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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
New York City, New York

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bruce3404
Oregon
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149 reviews
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“Our Home Away From Home”
Reviewed January 11, 2014 for a stay in January 2014
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My wife and I have been spending a month in NYC for the past 8 years. Until we discovered Kakuna and Fred's lovely apartment last year, we'd moved from place to place, never staying anywhere more than one month despite our goal of finding a single place we could return to year after year. While some of the other places were OK, we often found places that did not live up to the photos or descriptions. Kakuna and Fred's place completely exceeds expectations. This building was gut-renovated several years ago and is almost like moving into a new house, with a wonderfully historical exterior in a quiet (for NY) neighborhood. Several things to note: The bedrooms are in the back of the unit, so street noise is not a factor (perhaps it goes back to the horse and buggy days, but most NYC apartments have bedrooms overlooking the street--trust me, unless you sleep like Rip Van Winkle, you don't want that). This apartment has a washer, dryer and dishwasher--practically unheard of in a rental. In fact, we've never had either of those appliances in any rental until we came to this one. I could go on and on about how gracious Kakuna and Fred are as hosts, but I'll let you read the other reviews which pretty much say it all. I love the easy access to the subway (if you know what you're doing and time it right, you can be in the theater district in 15-20 minutes). There's a great Whole Foods with wine shop just a few subway stops away and the usual assortment of local markets just a few minutes walk away. For the adventurous, there are numerous African, Caribbean and soul food restaurants in the area. HIghest recommendation!

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San Diego
Reviewed May 25, 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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Washinton DC
Reviewed March 21, 2013 for a stay in February 2013
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Argentina
Reviewed January 16, 2013 for a stay in January 2013
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Jasonbeck...
London, United Kingdom
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“Perfect rental”
Reviewed October 5, 2012 for a stay in September 2012
4
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My mother and I stayed in this apartment for three nights recently and had the best time. It is clean, well-furnished and excellently placed for all transport links into the city centre as well as for exploring Harlem.

The owner is really friendly and welcoming and even provided fresh juice, milk, cereals etc on arrival. Towels, bedding and plenty of toiletries all provided.

All in all a perfect rental for a short NY break. Highly recommended.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Reviewed August 2, 2012 for a stay in March 2012
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Maryland
Reviewed July 23, 2012 for a stay in April 2012
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