprises here.

Guest access

All but some drawers + my closet.

Interaction with guests

I'll likely be across the river at my boyfriend's place during your stay, reachable by phone (and in person if needed). If I'm traveling, my sister will be on call and available to assist as needed.

Other things to note

The apartment is best suited for solo travel, couples, or close friends. The couch is not a pull-out. If you rent a car, there's plenty of street parking available, but you must pay the meter every 2 hours between 9am-7pm (free all day Sunday).

Wireless Internet

Extra people $45 NZD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $121 NZD
Security Deposit $303 NZD
Weekly Discount: 5%
Weekend Price $453 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 couch, 1 air mattress

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 3PM - 9PM
Check out by 11AM

No smoking inside but feel free to smoke (with a view!) on the roof, remembering to clean up after yourself in shared building spaces. Fire escapes are not to be used recreationally. No pets. $25 fee assessed for lost keys.

Check in after 3pm
Check out by 11:00am


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

4 nights minimum stay

15 Reviews

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Zubin User Profile
October 2017
Wonderful place to stay! Stylish and comfortable apartment in a great location. We were able to explore the whole of Manhattan by train or walking from this location. Kara was very helpful and gave us some excellent recommendations for food and things to do. Would recommend for a solo traveller or a couple.

Steffan User Profile
September 2017
Kara's place really did feel like our home away from home. The eclectic style and the decor (especially the plants) gave it a vibrant and welcoming energy. We fell in love with the neighborhood, and Kara's suggestions were spot on. Coffee from Grumpy's, bagels from Kossar's and delicious Mexican from Jajaja. Her communication was fantastic and she was accommodating with our check-in and check-out times. And the rooftop is awesome! Overall, an amazing experience.

Charlie User Profile
June 2017
Kara's place was lovely and she's a prompt communicator. I wouldn't hesitate to stay again.

Camille User Profile
May 2017
Great stay at Kara's flat. The apartment is great, really cosy. The bed is really comfortable and it is great to have the elevator in the building. Moreover, the access to the rooftop is a real bonus which we enjoyed a lot ! Kara was a wonderful host, very easy to communicate with. We will definitely recommend Kara's home !

Michelle User Profile
April 2017
I stayed at Kara's lovely, leafy apartment and loved it. Kara was always very polite and easy to communicate with and very accommodating. The apartment is close to all the Lower East Side has to offer and a short walk to the subway. You won't be disappointed if you stay here.

Rhodri User Profile
October 2016
Apartment is spacious and light during the day. Close to all the restaurants and bars in lower east side. Apartment was spotlessly clean when we arrived. No issues at all during the stay

River User Profile
October 2016
Beautiful, spacious, quiet apartment in a great area. My family really enjoyed their stay and appreciated all of the unique touches that Kara provides... Kara was a great host, very sweet and kind. We would definitely recommend her place to anyone visiting New York!

New York, New York, United StatesJoined in May 2013
Kara User Profile

I'm in my early 30s living in the Lower East Side in NYC. I currently manage the graphic design team for a popular music app. I love to travel, am passionate about music, dance and food, and love to be active. Always a considerate guest and grateful for the opportunity to experience new places like a local. I love opening up my home to others in return.

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