I was born in Tokyo but grew up most of my life in the NY. I live on the border of my two favorite neighborhoods in New York City - West Village and Soho.
Ken was an excellent host. He organized everything neatly, check-in and check-out were very flexible and all information provided in a written guide, too.
The apartment is very well located, nice neighborhood and clean house. The apartment had everything necessary and was clean. The bed was very comfortable!
I can truly recommend Ken and this apartment.
El apartamento esta bien, como se ve en las fotos. Poca luz solar en la zona de living-comedor-cocina No tuvimos la oportunidad de conocer personalmente a Ken pero su amiga Nicole fue muy amable.
Muy buena ubicación, si quieren estar bien cerca del SoHo y Village. A menos de 100 mts una estación del subte (línea 1).
The apartment was just fine, as seen in the photos from the announcement. A little dark (no solar light) at living-dining area. We didn't get to know Ken but her friend Nicole was really nice.
Great ubication if you wanna be just near soho and the Village. 100 meters from Houston station (line 1).
Ken's apartment is ideally (email hidden)ose to a two good subway lines and near the best of Soho. Everything was just as shown on the photos, nice and clean and no surprises. Ken was great to deal with, very prompt and helpful with all comunications. Happily stay here again.
Un excellent séjour dans un appartement parfaitement situé. Juste à quelques pas de la station de métro.
Nous avons séjourné 11 nuits avec notre bébé de 15 mois dans l'appartement de Ken et il était adapté à nos vacances.
L'appartement était propre, bien disposé, bien équipé et surtout pas bruyant. Le quartier est sympa et à quelques minutes seulement de Chinatown.
Si nous devions retourner à New York, il se pourrait que nous nous tournions de nouveau vers Ken qui a été un hôte parfait.
Ken was easy and prompt to communicate with. The apartment was clean and in a perfect location. If we are back in New York we would love to stay there again! Bed was also super comfy!
Ken was a great host to deal with. We didn't get to meet him personally because he was out of town, but he was very helpful via email and his assistant was great when meeting is and letting is in. They provided us with a lot of information prior to and upon arrival and the place was just as expected. Perfect warp experience NYC, and excellent location!
Very good host, quick responses and acomodating with everything. Great location and the apartment is as described. bedroom is a bit noisy but that's NYC.
Only negative point was that the apartment was real dusty so I had to clean first thing when I arrived and a broken bathroom window which I didn't know of prior to our arrival.
Overall, Ken is very reliable and you'll still enjoy NYC in the best location.
Great place near SOHO/West Village. We spent 5 days at Ken's place in late October and loved it. Check in was easy and the apartment is as described. Would stay here again.
Some pros to point out:
- Just around the corner from the number 1 subway station which is great for heading uptopwn to see broadway shows.
- Lots of shops and places to eat on your doorstep.
- Separate bedroom and lounge room.
- Has an iron and ironing board (which is rare in NYC as I've discovered).
- Well stocked kitchen (not that you will be eating in much but it is nice to know you can easily prepare a meal if you want to).
- Quiet by NYC standards although you can still hear some light noise from the bedroom (but its NYC so you have to expect this).
Ken's apt was in such a great location with really great access to shops and subways. Very basic apt but has everything you need. We would stay again. Ken was great at communicating and had a really quick response time.
Absolutely loved staying in kens apartment. Such a great location just a short walk to 3 different subway stations, and so many great cafes , bars and restaurants. This area of new York is fantastic. We would love to live here. Ken and Nicole were great hosts, very helpful and easy to communicate with. We would recommend to anyone heading to New York!
Ken is a nice guy very polite and has great communication skills which made everything very easy. We almost did not notice he was in the studio, very quiet and clean too. I recommend him as a guest in anyone's home.
Ken left the apartment in perfect shape. Much appreciated. Excellent guest.
Great guest. Very clean and thoughtful. Also great communication and made sure all of his plans were very clear to avoid any issues during his stay. Would definitely recommend as a guest or host!
Ken was a great guest and he is welcome back anytime! Highly recommended!
Ken was a fantastic guest! Clean, low-maintenance, communicative--all the things you look for in a guest!
Ken came with his colleagues for a retreat at my 1840s Greek Revival historic house. Was so glad to see them at departure throwing the last few passes of football and enjoying the fabulous autumn weather. They were a really nice group. I hope they come back again!
You don't know me, but I know Ken. In fact, I know a lot about Ken; he was my college roommate for two years. I know Ken prefers body wash to bar soap. I know he likes Russian literature. I know not to play Ken in poker.
I also know that Ken is one of the kindest, courtliest, cleanest, and intelligent people I have ever met. Should you rent a room from Ken? Of course you should! You'll have beautiful place in nice part of town. Why? Because Ken has great taste. You'll have clean sheets, clean towels, and a clean kitchen. Why? Because Ken thinks of these things. Uneasy about renting from a stranger? Talk to Ken for five minutes and you'd think that you're talking to an old friend. It's an uncommon gift.
If you have questions or just want to gossip about Ken, feel free to ask for my number.
Ken and I have known each other for several years, in both personal and professional contexts. I consider him to be a good friend. On a personal level, he is interesting, personable and smart. For those considering a stay at his place, he is trustworthy, clean and has a great apartment. The apartment is located in a great neighborhood and I am sure you will have an awesome stay! I'd highly recommend Ken as a host and his apartment as an great spot.