Please see listings 1,2, 3 for information and reviews on all 4 bedrooms. (Large groups are possible.)
Historic and stunning 4-story Brooklyn house, gorgeous garden, 2 beautiful cats, beautiful Park Slope! Tons of light, color, artwork, cozy. Very quiet & safe. Three excellent 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: 2 top-floor bedrooms with nice shared bathroom. (rest of house uses other bathrooms)
* Apartment is # 3, downstairs. 3- 4 people. Kitchen, Bathroom, King and double bed; Washer.
Please contact me after you read this. Before you request reservation, tell me about yourself, your trip, your needs.
Washer/Dryer; Air conditioner & Fans;
WiFi - sorry, no TV, just DVD's
Huge patio, garden & BBQ grill
Tasty organic breakfast foods & juice
Lovely towels, linens, soaps, lotions, etc
Cooking with permission.
Bedbug inspected, protected, and certified!
Each room - $94-$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; Outdoor pool not far. 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)
SHARED BATHROOM. Has not been a problem for guests. (Others in house use different bathrooms.)
I speak Spanish,French, OK Italian.
Interaction with Guests
I'm very busy but welcoming. Make yourself at home! My main floor is used for work, office, and family, and is private later in the evenings. This house is best for casual, flexible and busy visitors!
Neighborhood is wonderful!
Very close to 3 different subway lines, just 4 minutes walking. Bus on the avenue.
Other Things to Note
Come and go as you wish. We try to be quiet in evenings and request the same of guests.
I sometimes work/teach at home and casual, flexible, and busy visitors work best. We have 2 friendly cats, Batman & Robin.
Please be friendly to neighbors and quiet outside the house. Sorry, we don't have a TV for your everyday use (just a TV/DVD player). Please recycle and turn off fans, air conditioner, lights. This is an old house and can be quirky.
Help yourself to breakfast foods/drinks.
This a great place in a great neighbourhood. It's easy to get around and Park Slope itself is great. Laurie has a lot of great tips on where to go and how to get there. The two cats are so cute and really made my day. If you are staying in one of the rooms, keep in mind that the bathroom is shared with the other guest and that the kitchen is shared with Laurie.
Our stay with Laurie had been a very pleasant one. Laurie was very friendly and helpful in recommending places to visit and eat. She was also very kind to prepare breakfast for us during our stay. We had a great time and will definitely visit Brooklyn again!
The house is absolutely stunning, tastefully arranged, with plenty of space, natural light and tons of character. A true home away from home.
South Slope is a beautiful and quiet, historic residential neighbourhood and a pleasure to walk about even in gloomy weather, of which we unfortunately got a fair share. This is unavoidable this time of the year though - a clear incentive to come back when it gets warmer!
Laurie was a wonderful host. She provided us with a variety of suggestions and advice regarding our sightseeing choices and - it must be said - we owe a great part of our most unforgettable memories (live music in particular) to Laurie's local knowledge - and her willingness to share it!
I would definitely recommend Laurie's place to anyone looking for a NYC experience with a homely touch.
I booked this pretty place for four nights and ended up staying five. I really enjoyed myself there and felt very comfortable. Laurie was very accommodating while my plans kept changing--first there were two of us coming, then just one, then whoops, two for a while, just one for the rest, etc. The house looks exactly as depicted--pretty, full of light, full of color, and full of interesting things collected with an artist's eye. I really enjoyed the illustrations from famous children's book authors, including Laurie's own father. The bed was very comfortable, the water pressure great, everything clean and nicely thought out. Laurie is very interesting and I really enjoyed my conversations with her. Oh and the house is just a few blocks to the subways that go into Manhattan quickly and easily. There is also lots to explore in the pretty neighborhood (good food too, which Chavi and Laurie can point you toward). I ended up sleeping the extra night in the downstairs garden apartment--also very comfortable and inviting. I was ready to move in. I would definitely go back to Laurie's house. I felt like a happy houseguest staying with interesting friends.
We had a great week at Lauries. The house was very homey and the bedroom very comfortable. Laurie also provides some breakfast in the mornings, to fuel up for a days sightseeing. The two cats will also be there to keep you company!
Brooklyn is a great place to visit and you could easily spend a week alone just seeing that district. Luckily Laurie was able to provide us with some great suggestions which were well worth listening to!
The house is close to great bars and restaurants on 5th ave and a number of subway lines only a few minutes walk away. We were lucky enough to catch the nyc marathon whilst we were there and enjoyed the rest of the city too!
Thanks Laurie for a great trip!
The perfect experience: very clean (amazing shower- hot and powerful), very well situated, extremely generous host, very beautiful home. We feel already a bit nostalgic, loved the cats, the garden, the delicious teas and enormous toasts for breakfast. Also, not only will Laurie happily explain how to get around, but she will provide excellent addresses for food and good tips for cultural outtings. Full library of New York magazines, guides, as well as lots of flyers to guide you around this very nice area and generally NYC. She really does a lot to help you and it makes it so unique. So cool about the open flexible check-in check-out time: no arrival time plus we could leave our bags for the day of our departure and , and it helped a lot. Thank you for everything Laurie!
Laurie was awesome! Gave great directions, was communicative and honest about the place. The room was as described and the beds were comfy. The neighbourhood is beautiful and has a lot of cute restaurants, shops and dwellings.
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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