About this listing
Spacious and clean four bedroom, two bathroom apartment. Beautiful, safe Brooklyn neighborhood. Close to Manhattan via Subway. The other apartment is me and my family.
Brooklyn Vacation Rental for up to 8 people
Vacation Rental Details:
This apartment is in a 2 family house (the other apartment is me). We rent the apartment out as a vacation rental. It's a great way for tourists to visit New York City, and not have to pay hotel prices!
- master bedroom (queen bed)
- master bathroom
- three bedrooms (full beds; all bedrooms are private and have windows, except for fourth bedroom, which is private, but has no window)
- second full bathroom
- Comfortable living room with two sofas, TV and DVD player
- Kitchen equipped with dishes, silverware, pots & pans, stove/oven, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, fridge/freezer
- Linens and towels included
- no washer or dryer, but there is a laundromat one block away (they also do drop-off service for a reasonable price)
- Internet access (WiFi) included
- very clean (I clean it myself after every group), non-toxic/ biodegradable cleaning products
- Security Deposit required (normally $500, due at check-in)
- 20-30 minutes to Manhattan via subway
- close to 2/3 (email hidden) Plaza), B/Q trains (@ Seventh Avenue)
- short walk to Park Slope, Brooklyn Library, Brooklyn Museum, Prospect Park, Botanical Garden
- many restaurants, bars, supermarkets, cafes close by
No smoking. No Pets.
You'll have exclusive access to the full apartment. It is private, meaning that I won't come into the apartment during your stay unless I ask you first, and that no one else will stay in the apartment while you are there.
Interaction with Guests
As much as needed. I'm usually there to check you in and to show you the apartment. If I can't be there, then my wife, or my brother or his wife will let you in.
Generally I'll check in on the guests the next morning to make sure that they're all set with directions and transportation.
I live upstairs, so I'm very accessible in person, or via phone or email.
Great restaurants and bars
cool shops (for example, Ample Hills = organic, creative ice cream, or the Olde Brooklyn Bagel Shoppe, which makes fresh, awesome bagels every day!)
beautiful tree-lined streets
old brownstone houses
lots of families
close to three subway lines
Brooklyn Beaches are only 45 minutes away via the subway. Great way to have a "rest" day from sightseeing.
five blocks from Prospect Park (which has a 5K loop, I run there every day)
Yes! We are close to three subway lines:
- Q (yellow) and B (orange); three blocks away
- 2/3 (red); five blocks away
- C (blue); seven blocks away
Getting here from the Airports is easy:
JFK: Taxi ($35/4 people), AirTrain & Subway ($7/person)
LaGuardia: Taxi ($30/4 people)
Newark: Taxi ($75/4 people)
I have detailed taxi and public transportation directions which I can email you.
Other Things to Note
People are always very happy with the apartment and the help and advice I can provide if needed (since I live upstairs).
Also, being a musician (as well as my wife and my brother and his wife), I can suggest good places to hear music, from jazz to pop and rock.
6pm check-in and 10am check-out might be flexible (depends on the apartment schedule).
It is always possible to leave your luggage should your flight arrive early or depart late.
NO Parties (Dinners are welcome, Respectful guests are welcome over to visit you, watch movies, etc)
No indoor smokers.
Please respect our apt, neighbors and hallways.
No heavy drug users.
Dimitri is a great host. He gave us very detailed and organised information about the apartment, the restaurants and a very good list of Jazz clubs in New York (for those who love Jazz music).
Everything about the apartment was exactly as he described. The apartment is great and the neighbourhood is very nice and calm. We staid for a whole week and we had everything we needed and even more.
We were able to talked with him for a while and share experiences, he's a really nice guy.
Thanks Dimitri for everything, we had a great time in New York!
L'accoglienza è stata molto affabile, precisa e puntuale.
La casa era stata ben descritta e tutto corrispondeva, anzi abbiamo trovato di più.
Il quartiere gradevole e ben servito.
Think of a home-stay that feels just like home and a host who is there to make you feel wanted when you arrive, ensures that you have everything to make you comfortable and responds to every query or need as soon as you've messaged...that's our experience as a family for the amazing stay we had at this apartment. If every host and apartment on Airbnb is as awesome as this, I don't think I will ever use a hotel again! Our choice of apartment was dictated by the fact that we were travelling as a large family with a toddler. The apartment has a perfect layout to give everyone enough privacy and yet there is a large living room and well equipped open kitchen whenever we wanted to spend time together. It is airy, well lit and in a very quiet residential neighbourhood. There are window air-conditioners in all the bedrooms and living room, barring the small fourth bedroom which were adequate to keep the apartment cool even on the hottest of days during our stay. The Deli in the adjacent plot as well as the children's playground across the street were super convenient as well as the fact that Dimitri had children's toys, a stroller, a baby chair as well as a crib. We couldn't have asked for a better deal with an infant in the group. In addition, Dimtri had stocked up the apartment with sufficient linen and cleaning supplies for the duration of our stay.The apartment is superbly located with everything one could need, from laundromat, supermarket and great restaurants within a short walking distance. There are several subway connections available within a 7-8 minute walk to take one where ever one wants. The beautiful Prospect Park is also a short walk away.This was our third visit to New York but the first time we stayed outside of Manhattan. My son who studies and lives in Brooklyn would always pitch for us to stay there instead and after this visit, I have seen the wisdom of doing that. One is away from the maddening pace and crowds except when one wants to engage with them and a lot of the eateries I visited in Brooklyn were much better priced and served much better food than those typically on the tourist circuit. Thank you so much Dimitri for being such a perfect host . I would recommend this apartment unreservedly to anyone, especially those travelling in a large group and/or with small children...believe me it can't get any better than this!
Hey Amit, great to have your family here! You are all so nice!
Thanks for the wifi comment. I think we've gotten used to Cablevision's mediocre service (I'm assuming that the problem was the actual internet speed as opposed to the in-house wifi network). The ISPs have had a monopoly in our neighborhood, and maybe NYC in general, until only recently. I'm going to see if a Verizon DSL line is possible and faster.
Thanks! Talk to you soon!
We and my 4 friends had a great time in Dimitri´s appartment. It was really spacious for 5 people and it was nicely furnished and perfectly clean. The kitchen was well equiped and we also enjoyed cooking there. The location is in a nice and calm area, but with only 30 min subway ride central Manhattan can be reached.
Dimitri provided us an information folder and gave us all imaginable additional info. Additionally, he was available all the time for further questions. It was a great stay and we can absolutely recommend the appartment and Dimitri as a host.
Dimitri was een geweldige host, meteen bij aankomst voelden we ons thuis. Hij is altijd beschikbaar voor vragen en/op tips!
Super schoon appartement met voldoende plaats voor 8 personen. Keuken is volledig uitgerust. Heerlijk om na een drukke dag thuis te komen!
This worked out better than we could have imagined. Dimitri was a wonderful host, there late at night when we arrived and helpful throughout our stay with tips and suggestions about how to enjoy the city.
This was a great apartment in a great location. I stayed here with my wife and 3 teenage boys and it was very roomy and comfortable. Dimitri stayed in constant contact with us in the lead up to our visit and although away when we arrived arranged someone to let us in and show us around. He also had lots of documentation and maps, menus etc put together which made it easy for us to plan our visit. The apartment kitchen was very well equipped (probably one of the best we have stayed in) and in general everything was easy. It is about 5 min walk to 2 different subway lines which get you to lower Manhattan in about 15-20 min or upper in Time Square in about 30 min. The general area was very safe and lots of good restaurants and supermarket close. I had a couple of jogs around and was very impressed with Prospect Park which is also very close and wish I had more time to explore it. A great place to stay and excellent host - would happily stay in this apartment again.
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About the Host, Dimitri
I'm from California and Austria, have been living in NYC since 1998. I'm a musician. I love living in Brooklyn, because it seems to be the perfect combination of small town and big city, Europe and the US, friendly neighborhood feel and cosmopolitan attitude.