I'm a junior (email hidden), New York City, where I teach Philosophy. I am also completing my PhD at the CUNY Graduate Center. I'm originally from England, and I moved to New York for my studies.
Henry: Great gentleman, quite helpful, and readily answers texts with questions or recommendation requests. He's also super - responsive, which is nice when you're booking late, or need something (like a recommendation) on fairly short notice. He's also very flexible in terms of check-out or check-in time which is wonderful for out-of-town guests, with all sorts of flight times.
Upsides: GREAT location for seeing the Chelsea area, and fairly close to public transit. Reasonably clean unit, comfortable bed to sleep in. Great space if you're out most of the time and won't be hosting guests very often (unit is a bit small for multiple people). For cooking, there's a small fridge to keep your stuff, which isn't captured in the images.
Downsides: Unit is fairly small (but it's New York, so quite reasonable for city). On 3rd or 4th floor, and building has no elevator, which can be especially quite cumbersome when you have heavy suitcases. No cutlery in unit (only cooking pans, a few dishes and cooking utensils), which makes whipping up an elaborate meal challenging. Maybe Henry can help with this though, just need to ask (wasn't home most of time and ate out quite often). No iron box (for pressing shirts), so you might want to think through alternative ways. To get shirts pressed if you need this (there's a store about 5mins away that can help, for a small fee)
Again, really great location. Decent unit, will fulfil needs, but nothing fancy.
Henry a été un super hôte, il nous avait préparé ses coups de coeur du quartier, nous avait très bien installé. Il est très attentionné et a pensé à tout, et veille au confort et au bien être des gens qui arrivent. L'appart était parfait pour ce type de séjour, quartier très sympa, studio bien situé, super pour deux personnes couple ou amis, central et avec tout ce qu'il faut. A refaire! Thank you Henry you're great! And you've got a beautiful baby! ;)
We had an amazing trip and wanted to thank henry.
henry department was in very good condition, very well located, in a super nice neighborhood.
Henry was always willing to help us, recommending places and always very cool.
The Host: Henry could run for "Host of the Year", he treats you like a guest not like a client: responsive,
accurate and flexible; you can't ask more.
- Location: perfect to discover the city, by subway and by walk (lots of attractions nearby); safe if you
come back home late at night. Full of supermarkets/bar/restaurant/dpt store ... If you are a tourist you will appreciate
how is close to most important sites, so you can come back home and go out twice a day without loosing your time.
- Apt Itself: the owner should renovate the entire building, don't expect a stylish Chelsea studio, but you know
the price is low if you consider other options in the area. It's a good accomodation if you need a place to stay at night.
Finally, the location is perfect, i should come back next time; but if i travelled with my fiancée maybe i should choose a newer apt, but you know i'm italian..we are picky..
Thank you Henry, keep learning italian!
We have enjoyed our stay. Appartement was on a great location, you had all privacy. Appartement self is a bit outdated but upcoming renovation should fix it.
Henry (email hidden), helpful, friendly and very communicative. He has a perfect little apartment. It's cute, clean and comfortable. And the location is ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!!! So close to everything. We stayed for 20 nights and we felt like New Yorkers and not a tourists :))
I would definetely recommend this apartment to stay!!!
ჰენრი ძალიან მეგობრული მასპინძელია.ჩვენი იქ ყოფნის პერიოდში, რამდენჯერმე შეგვეხმიანა და რჩევებიც მოგვცა (მაგ. სად შეგვეძლო იაფად გვეყიდა ბილეთები :)) ძალიან ხელშემწყობიაჩეკ-ინ და აუთის დროებზე. ბარგის შენახვაც კი შემოგვთავაზა.
ბინას , რაც შეეხება ძალიან პატარაა, სამ ადამიანს დაიტევს, მეტს ვერა. პატარა სამზარეულო აქვს, მაგრამ სუფთა და ყველაფერი აქვს რაც შეიძლება დაგჭირდეთ. ჩვენ ძირითადად გარეთ ვჭამდით , ასე რომ, სივრცის ნაკლებობას არ შეუწუხებივართ. სააბაზანოც სუფთაა და წყალიც კარგად მოდის. ბინაში ფანჯარა არ იღება, მაგრამ კონდიციონერი არის და ჰაერის განიავება პრობლემა არ არის. და ყველაზე მთავარი ფანტასტიური ადგილია. ცენტრალური და ყველაფერთან ძალიან ახლოსაა. მეტრო ორი წუთის სავალზეა. ჩვენ თითქმის არ გამოგვიყენებია სა. ტრანსპორტი, იმდენად ახლოსაა ყველაფერთან და ქალაქის დათვალიერებისთვის ფეხით ხეტიალს ვამჯობინებდით.
მოკლედ რეკომენდაციას ვუწევთ. ამ ფასად, ამ ადგილზე მართლა არ ინანებთ :)
Henry is an excellent host, kept in touch constantly helped us in what we needed and was in line ara we need. The department has very cute, comfortable and you need to spend some nice days in NY. The neighborhood is very cute, and excellent location and security. Highly recommended.
The appartment is in chelsea, in a nice and quiet place, center of Manhattan. Close to the 1, 2 and 3 lines. A quick walk, crossing one Avenue and you're at Trader Joe's (Which is a cheap and healthy alternative to all the other markets around).
Henry (email hidden), available and attentive to my needs.
Pros: Henry's apartment was in the most perfect location in NYC for exploring, and couldn't have been more awesome for nightlife, food and yummy treats (donuts, cupcakes, coffee etc.). Although Henry's place is super-tiny, it was functional for everything we needed and made a fantastic (and very affordable) crash pad for our adventures. Water pressure in the shower is awesome (skylight is a bonus!) and the building is quiet and secure.
Cons: Apartment is on the 4th floor (no elevator) so be prepared for a workout.
I will totally stay here again (and recommend it to friends) - you can't beat the location. Yay!
We had a great time in Henry's apartment. The first thing to say - its perfect location of course, it's in the middle of everything (10 min left - Herald square, 10 min right - downtown), and at the same time has lovely and quiet surroundings - Chelsea.
The apartment is small but it's Manhattan so don't expect something huge and luxury for this price:) And well, it's not very clean but if you stay there you clean it yourself anyway when you leave, so why not to do it when you arrive:)
Henry was very friendly and always ready to help if we had any questions, and thanx one more time for our very late check-in!
Yes, I recommend this apartment for stay.
I stayed at Henry's studio in November 2011 for nearly 3 weeks. Everything was convenient and clean. Quick access to most important subway lines. Tourist stuff like Empire State Building can be reached by foot.
Henry is a trustable person with a nice brithish accent :-)