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This is a private room with queen bed in our beautiful, charming, duplex brownstone. The room is large and overlooks the street with huge window and a decorative fireplace.
The apt has two bedrooms upstairs (we sleep in one), couch, tv, sitting area, bathroom, huge dining table, and huge farm kitchen downstairs, PLUS a private backyard. Our home also has all the original details of a late 1800's building - trim, wood floors, tin ceilings, decorative fireplace, exposed brick, etc...A true Brooklyn brownstone experience.
We are on the Clinton Hill/Bed Stuy border, one block from the Franklin avenue C train - 20 mins to downtown Manhattan. The apt is one block from a busy business area with groceries, coffee, laundry, delis, etc. Charming restaurants are within 15 min walk in all directions. The neighborhood beginning to gentrify, with new and fancy coffee shops, restaurants, and cheese stores opening all the time. We are on a block full of families and friendly neighbors - it's very safe. You get the street cred of staying three blocks from where Biggie Smalls grew up (and shopping where he used to bag groceries), as well as the kale salads and cucumber cocktails that are the face of the new Brooklyn.
Prospect park is a 20 min walk or 10 min bike ride, Williamsburg a few stops on the G train, Ft Greene and the Brooklyn Flea Market an easy walk, train ride, or bike ride.
Free wireless, free and easy street parking available, free coffee/tea/breakfast basics.
We have one cat who will want to come in and out freely, and will also probably want to snuggle with you, and 3 hens who you can avoid or interact with as much as you like. Fresh eggs are there for the cooking if you like (fewer in fall/winter)! You can keep the cat out of your room, or invite him to snuggle in your bed.
There is a private back yard for your use, complete with roses, flowers and herbs, picnic table, and 3 laying hens.
We sometimes foster dogs for NYC rescues. Usually we don't have a dog in the house, but if this is a problem for you please tell us so we can be sure not to have a pup during your stay. We only foster friendly dogs who have been carefully evaluated w/ no signs of aggression/guarding/etc whatsoever.
We share the house with you but are busy NYers (a chef and a teacher/gardener/food educator). You are free to use the kitchen and common areas. We've traveled all over Africa, Southeast Asia, Portugal and Italy, and much of the States, usually staying in airbnb places. So we're happy to meet and host fellow visitors.
Feel free to ask any questions about the apt or the neighborhood. We think our apt is a gem of a find in the madness of NYC. Like staying in a farmhouse in the middle of the city.
I had a very peaceful time. The house is really nice, and Jenny and Alex are very kind and discreet, I felt at home.
This is the perfect house for the weary traveler. Warm and cosy in the dead of winter. What a dream it must be in summer with the backyard! I had a very nice stay, Jenny and Alex are super relaxed and welcoming!
L'appartement de Jenny et Alex est très beau, typique de Brooklyn ! La chambre est grande, propre, confortable, claire. Jenny et Alex sont des hôtes très sympa et arrangeants. Je me suis sentie vraiment très bien chez eux, au point que j'ai même prolongé mon séjour ! Et la maison est située à 2 min à pied de la station de métro Franklin avenue, ce qui est très pratique.
Recently spent 3 nights at Jenny and Alex's. Great location right next to the C train, with some very good restaurants nearby. The house is very clean and comfortable, and the hosts very welcoming and hospitable. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to stay in Brooklyn or outside of a tiny Manhattan apartment.
We had a great time with Jenny & Alex, nice and cosy. Very close to the Subway Station (blue line). Same subway you take to the JFK airport, so very easy to get in and out!
we loved the location of Alex and Jennys apartment .
the place was just as described including the friendly
cat . we enjoyed meeting hem and had a great stay in
Jenny and Alex are a friendly couple who made us feel welcome. The apartment is very close to the subway for Manhattan and the area seems safe. The room we stayed in was clean and comfortable. We were able to park in the street outside with no problem. We enjoyed our stay here and would recommend it.
We had a great time in new york and stayed 6 nights with jenny and alex. We recommend this nice and lovly place. Jenny and alex were very nice hosts. the place is very well located.
If we go back to NY we will stay again with them :)
My wife and I stayed with Jenny and Alex for 5 nights recently. We greatly enjoyed our time there. The room is lovely and comfortable and the place is in an excellent location - a block from the C train. We recommend it to anyone needing a place to crash in Brooklyn!
Alex and Jenny are lovely people and flexible, helpful hosts. We enjoyed our stay with them and would definitely go back. Highlight: fresh eggs from their beautiful chickens, great location, fabulous collection of culinary and travel books, friendly and interesting hosts.