A budget traveler's dream: comfort, style, subway access, and friendly hosts who've got an arsenal of suggestions and nearly 4 years experience all for a very reasonable price! Plus 2 dogs to call your best friends for the duration of your stay :)
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! Private and semi-private vinyasa-style Yoga classes available for purchase, held in the home studio. Plus, 2 dogs to call your best friends for the duration of your stay :)
:) FIRST THINGS FIRST! :)
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 only
- a lamp
- 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 your room with a variety of 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!
Use of the...
kitchen to eat in and cook, and washer and dryer (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).
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.
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!
- This is a non-smoking property. All smoking must be done at the curb due to asthma and allergies.
- Absolutely NO GUESTS who have not been previously approved through Airbnb reservation or in person.
- You're more than welcome to use our apartment as your own to cook or hang out, just clean up all messes immediately after use. It is completely fine to leave your small dishes in the sink! However, if you are using pots and pans and doing a full meal, we ask that you wash your dishes.
- No candles.
- No illegal drugs or illegal activities.
- No shoes inside of the apartment... New York is filthy and we try hard to keep the filth out! There is a bench in the foyer you can use to take your shoes on and off.
** Any breach of these rules may result in a loss of your deposit.
- Most importantly to us, please take your shoes off at the door... New York streets are absolutely filthy and we don't want that dirt inside.
- Think Green! Turn off lights and fan when you leave the room; recycle; don't run the water excessively, etc.
- Be nice! :) Have fun, and come to us immediately with any questions, concerns, or problems.
- If you have any accidents, let us know as soon as you can because we can usually clean the stain or fix the problem effortlessly!
- PLEASE WRITE US A REVIEW if you enjoyed your stay-- we are trying hard to build our reputation here at Airbnb, so please be mindful of this! We always leave reviews for our guests!
-**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!
ENJOY YOUR STAY! :) :)
Nous avons eu la chance d'avoir un accueil chaleureux de la part de Christa. L'appartement était très agréable et bien situé pour prendre le métro (à 3 rues de chez eux) pour se rendre au sud de Manhattan assez rapidement en 25 minutes. Leurs 2 chiens sont très sympathiques !!!
We had a nice second stay at Christa and Zach apartment. Well situated, nice room. We used the kitchen to cook very often and both Christa and Zach were accomodating. We would stay there again.
Christa and Zach have provided what a single female traveler needed for her stay in New York: a clean, safe, cozy and homelike room, and all that comes with a very reasonable price! Christa's detailed directions from Laguardia Airport helped me get to the place without any problems! The walk from subway station to the house was about 4 minutes; I walked alone at late nights. The neighborhood was safer than I expected; still I used extra caution. If you will be traveling to NYC alone and are looking at this comment, do not hesitate to book it.
Once again, thanks so much for spending time to chat and most importantly, sharing your place!
If you are looking for a place in New York, look no more!! Christi and Zach's place was so cozy! I stayed for 3 nights. Our schedules caused us not to see much of each other but when I did see them they were great! They made sure I had everything I needed and knew where everything was either before they left the house or before they went to bed. They have two dogs, Cookie and Oliver, whom are super sweet! I was concerned that their home wouldnt be as nice as it looked in the pictures but everything is as posted, not to mention super clean. They do have one shared bathroom, but that's something I didn't mind because it was sooooo clean. The apartment was like a 2 minute walk to the train station. The 2 train was all I needed to get to the city, it was quite a number of stops before I got to the city (times sq/Manhattan) however I didn't have to switch trains at all so it wasn't too bad. If you're a foodie like I was you'll enjoy this area, a lot of food options!
My overall stay with Christi and Zach was comfortable! I'll be happy to stay there in the future !
Nous avons été vraiment enchantées de notre séjour chez Krista et Zac, ils sont adorables, a l écoute de vos demandes , ils ont su nous guider dans nos démarches de découverte de NY, très ouverts . Ils nous ont donné l envie de revenir chez eux, quant a un autre voyage sur NY. Je les remercie du fond du cœur de leur proposition d aide a revenir Chez eux, (Nous avons eu des problèmes d annulation de vols et nous sommes restés coincées deux jours dans l aéroport), un couple très cool qui nous ont permis de découvrir un style de vie a l américaine, dans un quartier super sympa que l on aurait pas connu dans un hôtel. Notre grande première découverte chez air bnb qui nous a donné l envie de voyager ainsi : chez l habitant, nous avons découvert de l authenticité, la possibilité d échanger un style de vie, des connaissances, d améliorer l anglais et de connaître aussi oly et cookie, leur deux petits chiens, qui valent d être connu dites leur simplement High fives, vous verrez.. Quant à la chambre, l appartement, magnifique, de qualité, il ne manquait rien... Tout est a la hauteur de la prestation, donc comme vous l avez deviné, je recommande vivement krista et Zac a tout ceux qui veulent visiter NY, et surtout en garder un excellent souvenir.
I had a lovely stay at Zach and Christa's home. They were very welcoming and friendly. The room was very clean and the bed, blanket & pillow very comfortable (I actually overslept because of that). Access to the subway was very easy.
I had a great time at their place. I highly recommend it!
Christa and Zach made my stay in New York a truly enjoyable one. Very accommodating to anything go you might need while in the city. They are extremely hospitable and I felt right at home. Their dogs: Cookie and Olie, are adorable and just at good at welcoming houseguests. I'd definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxed, enjoyable place in Brooklyn!
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Christa: 20-something ;) vinyasa-style 200-hr. yoga teacher (private lessons available for additional fee in our on-site yoga studio), former nanny, and elementary school teacher. Married to an ambitious artist; 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.
- lists ;)
- miniature pigs, goats, chickens (I hope to have a mini farm one day!!)
- to run, do yoga, and lift weights
- anything relating to the great outdoors
- gardening in our backyard and making our block even more beautiful
Zach: originally from Texas, 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 350 bookings in over 3 years!! We have met over 500 different travelers! What a great experience!