Elvis was a one-of-a-kind host that will really get to know you as a friend during your stay. I stayed with Elvis for three months as a medical student on rotations, and he kept the place tidy, quiet, and study-conducive. Because I was always busy, he always went out of his way to make me comfortable. From helping me out with laundry and running the vacuum through my room to taking out the trash and giving even giving me fresh grapes to munch on, Elvis was an incredibly caring host that I could easily consider my friend after staying with him for as long as I did.
One of the greatest things about Elvis was his personality. Always up for a conversation to keep you sane after a long day of studying, he not only gave me a way to vent about my day but also motivated me to keep at my goal.
Elvis keeps the bathroom super clean and it is always open when you need it. The room is more than big enough for one person, the bed is very comfortable, and Elvis even went out of his way to install a remote controlled air conditioner and a CRT TV with satellite in the room for my convenience. Whenever Elvis goes on a grocery run, he always made note to ask me if I needed anything. He even drove me to work on a day that I was running late!
The other people that live in the complex are extremely friendly too. I really got to know the neighbors and they always went out of their way to say hi, strike up a conversation after work, say goodbye if they were up as early as me through the upstairs window, or compliment me on my journey. I'm really going to miss them as well.
For my first time living in another state, I could not ask for a better host. Elvis was trustworthy, helpful, friendly, and could not have been kinder gentleman. He is a definitely a stand-up glass-half-full guy that will always keep the place cheerful and clean, and I certainly will miss him the most about Staten Island. In fact, towards the end of my stay I really thought of him like family. I cannot recommend him enough.