Beautiful studio apartment, just blocks away from Central Park, close to the 6 train, 5th Ave shopping and lots of restaurants. Equipped with a small kitchen, bathroom with full-sized tub, TV, desk, queen bed and large sofa bed.
It was our first visit to New York. We chose this place for its location first. But we did not expect what we got: noisy street with constructions under the windows, very load air-condition that you can't use at night if you want to sleep, no promised Tv and Internet, no places for clothes, malfunctioned kitchen, clogging bathroom's sink and cockroaches. The house-cleaner who met us just gave us the keys and had no ideas how we can use all things in this place or what we can find around. We also did not get any instructions from our host. We tried to reach her by texting and calling but did not get any answer except last call we scheduled check-out time. Provided description is not accurate: the bed is not a Quine sized and it is hard to believe that anybody could sleep on this old worn out sofa which uncomfortable to seat. We don't recommend people to stay in this place.
Maria's apartment was in a great location and very easy to get into the city from. She was very helpful and responded very quickly to any questions I had, and she was very flexible in terms of checking in and checking out. There's even a great cafe next door that treated us well during our stay. Recommend this apartment for anyone looking for a hassle free stay in the city!
Maria got back to me within minutes after I placed my request to utilize her space. I haven't used the Airbnb service before, and had a few questions about how it all worked. She patiently answered my questions and assisted me in the confirmation process. She met me at the time we specified and the space was quite satisfactory to our needs. It was very secure (two locked doors and a buzzer system), and the fact that there was only one flight of stairs to contend with when dealing with luggage was extremely helpful. It was within walking distance to the hospital, restaurants, taxis, and other amenities. It was clean, comfortable and a respite for us during a difficult time. On our last day, we had a funeral to attend, and she was kind enough to let us stay late into the day so that we were able to take part in all of the activities of the day. She was also very sympathetic to our personal situation and conveyed her condolences to us several times. I would absolutely stay there again when visiting New York.
The communication between host and me are very well. The studio looks exactly like the photo show. Half of our stay are fine since it is Christmas day and weekend (12/23/2014-12/29/2014), the other three days the construction worker start to work at 7:30 am, the drilling was right outside our windows. It was really bothering our sleep. One other suggestion, the bathroom is not clean. There are dust on the top of the water tank, and the bath towel were lay on the top of the dust. The towel hanger were very dusty on the both end too. Only the first towel is New, the other old towels were having lots of black dots on it, my wife had to get rid of those black dots before she use it. The sheet for the sofa bed had a blood stain on it. I felt like we should not pay the cleaning fee.