Fantastic Modern ENSUITE Private Room
We stayed at this apartment from July 26th. till Aug. 6th. 2015.
Here’s how the apartment was described on the Internet:
“You're invited to rent out th… More
Dear Uri (Abraham made the booking on his behalf),
First of all, everything was clearly explained to Abraham over the phone. He called me "so many" times that I lost the count... As I understood (and I thought he/you had understood) you booked a "home stay" and not a hotel (which would cost you for sure "many" more hundreds).
Second, you might have had a different impression from what you thought you or your brother had booked. Keep in mind that you were not in a hotel. As for the cleaning you mentioned... Yes, there's a cleaning fee which is different than "housekeeping" as I also don't like to be getting in my guests room... As for clean towels/sheets it's never a big issue and when my guests ask me for I always give them new sets... Which was the case with you... As you also said I'm always in the apartment. I work from home, so it's not hard to "find" me.
And finally you have paid (probably 1/4 one fourth or more if you were staying in a hotel. You had your private room with private bathroom in a brand new building with elevator and intercom.... Basically you were not staying or "paying" for a hotel but wanted your experience to be as in a "hotel". Sorry, if this was not the case....
When I first saw you and mostly your wife Rachel (I could notice on her facial expressions) I had this feeling.... Maybe the same impression people had when I took my mom to stay in a hostel in Venice, Italy. Oops.... The staff members were a bit skeptical. But at the end she had a wonderful experience and learned a lot and I was really impressed!
Next time if you don't want to experience you you just did, please book a hotel or think about renting an "entire" apartment. Keep in mind if you're booking a "private room", it "is" a private room if you want to take it "literally". You paid for a "private room" and you had one.
I'm sorry if you paid for a "private room" in my home and were expecting to have a 5 stars hotel luxury treatment included. Next time, if you have the "money" stay in hotel so you can avoid that kind of "interference" in your privacy (although I'm not sure what you mean because you had your room and the kitchen and rest of my apartment was clearly explained to be "shared").
As for the washer and dryer when I first started renting out this apartment to travelers, you're right.... But people were doing 2, 3 loads a day. So, I decided to "stop" offering "free" laundry. Yes, talking about privacy, it's really intrusive when you wake up and have people in the middle of your apartment washing their clothes and talking loud....
I have hosted "so many" people from all over the world and I just love doing it!
All the best and my kind regards,
My family stayed here with our children and ABSOLUTELY LOVED this place! It was well decorated, walking distance to mall, shops, train service, 15 minutes from Time Square, super clean, in a great nei… More
24 Aug 2015
"A great find!!"
This cozy apartment was a great find for my family vacation. We enjoyed our stay and were elated to have had such a comfortable vacation home. Its exactly as shown in the pictures and as described. … More
I was glad to host your family and look forward to your next visit!
All the best,
11 Oct 2015
L'appartement est joli pratique et tres bien placé à 10min du métro et dans un quartier calme et plein de commerces et restos plus un supermarché à 2 pas jardins communautaires voisin et dans la … More
We ALL loved our stay at The Lodge. There were 6 of us and the condo was perfect! We had room to hang out both inside and outside. The one block walk to the Q line to travel to Manhattan was stella… More
Courtenay and her family were great!
Would be more than happy to host them again!
10 Aug 2014
"Helt underbart ställe att bo på"
Det var rent, fanns porslin, kaffebryggare, brödrost, kyl-och frys, stor tv, wi-fi, stor bakgård med grill-grillkol bord och stolar en liten lekstuga. Handdukar, badlakan, sängkläder, stort kök, … More
12 Nov 2013
"Quite and close to the city"
The Lodge is well equipped, has all necessary comfort and is well suited for a family (even a large one if you use the additional beds)
Some minor maintenance could be done to make it a perfect apartm… More
"A wonderful and very individual appointed town house - top qualiy location in NYC Harlem."
We - a group of friends - where end of July for 9 days in New York and the town house was a wonderful and very individual appointed accommodation in a side street of Manhattans Harlem.
The communica… More
Thank you so much for this kind review. We so enjoyed having you stay in our home. Come again, anytime! Chelsea
Not suitable for children; Car not necessary; Air conditioning;
LUXURIOUS 2 BEDROOM/2 BATH DUPLEX APARTMENT IN MANHATTAN WITH PRIVATE GARDEN AREA. HAS 2 LARGE BEDROOMS, JACUZZI TUB, DESIGNER DETAILS THROUGHOUT. YOU'LL LOVE THIS SPACIOUS APARTMENT AND THE CENTRAL CONVENIENT LOCATION. High-end luxury apartment with walk-in closets, f …see more
8 Aug 2015
"Excellent location and perfect for a group."
Close to shops and subway. Even though in Harlem, people were friendly and helpful. Grocery store ver close to location. Very nice back garden and kitchen was outstanding.… More
4 Nov 2015
Pasamos cinco noches en el apartamento y la verdad fueron espectaculares. Fuimos cinco adultos y tres niñas, estuvimos muy cómodos. A 1 cuadra de las línea 2 y 3 del metro. En 10 estábamos en time… More
8 Jul 2015
My family traveled to New York City in July to celebrate our son's high school graduation. With 6 people, it is sometimes difficult to find affordable accommodations. We would have had to book two h… More
A beautiful house, gracious host in an exciting area. There is so much to do within blocks, but if you want to travel to other parts of the city, the subway is only a half block away. This is truly… More
12 Dec 2014
"Wonderful Harlem Brownstone!!!"
I have rented many houses - Mexico, Dominican Republic, Bali, - an apartment in Berlin and Santa Monica and a houseboat in Amsterdam to name a few. I must say that this home is right up there on top … More
24 Nov 2014
"Beautiful Home away from Home"
Myself and 5 coworkers attended a Conference at Chelsea Pier the week of 11/17/14 and stayed at the "Harlem Mansion". We were greeted upon arrival by our Hostess Joyce Hanly. Joyce treated us like f… More
Absolutely perfect for our 2 week stay in NY, it was exactly as described and Dennis was a fantastic host, very accommodating, had a wealth of information about the Harlem area and surrounds, which wa… More
5 Nov 2014
Our Host had thought of everything, from making the apartment beautiful as well as functional. Location made NYC very accessible by bus, or subway. Felt very safe as well as a part of the community… More
7 Jan 2016
First time I have booked an apartment for a trip and it was an excellent choice. Everything was as it appeared in the photos and Dennis was fantastically helpful and kind, considering I was arriving … More
My partner and I decided to stay in Harlem this time when we visited New York. Dennis' place caught our eye and he had availability for us in June. We were not disappointed for one moment - the expe… More
We had an awesome time in Razia's place. The house is bright, huge with excellent accommodations. We were able to arrange everybody in rooms very comfortably. The kitchen is very well equipped, we wer… More
Thank you Ana; i am so glad i could help in making your stay enjoyable and memorable! Hope to see you soon!
19 Jan 2014
"Comfortable and Lots of Room"
We stayed in both the upstairs and downstairs apartments. There was lots of room in both apartments and the kitchens were well equipped. Harlem is an interesting and exciting neighbourhood, lots of g… More
I've stayed here twice and both times what an amazing experience!
I first rented a room when I had an unexpected business trip in New York in 2015. The second time, I came back with family and we … More
nuestra primera visita a Nueva York, eramos cinco, mi esposa y nuestros tres hijos varones , nuestra estadia fue excelente el dpto. similar a las fotos, adicionalmenta todas las habitaciones con ai… More
friendly and happy family
22 Oct 2014
Muy recomendable, cuando buscas información en Internet sientes temor de ser Defraudado pero David es un profesional y un excelente anfitrión.
Tiene muchas opciones a elegir
Fueron unas lindas va… More
NICE AND FRIENDLY FAMILY. HAPPY AND EASY TO COMMUNICATE WITH. HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN
22 Apr 2015
Bonne situation près d'une station de métro.
Surface et disposition de l'appartement agréable pour 4 personnes
Ménage fait quotidiennement.
Appartement correct en terme de qualité prix.
"Appartement en tout point conforme a l'annonce et un propriétaire charmant et au petit soin."
Appartement très agréable, près du métro, les services annexes : accès piscine, sauna, billard sont un plus, ainsi que la superbe terrasse sur toit avec une vue magnifique sur Manhattan.
. Kenny… More
28 Oct 2015
"SUPER SEJOUR DANS UN BEL APPARTEMENT"
L'accueil de Kenny est chaleureux et il est toujours disponible si vous avez besoin de quelque chose.
L'appartement est spacieux, bien équipé, confortable, au calme : on s'y sent comme chez soi.
Had a great time staying here. The apartment was clean and furnished nicely. The building owners were friendly and personable. This apartment was on the third floor with no elevator so the stairs c… More
Um duplex com 03 quartos e sofá cama na sala. Dois banheiros, sendo um pertencente a suíte, o que o deixa um pouco restrito ao restante dos hóspedes, mas nada que se combinando não dê certo.
15 Jun 2015
"nice location poor service"
A few facts that are not mentioned in description . The apartment is on top of noisy restaurants and you have to climb two very steep flight of stairs to get to it . so if yopu have a lot of luggage i… More
11 May 2015
"Good location but not properly insulated"
Very well located apartment, just 5 minutes walk to reach the subway.
Nonetheless, one of the bedroom is not insulated from noise.
The glass of the window is thin and was cut to put the air conditio… More