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French student group
We had a good stay with Dee. Very good Wifi. Conveniently located. Fair price.
Nous étions très contents de notre choix et recommandons cet appartement.
Thank you for staying with us! À l'année prochaine!
We were very happy with our stay
We had a great time at Dee's place! Really beautiful apartment. Lots of bars and restaurants nearby. We came in for a music festival so spent time in Manhattan and Brooklyn. This was a perfect location to travel to both areas quickly.
Our 3rd Stay - Excellent experience each time
We've been renting this apartment for 3 years - and each year is an improvement. We love having 2 full kitchens and bathrooms both newly done this year. The neighborhood is getting better and better with lots of new building and condos going up, plus new businesses. We love the new coffee shop on the corner. They have great pastries and advocado toast. The subway has been consistent and fast. It's hard to beat 15 minutes to downtown Manhattan. We normally fly into JFK and take a cab or subway, or there is a bus that stops closest to the house. Yes it's a diverse neighborhood, but everyone is always friendly to us and we feel safe. Plus it's nice to be in the heart of everything, great food, artists... close to the park. I recommend walking down Eastern Parkway to Prospect Park. You can stop at Franklin Ave for a million different eatery choices, and then go to the Botanical Gardens or to BAM. Dee is always quick to respond. We will continue to come back and recommend this place to our friends.
It is always a pleasure to host you! We look forward to your next visit :)
Misrepresentation- NOT clean, NOT great for families wanting clean space
Positives: Booking process easy and host pretty good with communication. Walkable to one coffee shop. Our family felt safe inside house.
Negatives: This location is NOT desirable. Address was only released shortly before stay. (Red flag) Right before our arrival, we Received a message to “say we were staying with a relative”. (Red flag #2) The kitchen is exactly as appears. Upon further discovery- the oven was absolutely filthy. Plates and cups in cupboards had greasy film and needed to be washed before use. Dishwasher was broken. The surrounding space very run down. The blinds coated with dirt and front door floor mat filthy. Radiators running along walls in all rooms are rusty and old in all rooms. The beds are foldaway beds. In one bedroom, mirror was cracked. Upstairs bathroom updated, but ceiling exhaust fan covered thickly with dust and dirt. Batteries in smoke alarms were initially turned around so alarms did not work. Baseboards were all lined with spray foam to seal spaces. Sweeping up common area we found a cigarette butt on floor underneath couches in hallway. Lower level was super drafty, spent limited time there.
A thorough cleaning job should have been done before our arrival, especially since large fee was charged for cleaning. I do not recommend this place for anyone expecting a clean “updated space”.
We never heard from these guests during their stay in regards to any of this. Through VRBO we messaged them asking if they would like a cleaner to come by midstay and received no response. A week after leaving they called wanting money, saying they had 'pictures'. I asked for the pictures so I could hold the cleaners accountable. This went on for a week, finally they sent me one picture of a doormat they had already walked acrossed repeatedly and admitted that they took the picture after they're entire stay. This is also not the account that booked the house but rather a woman who called us repeatedly leading up to the stay. Through VRBO we have asked her to stop harassing us.
Met some basic expectations
Expectations: clean with basic safety, maintenance and accommodations
Pros: Easy access to transpo-city bus 1/2 block; subway 0.3 miles north-easy walk; quick Uber arrival. Wifi. Clean. Paid extra to come in early after taking red eye vs wait for 5:00 p.m. access. Beds comfortable.
Major issues: Safety: On busy street. Front windows didn't fully close & lock (told not to worry-will be ok. We were ok, but should be lockable. Do not bring anything of value and do bring portable safety locks and alarms). Stair railing leading to downstairs was broken-split 2/3 way down and not secured to wall. Too dangerous for 3 year old and 82 year old senior. (Told would be fixed the following week-after we were gone). There is a door that leads out to the front of the building from the downstairs but locked from the outside so can't exit from the inside-no key provided. Did not notice working fire alarms ??? Sidewalk at bottom step broken. Health: Ants. 3 year old left a couple of fries on a plate in an upstairs bedroom overnight. Woke up to ants all over including suitcases & clothing brought. That room is lined with foam insulation. Downstairs shower: appeared cleaned but residue from mold or something was there. Only 2 of party of 11 would use shower. Rest wouldn't use and went to upstairs bathroom resulting in not enough bathroom capacity. A raunchy smell permeated downstairs (upstairs fine). 2 of 4 staying there had ongoing headaches that were relieved when they were not downstairs. Told not to open back door to air out as mosquitoes would overtake apartment. No screen/iron doors at back door. Backyard not maintained (overgrown weeds) & probably contributed to mosquito problem.
Minor concerns: Plenty of bath towels, but only 1 hand towel, no wash cloths. Upstairs bath didn't have plug stopper so could only take shower (problem 4 small kids scared of shower & needed to take bath). Upstairs kitchen table top broken & patched with duct tape. No window screens. Map on frig with local eateries/groceries, but faded so difficult to read, not to scale, & didn't include places on next block. Could have their brochures available. Only 1 TV-downstairs where couldn't send kids/seniors due to safety. Suggest at least 1 TV upstairs as well. Downstairs bathroom sink was laundry tub. Closet door blocked by bed & no mirror in 1 upstairs bedroom. Missing plaster/holes around some outlets. Etc, etc...
Caveats: Did not use heater or a/c so have no idea of working condition.
Spacious and functional
From Start to finish we were so happy with the property the rooms were spacious and functional the only downside was not enough tea towels for two family's to dry dishes lol but any questions or concerns we had were always answered promptly by Dee .We felt very safe in the neighbourhood the supermarket was within walking distance and well stocked and very reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend this property to anyone wanting a reasonably priced, local to shops and subway full marks .
Must climb 1 flight of stairs