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It was such a perfect experience staying with Joni! Though her flat was not a very big place that you must prepare to cope with any possible overlap of living for two persons staying in one room (and please be a person to respect your host's own life) but to me everything was great because of Joni. She was just too kind to me that I feel like a spoiled child XD~~~ The day I arrived she had to work very late and when I woke up next morning I just couldn't keep my voice down and woke her up too. But she was not even bit of mad or irritate d about that, which left me a good impression. I couldn't even count the times I think my staying might interrupt her own life cause the flat was not that big but she just take them in a easy way which I respect a lot!! I basically felt just like home since I could use most of the equipment and that was more convenient than I expected. She recommended me a lot of best places in New York which I found most helpful since I didn't have much time preparing this first trip to NY.We also hung out a couple times and really feel like Joni is just the friend that you would wish you would have in life :)))) So I will definitely recommend anyone who want to find an easy going host/Newyorker to spend time with just jump in to Joni's place and I assure you that it would be the best time you could ever imagine! And Joni is now one of the reason I would surely revisit NY in the near future.
Now since I come from Taiwan I would like to write something in Chinese so anyone could read that would have a chance to meet Joni!
住在Joni 家真的很棒！對於一個人生地不熟的人來說有個友善又知道所有好地方的房東簡直就是天上掉下來的禮物:) 而且因為她是個很有想法又很有包容力的女生，就算你是外國人也不會覺得有隔閡，而且她真的很好聊！什麼都可以談～所以我大力推薦任何想去紐約見識見識又不介意跟別人一起住的朋友們考慮這裡囉！ Cheers from Taiwan! p.s. 如果想知道更多細節可以私下問我，我很樂意回答～
Really nice location in UES and Joni is a perfect host. We have been able to reach her at any time before our arrival and during our stay too. The flat is really clean and with everything you need in it. No air conditioner though which may be a bit difficult in summer times.
Response from Jo:
There is an air conditioner that gets put in once it gets warm enough, otherwise there is cold air leaking in through the window. It is installed in late Spring and removed in late Sept.
Joni is very kind and responsive. The flat is great and location is awesome. Super confy bed and great garden. Would definitely come back.
My stay at Joni's was just perfect. As my luggage didn't arrive Joni was so sweet letting me borrow stuff I needed! The flat is super cosy, great location and the air mattress is very comfy. I would DEFFO stay again and I highly recommend this spot. Joni was just the perfect host for me!!!:)
Joni is such an openminded and a lovely person! I enjoyed her company very well.
If you need something she will give it to you. It was a great experience.
Thank you so much Johni, see you in Hamburg !!!
We had a very good time in Joni's studio, it's is very well situated, close from subway and at walking distance from central park and Metropolitan Museum.
Joni was really welcoming and available for any questions, we felt very comfortable in this nice studio, even if we were 3 persons. The private garden is very nice too, and sunny at breakfast time.
We had an enjoyable 3 day weekend at Joni's place. This Upper East Side location was ideal for us. It was walking distance to numerous good restaurants, museum attractions and to Central Park. We felt like we lived like true New Yorkers and it was fun. The private garden area made a nice setting for morning coffee and evening cocktails.
Joni is a great, responsive, and helpful host. Her studio is tidy, cozy and in a nice neighborhood. A very nice back garden that should be way more enjoyable in the spring and summer. The air mattress was good. We were three and we enjoyed our stay there very much, but obviously two people would have an optimal experience there.
I will contact her for sure for my next stay in NYC.
Contrasted stay : very nice studio with lovely garden (although in wintertime less used) and Joni was nice and reactive to answer me. No street noise.
But...was VERY bothered by the neighbours upstairs that you hear if you don't have a heavy sleep. Did not sleep much.
I really enjoyed my stay at Joni's appartment! The neighbourhood is nice and tidy with a lot of restaurants plus there is a subway station nearby.
Joni was super helpful, her place was clean, the airbed is comfortable enough for a short stay in the city and I didn't miss a thing!
If you want a friendly host with a clean appartment in a good location you should definitely stay here!
Just a few words to describe this amazing girl: laidback and superfriendly! Highly recommend her and would love to meet again.
Joni was an absolute pleasure to host. She is extremely accommodating and great at communicating. Joni is fantastic at following instructions. I would definitely host her again.
Joni was such an awesome guest. My roommates loved her, and she even bought gifts before she left the apartment. How can you beat that?
It was a great pleasure to make arrangements with Joni and Gina for the stay in Sonoma. They were very personable and considerate and I would love to have them as guests any time!
Joni was a great guest and perfect at communicating. We were able to accommodate her request and we would welcome her back anytime!
Joni is an angel! Her place is gorgeous and amazingly quiet and cozy, especially considering how close it is to everything. If you get the chance to stay here, take it!
Whenever I come up to NYC the only place I want to stay is at Joni's apt. Joni is super gracious, kind and helpful!
To top it all off the apartment is a gem. The location is perfect, with multiple subways, tons of restaurants and museums all within a few blocks!
My favorite part of staying at Joni's is the private garden, in the mornings with a cup of coffe, it's a slice of heaven!
Joni provides a beautiful, large and clean space that makes you feel safe and comfortable. I totally recommend staying at Joni's!