Private Cozy Bedroom in Brooklyn

Apartment - Private room · Martense Street, Brooklyn, NY 11226, United States

Welcome to Brooklyn! With more than 2-1/2 years hosting guests from around the world and a vast knowledge of the city, this bohemian family of four looks forward to helping make your trip to New York a convenient, comfortable, & memorable adventure.

The Space

Your private room is located in our family's lovely 3-bedroom condo, a welcoming space for our guests to call home while enjoying all that the Big Apple has to offer.

Features include:

- high-speed Wi-Fi
- in-room mini-fridge
- large washer & dryer
- bathtub/shower
- fully-equipped kitchen
- living & dining room
- Apple TV with Hulu & Netflix
- library of books and vast movie & music collection
- hardwood floors throughout

You are welcome to share the common spaces with our family: a lawyer-filmmaker who likes to cook, an actress-seamstress who likes to bake, a little girl in pre-Kindergarten who loves to read and draw, and a toddler boy who likes to play with trucks and loves to chase our old loveable cat around the apartment.

Our home is strictly non-smoking, however the building's courtyard is only one flight downstairs with benches available.

To yourself, you'll have a cozy room furnished with a comfortable and adjustable Ikea bed that pulls out from a twin to become a double. (Caveat: when set-up as a double the bed will take up most of the space in the room, though you may push it back into a twin for more space during the day.) Clean sheets, blankets, and pillows are provided at no extra charge, as well as fresh towels and some closet space.

(Note: directions will be provided by AirBnb on the itinerary you are sent following booking.)

Guest Access

We will provide you with your own set of house keys and do not impose a curfew so that you may come and go at your choosing. Make yourself at home!

Hours for Noise*
Weekdays: 7:30am-9pm
Weekends: 9am-9pm

*Due to our work schedules and the children's bedtimes the house begins to wake with activity between 7-8am on weekdays, but is usually quiet again shortly after that as our family heads out for the morning.

On weekends, we keep the children playing in their room until

Interaction with Guests

We are friendly and would be happy to share our knowledge of the city with you during your stay.
We do have 2 toddlers who tend to wake up on the early side (as young children are apt to do;) I keep them in their room (which is down the hall from the guest room) for as long as possible! I even feed them breakfast in their room with the door closed to keep noise to a minimum! Around 8am we make our way out the door to school, so the apt will return to quiet once again:).

Getting around

The apartment is one block away from the 2 and 5 express subways, which take you to Downtown Manhattan (Battery Park, Wall St, etc) in 25 minutes, to Mid-town Manhattan in 45 min, and to some beautiful areas in Brooklyn in a mere 15 minutes.

Other Things to Note

We have been renting on airbnb for 2 1/2 years and have really enjoyed the opportunity to share our home with travelers ;)

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $12 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $100
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Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Karen's place is delightful with charming children and a very warm welcome.

    March 2014
  • Karen and Joshua were such welcoming, great hosts. Their kids are just adorable. My friend and I loved staying with them for the weekend. The check-in times are flexible and you can leave/come back at any time. This made our lives so much easier.
    The place is cute and clean and about 45 mins away from Times Square, but there is a subway station literally 2 mins away. We would definitely stay with them if we go to NYC again.

    March 2014
  • Karen and Joshua are great hosts. I lived there for three nights with my wife and they made our stay really comfortable. Flexible check in, check out times, flexible times to come and leave the room etc. Moreover, the room is located at a very convenient place in Brooklyn. Although I was new to the New York Subways, I didn't have any problem coming to the place every night.

    I would highly recommend the place to everybody and would love to stay there when I'm back in New York!

    March 2014
  • Karen and Joshua were very gracious hosts. Their place is clean and comfy, and the value of the room is great for anyone visiting NYC. The kids are just adorable and did not bother us at all. Apartment is very close to subway that takes you to prime locations of Manhattan in no time. The neighborhood also had some cute spots, like a juice shop and a cute old-fashioned café/donut shop. We definitely recommend staying with them!

    March 2014
  • Karen and Joshua where both excellent host, even though my time was short and very sudden my time as a guest was well fulfill. The room was well lit and clean with everything that I possibly can need. First up a pamphlet of rules of the house that had everything that I needed to know about being a guests in there house, in case they were nowhere to be found. Soap,towel and blankets in case things got a little chilly and the shelf full of books of all kinds some very familia others not so much. Overall I had a pleasant time and I wouldn't mind doing it again.

    January 2014
  • This was the third time I've stayed with Karen and her family. The location is super close to the subway and lots of nice markets and stores in and around Nostrand Street. I was working on research interviews for my PhD dissertation so it was nice to come home to a quiet family atmosphere. Karen, her husband, and the kids were all so welcoming as usual and it was nice to see them again. The room was clean and well kept as usual and was perfect for my needs. It's also a great deal given the cost of living in NYC.

    January 2014
  • Karen & Joshua are friendly, communicative and reactive. Bathroom is clean.
    However, inconvenience could be typical of the place of stay:
    - Lounge is kept as family room (playground with barriers is amid the area).
    - The sleeping room is tight, you could not entirely open up your luggage inside.
    - Wake up at 6:30am by yelling little boy each morning

    NYC is still gorgeous !
    Thibault & Delphine

    January 2014
    Karen
    Response from Karen:

    Our little boy has started sleeping in a bit! Yay! I've also moved a little table into the kids' bedroom to feed them breakfast behind closed doors to keep the noise away from the guest room. I only use the living room play yard in the late mornings or afternoons -- no one will be playing outside the guest bedroom in the mornings!

  • Very close to SUNY Downstate, great for interviews or visit to hospital

    December 2013
  • Karen and her husband were great hosts. Kind and welcoming. Their kids are cute as can be (if you don't like kids, this isn't the place for you). The apartment was small, but when you come to NY you are spending time in the city, not the apartment. There was a subway station right across the street so I was easy to get around. It's in Flatbush, which if you are new to the city might not be the best neighborhood for beginners as it isn't close to many attractions (although Park Slope and Fort Greene are close), but the apartment and neighborhood were both clean and safe. Also, very reasonable price for the city.

    November 2013
  • Great hosts, lovely family, price can't be beat, one block from subway. Downside: neighborhood. To get where you want to be, where there's any food, drink, shopping, etc., you'll need to ride two stops+ towards Manhattan, but a small price to pay.

    November 2013
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Joshua is a filmmaker originally from the Atlantic City area and Karen is an actress,designer,improviser originally from a small town in southeastern Oklahoma. We love film, theatre, music, travel, and nyc and are always up (email hidden)ly discussion! We have been hosting on airbnb for 2 1/2 years and really enjoy the opportunity to host such a wide variety of guests!
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