"My daughter and I did not want to leave this wonderful home. It was comfortable, spotless, fresh and clean. We had everything we needed while we were there. Two weeks wasn't enough. What you see in the pictures of the apartment is what you will get and that is a great thing. It was super hot some of the days were were there, and the apartment remained cool and quiet. One night it was pelting rain, but I did not notice until I looked out of the window. Ray is wonderful, friendly and quite accommodating. My daughter was at a ballet program for two weeks. Consequently, we had lots of luggage. He allowed us to stow it before our check-in time and also after our check-out time. He was a life-saver. Ray will contact you before your arrival to arrange check-in and he does the same withe check-out. You will be in good hands. Ray knows all of the great, nearby places to eat and buy groceries. He has a great little concierge book in the apartment, as well as fun NYC books, and a map. That was more then we needed. He is very friendly and runs his rentals well. I ran into Ray a few times while I was out and about in the neighborhood. We would chat and it really was like talking with a friendly neighbor. Renting his apartment made our trip a great success! There are many "harder" places to stay in NY. He made it easy, fun, and pleasant.
We loved coming "home" after a busy day. The neighborhood is safe and friendly. We felt like true New Yorkers. We were able to catch the subway easily, and also walk around and explore. It was great to be able to go downtown whenever we wanted, but we were also able to escape the noise and touristy areas. For those vegging days, there is a television. Ray also provided ample, clean linens. There were pots, pans and dishware so we could make many of our meals. He takes great care of the apartments. One day as I was returning from dropping off my daughter, he was outside painting the railing. It looked fine to me before, but you can tell he takes great pride in the property and very good care of it.
I really appreciated that the apartment was non-smoking. The bathrooms were great. The shower and bath had wonderful water pressure so it was easy washing off the city at the end of the day. Ray provides an iron for clothes and even umbrellas. Everything is tidy and well-organized. We were able to truly settle in and not worry about anything.
I would book this apartment again in a New York minute!"
Guest: Angela S.
Date of Stay: July 2016
Review Submitted: September 8, 2016