West 18th Street II is a sight for trail-weary eyes. This two bedroom, one bathroom Chelsea oasis has some choice city bits - raw beams, exposed brick, old-fashioned tin ceilings - plus a heap of wild country cosy with its lush back garden, bursting with rural freshness, and sunny relaxation. Kick of your boots and kick back among sprawling greenery of this beautiful garden haven.
Your host is a creative maverick, a documentary filmmaker who just happens to have a heartfelt appreciation for the raw romanticism of the Old West.
After hours out on the city trails, West 18th Street II is a welcome oasis. Rustle up some victuals in the country kitchen, a warmly lit, heartily equipped space edged in honey-coloured wood, dark stone, and rich, earthen tiles. Sup your fill standing sentry at the eat-in bar or at ease at the thick, oiled wooden dining table, then kick off your spurs and dawdle in the scarlet and moss sitting room. A small, tucked-away study next door is lit up brilliantly from without, but you’ll be forgiven if you get scant little done there: the heavy wood desk overlooks a shaded terrace tumbling with temptingly luscious green growth. Nestled away among climbing green vines, and healthy bushes flush with rich green leaves you'll find an outdoor sitting area perfect for city sky-gazing or reading a nice novel in the warmth of the daytime sun. Cosy up under that shade of a sprawling parasol and make yourself at home in this rural garden in the big city.
On the road again
Creative Chelsea is a funky and festive address. Art is everyplace: well-established and pop-up galleries limn the streets, and clever shops and buzzing nightlife make it a real draw for the imaginative traveller. Mosey on over to Union Square, that city festive take on the town square, or meander up to Madison Square Park a little ways north. When it’s time to blaze new trails, the local 1 line at 18th Street - or any one of a handful of lines nearby at 14th Street - are just the ticket.
There are stairs up to the entrance of this home, and no elevator.
This home has air-conditioning in the sitting room and all bedrooms.
There is a sofabed in the sitting room which can be set up for one. Please let us know when you book if you would like it prepared.
Cancellation. Provided you book more than 7 days before the start of your stay, you can cancel your booking within 24 hours and we’ll provide a full refund. Our flexible rate offers more flexibility for those who need it. Read our cancellation policy here. Please note bookings for Hamptons and French Riviera have a separate cancellation policy.
Check-in and check-out. We’ll meet you at the home at your convenience any time after 4PM on your arrival date, and our standard check-out time is 11AM. Early check-in and late check-out can be arranged in advance, subject to availability and a charge.
Lead guest. The lead guest must be at least 25 years of age.
I.D. check and card authorisation. When you arrive we’ll check the lead guest’s I.D. and secure a £1,000 hold on a credit or debit card which will be released once we confirm no damage was caused during your stay.
Smoking. Guests are not permitted to smoke inside any onefinestay home.
Cleaning. We carefully clean and prepare each home before you arrive and after you depart, and for stays longer than seven days we provide a complimentary weekly Housekeeping service. More frequent Housekeeping visits can be arranged on request, subject to availability and a charge.
Payment. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express, and bank transfers for stays with at least 7 days’ notice.
For more detail on our policies read the FAQ.