Sunny+Cozy Double bedroom in BKLYN!

Apartment - Private room · East 32nd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11226, United States
Christa And Zach

A budget traveler's dream: comfort, style, subway access, and friendly hosts who've got an arsenal of suggestions and nearly 3 years experience, all for a very reasonable price! Plus, 2 dogs to call your best friends for the duration of your stay :)

Your host, Christa And Zach
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A budget traveler's dream: comfort, style, subway access, and friendly hosts who've got an arsenal of suggestions and nearly 3 years experience, all for a very reasonable price! Plus, 2 dogs to call your best friends for the duration of your stay :)

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A budget traveler's dream: comfort, style, subway access, and friendly hosts who've got an arsenal of suggestions and nearly 3 years experience, all for a very reasonable price! Plus, 2 dogs to call your best friends for the duration of your stay :)

**Note of IMPROVEMENT to the room! We are having a new window put in that will fully open and allow for proper ventilation of the room for the hot summer months! To be installed April 2014!


Airbnb has a COMMUNITY VIBE. We invite strangers into our home and welcome you as family, while giving you the SPACE AND RESPECT you need on your vacation. As such, we have a few requests when inquiring so that you get a QUICK AND POSITIVE acceptance!

1. PROFILE: Have a PHOTO of YOU, along with a BIO to let us know a little bit about you! (Where you're from, what you do, etc.) Please, VERIFY YOUR ID!

2. TRAVEL: Tell us about your TRIP (travel plans TO NYC, duration, etc.) and any special requirements you may have.

3. AGREEMENT: Confirm you have READ THE TERMS of stay, POLICY on check-in and check-out, and the very few house rules.

4. GET HAPPY!: If we have the space and you've done #1,2,3, we WELCOME you gladly! Hosting people from the around the world is awesome and you've chosen the BEST VALUE anywhere!


Our home is a BUDGET TRAVELER'S DREAM!! A peaceful oasis to crash at while you're out all day exploring the city. Easy subway access to Manhattan on two subway lines- 2,5 at Church Avenue, and easily transferable to the 3,4 trains at Franklin Avenue, and the N,Q,R,B,D lines at Atlantic Avenue.

About the ROOM:: This room is one of two guest rooms in our brand new home in Flatbush, Brooklyn!
This bedroom has…
- queen-sized bed with at least 4 pillows
- closet to hang clothing and store luggage
- a dresser with four drawers
- a high powered fan and a heater
- hair dryer
- TV that operates DVDs
- towels
- sheets
- a lamp
- chocolates :)
- subway map
- a huge guidebook with tips and places to visit
- pamphlets from various sites
- magazines and books

About our HOME:: Our 100 year old row-house was gut renovated in 2012. It has only one other apartment downstairs, occupied by very nice tenants. Our apartment has TWO Airbnb rooms, and our bedroom. The apartment is on the second floor and it is very quiet! Street parking is available. The subway stop is 3 quick blocks away, which has the Express 5 (20 minutes to Manhattan- Financial Districts and several transfer points- about 40 minutes to Grand Central Station), and the Local 2 train. For the price, you can't beat the subway access!
For your use, we provide…
- KEYLESS entry! (No keys, much safer; come and go as you please)
- free WiFi
- free luggage storage
- laundry facilities with soap provided
- TV usage in the living room (DVDs, local programming, and Netflix)
- DVDs to borrow
- iron and ironing board
- bathroom: shared shower and bathtub, body soap, lotion, shampoo and conditioner
- kitchen: pots and pans, utensils, spices, plates, cups, and bowls, electric kettle, toaster
- breakfast: toast, a variety of cereals, low-fat milk, tea, oatmeal
We have two doggies, Oliver and Cookie, who would love to be your best friend. They are well behaved, but very nosy and content to be by your side, or leave you alone entirely.

We would love to have you stay with us! Please remember that this is our home and we are more than willing to accommodate you. Please keep the lines of communication open so we can make your stay as comfortable as possible. Having guests is a great joy because we love meeting new people, and learning about different cultures. You will see in our reviews, and the reviews from our old page, we love to help people and recommend the best New York has to offer. Please let us know if your stay will require anything additional. Welcome to Brooklyn!

Guest Access

Use of the...
washer and dryer
living room
kitchen to eat in and cook (once we give a briefing on the appliances).

Interaction with Guests

We live here so we are usually home in the evenings. Zach mostly works from home so he around and is available if guests need anything.
Christa is usually available via text message (WhatsApp as well).

The Neighborhood

About the NEIGHBORHOOD::: The neighborhood is Flatbush, bordering Ditmas Park and Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Our neighborhood is very residential and typically quiet. The ages of the neighborhood are very diverse (young children to elderly homeowners who have been here for 40 years). Flatbush is on the brink of gentrification and has a lot of local charm. Jamaican food is plentiful (jerk chicken- yeah!); there is also a local donut shop nearby, as well as many chain stores like McDonalds, Dominos, Dunkin' Donuts, and Walgreens drug store. Four subway stops away at Franklin Avenue there are many restaurants with burgers, ice cream, vegetarian options, organic grocery stores, bars, coffee shops, wine stores, Thai food, shopping boutiques, live music, poetry readings, and yoga. Many students, young professionals, elderly, children live around-- it is very diverse and fun. It is very busy, lively and well lit; lots of traffic and people hanging out, loving life. Police station and Fire Station are two blocks away.
We are close to Prospect Park-- our favorite part of the borough, and the biggest reason we moved here! The Farmers' Market takes place every Saturday, and there are many large fields and trails to walk. There is also a gathering of Food Trucks every 1st and 3rd Sunday from 11am-5pm. This park was designed by the same people who designed Central Park.

Getting around

We are located by the 2,5 trains at Church Avenue. We are also a 5 minute walk from the SBS 44 bus to Crown Heights, Bed-Stuy, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, and Williamsburg. We are near B35 bus, which takes you across Church Avenue. The B,Q trains (south to the beach, north to Manhattan) are a mile (20 minute) walk away.

Other Things to Note

**NOTE: Though our check-in and check-out times are very flexible, it is important to understand that many times, we have guests back to back. This means, if you are coming in on a red-eye flight and are arriving early in the morning, the previous guest may still be occupying the room until 11am. As we work and are not a full-time business (just a couple renting out a room to meet awesome travelers), we may not be able to change the sheets and thoroughly clean the room until later in the evening. If you are concerned about your schedule, please inquire. We may be able to have to room empty and ready by the time of your arrival by not booking for the night before. Additionally, because of time constraints, we may ask that you be packed up and out of the apartment by 11am. You are always welcome to leave your bags, especially for those guests who have late evening flights (Who wants, or COULD, drag all that gear around?!). Thank you so much in advance for your understanding and flexibility!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $410 /week
Monthly Price: $1460 /month
Security Deposit: $195
Cleaning Fee: $15
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • I had one night stay at Christa and Zack's place before leaving NY. The room was really neat and clean, and had comfortable night with cute dogs. I didn't met Christa this time cause she was working outside, but she cared for me a lot and send me definite information to get her home to make my stay comfortable. I will definitely come back this place again!

    July 2014
  • Koko and I enjoyed aspects of our stay at Zach and Christa’s place.

    Our stay was during warm weather, and the small room could be uncomfortably hot even with the fan, particularly in the morning, as the sun travels directly across the skylight.

    The neighbourhood was not typically quiet during the four nights we stayed -however, appreciate it was over the weekend. We’ve both hosted before and used Airbnb whilst travelling, and to be honest, felt more warmth, and more welcomed in other places, but keeping in mind this is geared towards those on a budget; it is inexpensive, and therefore reasonable pricing for NY.

    It’s a short walk from the Church Ave station, which was convenient, and we loved the two dogs, Cookie and Oliver!

    July 2014
  • Christa et Zach ont un appartement parfait pour un sejour à new-york ! Tout un propre et tres bien arrangé. Ils nous ont été d'une grande aide pour circuler dans la ville. Disponibles et adorables, je vous recommande vivement leur appart et leur compagnie. L'appartement est à proximité d'un metro direct pour Manhattan et le quartier est très agréable ! Encore merci pour votre accueil

    June 2014
  • Christa and Zach are very nice and helpful:) Everything in their house are good and clean. I and my boyfriend had a good time with them!

    June 2014
  • Christa and Zach are great hosts with a beautiful place! Check-in was super easy and the location is within five minutes of the subway - we loved the vibrant neighbourhood. They are hospitable and the place/room is very comfortable with all the necessary amenities; even cereal and milk for breakfast (winner in my books). We had a few weeks all together in NYC, so was brilliant being further South in Brooklyn and exploring the area. Riding the subway into Manhattan for those who wish is such a valuable/fun/NY experience. You should stay here..

    June 2014
  • We had a great time with Zach, Christa and their lovely dogs! The room is quite small, but it has a very comfortable bed. The appartment is exactly as shown in the fotos and very clean. We always felt safe in the neighbourhood and the subway is a 5 min walk away. Christa & Zach provided very useful recommendations like good restaurants, where to get groceries and what to do in NYC.
    We would highly recommend this airbnb to any other visitor of NYC!

    June 2014
  • It was nice staying at Christa and Zach's place this past weekend. Their place is exactly as it appears in the pictures, no surprises! The bed was comfortable, and the bathroom was clean and had a modern-feel to it. Because we only stayed for a night, my husband and I didn't really get to hang out or chat with Christa & Zach during this trip. However, based on my brief conversation with Christa, she seemed great and extremely friendly! Her outgoing personality and her flexibility really made us feel comfortable, and we appreciated her letting us store our belongings after our check-out time.

    NYC is known to have random constructions on the subway lines, especially during the weekends. We were the "unfortunate" ones who lucked out with subway constructions that interfered with accessing the subway station that's two blocks away from Christa & Zach's place. This meant that getting into Manhattan took extra long for us. This, by all means, was not Christa's fault and she did what she could do provide us with thorough explanations of how to get around effectively without accessing the nearby subway station. Her explanations were clear, and we appreciated her effort.

    We had a great stay, and thanks again for hosting us.

    May 2014
  • This was my first time using airbnb and it was great! We had four days filled with plans in NY so we were not home that much, but when we were home and met Christa and Zach they were super nice and really helpful! The room was perfect size and it was really convenient to have the subway so close and be able to get to all the places we wanted to see in an easy way. Super sweet couple and their dogs are adorable!! :)

    May 2014
  • Our stay with Christa and Zach was a great first time airbnb experience! For first timers in nyc or in any other big city - good location, safe neighborhood, accessibility to public transportation, and helpful, accomodating hosts - are the top things one looks for and they really delivered on all these.

    Our room was spacious and clean. The bathroom was very well kept and clean too. You can make your own coffee, have breakfast cereals, drink milk or hot chocolate, or cook your own food if you like since their kitchen is open for your use. :)

    The one thing that made our stay really wonderful was the way Christa and Zach treated us. They were very friendly and were always ready to give advise on where to go and how to get from point A to B, they have this list of things to do, safety tips, their own favorite restaurants and other things. Almost every night once we got back, Christa or Zach would always ask us how our day was and what we plan to do the following day and they would tell you if your itin is good or if its too ambitious to do in a day. These really helped us alot and made our first nyc experience easier.

    Oh and lets us not forget to mention that they have 2 very cute, adorable and super intelligent dogs - Ollie and Cookie.:) my favorite is Ollie since he likes to play alot.:)

    We would definitely recommend staying at Christa and Zachs place if you are ever in NYC. Not only do you get to stay at a clean and well kept place, but you also have 2 wonderful, friendly and very helpful hosts to help make your first NYC experience a memorable one.;)

    May 2014
  • Didn't get a chance to meet Zach but Christa is super nice and very sweet. She gave me some great tips on how to get into and around the City and made me feel very welcomed into their home. This was my first time using airbnb and I was very happy my first time was at Zach and Christa's place. The room I stayed in was very spacious, clean and the bed is very comfortable. The bathroom was clean and right across from my room, which was very convenient. Two things I loved about this Zach and Christa's place is that I felt safe and it was easy for me to get in and out of the City. Next time I come back to NYC I will be booking at Zach and Christa's if they will have me back!

    May 2014
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Erie Central High School, Erie, Pennsylvania, University of Texas at Arlington, Baylor University, Texas Tech University, Sachse High School
Nanny, artist, assistant, photographer
Christa: 20-something educator and nanny in Manhattan. Married to an ambitious photographer; cares for two sweet puppy dogs; Wishes she could live outside, 80% of the time. Happy, pleasant, and harmonious. Collects Christmas ornaments, and new plants. Loves... - lists ;) - miniature pigs! (will have one as a pet someday!) - to run, do yoga, and lift weights - write - sew - to work outside - flowers - family Zach: Fine art photographer and videographer (search his name to find his website). Likes cheese, his pups, and New York. Works from home part time, and as an assistant part-time, and loves to visit galleries and hear artists' lectures. We love helping people navigate the city by sharing useful tips and recommendations of places to eat and see! Hosting on Airbnb is a great experience, as we get to meet so many wonderful people from around the world. We love to learn about other cultures and share ours as well! We have over 200 bookings over nearly 3 years!! We have met over 350 different travels! What a great experience!
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