WELCOME to your private master bedroom & ensuite bath in our sunny full-floor loft. Relax inside this peaceful oasis or on the terrace with World Trade Center view. Most subway lines at corner, SUPER CONVENIENT to get around NYC.
Our guests tell us that our downtown location, home and hospitality make this a perfect place for their NYC visit as you can see from the reviews. As home base for your activities we're steps from the newly built One World Trade Center (Freedom Tower) with access to almost every subway line in NYC right at our corner! We're at the crossroads of the Financial District, Tribeca and Chinatown, and this being the oldest part of Manhattan it's a neighborhood built on a more human scale (smaller city blocks) and also steeped in history. And very safe.
Our home is a peaceful sanctuary in contrast to the high energy of the city, filled with modern art and furnishings accented by numerous acquisitions from our global travels that give the space a contemporary but lived-in feeling. Because we've traveled so much both for business and leisure we know what our guests need. Providing all the necessary comforts, we want you to feel like this is your home away from home while you're here, and you don't have to pack as much so you can save room to bring back purchases for yourself, family and friends.
Our neighborhood provides a striking contrast of the very old and the very new. Besides the new World Trade Center with its 102nd Floor Observatory and 9/11 Memorial and Museum, this area is home to the New York Stock Exchange, Federal Hall, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the famous Wall Street "Charging Bull", the ferry to the Statue of Liberty, the beautiful art-sculpture-filled City Hall Park with Delacorte Fountain, the newly renovated South Street Seaport, the Museum of Jewish Heritage, the historical Woolworth Building, the Brooklyn Bridge (which is a great walk with amazing city views), plus many more attractions...all within a few minutes' walk from our front door. We're also just a short walk from Battery Park City, which is a lovely enclave with river esplanade and marina, but lacking many transportation options to other parts of the city. Just west and north of us is TriBeCa (an acronym that stands for Triangle Beneath Canal denoting its geographic area), a residential neighborhood Robert De Niro calls home with its numerous restaurants, cafes and shops. Just north and to the east are the busy streets of Chinatown, and vibrant Brooklyn is just across the East River easily crossed by water taxi or you can get there by subway or in good weather by walking the Brooklyn Bridge.
Ease of travel to ANY other part of NYC via the subway lines on our street and nearby will save you time and make your tourist activities so much easier and enjoyable. Less than 10 minutes to either the East or West side of 42nd Street in midtown, or downtown Brooklyn, via the express train!
For planning activities we provide guests with IN New York magazine, Where Traveler New York magazine, and a multitude of brochures and maps. Also we recommend looking online at Time Out New York magazine for a slew of ideas on what to do and see.
We share our home with two calm and loving Pembroke Welsh Corgis. If you've never interacted with this breed be warned, you will probably want one by the time you leave! We own our home, and do not have a landlord that could cause problems with Airbnb hosting as many renters experience. Also rest assured that because we are offering a private room instead of the entire apartment, you will not be running afoul of current New York City laws (we've provided more information on this in "Other Things to Note", below).
We adhere to the traditional form of Feng Shui and if you're familiar with the concepts you'll recognize this throughout our home.
Also we are pet friendly hosts and would be open to hosting you AND your four legged companions as our guests. We know how hard it is to find accommodations that welcome pets as well, which is surprising since we know many four-legged friends that behave as good if not better than the two-legged ones! Also if you should need dog-walking or dog-sitting while you're out exploring the city this can be provided as well.
Let us know of any questions we can answer for you to help you make your decision to stay with us. We'd love to have you as our guest. You'll arrive here as a stranger, but our hope is that you'll leave here as a friend, one that has experienced this great city of New York much like someone who has lived here for years.
On your arrival we provide a bottle of ice cold water and biscuits as well as a tour of the apartment. We welcome guests to make themselves at home in the living area and kitchen, as well as outdoor terrace which has an amazing view of the World Trade Center just down the street.
Guest check in time is 3pm and check out is 12pm noon, however if you'd like to arrive earlier or depart later we welcome you to keep your luggage in our lounge area so you can make the most of every minute you have in this city. The bedroom will not be available before 3pm on your arrival date, or after 12pm on your departure date, but we welcome you to use the common areas and terrace during this time.
YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME
This is how we want our guests to feel, as comfortable as if they're in their own home. You can act as though you're visiting family, because that's how we like to treat our guests (to be more clear, family members that we like!). We know it's difficult for the first day to learn where the cups and utensils are kept, how to work the TV, and so on. After we provide a tour of the space we welcome guests to look around on their own and familiarize themselves with everything, and of course ask us for help if and when needed.
YOUR PRIVATE SPACE
You have the master bedroom and ensuite bathroom that are solely for your use. Both have locked doors for your privacy.
YOUR BEDROOM: The guest bedroom includes a bed with King-sized (80" x 80") firm mattress plus 3" of latex foam so you'll feel like you're sleeping on a cloud. We believe that our guests deserve a good night’s sleep to awaken feeling refreshed and ready to start their new day in this busy city!
Like you'd find at a fine hotel, we provide four sleeping pillows, linens, and blanket.
There is lots of hanging and shelving spaces and plenty of hangers for your belongings. The windows have black-out curtains (because we get a lot of sunlight...not always good when you want to sleep after a long night out!). The bedroom also has a desk and plenty of electrical outlets.
We provide guests with a "do not disturb" sign to place on their door to let us know they're in their room and want peace and quiet, so that we know to keep our conversation and any noise to a minimum, especially since many of our guests travel from far away and may find the adjustment to a new time zone takes a few days. Or that touring this large city can be exhausting and a mid-day nap is a necessity!
YOUR PRIVATE BATHROOM: The guest bathroom is ensuite, meaning it is accessible only through the master bedroom. It has a deep soaking bathtub, perfect after a long day traversing the city, and an adjustable shower head.
Guests are provided with fresh towels and wash cloths, as well as shower soap, shampoo, conditioner, hair finishing products, body moisturizer, toothpaste, and more. We provide plenty of toiletries of various premium brands including Molton Brown, C.O. Bigelow, L'Occitane, Ferragamo, Kerastase, Redken and others for our guests to use in case they forget these items, or maybe just want to try something new.
REFRIGERATOR: We provide separate space in the fridge for our guests' food and drink items, and of course space in the freezer as well.
ENTERTAINMENT IN THE HOME
Some guests enjoy cooking more than eating out, and we have everything you would need for creating memorable meals.
We have a large eclectic music collection, and usually have music playing at a reasonable level. Guests are welcome to listen to music from our collection or their own.
There is a 52" high definition television with an extensive channel selection, as well as movies on the DVD player, or you can use our Netflix account for streaming movies.
We frequently work in the far corner of the dining area in the evenings, but don't mind if guests watch TV or listen to music at reasonable levels while we're working.
Guests will arrive to freshly laundered bedding and towels and a clean bedroom and bath. A detailed cleaning is done at the departure of each guest and before the next guest arrives. In addition if a guest is staying longer than one week their bedroom and bathroom will be cleaned by our housekeeper at least on a weekly basis. We turnover bedding once a week, but if guests want fresh towels and washcloths more frequently that can be provided.
Общение с гостями
We love making new friends and helping those new to the city find the best discoveries during their travels. We provide a wealth of information to our guests prior to their arrival, so they can plan the best use of their time in our city. (There are also some great go-to websites to help with plans: Traveling with kids? check out MommyPoppins. Are you a foodie? check TheInfatuation for their great reviews.) We can also help guests if they'd like to visit nearby places such as Philadelphia (a quick 2 hours away) or surrounding beaches or mountains of the area.
Upon arrival guests are greeted by at least one of us at our apartment. We provide a quick tour to familiarize our guests and make their stay more comfortable.
When guests are touring the city we're always immediately available via the Airbnb messaging system which sends us text and email to answer any questions our guests have.
We're conscious that not all guests want to interact very much and so while we're very social, we're also easygoing about our guests' preferences.
Другие важные подробности
Available for our guests in addition to the items previously mentioned are all of the items you'd find at a hotel PLUS MORE: hair dryer, flat iron, curling iron, hair clippers, clothes iron and board, clothes steamer, towels and washcloths, robe, ear plugs, umbrellas and rain ponchos.
In addition guests are welcome to make themselves coffee or tea (we usually have several types available), and there is reserved space in the refrigerator for guests to store their food and drinks.
To let us know when guests are in their room and want peace and quiet, there is a "do not disturb" sign they can hang on their door.
For the terrace we have new seating that can recline flat for relaxing in the sun.
In addition, we have a massage table and a masseuse who comes to the apartment should you wish to pamper yourself after a long day in the city! He works at the Mandarin Oriental and also teaches at the Swedish Institute so if you get the chance treat yourself to a massage by him, it is well worth it.
Also note that we require a two night minimum stay on weekends throughout the year, and a two night minimum stay on any day from May through October. For any stays less than three nights we charge a $25 cleaning fee, and on all bookings we will collect the required New York City taxes via special offer or in person by cash, whichever you prefer. The tax rate is currently 15%.
One final note: The New York State Multiple Dwelling Law prohibits short-term rentals of property in Class A multiple dwellings used for permanent residence purposes (which includes most apartment buildings) unless a permanent occupant of the apartment is present during the stay. Since we are present during our guest's stay, our listing operates well within the law so you have nothing to worry about regarding an abrupt cancellation of your reservation due to legal issues!
We urge potential guests to read ALL details provided in this listing and asking us any questions before booking. If you are new to Airbnb please consider your comfort level with sharing a space or whether you'd be more suited to having an entire apartment to yourself.
Our house rules are as follows:
1. Guests are required to remove their shoes upon entry to apartment.
2. Smoking is allowed only on the terrace (no matter the weather) or additional fee will be incurred for smoking inside.
3. Common courtesy should be practiced with regard to noise during the evening hours (10pm-8am) no matter the week day; noise violations are not treated lightly given we live in close proximity to neighbors.
4. Violation of any of the house rules will result in forfeit of the security deposit at a minimum.
5. A lost key will incur a charge to replace it, and if lockout occurs after business hours or on weekends and hosts are not around the guest will be responsible for locksmith fees to gain entry.
7. We allow a maximum of two overnight guests due to space. A single guest may host one overnight visitor, however if two guests reserve the room then no overnight visitors will be allowed. Any overnight visitor must sleep in guest's bedroom and not the living area: no "sofa-surfing" allowed.
8. Final and most important rule: have fun
Hi, we're your hosts Candace, and Callie the lovable and comedic Pembroke Welsh Corgi who will give you a warm welcome every time you walk in our door. We love this city and introducing people to the numerous fantastic experiences in it. We want our guests to feel like this is their home away from home, with the benefits of information from insiders who have lived here for decades.
We love music, enjoy live acts and seeing the many international performers that visit NYC. The modern art museums of the city are favorite spots as are the many fantastic restaurants to try. We love to travel internationally and have visited many foreign lands. And because we've traveled so extensively we've paid special attention to making things as easy and comfortable for our guests as possible.
We believe that life is short so enjoy it to the fullest until your time is up!