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We stayed at Melissas place for two nights and it was just great. We felt like home from the first seccond. The apartment is really nice and in a great location. Getting the keys from Tony was really easy too and the aerea arround the appartmant gives lot of oppotunities for eating or bar hopping. Next time I get to New York, I would try to stay at Melissas place again. Thank you for everything, you made our stay really comfortable.
Can't have any complaints - the apartment was nice and spacious and moments walk to F train metro and walking distance to anywhere we wanted to go in lower east side.
I stayed at Melissa's apartment this past week, and it truly was a great experience. The key hand-off with Tony was swift and painless. The apartment itself is essentially exactly what's depicted in the photos...and there's SO MUCH SPACE! A lot of Manhattan apartments feel like Manhattan apartments (i.e. cramped, rough around the edges, a bit soulless, etc), but Melissa's apartment has such character and personality. The location can't be beat, especially if you're a fan of the feel of the EV/LES. I literally walked to all my favourite spots, and I rarely had to take the subway to meet friends because they preferred coming to my neighbourhood. I'll definitely stay there again next time I'm in NYC, if it's available.
Smooth check in and amazing location! I would definitely rent again. Can't beat a colored screen intercom and a fast elevator!
I had a blast staying at Melissa's place. It was a last minute request but she was able to accommodate me and my needs promptly. The location was perfect -- right by the subway, and lots of nice places to eat/drink nearby. The place was clean, and Tony was very helpful before and during my stay. Forget the hotels and stay here if you can.
The place was wonderful. The location was in a great area with lots of food and great a coffee shop down the street called 'Caffe Vita'. Melissa was not around but her friend took great care of us. There was so much sunlight in the space that we left Melissa a couple little plant for her to get thru the long East Coast winter.
We would stay there again.
Great Place.. Getting the key was easy, comfy bed, a minute walk to the subway station and a few good food places near by.
Would stay again and recommend.
We had a perfect stay in Melissa's apartment for 7 nights over the New Year period. The location was ideal with lots of nice bars and restaurants meaning we avoided the tourist traps uptown. The subway station is really close which made getting around cheap and easy too. The apartment itself had everything we needed and really did become our home away from home after long days of sightseeing. Tony was also really great at communicating with us from the start and accommodated everything we needed - couldn't recommend it more!
Melissa and Tony were both super easy to communicate with, and they even left us a small bag of cookies when we arrived, which was very thoughtful. This apartment couldn't be in a better location and offers plenty of room for a comfortable stay. The art on the walls was very cool as well. The only slightly negative about it was that I felt it could be a bit cleaner. It wasn't dirty, but the couch and shower curtain were worn and the floors could have used a sweep. It felt a bit "lived in" but I didn't mind it too much.
I would definitely recommend staying here if visiting NY!
Location was fantastic. Close to subway and some very cool and popular restaurants and bars. Good New York feel rather than staying in a hotel.
You were an absolute pleasure to meet- and I am so glad we could make it work for the week. Lots of love to you and your folks and hope to see you here again.
It was a very short stay, but Melissa and her group were very responsible and left the room in good order.
Meli and her crew were wonderful guests. Totally low maintenance, appreciative, and took great care of the place, I would welcome them back anytime.
Meli stayed at the Atomic Ranch while visiting Austin. Check-in/out coordination was seamless. The house was well taken care and left in good order when I returned. I recommend her as a guest and would definitely host again.
We enjoyed having Melissa and guests at the Big Easy Condo. Melissa was communicative, addressed any concerns, and left the place clean. We would recommend her as a future guest, and we hope another visit will be soon at the Big Easy Condo!
Meli booked my home for her husband, who was a great visitor. Everything was tidy and the process was smooth as silk.
Melissa and two friends stayed one night. I now realize I am 99% used to fantastic, clean , respectful guests . It was the first time somebody took things from a cupboard that I consider private and I came home in a temperature of over 22 degrees Celsius. they had left without turning it down. To be honest I feel awkward to write this down, also scared of bad reviews back I guess. On the other hand I value honesty. For myself and the airbnb community.
Meli was a fantastic guest. She is welcome back any time.
Meli was a great guest! Always welcome and highly recommended! A+
Great guests who stayed for a short trip. Tidy and Easy going
I had the pleasure to get to know Melissa and her Husband in early 2011 and had a wonderful stay at their apt. It was my first airbnb experience and it was a blast!
The organisation and responsivenes via email from Melissa was absolutely friendly, fast and very helpful, so even joining the apt. on my own in the first place was no problem, as everything was well prepared and well described, so you should not have to worry about anything.
Melissa and her husband are very busy working and traveling all over this planet, but if you are lucky, you get the chance to know them. And this was for me the best part about stying there! If you want to meet very friendly, very unusual and remarkable persons you can have inspiring and enjoyable conversations with (and share lovely food) then you should stay here!
I enjoyed hanging out and gettin fabulous mac'n'cheese at smac's together big time! And as Melissa loves good food and knows the tastiest nomnoms everywhere, she has a bunch of good hints where to gest the tastiest stuff around!
So if you love good food, good conversations decide to stay in NY and are up to meet extraordinary and lovely people and like to rely on perfect organisation and a stay in a nice apt. then you should choose to stay at Melissa's apt.
Melissa is great! Honest, friendly, helpful. Her and her husband, Aj, are clients of my wife. We have had the pleasure of working and becoming friends with them over the last few years. Great people, doing great things. You're in good hands.
Melissa is a very sweet lady who loves life! She is always traveling the world but her heart is in the East Village. She takes pride in her home and always has it decorated to reflect her personality. Melissa takes being an Airbnb host very seriously and she treats each of her guests like family.
Melissa is one of the kindest and most trustworthy people I know. She is the Queen of Airbnb and will undoubtedly make sure you have a comfortable and enjoyable stay.
Melissa's is the only person whom I know that travels extremely a lot (Not kidding - really it's mind blowing how much she travels with her husband AJ Leon.
I also consider Melissa and her husband, AJ Leon as part of my family on top of as being the best friend and best business partner. I am extremely choosy when it comes to having friends and especially business partners.
I could even vouch that Melissa is one of the nicest people I know because She and AJ Leon are the benchmark for being great and the most awesome. Plus, she's a great person to hang out with.
I have known Melissa for a few years now and have stayed with her and AJ at their ace apartment in the East Village in NYC and travelled with them many times. Melissa is a fabulous person - fun to hang out with, calm in a crisis, great conversationalist, with a totally non-judgemental approach to life. Basically, she's awesome.
I'm one of Melissa's employees and I GOT to tell you something, she's a nice boss/friend to hang out with and also, she's very helpful when the tasks gets really problematic. She teams up with her husband, AJ, making them one of the craziest bunch of couples out there that I want to meet!
No joke about this, because they're amazing.
Melissa has stayed in my flat many times. Her and AJ are a pleasure to host; great conversation, interests and views on life. They travel regularly and have nailed living from their rucksacks. This means they are very organised and leave my flat very neat during and on leaving from their stay.
They are awesome!
Melissa is a kind, generous and very considerate person. I've travelled with her many times - not to mention stayed at her pad in NY - and on both counts I have had not a single complaint.
Fantastic friends! Melissa and AJ stayed with me in Laramie during the "Rise of the cubicle farmer" road trip and I traveled with them in Kenya and Ethiopia in February. They invest their lives and talents in people. Making other peoples lives better seems to be their MO.
Looking forward to hanging out in the LES!