About this listing
Set in a 1800 brownstone with original period details this room is perfect for a couple! Its majestic Balinese Bed is cozy and inspires writing, thinking, daydreaming. Lounge on the deck with your coffee or wine and relax after a day in the city.
Two people will be happy in this lovely Red room in a historical four stories 1899 Edwardian brownstone with original wood details on a lovely quiet street, one block away from subway, laundromat, supermarket, and shopping. Cafes, restaurants, and wine bars all around.
Private bathroom in the room (shower only) and deck. It sleeps two in large canopy Balinese bed and sits two around large oval desk/table. Plenty of books to read in Italian and English in well furnished library while sitting on comfortable chair. Refrigerator, toaster, coffee maker, and microwave in the room.
The room has three large windows and through one of them you can have access to the deck. Two lounge chairs and an umbrella await you for coffee or lemonade.
When they are in groups of four or five or of six or seven, guests can also book the Blue and the Purple Room, if these are available.
Each room has its private bathroom. Only the red bathroom, which belongs to the Blue Room, has a tub. The Purple Room (as the Red Room) has only 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 and is located two floors above the Red room.
The Purple Room and the Blue Room are on the second floor of the house.
The kitchen is upstairs from the bedrooms floor, on the third floor.
The Red Room and the living room are on the parlor floor (first floor).
Children are welcome. In fact we adore them.
Linens and towels are provided by us. We do not provide beach towels.
The room (the whole house) is WiFi ready.
We have cats in the house. If you are even slightly allergic, please do not inquire with us.
The Red Room pricing:
$90 per night
$630 per week
$1200 per week if rented with the Blue Room (three to four people, group rate)
$1300 per week if rented with the Purple Room (four to five people, group rate)
$1800 per week if rented with the Purple Room and the Blue Room (six to seven people, group rate)
$1350 per month
Note: The $1350 monthly price for the Red room is calculated per 4 weeks (28 to 30 days) even though airbnb does not have a way to calculate the price on a per 4 week basis but on a 30 days basis. In other words, regardless of what airbnb will show as a price on the dashboard, in the event that you will want to rent the room for 28 or 29 days, the price will still be 1350$ minimum for four weeks and will remain $1350 from 28 to 30 days. It will then go up 90$ per day.
Note: Guests must be cat lovers, however no cats or dogs are allowed here (we already have cats, which you are welcome to spoil and visit
with. PLEASE: IF YOU ARE EVEN SLIGHTLY ALLERGIC TO PETS, THIS HOUSE IS NOT FOR YOU. EVEN THOUGH CATS MIGHT NOT COME IN YOUR ROOM THEY ARE FREE TO GO AROUND THE HOUSE AND MIGHT HAVE BEEN IN YOUR ROOM WITH OTHER GUESTS BEFORE). Babies and children are absolutely welcome.
Smoking is NOT allowed anywhere in the house.
There are three laundromats right around the house, a public library two roads down, plenty of coffee shops, restaurants, wine bars. A post office, two supermarkets, and plenty of shops are also very close by.
Interaction with Guests
We live on the premises and are always available to help and make your staying more comfortable. We also disappear as easily if you want us to.
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. It is surrounded by Crown Height on the north, Clinton Hill on the West, and Williamsburg on the North. Nearby are Weeksville village, the Brooklyn Museum, with the second largest collection of Egyptian artifacts in the world, the Children Brooklyn Museum, BAM- the Botanical Garden, Prospect Park, Brooklyn Academy of music, the Brooklyn Library, Brooklyn Bridge.
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).
A city bicycle depot is located on Nostrand Avenue, a short walk from our home.
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!
-No smoking, no pets, and no loud music.
-Just leave the room in the condition in which you found it and we will be happy.
-Clean after yourself in the kitchen, always leave the sink free of dishes and either wash what you use or put it in the dishwasher (make sure that the dishwasher is not filled with clean dishes before you do so). Dispose of the garbage. Take out days for the garbage are Tuesday night and Thursday night for regular garbage, and Sunday night for regular garbage, heavy item, and recyclables.
-Always, always, always lock the entrance doors behind yourself when you leave and when you return home.
-Once a week sheets and towels will be changed and bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen will be cleaned.
-If you rented the room for one week there is a cleaning fee of 25$, if you rented it for two weeks the fee is $40. If you rented the Red room together with the Blue and the Purple room for one week the fee is $50, for two weeks is $60.
-if you rent monthly, cleaning fee remains 25$ per week. -if you rent monthly, cleaning fee remains 25$ per week. Airbnb will only charge the first week of cleaning with your rent every month. It is then your responsibility to pay us the difference directly, either before you arrive or while here, on a weekly basis.
-Play with the cats, especially Sophia. She is the calico one.
-If you are a well trained soprano, contralto, tenor, bass, baritone, or voce bianca you must sing in the shower.
I had a wonderful and relaxing time at JT and Tippy house. I loved the interior design and decoration of the house. Brought back a lot of memories. I will miss it truly along with JT and Tippy.
JT&Tippy were good host. friendly,kindness.
there was very convenient location because subway station&fulton street are closs from the house.
I want to stay there again.
Tippy and JT were extremely nice hosts. They were very helpful about everything. On my first day in the city I had a tough time getting around, but Tippy was really sweet and helped me out. It didn't feel like I had met them for the first time.
They are good people, and very welcoming and liberal. My stay at their place was perfect- no complaints. They have a wonderful house and 4 lovely cats I had a great time with. The room is everything that you expected when you see the pictures. And the deck is great, overlooking a beautiful backyard.
Overall, I had an amazing time staying with Tippy and JT...they are wonderful people. I would love to stay with them again when I come to New York City. And, if anyone is looking for a homely place with lots of freedom and friendly hosts...this is the place for you.
Staying with JT and Tippy was a great experience and exceeded all expectations. First, their home is beautiful and has that "comfy, homey" feel that one certainly wants to have while...well, being away from home! Nearby are plenty of places to eat within walking distance. There also is a grocery store and a couple of pharmacy's also within walking distance too. JT and Tippy have a kitchen available exclusively for the guests so it was easy to cook. The subway station is less than a block a way so getting to and from the city was no trouble. Also, a very short subway ride takes you to a shopping center. The best part of the experience, however, was JT and Tippy. They are probably some of the nicest, most welcoming hosts one could ask for. It did not feel like we stepped into the home of people we've essentially never met. It felt like going to visit family we've known for many years. There were many times where we would just talk and "catch up" about our day. They were also very accommodating to any need we had. Truthfully, when it was time to go, it was a little sad because we grew so fond of JT and Tippy. Anyone who contemplates staying here will not be disappointed. We hope to find ourselves back in Brooklyn so we can stay with JT and Tippy again or at least stop by to say "hello".
My daughter and her boyfriend had a wonderful stay in Brooklyn. They said the room was beautiful and the family incredibly helpful and nice. I was thrilled they were staying in such a great place with such warm hosts. I can't wait to go there with the rest of my family!
My daughter Arielle lived at Tippy's in the red room for her spring semester. She loved the room. It was huge and she had her own private bathroom which she would not have had in the dorm. She also had use of a kitchen. The location was very close to the subway. She enjoyed the company of everyone at the house. Tippy was very helpful in giving her specific directions to find the house when she first arrived. We definitely recommend staying here.
What a cool and unique experience it was to stay with JT & Tippy in their wonderful Brooklyn home. Both of them open minded, intelectual and easy going professional artists who open their home and their hearts to all the fortunate guests that get to stay in this wonderful historic house in the heart of Brooklyn. As nice as the photos are, they don't do it justice,, this house is way funkyer..
Located about 1 minute walk from the subway with several food stores close by and we'll never forget the great restaurant 'Peaches' recomended to us by Tippy. Best Brunch in town!!
We stayed here for about a month and my parents stayed for a few days in the other room as well. We could not have been happier. We trully got the complete 'Living in New York' experience and will definetely be staying here again on our next trip to the Big Apple.
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About the Host, JT And Tiziana (Tippy)
Jt is a musician and a college professor of Orchestration, Tiziana (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.