Purple Room for 2 + bonuses1450/mo

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

The Purple Room is large and sunny with three windows. It has a fireplace and it is gracefully furnished with a sofa, a coffee table, an antique dresser, a closet, a desk/table and it comfortably sleeps three people with two comfortable large beds.

Your host, JT And Tippy
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The Purple Room is large and sunny with three windows. It has a fireplace and it is gracefully furnished with a sofa, a coffee table, an antique dresser, a closet, a desk/table and it comfortably sleeps three people with two comfortable large beds.

The Space

A beautiful large room for three people with two comfortable beds, a sofa, a fireplace and three large windows 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. A private bathroom with a shower only.

Linens and towels are provided by us.

a 10% discount at Mac's Landing for brunch and lunch during the weekend.

When they are in groups of four or five or of six or seven, guests can also book the Blue and the 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 bedrooms floor.
The Red Room and the living room is on the parlor floor (first floor).

$95 per night
$665 per week
$1200 per week if rented with the Blue Room or the Red Room (four or five people, group rate)
$ 1800 per week if rented with the Purple Room and the Red Room (six people, group rate)
$ 1450 per month. The Purple Room, when rented on a monthly basis will only be rented to a maximum of two people.
$ Note: The $1450 monthly price for the Red room is calculated per 4 weeks (28 to 30 days) even though airbnb does not have a way to calculate the price on a per 4 week basis but on a 30 days basis. In other words, regardless of what airbnb will show as a price on the dashboard, in the event that you will want to rent the room for 28 or 29 days, the price will still be 1450$ minimum for four weeks and will remain $1450 from 28 to 30 days. It will then go up 115$ per day.

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

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. We are always available to help you with information and to make your stay mor uncomfortable..

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

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: $665 /week
Monthly Price: $1450 /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
  • Tippy and JT were absolutely wonderful! Their home is gorgeous, clean, and very comfortable. I felt right at home, especially since I love kittens :))) My boyfriend and I only stayed for one night, but we will absolutely be back. We had the most engaging conversation in the foyer before leaving, and we plan on continuing said conversation over dinner sometime in the future. I can't wait to stay here again and actually visit this time. Thank you!!!!

    May 2014
  • Dear Tippy & JT,
    We had a wonderful stay at your house, it's very quaint, warm and has very good access both by Train (Metro) and Buses. We stayed at the Purple Room which had an attached bathroom and is very much like the pictures suggest. We would surely like to visit and stay there again. We would also like to thank Tippy and JT for giving us the place at very short notice (I mailed regarding the booking by 7.00 am in the morning and by 9.30 am we had finalized everything). Tippy was very helpful and gave me the best options on what would be the best way to travel around New York and to get to the Airport as my wife was arriving later in the day. Tippy was always ready to give us advice and answer our many questions. A special thank you to your Daughter who was also very helpful and always smiling. We also got to meet the cats and they are so cute. Wish we had more time to spend with Tippy and her family. Tippy was very accommodating, she allowed us to leave our luggage behind for a day. Overall we had a great time and our stay was wonderful at the Purple room. Our thanks to Tippy and JT once again for all they did to make our stay special. Hope you do visit India and al the best.
    Thanks and keep in touch.
    Regards, Manoj & Nita.

    April 2014
    JT And Tippy
    Response from JT And Tippy:

    Manoj and Nita, thank you so much for your kindness. It was such a pleasure to have you here partake of your gentle energy. We wish you the best in all your endeavors and hope to meet you again! JT and Tippy

    April 2014
  • What an amazing time we spent at Tippy's and JT's place! Their house is such a lovely and welcoming place. They are wonderful hosts, always easy to reach, ready to help, answer questions and give you the best suggestions for restaurants, bars etc.

    And, besides that, there are several things that made our stay so wonderful. First of all, the room is huge and cozy at the same time, and the private bathroom gives you the privacy you need for longer periods of time. The house is also huge so you can come in and out without feeling like you are disturbing someone. The cats are all amazing - and Sophia! I truly miss her already. The most adorable cat there is. The neighborhood is really beautiful : we loved to take a walk and see the houses. There are a lot of delis nearby and the amazing Peaches Restaurant for a brunch on the weekend. Tippy and JT: thanking for making our first month so perfect!

    February 2014
  • Staying with JT and Tippy was an exceptional experience! We arrived long before check in, but Tippy was able to accommodate us early, which we greatly appreciated. They both offered detailed descriptions of local transit and several suggestions for local dining and nightlife. The home and decor are superb and the room featured two comfortable beds, a private bath, and even a fireplace. I would have loved to have stayed longer. Thanks again!

    January 2014
  • Our stay at Tippy's and JT's was unfortunately very brief, we stayed just one night, but my aunt and I really enjoyed it. The room is like a dream, lots of light thanks to the huge windows, very comfortable and a private bathroom. Tippy was a great host (unfortunately we didn't have the pleasure to meet JT) and suggested us a very good place for dinner in the neighborhood, plus we found out we were all from the same country which made us feel even more at home.
    I highly recommend their place and if I get the chance to be in Brooklyn again I would definitely like to stay here.

    November 2013
    JT And Tippy
    Response from JT And Tippy:

    Thank you, Nathalie!! Come back!! We will be glad to see you again!!

    November 2013
  • When my parents visited us in NY, they stayed at Tippy's place. They had a great time and really enjoyed their beautiful place and the very charming purple room. The location is perfect on a 1 minute walk from the C line. Thank you for having us!

    November 2013
  • I had a terrific time during my holiday at NYC and I owe it to my nice staying at JT and Tippy's place. The place is very well located, the house is awesome, and the room is clean and cozy. Tippy is an incredible host, she was paying attention to all our needs and she was always in contact with us either by phone or email. I highly recommend this place for any future references and for sure I will be back next time I visit the city.

    November 2013
  • I really enjoyed my stay at JT and Tippy's house. The room was quite lovely and clean. The on suite bathroom and kicking door were nice to have, and the close access to the train made my getting around much easier. I only got to meet Tippy, but she is a very kind woman and even offered to help me find a place to stay for my last 2 days in New York, which I had foolishly left to chance. She also recommended a really nice Italian restaurant close to her house which was fantastic. I highly recommend staying at their house if you visit New York, I likely will again.

    September 2013
  • I have been in the Purple Room for 1 month, my first month in NYC after my moving from Rome. Tippy and JT made me feel at home, I love them, Tippy is kind and motherly, JT is incredibly fun!! the purple room is wonderful, I spent nights studying under the giant window in a movie like atmosphere, if you want to live the true American experience, go in that house.

    September 2013
  • Estuvimos por un mes en la habitaciones. Nos gusto mucho la cercania que tiene con el subway y la habitacion, esta es amplia y luminosa. Lo mejor dela estadia son jt y tippy, se portaron de maravilla y siempre fueron muy amables. Respondian cualquier inquietud sobre NY y eran de mucha ayuda. Recomiendo mucho esta habitaciones y la posibilidad que conocer a los dueños. Les deseamos lo mejor y nos volveriamos a quedar. :)

    July 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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