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James provided very clear, detailed, and punctual communication. The space was great - quiet & comfortable. I'd stay there again.
James was very receptive - this was my first airbnb and he was very organized. He was responsive to every question I asked, and his instructions were very clear. The process of checking in, being ready for the place was flawless. The place itself was awesome as advertised...very close to the beach and shopping areas. The place itself on the inside was great, and I was very happy with every aspect of it.
The apartment was clean and comfortable. It is a no frills place to stay, and a good value. The front door is a little tricky to open, and you have to jiggle the door quite a bit to open it. The king sized bed was very comfortable. The sheets and towels loosed new and were clean. I was a little nervous when the weather forecast called for 115 degrees three days in a row, and James mentioned they were planning to replace the AC after my stay. It turns out we only had to replace the batteries in the thermostat, and the AC kept the apartment nice and cool. James provided all of the information we needed in advance. We had no problem finding the place, knowing where to park, or using the keypad. It's not luxury, but if you are looking for value, I recommend this apartment.
Es hat uns bei James sehr gut gefallen. Die Lage ist perfekt und nah zum Strand. Die Wohnung ist gemütlich und sauber.
Von innen ist es schöner, als es von außen ausschaut.
James made us feel more than welcome and comfortable in his home! The condo was beautiful, comfortable, and clean! We were more than satisfied with the accommodations, friendly, yet quiet and serene environment. James was available to assist with any needs we did have and did so in a timely and pleasant matter. We hope to visit again in the future. Thank you James!
We're all missing this home away from home already! The condo was everything we could have asked for and more. We were happy to find that parking was not an issue upon arrival as we've had issues with parking in the past. The condo has a designated parking spot in addition to plenty of street parking in the back. James does a fantastic job communicating everything you need to know and more about the condo in the description. We did not have to contact him at all throughout our stay because he provided all the information for us prior to our arrival. All and all we had an amazing weekend and would recommend this space for future travelers.
Everything was exactly how it is described. Decent-sized 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom + living room and full kitchen 2nd floor apartment. Reserved parking spot directly next to the room was convenient. All utensils and cooking materials were included, overall a great stay and very clean apartment. Only complaint would be that the A/C did not work very well, I'm assuming it was connected through wifi to the owner who didn't want to spend too much on the AC bill so when we would turn it on, 10 minutes later it would magically have been turned off - at 3am we woke up to find the heat had been turned on. It was very hard to sleep in a room that's 78+ degrees, especially in Palm Springs.
Other than the A/C being constantly turned off, there were no complaints about this location. We had a great time, no problem getting in or with the neighbors.
Sorry the AC was just not plugged in correctly. It has been fixed. Thank you
Condo was in a convenient location close to everything we wanted to do. It was clean and airy with lots of natural light. We loved being able to bring our own groceries and having everything we needed to cook our own meals. Spacious balcony was a nice bonus. Great affordable option in Palm Springs.
The listing was accurate in it's description. I was on a trip to Palm Springs with two girlfriends and we stayed here for 4 nights. I've stayed at a lot of Air B&Bs and I have to say, this is the first time I was really disappointed.
Unfortunately there were just several small issues that ended up being pretty frustrating when you are trying to enjoy a nice vacation. Also, the unit is right beside the parkade so we found it quite loud and slept with earplugs in.
Some of the issues:
- there were no garbage bags in the cans in the bathroom (not convenient for 3 girls)
- the batteries died in the thermostat twice...including once during the middle of the night, which meant loud beeping requiring us to get up and change them
- the batteries in the fire alarm died also during the night (so 2 nights with getting woken up because of dead batteries)
- 2/3 lights were out in one of the bathrooms
- some of the blankets/sheets weren't super clean or had stains or were in ratty condition
- there was suppose to be a hairdryer but apparently someone stole it
- one of the showers was leaking very badly (barely useable)
- apparently the maid put the manual away, so not sure how I would have got the wifi code except that I thought to ask for it before our trip
- there were pillows that were torn
- the pool area was quite dirty with lots of debris..we didn't even go in :( (one day there was actually a floating empty chip bag in it)
Overall, I would not recommend this accommodation.
We came into town for a family wedding and needed a place to stay that was quiet and comfortable. James' place totally fit the bill. James was very responsive and easy to get a hold of. The pictures accurately represent the place. We would not hesitate to stay again!
James was a great guest. We met at for his arrival and he was pretty self sufficient after that. He left the place clean and tidy, even took the sheets off of the bed! No complaints, thanks for staying!
James and his wife showed up with a dog, even though it states clearly in the House Riles that no animals are allowed. And they didn't tell me; someone else heard it bark. Although they left a cleaning fee, the lack of integrity was disturbing.
They were polite and courteous, and I would recommend them to anyone.
Very easy to communicate with. Very friendly and respectful guest:)
I highly recommend James to be your guest)
James stayed at our place with a group of friends for the weekend. They were courteous and kind, and helped out by starting laundry and cleaning up after themselves when it was time to leave.
As an airbnb host, himself, James knows the importance of being respectful while a guest in someone's home. We'd have him back in a heartbeat, and if he wants to stay with you, accept his request without reservation.
It was a pleasure to have James and Emily and I am glad that they had a great stay.
James was a great guest! Very polite, great conversation, punctual, and clean. He is welcome at my place anytime.
Guests like James make Airbnb a success. He communicated clearly and easily, had a great sense of humor, and left the place seemingly untouched except where he neatly left the linens. A friendly, seasoned traveler.
James and Emily were terrific guests, so happy I was able to meet up with them and share some drinks! Would absolutely welcome them back anytime.