About This Listing
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. We are a fountain of information regarding the arts (theatre, jazz, museums, films, etc) and we are happy to share inside tips and suggestions regarding shows to see and places to go!
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 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.)
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*
*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 930am or 10am.
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 720am we make our way out the door to school, so the apt will return to quiet once again:).
We have been renting on airbnb for 4 years and have really enjoyed the opportunity to share our home with travelers ;)
We are very knowledgeable about theatre, film, jazz, and art museums! We are happy to give you tips on standby tickets for Book of Mormon (for example) or the best place to catch some jazz or how to get discounted entrance to the Met and other museums.
- high-speed Wi-Fi
- large washer & dryer
- fully-equipped kitchen
- living & dining room
- Apple TV with Hulu & Netflix
- library of books and vast movie & music collection
- hardwood floors throughout
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
One thing to note regarding the Ikea day bed is that when it is pulled out into a double (for 2 guests in the room) there is a weight limit of 300lbs per person.
Once inside the apt, please take off your shoes and leave them by the front door.
If you are using the AC in your room, just make sure and turn it off when leaving for the day. (Unless you'll only be gone a short while. It's just too expensive to cool an empty room!)
If you would like to use the washer and dryer, please talk to me first. Our washer uses concentrated soap and the dryer filter needs to be changed before each load. Let me show you the basics (soap, filter, etc.) It'll be quick and easy. ;)
ce fut un très agréable séjour et des hôtes vraiment sympas dans un quartier de brooklyn ou j'avais mes habitudes pour mon breakfast en allant chez " donuts shop " juste à coté de l'appartement. j'y retournerai volontiers . merci pour votre gentillesse et hospitalité.
It was just a great stay! Karen & Joshua are very friendly and always open to give you an advice.
I stayed at Karen and Joshua's place for ten nights while in town for business. The room and apartment were exactly as described in the listing, with a positive surprise being the bed and blanket/duvet which were pretty much the best I've seen during my Airbnb stays (for me at least, your mileage may vary). The room is also one of the quietest I've stayed at in NYC with very little noise from the street and neighbors during the night, which was nice. The neighborhood is pretty good with all the basic services (convenience stores, bodegas, fast food, pharmacy etc) and the subway station nearby. Also, the 2 and 5 trains weren't too crowded even in rush hour. All in all, Karen and Joshua (and the kids) were wonderful hosts and I'll definitely be staying at their place in the future as well!
It was my very first Airbnb experience and I could not imagine this to be better!!! Karen and Joshua and their super cute kids made me feel very welcome! The room is small but it was warm (which was crucial due to really cold March in NYC). With the 5 you are in 30 minutes at Grand Central and with 2 in some 40 at Times Square. Really good connection (except at nights and weekends when 5 is not running). I would totally recommend staying with this super nice family!!
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About the Host, Karen
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 for a lively 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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