About This Listing
This house has three bedrooms with spacious living, dining room and kitchen. Very beautiful hardwood floor and cabinet throughout. Although it is not a place like Hilton, however, you could enjoy a beautiful place with much decent price. Trust me, it is absolutely worthy it.
Response promptly, friendly, make guest feel like at home.
Please text me your check in and out time ahead so that I could prepare for your coming. Please close the front door when you are out for safety reason.
Please change your shoes to the snipper I provide right in the clothing closet behind the front door.
I will text you the access code to the frontal door when you check in.
Interaction with Guests
Very frequently and prompt if you have any question, inquiry or booking, usually in minutes if I am free at that time.
It is very quiet neighborhood and the neighbors are very nice and friendly.
Yes, there is public bus which is right after the house and could take your around the city.
In addition, i provide you bike if you would like to biking around to somewhere like downtown, Michigan Lake or museum et al.
Other Things to Note
You need to lock the door when you are out of the house. The door will be locked if you close the front door. Make sure that you ALWAYS take the key with you. The lock is designed like that for the safety.
No pet, no smoking, no drug, no illegal activities.
Take off the shoes and wear the snipper provided in the right side clothing closet right behind the front door when you check in.
Open the front door with the access code when you check in and close the door when you go outside. The door will be locked automatically.
Keep the place clean, quiet and respect others.
You could obtain 3 overnight parking permit by filling the request on this webpage (website hidden)_permission. If you stay over 3 more night, you could fill the request on same webpage with different address 1630 N 28th street Milwaukee, WI 53208. If you stay over a week, you should get a long term parking permit of $20/4 month. In addition, there is alternative parking rule that you should park the car at the house side when the date is even and other side when the date is odd.
The accommodation was good, exactly as shown in the pictures, Ray is a very good person and is there to help you any time. Shared Kitchen and Shared Bathroom are good too. I only had issue with parking my car, follow Ray's instructions regarding odd date and even date parking, otherwise you will get a ticket for sure.
Host was really nice and attentive, house was clean and got everything you need, although it kinda freaked me out the first time entering the neighborhood but everything gets better the second time entered it, like they said, people won't rob someone living in the same neighborhood, feel safe to stay with Ray as this is a really nice place to stay for the price
I just want to make a statement that nobody will rob you. My house locates in the heart of milwaukee, nearby the downtown. Therefore, it is very diverse neighborhood like other city. Majority of my neighbors are Asian who are very peaceful and friendly. Nobody will rob you. I have hosted over 200 guest within a year, and nobody was robbed. I understand Chang's concern since he came from Memphis, TN which is notorious for bad security.
Check in and stay at home, don't hang out in the extremely late night. You will be fine.
Le quartier n est pas recommandable, m a t ton dit a plusieurs fois. Je dois admettre que cela est vrai. Je ne conseille pas a une femme seule d'y séjourner. L'hôte était très chaleureux et sa mère aussi.
Ray was a very nice host, but we did not enjoy our stay. He asked us to remove our shoes at the door but the floor was very dirty. The bedroom was cramped with a very old, hard mattress and a bed sheet that didn't fit. The bathroom was dirty as well, and the hot water ran out after only a couple minutes of showering. Even understanding that the house is older, it was still uncomfortably dirty. We had no issues with Ray as a host, he was very accommodating even with our change of plans, but I would not recommend his house.
As other guests mentioned in their review, the floor is just old, not dirty since my mom mop the floor everyday. You could walk on the floor with bare foot and your feet won't get dirty or any dust. I am planning to redo the floor in the winter when the booking is not so busy.
I never have complain about the mattress and hot water. Somebody like soft mattress, some like hard mattress. It is hard to know the guests' preference and thus get a soft mattress for him. I think that they should ask if the mattress is soft or hard before their booking.
I well remembered that Alexander stayed with his girlfriend. His girlfriend took shower for over one hour. It is not different to know why the hot water ran out when he took shower right after his girlfriend. I think that a common or ordinary person won't complain about it and will understand it totally. In addition, the bed sheet is queen size and the bed is full size. I don't understand why the bed sheet couldn't fit the bed. From these, you could tell how pick and different Alexander is from other guests.
There are three negative reviews out of over 200 guests I hosted so far. You couldn't satisfy 1% of guest no matter how you host or treat them. I think that they could pick up a bone from egg even though this kind of person stay in Hilton Hotel. I don't think that Alexander is a considerable person when he said this.
As I mentioned in the description, my house is not in perfect condition and my hosting is not money-making. It is simple, cozy, clean, friendly, easy check in and out in addition to my prompt response. My place is suitable for those who are students, travelers with limited budget and not so picky, could tolerate some imperfect.
We had a great experience staying at Ray's! He was away on a trip, but he was still easy to communicate with via phone calls and texts. His mother was there to let us in, and she was very sweet. She did not speak English, but it wasn't an issue, because Ray was quick to respond to any of our questions. We brought bikes, and she gave lots of options as to where to keep them safe. The house was very clean and we both felt comfortable there. Thanks Ray!
Thank so much for the nice and real comments. Yes, I would like to response to guests' issue or question promptly because I know how important it is to have guests feel comfortable after a long trip. I had trip before and I know how the guest feel. I will try my best to have guests' trip easier. Actually, I went back home late night and she already fell asleep and went out very earlier in the morning. We had different schedule, thus we didn't meet during her staying. However, my mom is staying at home all the time and she had more time to interact with.
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About the Host, Ray
I am a super host in Airbnb that I have hosted over 200 guests from over 20 countries with 140 booking within 10 months since my place is very simple, clean, easy check-in and check-out, has good location with reasonable and affordable price.
I am pursing PhD in University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, major in Medical Informatics, attempting to find prompt, cost-effectives and accurate diagnosis for cancer and thus improving health of patients with cancer based on my working experience in Mayo Clinic.
Most of time every day, I stay in my office or bedroom to read scientific papers and do my research. As a student, my life is very simple, and I am very quiet, optimistic and joyful almost every day.
Except for that, I do like movies, reading, hiking, biking, driving, exploring different places. I had visited Washington D.C, Philadelphia, Boston, Niagra Falls, and over 20 states. Therefore, I have lots of experience to share with you.
I know how important it is to have a nice and comfortable place to stay with reasonable price since I travelled a lot and stayed in many different places. Especially, I know what the tourist needs. Luckily, I have my own place available for visitors to stay in a completely unfamiliar city with reasonable and affordable price which is just 20% of hotel.
My philosophy is to be simple, win-win, helpful, beneficial, thankful, joyful, trustful, easy going, respectful. My hosting is not money making oriented, but provides an affordable place for those with limited budget or income like me as a student. I charge guest minimal for maintaining the house, paying for the tax, utilities, mortgage.
My place is not in perfect condition, like Hilton, However, everything works, and it is nice, clean, cozy, sweet and convenient for you to stay. You will feel that you will be greatly welcomed and feel to be at your home. If you are picky with high standard, and want everything is in perfect condition, my place might not be right for you.
If you are the first time user to book a place via AirBnB, my hosting is a good start to build mutual trust between host and guest. I try my best to build the reputation of AirBnB via my hosting.
I have had 140 booking and hosted 200 guests via AirBnB within 10 months. 95% of my guests are very nice, decent and easy to deal with. That is what I expected and I enjoyed knowing and interacting with them. However, 5% of my guests are extremely picky with very high standard. You could not fulfill their requirements no matter what you do. This phenomena is normal with 95% in normal range and 5% in extreme range. Anyway, I won't close my place to serve my guests and treat them very well because of these several picky guests. Majority of future guests need my hosting and I am glad to have the opportunity to host them.
Even though I hosted lots of guest, my hosting is not as professional or perfect as hotel. Therefore, I would like to have your advice or criticize face-to-face or private feedback from the review to improve hosting experience or service. I am extremely open mind and will take action if the advice is reasonable. I will try my best to accommodate potential guests even though I am busy with school.
Overall, the place is simple, easy, comfortable and clean. It is a good place to stay with reasonable and affordable price. No parties, no cheating, no fraud, a good place to go. Have you expectation low when you are booking, it turns out that you will be over satisfied when you are checking out.