The apartment, which has a private entrance at ground level, consists of one large room with a corner kitchen and a separate bedroom.
Our sunny, newly renovated and furnished ground-floor apartment is located in the heart of Brooklyn, in the historic Stuyvesant Heights area of Bed-Stuy. We are close to the A-train (express) and C train (local), getting you to lower Manhattan in 15 minutes and Midtown in under 30 minutes. There is also a J-train stop near us. Walk down treelined brownstone streets to neighborhood favorites like Saraghina, Peaches, Therapy Wine Bar, and Manny's cafe (serving Bed-Stuy's famous Dough donuts!). A quick subway ride or long walk to the fabulous ScratchBread.
The spacious apartment with one queen bed is perfect for a single person or couple, and while it's perhaps not the greatest for toddlers and up, we can easily accommodate babies with a portable crib (and tons of other baby gear) on request. Furnished with a mix of contemporary furniture (West Elm, CB2, etc.) and high-quality antiques, and decorated with selections from our collection of prints, drawings and outsider art, the space is designed to be a peaceful and comfortable refuge. We are looking for guests that want to use it as such -- if you want to play loud music and have parties, this is not the place for you! Expect quiet, privacy and, if you desire it, travel hints and advice from your hosts (we live upstairs).
Wifi, A/C, linens, towels and an equipped kitchen with microwave provided. Easy street parking.
A/C may be used only when you are at home.
Please respect our delicate old pipes (no grease down the drain, etc.).
No smoking on premises.
Guests are expected to take out their trash and recycling as needed.
Longer term guests may wish to launder the sheets and towels during their stay. This service is not provided. (There are two sets of bed linens provided and two sets of towels for each adult guest.)
Owners may occasionally need to go through the apartment to access the basement. We shall endeavor to give advance notice of this and find a mutually convenient time.
$50 fee if keys are lost or not returned.
Alex was a good host. He made sure we were well settled in from the start and provided us with a small guide of his favourite places around Bed-Stuy (restos, bars, cafes, etc.). The place was exactly as described and as pictured. Very nice place, modern stove that was awesome to cook with, and comfortable bed after long days of roaming around NYC. My boyfriend and I were traveling to Manhattan and within Brooklyn, and public transit was not a problem. We also never felt in danger coming back at night. You will definitely hear their toddler running around and playing on the above floor but it was not a big issue for us. Also, the kitchen equipment was of very good quality, but not high in number (for example, only the necessary pots were available, which was sufficient for us). Overall, we were very happy with our stay.
The apartment is very clean and spacious. Alex is a good and professional host. I did not use the kitchen but it was also roomy and clean.
Alex & Shaila were brilliant hosts! They were so helpful with info. about the area & even helped us order take out because we couldn't use our UK phones!
The area was lovely, a little bit out of busy Brooklyn (Williamsburg etc.) but this was easily accessible by bus (20-30min total journey). You can see the area is really up & coming with some lovely little eateries, a wine bar and a bakery all 10 mins walk from the stay. Alex & Shaila were helpful in pointing these out. We were really happy with our stay and would not hesitate to recommend or even stay again ourselves.
Alex and Shaila were awesome! We survived the New York "blizzard" (ha!) here and were happy to hunker down in such a big space. It's a lovely spot, just as pictured, and the bed is super comfy. I'd say the only drawback is that you are on the ground floor with the sound traveling a good deal through the ceiling from the apartment above (where Alex and Shaila live with their adorable 2-year-old). So when the little tike is running around above you, you know it. Not a big deal, just something you might want to know. Overall, great experience and really good value for this place.
Shaila and Alex were wonderful hosts, and we had an amazing stay at their apartment! It was clean, bright and had everything we needed for the week. They were very generous to lend us a pack & play, stroller and toys for our 11 month old, which made travelling with a baby such a breeze. The neighbourhood was really interesting, the people were friendly, and we would love to stay again.
Alex was a wonderful host!
He made sure we were set and comfortable right at the start. Myself and my girlfriend enjoyed the place since it is comfortable for two people only. I did wish only a few things which is an upgraded bed ( felt comfortable but the frame felt like it was ready to snap lol ) it was a daily adventure to sleep on a risky level and secondly would be the options of having more kitchenware (more pans, larger coffee cups, etc) we cooked at the place most of the time since we were on a budget and all.
With that said, we had everything else we needed which is great!
I recommend Alex's place to anyone of course.
Staying in bedstuy was an absolutely wonderful. The neighborhood bias clean, not to loud, and had plenty available via bus, train, or if you got the legs to walk. The place was warm, modern, and cozy. The bed was slightly too squeaky and the baby upstairs running around didn't help much. The kitchen was nicely sized to have a great dinner. The bathroom was clean and just right to get the job done. It just so happen to snow while we were there and the backyard was perfect for the snowball fight.
I'm a journalist from Texas and my husband is an artist from the Ukraine by way of Kansas City. We recently welcomed our son into the world. (Don't worry, he sleeps all night.) We love exploring New York, especially Brooklyn, from the Brooklyn Flea to tiny taco joints to the Botanic Gardens to performance art in tiny Bushwick storefronts (really). We've both spent a lot of time in the South, so hospitality is second nature to us. We're new to Air BnB so we'll be looking for a lot of feedback from our guests.