Beautiful vintage decorated 2 bedroom apartment with a secret garden in the heart of historic Brooklyn. Modern appliances with great heating and air conditioning throughout the house. Steps from great restaurants, cafes, nightlife, and transport.
I have a south facing, sun-drenched 2-bedroom apartment in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
The bedrooms are private and cozy. Each are open plan with wall-mounted racks for your clothing. They both have very comfy queen-sized beds with high thread count sheets. They also boast a lot of space under the bed for luggage or anything else.
The house has central heating and AC separate controls for each room, so you'll never be too hot or too cold.
As you can see in the pictures, the main room is a kitchen/living space which is shared. There is also a balcony outside the main space which has a stair access down to the garden. The garden is very large with lots of outdoor seating. The garden is shared during the week days with the coworking space I run on the first floor.
The apartment comes with free WiFi during your stay, and I provide a set of towels as well. (No one likes to travel with towels).
The kitchen could be called a chef's kitchen, because it's pretty big. The oven is convection and amazing, so is the induction cooktop. You're welcome to use all the cookware and dishes, and the full size refrigerator. I also have a very functional kettle. (If you've spent time in England, you know the importance of this.)
The neighborhood is awesome. The house is located just off Franklin Avenue, which has many great restaurants, bars, and shops. We have a wonderful supermarket just 2 blocks away.
The Subways A, C, 2, 3, 4, and 5 are all within a 5-minute walk. I get to midtown in 25-minutes easy. The A train, which comes from JFK airport, stops 4 blocks away at Nostrand Avenue. From the airport to my place is about 40-minutes.
There are plenty of parking spaces in this part of Brooklyn. If you need it, parking will not be a problem.
If you're thinking about coming with more than 4 people, the couch is a queen-sized pullout. It’s available as an option for a 5th or 6th person.
I have a great little neighborhood guide and some local maps to help you get a feel for the area. I'm also located just 2 blocks from a Citi Bike rental station, if you feel like using a bicycle to get around.
If you’re interested in renting a room here, let me know. If you haven't already, please thoroughly review the listing, including the room description, house rules, and guest reviews.
Sorry, no pets. Smokers, please smoke outside only.
NOTE: The stairs up to the apartment are temporary, they're not super pretty, but they do the trick. (I'll be replacing them eventually).
Guests are welcome to the kitchen, living room, bathroom, balcony, and garden.
Interaction with Guests
I'll be there for "check-in" and "check-out".
The neighborhood is awesome with the house located just off Franklin Ave which has lots of great restaurants, bars, and shops. We have a wonderful supermarket 2 blocks away.
The Subways A,C,4,5,2,3 are all within 5 minutes. I Get to midtown in 25 minutes easy. The A train which come from JFK airport is 4 blocks away at Nostrand Ave. Airport to my place in about 40 minutes.
Other Things to Note
The house has a projector which can be connected to your computer and allows for films or internet TV to be watched on a 12 foot projected screen with surround sound.
Here's a couple rules to help you and I have the best visit possible:
Leave the apartment as you found (website hidden) is welcome, just please clean up after yourself.
Have a great visit and please respect my home as you would your own. Let me know if you need anything at all. I'll do my best to accommodate and help in anyway I can.
The apartment is exactly as described…. Super super sunny! Maybe a little shade is the bedrooms will help in the morning!
Sam was very easy to communicate with and we never ran in any problem.
Sam was a great host and his apartment was so comfy and enjoyable (very nice garden)! He left addresses of great places to go, plans of the neighborhood, etc. The neighborhood is amazing, lots of nice bars, very good restaurants and most important, nearby lots of trains station. We definitely enjoyed our stay thanks to Sam's apartment! Merci beaucoup Sam!!
We really enjoyed our stay at Sam's bright stylish apartment and enjoyed the colorful neighborhood. Sam was also very helpful and responsive with communication.
The neighborhood is an interesting one, with many places to get grocery or to eat at, and Sam was of good advice. The flat is nice, we had breakfast on the balcony every morning. It is very easy to go to downtown with either the C or 5 line, or to Conney Island the other direction.
Pour un voyage d'affaire, un de mes équipiers a séjourné chez Sam. Très agréable, quartier sympathique. Un appartement clair et un hôte prévenant !
Thomas était vraiment content de son séjour !
Sam was a great host and my family loved living in his beautiful apartment. The apartment has great light, a comfortable living space and a very tasteful decor, right from the coffee table to the chandelier in the bathroom. The kitchen is spacious for those who want to cook their meals. The area is great and has some wonderful restaurants and bars and really charming to walk around in. Unfortunately, we left a little bit of mess when we checked out, which probably means that we won't get to stay in this wonderful apartment again, but for those of you who can, you absolutely must.
Sam's space is really stylish. He's clearly put a lot of work into making it a unique and classy home. We were travelling with our one-year-old toddler which presented some challenges, and I would not recommend this apartment to someone else travelling with a small child who might throw food on the rug, eat off the painted plywood floors, and pull things off shelves. We were able to make it work, and Sam was very helpful answering our questions. If you're young at heart, hip and excited to explore gritty Brooklyn, this place is ideal.
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I run a fashion consulting company working concept to completion in all aspect of the industry. I also run a coworking space where 7 other freelancers share ideas and good vibes. I love all thing art and design. I'm very easy going and respectful. I'm interested in traveling broadly and living locally. When I travel, I prefer to live as much like a local and stay away from the "main attractions".
I love vintage and antiques.
I love motorcycles.
I love breakfast.
I love to read and understand current affairs.
I love a good chat and to learn about other peoples professions, especially if they're passionate about them.
I look forward to hosting and or staying with you.