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I arrive from NY as tourist. Quiet, non-smoking, non-partying, curious, open-minded.
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My wife and I had exclusive use of Joseph’s 1-bedroom apartment for our one week stay in New York. The apartment feels spacious, partly due to its high ceilings, but is best for a single or couple. Joseph thoughtfully made available some of his space in a closet, medicine cabinet, kitchen cabinet and refrigerator for us to unpack comfortably. The queen size bed was very supportive. We appreciated being on the first floor, especially since it was indeed perfectly quiet there.
One and half blocks to Central Park and less to a subway station, the apartment sits in a quiet and leafy neighborhood. There are plenty of nearby opportunities for eating and shopping.
Joseph was traveling during our stay but was very responsive to our queries via email.
The reservation was canceled 25 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
The reservation was canceled 50 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
The reservation was canceled 31 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
I rented the apartment in October for a week when my family came to visit and the experience was wonderful. The house is exactly as great as it seems in the pictures and Joseph is a great host. The location is perfect, everything was very clean and the overall experience was very satisfying. I will rent it again for sure if I have more people visiting in the future!
We just loved our stay in joseph appartment! The location is perfect, the price is reasonable and we felt at home right from our first minute there. Joseph was very helpfull and generous. We actually miss the appartment;)
Stayed with my daughter for a week at this wonderful location on the upper west side. Easy access, great area, lots of good restaurants and shops, great for Lincoln Center. The apartment is in very good condition and has been recently upgraded, so it felt nice to be in a renovated space. It was simple to check-in and the doormen are all helpful and kind. It's 24-hour access and feels safe and protected. Joseph is very fast to respond and is a kind person.
Issues were that although the apt is in great shape, it wasn't as clean as it could have been. Dust everywhere and I had to clean when I arrived; not a huge deal and I know it's not a hotel, but still. Everything felt a bit stale and needed to be swept and area rugs were dirty and needed to be vacuumed. Felt grimy. The bathroom is teeny tiny and smaller than the picture shows, I wish it had been cleaner. Same with kitchen, dishes and utensils - had to clean everything before using. Not sure if the cleaning service was lazy but this was the only aspect of our stay that needed improvement.
However, the bed is comfortable, got good nights' sleep, it's quiet, there's plenty of room, good shelf space, and thank god for the air conditioning which functioned extremely well. Very easy to get groceries nearby and anything you need is literally around the block, and down the street.
There is construction going on in the lobby and building next door (June 2013) which would have been nice to know about, but wasn't inconvenient.
Good value for the price.
Our stay in Joseph's aparment was just what we needed. The suite is central to the metro, easy shopping at many good food stores like Trader Joes and Westside Market. The area abounds with small boutique shops and delis. Easy access to the museums. The suite seems recently renovated with new appliances and redone hardwood floors. The bedroom is big but short on hanging space. The living room furniture is comfortable and recent. Overall the best property so far for us with airbnb. .
So far this is the best NYC apartment I have been to (rented thru airbnb). Amazing view (!), modern 24hr doorman building right off Broadway on W70th, nice contemporary (not your usual NYC cheap chic) design - shame it's not for sale...
No hassle check in/out, nicely furnished- everything you need.
Will try to stay next time I'm in the city.
The apartment and the overall experience were perfect! Great place, clean and spacious, in the best area in NYC. Joseph was kind and flexible.
Joseph and his partner were very nice and friendly people. We would love to have them as quests again.
Joseph was very communicative, clean and respectful of our space. We would happily rent to him again in the future.
Joseph and his wife were great guests, very interesting folks and hope to see them again if they ever manage to get back down South!
Joseph was a great guest! He was communicative, respectful and clean.
I'd love to have him back anytime!
very nice guest. was really nice to have him in my flat.
left the apartment very clean.
I'm happy to hear they enjoyed their stay. They were great guests and the apartment was neatly kept after their stay. I hope to have them again as guests in the future.
I can not deny that I really had trouble with Josep accommodate only for the first night due to overbooking. But I have offered to compensate him spend this night in a Hotel *** very near here and also I have invited him to a romantic dinner in a nice Sushi Bar, but he has not accepted my offer and canceled the reservation and has been angry because he thinks that I knew of overbooking before and had not told her, something that is not true.
When he had spent several days after him arrival he returned to write (very nervous and threats) asking for $ 127, I immediately replied saying I had not received their transfer yet and that this amount meant only the security deposit (100 €) which will be returned automatically.
Ultimately airbnb team has written me asking if they could return all the money from the reserve, and as I had already said I answer yes.
It's a shame that he has not accepted when I've invited him to have coffee with me to explain everything, or at a minimum I would have called. I'm sure we could have solved all of this in a more entertaining and enjoyable, but not everyone thinks that peace is better than war.
Joseph and his girlfriend were perfect guests. They are warm and friendly, and left the apartment clean and tidy.
Communication between us was clear and efficient.
I unreservedly recommend them.
Joseph and Katie are really nice people.
They lived in my apartment for a week and left it nice and clean.
They are always welcome here again!