Hello I'm Janel, a New Yorker working in media who loves to travel!
Janel was very helpful and did everything to make sure we easily get the keys for her place. The studio was smaller than expected but had everything we needed and the location is perfect! We enjoyed our stay!
Janel was fantastic. She mailed the keys in advance since she wasn't available to check us in, and she sent us all kinds of recommendations for restaurants and stores in the area. The apartment was clean and comfortable. It faces the courtyard behind the building, so it's very quiet at night. The neighborhood couldn't be more adorable. It's conveniently close to the 1 train and just a short walk to the 6th avenue line as well. The Christopher St. pier is also a 10-minute walk West, and the base of the HighLine is about 10 minutes away too. The three-story walk-up is to be expected in NYC--no complaints here. Coffee-drinkers: there's no coffee maker in the apartment, but there's a Starbucks downstairs and some other good coffee places close by. We had a fabulous stay, even in the middle of a huge heat wave! Thanks, Janel.
We had a wonderful time at Janel's apartment. She was very helpful and responsive to all my questions, emails, and texts before and during our stay. Janel met us at the apartment with the keys, gave us a tour, and offered suggestions for restaurants. The street is very quiet at night but also has a lot of great restaurants and a subway station close by. All in all a really nice experience.
Sans aucune hésitation, nous recommandons chaudement le studio de Janel pour qui souhaite séjourner dans un quartier vraiment agréable, loin du tumulte et pourtant si newyorkais ! Janel nous a remis les clefs à l'heure prévue, accueil sympa en toute confiance ; l'appartement est bien tel que sur les photos, cute et propre, calme et pratique . Nous nous sommes sentis bien tout de suite, pas de voisinage bruyant, juste la clim qui peut déranger des personnes au sommeil fragile . Encore une fois, ce studio est idéal !
Janel was awesome! Totally helpful and friendly. Mailed me the keys in advance so there were no stresses once we got there. Apartment is in a fabulous location. My only two negatives are the super tiny bathroom and the periodic noise from the water pipes (still better than street noise which there is none of here!). The floor leans also, but all three things go along with the older charm of the building. We got used to these things and the place ended up being perfectly fine and cozy for us. The three flights of stairs is a bit of a challenge for heavy luggage so pack light! It was a great trip and we couldn't have had a better host for our first time using AirBnB!
Well as other people already stated, the location is excellent. Lots of nice restaurants (do try Red Farm on Hudson - excellent!!!), shops and in every way a vibrant neighborhood. The apartment is small and the building is old (1890), but the bed was comfortable and there wasn't too much noise at night. Perhaps the flat was a little worn down but then again it wasn't built yesterday.
The place is perfectly located in the west village and was exactly as advertised. Clean and very nicely appointed!
As Janel mentioned in the description of her apartment, you can't beat the location. The apartment is right in the heart of West Village, with tons of nice restaurants/bars/shops at your doorstep!
It is extremely well located, on a quiet tree lined street, facing back of the building (so very quiet at night). The apartment is pretty true to the picture: very bright, clean, comfy bed (full size), good shower (and nice soap/shampoo samples Janel left for us, that was very sweet!).
Janel was very responsive to emails, she even sent me a list of recommendations for our stay (based on our busy schedule) and had the delicate attention to recommend a good cheese bar for the cheese fan that I am (which she read in my profile). All in all, she was a great host, despite the glitch to get our keys (got them 2 hours after we arrived due to some misunderstanding between the store employees where we had to get the keys from)
I did not give a 5 stars rating for the following reasons:
The apartment is on the itsybitsy side (vs. other apartments we stayed in) and oddly leaning, in an aging building which could be charming but not with noisy heating/water pipes.
I would still recommend this place mostly because of its great location without the street noise.
This apartment is absolutely wonderful. It has such a welcome warm feeling with clean nice furnishings.The apt looks just like the photos and the location is to die for. Janel was super easy to deal with and in contact when needed. She always replied to every question and made sure all was going well. I hope to stay her again and again and highly recommend her apt.
apt bonuses I enjoyed: great lighting, full length mirrors and perfect shower pressure
Great location and great place. The location as perfect within the neighborhood and for access to the subway.
Janel was a lovely guest. Really easy going and friendly. She left the flat in perfect condition. I would recommend her as a guest anytime.
Janel, was a nice guest, apartment was returned in excellent conditions, communication was good before and during the stay. I strongly recommend her to any host, she is welcome anytime.
Janel was the perfect guest. Communicative, clean, quiet and respectful. I was out of town for most of her stay, but she was very friendly and warm when we got to meet. Best of luck with your move to Miami and I hope you find the perfect area!
Janel was lovely! She is a hard working young professional who was responsible, communicative, and easy going. The home was left perfectly. She's welcome back anytime.
Janel was a very reliable guest in my home over the holidays. She was genuine, friendly and easy to communicate with and I would more than welcome her to stay again in her next visit to Montreal.
Janel was a great house guest. She was easily reachable and throughout our communication we discovered that we had one person in common beside being in the same industry. Janel is welcome back any time.
Janel has been a dear friend for almost ten years! She is friendly, reliable, and the tidiest person I know. Janel is a true world traveler, fluent in several languages, and always up for an adventure. Whether Janel's staying at your place or hosting you at one of her properties, she is sure to be a joy to work with!