So my first days in New York/Jersey were pretty hectic and Almaz was very patient and kind through it all.
She’s very sweet. First few seconds walking in, the apartment looks just like how it does in the pictures if not better and the exposed “window wall” as you see in the picture is gorgeous :).
It’s close to things like banks, fast food places like mcdonalds, Dunkin’ Donuts no more than 5 mins walking away and a pretty good pizza place across the street. For groceries, there’s a conviennent store a minute or two ,walking, away. Me and my friend had to uber late at night to buy a few groceries to walmart. There is also a Whole Foods quite a bit further away walking (I believe 10-30min range, somewhere in between there), however they close at 10.
I SUCK when it comes to directions but Penn station was nearby and it took me pretty much wherever I needed to go so it was nice not having to stress much about getting lost .
The neighborhood wasn’t too bad, although I didn’t spend much time there, from what I seen people are relatively friendly .
The kitchen also has nearly everything you could think of. Im a cooking nerd so I admired all the tools and supplies she had :).
As much as I wish I could say this was a perfect stay, there was a major downside is how unclean it was..
I didn’t realize at first but the floors were dirty (had to walk around with slides or socks on or it just felt disgusting after a while) , there was a collection of fruit flies by the sink, all the dishes in the cupboard had spots on them or were greasy, the refrigerator was full of stuff and had the grossest smell coming out of it that just spread to the food that I put in. The smell was so bad neither of us wanted to open the fridge and we couldn’t even tell what exactly it was coming from.
I’m not the cleanest person in the world myself but after a day everything just felt gross . I truly considered just spending time cleaning everything up but I didn’t wanna spend my limited vacation time doing so. For this reason I personally wouldn’t stay here again, the grossness was unbearable and made me want to get out the house .
If it were to be professionally cleaned I would definitely recommend the stay.
Overall I am grateful for the stay and the kindness of the host .