I stayed in Mid November.
Place was nice and warm.
Very spacious for a studio.
She even had a wardrobe armoire for me to hang and store my clothes!
Oh and the towels! She didn't skimp!
The only gripe that I have is that I wish we had set a more clear time for check in. I really didn't want to make you late Catiana late for work or me, late to the wedding I had to attend. In fairness though, I still had to give her 5 stars for every category because she told me that time of check in is crucial to know and I only wrote that I'd see her closer to 2pm which I think she took for, I'd be there by 2pm.
Other than that, I enjoyed my stay and loved the place. It's minimalistic with no clutter. But it had everything I needed. I love that her place had next to nothing unnecessary. It was perfect for me.
The surrounding area is loud. Very very loud at all hours. If that's not okay with you, stay somewhere sound proofed.
If you have mobility issues, stay somewhere else.
If you plan to drive instead of walk and use public transit, stay else where.
This is where a real New Yorker lives. It is not the cookie cutter easy street type of place a tourist hotel will provide you with. You have to be able to figure everything out on your own! There is no front desk to call if you have questions! And you'll hardly see neighbors around, plus don't bug them, they are Catiana's neighbors. Just go down to the deli, the store, the laundry mat, the bars or whatever that is around within half a block of her place.
But man! The M9 bus literally drops you off on her door step! It's incredible! Transit is easy to her place, once you get your bearing.
I actually hope to stay there again! Actually! I wish I was still there! I hope to see Catiana in SD! She's pretty cool. Please respect her home. I feel like it's my home too now and I would be sooo hurt if anyone made her think twice about opening it up to people. I will be frequenting NYC more and when I do, if I need a place that is in Catiana's area, I will be contacting her again. Definitely on my faves list.
Thank you so so much again. I really really appreciate what you've done for me Catiana.
Best wishes and enjoy everyone lucky enough to stay at her place!