Gorgeous house #2 BEST location

House - Private room · 12th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215, United States
Laurie
Your host, Laurie
74 Reviews
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The Space

Please see listings 1,2,3 for information and reviews on all 4 bedrooms. Please ask about winter discount.
(Large groups are possible sharing with my neighbor.)

Historic and stunning 4-story Brooklyn house, gorgeous garden, 2 beautiful cats, beautiful Park Slope! Tons of light, color, artwork, cozy. Very quiet & safe. 3 of BEST SUBWAY LINES (R, F, G) only 2 blocks (3 minutes walk).
(Upstairs rooms NOT for people with CAT ALLERGIES.
Apartment is OK, no cats.)

* Rooms 1 & 2: There are 2 top-floor bedrooms with nice shared bathroom. (rest of house uses other bathrooms)

* Apartment is # 3, downstairs. For 3- 4 people. Kitchen, Bathroom.

Please contact me after you read this, to check dates, & tell me about yourself, your trip, your needs.

Washer/Dryer; Air conditioner & Fans;
WiFi
Huge patio, garden & BBQ grill
Great Espresso machine.
Delicious organic breakfast foods & juice
Lovely towels, linens
Extra mattresses (for floor)
Professional house-cleaner
Toddler bed protector, Pack 'n Play, toys
Bedbug inspected, protected, and certified!
smoking outside

Each room - $94-$110 /night. Some flexibility, depending on:
- which month
- the # of nights
- the # rooms you want
- discounts for help: handyman, gardening, sewing, house help

Minimum- 4 nights. $35 cleaning fee.

PARK SLOPE is wonderful, safe, beautiful, hip but quiet neighborhood.
* Chosen as BEST NY neighborhood; Also "Top 5 neighborhood in USA"!
* 3 Close/quick subways to Manhattan, Williamsburg, LES
* Fantastic, inexpensive restaurants,
* Great music clubs, close.
* Near Prospect Park (& free events & concerts)
* Botanical Gardens / Museum / fantastic Brooklyn Academy of Music
* Steps from NY Marathon route
* Flea Markets & bargain shopping
* YMCA, NY Sports Club, outdoor olympic pool, good parking, much more. I have maps & good advice for your trip.

ROOM DETAILS: 2 bedrooms top floor :
1 room = Queen
1 room = KING or 2 twin (memory foam top)
SHARED BATHROOM. This has not been a problem for guests. (Others in house use different bathrooms.)

I speak Spanish,French, OK Italian.

REVIEW: "We can tell you only good words about the experience. The house is beautiful and charming, neighborhood is great, connections to Manhattan very good and reliable. But what made our stay most unforgettable was the owner and her lovely son. They really made everything to let us feel at home, they were so careful and helpful on everything. It's not too much if we say that she did way more than she was supposed to do. We won't never forget them and we would definitely recommend such experience to anybody. Then we returned 2 more times and they visit us in Rome!"

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 6
Extra people: $12 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $35
Check In: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

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  • The reservation was canceled 66 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    June 2014
  • We hebben genoten van de warme gastvrijheid van Laurie! Ze maakte tijd voor ons en haar tips hebben zeker bijgedragen aan ons heerlijke verblijf in 'the Big Apple'. Het huis staat in een prima buurt, vlakbij winkels, restaurants en metro. Wij (twee vrouwen) voelden ons veilig in de buurt en gingen dus ook zonder problemen 's avonds nog op pad voor een restaurantbezoek. Vervoer vanuit JFK naar het huis van Laurie is een dingetje. Shuttlediensten rijden niet naar Brooklyn. Openbaar vervoer vonden wij vanwege het overstappen met koffers geen goed plan. Taxibedrijf Eastern wordt door Laurie aanbevolen. Echter, je kunt alleen vooraf reserveren als je een mobiel met USA-nummer hebt. Bleef voor ons de Yellow Cab over. De Yellow Cab die wij namen gaf $62 aan op de meter, veel meer dan het vaste tarief van $35 van Eastern. Oplossing: bel als je op JFK aankomt met een public phone gratis naar Eastern via (phone number hidden). Dan zou een taxi na ongeveer 20 minuten arriveren. Weer even bellen als het wat langer duurt. Wel goed aangeven waar je staat :-). Verder adviseer ik de minder mobiele gasten het appartement te huren in de souterrain. De andere twee kamers zijn namelijk op zolder en daarvoor moet je 2,5 flinke steile trappen op. Alles bij elkaar zijn we erg enthousiast over ons verblijf bij Laurie: we komen graag terug!

    May 2014
  • Laurie she's direct and natural.. she'(email hidden) ! her house in Park slOpe ,Brooklyn is really good for mind ..colors and many drawings with sun ! and a nice garden with coffee tables ...and also two cute cats ! Batman and Robin to save us in case of disaster ! thank you Laurie for this nice week in yOur lOvely hOme !

    April 2014
  • Laurie and Chavi made us feel very welcome, and the room was perfectly situated for a trip to Brooklyn. We were out nearly all of the time so did not make much use of the breakfast, but it was great to know it was available, and the whole place was very homey - a real find in Brooklyn. In particular, given the extreme weather, the room was warm, the beds were clean and comfy and the cats very welcoming too. Would recommend this room to anyone who wants a home from home experience.

    March 2014
  • Laurie is friendly, kind, and an great host. I was there for work and felt completely at ease going in and out as I pleased. It was great having an opportunity to communicate and chat with the other guests from Germany and the USA. Location is awesome. Room has everything you need.

    The bagels with cream cheese were awesome.

    February 2014
  • Croissants, cats and comfy bed. Laurie promises the best almond croissants you've ever tasted and she delivers. Batman and Robin, the cats, will nap with you if desired. My room, overlooking the garden, had one of those foam tops so I sank into it as if embraced. Great coffee on tap. Sun pouring in through the windows overlooking the garden. Some great suggestions from Laurie - things you wouldn't find on your own. Short walk to the subway. Quiet street near lots of cafes and shops.

    January 2014
  • Laurie was a gracious hostess who not only gave us helpful tips about how to enjoy the New York experience, but also provided fresh bagels and croissants every morning. The bedroom was clean, the neighborhood environment was quiet and safe, and the bed was very comfortable. We stayed on the top floor of her home and shared a bath with a lovely woman and her daughter visiting from the Netherlands. Staying with Laurie was one of the highlights of our holiday trip to New York!

    January 2014
  • A great space in a great neighborhood, right near 5th ave shops and restaurants. My stay with Laurie was lovely -- she even made sure I had breakfast every morning before I left her house. A clean, quiet and sun filled room were perfect after long days spent in the city. I really enjoyed looking at the beautiful artwork on the walls, too. Laurie is extremely knowledgable about the city and even had a list of holiday windows she recommended seeing on my trip! I recommend this place to fellow travelers.

    December 2013
  • We had a perfect four day stay at Laurie's wonderful Park Slope home -- close to the F Train to Manhattan, great restaurants and cafes nearby, and the world's friendliest cats. Even found the perfect parking space right across the street! We'll definitely be back.

    December 2013
  • Laurie's home is warm and welcoming and so is Laurie. We liked the relaxed atmosphere, and the delicious croissants and yoghurt / cereal for breakfast every day. The house is in an elegant tree lined street close to the subway, and the cafes, food stores and interesting shops on 5th and 7th avenues. We found good coffee just round the corner at Cafe Regular on 11th st. Loved the margaritas at Rachel's taqueria, and the jazz duo at Oliviers ...both recommended by Laurie. The F train took us directly to Manhattan. It was ideal to start our time in NY in a more low key way in Park Slope. Thank you Laurie!

    November 2013
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Hello, My 15 yr old son and I will be welcoming and helpful to you while respecting your privacy. Our house is filled with art, color, light, and our LOCATION is fantastic. It's a quiet street. We rent TOP FLOOR: Each bedroom rented separately (room 1 & 2). They share one full bathroom. Included: excellent coffee & breakfast foods, nice linens, big garden & BBQ, fans or air conditioner. SOME use of kitchen is negotiable; Use of computer Some discount given for: - 7 nights or more, - if you rent BOTH rooms - certain months - discounts for "handyman" or gardeners who can do some work while here! 2 wonderful cats, Batman & Robin. We are CASUAL, flexible, usually busy. I have LOTS of advice, maps, etc. about NY. Due to school, homework,& my work, we request travelers who are active too. I speak Spanish, French & a little Italian. Hope we'll see you! Laurie & Peter
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