Stayed in house NOT this apartment -- Great stay.
I should note that I don't ordinarily submit reviews unless I am very impressed with a place... that being said, this Home Away stay impressed me enough to head to the keyboard. Now, I can't comment specifically about this apartment since me, my wife and 3 kids stayed in the upstairs apartment (logistical issues forced us to link the upstairs apartment to this rental account). Nonetheless, I can comment on the general cleanliness of the house, the apartment that we stayed in, and the trustworthiness/responsiveness of the home owner/property manager (Giuseppe Resta). I had never rented from Home Away in the past so I was a bit skeptical about what I would get -- I was pleasantly surprised!! Our apartment, was clearly not a 5-star hotel room --mattresses were not as soft/comfy (were actually not that thick at all :O( ), room was not as modern, range of wifi was not as good (pretty much restricted to kitchen/dining area), & some expected amenities [e. g, soap, coffee] were not available. Regardless, the apartment was MUCH more spacious than most hotel rooms, and my whole family was able to sleep/relax VERY comfortably. The home was very well-kept and the location was great -- very convenient to NYC/Long Island, but less of the congestion and parking hassles. The home owner, Giuseppe, was very responsive to whatever questions/requests we had, and he even went "above and beyond" to ensure that our stay was comfortable (e. g, he knew we would be arriving late so he got us some milk and snacks so that our kids wouldn't go hungry when they awoke the next morning).
In fairness, I should emphasize that, if you are looking for a "fancy hotel experience," you will be better off going somewhere else -- although I doubt you will find a place comparable in size for anywhere near the cost. I think it is best to think of this place as staying at a friend’s apartment (albeit, a friend that is attuned to providing you with the most comfortable lodging that they can arrange). We will definitely be coming back -- my only concern is that, after people stay here, they will want to return in the future... making it harder for us to make a reservation :O(.
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