I'm a guy living in NYC.
First of all James is a great host, very friendly and easy going. The studio is very nice, in a super safe area, close to everything (MoMA, Gran Central, Empire state bulding.....) I had a great time and I would definitely raccomand it to anyone!
We had a great stay at James's apartment! The location was wonderful. His place is in the perfect location to explore NYC, only steps away from Times Square. The apartment was clean and comfortable, and James was great to deal with. Thx James :)
First off, the host is very nice, very concerned that everything goes well. The location is really good. The apartment is in Midtown East - very close to Rockefeller center, Times Square, Grand Central station, Madison/Park/5th avenue shopping, Central Park, Broadway. Outside the apartment is fantastic eateries, so you don't have to go far, and late night deliveries. There is a door man, who makes guests register - so you feel safe that they are aware of people who come in and out of the building. He makes it a point to know the people who come in and out of the building. Very safe location. Lots of people walking around, foot traffic, I felt safe as a single girl walking around even late at night. The price is fantastic, very good considering the area. Considering where you are - you would pay a lot more for hotel or other forms of accommodations - remember 'location, location, location'. Apartment is very comfortable - there is a bed, couch, kitchen, bathroom. Host had a lot of books around, so you can be entertained if you like that kind of thing. Bad sides were: the place was not very clean - dusty, sheets were old and dingy, shower curtain was moldy, towels smelled bad. Host was nice enough to leave laundry supplies - so I washed the linens and towels, so I was ok with that. I had to do some cleaning to feel comfortable. There is no microwave, so hard to heat up leftovers, but most of the time I ate out anyway, so was not an issue. There was no TV. I had my laptop so I could watch Netflix, and I was there to explore NYC anyway, not watch TV. Overall, I thought it was a great place. There was an air conditioner, so the temperature was always comfortable. I would recommend this to others if you are on a budget, and are easy going so that minor inconveniences don't bother you. The only minor inconvenience I had was I had to do some light cleaning to feel comfortable, perhaps the host would have this rectified before the next person visits. The host was easy to get a hold of, could easily be contacted within 24-36 hours via email. Responds to calls/texts.
James is a very kind NYorker who rents his studio only at times he is travelling. We were fortunate to spend 5 days there (we met him at his departure). This studio is perfectly located in Midtown Manhattan, within a fine neighbourhood, and close to public transportation and major attractions in the island. For instance, in his street, towards one side is UN headquarters and to the other Times Square. We surely recommend his place to anyone wanting a most convenient location in Manhattan. And as we stayed there two weeks after hurricane Sandy, the local infrastructure was not damaged in contrast to the tip of the island.
Excelente estudio, muy luminoso y cómodo en un lindo edificio en el centro de Manhattan. Excelente ubicación a unas pocas cuadras de la Grand Central Terminal. Todo funciono perfectamente. Sin duda volveremos a rentarlo!
I was very pleased with James' apartment - centrally located and a perfect size to accommodate two or three people. The metro from the airport is direct and the nearest stop to the flat is only a five-minute walk away. What's more, the apartment is located next to several other central metro lines. Close to the Chrysler Building and Grand Central, visitors are easily able see all major sites of NYC in a couple of days. The small kitchenette is perfect for those willing to cook a meal or two. James, the host, was very accommodating and very helpful. Before we arrived, James made sure we received all the instructions needed and was very prompt to respond to our queries during our stay. Fresh linen and towels were provided, as well as the wifi code. I would definitely recommend James' flat to all those thinking of discovering NYC or for those who are simply keen to return.
This apartament couldn't have a better location... near of everything. The room met our expectation and necesities: a bed, WIFI and a bathroom.
The coordination for the keys was easy... thanks James and if I return to NY definitively I'll contact you again!