About this listing
Be our houseguest in the ProCro neighborhood on Prospect/Crown Heights border. Close to Manhattan, my apartment, in an early 20th century building is roomy, comfortable & perfect for business & leisure travel. Zsu Zsu and I are eager to host you!
Interested in a stay of 30 days or more? See my listing "Brooklyn Jewel Near Subway".
Please read. Most answers to your questions are answered here.
**This is a 'Private Room' (guest room) listing!!! I also live here with my dog Zsu Zsu.
**You have to have a verified ID to book
** This listing has the 'Instant Book' feature, meaning you need not ask me if it is available. It also means that while you make up your mind, someone else can book the dates you want as does happen frequently. Just be aware.
**Please provide names of all persons in your party.
Comfortable and light-filled guest room with a double bed is perfect for one or two people. If I change the configuration, the bedroom can also comfortably accommodate an Aerobed that is available as well, for a total of 4 persons. 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.
The building is wheelchair accessible, but the size of the bathroom will not accommodate a wheelchair. It will work best for a guest who has some ambulatory abilities.
While the room can sleep four, I only recommend this for NO LONGER THAN 3-4 DAYS MAX. Contact me before booking.
Guest room and all common areas (bath, living room, kitchen, balcony).
Interaction with guests
I reside at this listing and I work from home, but I am available to talk to my guests when they are around.
This works best when my guests are out early and return late!
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 (less than 20 mv binutes).
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 a 3 year old Portuguese Water Dog dog named Zsu Zsu (the same breed as Bo and Sunny Obama). SHE IS HYPOALLERGENIC (i.e., does not cause allergies). She is about 50 lbs (20 kilos), 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 and it cannot be duplicated.
- 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. You may smoke on the balcony if you like.
(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.
(7) No illegal activity of any kind will be tolerated.
-Do not leave your toiletries in the bathroom. I can provide baskets if you need one to keep your things in and transport between your room and the bath.
-Do not use my toiletries. If you need toothpaste, I would be happy to provide it.
-If you need additional linens, please ask and I will be happy to provide them. The towels on the upper rack in the bath are not for guests, so please don't help yourself to them.
-Kitchen use is limited to the use of the microwave and the toaster oven. There's enough space in the fridge for a carton of milk and eggs only.
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.