Incredible Brooklyn Triplex - 15 minutes from Manhattan
|Address||St James Pl, 11238 New York, United States|
This unit is exclusively for you and your guests. Enter through the private garden level entrance of this turn of the century brownstone, immediately, the warm tones and rich woods calm you. The sitting room has a gel fuel fireplace, bar, sound system and a super comfortable leather sofa that opens to a full sized bed.
The kitchen is well appointed with all the comforts of home including dishwasher and gourmet coffee brewer.
In the back room, enjoy the 60' HDTV and Blu Ray with surround sound, complete with a small DVD library.
The garden can be enjoyed year-round as well thanks to the 3-person hot tub, fire pit and heating lamp. On a hot day, retreat under the gazebo and lay out on the benches or sit and swing!
**Our rates through December 24-31, 2013 are slightly different. Please inquire prior to sending a booking request for those dates. Thank you!**
House rulesNon smoking only
|Check-in before||On arrangement|
Reviews of this property
The host didn't answer any of my mails in the weeks before our stay. I contacted Wimdu who apparently didn't do anything and didn't answer my mails either. So we had to leave home hoping that everything was OK as I had mailed our itinirary (and paid a lot of money for the appartment). We had a pitstop in London and because of a late plane and I called Wimdu from there to allert them of our late arrival. I also tried to call our host, but there was no response. Wimdu promised to solve the problem. On arrival in NY I called again, but nothing had been done. And the Wimdu-representative I talked to said he had no authority to book us a hotel. He said I could call in the morning. Luckily he eventually got hold of the host who had Victoria meet us at the appartment. For that I am thankful - arriving in a strange city in the middle of the night with no place to stay is nerverecking. Especially when you are a party of 5 people. All in all a very stressful start to a vacation. And a very expensive start as well. I spent $75 calling the host and Wimdu! And I paid a handsome fee for the Wimdu services and I fail to see what I got for it.
The location is fine as is the garden, except for the hottub and the door-lock. Even though we did press the lower button on the lock as instructed, the lock does not function properly and we were locked in the garden. It took us about an hour to get in. A rather stressful holiday experience.
The hottub keeps starting and is almost impossible to turn of. Even so we loved the gardenspace.
The lamp in the kitchen works momentarily and even when it does work it is a very dark room. Very difficult to see what is in the cupboards.
The glasses are chiped and therefore risky to drink from. (And we caught a big cockroach, but I suppose that is what you must expect in New York).
The internet didn't work for 2 days. Bobby tried to fix it, but in the end we had to solve the problem ourselves.
The add states - and even shows pictures - that there is a washingmachine and a dryer, but there isn't. So to add expenses we have to use a landry service.
The sofabed in the frontroom has seen better days. You get poked by springs all night.
The lock on the inner front door is also shaky and needs tightening.
We love New York and the neighborhood, but the practical issues we have had to deal with have been tiresome.
nuestra experiencia en la casa fue satisfactoria. Ofrece una para de metro a una calle de la casa, la cual comunica directamente con la zona financiera y mas adelante con Times Square. De todas formas, un taxi al centro son 20 usd de media. La casa es agradable, y tiene detalles como dos salones, con equipo de música, TV e internet que te permiten llegar después de un paseo y relajarte cómodamente. Ofrece lavandería y multitud de armarios y hiecos donde dejar las maletas y no estar cruzandotelas. También ofrece dos baños, lo cual viene bien en caso de ir varias personas y que es algo difícil de encontrar en El centro de Ny. La llegada fue agradable, nos esperaron para enseñarnos el barrio, que ofrece de todo lo necesario (una tienda de alimentación de productos frescos, tiendas de comoda rápida, lavanderías, etc) para tener una estancia más agradable. El único punto menos reseñable fue la limpieza. Las habitaciones y los baños estaban limpios, pero la cocina no estaba en perfectas condiciones. El resultado global fue de una experiencia positiva, ya que está lo suficientemente lejos de Manhattan como para alejarte de su ritmo frenético pero lo suficientemente cerca y bien comunicada como para pasear cada día. Muy recomendable
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PRO: accommodation with full kitchen, two double beds, very close to the metro and in a safe, quiet and with the possibility of takeaways and supermarkets, double towel change, wifi network, availability of leaving the apartment even after hours of check in
CONS: small rooms and bathroom, tables and chairs and cleaning fragile VERY precarious.
PRO:alloggio con cucina completa,2 letti matrimoniali,vicinissimo alla metro e in un contesto sicuro,silenzioso e con possibilità di take away e supermercati,doppio cambio di asciugamani, rete wifi,disponibilità nel lasciare l'appartamento anche oltre l'orario del check-in
CONTRO:stanze e bagno piccoli,tavoli e sedie fragili e pulizia MOLTO precaria.
A nice apartment for the price .. Cleaning standards were below average and it would be great if there were cleaning supplies, broom, vacuum cleaner, bucket, so we ourselves could have done a little more interest by Danish standards during the stay ..
The host Ron is quick to respond and sympathetic .. Did not obtained the promised hairdryer ;-)
The apartment is a little further out in Brooklyn than we might have thought but in a quiet area with friendly and helpful people .. Close by are the Daily Express - a cozy coffee shop and Alice Restaurant - a delicious eatery as an alternative to china and fastfood places ..
Highly recommend the apartment, which worked fine for 2 couples for 11 days ..
En fin lejlighed til prisen.. Rengøringsstandarden var under middel og det vil være fint, hvis der var rengøringsartikler, kost, støvsuger, gulvspand, så vi selv kunne have gjort lidt mere rent efter dansk standard under opholdet..
Værten Ron er hurtig til at svare og velvillig.. Fik dog ikke skaffet den lovede hårtørrer ;-)
Lejligheden ligger lidt længere ude i Brooklyn end vi lige havde troet men i et roligt område med venlige og hjælpsomme mennesker.. Tæt på ligger Daily Ekspress - en hyggelig kaffebar og Alice Restaurant - et lækkert spisested som alternativ til kina- og grillmad stederne..
Kan varmt anbefale lejligheden, der fungerede fint til 2 par i 11 dage..
There was no one to meet us as arranged to hand over the keys. This was however resolved after two phone calls.
It was difficult to manoeuvre around the beds as the bed rooms were small.
We felt there was insufficient crockery.
The settee was large enough for the four of us and so was the TV.
Plenty of towels were provided.
The property was a bit run down however we felt that this was reflected in the price.
The property was just a couple of minutes walk from the subway and access to Manhattan was no problem.
There were plenty of shops and cafes nearby.
We have thus found the accommodation as advertised in the ad. Clean, towels and sheets were available, free Internet access, apartment is ideally located for sightseeing in Manhattan, subway station just around the corner and in 15 minutes you are in the middle of downtown New York or Manhattan, free parking for your car outside the front door , air conditioning available, we enjoyed the 5 days, you can recommend this property. Sonja and family
Wir haben die Unterkunft so vorgefunden wie in der Anzeige beworben. Sauber, Handtücher und Bettwäsche waren vorhanden, gratis Internetzugang, Appartement ist ideal für Sightseeing in Manhatten gelegen, U-Bahnstation gleich um die Ecke und in 15 Min. ist man Mitten in Downtown New York bzw. Manhatten, gratis Parkplatz fürs Auto vor der Haustüre, Klimaanlage vorhanden, wir haben die 5 Tage sehr genossen, diese Unterkunft kann man weiterempfehlen.
Sonja und Familie
Apartment was as described. Apartment is part of an old house with three floors. The other floors seem permanently inhabited. Although we could not get through heavy traffic, the appointed time we were very pleased that Victoria had to wait for us. She has familiarized us in apartment and surroundings. Metro and supermarkets are just around the corner. Manhattan can be reached in 30 minutes.
Appartement was zoals omschreven. Appartement maakt deel uit van een oud huis met 3 verdiepingen. De andere verdiepingen lijken permanent bewoond. Ondanks dat we door grote verkeersdrukte de afgesproken tijd niet konden halen, waren we erg blij dat Victoria op ons was blijven wachten. Zij heeft ons wegwijs gemaakt in appartement en omgeving. Metro en supermarktjes zijn om de hoek. Manhattan is te bereiken in 30 minuten.
Molto gentili!ci siamo trovati bene.l´appartamento si trova vicino la stazione della metro.per chi vuole girare e vedere la città, va benissimo sto appartamento a un costo conveniente!
we had a pleasant stay, the apartment was nice!
No problem - secure - fast. Received through Wimdu and the owner of the apartment corresponding code entered on arrival, large apartment with maybe a few small Fehlerchen. Have not seen the landlord, closed at the end of our stay the door knob and pushed from back home. The apartment was ideal for us. 2 minutes to the subway. Great people around us, uncomplicated - just super nice.
Unproblematisch - sicher - schnell.
Haben über Wimdu und den Vermieter den entsprechenden Wohnungscode erhalten, bei Ankunft eingegeben, große Wohnung mit vielleicht ein paar kleinen Fehlerchen. Haben den Vermieter gar nicht gesehen, zum Schluss unseres Aufenthaltes die Tür verschlossen, Knopf gedrückt und ab wieder zurück in die Heimat.
Die Wohnung war für uns ideal. 2 Minuten bis zur U-Bahn. Tolle Menschen um uns, unkompliziert - einfach super schön.
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