Comfortable studio apartment with kitchen and full bathroom in prime location of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. High floor in elevator building gives you the view of Verrazano Bridge and lovely residential area around.
Cleaning fee is $40 extra on your check-in.
The interior of the apartment is primarily in light and warm colors. It includes Queen Size Bed with top-notch mattress, spacious brand new dresser for your clothes, wide soft couch, big dining table with chairs, TV with local channels, fully equipped kitchen where you have all necessary for cooking and serving food, lots of storage space. During the stay you are welcome to use all the utensils in the kitchen. Microwave and coffee maker. Fast complementary wireless internet, bed linens and towels are included.
Neighborhood is safe and relaxing with a lot of parks and squares around, laundromat is in the building if you decide to wash your clothes during your stay.
Bay Ridge has many international restaurants and bars, especially along 3rd and 5th Avenue just few blocks from the building. The area has several Supermarkets with Organic options, Groceries, Pharmacies, even a Farmer's market (open on Saturdays) all around the corner. You can find a very good shopping area along 86th Street and 4th avenue (7-10 minutes walk) with the biggest department store in the area "Century 21". Many refer to the community as "Brooklyn's Gold Coast."
The apartment is in few minutes walk to subway station (Bay Ridge - 95 St). There is free parking on the streets for your convenience.
IIya was ver accommodating and responsive to my request. His apartment is very tidy and had everything we needed. The neighborhood is also safe and it has everything you need. No regrets here at all. It's right for the price!
Ilya has a cute little studio apartment. It's clean and neat and organized well, setup in a way that takes advantage of the space. Ilya was in a hurry to get somewhere when we checked in, so I didn't get to talk to him much, but he was polite and friendly and he responded quickly when I asked him a question via text the next day. The bed is comfortable and the shower has good pressure and plenty of hot water. There's no cable, wifi, or a/c, but none of those things were promised and the price is good compared to similar listings. There's a nice view of the Verrazano–Narrows Bridge from the fire escape, but the apartment is far enough away that you can't hear the bridge traffic. There's street traffic below of course and you'll want to sleep with the window open in the spring and summer, so light sleepers beware. My wife and I weren't woken up at all by the noise, but the sun was really bright in the mornings and a heavier set of curtains would be appreciated.
The neighborhood surrounding the apartment worked out well for us. It's a working-class, family neighborhood without a lot of tourists or uptight hipsters. Neither my wife or I has ever lived in a large city, but we felt perfectly comfortable walking around after the sun went down. The apartment is five blocks from the metro and from there you can ride to Manhattan or the more northern parts of Brooklyn pretty quickly and cheaply. We spent our first two nights in a hotel just off of time square, so it was nice to get away from the hustle and bustle at Ilya's for the next three nights, while still retaining the option to spend a day in another borough with minimal cost and travel time. We drove down to Coney Island on the last day of our stay. It's only 10 minutes from the apartment by car and there was plenty of parking since the amusement parks aren't open the first week of April. There's decent parking around the apartment itself as well. It took me a while to find a space when we first arrived, but I ended up finding one on the street about two blocks away. If you're a good parallel parker, you shouldn't have a problem. Definitely beats the $40+ a night I paid to park in Manhattan.
Overall, we had a great experience. No serious complaints. Thanks, Ilya.
O Ilya é uma pessoa prestável, preocupado, flexível e bastante acessível.
Sempre que enviava algum email respondia com bastante brevidade, as fotos estão de acordo com o que se pode encontrar, está bem localizado! (zona bastante calma) e tem muito comércio.
Indiquei desde inicio que poderia haver uma pequena alteração nas datas de alojamento, mas mostrou-se logo flexível e compreensível ao qual foi logo de fácil resolução. Recomenda-se! :)
The flat was excellent - just like as advertised, with a very comfortable bed and good furniture. We didn't spend any time in the neighborhood. We were there only one day and spent that day at Coney Island.
If you are planning only a short stay, keep in mind that the host requires a $40 cleaning fee in cash immediately upon arrival. For longer stays, that's not a big deal, but for one night it means you'll pay more than 150% of the listed price.
IIlya was helpful whenever we needed it . The house was as expected , clean with no issues . Very safe neighborhood with subway at 5 min walk , lots of shops and bars in the area . Definitely we would love to stay there again .
We stayed in Ilya's apartment for 5 nights. We really enjoyed our stay. Ilya was very friendly and uncomplicated. The apartment was beautiful and clean, just like in the pictures. And it was very well equipped, there was everything we needed. The area of the apartment seemend very save and there were a lot of opportunities to buy Food nearby. It was almost perfect! There was just one disadvantage: it took us 50min to 1 Hour to go to the centre of Manhattan (Times Square).. But the apartment was so great and comfortable that we thought it is worth the Long subway Ride! :) All in all we had a great stay in Ilya's apartment. :)
We loved the owner of this apartment! He is kind, attentive and responsive! He taught us how to navigate in the area, where it is better advised to go see the local attractions and transport in what is best to get there! The apartment was exactly the way we expect to see her! This is a very comfortable apartment with a large bed and all the amenities! There is everything from dishes, ending with modern appliances! Bay Ridge is a wonderful area for a comfortable home! It is very quiet, clean and beautiful! Lots of good and not expensive shops! Beautiful view, especially at night, the bridge Verrazano. Nearby is the beautiful Fort Hamilton Park.
We stayed at Ilya's White studio during a week for the hollidays.
Our stay there was lovelly. Ilya is a great host and very helpful.
The studio is exactly how it looks in the pictures, maybe even nicer.
It was big enought for to people to live in very comfortably and it has everything you might need. The kitchen was very well equipped.
The bed is very comfortable and there are two closets where you can put your luggage. Also there is a big set of drawers for your clothes.
The neighborhood is very nice and we always felt safe. It's close to the subway, about 40 minutes from Manhattan. There are plenty of restaurants, delis and grocery stores nearby, a place to do your laundry nearby. Basically everything you need!
(BTW, there is a GREAT bagel place nearby called Bagel's Supreme)
We would deffinitivelly go back here our next time visiting NYC!!
The studio is clean, spacious for two people and very close to the subway. It was a pleasure to stay there and Ilya as a host is very communicative and reliable. We arrived a bit later than expected but he gave precise directions and was around to welcome us into the flat. Highly recommend!
Great apt for price. Neighborhood is quiet and clean, there are a lot of shops and cafés nearby, and also not far from subway. Ride to Manhattan takes about 35 minutes, so you should have something to read)
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.