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I am a painter and art teacher. I lived for several years in Spain, love to travel, and always enjoy meeting new & interesting people from all corners of the world.
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We stayed 5 days in her place for NYE. The room was very clean and cosy and full of nice art works. Elaine was a great host. She wrote down some suggestions for nice restaurants, bars and cafes around her apartment. The location of the apartment was good, too. The closest subway was only 5 min walk and just a few stops to Manhattan. We would like to stay at her place again if we have a chance to come back to NYC!!
My mom and I stayed at Laini's place during ten days. The experience was great. The house is super cozy and clean. It is also in a good location, near to Manhattan and Brooklyn, but in a quiet neighborhood. There are three subway lines near the apartment. Laini was a great host, helping us and giving a lot of good information about the city. If you wish to stay in NYC, Laini's home is a amazing deal.
My sister and I stayed with Laini for 4 days, and we couldn't have asked for a better Airbnb experience. Laini is a a great host, a talented artist and all in all an extremely kind person. She made sure we had everything we needed and provided us a list of cool things to do and see nearby. The bathroom and kitchen were clean and the apartment in itself was cozy and inviting. Her place is conveniently located between subway stops towards Manhattan and Brooklyn, but there is also plenty to see in Queens. We would definitely stay with her again next time we are in New York.
My parents stayed here and had a wonderful time. She was a great host, covering all corners of coordination (giving a heads up, making sure things are okay during her absence, etc.).
Our 8 night stay at Laini's place was a wonderful experience. New York is magical as it is but Laini's place is cosy, comfortable and clean. Some of the artwork around the house also added to the cosiness I've mentioned previously. Not to mention the easy access to three different subway lines in just a few minutes walk. Laini was away for nearly half of our time there, but during the brief times we were indeed under the same roof, she came across friendly and respecful to our space. She was even kind enough to share her favourite places around with tips (not "the" favourite places that everyone can find with yelp) and a guideline for tipping in NYC (which is more helpful than you can imagine). LIC is a nice, quiet neighborhood which has couple of cool places but also feels safe at night times. Me and my fiancee never felt uneasy at any point, which is saying something in NYC. All in all, I would certainly recommend her place to stay if you're in town!
Laini was an amazing host! The apartment is amazing, nearby 3 subway lines, and the room is really confortable, in a quiet neighborhood.
I'm sure when my wife and I come back to NY, we'll stay there again! Five stars!
Elaine was a great host, nothing short of pleasant, thoughtful and and helpful. She is easy going, had a great list of neighborhood eateries and fun things to do. A list iof subways and buses was also included in the welcome materials. The apartment is cozy, and the room sunny. The building is old. Laundry facilities were easy, use your card and need your own detergent. The dwelling is situated near transportation, taking ten minutes to midtown manhattan. LIC has certainly grown up . The neighborhood is safe both by day and night. Lots of people milling about on the busy streets. Loved my stay and would highly reccomend this. It is a walk up no elevator.
Nancy a. Elliott PA,JD
First of all, Laini is great -- incredibly reliable and quick in her responses. I needed a place to stay fairly last minute, and she made the process so easy. The apartment is perfect -- plenty of room and in a great location. Easy to get into Manhattan with plenty of subway options (actually, probably more options and easier options than most places in the city). It's also really easy to take a cab to from Brooklyn, if necessary.
Our stay at Elaine's apartment was excellent. Getting there was very easy, with a metro stop just 3 blocks away. The building is very old, but the apartment is very comfortable and cozy, with lot of paintings, according to the pictures showed in the ad. Elaine gave us a lot of recommendations of where to go in Long Island and what to visit, and answered all our questions about NY. At the moment she realized we were from south america, she switched to a perfect spanish, just to make us feel more comfortable. Also, as we were visiting other cities, she was very helpful in our travel planning, before and after our stay.
Conclusion: great apartment and the best host! I really felt like home. I'd definitely stay there again.
Laini´s apartment is very cozy in a nice location! It´s close to different subways and with easy access to Manhatten & Brooklyn.
Laini was always very helpful and caring and had great recommendations for delicious restaurants or nice places to go… It was very easy to communicate with Laini before the trip to get all important information about check – in or how to get to the apartment from the airport.
We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend Laini to anybody!
Persone monto educate, veramente piacevoli.
Laini was a pleasure to have as a guest. We didn't get to spend a lot of time chatting because of schedules and weather, but she's delightful. She left the guest house in great shape. I recommend her as a guest.
Laini and Geoffrey where wonderfull! the perfect guests!. Good comunication, very tidy and very nice persons. I can highly recommend Them to everyone. 100% recomendation
I was very happy to have Laini and Geoffrey stay at my apartment in Paris. They communicated promptly and clearly and were considerate guests who left the place in great condition. They would be welcome back!
Laini and Geoff are awesome people and great hosts. I've been friends with Laini for over 15 years and recently stayed with her and Geoff in NYC. I highly recommend staying with them!