World traveler, PADI Divemaster, great host. I've lived in New York City since 1982. Relocated for work in 2010 to Bangalore, India.
Sorry to say that while Ron and his friend Paul were great, in the 2 months that my wife and I stayed in the apartment we were almost constantly plagued by mice.
I stayed in NY with my friend at Ron's place for 4 days, the stay was beautiful. Right when we first arrived, Paul (Ron's friend), met us and gave us the key. Paul explained in details everything about the room, he was very welcoming, and even left us some breakfast and beers in the fridge. Also nice, they even gave us access to the computer with free internet. When we first turned on the computer, a page with all the touristic events in town during our stay was already opened. The room was exactly as shown in the pictures, right what we needed; an affordable clean place to stay in, clean towels, computer and internet, queen bed with comfortable sheets, TV, dishes and cups. The house is warm, and very close to Penn station, where we arrived on a bus from DC. It is also within walking distance of times square, and other touristic places. A subway station is about 4 blocks away from the apartment. Thank you Ron and Paul for this nice welcoming to NY, we will definitely visit you again whenever we are in the city.
Jimmy and Stephen
Ron was going to be out of town so his friend Paul met me at the apartment. He was very helpful, engaging and easy to reach by phone and text message. Ron's apartment was clean and labeled with notes letting me know where things were, how to use the computer, which drawers were empty for me to use, etc. There was even some breakfast in the refrigerator! The queen size bed was comfortable, the apartment was quiet and the location was very convenient. I highly recommend staying at Ron's apartment.
Great host and great apartment. Quiet, comfortable and near Madison Square Garden, Penn Station, Empire State Building and Chelsea. It's a bargain! I've spent two weeks and would definitely return. Thanks Ron and Paul.
10 out of 10 Stars! Two Thumbs WAY Up! This is a TREMENDOUS space and a bargain as well, if your rent by week. I just returned after staying a week at Ron's incredible studio. As a first time user of Airbnb, I really didn't know what to expect. What I found was: Perfect location, an elevator building (!), 9th floor rear so you hear NO traffic noise from 30th Street and very easy access to buses and metro. Ron is a gentleman of the first order, a superb host who went out of his way to ensure all things (keys, A/C, computer, etc.) were perfect for me. As a foodie, his kitchen was WONDERFUL and a variety of markets and delis are very nearby for shopping and thus cooking at home. The computer was a tremenous help so I didn't have to lug my laptop. Plentiful hot water, towels, cutlery, glassware and cookware. The whole space says "Comfort! and Welcome!" Ron is an extraordinary person: delightful, knowledgeable, humourous and above all, generous in his ability to make guests feel comfortable and at ease. I confess, it was difficult to leave since I had made it my 'home'. Thank you, thank you!! I cannot recommend Ron and his beautiful studio more strongly. I will DEFINITELY rent from him again!! Bravo Ron, and a standing ovation for being the SUPERB host and person that you are!
Ron was a great host and the place was fabulous! He made sure my keys worked and provided maps and made me feel very comfortable. You cannot beat this location either - one block from Penn Station, easy access to all NYC has to offer. I will definitely stay at Ron's place again.
Ron and his friend were great guests. Communication was excellent, I knew when they were on the way so I could let them in. On departure they left the place extremely tidy, I would certainly host Ron again and encourage others to do so. It was an absolute pleasure.
J'ai reçu avec beaucoup de plaisir Ron. C'est un voyageur extremement agréable. Non seulement, il a été un hôte parfait mais il a encore su prendre l'initiative d'améliorer le confort de l'appartement. Je serai heureux de le revoir l'année prochaine, comme il en a le projet. Je ne peux que le conseiller à tout le monde.
I received with great pleasure Ron. This is an extremely pleasant traveler. Not only was he a great host, but he still managed to take the initiative to improve the comfort of the apartment. I am happy to see him next year as he has the project. I can only recommend him to everyone.
Ron is fantastic. He made everything super easy and was very respectful. I was so surprised to come home and find the place so clean as if the cleaning person was here.