About This Listing
Center of safe and friendly Park Slope - 4 blocks from 8 subways - steps from quaint 5th ave with shops and cafes. One bdrm apt - Queen bed, living room fold out couch + inflatable mattresses if 4 or more. Kitchen, bathroom - all amenities included.
Park Slope is a thriving, friendly neighborhood which boasts many cafes, restaurants, boutiques and bars 2 minutes walk from the house - close enough and far enough away to not hear noise.
Other points of interest include the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Botanic Gardens and Prospect Park.
Completely private one bedroom apartment on 3rd floor of an historic Brooklyn Brownstone home.
*Please see our other 170 positive reviews for the same property.
At this time we cannot accommodate children under the age of 10 or pets.
Two flights of stairs up from the front door. There is no elevator.
Apartment includes a bedroom with Queen sized bed with a memory foam mattress, air conditioner, bathroom with tub/shower, toilet, sink, full kitchen with toaster, coffee maker, cook stove, refrigerator, living room with ceiling fan and wood rafted ceiling, open faced brick wall.
Living room is a large, comfortable and spacious room with bright sunlight in the afternoon.
Cozy bedroom is in the back of the house overlooking the garden tree tops and lots of birds.
Living room has a new fold out couch which converts into a comfortable twin size bed for a smaller person.
Inflatable beds of all sizes are also available should you have 3 or more people in your party.
Apartment decor is a mix of New England antiques and modern...the emphasis is on comfort and relaxation.
Host is always available to you, lives and works in the building, but as much or as little privacy as you would like! Very private and quiet brownstone.
The apartment has it's own locked door and is completely separate from the rest of the house.
This apartment is well suited for a single traveler, a couple, corporate weekly, monthly, relocation.
At this time we are unable to accommodate children under the age of 10 years.
Please note: there is no smoking on the property which includes the front stoop and sidewalk. To accommodate our comfort and the comfort of other guests and maintain a respectful relationship with our next door neighbors we have to insist that there is no smoking on the property which includes the front of the house and sidewalk.
You are most welcome if you are a smoker, just no smoking on the property.
Close distance into Manhattan in 15 minutes by subway (2/3, Q B, 4/5, N, R, D).
We are 3 blocks away from 8 different subway lines servicing all areas of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.
We are a 25 minute taxi ride from JFK airport.
Street parking is available and free, no special requirement to park on our street. It is not difficult to find a parking spot on our street.
Queen size real bed, soft cotton sheets, down duvet.
The bedroom is a large room about 15' x 12'.
We are steps from the main commercial street which is full of cafes, boutiques, grocery stores which is about 30 blocks in length.
Park Slope is a pretty, vibrant and friendly neighborhood.
Near to us walking distance:
*The Brooklyn Heights Promenade - 20 minute walk or subway. Featured in many Hollywood movies...overlooking downtown Manhattan, Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge...quite a site at night!
*The Brooklyn Flea Market - 10 minute walk (every weekend; vintage, craft, great food, cool and trendy!)
*Prospect Park - 6 blocks away - 5 k around with pathways within
*Brooklyn Botanic Gardens - 15 minute walk
*Brooklyn Museum - recently renovated - next to Botanic Garden 15 minute walk
*Gorilla Cafe - one block away with wifi and great espresso coffee.
*Brooklyn Academy of Music - 10 minutes (films, opera, theatre, Jazz)
*Cobble Hill - 15 minute walk - lots of cafes, boutiques, bars and stores.
*Brooklyn Heights - 20 minute walk where the famous view of Manhattan from the walking promenade seen in many movies.
*DUMBO - Many art galleries and artist studios located right between the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge, with a beautiful waterfront park
*Gowanus - 5 minutes, artist studios, industrial light manufacturing
*Bar Tabac - Frech Bistro
*Al Di La - Italian Resto
*Brooklyn Fish Camp - Seafood resto
*Barbes gig venue
*The Bell House gig venue and bar
*Union Hall gig venue, resto, bar, indoor bocce ball
*Multiple yoga studios nearby
*Bike rentals one block away
And if all the above was not enough, we have several well known celebrities that have taken up residence as close as a block away so, don't be surprised to find yourself standing next to one of them at the cafe...even famous people prefer to get their coffee at the local café!
Come relax in Brooklyn and go into Manhattan in 15 minutes by subway (2/3, Q B, 4/5, N, R, D).
In case you are not aware, the NYC MTA subway/buses runs all night long so, you won't ever get stuck in the city or in Brooklyn!
Go explore New York City, come home for a nap, come and go as you wish anytime, no need to be concerned with returning late at night.
* International Plug Converters
* Kitchen with all appliances
* Washer/Dryer one block away (or have them do your laundry - 65 cents per pound of clothing)
* Shampoo, conditioner, soap
* Ironing Board and iron
* Hair dryer
* Market bag
I am able to provide lots of information about touristic things to do In NYC and also the more underground arty events in Brooklyn and Manhattan including many FREE nights to museums, outdoor productions and very inexpensive underground shows. I can show you how to get cheaper tickets for Broadway shows and Lincoln Center tickets...there are other options for ticket buying than the theater box office or online.
Also available are scenic Brooklyn/Manhattan waterfront bike ride suggestions, the side of NYC most visitors do not get to see. We have many bike lanes in Brooklyn and Manhattan and it is a great way to see sights where the subways do not go.
We have two bicycles available for guests.
This part of Brooklyn is very calm. We have tree lined one way streets which makes for pleasant walks.
We have a big beautiful park 5 blocks away which is 5k around on the bike path if you are up for a little exercise. Prospect Park is designed by the same landscape architects that built Central Park; Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmstead.
We usually have 2 of our bicycles available for use but, if they are out and about there are bike rentals one block away.
Multiple subway choices direct to Manhattan Q, 2/3, 4,5 N, R, B about 15 mins to lower Manhattan and 30 mins to Uptown Manhattan.
Pretty tree lined Brownstone street.
Private room is 15 feet x 12 feet.
Extra things we have for you in case you need it:
Large Market Bag
Bicycle rentals one block away
We look forward to meeting you!
Interaction with Guests
We consider our guests as "friends-of-friends" that were sent to us.
We give you all the privacy you would like, at the same time, I am always available to give you tips and better insight on Brooklyn/Manhattan to answer your questions.
Other Things to Note
There is one Queen size bed, one pull out couch for a small person and inflatable beds of an assortment of sizes. Can easily accommodate 3 people or up to 5 persons. Please note, there is no microwave but, there is a full oven and stove top.
We consider our guests as "friends-of-friends" that were sent to us.
That is, we want you to feel comfortable and at home, but we will not make too much of a fuss. We are hosting throughout our normal daily routines. We give you all the privacy you would like, at the same time, I am always available to give you tips and better insight on Brooklyn/Manhattan to answer your questions.
**No candle burning, incense burning or smoking on the property **
We are a quiet, friendly and respectful house.
Please no late night stoop or sidewalk talking/ laughing and smoking, this is disruptive to our neighbors.
Please no late night noise in the unit which includes lively cell phone conversations. As the apartment is accessed through the interior front stairs of a house, we must ask that late night entries up to the unit are quiet.
Please no general hanging out in front of the house on the sidewalk. Our neighbors are quite close on both sides of our building and we would like to maintain a mindful respect so that everyone feels comfortable.
Please no overnight extra guests or tenants or roommates unless previously arranged and agreed to.
This is a wonderful apartment in an excellent location. It was just as described and even roomier than I expected. My friend and I were in town for the Brooklyn Half Marathon, and Elle was very patient and accomodating as we arrived late due to traffic. Everything was clean, the bed was quite comfortable. The bedroom is in the back part of the building and the block is quiet, so there was very little "city noise." It is close to tons of restaurants and major subway lines. It is a charming place and I would book it again.
We had a great time in Elizabeths apartment. It is just descripted, cosy, practical, quiet; perfect for two. All the benefits of an AIRBNB rental: you live in an apartment with a personal touch, all those small things that you need is there etc. In short: one feels at home. An added value is that Liz lives in the same house, she was very friendly and ready to help when needed.
A last word about the neighbourhood: it is our second time in an AIRBNB rental in Park Slope. A great place to be when in NY: just a few stops with metro from downtown NY, a quiet place to end the day, and lots of small, good restaurants and shops. We'd love to come back.
Elizabeth was a very nice host, super helpful with booking and during the time of the stay. I rented the apartment for my parents who came to visit me in NY. Couldn't have made a better pick and will definitely book again if I have visitors who want to stay at their own place but close to me!
Liz was the perfect hostess and we had a fantastic week in this very quiet and private apartment in Park Slope. Really easy and fast to access Manhattan on any number of subway lines but we found ourselves spending a lot of time in Brooklyn in the end - hanging out in Prospect Park, Brooklyn Museum and the many lovely cafes and restaurants in this area. Liz could not have been more helpful and thoughtful and cheerful throughout. Having her in the building was nice and she left us to ourselves. She even offered to wait in for my husband's suitcase which BA had temporarily lost and was being delivered! This really did feel like a home from home. The apartment is spotlessly clean throughout, the shower is great, the bed is truly comfortable and we both slept deeply, the kitchen is fully equipped for real cooking, and having the sitting room meant we could sit quietly and work when we needed to. The wi-fi connection is excellent. There were fresh flowers and other little thoughtful touches which made this experience so much nicer than a hotel. I was truly sorry to leave and I hope to be back very soon. This apartment exceeded my expectations - I could not have been happier.
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About the Host, Elle
Born and raised 4th generation New Yorker - Manhattan born - California schooled - Brooklyn aged - artist, teacher, antique appraiser, vegetable grower, vintage bike rider.
Lived in Northern California for a while then came back to NYC where I belong.
I have traveled extensively throughout Europe many times with a special interest in France, The Netherlands and Scandinavia - I also spent a year in Africa building houses for Habitat for Humanity.
I am currently studying to become an appraiser of fine and decorative arts and antiques.
I know what it means to have a place to call home while you are away from yours!