Very Good

7 reviews

1 / 14 Living Room



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TripAdvisor Property ID: 4824101

About the area

Chelsea has become the new, coolest neighborhood in Manhattan, yet remains comfortable without too much noise and too many tourists. Great shopping, markets restaurants, coffee houses, cinemas, off-Broadway theater, Chelsea Piers Sports & Recreation complex, and a diverse nightlife. We are walking distance to Greenwich Village, Lower Fifth Avenue, Penn Station, and the Hudson River. The Loft has very easy access to subways & buses with the 1, N, R, F subways all within a 5 minute walk.

Owner profile

Jane M.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English



  • Heating
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (7)

Very Good – based on 7 reviews Very Good
7 reviews

“Beautiful and comfortable”

Reviewed 22 Dec 2014

The photos show how beautiful this apartment is, but it is also very comfortable. Fabulous place to use as a home base, very convenient and a pleasure to return to after a busy day. Unfortunately building works in the street caused a problem with utilities during our stay, but the hosts were very accommodating about this even though it was not their fault at all. Loved the apartment, love to come back sometime!

“Amazing home”

Reviewed 22 Oct 2014

This huge loft is an amazing space and a sanctuary in the middle of busy New York. It has large ceilings and windows with great view to the Empire State Building. It feels very homely inside despite the beautiful furniture and artwork. The hosts Shani and Albert are absolutely adorable. We enjoyed our stay immensely. The location is great and we would definitely stay again.

Owner's reply: Thank you, Raes, it was a true pleasure to meet you, your husband and your lovely daughter. Please come back soon..

“NY holiday”

Reviewed 22 Oct 2014

What can I say but fantastic. The apartment is everything you could dream of for a New York apartment and much, much more. Wonderful space, wonderful amenities, view to die for, excellent position and most importantly wonderful owners. Shani and Albert, the owners, are an absolute delight. Why would you want to stay anywhere else. If I was able to give it 10 stars I would.

Owner's reply: Thank you Greg & Craig, It was wonderful to have you as guests. Please come back soon!

“An Absolute Gem of an Apartment”

Reviewed 25 May 2011

There is absolutely everything you would need in the apartment and it is certainly a beautiful home. From a lovely Master en suite to a fully equipped utility (yes you have a washing machine & tumble dryer) there really is everything that you need right down to a corkscew to open your favorite wine and an ice bucket to keep the champagne chilled. Instantly hosts Shani and Albert make you feel at home. It was our first visit to New York and we couldn't have chosen a better place to stay, so comfortable and welcoming after a hard day's sightseeing.

“Quiet loft in centre of city”

Reviewed 16 Apr 2010

This loft is perfectly placed within easy reach of all parts of the city but being on the top floor is very quiet and peaceful. There is loads of space in the apartment and all amenities are there to be enjoyed. The owners were there to meet us when we arrived and were only a phone call away if needed. I would definitely rent this loft again.

“Spacious, quiet, comfortable and great location”

Reviewed 25 Mar 2010

This beautiful loft was truly a second home for me and my wife and another couple for seven days. The apartment is a five minute walk from three subway lines and surrounded by delis, restaurants, grocers and retail shops. You could not ask for a more convenient place to explore the city and then come home to relax with the Empire State out the window. The Owners are wonderful hosts who clearly love their City - the entire experience exceeded our expectations.

“NY Loft accomodation”

Reviewed 11 Nov 2009

This large well appointed midtown apartment was extremely well located for traveling quickly to either end of Manhattan. Supermarket and restaurants are close in adjoining streets. Banks were just around the corner and local coffee shops handy. The apartment is very large and feels very comfortable with a well equipped kitchen and laundry. Being on the 12th floor gives you a relatively quiet hideaway in an extremely busy city. The owners were very kind and helpful and lovely to deal with and were only a phone call away if you needed any help or advice on any NYC matters. I think the advertised rundown on the apartment well reflects the property and what it offers and personally I had a very enjoyable stay here.

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

Review by: Jessica U.
From: Seattle,USA

Accommodation Rental:
3 days MAY 21 2009
The [Chelsea] apartment was fabulous, a great space, with a lot of light and charm. The owners were also a joy to meet. We would be happy to return.

Review by: Stephanie B.

Accommodation Rental:
7 days MAY 07
2008 The [New York] apartment was amazing, very beautiful and very clean, respecting the initial description.
The [New York] apartment was amazing, very beautiful and very clean, respecting the initial description. The owner was very nice. And she has already transferred me back the money for guaranty. Everything is OK for me. And we are very happy to work with you.

Oct. 18, 2009

I am still thinking about our wonderful visit to New York and the perfect loft! We couldn't have asked for better accommodations or better hosts! Both were totally charming and added to our perfect trip!

Thank you again!

Allison H.

Tallahassee, FL

Oct 12, 2009

You could not have been better hosts for our stay in the big city! Your place was absolutely perfect in giving us the best feel of NYC! Thank you, thank you, for all your hospitality!
Lorrie Corry
Lorrie Corry, Tallahassee, Florida


Huge loft apartment. Beautifully decorated and very private. We stayed for 11 nights (2 x couples). Excellent space to return to after sightseeing all day. Owners are very accommodating in all areas. View Empire State Bld while drinking coffee from the lounge. Close to subway and all facilities.
nahrell F, NSW Australia

Dec. 16,2009
Our family stayed in this beautiful loft apt over the Thanksgiving weekend. Everything was set up perfectly: great kitchen, comfortable living area, large dining area, beautiful master bedroom and HUGE artist studio with Murphy bed, pull-out sofas , TV... the works! Plus the view of the Empire State Bldg out the front window is spectacular! We would return in a flash.

-Heidi, Hanover, NH

ExcellentAmazing Loft Apartment NYC

Judith England, UK

Review Submitted: August 13, 2010 Date of Stay: April 2010
A fantastic apartment, amazing views, great location and lovely welcome. The loft was the perfect place for us (a group of five girls) to celebrate our 30th birthdays. We were overwhelmed by the immense size of the apartment which provided us with everything we needed during our stay. Shani and Albert were lovely hosts and we can't thank them enough for extending our stay and helping us find alternative accommodation when we got stranded due to the Icelandic volcano.
A stay in this loft is highly recommended

Rating5 out of 5
5 Perfect!
Karen Bloomfield, CT
Review Submitted: September 7, 2010 Date of Stay: June 2010
My family of six adults spent a wonderful week in this loft apartment. Everything about it was perfect for us - convenient location, lots and lots of space, wonderful hosts, big windows with lots of light, and a view of the Empire State Building. The pictures may look too good to be true, but that is not the case - they very accurately reflect what you get. Shani was very responsive to all of my emails and questions and made it easy to book the loft. We all have very fond memories of our stay and hope to return again. I have enthusiastically recommended the loft to several friends.

Sent: Fri, Oct 15, 2010 8:11 am
Subject: Thank you for a wonderful stay

Just a short note to say thank you for a wonderful stay. The apartment was
fabulous and we had a great time in New York. It was so nice to have some space to move around in, and we loved the location.
Please pass on our thanks and regards to Sheila for her assistance.
I hope you also had a good trip and trust you are well.

Kind regards
Laurel, Deborah, Leonie and David

New York New York
Saffron UK
Review Submitted: November 2, 2010 Date of Stay: October 2010
I can only echo the views of everyone below by saying that the appartment was excellent, good location, really convenient, spacious, comfortable, light and quiet. We were 2 adults and 2 teenagers and had plenty of space and facilities. We could walk to many locations - Central Park, Rockefeller, Grand Central, 5th Ave shops etc. as well as convenient subway stops at 23 and 28th streets to get to the downtown and waterfront. Recommened eats are the Malibu for breakfast (23 & 7th), Cuba (Soho) and 5 Napkin Burgers (Hells Kitchen). It was a pleasure to meet Shani and Albert who couldn't have been more helpful and welcoming. All in all a great holiday.
The Smith Family

Excellent Fantastic New York Apartment.
kay and dean australia
Review Submitted: November 13, 2010 Date of Stay: August 2010
Thank you for an unforgettable stay.

The apartment is in a wonderful area surrounded with restaurants, all forms of transport close by and a view of the empire state building you will never forget.
The apartment is amazing with so much space.
It's so luxurious we could not believe we were so lucky to stay here in New York.
It is beautifully maintained and has everything you need with any help or questions only a phone call away.
Thank you also Sheila for helping us out on arrival.
Would return in a flash and would highly recommend as a must stay !
Kay and Dean.

Who knew you could find relaxation in a Manhattan vacation?
Guest: Barbara (DC)
Date of Stay: January 10, 2011 Review Submitted: January 20, 2011

Thank you Shani and Albert so much! The space was amazing and you two are so special! Our time there was so relaxing and quiet!!! It was like bringing a winter beach vacation to the city! Plenty of space and quiet to read and relax and just steps away from so many great times! And a perfect location! We easily traveled, well, all over the city - to see a performance in Brooklyn, uptown for museum visits, and had lots of great experiences in the neighborhood! I've never felt more comfortable in Manhattan and Manhattan has never felt more manageable. We will be back!!!

Recommended for: Age 55+, Girls getaway, Tourists without a car, Sightseeing, Families with teenagers, Romantic getaway

A Taste of NYC Living !
Guest: Christopher (Dad and three teenage daughters)
From: Adelaide, Australia
Date of Stay: February 12, 2011
Review Submitted: February 23, 2011

We had a terrific stay in Shani and Albert's loft. It was very well located in Midtown and we felt like we got a real taste of NYC lifestyle. On the tourist side we were able to walk pretty much anywhere - Broadway/Times Square, Chelsea Galleries, 5th Ave shopping, MOMA etc. Buses and subway, food marts etc are in either direction down 27th. The apartment was very comfortable and relaxing to return to after the day or evenings activities. Everything we needed was there. It is very spacious so we weren't having to jump over each other when we were there.. Shani and Albert are delightful owners and we would love to return one day.

We would recommend it to families with teenagers and pairs of couples traveling together

What a view!!
Guest: MrsG (Yorkshire, UK)
Date of Stay: April 14, 2011 Review Submitted: April 22, 2011

Lovely, spacious loft which gave myself, my husband and daughter our own space. The location is excellent, as everyone else says, it is in the middle of everything, with most attractions a lovely walk or short subway ride away. Around the loft are a number of delis and a wonderful supermarket for good fresh food. The loft is well equipped with everything you should need - a real home from home. Shani and Albert are a wonderful, friendly couple and are, as mentioned by others, only a phone call away should they be needed. We hope to be back! :)

Manhattan Majestic
Guest: Northwest Visitor (Washington state)
Date of Stay: April 22, 2011 Review Submitted: May 1, 2011

The view is stunning. And at twelve floor above the street, it's quiet, the perfect mix of feeling right in the middle of the city without the crush of it all the time. Subway is close, as is good coffee and Whole Foods supermarket. We liked the neighborhood restaurants for flavor and convenience. The owners are notably friendly, courteous, and helpful. You will appreciate their welcome. This is a loft made of light and space. Our party of five adults felt at home

Seatle, Washington
May 2011
"Thanks for the Hospitality"
We had a fabulous adventure in NYC thanks in no small part to you and your beautiful apartment. The location makes getting anywhere in Manhattan a snap, and the space lives up to the pictures online. Next time we come to the city we'll call you for sure. Thanks a ton for all the hospitality!

Jane Mazzoni said...Sep 6, 2013

Wonderful Loft, Wonderful New York Experience
Date of Stay August 24, 2013

Five of us stayed in this beautiful loft for 8 days. For me, it was a great experience. The loft is decorated with wonderful original artwork and has all the amenities of home. The large bank of windows with the spectacular view of the Empire State Building are just lovely. We were forewarned by the owner about the lack of air conditioning and I found the numerous ceiling fans and the cross ventilation in the apartment compensated for this very well. I was quite comfortable. There is one proper bedroom and a huge study with a murphy bed and sleeper sofas. The loft is very conveniently located with easy access to numerous subway lines. There are a variety of food and drug stores within walking distance and my friends and I took advantage of this to have coffee and breakfast before heading out into the city. There's also a very convenient laundry room that we used and appreciated. The owner was very thorough in giving us a tour when we arrived. Once she finished this orientation, she made sure we had her contact information in case we needed help. I would highly recommend this spacious, beautiful loft to anyone seeking more than a hotel experience in New York.
Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing

Karen Elliott said... Jul 9, 2013
Beautiful experience of New York City
Date of Stay June 4, 2013

This loft is beautiful and allows you to stay in New York and feel like a local! The views of the Empire Sate Building are stunning and the location is central and very close to the subway. Great security, comfortable beds and great amenities. The loft is well maintained and clean. The owners are so friendly, and provided very helpful travel ideas and advice. The loft is within walking distance of great eating places, good delis and grocers. It is light and airy and even better than the photos portray. I would recommend this loft to family and friends wanting a great experience of New York City.

Beatrice Shushan said...Jun 1, 2013
Spacious, impeccably clean and wonderfully well situated

Date of Stay May 10, 2013

This beautiful apartment is absolutely stunning. The situation is perfect for getting around Manhattan and well placed for shopping, fine dining, museums and more.. The owners, Shani and Albert are absolutely charming and we felt immediately at home. Beautiful light and decor in the apartment are wonderful. It is very spacious - a real treat in this city of minute rooms and I cannot recommend it highly enough. We thoroughly enjoyed our week here. Thank you Shani & Albert, our very gracious hosts.

Edmund Lin said...May 12, 2013
Exceeded Expectations
Date of Stay April 19, 2013

The loft apartment is very beautiful, truly spacious and extremely comfortable. It has a very convenient location and worked perfectly for our weeklong stay in NY. Shani maintains the place very well and was a gracious and welcoming host.

Seth Wohlberg said...Apr 20, 2013
Great Stay in Chelsea

Date of Stay April 14, 2013

We had a great stay at Shani and Albert's place in Chelsea. The apartment had all of the comforts of home. Shani and Albert welcomed us as we arrived and are great people. We thoroughly enjoyed our short vacation in Manhattan. We walked the Skyline, went to the Chelsea Market, took a tour of the Tenement Museum and saw a Broadway show. All were nearby and easily accessible via foot or the subways. Local eats that were quite good included Tre Dice, Rare, and the Red Cat Grill. One minor quibble is the description of the apartment as including 2 bedrooms. While the apartment is large, spacious, bright, and welcoming it is more aptly described as a one bedroom apartment with an additional bed (which is in a rather large room in the rear of the apartment which doubles as an artist's studio). That said our daughter slept in the rear "bedroom" while we were able to stay up later in the large front rooms. Highly recommended place to stay, especially for those willing to be a little adventurous and leave the comforts of midtown.

Joseph said...Nov 6, 2012
Like staying at home & excellent location

Date of Stay September 26, 2012

Our 4 day stay at Shani & Albert's home was amazing. We were treated like family and the home was as they described. The home is located in an excellent location with the subway only 1 block away, plenty of places to eat, do grocery shopping, retail shopping & site seeing. It's located in quiet block and has a new lift to floor with excellent security. We felt like we were at home and we would stay there again. We'll definitely be recommending it to our friends & relatives. Shani & Albert were very helpful & lovely people.