My apartment is centrally located in the middle of all the action, yet just off of a residential street. 4 blocks away from the Bedford L subway stop and steps away from all the cool shops, restaurants and bars you'll definitely want to visit!
I am a seasoned traveler and I have hosted many international guests in this 2-bedroom, ground floor apartment for more than 3 years now, so I can anticipate your needs. To be clear, I live here with my dog full time and there is only ONE bathroom that is shared with me. If you're wondering, I own my condo and because I live here, I operate my listing completely legally under NYC laws.
I like to keep a clean house, and I have a house cleaner that comes every 2-3 weeks to give it a deep clean.
The room has a brand new Tuft & Needle queen sized mattress with bed bug and allergen protection cover, installed June 2016. Your room comes with ample closet space and empty shelves, TV with cable (HBO and Starz!) and a blu-ray player that has access to my Netflix account.
Please lock the front doors behind you and close the door QUICKLY when entering and leaving as to not let my dog run out the door. We are on the ground floor and the door leads directly to the sidewalk so I'm always concerned for his safety.
Please note my house is not kid proof and my dog is neurotic around small hands that quickly reach for him.
Servicios y zonas comunes
Only light cooking in the kitchen (please speak to me first if you plan on using the kitchen at all so we can determine what I mean by "light cooking") and obviously, take care with my dishes and kitchenware. I'm kinda crazy about "sets" so it'll break my heart if I have a random number of plates because one was broken! I prefer to wash the dishes myself so you don't even have to worry about that!
You can store stuff in the fridge and there is cabinet space for dry food but I do not provide anything for you other than filtered water.
Atención a los huéspedes
I'm in my mid 30s and I am in my 4th year of acupuncture school. I'm usually up by 7am and asleep by midnight. Googie is a 10 year old hypoallergenic bichon/maltese mix (he does not shed.) When I am home he will always welcome you with a toy in his mouth. He's become very excited to welcome all new airbnb guests. You're free to play with him or ignore him completely. He won't be offended. Just don't try to pick him up or "joke" around with him (like pretend you're a big bear etc.) He hates that (he doesn't understand sarcasm!) When I am NOT home he is usually dead to the world and probably won't even move for you at all.
Otros aspectos destacables
I have an alarm system so every guest will be assigned a unique code. I'm sorry if this isn't "relaxed" but this is my way of protecting myself since I am giving many different strangers keys to my home. It also protects you if you think about it; this way you know last week's airbnb guest didn't simply make a copy of my keys to gain access while you're staying here! The alarm system comes with a camera that is set up in the living room aimed at the front door, for the main purpose of checking in if my alarm goes off (and also to spy on Googie if I'm bored at school.) But it doesn't record and you are more than welcome to turn the camera off if you feel uncomfortable with it on in the living room.
Unfortunately I cannot accept your luggage early before check in or hold your luggage past the check out time. If you have an early arrival or a late departure, I can offer you a half day discount to block off either the day before or the day after so that you can either check in before 1pm or stay past the 10am check out time. Please get in contact with me to discuss this!
I also cannot accept mail or package delivery for you. I don't even get my own packages delivered to my house because I have no way to accept them.
I can speak Mandarin but I cannot read or write it.
-I understand I live in a nightlife heavy neighborhood but I have become used to my midnight to 7am sleep schedule. If you are coming in after midnight please try to be as quiet as possible. Our bedrooms share a wall so please take care to not slam doors.
-No smoking in my apartment at all, not even if you blow the smoke out your window (I'm very allergic.) I'm also allergic to strong perfumes and colognes so if you could not spray too much in the house, I'd really appreciate it.
-No shoes in the house (I'm Chinese I grew up this way!) There is a bench right by the front door where you can sit, take off your shoes and store your shoes underneath after entering.
-No guests are allowed in my home who are not registered on the reservation.
-Please do not illegally download anything while using my Wi-Fi. I provide full cable with HBO and Netflix.
-Only "light kitchen use." Please speak to me first about what I mean by this but basically no frying, baking or preparing large, elaborate meals.
-Please acknowledge there is only one bathroom in this apartment that you share with me.
-This goes without saying but please don't break my stuff! And if you do break something (totally by accident of course!) please be cool about it and let me know and offer to replace it. Let's just get it out in the open here, don't be a jerk about breaking something while staying here. ;)
-Check in 1pm. Unfortunately I cannot accept your luggage before this time. If you wish you can book an extra day (at half price) if you want an early check in before this time. Just contact me first about sending a special offer for the half day and we can work out the check in details. (I will block out the night before from other guests so you can check in early.)
-Check out is 10am. Unfortunately I cannot hold your luggage for a later pick up. There are services in NYC that can take your luggage for the day or if you wish you can book an extra day (at half price) if you want a later check out past this time. Just contact me first about sending a special offer for the half day and we can work out the check out details. (I will block out the night after from other guests so you can check out late.)
-And this might seem like a joke, but I have a severe hatred for ORANGES and might freak out if ever faced with orange scent, rinds or pulp. I'm sorry if you're an orange lover but no oranges may enter here! :-)
I'm a native New Yorker, which means I'm always happy to help out people new to the city or I can mind my own business if that's what you prefer! I'm currently in my 4th year of Acupuncture school. Googie is a 10 year old hypoallergenic Bichon/Maltese mix and he has assumed the role of "Welcome Committee" for all airbnb guests!
I grew up in Queens, I've lived in Park Slope, West Village and Williamsburg (both pre and post hipster craze.) I travel often, far and wide but I know I will always live in NYC! I love it here.
I can speak Mandarin but I cannot read or write it.
I am vigilant about responding to every inquiry, usually within an hour. Don't hesitate to ask me any question before booking with me. Googie and I look forward to welcoming you to our home!