About This Listing
Lovely room, garden; Park Slope, close to subways. Please DO NOT REQUEST reser-vation until you read this, write about your trip AND I RESPOND "YES". This site PENALIZES HOSTS if we can't reply fast, or can't accept a request to reserve.
Please see listings 1,2, 3 for info 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 5 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. (The rest of house uses other bathrooms. The apartment is downstairs - # 3 listing.)
Please, DO NOT REQUEST a reservation until you read this, write me @ your trip AND I RESPOND "YES". This site PENALIZES HOSTS if they can't reply fast, or can't accept a reservation.
Air conditioner & Fans;
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;
Laundry can be done;
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; 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. My main floor is my office and is private later at night. This house is best for casual, flexible and busy visitors!
Neighborhood is wonderful!
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.
I sometimes work/teach at home and casual, flexible, and busy visitors work best. Have 2 friendly cats, Batman & Robin.
Please be friendly to neighbors and quiet outside the house. Sorry, no TV (just a TV/DVD player). Please recycle and turn off fans, air conditioner, lights - but don't unplug. This is an old house and can be quirky.
Help yourself to breakfast foods/drinks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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