About this listing
Sunny 1 bedroom in beautiful, large 3 bdrm apartment in one of the coolest neigborhoods in Brooklyn. 4 blocks to the F/G trains. 20 mins to Lower East Side in Manhattan. There is noise from the BQE, so not the best bet for country bumpkins!
There are two enormous windows in the third bedroom in a gorgeous, sun-filled, spacious apartment in the heart of Carroll Gardens, the hottest hood in Brooklyn and a quick trip into Manhattan on the F train.
Please note there are NO PETS here even though some are displayed in the photos. Also, this room is on the BQE (the Brooklyn Expressway). Most people do not mind, but some people are extremely bothered by the traffic noise. In addition, it can get hot in the room. The building heat is controlled from a central source and you can't adjust the radiator in the room. The rest of the apartment is fine, but that room is particularly hot. Please read reviews before booking!
You will be sharing the apt with me (an actress, entrepreneur and teaching artist) and one or two other guests. I rent out the other two rooms through Airbnb. Occasionally, a couple will stay in one of the other two rooms, but usually we are three at max, four at the most.
1 bedroom in a 3 bedroom apartment in the heart of Carroll Gardens, 7 minutes from the F and G train Carroll street stop and a 15 minute ride to the lower East Side in Manhattan, 2 min subway ride to J Street metro tech where you can transfer to ACE,FBD,456 trains (that's practically the whole alphabet!
Steps away from the best pizza in the country at Lucali's, mouth-watering cinnamon rolls, and dozens of other trendy restaurants and coffee shops. We have a large bathroom, a huge living room flooded with sunlight and great kitchen with everything you need to cook your own meals.
This room has a a cozy double-bed and two enormous windows.
I love to meet new people and give tips on the neighborhood. Everyone in the 4 story building is awesome. The first floor neighbors hold meditation on Sundays and throw great parties in their enormous loft to which all are welcome. (don't worry, noise is never a problem) The living room is huge with hardwood floors and lots of sunlight. You don't need to bring a thing and will have access to our large living room, all our kitchenware, books and DVD's. The closet is empty, so there is plenty of room for your things. I'll be on hand to answer any questions you have and give you great tips for visiting our awesome city!
IMPORTANT (downsides): The front door can be a little tricky to open on your first try, but I'll train you well. No one's had a problem yet. There is no intercom, so you have to go downstairs to let friends in. Your room has two windows that faces the highway (the BQE). No one in the building seems to mind, but this is definitely not be for country bumpkins or light sleepers. Most people don't seem to mind, but some people are bothered immensely by it. Also, the apartment is on the 4th floor of a four floor walkup. There is no elevator.
The room itself is 10x7 ft and has two windows. The Apartment itself is approximately 750 square feet.
I am looking for an awesome and respectful person who will treat our apartment tender loving care. When you reach out, please give me a little information about yourself and why you're spending time in the area.
Free wireless, a fully equipped kitchen, large living room, bathroom with shower and bath.
Interaction with Guests
I always enjoy a good conversation or a glass of wine with my guests, but generally do my own thing and know when to keep to myself if you're not in the mood for chit chat.
My neighbourhood is charming, friendly, and full of all the best shops, restaurants and art that New York has to offer. I almost never go to Manhattan anymore.
It is a 7 minute walk to the wonderful F train - Carroll Street stop - that takes you straight to the heart of Manhattan in 20 minutes, two stops away from almost every major subway line at Jay Street.
Other Things to Note
If you need absolute silence to sleep, this is not the room for you. It is right next to the BQE.
Guests are welcome to use the living room as much as they like, but not allowed to store their things in that area (we like to keep it clean and clutter-free). However, you may keep things in the fridge and cupboards. Please, please don't leave dirty dishes in the sink, put clean dishes away if you see them piling up, generally clean up after yourself and try to be quiet if you're coming home late or getting up early.
Oh and gentlemen, would be very considerate if you'd put the toilet seat down after you're done.
Please do not keep food in your room and make sure to clean old food out of the fridge when you leave.
If you're staying for more than a month: we expect you to take the trash out once a week and clean the bathroom once a month. When using the shower, please put the net in to catch hair. Lock the door on exiting. Do not put nails in the walls and please tell us if you break anything (we won't be mad, we just want to know!) These guidelines will help us all get along better, but we're very easygoing and enjoy meeting new people!
Manisha is a perfect owner, we immediately felt like we were at our own house. The flat is very nice and even if our room was a little bit noise due to the lot of traffic running on the road next door, the view from the window was amazing. The house position is very close to Carroll street subway (only three stops to Manhattan). Neighbourhood is nice too and safe, and there are very good restaurants and bars. During our stay we had also the chance to meet all the other cool guests of the flat. Super-duper recommended!
A very cozy place in a beautiful neighbourhood in Brooklyn. And Manisha is a very good and accommodating host.
Manisha was very accommodating when we arrived and made sure the room was set before we moved in for the week. A lovely bottle of wine was waiting to welcome us and hangers in the closet. We were able to cook our own food in the oven and use a section of the fridge while we were there. Manisha was very lovely and would ask about our days and if we had any concerns she was ready to help! Everyone was very respectful of the shared space and quiet in the building. There was an air conditioner in the room which was lovely when we were in it and to sleep because New York in the summer is very hot and humid. the room is close to the expressway but we were gone all day except to sleep, it worked as white noise with the air conditioner so we had no problems!
Place was in a great location was only a few train stop from the city. The room had a gorgeous view of the city. The host was absolutely great. I recommend this place to anybody.
I loved the place ,it was very clean ,ac was great ,room was great,bathroom was great ,she is very very kind and helpful and i will for sure come here again next time ,thank you Malisha :)
I had a great stay at Manisha's! Manisha made me feel very much at home. The bedroom was comfortable and really not too noisy at all, and you get a pretty nice view from the window of lower Manhattan, which I thought was cool. I absolutely fell in love with Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn! The neighborhood is quiet and there's nice shops and restaurants around. You really get a nice break from the pace of Manhattan without having to stray to far. Do yourself a favor and stay at Manisha's, She was great, the apartment was great, I definitely plan on visiting again!
Manisha's apartment was great, just not the right fit for me. The location was very safe and the noise from the BQE didn't bother me at all. The room was the perfect size, could fit all my stuff. My only problem was that she didn't have a microwave, and I however really need one. But she was so kind and understanding with everything. She kept in good contact and if I needed help, she was ready to help. I would recommend her place.
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About the Host, Manisha
I'm currently building CottageClass, a sharing economy marketplace for children's learning experiences, bringing together my love of Airbnb and children. I'm also an actress and entrepreneur with a love of everything French. I lived in Paris for 3 years before moving to New York six years ago. I love Russian literature and get rich quick books. On a typical day you can catch me running in Prospect Park, throwing a French soirée in midtown or enjoying Maple Lattés at Gorilla coffee. A friend once encouraged her students to practice "radical hospitality." I think that meeting people from other cultures is one of the most wonderful ways to expand your mind and learn about yourself. I treasure my international friendships and am looking forward to meeting more fellow globetrotters through Air B&B!