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C'est une première expérience désastreuse et cocasse que nous venons de vivre dans cet appartement proposé par airbnb. Par ou commencer... L'entrée de l'immeuble est occupée par des toxicomanes jours et nuits. Nous étions réveillés chaque nuit par leurs cris. L'immeuble étant en rénovation nous étions également réveillés par le bruit du marteau piqueur omniprésent jusqu'à 17h. Il y a ensuite l'état global de l'appartement. Très lumineux en effet puisque de petits tapis faisaient office de rideaux la lumière pénètre des le levé du soleil dans l'appartement. L'appartement était tellement poussiéreux que mon ami, asthmatique, a du finir son séjour chez un ami car il était prit de vilaines quintes de toux des qu'il entrait dans l'appartement. Il n'y a pas d'aspirateur dans cet appartement le ménage était donc très limité. Dans la grande chambre le matelas est un carré de mousse et dans le petite un nid à ressorts. Il y a ensuite le froid saisissant dans l'appartement, car le petit chauffage d'appoint électrique ne suffisait pas à réchauffer l'ensemble de l'appartement. Une arnaque ! Merci airbnb.
Host quickly replied to my e-mails and texts. He was informative, friendly, and honest. Helpful neighbor next door to apt. Great neighborhood and location. Easy to catch subway and bus routes; easy to walk to almost anywhere in the city. Beds were comfortable. Kitchen was adequate.
Building itself, in need of repair, but didn't effect the apartment itself. Was part of the history and culture of the community, which is now very hip.The
Bon appartement, 2 chambres séparées,bien chauffé, metro à 5 minutes à pied, juste 4 etages sans ascenseur mais je recommande quand même!
Great location to explore the city and all it offers. Spacious 2 bedrooms perfect for resting after long days exploring. Located near good bars and restaurants in the lower east side.
Loué pour 7 nuits a 4 (2 adultes et 2 enfants) .Appartement typiquement new-yorkais bien situé à 8mns du metro, quartier animé avec magasins, restos et bars! Petit bemol: 4ème étage sans ascenseur, appart un peu petit pour 4 (3 chaises et une mini table), ménage un peu limite...
I really liked Derek's place and I stayed there twice. Derek is really nice and a pleasure to deal with. The neighbourhood is fantastic, vibrant and fun, and this is a great place to explore New York from. The description is 'artsy' - so if you're not aware, that is a euphemism for a little shabby. So if a bit of peeling paint or a slightly leaky tap bother you then stay elsewhere. But it's very hard to imagine a two bedroom place at this price in such a good location, so I'd happily stay there again.
Our stay in New York was great. Handover of keys was easy and nice. The apartment looks just like shown on the pictures and you felt like a real New Yorker :-) Derek was always there for answering our questions ans was always friendly. The neighbourhood felt very safe. Getting to the subway nearby was easy. We stayed there with two couples and had enough space. The only thing which bothered us a little bit was that it was a little bit dirty, mainly the bathroom.
All in all we had a great stay at Dereks apartment and enjoyed our trip.
This place is nice. It was just the two of us but perfect for 3 people or 2 couples. Derek was waiting for us when we arrived. Getting the keys was nice and easy. The apartment was clean. Looked just as it did in the photos. The area is great. Full of bars and places to eat. Close to the subway to get up or across town. We had a great stay.
The apartment is beautifully sunny, it is in a good location, close to the subway, with good bars and shops nearby (all a short stroll). The apartment was clean enough when we arrived but not spotless. One of the beds is a piece of foam and thus slightly uncomfortable.
It can be inconvenient only having one master key for the front door but Derek explained it is pretty standard for older LES apartments. The apartment is on the fifth floor but we didn't begrudge the extra exercise, there were three of us sharing the apartment and it worked well, I think anymore people could be a little tight (depends how happy you are to share personal space).
Derek was easy to get in contact with us and always replied very promptly to our emails.
We had a very nice time at Derek's apartment. We stayed with four, for 10 days in August. Derek met with us close to the apartment, gave us the keys and was nice enough to arrange a cab to take us to the right address. The apartment is exactly like in the pictures. The apartment was clean and the beds were fine. We liked the area: not that many tourists, lots of nice bars/restaurants, close to the metro station. We had an amazing time in NYC and would love to stay at Derek's apartment again sometime.
Leafe had the pleasure of meeting Derek. He was very open and a relaxed personality during the short visit. While Derek stayed at the Camping Cubbyhole in Joshua Tree Ca, the on-demand hot water shower heater stopped working. He was patient and understanding while we fixed the issue. He has amazing guest communication skills. He let us know when he had a question, or if something wasn't what was to be expected. It was nice having Derek stay with us while he was in Joshua Tree! THanks again Derek!
Derek stayed in our flat for a couple of nights and was an excellent guest.
Prior to his arrival, we had good communication via email and once here he was very friendly, had good manners and everything was straightforward! I would totally recommend him as a guest!