Beautiful apartment - easy links to Manhattan
My partner and I stayed at this apartment in October this year.
We flew into JFK and then got a taxi to the property - which cost us about $30. On the advice of the property owner - we got an official yellow cab and avoided the 'not-so-official alternatives'.
The apartment itself is very, very clean and tidy - and the furniture and general decor is impressive. The apartment, in general, has a 'welcoming' feel to it - which helped us settle in and 'feel at home' very quickly.
On arrival, we found that the owner had left us a list of useful hints, tips and recommendations - and we really appreciated the thought that had gone into that. The apartment also contained a good selection of guide books and maps relating to Brooklyn and Manhattan - which we found invaluable.
There were plenty of pots, pans and cooking utensils in the kitchen - so it'd be a great place for anyone who feels like eating in now and then. There's also a grocery store, a couple of restaurants and a take-away or 2 very close to the property.
The walk to the nearest subway is only about 10 minutes away (UTICA station on the A or C train) - and the trip over to Manhattan doesn't take long at all (especially if you get the express (A) train). If you're there for a week you can get a 7 day unlimited pass for just $27 (which we thought was a bargain).
After spending long days walking miles and miles around Manhattan doing the tourist thing -- we were happy to discover that the mattress on the bed is fantastically comfortable - and helped us sleep and recharge our batteries most successfully :-)
This is the first time that I've rented a holiday apartment (rather than a hotel) and I was a little nervous about the process. However, the owner and the property manager both proved to be very approachable, reliable and friendly.
I would definitely recommend this property to a friend. :-)
Recommendation for things to do in Manhattan: If you're a fan of Broadway shows - find 'Ellen's Stardust Diner' (near Times Square). The food isn't great - and its a little more expensive than other restaurants/diners in the area -- but the waiters and waitresses entertain the customers by singing songs from the shows as they serve food. The performances are sometimes awesome - and sometimes less impressive - but its ALWAYS entertaining.
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Helpful votes: 13/13
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