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love to travel and love to host. I have more then one space so when my work or play requires me to be in one area I dont mind hosting my other spaces. I will do my best to communicate and treat every guest like a friend.
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The apartment is excellent. A bit too narrow, but for two people is quite a suitable option to stop in Manhattan.
The windows overlook a small courtyard, so that noise from the street to the apartment does not reach.
Availability washing machine and dryer is another plus. Near the metro (line L). Also nearby are several supermarkets and small shops (Deli). The main attractions can be reached by metro, well, or as we reach on foot (if the weather in New York).
El departamento es chico pero acogedor. Al llegar la llave estaba donde fue convenido. un dia hubieron problemas con la calefaccion y al llamar al dueño me dio el numero de telefono del superintendente en vez de encargarse el completamente del tema; el problema fue solucionado. La ubicacion es inmejorable, muchos bares, opciones gastronomicas y muy cerca de union square. Volveria a ir alli.
Rich was very accommodating on a last minute booking to his place. Quick replies and had everything setup in no time. When a delay in my flight occurred - Rich again was quick to adjust and setup a key exchange when I had arrived.
The place is exactly as photographed and it was in a great area. Easy to get around and good food just by walking out the door!
Location was also awesome as others have posted, since the studio is in the back it is really quiet to sleep!
I would definitely rebook next time Im in town and would really recommend Rich & his place!
The apartment was very clean and comfortable, exactly as described. It was also very quiet in terms of street noise, a luxury in Manhattan. Two chairs were not quite secure on their bases and two of the handles for turning on the stove were missing, but these were minor details. The washer / dryer was a huge advantage. We were very pleased. Richard was a bit slow to respond to communications initially, but then proved to be very reliable. There was a hitch with getting the key, but Richard contacted us and it was resolved with no stress. The apartment is perfectly located, very close to public transportation, and of course the neighborhood is fantastic. I would recommend this apartment and this host and would rent from him again.
Super sweet spot! Great neighborhood! Easy to connect with Richard! I would definitely recommend this place to a friend and would definitely come again!
Richard was easy to communicate and responded quickly. The apartment is cosy, has everything you need and has an amazing location in Alphabet city/East Village. Walking distance from great restaurants & bars as well as other parts of NYC.
Richard's apartment was very clean and comfortable with lots of amenities: big fridge, dishwasher, washer/dryer, coffee maker and best of all, a nice little neighborhood pub downstairs in front. The subway entrance the the L line was just a couple blocks away and there was also a good grocery store around the corner and lots of restaurants. We enjoyed our stay and would use it again. I would only recommend checking to be sure the remodeling on the lower apartments was done before going there because the workmen started at 8 am and were quite noisy. Otherwise, it was great!
Although we've had good experiences with AirBnB hosts in the past, this was not one of them. Richard responded quickly but didn't really address our questions or issues - instead his response was to ask us to call when we were arriving/leaving or to call someone else to take care of the problem.
The keys to the apartment that we picked (email hidden) didn't include one for the front door of the building. Since Richard wasn't in town he asked us to call the cleaning company to get another set. Unfortunately that individual was also out of town so we didn't get the keys until midnight (we arrived at about 4:30PM) - not a good way to start a vacation.
When we finally got in we found that the comforter on the bed had a large stain (fortunately we didn't need to use it), there were wet towels and sheets in the dryer and the kitchen sink was dirty. There were no instructions on how to access the wifi and the cable stopped working about 5 days in to our trip (again, Richard asked us to call someone else to fix the issue.) The bathroom is also tiny, even by NY standards.
We couldn't get information on the check out process until the day before we left. I told Richard we'd be leaving the unit at around 10AM and he asked that we leave the key with the bartender next door. Unfortunately, the bar doesn't open until noon so we had to make a special trip back there to drop it off.
On the positive side, the location is great and the apartment is generally quiet (although the unit next door was being remodeled and they started at 8am - not a problem for us since we were up by then.)
Richard's apartment is great! Its a perfect alternative to a hotel for a couple visiting NYC. The apartment itself was clean and tidy, and its in a very clean, quiet, and well maintained building. The apartment is well off the street and faces a courtyard on the backside of the building far away from all the street noise. We slept great in the super comfortable queen-size bed, and the apartment is Very quiet, so set an alarm if you need to be up for something! The kitchen facilities are awesome, but with all the nearby options for meals, we didn't cook or eat at the apt at all. We did use the corkscrew and wine glasses ;-) The apartment has everything you would need for self catering including the full kitchen, a dishwasher, and even a washer dryer. The location was great for subway and bus access, and ideal for walking to any east village location and even to soho and to Greenwich village. There are citybikes just around the corner on 13th st. We also loved the proximity to the east river park for morning runs. There are endless options for cafes, bars, and restaurants that are literally within 5 min walk from the apt. Some of our favorites - 9th st Coffee (fantastic espresso drinks on 10th st btwn A&B), Cafe Mogador for breakfast (on st marks btwn A&1st), Gruppo for pizza and Casimir for dinner (both on B btwn 6th&7th), and honestly some of the best vegetarian tacos we've ever eaten at a small taqueria on 14th st btwn 1st&2nd aves. We also should mention, Richard was very accommodating and flexible about our early afternoon arrival and a mid-afternoon departure. Thanks for that!
The apartment was very clean and cute . It's well located, close to a metro station and a lot of markets . It's also quite : no audible noise of the city.
Some small trouble with the wifi connection and the shower.
Great visitor, left apartment clean and tip top! Definitely recommend.