I am a Professor of African Development at New York University. My research is located in Dakar.
Je suis Professeur d’Études Africaines à New York University. Ma recherche est basé à Dakar.
Come stay in either of my lovely homes!
We spent 3 days in Rozys House. The house is very well equiped with a wonderful garden in a lovely quarter of Dakar not far from the center. Near the house, you will find many little shops for drink and food. 300 meters from the house, there is also a taxi stand. Sophie, the house manager, was very kind and helpful with all types of recommendations. With her 2-year-old son Sidi we had a lot of fun.
We can really recommend this location.
The lovely maison rose was perfect for our family of four for Christmas week in Dakar. The house is delightful and very well supplied. I was able to make our traditional Christmas breakfast with everything in the well stocked kitchen.
Sophie and her two year old son Sidi were wonderful caretakers and we simply fell in love with them both.
The house was beautifully located for us; near our daughter's host family home, markets and casinos and only a short cab ride to downtown Dakar.
It was a delightful home away from home.
We (three adults) stayed at Rozy's apartment over the Christmas period and found it very comfortable. It's spacious and bright, with a huge balcony which would act as another room in the warmer months.
The kitchen is well equipped and we were able to do a lot of cooking at the apartment.
Pooks the cat is lovely, a little timid but once she gets to know you, she comes out of her shell for a fuss.
The area in general is great, close to the subway for getting further afield and nearby there are nice restaurants, bars and shops.
I would definitely recommend Rozy's apartment.
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My friends and I had the privilege of staying at Rosalinds apartment for 5 days 4 nights this past weekend.The apartment itself was a new build, clean and very well maintained. It was spacious for 3 of us however you could easily fit another 2-3 more people there. Rosalind also has a cat who stays in the apartment. The cat generally stays to herself until she's ready for a belly rub. Very easy to co-exist with her however I would be wary of anyone who has a pet allergy as she does shed quite a bit. Nonetheless, friendly cat friend to have around; we all had a little bit of fun playing with her.
The area that the apartment was located in was a beautiful up and coming part of Brooklyn located literally a 5 minute walk from the C train which would take us right into Manhattan, Times Sq and other points of interest. The neighborhood is a safe close knit community full of character; There are a lot of small bistros, pubs and bars to check out. Definitely made our trip significantly easier.
Rosalind was a great host and extremely flexible with my friends and I regarding check in and check out time. Both Rosalind and her friend Courtney were welcoming, warm and friendly with us. They provided lots of information about the area and the different blocks along Brooklyn. They were also very communicative which made getting into and out of the apartment very easy.
I would definitely recommend Rosalind's apartment for anyone looking for a peaceful quiet stay in NYC.
We all had a great time in Rosalind apartment. The apartment has tons of natural light and is very comfortable, you end up feeling like at home and the terrace is great. Rosalind was not in NY during our stay but she was always very reachable though email, all doubts and help was rapidly solve, and prepared everything to make the keys pick up and dropping very easy. Overall a very good experience that I would recommend.
Stay at Rozy's place! We did and we liked it a lot because it was clean, convenient, exactly as listed and suited all our needs for our short stay to visit family in the neighborhood as well as take jaunts to Manhattan.
Our favorite hours were spent on the balcony sipping coffee from the French press and enjoying morning pastries - we were lucky to hit a warm weekend in November. Other hits included a soaking bath after a long day of enjoyable walks, home-cooked meals from the modern kitchen and even the fact that the dishwasher is a quiet one just like ours at home!
We have rented elsewhere in this district and can say that Rozy's place was the best by far. Quiet nights, safe streets, good subway access (45 minutes from JFK). And clean. We like clean. The cat was a bonus!
Rosalind was a great host. Before arrival she provided us (two couples) with perfect directions and instructions. She was also very communicative. Responded to each question very quickly and helped us with everything we asked. Apartment was really great. Pretty modern and in great location. Just few minutes from metro C line. Neighborhood first seems pretty rough but actually is very nice. Overall great stay and good value for money.
Our stay in Rozy's amazing condo was wonderful. Couldn't have asked for a better space, better location or better host. Everything was incredibly seamless and Rozy was always quick to respond to make sure we had everything we needed. The building is gorgeous. Super tidy and safe. Everything feels super new and modern, but Rozy's eclectic style make our stay feel cozy. Best part of the whole stay, the balcony. Amazing!!!
We had a great stay - not only were Abdou and Sophie so helpful with anything we needed and had in mind, Rosalind answered a lot of our questions regarding lots of other things besides housing, helping with local contacts and tips. Very, very recommended. I will definitely want to stay here again next time in Dakar.
I've been fortunate enough to have stayed with Rosalind twice both experiences were fantastic, she was knowledgeable about the neighborhood and public transportation in the area.
Prospect Park is a short walk/ride (about 1.5miles) away from the apartment and has a great farmers market on Saturday mornings
The apartment is clean and comfortable and Rosalind has always been easy to communicate with.
Brilliant place to stay and a great host!