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Freelance artist/musician, Williamsburg, Brooklyn resident since 1998, resident at this apartment for 6 years.
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I had a wonderful experience! Alva was always available to answer any questions I had before and during the stay, and made the sublet incredibly easy. The place was as described, and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Many thanks!!
Alva was amazing!!! This was an incredibly easy and smooth transaction. Alva met us at the apartment when we arrived and was very nice. He made sure that we had everything we needed and was VERY accommodating to us when we wanted to extend our stay. The communication was quick and easy from the start. I can only hope to find a host as wonderful as this again. I would come back!
The apartment was clean and we were very happy with it. It was very close (steps) to the subway, deli's and not too far away from entertainment. Coming in really late at night from Manhattan I did take a cab from the other subway lines but that was less than $10 AND ONLY BY CHOICE. But certainly an option. The J train is a very quick ride to Manhattan.
Really easy to check in and check out, flexible with timing and easy to get in touch with!
Needed a weeks accommodation in between houses and booked with Alva. It was excellent as he was an outstanding and accommodating host. It gave me a chance to discover a new neighborhood, but it is extremely easy to get to any joint in NYC with the subways at your door.
The place is nice and big and very homely.
As luck would have it, Alva's place was available for a few more days so I decided to extended my stay. In the last month leading up to my stay, I've researched hundreds of locations on airbnb and other sites and I've come to the conclusion that there was just no better choice for my stay. We all are looking for that perfect combination of Location, cost and experience and THIS is that place when it comes to a NY visit. In less than 10-12 minutes door to door, the subway will have you in the middle of the hottest spots in Manhattan and as far as staying in brooklyn , a short walk has you in some of Brooklyn's hippest spots.
Even his neighbors are awesome! This is a TRUE NY neighborhood experience.
What a great experience! This was my first time using Airbnb and while I wasn't sure what to expect, I can now say that I couldn't have asked for anything better. Alva went far above and beyond from day 1. He not only accommodated a 6 am arrival time, but throughout my 2 &1/2 week stay any questions I had about the area were quickly responded to. Alva is not only a great host, he is a genuinely nice guy. The apartment is huge by NY standards, is very neat and cozy and everything you could ask for is just a short walk away-coffee shops, bars, restaurants etc...The subway is a 3 min walk and in under 7 minutes you are in Manhattan. I highly recommend Alva and his awesome apartment. I'll miss living here.
We really enjoyed our trip in Brooklyn.
That was our first Airbnb experience and we had no problem, everything went smoothly. We communicated with the owner by text messages and it worked just fine. He was really nice and helpful finding a way to give us the key even if we arrived late because our flight got delayed.
The appartment is large, great for two people. Even if we could hear the subway passing by, it is funny but we actually slept deeply and really well!
One advice: check what time the last J or M subway passes from Manhattan to Brooklyn, otherwise you might have to run around for a while. G subway is actually the best choice and 2 minutes walk from the appartment.
Alva is not only one of the nicest hosts I've ever subletted from, but also one of the most accomodating and communicative.
I found his apartment on Airbnb after a frenzied last-minute search for a place to stay, and Alva was flexible, informative and gracious every step of the way, helping me get checked into his apartment with ease.
His Williamsburg apartment is cozy and neat, close to a few subways to Manhattan and within walking distance to great Williamsburg bars and coffee shops as well.
I highly recommend this host and apartment for anyone looking for a great deal in Brooklyn.
Besides being extremely talented and kind, Valle is an all around super
individual. He is considerate, helpful, friendly, trustworthy,
reliable and respectful. His apartment is always very clean, cozy,
organized and conveniently located close to all things fun in Brooklyn
and Lower Manhattan. You are just a short walk away from lots of great
bars, galleries, restaurants, shops and flea markets in the
Williamsburg area or a 10 minute train or cab ride into Manhattan's
Lower East Side. He is very knowledgeable on all the music
venues, bars, stores and restaurants in Brooklyn and Manhattan, so
don't hesitate to ask him for suggestions. I 100 percent recommend
Valle's apartment, I'd vouch for him any day! You won't regret it.