She is an actress, writer and radio host. He is a visual artist who teaches at Pratt Institute. They are married and living in their adorable apartment for over six years.
This place was in a great location for us. Hollis and Grayson are such lovely people and have a beautiful home. We would definitely recommend this place to others. Great for one person or a couple.
Our stay at Chez Grollis was fantastic! From my first contact with Hollis to checkout on the last day, she was quick to respond by both email & text and was super helpful. She prearranged a friend to meet us for the key exchange at checkin as they were already out of town, and even sent us an awesome neighbourhood guide days before our arrival.
A 2 minute walk to the 'L' train, and minutes away from some great restaurants and bars, this apartment was perfect for our group of three. Grocery options were also close by, and McCarren Park is nearby for anyone looking to get some exercise in. The neighbourhood is safe and we did not feel uncomfortable taking the train or walking the area at night.
Met Hollis & Grayson on the last day to exchange keys as previously arranged and was happy to meet & thank these polite and helpful hosts in person for a fantastic stay.
We felt at home from the moment we stepped inside the apartment. There even was a bottle of wine and two glasses waiting for us on the table! The communication with Holly was very easy and she made the whole process of setting the details quite smooth. The fact that she and her boyfriend made themselves available to reach by phone at any time was reassuring, especially for newcomers on airbnb.
The apartment was really nice, conveniently located near a subway station going to Manhattan or some main streets in Williamsburg, so visiting the neighbourhood was easy. The guest guide Holly provided us was helpful, especially for the restaurants list. The café Lula Bean, next to the apartment, was a good stop for early (and not so early) starts, and we became "regulars" for the few days we were there.
I would strongly recommend Holly's place!
We had already been to New York before (in different hotels and hostels), but this was definitely our best accomodation!
The apartment is located in a nice, quiet neighbourhood, very close to Manhattan, but interesting in itself (with cafés, shops, etc., at a stone's throw). It's not as small as we thought it would be, and it fitted us four with no problem whatsoever. It's full of books, so you could spend numerous rainy days there without getting bored - but the sun shone almost the whole time we were there.
Although we had some trouble finding (and giving back) the keys, it was all settled with a phone call (Holly was easily reachable, even early morning on Jan. 1!), and all was well that ended well. We would definitely recommand the place, our only regret being not to have met their owners!
The host canceled my reservation 22 days before arrival.
Hollis and Grayson were the perfect hosts! They made up the air mattress for us, left us clean sheets and towels, sent us a great guide to the area, and even left us some delicious coffee. Their apartment is adorable and in a great area of Brooklyn, but also right on the subway line making it easy to get to Manhattan. Hollis was great with communication, and made our first airbnb experience stress-free and awesome. Definitely recommended!
Holly and Grayson were just great. It was our first time doing this and I can only say good, great things about both of them and the apartment. It was like going to the best hotel in NY with all the good things of having an apartment for yourself. They were very considerate and the flat was really clean and with all the little details you could ask for. They are really nice people and Holly and I have been talking by e-mail before a lot so everything was easy and nice once we get there; She is so sweet, she gave us the best guide for the neighborhood to make us feel at home. If we go back to NYC we'll definetely count on them. I don't want to lose contact because they are people worth meeting and knowing.
Our stay at Holly's apartment was perfect. The apartment was clean and very well prepared for our arrival. We certainly felt like welcome guests. She was pleasant to communicate with and also very helpful. The location of the apartment was great, and we would certainly recommend her and the apartment to anyone visiting NYC. Thanks!
I don't think Holly actually stayed at the home, but whomever was in her group didn't have a care for anything from the home itself, the house policies, or the departure process. Damages and a big mess was what was left.
I've known both Holly and Grayson for years now and I couldn't imagine a friendly more responsible host. I am also an airbnb host, having signed up at the same time, and their experience and suggestions have been invaluable. They are extremely helpful, respectful, and easy going friends who have an outstanding aesthetic sense for their lives and home. Their apartment reflects them perfectly--clean and orderly while creative and cozy. It is the perfect place to visit NY especially in the always exciting and happening Williamsburg. If you're looking for a great place to stay look no further and if they are potential guests have absolutely no fear!