About This Listing
Why stay in a hotel when you can enjoy your stay the fullest in Brooklyn, yet for less $?
IMPORTANT NOTE: PLEASE REMEMBER TURN OFF THE AC IN YOUR ROOM WHEN YOU LEAVE THE HOUSE.
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I live in a house in the trendy hood called Brooklyn Lefferts Garden. This room is part of the house that's based in multi-ethnic, friendly, safe neighborhood. Cafes (check out Gratitude Cafe on Rogers ave. and Midwood st.) and restaurants reflect various backgrounds. A yoga center just opened only two blocks away. I can also take you or show where to go for a delightful hang out spots or bars with Jazz concerts and hilarious comedy shows.
For places for excellent food in the neighborhood, check out: (website hidden)
Ask for the sublet special if you are interested in staying for a month or two!
PLEASE, REMEMBER TO TURN OFF THE AIR-CONDITIONER WHEN YOU ARE NOT HOME.
Check in is after 1pm, and check out time is before 11am. However, I can be very flexible when there is no other guest staying in the room before or after you check in. All you need to do is ask, and I will do everything I can to accommodate your needs.
The room is:
-Perfect for one person.
- Clean, tidy with hardwood floor
- Free Wifi (info is on the "house manual), heat and AC.
- Spacious nice living room for when you wish to hang out.
- Full kitchens
- Full bathrooms
- Plenty of sheets, towels, blankets, pillows
- Bike for your use!
- 5 minutes walk to the express 5 and local 2 trains, and 10 minutes to the Q and B trains
- 10 minutes walk to Prospect Park
- 10 minutes to the Brooklyn Museum
- 9 minutes to Brooklyn Botanic Garden
- 20 minutes to Manhattan
-20 minutes to Statue of Liberty
-40 minutes to Times Square
Enjoy your stay the fullest!
Please note that this not a hotel room with a 24 service which is why it's so so so much cheaper, and much more laid back than hotels. Also, the room is in a house that was built in the 1920s so while you can find so many of Brooklyn's characters in it, it's not really shiny. In addition, the pictures are taken by a professional Airbnb photographer. I love those photos but some guests commented that Airbnb photos didn't convey the real look of the room. In any case, pictures are taken for the same room, I assure you. Lastly, please consider picking up after yourselves (towels, bath stuff, bathroom mat, and wash your plates/pots after cooking). At times, guests think that the house is untidy or dirty when it's actually another guest who decided to leave things unwashed... etc :). In addition, please be advised that when you don't clean after yourself in the kitchen or bathroom, or when you eat in your bedroom that there may be a chance that you see a mouse or roach. Thanks for reading.
Frontyard, livingroom, kitchen, and bathroom.
Interaction with Guests
As much as guests want. I may or may not be present during the stay but if I am not, someone else should be at home to help you when you need.
I love that my neighborhood is diverse, fun, not uptight, open, and I mostly love that I can get anything anytime of the day or night. I love that there are so many cafes and restaurants. I love that there are museums, parks, free concerts almost all summer long.
Public transportation are about 5 minutes away, and buses are only 30 steps away from my house. Parking is free although you have to abide by the two days cleaning for each side of the street from 9-11 in the morning.
To get from airport, take a taxi for $30-$40, or take the bus or subway for less than $10 total per passenger.
Lock the outside doors when you leave and when you come home please. No smoking inside the house. You can surely smoke on the deck downstairs. No pets. Also, please wash your dishes, pans ... etc if you decide to cook at home. And keep your towels and bathroom bags in your room. Don't forget to hang the floor towel after showering. If you decide to shave, please clean the hair on and around the sink and bathtub. Thanks a lot.
I've stayed in two different bedroom's at Natasha's house, a two bed bedroom with a friend and this one.
The host: Natasha was helpful when I had to switch accommodations and really easy to reach over Airbnb's app and site. Although I never met Natasha, her brother, who checked us in, was nice and helpful.
Room: The rooms where I stayed in were in a separate section of the house where there are other airbnb rooms, which gave a feeling of privacy. Both with real bed, clean beddings and towels.
House: Since the section I stayed in was only for visitors, there wasn't a sense of home, however they had what a traveler needs: great wifi, kitchen appliances and utensils, cereal for breakfast (although I did not use the kitchen at all), soap in the bathroom, and toilet paper.
Neighborhood: Safe, residential, extremely multi-ethnical and about 3 blocks from the 2&5 train station.
Check in and check out: I arrived before check in time and left to the airport after check out time, the hosts were flexible letting me leave my stuff at the house before check in and after check out.
Flaws: When I first arrived I thought the bathroom wasn't so clean what is comprehensible since it's a shared bathroom, however it was cleaner the other days.
Host was very nice. Room was neat, confortable, serviceable and close to subway station and a park.
Was hot, but with the air conditioning on and the door closed, everything was cool.
The bedroom and the appartment was really convenient and fully equipped with all the necessary items. It's a bit far from the center of manhattan (40 min) but the area is nice. I felt safe comimg back alone even late at night. I really enjoyed strolling in Prospect Park nearby.
My host, Firas, was very nice and helpful. Let’s be honest, the best part of the stay was the price. $45 a night in New York can’t be beat. The place was clean and comfortable. A very short walk from the Subway (2 and 5). I can’t say much about the quality of the shops in the neighborhood but there is a very good cigar store one block away. I felt completely safe there. It is only a couple of subway stops, or a long walk, from the Brooklyn Museum and the wonderful Brooklyn Botanical Garden (which is only a long fly ball away from where Ebbets field used to be). It takes about 30 to 45 minutes to get to Manhattan, depending on where you are going and the day and time. I would definitely stay again with only one consideration: since I spent almost all my time in Manhattan the distance was a bit of a disadvantage; the commute at the start and end of the day was OK but it was not worth going back in the late afternoon for a rest or to change clothes for going out in the evening.
Great location - less than a block from an old church, the bells of which can be heard from the room. A very short walk to the 2 and 5 trains, which will take you to manhattan.
Overall, highly recommended.
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About the Host, Natasha
I am an easygoing and flexible woman, and love to host people. A professional high school English teacher, I am very friendly with people from all backgrounds, and enjoy meeting people from all over the world.