Born in Ukraine but raised in Seattle I have an intense love for travel, I'm a huge fan of tasty but healthy food and I am uniquely talented when it comes to organization of space.
Appartement très bien situé pour visiter la ville.
Propre et spacieux, nous n'avons eu aucun problème durant notre séjour.
Lyona a répondu rapidement a toutes nos questions, et nous avait laissé des informations sur son quartier.
Le metro est tout à côté de l'appartement ce qui permet de vite se rendre dans le sud de NY.
Beaucoup de restaurants et de boutiques proches, l'Upper West Side reste notre quartier préféré de NY !
Lyona was very quick to respond to all our questions from the beginning. As a first time AirBnb user we had some difficulties finalizing the reservation but Lyona was very patient as we sorted it out with the airbnb customer service team. This was much appreciated.
We stayed at this lovely and cozy apartment for 9 days. We were first greeted by Lyona's friend who was very welcoming, showed us the apartment and recommended a nice restaurant across the street where we had dinner that night as we got in a bit late at night. Lyona left a welcoming message along with great guide books which came in very handy! The location is perfect, safe area, near subway, a lot of restaurants nearby, great street. The only thing we missed a little was a TV in the apartment, after a long day it's nice sometimes to kick back and watch some TV :). And on one day there was no hot water in the shower, not sure if there was a problem in the building that day.
We loved the kitchen, spacious living room area, nice bed and clean towels. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice, clean apartment in a great area. If we are ever in NYC again we will definitely stay here.
Lyona is very kind from first moment. She answer me very fast and have gived to me a lot if information before my arrival. The check in day my flight was on late of 5 our but Lyona was very comprensive with me. The apartment is clean, there are towel,line and all for cooking. There is wi fi but sometimes is slow. The position is near subway station and is optimal for visiting NYC. The apartment have a very good price for NY. I reccomend the Lyona's apartment for a fantastic holiday in NYC! Amanda
Ilona's place was as clean as advertised and located in a wonderful part of town. Lots of bars and restaurants (and subway station) within walking distance and Broadway with all its shopping possibilities right around the corner. Ilona's friend Cynthia was very welcoming and helpful. Ilona was easy to communicate with and always responded quickly to any questions we had. We felt very much at home for the short amount of time we spent at the apartment and would recommend it to everyone who wants to stay at a nice little apartment on the Upper West Side.
My husband and I stayed for five nights and really enjoyed our time. It was very hot in new york so appreciated the air conditioning. The apartment is in a convenient location and a safe neighbourhood. The Subway is close to the apartment so you can go a lot of places on the A/B/C and 1/2/3 lines. The apartment is a good size and the bed was comfortable. We enjoyed the welcome note and all the info Lyona left for us. Meeting Cynthia was great. Thanks again.
We loved this place! The location is so great and the apartment is very clean and comfortable! They were so kind to let us use their iMac, wifi, and anything in the kitchen! Also i am so grateful they left some sunscreen out for us bc I forgot to pack mine! The apartment is also very well decorated and they seem like a very sweet couple. Such a convenient location and safe neighborhood. Subway access is very easy and you can go a lot of places on the A/B/C and 1/2/3 lines. We would definitely love to stay here again!
We stayed for two nights at Ilona's place. She was very polite and easy to get in touch when we were arriving. The place was warm and cozy and very conveniently located. We had everything we needed, bed, refrigerator, and shower. There were some constructions outside of the building and no air conditioner as a result. If you are looking for a great location and to save money, I would definitely recommend this place.
We loved our stay at Ilona's apartment. It was clean and tidy and had everything we needed. It was very close to the subway and several food stores. It was also just a couple of blocks to central park. There were also some great places to go near by to eat, for all occasions, and Ilona left information for them in the Welcome leaflet. It was my first time in NY so Ilona gave really detailed descriptions to get from the airport to the apartment and left out maps and guide books too.
I really loved New York and exploring all the different areas was easy using the near by subway. Ilona's also really organised so made sure we had all the information we needed before we arrived and was great and communication. As she was away during our stay she organised for her friend to meet us at the apartment and show us around when we arrived.
I would definitely stay here again, lovely clean apartment and great location! Thanks
Very nice, cosy and clean apartment in the Upper West Side near Central Park. Ilona was very friendly and helpfull and she gave us the possiblity to visit the National Historical Museum with her Member pass.
It was also very thoughtful that Ilona decorated the Christmas tree, despite she wasn't in the apartment for the Holidays!
The bed was good, as was the wifi. Only a 5 min walk from central park or 10 minutes away from the shops.
Only downside was that the heater in the apartment is centrally controlled, so there wasn't a possibilty to control the heat in the apartment and it was quite hot in the apartment... Ofcourse this is easily turned around by opening one of the windows...
If we would go back to NY, we would most certainly return to this apartment!
The apartment was very nice and as described. The amenities that were provided were very nice, and Ilona was a great host. The location of the apartment was very good. It was right near the museum of natural history and very close to a couple of subway stops. The building was a bit too warm, and the heat is centrally controlled, but I prefer things cooler than normal in the winter.
Having Lyona was my pleasure! She and Ben even put the laundry in the hamper upon leaving. They observed the house rules and left a thank you note. Glad to have them on their many travels.
I even got an invitation to stay at her place in NY.
Highly recommended !!!
Lyona and Ben are a very graciuos and friendly couple. Not much time to exchange reciprocal information but they were very observant of house rules, left the place spotless. It's a pleasure to host people like Lyona and Ben. I hope they were at ease at my place. Ciao Lyona, may be see you in NYC!!
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Lyona was a great guest!it was a pleasure!
What a wonderful couple! Lyona and her husband was very open toward us and Napoli: they follow all our recomendations revealing themselves true travellers, worthy of Globetrotter House! So cheerful and positive persons.. highly recommended!!
Lyona è una ragazza molto discreta e molto (website hidden) l'ho vista solo quando è arrivata e la mattina dopo quando è ripartita e ne ho avuto una buonissima impressione . Ha lasciato tutto in ordine ed ha lavato anche le tazzine!!!!! Spero di averla ospitata bene e che lei e il suo ragazzo siano stati a loro agio.
I have known Ilona for 6 years now, ever since we completed a 5 night backpacking trip together before beginning school in California, and we currently work together. Ilona is mature, responsible, highly intelligent, and incredibly thoughtful and considerate. Whether you meet her as a traveler or a host, I am sure you will have a wonderful experience.
Ilona travels regularly, and is travelling to at least one new country every year in her 20s. Neat! She travels light and embodies a valuable combination of spontaneity and organization.
Ilona's apartment is bright, clean, spacious, and tastefully decorated. It is also in a fabulous location! Close to the train, close to Central Park, wonderful restaurants... you can't go wrong here.
If I didn't already have a year-long lease on a place in Harlem, Ilona might have had competition for this fantastic studio! This is a great apartment in my favorite neighborhood in Manhattan. It is not your typical studio because it is huge and has a full kitchen, living room area, and spacious bath. I've spent the night here with my friends and been very comfortable without any of us invading each others' space.
When it comes to cleanliness, this place is immaculate. Ilona is one of the absolute cleanest people I know and you can be 100% sure that when you spend the night in her apartment, you are getting a place that has had every inch scrubbed down.
The location...wow. Just wow. The apartment is right in the heart of the Upper West Side, which is truly teeming with great restaurants, bakeries, museums, grocery stores, bars and theatre. Plus, it is maybe a five minute walk to the most popular parts of Central Park and even less to the 1-2-3 Subway line, which will get you basically anywhere you need to go. There are also buses and cabs abound if you prefer above ground transportation. Every time I visit Ilona I get envious of where she lives.
This is a seriously wonderful apartment with fantastic owners and will definitely give you a taste of what life is really like for us New Yorkers.