This was my first rental of an owner-occupied residence and not a vacation investment property. So it was a little strange, but not in a bad way – it was like staying at a friend’s place you don’t know too well, while they are out of town…
The location was great – 15/20 minute walk to Times Square. We drove from DC and while parking was tricky, it was a straight shot from the Lincoln Tunnel and two blocks from the Queens Tunnel.
Truly 1300 sq. ft., it was huge for NYC standards. Plenty of space for our group of five adults. Beds were comfortable, AC decent, exceptional water pressure, etc. It was really as pictured and as described. Quiet neighborhood. No street noise in unit. Second floor, so very easy to go in and out. Lots of windows and natural light. I’m a smoker and it was nice to crawl out the window onto a large roof-type area instead of leaving the building to smoke. It was clean and not cluttered with the owner’s personal things. Well maintained. This would really be fantastic for a family or a group of friends traveling together.
The owner was easy to work with and very quick to email/text. The doorman had keys waiting for us.
This exceeded my expectations and when combined with price and location was an exceptional value.