Large, comfy studio with lots of natural light, exposed brick and hard wood floors. It's right on St. Marks Place where all the fun in the East Village begins. Just a few blocks from the 6, N and R trains, and 5 minute walk to Union Square.
The neighborhood is also one of the best New York City has to offer. There are loads of amazing bars and restaurants just steps away from the apartment. And if you are more of a stay in and cook kinda person, the union square green market just a few minutes walk from the apartment will supply you with all the local and organic foods you'll need to make an amazing meal with my all-clad cookware.
Also, don't worry about noise either as the flat is on the back side of the building and you can sleep with the windows open and not hear a sound from the streets outside.
* Queen Size TEMPURPEDIC Bed
* 42" Flat Screen TV with DVD Player
* Leather Sofa
* Cold A/C
* Fire Escape
* Full Kitchen with Premium Cookware
* Full Bathroom with great water pressure in
* Acoustic Guitar to strum anytime you like
Kyle's studio has truly been a home for me, and I loved returning there every night, after my extensive strolls through Manhattan. The place is warm, cosy, clean and homey, and has absolutely everything you might require. It was perfectly located for my purposes (I went to yoga near Union Square every day), and, a real bonus, it is absolutely quiet at night! The studio also has a wonderful energy about it, partly due to the many laughing buddhas around the flat, partly due to the extensive book, DVD and CD collection, but mostly thanks to Kyle himself. I had the pleasure of meeting him briefly, and he is as friendly in real life as in his messages. I would definitely return to Kyle's again, and warmly recommend his place to anyone interested in staying here.
Great place, great host!
If you have not explored the East Village and the Downtown area, then this is the perfect place to do it from. Kyle's apartment is located in St.Mark's Place, a vibrant and lively street, full of options for dining and entertainment. The studio is quiet, clean and Kyle made sure we had anything we might need. He responded promptly to our inquiries and made arrangements for things to go smoothly. We will definitely come back and we warmly recommend this place while visiting Manhattan.
Kyle is a fantastic host. The apartment wasn't equipped with a hairdryer, he brought one to the apartment the next day. Our flight was delayed and he let us stay at the apartment a little longer as no otter guest was following. He is really easy to communicate with.
The apartment is in a great location close to 2 subway station going in 2 different directions in NYC. There are a lot of restaurants and shops around.
-Really close to 2 metro station, it makes it really easy to explore NYC
-A grocery store just down the stairs open 24h. Very convenient.
-Good light in the apartment
-A very calm apartment, we weren't disturbed by the noise at all.
-A very lively area, a lot of people around late at night.
-The shower is very hot and there is plenty of hot water
-An apartment a little bit old (especially the bathroom) that gives you the impression it's not 100% clean even if it is.
-Nowhere to put your stuff which makes it difficult when you are staying for a long period (although, unless it's a free apartment or an hotel, you will probably have the same feeling everywhere in NYC?)
- 4th flour without a lift (but you go up the stairs once a day so it's really OK)
-The area can seem a bit awkward (piercing and tattoos everywhere)
-The apartment is quite hot (which can be a good thing, but it was a bit too warm for us)
Both Kyle and his place were great! Top location, and fast response on all questions during our stay. An ideal host- thanks!
Kyle was a great host - waited over an hour to give me the keys when I was held up and still had a friendly greeting for me at the end of it! The studio was just the right size for me, very comfortable and warm. Kyle was right about it being quiet up there too, even though the building itself is right off the lively and buzzing St Marks Place. It was a really perfect location for me - easily able to walk to soho, greenwich and chelsea - and Astor Place metro right there for access to uptown. Kyle had really kindly left details of some of his favourite places in the neighbourhood to check out for music, coffee, food and where local grocery shops were. I was there for work as well as catching up with friends so I probably didn't spend as much time in the immediate area as I could have but there was a great wine shop about two doors down I would recommend and for laundry/ laundromats 2nd avenue is the destination.
There isn't an elevator in the building but it isnt really a problem. The apartment is a few flights up and you get used it quickly.
Thanks kyle for a really nice stay.
Kyle was fantastic and his place was great. He was easy to communicate with and his home was in a great location. He went above and beyond in getting us situated and pointing out things we could do in the city. The apartment is small, but more than comfortable for two. It's right in the heart of the west village, but is absolutely peaceful and quiet. This is the first place I'll look for next time I'm in New York!
Kyle was a wonderful host - easy to work with from start to finish! The apt itself was great and looks exactly the way it does in the photos. Would definitely stay there again.
Kyle was a fantastic host. He was easy to get a hold of at any time before and during our stay, provided valuable information and tips about the area, including where to find free parking and great restaurants. His studio is clean, comfortable and located in a vibrant neighborhood, within walking distance of everything one could ever wish to experience in NYC. Highly recommended.
Kyle was a great host! We loved to live at his place, the bed was super comfortable and the apartment was quiet although it is in the heart of Manhattan. Thanks Kyle
kyle is a great host. i arrived early so he found a place for me to leave my luggage and even brought it up 5 floors up to the apartment later. thanks a lot kyle! appreciate it.
the apartment is comfortable and quiet in the most hectic and central location in the east village.