Before submitting any reservation requests (by clicking "book it") please make sure that you have first:
- read through the entire listing description - read through the "house rules" section - contacted me directly and I've confirmed availability
$$$ NAME YOUR OWN PRICE $$$
When the nightly rate is set to $10/night, that is not the actual price, but what it means is that there's flexibility for those dates and you can name your own price. If we can figure something out that works for everyone then I'd more than happy to host you.
Please be sure to click on the "calendar" tab above the photos to see if the nights you're interested in are priced at $10/night.
So again, $10 = name your own price. This does not apply to any other nights on the calendar so please be sure to look at your dates specifically.
Brooklyn Retreat - Charming Oasis
Located on one of brooklyn's charming tree lined blocks this retreat is just steps away from every city convenience.
Our neighborhood is bordered by Gowanus, Carroll Gardens and Park Slope. We are also minutes away from the Barclay center, the Atlantic Center Mall and the one of greatest area to choose from all kinds of dining. We are also home to a great diversity of ethnic groups, which reflects the great spirit and character of New York City, the melting pot!
Park Slope Retreat, located in a nineteenth century building in the heart of Brooklyn. It's features include a fully equipped eat-in kitchen, a great cozy living room with cable tv/wireless internet, a bathroom and two charming bedrooms with a queen size bed, a full size bed and a folding role away twin bed (if needed).
We are centrally located between both 3th and 5th Avenue shops, restaurants, cafes and markets. And on weekends the Park slope Greenmarket, bring local produce and agriculture right to our neck of the woods just 5 blocks away. Sightseeing nearby, include Prospect Park, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, Brooklyn Academy of Music, which are all easily commutable via train or cab, even walking!
For those who are interested in visiting NYC, the subway is only 1/2 block away ( R) where you can get into lower Manhattan within 7 minutes or Midtown in 10 minutes. The R train is literally less then a minute away. And a 5 minute walk or one station connection to 2,3,4,5,N,R,B,D,Q (basically every train you'll need) train station.
However, truth be told with all the great neighborhoods to explore nearby - Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Prospect Heights, Fort Greene, etc., you may not ever want to leave BROOKLYN!
Barclays Center Brooklyn - 0.6 mi Brooklyn Academy of Music - 0.7 mi Grand Army Plaza - 0.8 mi Brooklyn Public Library - 0.9 mi New York Transit Museum - 0.9 mi Brooklyn Museum - 1.3 mi Prospect Park Zoo - 1.4 mi Brooklyn Botanical Gardens - 1.4 mi Brooklyn Heights Promenade - 1.4 mi Brooklyn Cruise Terminal - 1.5 mi St. Ann's Warehouse - 1.8 mi Governors Island - 1.8 mi Brooklyn Bridge - 1.8 mi Fort Jay - 1.8 mi Brooklyn Children's Museum - 2.1 mi
Sleeps up to 7
APT DETAILS: 2 bedroom apartment:
1st room = Brand New furniture with an amazing Queen size bed; pillow top mattress mattress and luxury sheets. (sleeps 2)
2nd room = Newly furnished bedroom - Full Size bed with trundle pull out bed if needed. New comfy mattress and amazing designer sheets, everything is top of the line. (sleeps 3)
Fabulous artistic living room with comfortable full size sofa bed (sleeps 2) with dinning area that connects to a fully equipped kitchen.
Fully supplied bathroom / hairdryer, towels and soap. All you need is your toothbrush!
*Apartment- Comfortable spacious rooms. The apartment boasts a beautiful kitchen with stove, microwave, oven, fridge, toaster as. Well as a cute breakfast table. A spacious Living room with huge flat screen TV, a comfy sofa's and a lounge chair.
* Lovely, Sunny, well-equipped, quiet apartment in Park slope wifi, tv, coffee maker, microwave, 100% cotton fresh towels and bed linens. All you need is a change of clothes, toiletries, and personal items.
- Luxury bed linens & towels.
- Coffee maker, coffee and assorted teas.
- Toster oven, microwave and all kitchen needs!
- HD TV with DVD player.
- Free Hi-Speed Wireless Internet
- Subway and Bus Maps.
- Board Games and Playing Cards for quiet/rainy days.
- And a Warm Welcome!
The rate quoted is for 1 guests, additional guest incur a $25 per night/per person charge. Plus there is a one time $90 cleaning fee that must be paid upon check-in. That fee is given to the cleaning person who prepares the apartmemt for guests stay.
Check-in is at 3pm
Check-out is at 11am
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$25 / night after the first guest|
|Monthly Price:||$6000 /month|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
I stayed one night at Hope's apartment and it was a very pleasing experience. First of all, Hope gave very clear indications and I had no problems reaching her or getting into her place. The flat was very very clean, comfortable and and very well heated (this was especially important since it was extremely cold in New York at that time).
Again, I cannot stress enough how clean and cosy the whole place felt. Hope was a great host, even taking the time to check personally on me after I arrived. She therefore clearly deserves 5 stars.
We really liked the neighborhood-full of great Brooklyn attractions. We liked the restaurants and easy access to the subway. Hope was gracious, kind and very honest.
The flat was clean and the beds were comfortable. Hope left us with a nicely stocked refrigerator, which we appreciated. The building is an older one, with high ceilings and a railroad flat layout. I think it would be a squeeze for 7 large people to stay there-maybe a family with small children? We were comfortable as a group of 4. The kitchen set up is simple but adequate and the furnishings are pleasant. All in all we had a good time!
We enjoyed our stay in Hope's apartment. It has plenty of room for a large group, especially by NY standards. Close to subway and great shops and places to eat. Dino BBQ next door is great! The building & neighborhood itself is a bit questionable of but the inside of this apartment is very nice.
It was a pleasure to host you and your husband at my place. My sister in law still still makes jokes about me staying that even my guests think I'm crazy for choosing NYC over Dubai. The building is an older building but that's very typical of NYC....it's what makes NYC so eclectic/cool and charming. The block borders park slope which is known for being one of the safest areas in NYC..... Even safer then manhattan. I hope to see you back in NYC and my place is all yours for future visits.
Nice cozy home. Generous host
I stayed in Hope's charming 2 bedroom apartment in Brooklyn as part of my visit to NYC in November 2013. Hope was a very gracious and responsive host. The apartment was quite nice with gleaming hardwood floors and spacious for the NYC area. It was extremely well located, just minutes from Manhattan via. subway.
For those considering it, I can recommend Hope's apartment for those travelling for pleasure or business. The apartment is a first floor apartment so I recommend ear plugs if you're not used to a bit of street noise. As a slightly older building, the floors had a slight slope rather than perfectly level, but this wasn't a problem and didn't bother us. There is parking available across the street for $25/day and cheaper elsewhere if you don't mind walking a bit.
This was our first experience with airbnb and I could not imagine having a better one. Our group of six adults were all very comfortable in this truly charming oasis. This home is nicely furnished, meticulously clean, quiet, and warmly decorated. Hope is an awesome host, very accommodating, and definitely part of the "charm." Her great communication and warm personality made our experience even more delightful. Some of the other reviews mention the exterior appearance of the building and the slope of the floor as inconsequential and I agree whole-heartedly. Any concerns were fleeting and quickly melted away, overwhelmed by all the positives. We would definitely stay at this Charming Oasis again and recommend it to anyone.
We had a wonderful stay in Hope's apartment in Cobble Hill. Her home was very well cared for, and was super clean and cosy. It's in a really lovely neighbourhood and the location is perfect for exploring Brooklyn and just a short subway trip away from Manhattan. On top of all that, Hope is a really great host - super helpful, warm and friendly!! We enjoyed chatting with her a lot and felt she was available for us. She communicates well and will make you feel at ease about renting her apartment!
Let me first start by saying that Hope is very kind, friendly and quick with communication. Hope asked that I give an honest review so that is what I am going to do.
I unfortunately would not recommend this apartment. It does have a couple positive attributes however. The biggest one being its proximity to the subway (1/2 block) and to the lovely neighborhood of Park Slope. There are lots of restaurants and markets nearby.
Now to the not so great. The apartment itself is in a very run down building that needs a tremendous amount of work. The interior of the apartment is better but not great either, mostly older IKEA furniture. There is little to no natural light at any point during the day. The floor has a very steep slope from front to back (I wouldn't classify it as charming.) The bed in the middle room is hard as a rock and the bed in the larger bedroom sits perpendicular to the sloping floor leaving you with a "I may roll out of bed sensation." The internet is spotty at best when you can actually get it to work.
The bathroom had a very strong odor of stale urine, much like the nearby subway, especially noticeable while in the shower. The apartment appeared to be generally clean, however the first nicely folded towel I went for in the kitchen to dry my hands was wet. That immediately made me question how thoroughly the apartment is cleaned between guests. The kitchen sink would occasionally not turn on.
It is very very noisy. You can hear the people in the apartment upstairs very late into the night. Both their footsteps and a very loud television that was on until 2:30 in the morning both nights of my stay. That allows about 5 hours of quiet before the auto shop, that is literally on the other side of the wall, starts firing up their drills to remove wheels. I was very hopeful that the apartment would live up to its glowing reviews but I'm afraid it did not. I would look else where.
The only truly/wholesome honest thing that David has written this review is that I asked him to leave an honest review.
Let me first start off by saying that communication is always key here on Airbnb between host and guest! I assume David was the perfect Guest, but my assumptions were completely wrong after reading this review. David never once complained to me. I am a very accommodating host if he had told me that he was having difficulty sleeping from the noise from the neighbors I would've asked them to turn their television down, although it was a Saturday night.
I'm not quite sure what David was thinking when he wrote this review online or why he's trying to ruin my credibility here on airbnb because never once did he complain about anything. This entire street in Park slope is on a slight slope and it's not something I control nonetheless the entire apartment is newly renovated with top-of-the-line hardwood floors. Yes David you caught me I do have furniture from IKEA but you forgot to mention that the bedroom furniture is from Bloomingdale's and dining room set is from Macy's...... But these are all things you should've seen in the pictures that have been professionally taken by the Airbnb photographer. My photos and description of my place depict an honest picture of the place that you're booking, maybe you should've looked through the photos completely and read the description before you booked. This is a prewar building but the inside of the apartment is brand-new from A-Z. Never once in my entire year of hosting 100+ Guests or in my 50+ reviews has anyone doubted the cleanliness of my places( please check and read for yourself).
Although my check in time is at 3pm David asked for me to check him in at 11 AM and I made an exception and let him drop off his music equipment and bags because I was trying to be an accommodating host. Upon check-in David was by himself but He asked me to have one additional guest and as a courtesy I let the additional guest stay without a charge but he had another additional person without my permission for a total of three people and a booking for 2 nights and one guest. I asked myself the question why David would've slept in both beds if there was three people and two beds, I also asked myself why David paid the $90 cleaning fee upon his check out if the place was not clean or smelled like urine like he said. I would never leave a cleaning fee if I felt I was being ripped off or paying for something that was not provided.
Upon check-in David received the keys and he told me that my place was "great". Upon checking out I also asked him how was his stay and he said "wonderful" and did not give me one complaint. This was a sorry way for David to try to get a refund from me or Airbnb.
Please read all my other glowing reviews and see if this one seems out of place and use your judgment. All my other reviews speak for themselves!
I highly recommend this property! Yes, the floor sloped a bit downward, but that added to the charm of the place. Hope provided great communication and service! She went out of her way to assist us when we first arrived. Three of us comfortably shared this charming oasis.
If I ever return to Brooklyn, I will definitely stay in one of Hope's property's again.
Thank you Basha, It was my pleasure to be your host. I am just happy we were able to find Preston after his 4 hour delay, I was so worried. I know what you mean about the place the whole block is on a slope. At least its the first floor not up stairs and on a slope....lol. I look forward to having you back for your next trip to NYC. Send my regards to your husband and brother.