There are several misleading aspects to this listing that anyone considering this place should know about.
First, I'd like to state that Jean did me a kindness by letting me stay last minute and for allowing my cat to stay there. I had an unfortunate situation with a sublease and needed a place to stay for a month. However, that being said, once conflicts arose, it was clear that Jean was in denial about the state of the place and did not take the appropriate measures to correct it. Jean has not actually been in her property for several months and has not seen the state of it. Instead, she has the two college-aged tenants there to take care of things even though they did not agree to it.
Problem 1: The minute I got there, the room smelled like body odor and nothing was clean. There was short, brown curly hair on the floor with dirt and dust. The sheets also had the same stuff on them. I was told that someone was supposed to have cleaned but apparently didn't. I suppose an unfortunate situation. I overlooked this and cleaned on my own.
Problem 2: I was notified by the roommates that there is a mice problem. Two mice to be exact. I found mouse droppings in my room (which does not look like the picture, btw). When I contacted Jean, she just suggested putting peanut butter in mouse traps... no shock or apology that it was even an issue.
Problem 3: There are no "nice views" at this place. In fact, the only appeal to this place is its proximity to the T station. However, be warned that if you are a girl travelling alone, you should not go outside at night. This area ( it) is known for gunshots and stabbings. I heard several the two weeks I was there. Jean denied this (again, not even being in the same state) and said I must have heard fireworks. I grew up in Texas and own several guns. I know what a gunshot is and this was corroborated by the roommates. Be careful if you choose to stay here.
Problem 4: The listing is advertised as having a washer and dryer. It is actually the worst false advertisement I have encountered. They are located in the basement of the property surrounded by dirt, filth, and general muck. It's clear the washer hose has some sort of leak so where you put your laundry in, you're standing in this gross muddy, dirt puddle. It is not sanitary or healthy in any way and she shouldn't even advertise a washer and dryer at this place.
Look--- if you absolutely want to stay here then ok. The roommates were great. However, it is not worth the amount that's charged and you can find much better in the city in a much safer area. And if you have conflict, don't expect Jean to deal with it at all.