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My first experience in NYC was amazing! Was looking for an urban place and at the same time near to all attractions. Everithing is accessible by metro, bus, cab. The neighborhood is quiet and the few people I met were friendly and sevice. Furthermore, and also a safe place because I had no trouble reaching late at night even when alone. MJ is the perfect host and gentleman. He gave me all necessary assistance from the first minute I got in touch promptly answering all emails with all my questions. The apartment is cozy and MJ made me pretty comfortable. Their guidelines and tips were very useful, especially He Highline Park in Hudson river, the sunset there is unmissable! I felt like a true New Yorker doing a very quiet tourism in Big Apple! recommend it to everyone.
Staying with Michael really felt like staying with a friend, and we felt really welcome in his apartment. We hardly noticed he was there half the time, though when we did manage to be in at the same time, we had many interesting conversations! He was really helpful and gave us suggestions about what to do and see (thanks for the tip about the Cloisters!). The apartment is close to both subway and supermarket, and we felt safe on the streets too. The SIM card was a real bonus, and a life-saver for online gadgets with maps! We would love to stay with Michael again!
We had a great time at this apartment. Michael is a wonderful host - we arrived during the day and he went out of his way to meet us, give us keys and directions how to get to the flat. He also helped organise us a cab when we left and provided a SIM card for our use while in the city - although we didn't need to use it, it was a nice touch. The apartment is in a good location - very close (few minutes walk) to the express subway downtown which took about 15 minutes to Penn station, so it was easy to get around. The area felt safe and is more residential, so the flat was quiet in the evening, and backed onto a nice park. The apartment was very clean, the bed comfy and the kitchen and bathroom modern and well-equipped. There are several good food options nearby at decent prices - we tried Manolo Tapas and Malecon. Michael was unobtrusive but happy to help with queries and very friendly. Can't recommend enough!
My experience at Michael´s place was perfect. The location was convenient and suited to my needs. I had privacy and Michael was always ready for anything I needed.
It was our pleasure to stay at Michael's apartment for 3 nights. The apartment is easy to get from the airport, it's very close to the metro so we could within 15-20 minutes get to NY sightseeing. Michael was very helpful to make our stay comfortable. And the sim card was an extra bonus.
We definitely like our stay and this airbnb experience!
Michael, thank you very much again!
Michael is exactly the guy who seems to be: friendly, attentive and a fantastic host. He answered every mail as soon as posible.
We could taste a yummy chicken which he prepared!
He gave us some useful advices to enjoy the city about the transports, interested places, to save money in museums...
Although we shared the house with him, we were visiting places while he was working so we were all together a few nights.
The house is located in a latin quater which it was wonderful for us (we are spanish!), close to the subway with a express line to arrive soon to the city center.
We recommend this house and his host!
The best experience in NY. Michael is nice and more than helpful, he gave us all we needed and much more. I felt like home and I think that it was wonderful staying with him. He also gave me all his organic food that I love, very clean the room, wonderful place!
Michael was a great host, this being my first time, the reason I chose his place was because of all the great reviews. Let me just say they that they were all right, yes, I know hard to believe...but true.
Having lived previously in NY, I was a little skeptical about the area, but it was quite and I had no issues no matter what time of day or night I came home...this area is great for Cuban or Dominican style and the weekend markets are great. Train is easy to get into the city, takes like 20min from the apartment to Times Square.
So, don't pass up this gem if you are looking for a place in NY, I would stay here again and Michael is a very generous host.
We spent excellent time to NYC. Michael's apartment was conveniently located, nearby there is a supermarket, park that is very convenient if you travel with children as was in our case.
Michael good owner. Whenever possible he helped us. We didn't manage to meet it, but by phone we could resolve all arising issues.
We had such a wonderful time in NYC based out of Michael's apartment. He was away the whole time so we didn't get to meet him, but check-in went smoothly since he had his housekeeper meet us there with the key.
We absolutely loved staying in Washington Heights, which is a largely Dominican neighbourhood uptown, really lively and vibrant area, felt like a real "New York City experience."
The view of the neighbourhood park from the bedroom window was so romantic, full of kids during the day, families getting together at the end of the day, and pretty quiet at night.
The A train is literally only a 2 minute walk, (the ride into Midtown is about 30 minutes) and the neighbourhood felt super safe, even walking home at 2am.
Michael arranged a Spot Mobile SIM card for us, which was really thoughtful of him, and a lifesaver for us. We're from Australia, and all the phone shops we visited told us that they couldn't get prepaid SIM cards with 3G, but the one Michael got us worked fine, and had 3G everywhere we went in Manhattan and most places in Brooklyn.
There's a laundry in the basement which we used to do our washing. Even though it was pretty hot outside, the airconditioning was powerful and cooled the house down quickly each night when we got home. We didn't do any cooking but the kitchen is really big and well equipped, so would be great if people wanted to use it, and there are beautiful fresh fruit and veggie stalls all along Broadway, if you wanted to get fresh ingredients.
Anyway, all in all, we had a fantastic and very memorable stay. We highly recommend Michael's apartment and hope it's available next time we're in NYC, we would definitely stay there again!
Really nice and friendly. He came to Barcelona to enjoy the city and he always was really really polite while asking or suggesting. It was a pleasure to have them as our guests. We really wish to meet them again. Perfect guests!! Highly recommended!!
Perfect guest ! The place was particularly clean after his check-out, it's so rare that it has to be noticed !
Michael was a perfect guest. Would rent to him anytime.