I am a designer and craftsman and I own my own business in Brooklyn.
Great little apartment in a very very pleasant neighbourhood! John was friendly, flexible and a real pleasure to deal with. I highly recommend staying at his place!
This was my first Airbnb experience and I wasn't disappointed. I was visiting the city for my commencement with my parents and brother and I was looking for a place for 4 for us. John's house was a perfect match and the price was right in our budget.
We stayed at the apartment for 5 days. The house is located in a very nice neighborhood near Fort Greene park. There are plenty of nice restaurants in walking distance. The house was in impeccable state and had a fully equipped kitchen.
I had a chat with John on phone before we confirmed the booking and I got the keys directly from John few days before the stay. We had a flight at 8 pm on our last day and John was gracious enough to allow us to stay in the house till 5 pm.
There are plenty of subways near the house, but most of them were 10-15 mins walk. I would recommend taking a cab as it cost 12-15 $ to reach low east side/midtown and its convenient as well. The house has a master bedroom and a small second bedroom, which fits an air bed. John did mention this to me over the phone call. I think for the price, the house is an excellent bargain and I would recommend it to everyone who is visiting the city and want to stay a a decent size apartment.
John and his family were wonderful guests. It was clear from the start that they were going to treat my home as if it was their own. I will welcome them with open arms if they were to return.
John is always living up to what he's promised. He is trust worthy and I can assure you that he has a nice house in nice neighborhood, since he has hosted me there several times. It is a cozy and comfortable spot to check out New York: Brooklyn and Manhattan. It is tasteful and sunny. You'll be very happy there. And I'm sure John will leave it in an impeccable state and do everything to make your stay worthwhile. For the record: he's NOT paying me for this reference :)
John is a close friend, amazing dancer and brilliant furniture maker. He recently made a table for my office that is constantly getting praise from clients. His apartment is also full of very awesome wooden pieces. The apartment is clean, well designed and in a great part of town. Consider yourself lucky if you get to stay there.