About this listing
Lovely room, garden beautiful Park Slope, close to subways.
Please read; WRITE me about your trip, guests, room needs. Please do NOT REQUEST RESERVATION until I reply "YES". (This site penalizes host if we can't reply fast, or can't accept request.)
Hello! [Please don't request reservations July 26 to July 30! I cannot respond.]
Historic and stunning 4-story Brooklyn house, gorgeous garden, 2 beautiful cats, beautiful Park Slope! Tons of light, color, artwork, cozy. Very quiet & safe. Please see listings 1,2, 3 for info/ reviews on all 4 bedrooms. (Large groups are possible.)
Three excellent SUBWAY LINES (R, F, G) only 5 minutes walk.
(Upstairs rooms NOT for people with CAT ALLERGIES. Apartment is OK, no cats.)
Note: For the end of August-beginning September and late December I am requesting reservations of one week or longer.
The main floor is my work and living space. You are most welcome to enjoy delicious organic breakfast foods, juice, coffee, and enjoy the garden.
* Rooms 1 & 2: Two top-floor bedrooms with large, clean shared bathroom. (The rest of house uses other bathrooms.)
Please, DO NOT REQUEST A RESERVATION until you read this, write me @ your trip and I reply "YES". This site penalizes hosts if we can't reply fast, or can't accept a reservation.
Air conditioner & Fans;
Good WiFi - sorry, no TV, just DVD's;
Huge patio, garden & BBQ grill;
Help yourself to good breakfast foods & juice;
Lovely towels, linens, soaps, lotions, hairdryer, iron;
We can do your laundry;
Bedbug inspected, protected, and certified!
Each room - $90-$110 /night. Some flexibility, depending on:
- which month
- the # of nights
- the # rooms you want
- discounts for help: handyman, gardening, sewing
Minimum- usually 5 nights, but ask !
PARK SLOPE is wonderful, safe, beautiful, hip but quiet neighborhood.
* Chosen as BEST NY neighborhood; "Top 5 neighborhood in USA"!
* 3 Close/quick subways to Manhattan, Williamsburg, LES
* Very good, affordable restaurants,
* Great music clubs, close.
* Near Prospect Park (free events, concerts)
* Botanical Gardens / Museum / Brooklyn Academy of Music
* Steps from NY Marathon route
* Flea Markets & bargain shopping
* YMCA, gyms nearby; street parking. I have maps & good advice for your trip.
ROOM DETAILS: 2 bedrooms top floor :
1 room = Queen
1 room = 2 twin or KING (memory foam King mattress)
LARGE SHARED BATHROOM. Has not been a problem for guests!
I speak Spanish,French, OK Italian.
Interaction with Guests
I'm very busy but welcoming and helpful ! My main floor is my office - it looks "lived in" like an office - and is private later at night. This house is best for casual, flexible, busy, and not fussy visitors! Make yourself at home. I prefer visitors who plan to be busy, as my main floor is my office and is private space later at night.
Neighborhood is wonderful! Free concerts all summer, great restaurants.
Very close to 3 different subway lines, just 5 minutes walking. Bus on the avenue.
Other Things to Note
Come and go as you wish. Try to be quiet in evenings.
Have 2 friendly cats, Batman & Robin.
Please follow recycle rules: paper is separate; metal plastic glass and cartons go together --- all on my main floor. Turn off fans, air conditioner, lights - but do not unplug.
Please be friendly to neighbors and quiet outside the house.
Help yourself to breakfast foods/drinks.
Sorry, no TV.
I had a great time at Laurie's. She was so helpful, always made sure if I had everything I needed. The house is so cozy and clean. Great neighborhood with lots of nice restaurants, stores, 10-minute walk to the Prospect Park which I loved going in the morning. Would love to stay again!
Laurie is a most welcoming and easygoing host and her home is lovely.Close to lots and lots of restaurants and coffee shops .Just a few blocks to subway.Park Slope is a great neighborhood too...very safe and close enough to enjoy the park if you wish to enjoy it.Batman ,Robin and son Peter were delightful additions to our stay.Thank you Laurie for everything
Très bon logement à 300 mètres du métro ligne G et F (parfait pour Manhattan). Quartier sûr!
Chambre spacieuse, mais lit trop mou..
Salle de bain réservé aux chambres, très propre.
Petit déjeuner le matin (jus, fruit, etc..)
Idéal si vous n'attendez pas plus de relationnel avec l'hôte (qui parle un peu le français).
Laurie is an excellent host! The neighbourhood is great, close to a number of amenities including the subway. Laurie has a beautiful home and provided us with everything we needed, including helping us into her home when we arrived very late at night.
Breakfasts were delicious and the water pressure is fantastic. Laurie also helped us supplement our trip with great suggestions for sites to visit, things to do, and where to eat.
My girlfriend and I had a lovely stay at Laurie's place. Beautiful home with a nice back garden. It's a great neighborhood and Laurie has great restaurant recommendations! Just a couple blocks from the subway. We would stay again!
Magnifique accueil de la part de Laurie qui nous a ouvert sa maison et son jardin pour un séjour d'une semaine dans Brooklyn. Une personne rare, généreuse et engagée. Manhattan vu de Brooklyn est une révélation depuis les magnifiques promenades aménagée. Les quartiers tous tellement différents et intéressants et ce havre de paix qu'est la maison où il fait bon se retirer et prendre de généreux petits déjeuners dans le patio et le jardin...merci Laurie
Bon accueil à Brooklyn, maison très agréable correspondant à la description.Nous nous y sommes sentis à l'aise dès notre arrivée. Le quartier est calme et il y a à proximité de la maison magasins et restaurants dans la 5éme avenue. Séjour très plaisant à Brooklyn.
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About the Host, Laurie
I will be welcoming and helpful, while respecting your privacy. I know a lot about NY & Brooklyn. I'm especially interested in arts and music, and welcome artists ... and chefs and gardeners ! I'm also interested in occasional work exchange deals (now, for sewing, gardening, handy-person, adobe acrobat work)
I speak and understand several languages. I work at home a lot, on my main floor, and do prefer guests who are busy themselves, and casual, low-key, trusting and flexible people.
It's an old house with quirks, (not a hotel!) in a fantastic and quiet location.
Included: Laundry, excellent coffee & breakfast foods, nice linens, big garden & BBQ, fans, air conditioner, fabulous cats.
Some use of kitchen is negotiable; Use of computer