Real Estate Investor, love to travel, play soccer, sing, watch movies, dance.
Fernando was a great host and communication was excellent! Although we didn't meet in person Fernando did everything he could to make our stay pleasant and comfortable. The location is so central and very easy and safe to walk around anytime- and very easy access to subway so getting out of the neighborhood is super simple. The studio is very nice and the bed was really comfy. Be aware it's a 4th floor walk-up so you can pack accordingly- it reminded me of the Netherlands! But it was great to be on the top floor and the light was beautiful. I'm a light sleeper so I wore earplugs and slept really well. My husband isn't a light sleeper and he slept well. All the fabrics and colors were lovely and I was glad to have a place to make and drink coffee in the mornings.
Fernando was a great host. I didn't have the chance to meet him in person, but he was very attentive and always answered all my questions. We used whatsapp and viber to communicate. I stayed at his apartment in NYC for a week and I can say the apartment is located in a very good place. It is very close to the subway station and there are snack bars, restaurants, drugstores and stores everywhere. It is just a few minutes walking from the apartment. The apartment is just like in the pictures and everything worked well in it. I would definetely stay there again!
We had a great stay in Fernando's apartment. All of the directions/instructions were spot-in and easy to follow. I loved the proximity to the subway and the location/walkability to the East Village, Union Square, Gramercy Park, etc. The wifi worked great in the apartment, hot water and water pressure were perfect, and everything looks exactly as it does in the picture. Just a note that you should be prepared to walk up four flights of stairs if you stay here - just like true New Yorkers!
Great place, great deal! Had a wonderful visit to NYC while staying in Fernando's apartment. Everything was clean, the bed super comfy and the sheets are very soft. Plenty of hot water for the shower. We had no trouble with key pick-up at the laundry one block away. Other reviewers have commented it was noisy, but the noise level was what we expected for NYC. (People on the street, sirens) Loved that it was half a block to the subway stop. Fernando was very responsive to all communication, couldn't ask for better!
Some restaurants we tried in the neighborhood:
Madman Coffee - a delicious cup
24-hour Bagel - no frills, just a solid sandwich and cookie, good everyday place
2 Bros Pizza - The exemplary New York slice
Luzzo's - Italian, try the pizze frita (pizza dough stuffed with sauce, cheese, toppings)
Northern Spy Food Company - Ate here twice! Great brunch. Great for foodies.
Mudspot - Another great cup of coffee, wowser desserts, and funky atmosphere
Chickalicious - Dessert bar. GET THE DOUGH-SANTS! (Their version of Cronuts.)
We are a couple and stayed with Fernando for 3 nights. Location is great. Near Union Sq with easy access to subway and busses. Visitors should note apt is located on the 4th floor with no elevator and steep stairs. We did not have a problem with this as we really were out walking around all day.
The apt is small but has everything you need for a comfortable stay.
Key pick up from a laundry place around the corner was easy. Keys to the building entrance are a bit tricky to use at first. The place was clean. Fernando was available and responsive when we had questions.
Good value for money and we would be happy to stay at Fernando's apt again.
My friend & I had a great time in NYC & enjoyed staying at Fernando's. The apartment is fairly small, but is very reasonable for the price you pay. The bed is comfortable, the bathroom is clean & it is well heated (the weather was very cold when we were there!).
Fernando was a friendly & helpful hots, who always responded to my messages quickly (we never got the chance to meet in person).
If you are looking for a budget apartment to sleep, wash up & store your stuff in as you explore New York, this is a good option.
I loved Fernando's place...so convinient. One day in Vail, the other in Beaver Creek. If it's snowing and all the passes are opened, go stay at Fernando's!!!!
Good place to stay within close proximity to Vail and Beaver Creek. Clean and fairly basic...good value for the price. Owner (Fernando) is responsive and helpful. Had a great stay!
Fernando was a great host! The apartment was a little smaller than expected but very cozy!!!! The place had a very nice vibe & an awesome book selection :) also very convenient location!
Everything was as expected. The apartment was clean and bars and metro were nearby. Fernando was a great host.
Fernando and Zoe were terrific guests,easy to get to know, warm hearted and funny. They were appreciative of everything and made the most of their visit. I hope they come back again and recommend then to any host.