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It's was awesome place
Response from Benno:
Sir, whenever you come to Berlin or Jerusalem, please allow me to roll out the red carpet for you. I owe you one, Benno
I really enjoyed my stay at Benno's house, who was a charming and witty host. It made me feel some 20 years younger staying in a house with 3 university students (!)----all of whom were kind and helpful, and we never seemed to get in each other's way. Benno organized and prepared a great pizza(s) for a lovely dinner party which his lovely, very bright, and very attentive daughter Nancy and his ever so charming, graceful and beautiful mother attended.
Much thanks !
Response from Benno:
It was my greatest AIRBNB pleasure so far (and honor) to host Doreen, a gentle and giving, considerate guest.
The reservation was canceled 2 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
The reservation was canceled the day before arrival. This is an automated posting.
I very much enjoyed my stay at Benno's place in Atlanta, he was very welcoming and generous. Benno invited me to share a lovely traditional Sabbath dinner with his wonderful daughter Nancy. I felt very much at home in his place.
The location was not too far from mid-town where I had to go as often as twice a day but very green with huge trees all around.
The room was not as bright as the photo made it look but it was acceptable for the price and comfortable with a private bathroom.
Overall I would recommend the place and would stay there if I return to Atlanta.
Welcoming and warm host, great neighborhood, good beds, would benefit by engaging house cleaning service.
We felt absolutely safe and welcomed. Too bad the kitchen sink pump could not be repaired during our 17-day stay as we would have liked to use the kitchen; Benno compensated by inviting us out for a bite on several occasions.
Typical bachelor conditions but must end saying that host was ever available, concerned and warm-hearted - very kind to my 7-year old son, showed us around the neighborhood, took us too a great community pool.
My friends and I stayed here for a bachelor party and couldn't have been happier with our choice. Benno was incredibly accommodating, the house was wonderful, and its proximity to downtown ATL made it all even better.
If I find myself looking to book another house in Atlanta, I'll definitely be looking here first.
It was a pleasure staying with Benno. I decided very last minute to stay with him by using the "I need a place to stay tonight" feature on Airbnb and he responded within 20 minutes of posting my request. He was incredibly accommodating with the timing of my arrival/departure. I was actually not feeling very well and he offered me (unprompted) some hot lemonade with honey and it made me feel a lot better. That's what Airbnb is all about: feeling at home when you're on the road.
Benno is also incredibly smart and knows more languages than anyone I've ever met before. He can basically explain the derivatives of a single word and determine where and what point the vowel/consonants were dropped/changed/lost/etc. It's pretty amazing. I really enjoyed my stay with him and will definitely look him up again next time I'm in Atlanta.
Iam sorry to say that I was not pleased with the place, I thought my family would be the only ones stayin in the vacation rental. The owner was still on the premise in which he advised me that he would not be home and if we needed him to call. I had to purchase cleaning supplies it was not a very comfortable place to stay for me and my family. I spent 475.00 dollars and I was not happy at all if I don't get any money back I don't
Think that place should be rented out like in those nasty conditions. I have rented a vacation home before in a different state and it was very clean and the owner wasn't cleaning the place as we arrived. The website never said any thing about the place being a vacation rooming house. If the add is for a rooming rental than the price should not be so expensive and the picture is just very misleading and if other people have stayed their and loved it then they are just as nasty as the way the place was kept. My family and I left the next day and we never went back we were lucky to have family that put us up for the rest of our vacation stay in Atlanta.
Benno is quite the character. He lives an amazing lifestyle and you're sure to get a genuine Atlanta experience. I'd recommend grabbing him along if you end up going for drinks, you'll certainly be entertained.
While we were there we hung out with him and the various other house guests he had at his giant place. We all shared great stories of how we got there and what we did. Benno knows a lot of languages so if you're from europe, there's a good chance he'll know your native language!
The rooms were nice and the house is very spacious. The living room is really nice during the day as he has a crazy nice view of the small forest behind his place.
Recommended -- especially for the enthusiastic type!
Benno is an unbelievable guy he knows so much languages, storys and jokes. He´s clean and always helpful and i really enjoy is company !
He's a lovely guest to have at home!