I grew up in San Antonio, Texas.
This is a very clean well organized space in a great location. It is on the second level, and the building has an elevator. Riva personally met me, showed me around and provided all needed info. She was readily available for any issues. The bedroom was coozy, and the bed is brand new and very comfortable. The living area was chilly during a bitter cold snap, and Riva has taken care of this by installing an upscale space heater. One more example of her care and responsiveness to her guests. This will be our 1st choice for future trips to this area.
Staying at Riva's was just amazing. For NY, her place is really huge. The space was clean, well equipped and nicely furnished. We loved the king size bed! She was really easy to deal with. The location was just perfect for us. I would recommend it without hesitation.
Staying on Riva's apartment was a fundamental item for me in this trip to NYC.
The neighbourhood: Perfect for those who want to "live" New York as a local. Walking distance to amazing restaurants and city spots.
The apartment: The place was sharp with nice furnishings and it all felt like new. Definitly you'll feel at home!
The owner: Riva was up for me everytime that I needed, she's knows how to make anyone feels confortable.
I would definitely consider staying there again.
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I have visited NYC many many times and this is definitely the place you want to stay. Right around the corner from everything you need when travelling: Grocery Store, Laundromat, subways and most importantly GREAT Brazilian coffee ! Never-mind all the options for eating out.
The area is perfect to see how "real" New Yorkers live, officially in Greenwich village yet only a leisurely few minutes stroll to the west village, washington square park and pretty much all the best spots on Manhattan. Very easy to get to the more touristy areas (Central park, Mid Town etc) but once you step out of the subway you feel right back at home.
The apartment it self is STUNNING and SPACIOUS, each furniture piece was hand chosen and the BIG TV and full cable was bliss after a hard day's shopping. Riva knows how to make a home and let us feel right at home from the first second.
I'm actually a little weary to post this review ... I'm afraid it will book Riva's place up so full I wont be able to stay there on my next trip :)
Stop searching now and just book it .. nuf said.
Riva's apartment is amazing. Great location, great condition, lots of light.
Riva was very helpful regarding NYC.
Would definitely stay again if I'm around.
We had a great stay at Riva's apartment. For starters, my original reservation at another aribnb location did not work out. We were in a mad dash to (email hidden) for the very same evening and Riva came to our rescue. She met up with me 15 minutes after confirming my request to give me the keys. Here it is, Tuesday late afternoon with no initial plans to host her apartment, and it's super clean! I can't even imagine what it would be like when she is expecting someone.
The apartment is large, especially for the price and it being in Manhattan. The place is really nicely furnished, comfortable bed, and a clean, full size shower and bathroom.
I airbnb in Manhattan every week so trust me, you want to book a stay at Riva's. Even if you were initially thinking of staying in a more touristy or downtown location, her apartment is a few blocks to union square and you can literally walk third ave all the way downtown or uptown. It is on a more residential block and a nice building. Some of the things you may have to give up if you stay in the village or time square.
Riva's place is gorgeous and convenient and she was a very helpful host! She really saved me with her flexibility on timing and storing my suitcase downstairs. I would totally stay here again and again.
I live in the neighborhood and booked Riva's place for my mom and sister to stay for a few nights. They really enjoyed the apartment and Riva (email hidden). It's a spacious (by NYC standards) one-bedroom and is decorated beautifully. Great kitchen.