About This Listing
Modern conveniences, elegant finishes in 19th century house. Full-floor master suite (on 2nd floor) private entry, private bath, 10-foot ceilings, hardwood floors, central AC & chandeliers. 3 subway lines just across the street to all of NYC fast.
Suite is furnished for comfort and technology needs: Queen-size Duxiana bed, 32" Sony flat screen HDTV and Bose SoundDock. Antique bachelor's chest to unpack your clothes. Private en suite bathroom has deep whirlpool Zen tub, European vanity, Duravit toilet and carrera marble floor.
Bedroom is at the rear of the house.
Living room with two windows overlooks a prairie fire apple tree in the front garden. Cozy up on the down-filled sofa in front of the romantic, but alas, non-working fireplace. There’s a desk for computer use and a compact refrigerator for beverages and snacks. Please note: there is not a full kitchen. When possible we share our well-equipped chef's kitchen .
IMPORTANT: There is construction on a large building on the corner of our block. Now our next door neighbor has begun a renovation. There may be construction noise on weekdays from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm. Some days there is no activity and it is as quiet as ever. The apartment is peaceful in the evenings; early risers sleep very comfortably. We don’t want you to be disappointed. Our price reflects a discount because of possible noise in daytime hours.
The suite is on the parlor floor (9 steps up from the street). It accommodates two adults. It is not child-proof or child-friendly so we are unable to accept infants or children.
The minimum stay is 4 nights from April-December, except for major holidays, when it is 5 nights.
The house is 112 years old and has been renovated. We preserved some of the old features including the yellow pine hardwood floor in the living room/lounge. Note that this flooring is soft and easily gouged by heavy luggage. Please be kind to it.
Know too that we live in the house and are present during your stay. This is important because it means that we are legal in NYC.
This world-renowned neighborhood has enchantments to suit every taste. Your guest suite is very close to 5th and 7th Avenue shopping, cafes, restaurants, bars and entertainment.
Food lovers have a vast array of choices from Dizzy’s (a finer diner) and the Bagel Pub, to the award-winning Al di la. Sample specialty markets and weekend farmers’ markets. Other well-loved choices: patisseries and The Chocolate Room. Starbucks is on 7th Ave.
Fans of architecture spot gems walking through Brownstone Brooklyn.
For runners, picnickers and casual amblers, it’s 5 blocks to Prospect Park, the masterpiece of Olmsted & Vaux, who designed Central Park. Nature lovers can further indulge in the adjoining Brooklyn Botanical Garden (use our passes for FREE admission). The Brooklyn Museum boasts great exhibitions and a permanent collection that wows.
Designer boutiques, vintage & thrift shops, and flea markets.
Entertainment & Nightlife:
Walk to Barclays Center arena, home of the Brooklyn Nets, concerts and many special events.
Live music at Barbes, Union Hall (bocce too!), and Bell House. Comedy some nights in these venues.
Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) for film, theater, dance and more.
•Free WiFi and cable TV
•Fresh bed linens & towels
•AC, fans, and heat in winter
•Delicious coffees and teas and yogurt for breakfast
•Subway and bus maps
•Board games & playing cards in case of rain
Interaction with Guests
We enjoy our role as hosts to guests from around the world. Our neighborhood guide helps you discover all the best experiences of Park Slope and the best of many neighborhoods beyond.
Located at the intersection of Park Slope, Gowanus and Carroll Gardens you can treat yourself to old B'lyn & new BK by strolling north, south, east or west to see contrasts, changes and the vibrancy of these multi-ethnic, multi-generational communities.
Transportation & Parking
It’s only steps to the F and R subway lines that whisk you to Manhattan, also the G to hipster Williamsburg.
The F train takes you to lower Manhattan, Greenwich Village, Chelsea, Macy's, midtown, Rockefeller Center, or to Coney Island. The R connects with a major hub at Atlantic Avenue to take you anywhere you like in Manhattan or to the Long Island Railroad.
There’s on street parking and you can usually find a space on our block (particularly at off peak times).
Other Things to Note
Important: be sure to read the full description - see the note about construction in the neighborhood.
Our rules are common sense. Guests are expected to practice good bathroom etiquette, and abide by NYC's recycling laws.
•No smoking in the home or front yard. Our neighbors appreciate it if you go across the street to smoke.
•No pets, no parties, no outside visitors or overnight guests without previous clearance
•Do not engage in illegal activities in the apartment or on the property
•If you break or damage something, tell us so we can arrange for its replacement or repair
•Do not leave any food out & please do not eat in the bedroom
•Hang up the towels on one of the 2 towel racks or hooks (2) on the back of the bathroom door
•If you shower, turn on the vent fan (middle switch on the wall) and let it run for a few minutes afterward
•Clean hair and whiskers from the tub & sink
•Do not open windows when the central AC is on
•The City levies a fine if we don't recycle properly. In the Living Room you’ll see a stainless trash can that has separate compartments for two categories of recyclables (labeled on the inside). A black wire wastebasket with the white liner is for garbage.
If you are new to Airbnb you may not know that there is no daily housekeeping service. While linens and towels are provided, maid service is not included in the rental rate.
On arrival all guests must present a government-issued photo ID. Some nefarious people have used airbnb for criminal activity. Not that showing us an ID protects anyone but it gives us at least the illusion.
Check-ins are welcome anytime between 4:00 pm and 9:00 pm.
•We require that the entire guest party plan to arrive before 9:00 pm. Because the house has some very costly furnishings and a few quirks it is essential that we give you an orientation. This is required for everyone who will stay here. The only time we have ever had a problem was when one guest was unaware of what is offered and what is not.
•Once you've made travel plans please let us know when you plan to arrive. If your travel plans mean you will arrive after 9:00 pm there is a $25 fee for late arrival up until midnight. No guests will be admitted later. Of course we understand there might be a late arrival if there’s a flight delay – we track incoming flights to know and expect that.
•The house is 112 years old and has been renovated. We preserved some of the old features including the yellow pine wood floor in the living room/lounge. Note that this flooring is soft and easily gouged by heavy luggage. Please be kind to it. We ask guests to leave their shoes/boots at the door (inside because the foyer is shared space - there is a shoe tray behind the sofa).
Code word: brio
Finally, plan to have fun, sleep well and enjoy!
Rie and Richard are very friendly.
They let me keep my luggage after i checked out and even shared their pass to Botanic Garden.
The suite is exquisite indeed, every small detail of it has its unique character. The bed was comfortable, so i slept well after long walks.
The neighbourhood is nice, nearby restaurants are great, Prospect Park, Botanic Garden and Brooklyn Museum are 20 mins walk, a subway station is right across the street.
What a perfect apartment to stay in when visiting NYC!
The location is great with the subway literally across the street and only 20 minutes to mid-town Manhattan.
The area is special, with pretty brownstone houses, plenty of inexpensive local eateries and a real community feel. Prospect Park is a gem and only a short distance away.
The apartment is exactly as it says on the Airbnb site - exquisite - and our host was wonderful from initial enquiry to our sad farewell.
If you're going to New York, we would unreservedly recommend it.
Jane & Frank, Dublin, Ireland.
We were in Brooklyn to visit our daughter, who lives in Park Slope, and Marie and Richard's space was a perfect home away from home for our trip. Clean, comfortable and decorated with lovely touches and interesting artwork, it certainly lived up to our expectations. An often overlooked plus, in the city, was it's proximity to the subway. F and R trains are right across the street. Don't worry, that isn't a noise factor at all, but a great convenience! Really cut down on the walking, of which there is always plenty of in NYC. Great restaurants only a few blocks away and general services just up the corner. Hosts were very welcoming and hospitable. We will definitely stay again when in the area.
Marie & Richard made excellent hosts, and were most accommodating in allowing us to store our luggage before and after our stay. The apt is right across the road from the subway station, which was a blessing after being on our feet all day. Water, yogurt and coffee pods were supplied for us, and we didn't miss a kitchen.
We absolutely loved The Daisey Diner and ate there for breakfast most days. The Fifth Ave Diner was also good value. For dinner we walked along to Union St to the Dinosaur BBQ and also had a nice light meal at Pork Slope. We love how friendly and quiet this area is and will definately be back :)
Marie and Richard welcomed us on arrival and we felt at home from the beginning of our stay in Brooklyn. The location was brilliant; easy access to the subway for a Manhattan experience but the real joy was what was on offer in the Park Slope area. Great restaurants, cafes, quirky shops and beautiful parks. Marie and Richard were the perfect hosts and have every right to be proud of their home and neighborhood. It was a wonderful sanctuary to return to at the end of a busy day of exploration. Our stay with Richard and Marie in Brooklyn was a memorable one. I cannot recommend the 'Exquisite Master Suite, Private Bathroom' accommodation highly enough. We hope to return one day.
Rob and Fran.
About the Host, Rie
An explorer of places, experiences and ideas. I fell in love with Park Slope and count myself fortunate to live here. Our 110-year-old Brooklyn rowhouse reflects the assiduous care taken to give it 21st century comforts with the relaxed charm of a family home. My husband Richard, a stage and film actor, is the mayor of our block - he loves to chat with passersby and their dogs. He and I have traveled in Asia, Europe, Latin America and hiked many US states. Now we explore the boroughs of NYC to discover the treasures, secrets and delicacies of other neighborhoods. That's how we find exciting and delightful things to share with our guests. A researcher by nature and profession, I enjoy finding what's new, fun and satisfying.
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