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The apartment was quiet, warm, had hot water, the bed was comfortable and it was clean, no bugs. It was only on the second floor so the walk up was not bad.i would stay there again.
The reservation was canceled 4 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Miguel was very easy to work with. His place was cozy felt right at home
First, for the positives - Miguel was responsive and polite, and his place was available at the last minute (which I needed due to travel disruptions as a result of Hurricane Sandy). Also, the apartment was relatively large, relatively clean, had most of the bare necessities (see below for key exceptions).
Other than that, I am sorry to say I have to leave a negative review.
First - When I arrived, there was a pile of sheets and pillows waiting to be put on the bed, so I thought everything was fine. However, once Miguel had left and I actually looked at the linens, I found that there was only one (top) sheet, no bottom sheet, two badly stained pillow cases and two pancake-thin, badly stained pillows. Also, there was only one, extremely threadbare towel of questionable cleanliness in the entire apartment.
When I contacted Miguel about this situation and requested a full set of clean linens, he informed me that he had been unable to get any laundry from the cleaner's that day, and so he would not be doing anything to remedy the situation. I had only booked the place a few hours before, so he must have been well aware that he didn't have linens for the place, didn't do anything about it, and didn't inform me of the issue in advance of booking. Miguel said he would issue me a "discount" the day after my stay, to compensate for the problem - I waited four days before writing this review to see if that would materialize, but nothing ever came.
Second - even regardless of the issue with the linens, possible future renters should know that this apartment is, frankly, kind of depressing. There is nothing on the walls, hardly any furniture, strangely harsh lighting, a cramped and outdated bathroom... basically just the absolute bare minimum that could pass for a living space. This may be fine for you if you're just passing through and need a place to crash, but be warned, you definitely will not want to spend any time here.
Third - this is not particularly important, but is worth noting - parking in this neighborhood is a nightmare, and I'm saying that as someone who drives and parks in New York regularly. I drove around for over a half-hour before I found a (metered!) parking spot. So if you're driving, make sure you're aware that you'll need to leave plenty of time to park and it may be quite a walk from your car to this place.
Finally, and this is really the final straw - as a member of the airbnb community, I feel a responsibility to leave reviews of the places I stay, positive or negative. When I was texting with Miguel about the refund he never issued, he decided to tell me "you don't have to put a review." Uhm, yeah. I do. And it wouldn't be so negative if you hadn't tried to be shady about it.
Miguel was a gracious and friendly host, waiting up for me even though I arrived very late. As a woman, I definitely felt safe staying at his place, which is extremely important. But I would also say that place could use a woman's touch, in that it could be cleaner.
I flew into New York for a job and had no time to find a place. I contacted Miguel and he was able to really help me out on short notice. Nice, clean place in a great area (I used to live in Bay Ridge and love it there) and he was a great host. Very quiet, respectful, and laid-back. Perfect for a few days in Brooklyn. Thanks Miguel!
Miguel is a very warm and funny person. He was beyond generous. The bedroom was private and was nice and relaxed. Miguel cooked breakfast for me on my last day there and even drove me to the airport. A perfect gentleman! I'd definitely stay with Miguel again. Highly recommended.
Miguel is really a great, genuine guy. Thanks for having me:)
Apt was spacious and clean. Our family of 4 (including 2 teens) slept comfortably. Miguel was reliable and friendly. We will stay here again!
Apartment is in a great neighborhood! Safe for all families, tourists, couples and singles.
It was a great pleasure having Miguel as our guest. Miguel is a very polite and respectful person he will always be welcome at our units.