Bedroom with use of kitchen, sitting room and bathroom in an art-filled one-bed apartment in an elevator building below Delancey in Chinatown/LES. Surrounded by great restaurants, bars, galleries and boutiques, walking distance from Soho, Nolita, East Village and more, multiple subway lines close by.
**We welcome guests of all nationalities, ethnicities, orientations and cultures.**
We have a wonderful little apartment in the Chinese (historically Jewish) part of the LES below Delancey. It's tastefully furnished, art-filled, bright, on the second floor and faces the street. You'll rent the bedroom and use the bathroom, open kitchen and sitting room. We have a 42" TV with Apple TV (Netflix/Hulu Plus), a kitchen with all amenities including microwave and dishwasher, and a bathroom that does everything you want it to. There's an elevator if you have tons of luggage. There are terraces on the 12th-floor with spectacular views of the neighborhood.
The place will be yours as though you paid the rent, although closets and bedroom cupboards are off-limits. Otherwise you're at home. Enjoy!
Minimal. Email/phone/text contact ahead of time.
We have a cat (short-haired). He will never be in the apartment when guests stay, and we do a thorough clean before guests arrive. Guest bed linens and towels will always be fresh from the laundry, but the cat is there while we clean so we can't guarantee that every trace of him is gone, so if you have profound allergies this might not be the place for you. Please ask questions and use your own judgement before booking.
No bringing anyone home you don't know. No smoking in the apartment. No handstands next to the glass dining table. Just normal common-sense stuff.
The apartment belongs to myself and my wife Ellen Jong. She is an artist (photography, sculpture, installations) and I am a strategist and marketing consultant.
We love this neighborhood. I truly believe it's the best part of downtown NYC—tucked away enough to feel like a proper neighborhood but connected to everything, it's a truly creative quarter.
We own a house in upstate NY (Mongaup Valley, near to Bethel Woods, where the original Woodstock festival took place), and we're up there most weekends, which is why the apartment is available.
To me the best landlord is one you never see nor need to, so we'll apply the same policy with our guests. We typically leave keys for guests with a local convenience store, and the door locks behind you so you can simply leave keys on the table when you depart. Of course you'll have emergency phone numbers just in case, and feel free to call and ask any questions, even about where to go for a drink or get dinner. We love to cook and have a well-equipped kitchen, which of course you're most welcome to use.
One last thing—you'll see three cancellations (from our end) in our reviews. We lost our last apartment with a month's notice after having been there for five years, and sadly had to cancel some pre-existing reservations. The new place is literally just around the corner, and we now have a 12-month lease, so you can book ahead with confidence.