Sunny 2bdrm w/Wifi + Rooftop Access

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Rogers Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216, United States

We hope you enjoy our 2-bedroom home with modern amenities (dishwasher, deep bowl sink in the bathroom, A/C units in every bedroom and living room, video intercom and fast wifi access), fun Brooklyn-inspired vintage decor and rooftop access! XOXO

Your host, Carmen
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We hope you enjoy our 2-bedroom home with modern amenities (dishwasher, deep bowl sink in the bathroom, A/C units in every bedroom and living room, video intercom and fast wifi access), fun Brooklyn-inspired vintage decor and rooftop access! XOXO

The Space


• We are on a 4th floor of a walkup building with a secured video intercom system

• 2 Bedrooms (one master suite with a queen bed and one guest room with a twin bed). We do have a super comfortable 5" thick twin-sized Urban Outfitters bed roll we can provide to accommodate one additional person on the floor of the guest room but it is already a pretty cozy room.

• 1 Modern Bathroom (w/ full bathtub/shower and modern bowl sink)

• Fully-equipped Kitchen (w/ dishwasher, full-sized fridge and oven--no microwave)

• Dining Room (w/ vintage table for 4ppl)

• Living Room (part of the open Kitchen/Dining/Living room area offers a very comfortable sofa)

• Rooftop access with views of Manhattan

• Free (limited) street parking is available on a first come, first serve basis around the neighborhood


Please email and tell us a bit about yourself before booking, thank you!

Carmen + Leo

Guest Access


• Fresh linens and clean towels for each guest as well as mini shampoo/conditioner/soap

• Modern Bathroom with a full tub/shower

• Rooftop access (FYI: absolutely no smoking inside the apartment--we are highly allergic! But please feel free to enjoy the views of the city while up on the roof)

• Free high speed wi-fi is available (Note: we do not own a TV but we can provide you with our wifi password for streaming videos on your laptop)

• Full use of all kitchen supplies, dish ware, oven, dishwasher and refrigerator (Note: we do not own a microwave)

• Personal space heater and/or air conditioner in both the Guest Bedroom and the Master Bedroom

• There is also a one time refundable security deposit of $250 and a cleaning fee of $75 for stays less than 1 week for the entire 2-bdrm apartment. We reserve the right to charge a $150 cleaning fee for stays over 7 days.

Interaction with Guests

We work for ourselves and in hospitality and are rarely home so if you are renting the guest room our interaction with you will probably be minimal. Carmen is a Concierge and does very much enjoy helping prepare guests for their trips before they arrive (ex. restaurant bookings, suggestions of special exhibits/events/attractions, etc. or just general tips/advice). Please reach out to us whenever needed. We are readily accessible by email or phone throughout your stay!

The Neighborhood


• We live on the border of "Prospect Heights" and "Crown Heights" in Brooklyn, just east of Prospect Park (Brooklyn's version of Central Park) and a short 6-8 blocks from Brooklyn's Botanic Garden, the Brooklyn Museum and Grand Army Plaza (where Brooklyn hosts a Saturday Market)

• We enjoy both a quiet residential neighborhood with beautiful brownstone homes and a growing number of Manhattan-quality restaurants, bars, coffee shops and boutiques within a 2-10 block radius.

• NYC's famous Brooklyn Museum (just 5 blocks away) has a Pay-What-You-Wish entry daily (Note: their "suggested contribution" for adults is $12 and $8 for seniors/students but these are only suggested amounts)

• The Botanic Garden (also just 5 blocks away) offers free entry all day on Tuesdays and before 12pm on Saturdays

• We are equally as close to Prospect Park (Brooklyn's version of Central Park - both were designed by the same landscape architect) which hosts many great free outdoor film screenings, concerts and food festivals every summer: (website hidden)

• See our guidebook for a growing list of neighborhood services, new dining suggestions, coffee shops, bars, jazz clubs, and local shopping

Getting around


• SUBWAY ($2.50/ride or $29/unlimited 7-day pass per person) :: We live closest to the Franklin stop with access to four express trains (2/3/4/5). These trains will get you to the Financial District/Tribeca in just 25-30 minutes, Soho/Greenwich Village in 30-35 minutes and Grand Central/Time Square in 40-45 minutes.

• BUSES ($2.50/ride, you can use your unlimited Metrocards to ride any MTA bus as well) :: The B44 and B44-SBS bus to Williamsburg departs right outside our building (with direct access to South Williamsburg in 25-30 min) and right outside the nearest corner store (across the street) is a Downtown Brooklyn-bound B45 bus which gives you quick and direct access to the Barclay Center/Atlantic Avenue Shopping Center/Downtown Brooklyn in less than 20 min

• TRAINS :: We are also a short 13-15 minute walk from the Nostrand LIRR train (this train takes you direct to Jamaica station/JFK Airtrain in 20-25 minutes for less than $20) 

• CABS FROM JFK/LGA :: We live within a 30 minute cab ride from both JFK and LaGuardia Airport and these cab fares should be no more than $40-45 (one-way) depending on traffic.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Weekly Price: $1250 /week
Security Deposit: $250
Check Out: 1:00 PM
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Stay here! Carmen and Leo's place was clean, comfortable and cool. It's a 4th floor walk-up in a nice building with big front windows looking onto the street. Beds were comfy, great shower pressure and she even stocked the fridge with oj, yogurt and fruit-although there are TONS of awesome spots in the hood to dine. The apt's just a couple of blocks away from the subway so it makes it super easy to get around and only a 30 minute commute into the city. Above everything, Carmen was super friendly, easy-going and full of helpful recommendations. We had an awesome visit and would definitely stay here again as well as recommend it to any of our friends.
    Thanks! Karen and Ben

    May 2012
  • We had a lovely time at Carmen & Leo's home, it's a cozy and comfortable place. Carmen was so helpful organising our reservation at the last minute and then responding super quickly to emails while we were there. She left some great tips for places to visit in the area.

    April 2012
  • Stayed for 4 days in April with family. The place was clean, and Carmen very helpful, and flexible. It is a fourth floor walkup, in a neighborhood that is working for up-scale but definitely not there yet :-) . We enjoyed it and would do it again.

    April 2012
  • We have only good things to say about our time at Carmen's. The apartment was ideal for our needs. It was clean, comfortable, and had a worldly, intellectual feel. Also, Carmen's knowledge of the city is apparent everywhere; she provides a wide array of maps and brochures detailing countless spots throughout the city. Every suggestion she gave us for food, drink, and entertainment was excellent. From the hip little flea market with the foodie vendors, to the dim, intimate cocktail bar with a feeling of alchemy. It was everything we wanted and Carmen was an excellent host. If you want a great location to get anywhere relatively quick and awesome hosts, this is the place.

    January 2012
  • Carmen and Leo are very attentive to our guests arrive all you need for breakfast in the morning was ready. In addition, they have left us a map of the metro and another on the points nice to see in the city. We had a pleasant stay in their apartment, the bedding was really great;) we recommend their apartment.

    September 2011
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English, Português
University of Oregon
WELCOME TO NEW YORK! My husband, Leo, owns a software training company in Manhattan and travels a bit for business and I am a Concierge in the city (ie. we have tons of travel guide books, NYC magazines and are a wealth of insider information for those visiting NYC for the first, second...or 100th time). Leo is also a Master Trainer for Apple pro apps (ie. we prioritize having very fast and reliable wi-fi at home and have many outlets in every room of the apartment). He is originally from Brazil (ele fala Portugues) and I am originally from Oregon (Go Ducks!) :) This city has SO much to offer! Let us know how we can help you plan your next vacation or business trip. We look forward to hosting you soon, Carmen & Leo
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