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We had a wonderful time staying with Susan and Ivan. They gave us a great tour around the apartment and left us with no open questions. For every future guests: Make use of the great folder they prepared with infos on restaurants, grocery markets and maps!
The apartment was cosy & homely! The best part was the great firelace....and we really made good use of it! :D
We had a great time exploring the city during the day and coming home to the apartment and enjoying a movie on the big screen and with the quality of the cool new projector!
Even on our last day - when a big snow storm hit NYC and NJ and we had no clue how to reach the PATH station - Susan was sooo kind to walk with us to the bus station near a grocery store. Since they knew Susan well one of the guys drove us tothe station in his car! Without her & her friends help we would never have been able to reach the PATH and our plane!
I highly recommend Susan and Ivan as hosts! They are great and kind and their apartmment is just perfect!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
I must say that apart from Susan and Ivan's wonderful and cozy apartment(great location too!!). They are wonderful hosts! Kind and welcoming and great for conversation!
I highly recommend this place! What you get for the price is a rare find these days...
Susan and Ivan were great hosts! The apartment is awesome -- very clean and cosy. It made our trip and stay in NYC/NJ even better. A pretty good place to rest after a day of walking in NYC.
Wow!!! What a lovely apartment!! We had a lovely stay at Susan and Ivan's!! We really could not fault it at all!! Very considerate hosts who checked in to see if all was ok during our stat. They left a brilliant guide packed full of info about the flat and what to do in NYC and NJ.
Everything in the flat was of exceptional quality!
I would definitely recommend!!!
Je te tiens à remercier chaleureusement Susan et Ivan pour l'accueil, leurs gentillesse, leur amabilité et leur disponibilité !
Susan est disponible et répond rapidement à toute vos questions et demandes que se soit avant le séjour ou durant le séjour.
L'appartement est conforme à la description et aux photos postées sur le site.
Il y a tout ce que l'on à besoin, cuisine équipée, petit salon ou il est très agreable de se détendre au coin du feu après une longue journée à NYC.
Susan vous accueil à votre arrivée et vous fais visiter et vous explique tout ce qu'il y a a savoir pour votre séjour. Susan et Ivan vous mettes a disposition un livre avec toute les informations, cartes, plan, adresses utiles, bon plans etc... Une bouteille de vin est gracieusement offerte à votre arrivée !
Pour ce qui est de l'emplacement, quartier calme, pas de problème d'insécurité, l'appartement se trouve à moins de 10mn à pied du tramway qui vous emmène à la station du PATH de Exchange Place (qui offre une vue magnifique sur le sud de Manhattan) qui vous permet de rejoindre le World Trade center en moins de 10mn aussi.
Comptez environ 45 minutes pour rejoindre Manhattan depuis l'appartement.
Je n'ai malheureusement fais la connaissance d'Ivan que au moment de mon départ.
Merci une nouvelle fois pour votre gentillesse et de m'avoir permis de passer un agréable séjour chez vous !
Je vous souhaite de joyeuses fête de fin d'année et peut-être à une prochaine !
This apartment was perfect - we loved staying there!
When I first contacted Susan and Ivan it was to ask if it was located in a safe neighborhood, because I was orgiginally travelling alone, and as a girl it was important to me that I would feel safe staying there. I got a great response, and I definitely felt safe both in the apartment and neighborhood during the stay!
As mentioned, I was originally travelling alone, but when my sister decided to join me for parts of the stay, that was no problem for Susan and Ivan. And when my third sister showed up as a surprise guest without my knowledge, they were great about it!
We loved staying at Susan and Ivan's! When I arrived, they had heated up the apartment for me and the fireplace and candlelights were lit. It was so cozy, and I instantly felt at home. I got a thorough description/explanation of the apartment, the neighborhood, how to get to/from NY etc. The fridge had enough supplies for breakfast, and when I asked them to explain the way to the nearest restaurant, they showed me the way.
Susan and Ivan were perfect hosts, and we loved their cats! After a long day outside, it was wonderful to come home, light the fireplace and crack the door to let the cats down for company. And whenever we had any questions, Susan and Ivan were happy to help, and gave us good tips on what to do and see in Nj/NY.
I/we will absolutely stay here againg the next time we are going to NY!
When we saw Susan and Ivans apartment the first time it was different to all the other apartments being offered.
We had the hope to have a place which makes us feel home and comfortable - and our hope was totally approved.
After a 17 hours trip to NY we were welcomed by Ivan and already had something to eat in our fridge.
Ivan introduced us to the neighborhood, apartment, transportation system and gave good insider-hints, moreover he helped us two times with getting to the next Station, once by ordering a cab and once by even driving on his own.
We recommend to stay in this apartment/area, we always felt safe and had the feeling to be welcomed, even by the neighbors - additionally you get to know another place and not only NY!
Thanks for the great 10 days!
PS: Thanks for the great record-player, it was awesome to listen to The Black Keys and Charles Aznavour on vinyl :)
Just perfect! Gorgeously stylish apartment fully equipped with everything that you could possibly need. Easy to get the PATH into Manhattan and always loads of taxis availed at the station to take you back home after dark.
Susan and Ivan are a lovely couple who are very helpful and have loads of info on everything you might need on restaurants / things to do etc.
Would definitely stay here again. Thank you so much to both!
Everything was just perfect! The apartment had everything we could ask for. Susan and Ivan helped and aswered questions. The first day in Manhattan we couldn´t find the right subway (PATH) to come back to the apartment, so we send Susan a message and asked. One minute later we had the answer and could easily find the way back.
The place to stay and Susan and Ivan helped our first trip to USA and New York/Jersey to be just what we wanted. We would recommend this place to stay to everybody who´s planning to travel to the bid apple =)
Thanks a lot! =)
We can highly recommend this Apartment. It is very well-decorated, clean and it got everything you need. It is exactly as shown on the pictures and as described. Susan and Ivan have been perfect hosts. They've provided us with many helpful information i.g. about public transport, good local Restaurants or food markets and about trip ideas. They are very kind and made us feeling welcome. In case of any questions we could ask them and they answered promptly. They even provided us with some food to get started and got us to the Station on our way back to Germany!
The neighboorhood is friendly and especially during the day time you feel very safe. At night time my sister and me preferred taking a taxi from the Path Station instead of walking but I guess there'd be no reason for feeling insecure.
You can get into Manhattan pretty quickly. During the week it is very fast. We preferred walking to the Path Station (Grove Street), which wasn't too long (20min) and no Problem at all. On the weekend the Path train takes a little longer - but that's not too bad. All in all we really liked the way of getting into NYC cause it was fast and easy.
There is a big supermarket not far away from the apartment - which is quite handy! You pass it on your way back from the Station.
Well. I was glad to meet Susan and Ivan. If all the people of New Jersey are open and pleasant as they I would like to live there. They are very positive people.
I was very excited to have a fellow Airbnb host stay with us! Susan was absolutely wonderful, I felt absolutely comfortable leaving the place in her hands. Extremely easy to communicate and coordinate with. My only regret was that I didn't have more time to swap Airbnb ideas and experiences with her. Would love to have her again and will be looking her up the next time I'm in the NYC area.
Ivan was a wonderful guest. Very friendly and easy to coordinate with, and definitely treated my place as if it was his own. He even washed all the linens before leaving, which was way above and beyond. Highly recommended as a guest!
Excellent guest! Ivan left the place practically ready for the next guest. Hope to host him again on his next trip to Atlanta.
Susan and Ivan were fine guests. Considerate, interesting. They were busy and so were we while they were here so we didn't get to spend as much time with them as we would have liked. We would definitely recommend them to other airbnb hosts.
Warm and wonderful people! It was such a pleasure to host them. Ideal guests in every way. Thanks so much!!
All you have to do is read her reviews to see why she is so great. I didn't get a chance to meet her, but she left excellent feedback. She is what the AirBnb community is all about.
Susan was a great guest. We barely noticed she was there, and she left the place spotless. We hope she comes back!
Susan and Ivan were perfect guests. They communicated with me clearly in all correspondence and were quiet, clean and courteous throughout their week-long stay.