From NY love to travel, Surfing, and hanging with friends and family
Super fast, super clean, super nice! Jacob is a great host!
We had the best time in NYC and absolutely loved the Soho area! So much happening on the streets, great shops and restaurants. Jacob's apartment was such a good location (closest subway 1.5blocks away very easy to get around) and the apartment was a good size and very comfortable. We would recommend anyone to stay at Jacob's place you won't be disappointed but remember to pack light the Soho shopping is amazing!!
Jacob was really easy to deal with and very quick with replies to our queries. The apartment was in the perfect location. There are some really great restaurants on the same street and close by, everything you need is only a short walk and very close to a good subway stop. Wifi took a while to get working but once working was fine. There is a fair bit of noise from the street on weekends as you are only one level up, but it is New York so it wasn't too surprising.
Nice apartment, very good position. Perfect for 2 people, small for 4 people.
Great apartment and location. Jacob was very helpful! Thank you!
I stayed at Jacob's place mid December. Check in was a breeze, and although my friend and I were over an hour late, Jacob was super nice and accomodating! His place is great - everything you need is right around the apartment. I truly felt we got an authentic Manhattan experience and would book this apartment again in a heart beat!
One thing not many reviewers mention is that there is litterally a grocery store across the street! Perfect for getting last minute provisions, things for breakfast, etc.
Overall I highly recommend this place.
This was my first experience with airbnb. I have to say I hit the jackpot. This place was exactly what I was looking for. Perfect spot to explore the city from and for a business traveler like myself a perfect spot in the city to work from. Close to the subway, great parking garage just on block north and east. Grocery store right across the street and great little place just two doors down if you need a quick bite. I will be staying here again.
Let me start with the positives: Communication with Jacob was really fluent and this gave me a lot of confidence, so I completed the arrangement. Location of the apartment is awesome... really in the hot spot of SoHo. Jacob was very puntcual on the meeting and kindly helped me bringing a heavy suitcase to the first floor. The apartment has a bed that might be too soft for many but I slept really well. Internet also worked flawlessly.
Then the not-so-goods: first thing that surprised me was in the morning when I noticed that except for the bedroom, the rest of the windows face a huge tall wall. More than facing it, it is "just there", a couple feet away. In effect there's no light coming from all the other windows to the point that if you close the bedroom door a bright day really becomes night. No big deal but wasn't expecting it as the photos appeared very bright. Moving to the living room, the nice looking leather sofa had become a not so good looking fouton with some whiteish stains. Didn't bother to use it. The bathroom was not appealing at all. Starting by the lid of the WC that you have to hold with your hand while urinating or it would fall. Then the space of it. The WC was in such a tight corner that me, being a quite tall guy had to literally spread open my legs when I wanted to sit. I would say there's about just two feed from the wc to the wall. Had to sit in cortorsion moves everytime, very unconfortable. The shower quicly becomes a tub as the water doesn't drain fluently; quite disgusting. Cleanliness was also lacking in the bathroom, specially in the corners of the floor. Finally , the bedroom has a problem of insulation in the windows. One of them (email hidden) while the other doesn't. I was advised by Jacob not to open the AC one, which was "kind of" sealed with transparent packing tape. Both windows leaked a great deal of cold air (remember, it was mid december), and it was very noticeable the cold stream of air flowing at night (cold nose tip). I even tryed to "insulate" one of the windows with a towel, but air leaks happened anyways. Sound insulation was really poor for the bedroom as well. Any conversation by the bystanders could be not only heard but understood. If there was a suitcase being pulled in the street, the noise was really bothersome. It is not NYC "city" noise as other reviewers mentioned: it is so much more serious.
All in all, I was very surprised that no one mentioned the bad points in the reviews. I don't know if this is because of fear to give bad reviews, but they are really noticeable, not a picky guy comment. If you want just a bed, beware of the cold and noise. If you expect more... consider other options.
Jacob was very helpful and the flat was in a great location. Thanks a lot!
This is a lovely apartment in a great location, and Jacob was an accommodating and responsive host. Thanks!