2018: PLEASE CHECK AVAILABILITY: 'CONTACT HOST' INQUIRY (not Reservation Request)
* 2 minutes walk from Swiss Cottage station.
Espace de travail pour ordinateur portable
Fer à repasser
Ne convient pas aux animaux
Alon est une personne très sympathique, calme qui met tout de suite à l'aise. Il nous a accueilli dans sa grande maison, avec plein de pièçes différentes rempli d'objets en tous genre. Le seul point négatif est que nous étions nombreux (9) et que la literie d'appoint n'est pas …
Réponse de Alon :
It was a pleasure to host Fabien and his group of 9 for 2 nights over New Year. Fabien's Review similarly conveys they enjoyed staying here. Fabien solely suggests the house is best suited for 4 people because there are only 'two real beds'. -- I am a little surprised by this comment because Fabien was happy to book without questioning the bedding that is both visible in the photographs and noted in detail in Description of the listing. Thus I kindly suggest Fabien's comment is subjective for various reasons. I regularly host between 4 and 9 people whether in group booking or rent of individual rooms. 4 rooms are listed, two bedrooms with the so called 'real beds'; the 2-in-1 living-room / bedroom with double sofa bed; and studio with two futon beds and extra mattress bed. There are currently over 90 Guest Reviews and only 2 have taken issue with the beds; one with the sofa-bed in the living room and another with the double futon mattress in the upper bedroom. Even these two minor complaints should be further contrasted, as other guests stayed considerably longer in these two rooms with a liking for their particular beds. Lastly, I am obliged to repeat as in previous responses to the issue of bedding, that intention to change some of the beds along with undertaking further renovations is currently hampered by the overriding need to pay a substantial inheritance tax on the property following my mother's death. The annual installments must be paid, otherwise I will be forced to sell my home, the family home of 30 years which I love and am loathe to lose. Consequently, I would summarily encourage prospective guests to peruse the description along with the photos, and make any inquiry before booking.
We really enjoyed staying at Alon's place. A great location, Alon is one of the kindest host indeed and my wife and I are both classical musicians and we had no trouble in practicing at his place during reasonable hours. We had rented the whole house and we surely look forward to…
My stay in this place was essentially like staying at a family friend's house in the summer. It is a bit quirky. Lots of rules, the toilet doesn't flush normally, you have to clean the shower when you use it, one small bathroom for 9 guests, 3 guests sharing 1 storage room with a…
Réponse de Alon :
Jonah’s review is grossly misleading and its length speaks volumes about Jonah’s approach to this booking and dealings with me. --Firstly, Jonah egregiously misrepresents our initial communication: ‘I WAS NOT SUPPOSED TO BOOK’. Jonah sent a (prepaid) Reservation Request contrary to my headline notice ‘2018: PLEASE SEND INQUIRY (not a Reservation Request) TO CHECK AVAILABILITY’ Jonah more accurately states ’I should have read more carefully before booking….I had very little time….’ In fact, Jonah drew me into a lengthy, complex communique made more difficult by his being in Belarus evidently without WiFi for considerable time, whence he also had to ask one of his band to cover for him in Ukraine! – This was partly related to the frustrations of trying to fulfill Jonah’s request to arrange a taxi to pick them up at the airport. -- I was unable to accommodate 5; so suggested a friend & fellow host was able to take one or two. The proposition was attractive as my friend was a musical producer. However, 3 days later on arrival, immediate request for Wifi lead to one deciding to rather lodge with a family-friend; while the other 4 wanted to stay together. Thus Jonah casually told me to cancel my friend without apology or penny in compensation.. The 4 had 2 rooms, but chose to sleep 1 & 3 respectively.. So it was Joanh who OVERCROWDED the house and had to make do with a floor futon in lieu of a bed in my friend’s place. Still, I don’t believe it caused problem with the bathroom – not small by UK standards, and with shower & a bathtub, and a separate toilet - given the hours kept by Jonah’s band. And beyond a glass of water, Jonah did not wish to use the kitchen. -- This leads to Jonah’s peculiar reference to ‘RULES’, never discussed with me! In fact Jonah IGNORED the rules and rather exercised his own (Website hidden by Airbnb) by inviting several strangers at all hours of day or night, when they also created considerable NOISE in keeping others awake till 4 – 5am! Thus not surprisingly, I was more present and alert than normal. Still, contrary to my so called ‘unprovoked conversations’, it was Jonah who engaged me as he sought a last minute Bass player for his gig, and I introduced him to my friend staying here, also a professional musician! -- In sum, my experience of Jonah was a somewhat disorganized professional musician, egocentric and dysfunctional, floating around in a haze. This included his failure to respond to the recalculation of payments. He was charged for 2 rooms as per norm with additional persons, as well as additional ‘administration’ fee for my time and effort & 1 night compensation to my friend.
I'm an historical researcher and writer, of both creative and academic works. In the past I've written novels, fairytales, and a piece for the stage. In younger days I used to travel quite a bit, study and work abroad. I spent most time in Greece, France, Belgium and Holland,…
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