We were booked for a week, and arrived into Penn Station by train. No problem finding the place based on great directions from David and Jacqui, and we arrived to a very warm welcome from same. The "Parlour" was everything pictured, and more. The bed was very comfortable, and since we were only two, the place seem huge. A large entry room, great living room and the kitchen was perfectly sized for us, with everything we would need. We loved all the personal decorating touches and the classic louvered window covers, that "disappeared" into the window frames. You could use the shower curtain to check out the subway system! Dave & Jaqui were just up a flight of stairs, and available to help and to answer our myriad questions. They were kind enough to let us use their computer to check on emails and surf for theatre tickets, and made phone calls on our behalf where needed. Groceries and small ethnic restaurants all within short walks. The subway was 3 short blocks away, and an easy run into Manhatten. Fulton Ave had some neat local shopping, (Doug found a great hat there.) When it was time to leave, David arranged for an escort car to take us directly to La Guardia for $30 plus tip. We forgot to check one closet when leaving, and left behind some clothing. After getting our ok, David took the time to mail it to us. Would we recommend this place to others? In a heartbeat. Great place, great hosts.
Hints: We got our monies worth and more from the $29 unlimited use metro pass. Definitely ask for both a metro and subway map at the kiosks. To see the 9/11 memorial you have to line up early at the memorial office to get a pass. Access limited due to construction. Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge at night. Wonderful. Appointments also needed to see 30 Rock, and NBC. Go to see Empire State on weekday, otherwise 90 minutes in lineups. Take the handouts from street hawkers, one save us $100 on theatre tickets for Memphis. There are neat weekend flea markets on West 25th, and Hell's Kitchen.
Owner's Response: Doug and Cheryl,Thank you again and it was a pleasure to accommodate the both of you and we hope that you return sometime in the future.We welcome all our western Canadian friends to come and visit our great city . Were more than happy to guide you to the highlights of Brooklyn and the other boroughs of N.Y.C. Thanks for your thoughtful insights on your review. Hope that you received your package of forgotten belongings. Sincerely, David and Jacqui
Helpful votes: 5/5
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