Everyone knows that Brooklyn is hot and nowhere in Brooklyn is hotter than the ProCro neighborhood which borders Prospect Heights and Crown Heights. This charming apartment in a early 20th century building is perfect for business & leisure travel
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Comfortable and light-filled room perfect for one or two people. Can also accommodate two adults and one or two children. The bedroom has one full size (double) bed and can comfortably accommodate one twin or one full size Aerobed that are available as well. The apartment has one bathroom which is shared. Ceiling fans in every room and air conditioners keep the space comfortable in summer. Hardwood floors and high loft ceilings and private access to lovely landscaped balcony. If you are interested in the entire apartment for more people or just more privacy, there are dates available in November and December. The listing is "The Jewel In The Crown" https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/3220028.
Guest room and all common areas (bath, living room, kitchen, balcony).
Interaction with Guests
I reside at this listing and am at work most of the time (and sometimes work from home), but I am available to talk to my guests when they are around.
Friendly, youthful, diverse, dog friendly, lovely neighborhood great little shops, cafés, restaurants and entertainment. This neighborhood is a great place to hang out and explore and not an outpost from which you must escape into Manhattan. It quintessential New York. In the immediate neighborhood are the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, Prospect Park, and the Barclays Center is in walking distance. The immediate neighborhood also features excellent restaurants, venues offering jazz, blues and indie rock. So stay in Brooklyn or run around Manhattan. Either way, you will have a great time.
Six subway lines and 3 bus lines in close proximity for quick rides into Manhattan or around Brooklyn. There is a subway stop on the block. Getting into Manhattan is very quick, only 4 stops to Bowling Green stop on the 4 or 5 trains (about 20 minutes).
Travel to and from JFK by taxi is about 25 mins and $40-45. By public transportation it is about 1 to 1-1/2 hours depending on time of day and day of week.
Other Things to Note
- I have an 11 month old Portuguese Water Dog puppy named Zsu Zsu. SHE IS HYPOALLERGENIC (i.e., does not cause allergies. She is VERY friendly, happy, and affectionate and a bit exuberant.
-LOST KEY FEE $100. Outside door key is a security key I have to purchase from the landlord.
- Linens ARE included in the cost of your reservation. There is no need to bring your own.
I am a very easy going person and not crazy about writing rules, but not everything is obvious to everybody.
(1) Keep it clean
(2) No smoking inside.
(3) No illegal drug use.
(4) Your room and common area is for your use. My room is off limits.
(5) Respect the neighbors.
(6) No stealing.
My wife and I had a delightful time staying with Ivy in her "ProCro" (realtor-speak for Prospect Heights/Crown Heights) apartment this past wintry weekend. The apartment is on the fourth floor of a secure apartment building (a residence for nurses-in-training in a former incarnation) and we were able to find free parking on the street right in front of her building all weekend long. Nearby Vanderbilt Street has some excellent ethnic and contemporary American restaurants, and both Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Museum are in easy walking distance. The area is very well served by the subway system, too, so getting into Manhattan for theater and museums is not a problem.
Ivy is very friendly and open and makes a wonderful host. Although we've used Airbnb a number of times when we've traveled as a family, we've never stayed in a private room with a host before. Ivy's well-educated, courteous, helpful, and a delightful conversationalist - we couldn't have had a better time with her. Also, her Portuguese water dog (Zsu-Zsu) is as friendly and sweet a dog as you're ever likely to meet and, I think, hypo-allergenic to boot. The whole experience was as easy and pleasant as it could possibly have been. Wholly and highly recommended.
Ivy was delightful and very welcoming. The neighborhood was enjoyable. The accommodations were a bit tight, but the bedroom was clean and pleasant. We also loved the dog.
I had an excellent stay here. Ivy (and Zsuzsu) were great hosts, and I would definitely stay there again. Plus Crown Heights is a great neighborhood to be in.
Very cordial host. The room more than met our needs. Close to our son (1 block away) and easy walk to the subway. Lots to eat and do in this burgeoning neighborhood.
My friends and I absolutely loved staying at Ivy's place. Ivy gave us great advice on places to go too and was so easy and enjoyable to talk too while we were there. Her place was nice and clean as well. Not too mention, Ivy's puppy Zsu Zsu was great - beautiful fun puppy that was great company while we were at her place.
The location is perfect for us, too. If you're looking for some fun places to go out too, it is only about a 5/10 minute walk to Franklin and Washington streets where there are great places to drink and hangout. By subway, you can get from Ivy's to Manhattan in about 45 minutes or less. By taxi, we got from Ivy's to the financial district for $30.
Highest recommendation for this place!!
Ivy was a great host, very accommodating. We enjoyed her dog (very sweet) and the the apartment is directly next to the subway station, making it an ideal location. The subway ride to Times Square wasn't very long. The only negative part was a party next door that kept us up one night.
The entire experience with our recent Air B&B was wonderful. Ivy's apartment is in a delightful neighborhood, close to subway access, eateries and is very comfortable. What more could one ask. Her apartment was so-well organized one easily became familiar with the surroundings. And though she lives on the 4th floor, the elevator glides one to the apartment. Very secure and welcoming, her site is certainly worthy of serious consideration for anyone visiting Crown Heights.
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Born into a family that loves to entertain and are great hosts, I will make sure your stay in New York is comfortable and enjoyable. Since I became an Airbnb host, I have met lots of wonderful people from all over the U.S. and the world. I really consider it my pleasure and privilege to be an Airbnb host.