About Avi Lasri
Hello everyone my name is Ari, I am an Airbnb Super host & a vacation rental specialist. I have been a Real Estate broker & advisor in NYC for over a decade bringing a lot of experience of marketing luxury Real Estate. Currently I have several apartments in Philadelphia and NYC and opening soon In LA, Miami and Denver. My philosophy is simple - Minimalist & Contemporary Design with maximum Value for your dollar. As a host I try to be hospitable, accommodating, patient and a great listener. I extend my home to those interested in a beautiful, peaceful, clean properties where to date, all guests have been satisfied. Outside of work I play tennis, read books, practice yoga and travel as much as possible.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Early luggage drop off allowed with advance notice.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great location and unit
I noticed that a couple recent reviews were less than complimentary, but my wife and I had a great experience. Here is a summary:
1) We had not gotten pass codes for the locks as of the morning we were to leave for Philly. We sent a text to the owner and received the codes immediately
2) The outside temperature was in the 90's during a couple days of our stay, and the air conditioning seemed OK .
3) The apartment was clean.
4) Parking was generally available. My last day I received a $76 parking ticket. I should have read the parking signs more carefully and looked at the parking maps that were sent by the owner.
5) As others have stated the location is great and you can easily walk to the historic sites and restaurants. Given that this is a 3rd floor walk up, the apartment is not appropriate for someone with mobility issues..
6) The kitchen and bathroom are great, and the beds really comfortable. The only negative I can come up with is that the couch is small, beat up, and uncomfortable. You definitely can't sleep on it, and it is really not very comfortable if you want to just sit and watch TV for a bit.
7) Overall, I highly recommend the unit. It's a great value for the price! We had a great trip! I would stay again.
Great Location but Photos are Misleading
This is a great location in historic Philadelphia. The apartment is very spacious. However, the photos of it are somewhat misleading. The kitchen and bathroom have been updated and are very nice and were clean; however, the rest of the property was old and run down. The floors were dirty. The bedroom in the back only had a mattress on the floor. There was a broken or unusable bed frame it had been on but it was just sitting there. The bedroom in the front has no direct air conditioning as the vents are mostly in the back of the unit. So it was very hot. Even sleeping leaving the door open did not cool it down. The curtains were pieced together with duct tape and the blinds in the back room didn't come all the way down. Interestingly the windows were unlocked and one was slightly up in the back. Had I not checked, that could have been ripe for theft or worse. The mattresses were dirty as well we discovered as we were instructed to take off sheets before leaving. I attempted to communicate with owner prior to arriving to get info on things close by and restaurants and he never responded. I didn't get the check in info as it said I would until I arrived and saw that I still had no info on the app. I messaged him and he promptly provided it then. From talking with others around the property, it does not appear that this was anything other than just an apartment for rent. The property owner does not appear to live there. It seems to just be a full time listing. We were only there for 2 nights and were not at the property except to sleep and shower. If it had been a longer stay, I don't know if I would have stayed there. He asked that we not wear shoes but the bottoms of your feet were black and filthy because the floor was so dirty. If the place were properly cleaned, a fresh coat of paint, some proper curtains and blinds and the AC worked, it would have been great. There is a little deli next door that was wonderful and we really enjoyed the location. I did not complain directly to the owner when I arrived about anything other than questioning the mattress in the floor. I didn't feel like the cleanliness issue would be rectified practically while we were there and either we could tolerate it or leave. So just be aware, the photos are somewhat misleading and this place may not be as clean or cool as you like.
Bed slats were broken and somewhat duct taped together, curtains torn in front bedroom, blinds in back bedroom torn in half, dirty walls, dirty toaster oven, no towels, no soap. Bedding was dirty. We stayed for 45 minutes trying to resolve the matter. Property owner was unsympathetic and attempted to deal with us through a 3rd party. I would never reccomend anyone rent this apartment.
Very steep stairs to the unit.
No AC in front room
Avi was a wonderful host and went out of his way to figure out a logistical problem about the booking. The unit is centrally located, clean and a good deal. However, and there is no AC vent in the front room. This means that if you want to keep cool you have to leave the door open, and even with the AC turned way down, it doesn't get very comfortable in that room. For that reason, I would have to consider this a 1 bedroom rental. It's reasonably enough priced to be worth it for that, but it's a problem if you need two bedrooms
Extremely convient location. Great price for the area! Perfect for my husband, daughter and I.
Nice place for a few nights stay! The communication and “check in/out” couldn’t be any easier!! This apartment is up a flight of narrow stairs. In and out of the building and apartment are easy, no keys to carry around. Perfect location not too busy not too far from all the attractions. Not a lot of stores or restaurants right close but the little cafe next door has excellent breakfast sandwiches!! Follow parking signs. We arrived on a Friday evening traffic was horrible roads are narrow and parking is limited. We took a chance to stop to unload in a “NO STOPPING” zone and wasn’t there 10 minutes and went out to move the car walking up to a parking officer presenting us with a $76 ticket!! Great luck with Uber and lyft from this address although seemed lyft was most generally closer by than Uber.
Old City Philadelphia - the neighborhood known as America’s most historic square mile. Explore the Old City historic sites that shaped the American Revolution. Visit Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, Christ Church, the Betsy Ross House and Elfreth’s Alley. Learn about Washington, Adams and Jefferson. This site’s Directory, Visitors and Discover sections will suggest destinations for you. The renowned Old City arts district, home to more than 55 art galleries and home décor showrooms, has been designated as one of America’s top Art Places. The First Friday of every month comes alive in celebration as the galleries open new exhibits, and showrooms display their new lines. Throngs of people come to appreciate art, shop, dine and enjoy live music on the cobblestone streets of Old City. Browse the many indie boutiques -- offering styles from couture and designer to vintage and thrift -- here in Old City, Philadelphia’s most stylish neighborhood. Why get “malled,” when you can find great selection in an authentic neighborhood with knowledgeable shop owners who love to serve their customers? After shopping, get coiffed at a top salon, pampered at a spa or indulge in a libation and a great meal at one of many friendly bistros. Philadelphia’s restaurant renaissance began here, and Old City’s chef-driven dining experience has never been more exciting. More than 80 restaurants offer great American fare and international cuisines, from fine dining to Philly’s best cheese-steaks. Hang out in great coffee shops and cafes, and enjoy delicious ice cream, pastries and confections to live for.