THIS RENTAL WAS A DREAM COME TRUE!!! I stayed there with 4 of my friends, and we all can't wait to stay there again.
I found it at the last minute after my Flipkey reservation (made 3 months in advance when this one wasn't available yet) was canceled by the owner less than 48 hours before arrival. As bad as my experience with FlipKey was, my HomeAway experience was absolutely amazing, thanks to Steve!
Steve, the owner of this property, was so kind and helpful. Great communication! He responded immediately to every email and message, and went out of his way to accommodate our last-minute rental. He was the best rental owner I've every had the pleasure of working with (and I've rented a lot of apartments and homes for various trips). I wish every owner would take a lesson from Steve.
The listing description was very accurate, and the apartment looked even nicer than in the photos! The kitchen is very well equipped, and we made a full dinner with no problems. Each room is well outfitted, and the beds are extremely comfortable. Tons of dressers, closets, and storage. More outlets than anyone can need. Fast wifi. Nice decor. Comfy couches. A huge dining room table. TVs in every room. And an elevator that leads directly to the unit...but only with a key! Even better? The units below are all used for business, so there are no noisy neighbors. Even though there is a hospital across the street, there were no sirens or ambulances to keep us from getting a great sleep each night.
The location is phenomenal. The Fulton Street and City Hall subway stops allow you to access almost every line. You will be a mere 2 blocks from the South Street Seaport. And right around the corner is a nice wine and liquor store (Financial District Wine and Liquor); 1.5 blocks the other way is 55 Fulton Market, where you can do all of your grocery shopping. It's also a short walk to the 9/11 Memorial.
I would highly recommend this rental property. If I could give it (and Steve) 10 stars, I would. Definitely stay here, and have a wonderful time!