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Melanie's home is the perfect spot for a quick getaway from NYC. It was easy to get to via public transport and had everything we needed for a gorgeous few days away. The house itself is even better than it looks in the photos. We took advantage of the fireplace, and enjoyed the beautiful view over the lake. The fold-out couch is perfectly serviceable. Take a book, some food and a desire to relax and you're set. The hiking trails nearby are also lovely for a bit of exercise. Melanie was always very clear with her communications and a pleasure to deal with.
Delightful and cozy cabin with a good feel and great light from skylight and windows. Love the town, drive in movie theater, orchard, creamery, and the neighborhood. Hiking nearby was perfect. Melanie is a great host and had an excellent stay.
We had a lovely time at Melanie's home. It was extremely comfortable with a fantastic back porch ( perfect for those warm August evenings). Everything was impeccably clean and Melanie was a wonderful host; friendly, interesting and very helpful. We would not hesitate to stay at her home again.
This is a very nice apartment in a quiet, friendly neighbourhood. I stayed there for two weeks, the first week alone and the next with my husband and it became my New York home. You are close to everything, communications are great and running in Riverside Park and along the Hudson River is a treat. Melanie is very nice and easy to communicate with and I really recommend her place.
I am thrilled to highly recommend Melanie's home by the lake. My girlfriend and went up to get out of the city for the weekend and could not have asked for more. Her home is a simple bus ride and an even shorter drive from NYC, a 5 minute walk from the bus station! The house is beautifully decorated and exudes peaceful, positive energy. The quiet neighborhood is on a hill above the lake and feels like a house cabin in the mountains of California. The lake has a small dock/beach area at the bottom of the hill, though we also walked into town for the day and tanned on the town beach. There are a few good restaurants to choose from and a shop in the town. Melanie is a top notch host and was very helpful.
Much like the other reviewers, I found the apartment to be lovely and quiet, nicely equipped and comfortable. I never got to meet Melanie in person but she was very helpful and available by phone and lived up to her promise about returning the security if everything was left in the same condition.I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
To be recommended. If I recommend this place too much it will never be free for me to get it again. Well, so be it.
Location is great –nice neigbourhood, both easy access and good services nearby– and the apartment itself is a haven to get back to from hectic NY.
Melanie is a bit anxious about her apartment getting damaged, but so would I be if I had such a well appointed place.
This apartment is an UWS gem. We stayed for 8 days. The location is great - close to the subway, Central Park and Riverside Park. There are also some fantastic restaurants and grocery stores within a short walk. The place was very clean and cosy - we really felt at home.
Melanie was an excellent host. Very helpful and full of really great neighbourhood tips. We would definitely recommmend a stay in this apartment.
Hi! I spent 3 lovely weeks in this apartment in Upper West. It is exactly as the pictures show. The bed is extremely confortable and you have everything you need in the kitchen & bathroom. Needless to say the terrace is perfect for enjoying breakfast. The owner was very helpful and available at all times. I highly recommend this place.
Melanie (and Ollie) were great guests. We had excellent conversations about alternative building principles and improving the world around us. She was polite, clean, and respectful. We wouldn't hesitate to host them again.
i was away during melanie's stay in my home, so we only met briefly upon her check-out. but she was easy to communicate with, friendly, and left my house in good condition. i would be happy to host her again.
Melanie was great to communicate with and the apartment was returned spotless.