Husband & wife team who love sports, traveling, animals, learning, & meeting new people!
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A wonderful week at this Diamond Resorts International time share facility. The 1 bedroom suite was reasonably well appointed with lots of housekeeping tools including a full kitchen. At our request the owner arranged for a 2nd floor suite facing the elaborate pool area equipped with water sports, dual waterslides & poolside bar/restaurant. Check in was a bit confusing as the "reception office" actually relates to the time share sales presentation attendees. Property was recently acquired by Diamond Resorts and some updating in suites still needed but overall a good experience and fair value for the peak season in Palm Springs. The owners did all within their power to keep their promises. Only serious issue was the VERY slow internet ...supplied at $29.95 per week by AT & T....which at times was literally as slow as dial up.
The time share sales presentation by Diamond Resorts was very high pressure, but professional and attendance was optional although that is not the initial impression on check in. I definitely would return to this property again.
Jacque and David are wonderful hosts. Jacque communicated with me before I arrived in town and held the room for me, even through later, before I could confirm, there were other people interested. The first night, they waited for my arrival and we all went grocery shopping. This was a great help. The room was comfortable and quiet, very relaxing. Easy commute to anywhere I wanted to go. Renting a car was very helpful, though I think it could be done without a car rental.
Initially, I was concerned about my mild allergy to cats and there was absolutely no problem. The cats are amazing and totally sweet, they added to the pleasure of the trip.
I would definitely stay with them again. This was a longer trip and the time absolutely flew by. Thanks for the stay!
David and Jacque were really great to stay with. We were in town from Oregon for an interview and their room was the perfect place to get acclimated. My shirt needed ironing and Jacque kindly let be borrow her iron. We highly recommend staying with them and we already miss their two friendly cats. Thanks for the hospitality!
I enjoyed staying at Jacque`s and David´s place a lot. The room is lovely, clean and even equipped with a computer, scanner and printer.
Both are really sweet, friendly and supportive. Jacque offered to pick me up at a bus station since it was dark already. I was so grateful since the bus system screwed me up. Thus I would recommend the place for those traveling by car. In case you are dependent on the bus system to get to Yale this might be not the best place to stay - especially when you need to stay until evening hours at Yale.
And if you are allergic to cats I would not stay there since the cats will make their way into your room.
However - it was a pleasure to be there and meet these lovely couple.
It was very nice staying with David and Jacque. They're nice and easy going people. They were accommodating and helpful.
We also enjoyed their beautiful cats and we already miss them.
Anthi & Elisa
Jacque and David were kind, welcoming, and helpful. I could not have stayed in a better place in New Haven. David helped me to carry in my luggage, and Jacque thoroughly explained the bus schedule. The two cats also welcomed me as a long-lost friend! The first day that I arrived was pretty hot, and I acutely noticed the absence of air conditioning. But on cooler days, this would not be a problem. Overall, my stay with J and D was lovely. I highly recommend them and their home!
I had a great experience staying with David and Jacque. This was my first trip to the USA and my first experience with Airbnb. David and Jacque went out of their way to make me feel welcome and help me get settled. I stayed for a total of 3 weeks and had a great time. There is a bus stop directly out the front of their house and it is a very easy 20min ride downtown. I am very grateful for David and Jacques hospitality and look forward to staying with them again soon!
We really enjoyed our short stay in New Haven. Jaques and David were really hospitable and the room was comfortable and great value. We would definitely recommend this listing.
David and Jacque are wonderful hosts who went the extra mile to help me feel as comfortable and welcome as possible. I came ready to use the local bus system, and Jacque spent time making sure I knew when it ran and how to get around. David came outside in the pouring rain to help me in. They even dropped me near campus on their way to another errand.
This was my first stay with airbnb and it was great! I just wish I had been around to get to know them better! If you are lucky you can watch Japanese shows with David and learn some new words :) It is a quiet, happy household and I think they go to bed early because of work.
The room: Bed is SUPER comfy with flannel sheets. Computer with internet and a little desk space. There is a space heater too. One shared bathroom (shower has good water pressure) and a kitchen. Everything is clean and neat and pretty. They have two cats who will follow you around and are very sweet.
NB: as a young Asian woman, I felt the area was a little sketch when I first arrived, but I was walking around/waiting for buses at the "worst" times (late night and early morning) and streets were mostly empty so after the first day I felt quite safe and it just felt like a sleepy New England town.
Transportation: Cab from town is about 10 mins and $20. Bus is from 20-40 mins?? depending on line and $1.30. Come ready to take the bus into town because in my experience the taxis are unreliable and very late.
Food: there is a co-op grocery in town where you can get your basics and cook a little at the house. Jacque also mentioned delivery restaurants nearby.
Thanks again David and Jacque! I appreciate the trust you showed in sharing your home with a "stranger" :)
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Jacque and David are excellent guests. Friendly, fun people. Thanks for leaving the cottage in such great order. Come back anytime.