One very sweet and friendly cat lives here. His name is Bowie. I will have a cat sitter come to the house once a day to care for him, unless you prefer to care for him yourself.
I expect you to treat the space as your own!
Dayna's apartment is beautiful, clean, and perfectly in what I consider the best neighborhood. The location is totally ideal and the street itself very quiet even though it's so close to everything you might want to do, eat, or see. Dayna was incredibly patient and helpful even when my travel plans shifted at the last minute due to flight cancellations. And Bowie, her cat, was such a total sweetheart. I hope i can stay in Dayna's apartment the next time I'm in New York! Amazing place for a great price.
Dayna's flat is lovely and spacious, really well located in a cool neighbourhood and close to prospect park, near great bars, restaurants and transport links. It's really easy to get into Manhattan but nice to be somewhere more relaxing. Bowie is very sweet and no trouble at all. We had a great week here.
Dayna's place is awesome! Great location (right next to prospect park, tons of restaurants and cafes, super close to subway). Her apartment is very spacious and comfortable and Bowie is one cool cat. Dayna was very responsive and checked in with us to make sure we were all good. I would definitely stay here again!
This one bedroom is bright, super spacious, and in a great location in Prospect Heights. If you are cat owners and can fall asleep to pre-war building bleeding pipes (they’re really loud, but not at all uncommon in the city), you won’t mind this airbnb. Unfortunately, her cat seemed stressed and wouldn’t budge from a spot at the head of one side of the bed, so while I got the other half, my boyfriend actually slept on the (cat hair covered) couch for our entire stay! Closing the bedroom door was a no-go, the cat pawed and meowed at it until we relented and opened it. Dayna was accessible by phone and was very apologetic. She even refunded us one night for our suffering, but people pay good money for cat sitters in NYC, so it was odd to be the ones footing the bill while scooping kitty litter daily. There was also a botched key handover (the super’s wife gave us her spares). I know it must stink that this negative review blemishes all the host’s positive ones—which I poured over before booking—but I can’t honestly recommend this place to others.
It's of course very unfortunate to encounter my first guest with a less than ideal experience. However, I don't think it's a coincidence that all of my other guests gave 5 star ratings. In fact, the couple that stayed in the apartment immediately after Alicia, had only good things to say about the apt and my cat, Bowie. The couch was cat hair free when I departed on my journey. I assume it collected some pet hair throughout the stay (as one would expect when staying with a cat). If you're not a cat lover, don't opt to stay in an apt with a cat. I can easily have someone care for the cat, but it's stressful for him to be boarded which is why my preference is to keep him at home. Guests continually tell me that it's unnecessary (and actually more inconvenient) to have the cat sitter come in to the apt just to feed and clean litter during their stay. The price per night for this spacious NYC apt is more than fair. It's reduced from what I would charge if the cat was not being cared for. Even though I was having a hard time understanding why they couldn't move the cat over and sleep in the bed, I tried to talk them through every solution I could think of. And of course gave them the option to find an alternate space. They decided to stay for the duration. Without any suggestion from Alicia, I thought it would be appropriate to comp the first night when they encountered some issues. As far as the key exchange, I was rushing to the airport and mistakenly took her key with me. I quickly called my super and asked for them to have a set ready. These things happen and it was rectified before Alicia arrived.