Your apartment is on the ground floor with its own separate entrance. (I live above.)

"A perfect gem in one of Brooklyn’s best neighborhoods.”
Steven 
(Cincinatti, Ohio)This table-for-two easily unfolds to accommodate four or five.
"The kitchen has everything you need, it is great to work in. Local shops and the nearby farmer's market have fantastic produce."
Damian (Chicago, IL)


Entire home/apt

4 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds

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Your passport to New York City through groovy, culture-rich Prospect Heights! My lush, immaculate one-bedroom apartment represents the very best of current-day Brooklyn, and your subway to Manhattan is right around the corner.

The space

Welcome to the home-base of your upcoming New York City vacation! My colorful, large one-bedroom Prospect Heights garden apartment is perfectly situated for enjoying New Brooklyn's countless cultural and culinary offerings, is a feast for the senses, and will prove a cozy retreat after a day of sight-seeing.

The bedroom features a queen-size bed and two ample closets--and looks out onto a lovely garden, assuring a peaceful night's sleep. The sofa in the living room folds out into a full-size bed, permitting a family of four to stay here with ease. (In summer months, I have an air-conditioner for the bedroom and fans available for the rest of the apartment.)

If you're looking for a sleek, modern, digitized space with top-of-the-line amenities, this is probably not the listing for you: my house is over 110 years old and has the character (and a few of the quirks!) that come with such a history. That said, it's cozy and warm and clean and welcoming, and filled with my favorite books and art--including some art that my guests have felt inspired to create while staying here. It's a good place for the soul.

There is a full kitchen, a table that can accommodate four, a microwave oven and a dishwasher--and of course, wireless internet and cable television. For laundry, you have your choice of two laundromats a half block away. And my garden is yours to enjoy, and share with me.

You'll be two blocks from Prospect Park, the Grand Army Plaza farmers market, the Brooklyn Public Library, the Brooklyn Museum and the Botanic Garden, and two different subway lines (2/3 and B/Q). Downtown Manhattan is a 15 minute subway ride away, and The Barclays Center--close enough to be of interest, but far enough to not be in your face--can be walked to in ten minutes.

Fabulous Vanderbilt Avenue, with its bustling cafes, bars and restaurants is a half-block away, and contains the new superstar hotspot Olmsted, the almost-as-good Faun across the street from it, Zaytoons for yummy Mediterranean, Chuko for scrumptious Japanese ramen, a new Korean restaurant called White Tiger that's been getting raves and, for the best ice cream you'll have ever tasted, Ample Hills Creamery. The Brooklyn Flea--home to hundreds of vendors hawking all manner of unique finds and delicious foods on Saturdays--is a ten-minute walk down Vanderbilt in Fort Greene. Vibrant Crown Heights is also a short walk's distance and contains still more fantastic places to eat. (My four favorites are Aita Trattoria, Mayfield, Chavela's and Sushi Gen.)

I live on the three floors above the garden apartment and will be most happy to furnish you with additional dining and touring suggestions, as well as promptly help trouble-shoot any problems that may come up.

A stay in my apartment will offer a taste of true Brooklyn--far more fun and satisfying than booking into a hotel, I feel, and a lot more reasonably priced.

Finally, please note that until you book with me, Airbnb indicates a geographic location for the apartment that is only approximate--I am actually much closer to Prospect Park than it sometimes appears to be the case.

Guest access

My guests will have complete and private access to the apartment, and I am delighted to share my garden with you. The outdoor table and chairs you see in the photographs are for your exclusive enjoyment.

The daily mail is thrown over the downstairs gate every afternoon, so once a day I'm likely to pass through the garden floor exterior hallway--beyond the entrance to the apartment--to come collect it.

Interaction with guests

I am completely available to my guests for whatever they may need. I'll make a point of trying to be on hand to greet you personally when you arrive--and on the rare occasion I'm not free, I'll leave a key in the lockbox (and email you all pertinent information in advance). My aim is to give my guests all the privacy they seek, without having them feel stranded, or untended to. I'm always a phone call or text away, and make a point of responding promptly.


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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: 25 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 75
Security Deposit: 150
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

*There are two freshly-laundered bathrobes hanging in the closets for your use. Please enjoy them!
*For families with young children, I am happy to provide a crib and high chair at no extra charge--as well as a twin airbed, if that would be helpful.
*There are also: a hair dryer, iron, shampoo and conditioner, soap, lotions, razor blades and other essentials for your convenience.
* Please make sure that the gate to the apartment is locked at all times. (It does not lock automatically, so you'll need to use your key to lock it behind you when you leave each day.)
*The middle (metal) blue door downstairs locks automatically when you shut it behind you.
* When taking a bath, fill the tub to just below the overflow line. (If the water reaches the overflow line, it starts raining in my basement!)
*For laundry or grocery shopping, there is a big blue Ikea bag tucked next to the fridge for your convenience.
*There are three garbage cans in front of the house: one for newspaper and cardboard; one for glass, cans,plastic and milk cartons; and the third for regular garbage. Please separate your trash accordingly and deposit it there.
*Feel free to enjoy the books in my library during your stay! The apartment seems to have taken on the collective spirit of the vibrant travelers who inhabit it; if you feel inspired to, do sign the guest book!
*My favorite car service is Evelyn (around the corner on Vanderbilt): Airbnb won't let me post their number here, so I'll give it to you! Call them for your trip to the airport and they'll be at the apartment within ten minutes.
*If I'm not around when you depart, please leave the keys to the apartment on the brown bench in the hallway and simply close the doors behind you when you head out.
*Finally, have fun, dream big, get rest, imagine new possibilities for yourself.

I'm glad you've booked with me….


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

108 Reviews


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Vicki User Profile
June 2017
Lovely homely comfortable apartment, easy reach of cafes, bars, subway. We couldn't fault it.

Murray User Profile
June 2017
Great apartment in a great part of Brooklyn which all guests should leave time to explore. A host who is so warm and friendly and makes you feel right at home, but also allows you your privacy. Jenny's local knowledge was very handy to help find the best spots to visit locally. The space is secure, comfortable and very well equipped with quality products. The bed is really comfy. The shower is the best. Towels, sheets etc etc all great. No complaints, only praise for the whole package. Thanks so much Jenny!

Michelle User Profile
June 2017
Jenny’s place is one of the best equipped Airbnb apartments I have seen -- in particular the bathroom is fantastic and stocked with many extras, the library is full of terrific books, and the space is beautiful and convenient to many places right down Flatbush (where we went for my favorite bagels at Bergen Bagel) Jenny is also fast and responsive when needed -- highly recommended!

Ning User Profile
May 2017
One of our best Airbnb experience! It's in a great location where full of Brooklyn characters. Jenny is very sweet and considerate. She also a great and unique sense of her place. Our travel with 2 young boys has been smooth and pleasant. Thanks to Jenny's help:)

Janet User ProfileJanet is a superhost.
May 2017
Beautiful apartment in a traditional old townhouse on a quiet street in Prospect Heights. My daughter and I absolutely loved the place. Comfy bed, amenities for days, lovely garden space...we had everything we needed and more. The location is fabulous: lots of great restaurants on Vanderbilt, just a half block away, and Prospect Park is a 5 min. walk. The subway is close and you can be at Times Sq. in 40 min. with no transfers. Jenny is a wonderful hostess: very friendly, absolutely not intrusive. Loved everything about the place and our stay.

Maggie User Profile
May 2017
Jenny and her home are wonderful. She is so kind and welcoming and the space is clean and exceptionally comfortable. We would stay here again in a heartbeat!

Johnathan User Profile
May 2017
This place could not bet more perfect. Fantastic location near subway, the beautiful prospect park and everything else you could possibly want or need. Located on a gorgeous street the beautiful homie space leads you to a lovely garden in the back. Jenny was super responsive and always making sure we were taken care of. We could not have asked for more.

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Jenny User ProfileJenny is a superhost.

Twelve things I couldn't live without: my daughters, my books, my freedom, joy, travel, improvisation, new tastes, pen & paper, helpless laughter, stillness & gratitude.

I'm a Montreal-born, Tokyo-raised former television and radio producer who truly considers the world my home--and is delighted that Brooklyn, specifically, has been my base and launchpad for the past 25 years.

Since getting divorced a few years ago, and with my girls growing up, I've turned my Prospect Heights brownstone into a part-time arts salon called The Brooklyn Cottage. Once or twice a month, I'll host a storytelling evening, or a pop-up art show, or a festive cooking class, or a writing workshop, or a meditation gathering. All are welcome. It's been a joy.

I'm a passionate believer and supporter of "the sharing economy," of which Airbnb plays an essential part. I barely ever use hotels any more--just feel the texture of traveling (and hosting) through Airbnb is made deeper, more idiosyncratic, and more fun when I can connect with real people on their own, or my, turf.

When I was a child, my mother enjoyed telling her children that "strangers are friends we haven't met yet." I've come to find that this is mostly true. So here's to you, stranger--and the lovely possibility of our one day meeting.

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