A budget traveler's dream: comfort, style, subway access, and friendly hosts who've got an arsenal of suggestions and nearly 3 years experience, all for a very reasonable price! Plus, 2 dogs to call your best friends for the duration of your stay :)
:) FIRST THINGS FIRST! :)
Airbnb has a COMMUNITY VIBE. We invite strangers into our home and welcome you as family, while giving you the SPACE AND RESPECT you need on your vacation. As such, we have a few requests when inquiring so that you get a QUICK AND POSITIVE acceptance!
1. PROFILE: Have a PHOTO of YOU, along with a BIO to let us know a little bit about you! (Where you're from, what you do, etc.) Please, VERIFY YOUR ID!
2. TRAVEL: Tell us about your TRIP (travel plans TO NYC, duration, etc.) and any special requirements you may have.
3. AGREEMENT: Confirm you have READ THE TERMS of stay, POLICY on check-in and check-out, and the very few house rules.
4. GET HAPPY!: If we have the space and you've done #1,2,3, we WELCOME you gladly! Hosting people from the around the world is awesome and you've chosen the BEST VALUE anywhere!
Our home is a BUDGET TRAVELER'S DREAM!! A peaceful oasis to crash at while you're out all day exploring the city. Easy subway access to Manhattan on two subway lines- 2,5 at Church Avenue, and easily transferable to the 3,4 trains at Franklin Avenue, and the N,Q,R,B,D lines at Atlantic Avenue.
About the ROOM:: This room is one of two guest rooms in our brand new home in Flatbush, Brooklyn! This room is for ONE PERSON ONLY (no exceptions).
This bedroom has…
- twin-sized with at least 2 pillows
- closet to hang clothing and store luggage
- an IKEA expedit with drawers to store personal items
- a fan and a heater
- an A/C window unit
- hair dryer
- a lamp
- a chair
- a mirror
- chocolates :)
- subway map
- a huge guidebook with tips and places to visit
- pamphlets from various sites
- magazines and books
About our HOME:: Our 100 year old row-house was gut renovated in 2012. It has only one other apartment downstairs, occupied by very nice tenants. Our apartment has TWO Airbnb rooms, and our bedroom. The apartment is on the second floor and it is very quiet! Street parking is available. The subway stop is 3 quick blocks away, which has the Express 5 (20 minutes to Manhattan- Financial Districts and several transfer points- about 40 minutes to Grand Central Station), and the Local 2 train. For the price, you can't beat the subway access!
For your use, we provide…
- KEYLESS entry! (No keys, much safer; come and go as you please)
- free WiFi
- free luggage storage
- laundry facilities with soap provided
- TV usage in the living room (DVDs, local programming, and Netflix)
- DVDs to borrow
- iron and ironing board
- bathroom: shared shower and bathtub, body soap, lotion, shampoo and conditioner
- kitchen: pots and pans, utensils, spices, plates, cups, and bowls, electric kettle, toaster
- breakfast: toast, a variety of cereals, low-fat milk, tea, oatmeal
We have two doggies, Oliver and Cookie, who would love to be your best friend. They are well behaved, but very nosy and content to be by your side, or leave you alone entirely.
Guests may use the living room, parlor, and kitchen to cook once we give a briefing on the appliances. Guests may also use the washer and dryer.
We live here so we are usually home in the evenings. Zach mostly works from home so he is available if guest are in need of anything.
Christa is usually available via text messaging (WhatsApp).
About the NEIGHBORHOOD::: The neighborhood is Flatbush, bordering Ditmas Park and Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Our neighborhood is very residential and typically quiet. The ages of the neighborhood are very diverse (young children to elderly homeowners who have been here for 40 years). Flatbush is on the brink of gentrification and has a lot of local charm. Jamaican food is plentiful (jerk chicken- yeah!); there is also a local donut shop nearby, as well as many chain stores like McDonalds, Dominos, Dunkin' Donuts, and Walgreens drug store. Four subway stops away at Franklin Avenue there are many restaurants with burgers, ice cream, vegetarian options, organic grocery stores, bars, coffee shops, wine stores, Thai food, shopping boutiques, live music, poetry readings, and yoga. Many students, young professionals, elderly, children live around-- it is very diverse and fun. It is very busy, lively and well lit; lots of traffic and people hanging out, loving life. Police station and Fire Station are two blocks away.
We are close to Prospect Park-- our favorite part of the borough, and the biggest reason we moved here! The Farmers' Market takes place every Saturday, and there are many large fields and trails to walk. There is also a gathering of Food Trucks every 1st and 3rd Sunday from 11am-5pm. This park was designed by the same people who designed Central Park.
We are located three blocks from the 2,5 trains at Church Avenue. We are also a 5 minute walk from the SBS 44 bus to Crown Heights, Bed-Stuy, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, and Williamsburg. We are near B35 bus, which takes you across Church Avenue. The B,Q trains (south to the beach, north to Manhattan) are a mile (20 minute) walk away.
**NOTE: Though our CHECK-IN and CHECK-OUT times are VERY FLEXIBLE, it is important to understand that many times, we have guests back to back. This means, if you are coming in on a red-eye flight and are arriving early in the morning, the previous guest may still be occupying the room until 11am. As we work and are not a full-time business (just a couple renting out a room to meet awesome travelers), we may not be able to change the sheets and thoroughly clean the room until later in the evening. If you are concerned about your schedule, PLEASE ASK so we can accommodate you! We may be able to have to room empty and ready by the time of your arrival by not booking for the night before. Additionally, because of time constraints, we may ask that you be packed up and OUT of the apartment on the morning of your checkout. You are always welcome to leave your bags, especially for those guests who have late evening flights (Who wants, or COULD, drag all that gear around?!). Thank you so much in advance for your understanding and flexibility!
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Weekly Price:||$410 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$1460 /month|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
Christa and Zach are nice folks. Altogether a pleasant stay.
Subway if very close and will get you to Manhattan in no time.
I was staying with Christa and Zach for more than a month (for my studying rotation). It was really a great experience. Despite being far from my family for such a long period of time, I felt comletly at home thanks to the guys' hospitality. It was especially a big pleasure to enter the house after a hard and exausting working day, to have a good conversation with Zach or Christa, to have some fun with two buddies (obviously, I'm speaking about the dogs:).
The house is very cozy, clean and well-decorated. I could find everything I needed for my entire month stay. The neighbourhood is completely safe - checked it at every time of the day:) A subway train will give you a pleasant ride to any attraction you need in Manhattan and not only there.
During my long stay there were a lot of guests who where coming for shorter periods of time and staying in the other guest-room, and everyone was really satisfied by everything.
If you consider coming to New York for any purpose - vacation, studying or business - this is definitely the best place to stay!
It was a great experience staying with Christa and Zach! Cookie and Ollie (their cute and awesome dogs) are very welcoming! They were very helpful and gave me great advice about the city. They are great host and made me feel like I was at home all the time and made sure I was comfortable. The room was very cozy and clean.I highly recommend them!!
Fantastic place to stay. Clean and tidy. Close to public transport. Christa and Zach are helpful and friendly too.
Enjoyed my stay a lot. 5/5 stars would visit again.
I had such a great time at Christa's and Zach's. They were so welcoming and helpful. The apartment is so lovely, nicely decorated and very clean. They provided a little guidebook for all the travelers that are new in the City and this was just so great. -I was happy to get some recommendations from real New Yorkers! ;-) Al in all I would totally love to come back and recommend to anyone who visits NYC to stay with Christa and Zach and their two little, supercute dogs!
The hosts are really friendly and helpful.Their place is nice and clean and has everything I need at a modest price.
Though I wasn't able to stay at Christa and Zach's place for very long, they were extremely hospitable and accomodating hosts! They keep a very cozy and clean home that is located close enough to the subway to get to other parts of the city but it is still tucked into a cool residential area that offers up some great looking restaurants!
All in all, I would definitely recommend this room for a solo traveler who is looking for a more "local"-esque experience, with plenty of accessilbity to all that NYC has to offer!
Christa and Zach were great. I needed a place to crash and store my stuff while i ran around, and their room and house were perfect. They offered super helpful tips on navigating the city. Real nice couple with cool dogs. Would recommend
Crista and Zach made me feel welcome, and were great hosts. They made sure I had everything I needed. The room was just like the pictures- it was clean and comfortable. It really was a quiet, relaxing experience like they advertised.
One thing that I wasn't aware of until I got there is that the neighborhood is not ethnically diverse (I was the only asian around and got frequent glances) which made me feel uncomfortable. I think it is an ok neighborhood overall, but there isn't a lot of foot traffic walking down the street to their home. Since I was new to the area and stood out, I felt like I had to walk very quickly down the street from the subway to their house at night. I hope that helps!
My stay at Christa and Zach's was definitely quiet and relaxing. I did not have the chance to meet Christa, but Zach was very nice. I drove to their apartment and had no trouble finding a parking space. Their place is very clean and quiet at night. The bed was also quite comfortable. If I get the chance I would stay again.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.