This lovely and spacious one-bedroom apartment is on the garden floor of a century-old brownstone on one of the nicest, quietest landmark blocks in Crown Heights. The neighborhood is hip and fun and the apartment has everything you need.
Our apartment is newly renovated but maintains it's old-world charm. Original parquet floors, wooden mantles and a lovely front stoop for sitting make this an opportunity to try out life in a Brooklyn brownstone. There are all new appliances, including a dishwasher and full bath.
In the apartment you will also find:
-Queen size bed
-Microwave and oven
-Full refrigerator and freezer (and ice-maker!)
-Everything you need for cooking, including pots, pans, dishes, silverware. olive oil, butter, and lots more
-Private bathroom with new tub and shower
-Flat screen TV
-AppleTV which includes free Netflix Streaming, HBO, ESPN and more
-High speed wireless internet
Guests have access to the backyard, the front stoop, laundry (for a small additional fee), and anything that's in the apartment.
Interaction with Guests
We like to greet our guests either when they arrive or shortly after they've moved in. After that, we're happy to chit-chat with guests, or not. We live right upstairs so sometimes we bump into guests and end up talking for awhile. We've had guests who invited us into the apartment for a glass of wine and we had a lovely time. It all depends on what the guests want.
We are responsive and attentive hosts, always happy to give tips on the neighborhood and New York in general. We want to make your stay as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. I speak Spanish, my wife speaks Italian and we have been happy New Yorkers for many, many years.
Crown Heights is one of the most beautiful, exciting, artistic and safest neighborhoods in Brooklyn. The flat is a ten minute walk from Franklin Avenue, the center of Crown Heights, where you'll find many of Brooklyn's most exciting new bars and restaurants. There are bagel shops, cafes, and grocery stores just a block away from us.
A charming walk up beautiful Eastern Parkway are many of Brooklyn's best attractions including the Brooklyn Museum, Botanic Gardens, and Prospect Park. The Brooklyn Children's Museum is right around the corner from our place.
We are a five minute walk from the 3 train at Nostrand Avenue and the 2 and 5 trains at President Street. It takes approximately 40 minutes, door to door, to get from the apartment to Times Square. It takes 45 minutes to get from our place to Central Park.
There is plenty of free, on-street parking right in front of our house.
By cab, the apartment is 25-30 minutes from Laguardia Airport and 40-50 minutes from JFK, depending on traffic.
No smoking, pets, parties or loud music. Please be courteous and polite to our neighbors. Guests can use the back garden, unless we have informed them ahead of time that we'll be using it. Guests are also welcome to sit on the front stoop and enjoy the block's ambience. Enjoy the wonderful neighborhood, with all its extraordinary culture, great food, and lovely greenery.
My future in-laws stayed at Eric's flat for our wedding weekend. They absolutely loved the apartment. It was clean with a large bathroom and super convenient. They were comfortable and would stay again during their next visit.
I had a great experience at Eric's apartment, it was clean and very spacious, and my wife and I felt very comfortable there. Almost like a home away from home. Eric was a really great host, we didn't really need to contact him for anything but he made sure we were aware that he was only a call or email away if we needed him. The subway was only a short walk away and the area was very easy to navigate as well as being quite close to some of Brooklyn's main attractions: the Brooklyn Museum, the Botanic Gardens and the Brooklyn Children's Museum. Eric also provided some detailed information about the area and some great recommendations of places to eat and visit during our stay. Thanks very much for having us Eric.
I can highly recommend this apartment! Eric is such a nice host and everything was perfect: The communication before our stay was very friendly and after our arrival Eric wanted to make sure we had everything we needed.
The neighbourhood is very nice: you only walk a few minutes to the subway and you can find everything you need in walking distance around the apartment. If you don't know where to go you can have a look at Eric's recommendations you find in the apartment.
All in all, this is the perfect place to stay in Brooklyn!
We loved staying at Eric's apartment. The place is very spacious, bright and clean. The location was amazing, just a short walk from food stores and restaurants. The subway is also very close to the place. Eric was a very kind, welcoming and present host. Highly recommended !
Staying at Eric's apartment was an absolute pleasure. The apartment is huge! A great kitchen, lovely big bathroom, comfortable bed.
We were greeted with a personalised letter and snacks. There was also a great booklet of information about the area (we tried a lot of the restaurant recommendations and they are all fantastic!). The apartment is in a excellent area, just a short walk from the subway. Eric was a lovely host - friendly, welcoming, always contactable and replies to messages straight away. After our 8 day stay we were very sad to leave. Highly recommended! Thanks Eric!
Our stay at Eric's apartment was absolutely fantastic! The place was very clean and spacious and had just about everything we needed. We felt at home with the lovely ambiance of the apartment itself and the neighborhood (there were a lot of good places to go to nearby that our 3 night stay wasn't enough). And Eric has been nothing but helpful and responsive all throughout, especially when we needed to ask about the cold water. All in all, we loved everything about our stay that it didn't matter that it's winter. We're definitely going back in summer!
We had a Great Time in New York. Erics flat was the best thing, that we Could have. It was Really Big and Equipped with Everything You Need. The flat is in brooklyn and we loved this area, it's Not too touristic. To Manhattan you need about 40 min from door-to-door. We always Could Text Eric with our questions. All in all we Really recommend Erics flat.
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I live in Crown Heights with my wife Rachael, our young daughter Maxine and our Welsh Terrier, Shuki. I'm a writer and I teach writing and English in Brooklyn. Rachael is a fashion designer. Maxine is a baby. We love to travel and we love to host travelers, too.