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Allen was very accommodating. This second floor unit had a nice Northern (no sun) golf course view It was on the middle of the fairway so it was fun to watch the golfers. It was walking distance to Trader Joes and Target and Starbucks.
Apartment was exactly as pictured and described. Apartment was nice and warm though the heating a bit noisy at times and may effect light sleepers - however sounds like that's typical New York. Shower was great and rooms were a great size. Location was close to a lot and having wholefoods just across the street made life really easy.
Allen was great on checking up on us and would stay here again
All was perfect for this first stay in NYC with my daughters (16 and 18). The appartment of Allen was exactly as described on the pictures, really pleasant and typical. The appartment is located in a lively neighborhood, very close to Soho, not far from Time square or Williamsburg and it is adjacent to the subway.
Allen has been very cool and was easily contactable.
I definitely recommend this place.
we stayed at Allen's apartment for five weeks, and it was a very pleasant experience. The apt is in a great location, walking distance to many fun areas in the city -- SOHO, little italy, Chinatown, east village, Union Square, etc. The Lower East Side is a vibrant neighborhood filled with bars, cafes and restaurants. subway is 2-min away. Whole Food Market is just across the street.
The apartment is spacious enough for a small family. The living room is on top floor, and bedroom, which comes with a king-size water bed, in the bottom. The fully equipped kitchen makes occasional cooking possible. It even comes with washing machine and dryer. Great WIFI.
Allen was easy to communicate with. He responded promptly whenever we had problems.
We highly recommended Allen's apt.
My friend and I had a lovely time staying at Allen's apartment. It had everything we needed, including necessary kitchen items and basic toiletries. He even had a first aid kit that came in handy.
The location was a bit far from the stagecoach venue, but it was still quite manageable. The master bedroom and purple alcove were super comfortable after long days of partying at the festival. When we weren't at the venue we stayed in and watched dvds using the entertainment system. Our overall stay was great.
Cute little apartment on a golf course, very quiet and peaceful. Apartment was clean and tidy. Thank you Allen!
We enjoyed our stay in Allen Salkin's Palm Springs Condo. It's location was great-close to a great golf course and many locations of interest. The pool areas were much enjoyed.
L'appartement d'Allen est particulièrement bien situé dans Manhattan, dans un quartier, "Nolita", qui reste encore authentique et où de nombreux artistes et créatifs vivent. L'ambiance y est à la fois vintage et branchée, on y trouve de nombreux endroits où très bien manger.
L'appartement est dans la rue derrière le New Museum of Contemporary Art, un magnifique bâtiment à voir absolument, ainsi que ses expositions si vous aimez l'art contemporain.
Depuis l'appartement, on peut aller vers South Downtown à pied, en passant par Little Italy ou Chinatown, tout comme on peut remonter vers Union Square, ou encore Greenwich Village, East Village et Soho qui sont à 15 minutes à pied !
C'est vraiment très pratique et agréable.
L'appartement en lui-même a du charme, dans un vieil immeuble en briques de la fin du XIXème, typiquement new-yorkais.
C'est un duplex, avec la chambre et la salle de bains à l'étage inférieur.
La salle de bains bénéficie d'une douche et d'une baignoire-jacuzzi séparées, ce qui est sympathique.
La cuisine et la salon sont bien équipés et confortables.
La décoration est un brin "bohème", de jolis tableaux aux murs, le mobilier est simple mais fonctionnel et confortable.
L'appartement est en outre calme, ce qui est parfait dans un ville comme NewYork qui est assez bruyante…
Mes échanges avec Allen, par mails, ont été brefs et concis, mais Allen s'est toujours rendu disponible et répond vite et bien.
Notre arrivée a été bien organisée, une amie d'Allen nous attendant pour nous transmettre les clefs.
Un seul hic cependant, la propreté de l'appartement, qui laissait un peu à désirer à notre arrivée.
L'appartement était rangé mais pas vraiment propre...
Nous avons passé, à 4 personnes (2 adultes dans la chambre, 2 enfants au salon), 8 jours agréables dans cet appartement qui, étant donné sa localisation dans un des quartiers les plus intéressants de Manhattan, est vraiment une bonne adresse pas chère !… :-)
A comfortable apartment, right in the middle of things. Despite being in a busy area, with stores, restaurants, bars etc within a couple of minutes walk, the apartment itself was quiet and peaceful. Really comfy bed in a separate bedroom and an amazing big jacuzzi-bath, literally the best bath I've ever come across. Good communication with Allen and everything was straightforward with keys etc.
The photos don't really give a good picture of what the apartment is like so should be updated, I think.
We had a great stay in the condo while we were in Palm Springs.
The balcony view is superb, the pool clean, the apartment itself very comfortable. I will definitely try to stay there again and recommend it to others. Thanks!
I've rented summer house rooms from Allen in the past and arrangements have always been handled smoothly and professionally. He goes above and beyond, and doesn't hesitate to share with you a favorite restaurant, a local must-see or a recipe that will make your stay that much better. I haven't yet seen his Palm Springs retreat- but I have no doubt I'll be renting it soon!
Allen is a good human and a good host. An active traveler and a professional writer, he is both an adventurer and a homebody—the perfect mix to make and manage a retreat for visitors from around the world. I have been a guest in his home as well as at several summer homes over the past 15 years, and it has always been a treat. I unreservedly recommend him as a host, as well as a guest.
Allen is interested in these things in equal measure: people, stories, leisure, comfort, efficiency, intensity, retreat, and purity of experience. You will benefit from this. Book the condo!
Allen is an energetic, bright, and sociable guy. He is always full of ideas and generously shares his ideas with others, helping them move ahead with their interests. He is engaged by so many interests and has a very diverse group of friends as well. He is hands on, knows how to fix things and how to make things happen. It is as if he lives his dreams in many respects. We have known each other for four years, and have shared a vacation home with friends during that time. It is a project that he has coordinated and brought to fruition. He runs a tight ship and brings a lot to the table, all at once. I think he is also a trendsetter and so I am confident that if one rents his place out West, Allen will have a lot of suggestions and tips about making the most of your trip that will be quite unique.
I share a summer home with Allen, which he runs beautifully. He has a knack for making a comfortable home and does a wonderful job of keeping up the place. He's a great housemate and has become a dear friend. On top of all this, he's an amazing cook, throws great parties and is well-connected in the food world.