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Joseph was super prompt and answered inquiries right away. Accessing the apartment was smooth and hassle-free, and the neighbors were friendly. Fairly close to the subway - 8-10 minute walk. The neighborhood is definitely working class, but I didn't feel unsafe; probably not a great idea to walk it alone at night, but that is the case through much of the NY area. Tons of retail nearby, including a dollar store, bargain housewares, a fruit and vegetable market, Applebees, McDonalds, and a real grocery store. Several corner delis are closer if you just need necessities.
The property was not exactly as pictured; there was no desk, fans, lamps, or chair. It seemed much bigger than it looked in the pictures, probably due to the missing furniture. It did come with dishes and pans in the kitchen, although we never cooked in. A TV would have been nice, but the wifi was fast and trouble free. There was quite a surround sound setup for music people, but we didn't use it.
The shower is spacious and nicely tiled, but the sink and toilet had some unfinished remodeling/maintenance issues; nothing major, just cosmetic. There was not a lot of hot water by 10am on a Monday, so shower at odd times to make the best use of the giant shower.
There is no air conditioning, but windows with screens at both ends keep a nice cross breeze. There was a decent fan, and we were not hot. Some street noise, but not intolerable. The backyard is typical New York; we enjoyed looking out at the squirrels. There is a door from the kitchen out to the backyard, so it is pretty much just yours in the garden apartment. I expect others can use it, but no one did.
Overall, a great value for the money in Brooklyn, and easy to get around location. I would rent from Joseph again. Thanks for a nice trip!
The place is as defined, we had a great time in Bed-Stuy.
The place is a little far from some tourists activity but nice and people are welcoming.
Joseph is an exemplary host. He's professional, considerate, and thoughtful.
Appartement sobre mais sympathique!Accueil également sympathique. Un peu loin du métro!
The host canceled my reservation 12 days before arrival.
The host canceled my reservation 28 days before arrival.
The host canceled my reservation 24 days before arrival.
The host canceled my reservation 16 days before arrival.
The host canceled my reservation 14 days before arrival.
Joseph was a great host, he was very efficient in responding to Emails & texts/calls. He was helpful in giving us tips on where to go. The apartment was clean & spacious in a friendly neighbourhood. It is conveniently located not far from a subway station. Our experience was enhanced by the fact that Joseph 'lent' us his cat for the week as we took a real shine to her - consequently we felt like real New Yorkers!