Blue Room for 2 +\ bonuses $1300 mo

House - Private room · Decatur St, Brooklyn, NY 11216, United States

The Space

A beautiful room for two people in a historical four stories brownstone with original wood details from the 1800s, on a lovely quiet block, one block away from subway, laundry mat, supermarket, and shopping. Guests will have private use of a fully functional, modern, all stainless steel kitchen on the upstairs floor. All expenses are included and rooms are WiFi ready.
The room has a queen size bed, a small sofa, and a round table where you can eat at. The bathroom is private, it has a claw feet bathtub and it is right outside the room. NEW MATTRESS! Very comfortable! (We had a true odyssey with the mattress as you may read from our clients reviews. Unfortunately it took us two different tries and 45 days in between them with nightmarish customers service to boot it to get the right one, but WE DID IT!!)

Linens and towels are provided by us.
a 10% discount at Mac's Landing for brunch in the weekends.

When they are in groups of four or five or of six or seven, guests can also book the Purple and Red Room, if these are available
Each room has its private bathroom. Only the Blue Room's bathroom has a tub. The Purple Room and the Red Room each have a shower.
There is only one guest kitchen on the upstairs floor. It is fully functional, modern, all stainless steel. It is shared among the guests of the three rooms.
The Blue and the Purple Room are on the second floor of the house.
The kitchen is upstairs from the Blue and Purple Rooms floor.
The Red Room and the living room is on the parlor floor (first floor).

The Blue Room is rented per night as well as per week and per month.
Per night it is $ 90
Per week it is $ 630
$1200 per week if rented with the Red Room (three to four people, group rate)
$1300 per week if rented with the Purple Room (four to five people, group rate)
$ 1800 per week if rented with the Purple Room and the Red Room (six to seven people, group rate)
Per month the Blue room is $1300.
Note: The $1300 monthly price for the Blue room is calculated per 4 weeks (28 to 30 days) even though airbnb does not have a way to calculate the price on a per 4 week basis but on a 30 days basis. In other words, regardless of what airbnb will show as a price on the dashboard, in the event that you will want to rent the room for 28 or 29 days, the price will be 1300$ minimum for four weeks and will remain $1300 from 28 to 30 days. It will then go up 95$ per day.

Note: Guests must be cat lovers, however no cats or dogs are allowed here (we already have cats, which you are welcome to spoil and visit
Smoking is NOT allowed anywhere in the house.

Guest Access

There are three laundromats right around the house, a public library two roads down, plenty of coffee shops, restaurants, wine bars. A post office, and two supermarkets are also very close by.

Interaction with Guests

We live on the premises so we are always available to help you with info and to make your sojourn more comfortable in any way we can.

The Neighborhood

We are in New York! And Brooklyn is the new hip place of the city, with plenty of culture and shopping during the day and an exciting night life: restaurants, bars, clubs, cinemas, theaters, museums, art galleries, the Brooklyn Academy of Music with a full program of
events 365 days a year, a fantastic park -Prospect Park- and so many different neighborhoods to explore. Our neighborhood is called Bedford Stuyvesant: it is African American, Caribbean, and African, with plenty of music, ethnic restaurants and coffee shops.

Getting around

Bedford Stuyvesant is close to both JFK airport and La Guardia airport and the Long Island Railroad, which gives you quick access to Long Island.
We are close to Fort Greene, Williamsburg, Park Slope, Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, and Dumbo.
We are 20 minutes away from Manhattan on the blue line (C and A trains).

Other Things to Note

Linens and towels are provided by us.
a 10% discount at Mac's Landing for brunch in the weekends.
CATS ON THE PREMISES!! Not in your rooms of course, but they are freely allowed to go around the house, so you will meet them! And their fluffy hair!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $630 /week
Monthly Price: $1300 /month
Cleaning Fee: $25
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Lovely space, lovely people, lovely cats. We stayed for a full month and enjoyed living here. The subway two blocks away makes everything accessible, the kitchen is well-stocked, and Tippy and JP are ever-gracious hosts. HIGHLY recommend.

    April 2014
  • My friend and I needed a place in new York for a long weekend. Tippy's place was perfect. Quiet , warm and inviting. Tippy is a lovely person. Very friendly and ready to help with any questions you may have. I loved the little quiet neighborhood and the subway was a block and a half away. The room and bed were very comfortable and very clean and very spacious . The kitchen had everything you could possibly need. Great environment and when I go back I would stay at Tippy's again.!!!!

    December 2013
  • Had a great stay in New York in this characterful brownstone in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. Very good instructions on getting to the house on arrival (arrived in the evening, NB actual entrance quite unobtrusive, with ivy over one side). Tippy also kindly sorted out cab booking back to the airport on departure. Excellent transport links once there make this an excellent base from which to explore Manhattan and Brooklyn. Was so busy doing this I didn't get time to talk enough to Tippy, which was clearly my loss. Ah well, there's always next time, would be delighted to stay there again.

    October 2013
  • I stayed with my boyfriend at JT and Tippy's in the blue room for 5 days. The house has a very particular and warm design, the room is big and the bed comfy. Tippy was very kind and available. We checked in very early in the morning 'cause our flight landed before 6am and she welcomed us and was responsive in keeping in touch all the time before that moment. We had a whole bathroom for us at the same floor, very colorful and relaxing. A couple of cons may be the wifi network in the room, not working amazingly and the bath tub not very comfy for showering but I definitely recommend this airbnb. The subway is very close, less than 5 min walking. The neighbourhood is not that charming but it's fine. Thank you for hosting us!

    September 2013
  • We had to sadly cancel our stay at JT and Tippy's, but they were so gracious and generous to us. Tippy even kept our reservation open for us in case we're able to come to NY in the future! Great hosts, even from afar!

    June 2013
  • I booked with JT and Tippy the first time I used AirBnB and had a fantastic experience! My 8-yo daughter and I stayed with them when vacationing in NYC, and their house is a lovely, quiet place to relax after spending each day exploring the city. I couldn't have asked for a better experience, and could recommend them to anyone!


    June 2013
  • Tippy and JT are two truly impressive and kindhearted people, and are the best hosts one could wish for. Their home was a sanctuary for us over our three month stay in New York, during one of the coldest winters the city has seen. We quickly felt completely comfortable and cared-for in their home, sharing breakfast together one morning soon after we arrived, lunch in chinatown, coffee and chats in the kitchen and late night catch ups in the lounge room. I always felt comfortable to drop in on Tippy downstairs to ask her a question – which often turned into a great conversation, eventually ending in me being ushered out by the most gorgeous landlady ever, only to realise I'd forgotten to ask my question! Their place is old, grand and homely, with four cats lolling about in the lounge room, on the staircase and in the kitchen just waiting to have their head scratched. The room we stayed in (the blue room) is very generously sized, with a huge walk-in wardrobe space, a big cupboard for storage, a lovely big bed, a couch, a dining table, dresser, and still enough room for two people to lay out yoga mats and have a morning stretch on the floor. The house is in a great neighbourhood, with a strong sense of community. The local cafe (The Pantry) was like an extension on the lounge room for me, and Peaches Restaurant around the corner an irresistible weekend brunch spot with live jazz and a totally buzzing energy. When I return to New York, I'll be making a bee-line for Tippy and JT's place.

    May 2013
    JT And Tippy
    Response from JT And Tippy:

    Thank you, Tess and Lucas! You know this house loved you dearly, it still carries your scent. And I think the cats search for you in the Blue Room. We miss you guys and hope to have you back here soon!

  • Love love love! JT and Tippy were great hosts and we felt just at home! The house was filled with beautiful things (not forgetting the cutest cats on earth, play with Sophia - my personal favorite!), definitely one of a kind. Tippy was especially welcoming - she showered us with gifts during the holiday season and also let us receive mails and packages via her home address which was really nice! The guest kitchen that was made available to us was perfect as it was fully-equipped and stocked (Sophia came in often to watch us make supper, she's so cute). A couple of things to note, the bed is really old and yet to be changed, and the bath tub has no shower curtain (because there is no way to install one, it is meant to be a tub). It also bothered me a little that the curtain in the bathroom does not fully cover the area of the window. But these matters were small, and my boyfriend and I were able to get by perfectly fine! We had problems accessing the house wifi a few times but Tippy responded to our needs very quickly. We had the best brunch over at Peaches restaurant while staying at JT and Tippy's - highly recommend!! Anyway, I really loved staying there and it felt like a home away from home. Thank you for having us JT and Tippy, all the best!!!

    January 2013
    JT And Tippy
    Response from JT And Tippy:

    Thank you, Ginny, we loved having you! To our prospective guests: the right mattress is finally on the way -it hasn't been a lucky purchase, we had to return the one we bought twice in between guests, for different reasons!-. About the curtain in the bathroom, thank you, Ginny, for noticing this, we will add a white curtain under the existing one to keep the light in but add more privacy.

  • JT and Tippy were my very first Airbnb-hosts, and the experience couldn't have been better! I had a wonderful room in their really lovely brownstone full of atmosphere and beautiful things.

    The house having its own spell would yet be nothing without the people who live in it. Specially Tippy was very welcoming and supported me in every way. She kindly invited me to their vivacious Christmas tree ceremony and proved strong nerves in helping me find a further host for the last days (their place being already booked). It turned out that we have a lot of interests in common, and I would have loved to have more time for talking. Not to be forgotten the cats, 4 lovely ladies, who always care for a cozy moment with inclined visitors. Thank you so much all of you for this wonderful experience!

    December 2012
    JT And Tippy
    Response from JT And Tippy:

    Thank you, Stefanie for being so lovely and filling the home with your laughter! We really enjoyed having you!! Come back soon!

  • Just got back in town today from our trip. We stayed at JT & Tippy's for one night, right after the hurricane-slash-superstorm Sandy messed up the coastal areas and took out electricity around NYC. The house was inland away from the worst of it and everything was safe and sound in their neighborhood, and actually very quiet. They made us feel right at home, even pulling coats and scarves out of the closets to make sure we were bundled up for the weather. As sundown approached, we got caught up in the height of rush hour trying to get back for our bags. Running very late, JT got us a cab and out the door in 3 minutes and delivered to JFK in perfect time! Everything worked out and our hearts managed to slow down once we got checked in. But at least we got a great story to tell.

    November 2012
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Liceo Ginnasio Marco Tullio Cicerone, The City College of New York, New York University, NYU
Musician and movelist
Jt is a musician and a college professor of Orchestration, Tippy is a novelist and a college professor of Ancient Greek literature. We are usually home creating or else we are on the road, playing music or lecturing and presenting books, respectively.
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