I am a seasoned traveler and VRBO aficionado with certain expectations. I am delighted to report that 28 Cornelia is as described and much more. I highly recommend it.
The beds are incredibly comfortable, the water pressure is excellent and the kitchen is perfectly stocked from the espresso cups and coffee maker to the thoughtful array of dinner and glassware. The decor is spare and charming, the linens and towels are comfortable and plentiful.
The apartment is light filled, spacious and secure. (including a dead bolted, heavy door at the entrance). While it is 3 floors up, we had no problems carrying 20 pound suitcases. Street noise was muffled by the air conditioner and quiet from midnight on. I'd recommend earplugs if you are not used to city sounds.
There is plenty of room for a family of 4 or in our case, a couple and a teenager.
I so appreciated the homage to the apartment's age and character; the slope of the floor, the exposed brick, the gorgeous fresh flowers--all added to the aesthetics of the experience.
An additional bonus was the lovely dinner at Palma's restaurant, a quintessential West Village destination with an excellent reputation. The meal was delicious, the service impeccable.
I plan to use 28 Cornelia on my frequent visits to the city. I only hope that Palma, an engaging and gracious host, will have room for me on my next trip.