Ella was wonderful to work with. 4 teenage boys took a NYC trip before heading off to college. I was glad Ben was there if they had any questions. I know a hotel has maid service but the boys needed something like this studio instead of 2 hotel rooms. This studio allowed them to be all together and have kitchen facilities to make sandwiches. They took advantage of the $.99 pizza by the slice 5 minutes away. This is above a Japanese restaurant but they really didn’t even notice. There was a queen bed and 2 futons to sleep. They definitely had more room than a hotel room. There are advantages and disadvantages for a hotel but this was best for them. The location was convenient also. Thanks again, Ella.
The apartment served our needs well. However, there were several issues:
1. We received an email the day before our arrival that our reservation was cancelled because of flooding. There was no offer to assist us in finding a new rental. We were able to find new lodging, but the new reservation carried a cancellation charge. I received a call 3 hours later informing us the email about flooding was sent in error. There was no offer to reimburse us for the cancellation fee of the new reservation.
2. This is a studio apartment, not a one bedroom as advertised.
3. We were told to dump are garbage into public waste on the street.
4. We were provided with one roll of toilet paper and were advised to purchase more at a local pharmacy. The cabinets under the sinks in the bathroom and kitchen are locked.
Very central position, many attractions ,diners and a supermarket all walkable, and quiet at night.. We were made very welcome by Ben.
I chose this vacantion rental for 2 reasons: (1) superb location - it had excellent reviews for the central location and cleanness; (2) I discovered that one of the reps was from my hometown. The photos provided are true to the apartment. As others have mentioned, the bed is comfortable! Ben rescued us when we got our directions a little confused. He then took the time to virtually show us around on the map & explain different things that would make our stay more pleasuable. He encouraged us to let him know if we discovered there was anything else we needed.
We felt very welcome! The location is great, super convenient, and very quiet in the night time. It is in a lovely position for ease of getting around either by Subway or on foot. There are a number of wonderful eating spots close by. All and all, I'd have to say that this stay in New York was the best yet!! Thanks Ella and Ben! I hope we can stay with you another time. I've already told some friends about your fabulous spot!!
The flat is beautifully furnished, well equipped and centrally located. So many nice restaurants, lounges, Broadway Theaters, museums are all at your fingertip. My family and I spent an afternoon at United Nations and found it a special experience. Ben met and greeted us on arrival and he couldn't have been more friendly or helpful.
We are definitely hoping to go back again soon!