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My month-long stay with Ray was absolutely perfect. I knew I wanted to stay at Gem of Chelsea as soon as I read the other reviews and saw the pictures. Ray's apartment is beautiful, nicely decorated and very convenient. My bedroom was huge and so comfortable. There is a memory foam matress on a queen-size bed, a HD television, dvd player, WiFi connections, and room for all my gear. Ray even offered to use his membership to get my vitamins and supplements for me at discount prices - how thoughtful is that?
The Gem of Chelsea is in the heart of what has become a gay ghetto of New York so if one if of that pursuasion, you'll feel right at home. Otherwise, it is only a five minute walk from the Hudson River Park which runs along the Hudson River and which is a perfect place for a morning coffee and bagel as you watch the large cruise ships come up the Hudson.
Shops such as Whole Foods are very convenient so although Ray offers the use of his immaculately clean kitchen to his guests, it's possible to eat good wholesome food and never have to cook. The shared bathroom is also kept spotless. Ray cleans house every Saturday and while I was there he even did my laundry for me. There is a cross-town bus route right at the front door and subway stops within a five minute walk.
I'm hesitant to recommend Ray too much because I'm afraid he'll be fully booked the next time I want to stay at the Gem of Chelsea.
We had a fabulous time at Ray's. He truly made us feel at home. His place is very clean and fresh. We loved the room! It was huge! He as internet hook ups and a nice flat screen t.v. with cable and a dvd player for movies. We truly enjoyed staying with him and felt very safe and comfortable. He is a very genorous and nice man. I have told so many people about him and airbnb. I will recommend to anyone I know that is going to New York City to try and stay with Ray. He is located in a great place for visiting all the great have to see spots of Manhattan. Thank you Ray for your warmth and letting us make you laugh! I think we were more energetic than he was used to. We enjoyed talking with him at night and telling him what we did. He was an awesome listener and he helped us with figuring out where we wanted to go different days!!!!! Thanks Again! Babbie & Victoria
Ray's place is central, clean and full of home comforts. I couldn't have asked for better. Not only is Ray a nice guy but so helpful and friendly - really appreciated a home cooked meal on my first night - oh, and Ray is a good cook as well. Thanks for all your advice and our chats - you're awesome mate! THANK YOU for a great stay in an amazing city.
Ray's apartment is amazing. Better live then in this picture! He's very friendly and help us in every questions and doubt. His friend, Mr. Low, helped us to check in in the flat. He was very friendly and helpful! Jam of Chelsea is an apartment clean, with all comforts (2 ultra light tv, confortable and big bed, wifi internet access), very close to all of attractions of the big apple and in a provided neighborood! I reccomand this location for every people want to visit NYC with confort, security and saving his money! The hotel isn't like this (considering price, nighborood, comfort!)! thank you Mr. Low and Mr. Chen!
Ray's apartment was fantastic. Mr. Low his assistant was punctual, helpful and extremely friendly. The apartment was equipped with everything that you would want for a long or short term stay - and was close to everything... We were able to walk everywhere and saw the whole city in the short time we had. We will definitely stay again! Highly recommended.
A lovely place to stay.
Rays apartment was fantastic! The location was amazing, it was close to everything! The room was like a 5 star hotel , so spacious and had the most comfortable bed . Ray was very helpful and even cooked us pancakes, we would strongly advice " gem of Chelsea "
thanks for the great stay!!!!!!
Ray is a good friend of mine. I believe he is one of the best hosts I have ever known. He is pleasant, helpful, and very easy to get along. His place is clean, comfortable, roomy, and well equipped (TV, PC, Printer, Internet, etc.) The location is excellent – convenient to transportations, restaurants, shopping, and attractions. Ray is very familiar with New York City and is willing to assist his guests in experiencing the city. Enjoy your stay in his place and your visit to New York!