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I have been living in New York City for the past 9 years. I am Sales Director with a global economic research firm. I enjoy traveling and have enjoyed vacationing throughout Europe, Asia and Central America.
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Michael was in contact with me on a regular basis leading up to our arrival. He provided me with all the necessary information needed for an easy check-in and also filled me in on the neighborhood and recommended a few places to eat that were near by. The location was centrally located and perfect for us. Metro was only one block for the green line and 2 blocks for the yellow. We were able to easily get to every place we wanted. The apartment was just as the pictures showed. I would definitely stay here again!
Michael was a great host! The studio is in a great location and close to many spots I planned to visit. Michael laid out all the details and was flexible with our check-out time. The place is a great size for a weekend stay. It was really nice having a full kitchen to heat up leftover Chinese food. The bed was super comfy and the bathroom has a high pressure shower. The studio is a few floors up, but you will still hear some traffic and noise from the street. This is typical of NYC living, but keep it in mind if you're a light sleeper. I would definitely recommend this place to my friends!
Nous avons passé une semaine bien agréable dans l'appartement idéalement situé de Mike. A proximité de West Village, Soho, plusieurs stations de métro toutes proches pour atteindre d'autres quartiers de NY, commerces, restaurants.....
L'appartement est mignon et sympa mais gagnerait à être un peu rafraichi.... Séjour pas très lumineux mais c'est assez classique pour des appartements new yorkais qui donnent souvent sur rue et/ou cour (souvent sombre ...). Pas de doubles vitrages non plus qui seraient pourtant appréciables pour l'isolation thermique et phonique (mais très peu répandus également dans les immeubles new yorkais ).
Nous avons beaucoup apprécié la réactivité et la gentillesse de notre hôte, répondant à toutes nos questions par retour de mail et s'assurant que nous étions bien installés et que nous avions bien récupéré nos clefs. Mille mercis à Mike, nous garderons de très bons souvenirs de notre séjour new yorkais !
Michael provided me with lots of information and direction prior to our arrival. He was very informative and quick to respond to any requests that came up during our 4-night stay.
I was traveling for business with a cousin, so having 2 bedrooms was fabulous. The apartment is in a great location in the heart of NYC & close to public transit... easy to get anywhere in the city. Being in the heart of NYC, it was pretty loud at night, especially for us who aren't use to the late night city buzz.
Apartment was comfortable, fairly clean. We had issues with the lock, which were addressed and fixed during our stay. Michael was very flexible and accommodating to all our needs.
Michael is very well organized, everything was ready for us to move in, no waiting, no bad surprise. MIcahel sent us an email with a comprehensive list of stuff about the Aapt the neighbourhood etc...
The apt was spotless, very conveniently located and true to the (website hidden): I say this having lived in New York for 10 years
This was my first airbnb experience and it couldn't have gone any smoother. Michael was very informative and kept in touch throughout our stay. The apartment is on a beautiful street located near SoHo. We loved walking out the door and having shops/restaurants/bars nearby. The apartment itself is very cozy, clean, and has everything you need. If your party consists of more than 1 or 2 people, do not be discouraged by the couch! It was incredibly comfortable. There is also tons of storage space to hang up any clothes/belongings. We loved our stay in NY and will definitely stay here again.
The written information and instructions before arrival were comprising and really good. We arrived tired late in the evening after a long flight and were met by a handwritten "welcome" and a bottle of wine, fantastic! The apartment is modest, has a perfekt location on Manhattan. Initially some noice from the street, but we got used to it. Rapid and helpful communication with the owner of the apartment. We had a really pleasant stay on Manhattan.
/ Jonas and Annika
We stayed at Mike's apartment for one week. It was a great experience. Mike provided plenty of information before we arrived regarding check-in, check-out, where to pick up the key, laundry, and information regarding the neighborhood. He was easy to get in touch with if problems arose. The area around this apartment is great - right between SoHo and West Village, easy access to 1, 2, 3 trains right at the corner, and others at W 4th St. a couple blocks north. The apartment could use some refreshing for sure, but if you aren't expecting a 5-star hotel, you won't be disappointed. This apartment offered great value compared with AirBNB listings we considered in this area.
Michael vraiment très sympathique a toujours répondu très vite à nos demandes avant et pedant notre séjour, ce qui est très agréable !
L'appartement est mignon, il est comme sur les photos, le lit est petit mais confortable. Un vrai appartement New Yorkais ! et les voisins sont super gentils. Le seul petit reproche porte sur le ménage, il mériterait d'être un peu plus poussé.
Le quartier est extra, idéalement situé l'appart' est proche de tout, du metro, pleins de restaurants excellents et coffee shop autour ! Nous avons simplement adoré !
The apartment is exactly as the picture shows, nice, clean, and comfortable. The location of the apartment is really good as well. Many things are within walking distance and it is within a block of 2 different subway line stations, so it was quite convenient. Michael communicated the arrangements prior to arrival very well and made it a smooth and pain-free process. He also checked in during the stay to make sure that everything was okay. My stay was during the winter time so the old school heating system was on the whole time, which made some knocking and clanking sounds. The in-window AC units also let a bit of cold air into the apartment, but it wasn't too big of an issue. I would definitely stay here again for future NYC visits.
Michael and his friends were great! Michael kept in touch with me by email throughout the entire process and when he met for the checkin and everything it all went flawlessly. Since they left very early in the morning for their flight back they left the keys in the mailbox and when I returned everything was spotless! I would highly recommend them to everyone on airbnb and they are welcome back anytime.
Nice guests, left the flat clean and everything ok :)
Michael Knowlen was a responsible tenent. Everything was left clean and i can recommend him in best way to the next landlord and landlady.