Bright star of Brooklyn3

Apartment - Private room · Hicks Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231, United States
Your host, Manisha
9 Reviews
Response rate: 80%
Response time: within a day

The Space

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.

You'll be sharing the apartment with me (An actress and entrepreneur) and another guest in our third bedroom.

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.

Guest Access

Free wireless, a fully equipped kitchen, large living room, bathroom with shower and bath.

Interaction with Guests

I like talking and hanging out with my guests.

The Neighborhood

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.

Getting around

It is a 7 minute walk to the wonderful F train 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.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $450 /week
Monthly Price: $1400 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $50
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • I had such a wonderful stay! Manisha is a great person and host, she really made me feel like being home. The neighborhood is awesome! Really close to the subway and some nice restaurants. I loved walking through the area. I would definitely recommend this place.

    July 2014
  • Manisha was the best host/roomie ever!! The apartment was perfect and homeish, so it was definitely a home away from home with a wonderful person. She is such a generous and kind person, I miss here even though I just left and I would recommend her to anyone :-)

    May 2014
  • I had a great stay at Manisha's apartment. The apartment itself is fantastic: it's a short walk to the F/G trains, near all the bars, restaurants, and shops you really need, and the bedroom windows provide a phenomenal view of the Manhattan skyline. For an even better view, go up to the roof. It's worth it.

    Also, Manisha was a great host. When I arrived she offered me everything I needed -- she even bought me some fresh cookies from the local bakery!

    One word of warning: I'm a heavy sleeper, but the room can be a bit noisy if you open the window, as you are close to the BQE.

    November 2013
  • The host Manisha was very friendly and welcoming. The neighbourhood was very safe, friendly and very family-oriented.

    However, the room was advertised as having aircon but was not available anymore.

    Also keep in mind that it is next to the BQE, super noisy so if you are light sleeper... you should plug in since the listing doesn't specify its location by the highway.

    October 2013
  • Great area of Brooklyn, perfect for what I needed.

    October 2013
  • Manisha's neighborhood is great with many grocery shops and restaurants around. Thank you to her that she let me stay at her place for a couple of nights.

    September 2013
  • I had a lovely stay with Manisha. Her apartment was centrally located in Brooklyn, right in the heart of the tree-lined and scenic streets of Carroll Gardens. Manisha was a great host, who was friendly, warm, and took time to help me with any questions I had. If you are looking for a comfortable spot to stay in Brooklyn, I highly recommend her place!

    August 2013
  • Great Location. Manisha's room had air con and although up 4 flights of stairs she carried up my luggage.
    Great for someone who wants easy access to Carroll Gardens. Bring ear plugs for the on street traffic though and also an eye blackout mask as yet there are no blinds. All in all a good budget choice.
    Very quiet place to hangout in.

    August 2013
  • My partner and I had a lovely stay in Manisha's place in Brooklyn! We arrived very late on a Wednesday night but this was no problem to Manisha as we booked on the day as well. Her response time on Air Bnb was fantastic too. The room was small but perfect size for us, with two large windows overlooking the Manhattan skyline. Carroll Gardens is an absolutely amazing area as well, we felt right at home with the coffee shops, restaurants and the beautifully green streets! The only downside, it was right on the highway so a bit noisy at times, but the air conditioning blocked out this noise. There was also no curtains so very bright in the morning as the sun comes up. The place was perfect though and we would be back in a flash. We loved it!

    June 2013
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I'm 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!
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