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!
Really great experience. Allen was great and we wish him the best.
This was a wonderful place to stay, quiet, clean, very homey, walking distance to starbucks and groceries, great communication from the host. No issues whatsoever during our stay.
Thanks again Allen!
We had such a wonderful, relaxing, and fun visit to Allen's place! For our family of 4, with 2 tween girls, the space worked out great. We didn't bother with the trundle as one girl slept comfortably on the sofa at night. Our beds were comfortable and the location is quiet with a nice view of the golf course. We enjoyed the pools and hot tubs every night looking up at the palm trees and the stars! Great location near Trader Joe's and Target, close to downtown but far enough away to be a retreat. Kitchen was adequate and two bathrooms were a savior for us. Allen was easy to work with, responding to our inquiries even though his dad was in the hospital. Great base of operations for a wonderful trip!
I'd like to echo what everyone else said. Allen was accommodating and, really, much interaction wasn't needed. The place was quiet, people were friendly, and the courts were available everyday. And best of all, I got to see some great matches.
Very nice condo and Allen was very helpful and answered our questions ASAP. We enjoyed our stay in Palm Springs and would certainly consider renting this condo in the future.
My buddy and I came down to watch the pro tennis tournament in Indian Wells, and Allen's condo worked really well for our trip. The condo is small but comfortable. My friend used the hot tub every night and really enjoyed it. There were two tennis courts right outside the condo, which were always available. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay.
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.