This gorgeous parlor-floor apartment is on a quiet street just a minute from famous Franklin Ave entertainment, shops and restaurants. Centrally located near 5 trains and 2 buses. 5 mins to Nets Stadium, 15 mins to downtown Manhattan.
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When you walk into this apartment, one flight up from the street, you immediately get the feeling of height and space. This gorgeous unit takes up the entire floor of this 3-floor building. It’s a gracious 1,000 SqFt space with high ceilings, decorative mantles, pocket door and original parquet floors.
The street is quiet and tree-lined, with free on-street parking. Two bedrooms with Queen-sized beds in each, dining room, TV room, full sized kitchen and bathroom. It's light and bright and cheerful.
The master bedroom is very large, with a Queen bed and separate sitting area, accommodating a couple. The second bedroom -- at the other end of the apartment -- also has a Queen bed, which another couple can sleep in. There is a sofa in the sitting room, so you could easily sleep one person on the sofa with the provided extra pillow, blankets and linens, or if you choose.
There is also a Queen-sized airbed. One or two people can sleep on that.
During the summer, the apartment is air-conditioned. When the weather starts cooling, we prefer to use fans with open windows. In Winter we store the A/Cs off-site and turn on the heat.
The house is literally steps from well-loved amenities, restaurants and night life, but on a quiet street to allow retreat from the noise.
The apartment is furnished with fluffy towels, men's and women's shampoo, body wash, shaving cream, Q-tips, mouthwash, fresh sheets, blankets, pillows, down comforters, and the full kitchen includes fridge, stove, dishes and silverware, wine glasses, tall pilsners for beer, water glasses, toaster, kettle, toaster oven, coffee maker, cooking utensils, spice rack, coffee, tea, sugar and honey.
For your convenience, there is also an i-Home dual alarm stereo clock radio to charge your i-pad / pod / phone, and umbrellas for any rainy days you encounter. There is a dedicated cordless phone that you may use during your stay to make unlimited calls to the US and Canada.
This is an amazingly central location. Subways: 2, 3, 4, 5 are 4 short blocks away and the S train to the A and C trains is less than a block away. There are two bus lines on either corner; 5 minutes on the train to the Nets Barclays Center and Atlantic Avenue stop, where you can transfer free to the D, Q, B, W, N, R trains, which means access to the entire NYC area.
The B48 bus going through Clinton Hill to Williamsburg and Greenpoint is 1.5 blocks away from the flat going toward W-Burg (Classon Ave) and .5 block (Franklin Ave) away coming back home.
The award-winning Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Botanic Gardens and Prospect Park are all 6 to 8 blocks away. Downtown Manhattan is 12 - 15 minutes once you get onto the train.
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A day or two before you travel, we contact you to collect your check in information. We will meet you at the house to welcome you, introduce you to the neighborhood, turn over the keys, and answer any questions you have.
Since the majority of our guests arrive from Europe, we are happy to report that we're very flexible with late and very late check-ins. We always want to say YES to early check-in requests, and please understand that if there's already a guest in the residence, these requests would be based on availability. Just let us know what time works for you and we'll do our very best to accommodate your request.
Interaction with Guests
We pretty much leave you alone in order to make the space feel like yours, even if only briefly. We check in with you periodically to make sure you're doing well and enjoying your stay.
This little area is packed with restaurants, bars, event spaces, loads of public transportation, smoke shop, yogurt shop, coffee house, cheese monger, bakery, the list goes on.
It's a great walking neighborhood too. 1PM or 1AM, doesn't matter much. And central access to multiple trains to Manhattan, Queens, Bronx and other parts of the NYC Metro Area.
But the best part is that the house is on a quiet street not half a block from the dynamic entertainment, so you can retreat at any time to wind down and relax.
Street parking is free and available; there are 4 days of street cleaning (Monday - Friday except Wednesday) from 8:30AM - 10AM, so if you park your car on the side to be cleaned, DOT allows you to double park on the other side until just before 10 AM when you can move your car back to the other side. Also, it is entirely possible to arrive on a Monday and not have to move your car until Thursday morning, and we show you how to do this easy trick when you arrive :)
This is a classic brownstone with many original details. These are common-sense house rules; first rule is, have fun. Treat the place like it's your boss's father-in-law's house :)
- Please be considerate of the other residents in the building by keeping noise down to a considerate minimum.
- There is no smoking, and no pets allowed in the house or stairs. If you smoke, please do so outside and throw your cigarette butts into the street and not on the sidewalk, yard or stairs.
- NYC recycles, so please sort your garbage via the sticker on the fridge. Empty plastic/ glass / metal cans and bottles go into the recycling container.
- Please empty all liquid from bottles and food from plastic containers before throwing them into the recycling garbage containers.
- Please do not throw food into the sink. Empty food into the garbage before putting dishes into the sink.
- Please use quilts, comforters and bed coverlets only for covering on top of the sheets provided.
- Please empty food into the garbage before putting dishes into the sink. There is no garbage disposal, so food thrown into the sink will result in a clog.
- At the end of your stay, please hang wet towels and wash cloths on available towel racks
- No need to strip the beds or empty garbage (unless you're staying longer than 3 - 4 days); just leave everything and we'll take care of it for you
Marissa was extremely helpful and made sure coffee and cream were available so we could function on our first early morning in Brooklyn. She accommodated our late night arrival, making it an easy transition for bringing in our little ones. The apartment was exactly as pictured, in a quiet building on a quiet block in Crown Heights. This was perfect for our family of four - we even hosted our extended family of 13 for a bagel brunch and everyone fit comfortably between standing and seating the little ones at the coffee table. The extra bedroom and sitting room make it one of the more spacious options in the neighborhood. We will definitely be back and referring our friends and family. Thanks, Marissa!
Both Chris and Marissa were very fast with response time and kept in contact before our trip. Marissa was wonderful! Marissa meet us at the house for check in even after our flight was delayed and had juice, cream, and milk waiting for us which was wonderful since we were traveling with children and my mom. She was very helpful and checked in throughout the trip. The home is beautiful and had everything we needed. The pictures do not do it justice. The location is close to subway, stores and food places. The neighborhood is great and everyone is very friendly. I would definitely recommend this home to anyone and would stay again. We had an amazing stay and my girls loved their first visit to New York. I can't say enough wonderful things about Marissa and Chris and the home! They both truly made this a vacation to remember.
Our host made us feel very welcome and made sure we had everything that we might need for our stay. The Brownstone is roomy and comfortable with a great kitchen. it is in a very nice neighborhood.
Chris and Marissa were very attentive to our travel plans and arrival schedule. Even arranged for a neighborhood car service to meet us at LGA. Chris was awaiting are arrival on the stoop for a smooth check in. The brownstone was great, every bit as nice as the pics. Large, well equipped and clean. The apartment is well located less than 3 blocks from the Franklin St subway. Great experience and highly recommended.
Marissa was an exceptional host who made our family feel welcome and comfortable at this apartment. She was friendly and accommodating with our check-in and explained everything about the apartment clearly when we arrived. She gave us plenty of suggestions for checking out local events/sights and even checked in with us during our short stay to make sure everything was okay. We appreciated the way Marissa went out of her way to make our stay enjoyable. Thanks for the chocolate truffle coffee!!!
The apartment itself is a gem in Crown Heights. It's located on a quiet street with easy parking and within close distance to supermarkets for provisions. The brownstone itself is lovely, with many original details restored beautifully as well as tasteful decor, so staying here really felt like a true Brooklyn experience. We could tell that lots of love and care has been put into taking care of this home over the years. I can't recommend Marissa and this lovely apartment enough!
Marissa was terrific, she couldn't have made us feel more welcome and was very responsive to any questions or concerns. We loved the area once we sorted ourselves out and really enjoyed our immersion in the local community. Location was excellent with easy access to the subway. Walking in Brooklyn was easy and safe with great variety. It was lovely to have a base from which we could explore Manhattan and Brooklyn without the pressures of hotel living.
Amazing home away from away in gorgeous Brooklyn NY! Marissa welcomed me with open arms and was thorough with her introduction of the home to me. I stayed for two days and never experienced any discomfort. Definitely will rent again! Thank Chris & Marissa!
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Transplanted to NYC many years ago, live a fairly laid back lifestyle. I love the city, though I have traveled all over the world (Africa, Europe, Caribbean,South America, Canada, Hong Kong, etc.) and met a ton of great and interesting people. I speak un pocito Espanol, a very tiny amount of French, a very few words of Russian and five or six German words.
I have hosted guests from many different countries. I love hosting and making visitors and guests feel comfortable and at-home. Whatever you need, just ask and I'll make my very best effort to say yes to you