This a response to a review I left for Olivia. Sadly her response misses that we loved the house but felt let down by areas of cleanliness, safety and security. I do hope she addresses them, because the house is a rare diamond (if tarnished) within the wonderful setting that is Manhattan's East Village. The review was meant to be helpful and was not the only one on her site drawing attention to the shortfalls.
Olivia points out that if we had been dissatisfied at the beginning and told her she would have gladly refunded our money. After travelling since 4.00am (French time) until mid afternoon (NYC time), some 15 hours on two planes we were not in a position to search for an alternative and, as I've already pointed out, we were not so disappointed with the house as with its readiness for our stay.
Everything I wrote in the initial review I stand by. It echoes other reviews and amplifies them. Please make your own mind up but please be aware of the issues.