"Given the option, I would probably give it a 4.5 out of 5. The furnishings and bed clothes are starting to age a bit, and the bedroom in particular is not necessarily as nice as it looks online (chair is old and yuck). Not much room to sit in the living room - one of us always had to sit in an uncomfortable kitchen chair. And the wifi doesn't work past the kitchen, meaning none of us could sit in bed and be online; unfortunately, we ate up a lot of our data plan because the wifi was unsteady. However, the good far outweighs the bad. The A/C worked GREAT and the cool air felt awesome after long days walking in Manhattan. The beds and the couch are all very comfortable for sleeping. The bathroom is small but you expect that in NYC, and everything worked - good amount of hot water and TONS of towels. Clear instructions were left for everything, including checkout, nearby grocery stores, etc. The owner met us at the steps upon our arrival. As others have indicated, he makes himself very available to help, but he left us alone to enjoy our vacation. We used the kitchen only for breakfast, but it was really nice to have the fridge and microwave so we didn't have to spend extra money on that meal. Access to the subway is incredible - it's literally steps away. We went back and forth between Brooklyn and Manhattan with ease, and that's saying something because we are cautious Midwesterners! Finally, he's not joking when he says "calm" in the title - the neighborhood is very peaceful and nice. It was fun to stay in a brownstone, and we felt very safe. Again, the peace was welcome after the chaos of Manhattan all day. We had to park down the street when we arrived, but Price was nice enough to help us unload our luggage. The morning we left, we found a spot right outside of the building and loaded up with ease. Overall, I would highly recommend this rental, based on location, quality, reasonable price, and how easy the owner is to work with. Thanks for a great stay!"
Date of Stay: June 2015
Review Submitted: June 22, 2015