About This Listing
This beautiful apartment conveniently located, is home away from home. Whether your traveling with or without children your commute to the city is just 15-20 minutes away from Manhattan. All w/in walking distance: parks, track,restaurants, and a supermarket(Fairway) that overlooks the city and statue of Liberty.
The area that will be available to the guest for sleeping will be the basement which includes a full bed, 1/2 bath, and the living area with a couch and TV. For extra guests we will have a queen blow up bed available. Guests are of course welcome to hang out with us, whatever makes them comfortable.
The kitchen and the upstairs living area and bathroom will be shared.
Interaction with Guests
We will be here to greet the guest and answer and questions/give keys etc. We will be present but we come and go. I will also provide my mobile number if there's anything I can help my guest with during their stay.
Other Things to Note
You can also help yourself to anything in the fridge or freezer. I will also have basic toiletries available to our guest.
This is a non-smoking house. However, there is a patio where you can. We also have a shoe cubby by the front door where shoes that are worn outside are to be be placed. No outside guest aside from the individuals that reserved/booked are allowed. Other than that we are pretty relaxed.
Salem and her husband John are incredibly nice and warm people. The house is very beautiful, in a very nice neighbourhood and very comfortable.
Salem and John thought about every little thing required by travellers and had them ready for us. We are very happy to have spent time with them and would love to do so again in the future.
Salem was a wonderful host!!!! The room was huge, warm and inviting! Her place is just 7-8 blocks from the subway, and there is plenty of FREE street parking. Every morning Salem would ask if we wanted breakfast, she even packed us a goodie bag of fresh fruit and other snacks for our drive back to Ohio!
Nos hôtes nous ont accueilli de façon très chaleureuse dans leur maison et en toute confiance, comme des amis. L'appartement est aménagé avec beaucoup de goût. La pièce en sous-sol mise à disposition est vaste avec des toilettes indépendantes (nous avions réservé les deux lits disponibles nous étions donc seuls à partager cet espace). Si le quartier peut sembler peut-être peu engageant sur Street View, il est en fait tranquille et familial et nous n'avons à aucun moment ressenti un quelconque sentiment d'insécurité, que ce soit sur le trajet de l'appartement au métro à toutes heures (ligne F - 9th Smith street) , ou aux alentours. C'était notre première expérience sur RbnB et nous en gardons un excellent souvenir.
Salem and her family are wonderful hosts!! The other comments describe the neighborhood and the set up well. It is a transitioning area, but I never felt especially unsafe walking alone at night and there are good bars and restaurants in walking distance. There are two small children living in the home, and there is no door to the basement area, so it isn't always quiet, but they are well behaved.
We stayed at this place for almost a week. Salem and her family welcomed us very friendly and made us feel like at home and treated us like their family members. We had a breakfast every morning and at one morning Salem cooked even pancakes for us :). Listing description was accurate and bed was comfy. Neighbourhood was also nice, quiet and friendly. I would suggest that place.
Salem was definitely an awesome host!! she is very friendly and makes us feel like home. we weren't familiar with new york city, but she is very patient to help us out. even wrote down which street to park and the direction for us, it was very sweet! we had whole basement as our room, it's very spacious and comfortable! the room is very clean and fragrant. although we need to share the shower room, there's a toilet in the basement. it's convenient. if you drive, u can easily park there. and it's fast to drive to city. it's also easy to take metro, we just walk 1 min to bus station and take bus to F train. bus has frequent runs. F train takes about 30 mins to downtown. we didn't have trouble with traffic! and they charge very fair price! with nice location,nice place,nice people and affordable price, I really recommend to stay Salem's place. I would come again if i ever visit NY. Everyday i came back from city i felt like came back home! I really enjoyed staying Salem's place:)
Salem was an incredible host! My fiance and I arrived on a red eye flight from California and she graciously met us at the door at 7am on a Saturday morning -- amazing! We had smooth communication about the flight details and she was so kind to go above and beyond to accommodate our travel needs. The downstairs bedroom had bottled water, heaters already warming the room, and fresh towels. So sweet!
We were able to nap for a few hours before braving the Brooklyn cold -- rested and rejuvenated. The downstairs bathroom only has a sink and toilet so if you want to use the shower you need to go upstairs to the shared space. Salem keeps the shared bathroom very clean and hotel like which was appreciated.
The only note for travelers that like to sleep in -- there is no door separating the downstairs bedroom from the upstairs living room & kitchen area. With two young kids the sound travels down early. We were a bit groggy from our jet lag but I could see this might be a problem for folks needing to sleep late.
That being said as we left around 9am the next day Salem had prepared us breakfast! We had no idea and had to rush to a train but it just goes to show how generous Salem is. She is the kindest host I've every experienced on AirBnb. Thank you Salem!
About the Host, Salem
I am easy going and friendly. Love to travel and to learn about different cultures. I love friends and family and enjoy the company of others. Lastly, I am mom of three, if you count hubby:).