On one hand, the apartment was spacious with 4 good sized bedrooms and 2 full baths. The location was good and the apartment was clean. Elle provided additional pots so that we could cook however the description, 'fully stocked kitchen' is misleading. Basic items like measuring spoons and cups, cookie sheets, mixing bowls, spatulas, etc were absent (some are there now because of my purchases). The 2 kitchen knives were dull and the handle on 1 of the knives came off the blade. The bedrooms are sparsely furnished with either no dresser or hanging closet for your clothes. The building in general is poorly maintained .. the front door lock on the apartment door sticks open and needs lots of fiddling around each time you leave the apartment, the front door to the building was left unlatched at least twice during our stay (so much for security), only one of two hall lights on our floor was working, and one of four elevator lights was working (sure would hate to be in either place if the only working light suddenly burned out). The apartment also needs some attention; lighting (some bulbs were burned out) flickered because they are connected to dimmers which fluorescents don't like and the light bulbs were exposed,
cover plates were missing on some electric outlets, the light in bathroom was exposed (and no fan for ventilation), bar stools were missing feet so they rocked back and forth and overall the furnishings were quite cheap. 2 of the 7 nights were filled with either techno rock music from the upstairs neighbor or partying from the same floor neighbor. To Elle's credit, when I called and complained, she contacted the landlord. The next few nights were relatively quiet. We were also required to pay a weeks worth of rent in cash and did not receive a rental contract or receipt for the cash which seemed suspicious to us.
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Owner's Response: All reviews are always welcomed. Reviews help us understand needs of the guests and better serve you in the future. Thank you for your review. However i would like to point a few things that are not correct.
Kitchen is fully equipped - full size: refrigerator, dishwasher, gas stove with oven,microwave, toaster, coffee maker, kitchen ventilation/exaust, many pots and pans, kitchen utensils, plates, glasses, cups, wine glasses, etc... I have had parties of 12 that were able to cook Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners without any problems. And many have commented on how well kitchen is equipped.
Bedrooms have closets and dressers ( i can provide pictures upon request), there are no issues with apartment lock or with the lock on front door of the building whatsoever, and never been. Apartment is well furnished, and provides very comfortable setting for your evenings after long days out. No uncovered electric outlets or bulb issues, bar stools dont miss feet....and they dont rock :)
Building is well maintained.
Please do not expect a luxury high end apartment....It is not and I never represented it this way.
What you will find - a very nice, very spacious clean apartment .....you can cook dinners , gather in front of TV, have a glass of wine with your family and friends....and feel like Home away from home.
Helpful votes: 16/18
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