Midwesterner successfully transplanted to the West Village. I do some gardening, biking, and enjoy helping folks get to know the City I've come to love.
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Chuck was a fantastic host! From the moment we walked in, to the minute we left, Chuck was very accommodating and generous. When my group and I woke up (4 of us) we were welcomed with toasted bagels and fresh coffee. He was always in contact with us and provided us with anything we needed. It certainly added to a wonderful experience in NYC .
5 of us stayed at Chuck's loft. It was conveniently situated as we had driven down from Ontario to spend a weekend in New York for an event. Chuck was very welcoming and was open to us giving him 1 hour's notice for our actual arrival. He didn't rush us in even though he had plans for the evening too. Chuck got us set up nicely so that 3 people occupied the single beds (a futon, daybed and trundle) in the living room and the couple took the double fold out in the office. When we woke up on Saturday, he kindly showed us how to make espresso on the stovetop and got us some bagels, which topped up our leftovers from our dinner out the night before. He was even game to try out the food we brought in from Jeepney (in the lower East side) and promised to try it out with his friends. We didn't get to go to Red Farm, his recommended neighbourhood restaurant, but we'll try it the next time we're in town.
Overall, Chuck was a very gracious host. He even raced back to make sure we got to say goodbye before we headed out for our long drive, even though he'd just completed the 5-boro bike tour. I have to add that he was a good sport about us forgetting that he had a big ride that day…sorry for leaving the stereo on at a late hour, Chuck!
Like I said in my guestbook entry, I'm hopeful our paths cross again. Thanks for sharing your space with us. It was great to have met you.
Response from Charles:
I've enjoyed getting to know Isabela. Her friends were also great to have as guests. I'd recommend them to anyone!
Charles est un hôte très convivial et discret si tant est que l'on ait envie de partager l'intimité car il n'y a pas de chambre à proprement parlé. On dort sur des canapés lits bardés de paravents dans un univers quelque peu chargé de masques, d'objets rapportés de divers voyages et d'un aquarium un peu bruyant.
Mais on s'habitue à tout et le quartier est aussi agréable que l'hôte !
We had a great stay with Charles in his homie apartment. The apartment is very conveniently located quite close to center city but still has the harmonious feel of a residential area with nice cafes and the highline or river side right nearby. Charles has great input about things to do in the area and around NY and is a very warm and outgoing host.
Chuck is a great host! We've stayed at his place (a group of 4) and in fact were mostly out of the apartment but Chuck was so welcoming and made us feel right at home!
The welcoming was surprising with fresh coffee and we really enjoyed our stay at chuck's place. His recommendations (especially red farm) Were great.. and let's not forget the amazing location!
Fantastic apartment and really accommodating host. Thanks for looking after my colleagues - everything went really well!
This is a beautiful space, filled to the brim with art objects collected from years travel. In the morning we awoke to freshly baked bread and fruit and espresso. Chuck is a wonderful conversationalist, he had great restaurant recommendations. Felt like home.
Our stay with Chuck was wonderful. We would absolutely book a stay with him again.
nice place in great location! we didn't have the chance to meet Charles but we had 4 wonderfull days in his place. thanks!!
My sister in law and her adult grandson came for a family birthday and our house was full so they stayed with Chuck who treated them like family so his apartment was just like home - They were very pleased and had a wonderful time -