About this listing
Rest and Relax in your very own Cozy, Eclectic Apartment.. Located halfway between JFK & Manhattan and only 2 blocks from the J train, It is the ideal Oasis while exploring NYC!! Your stylish rooms are in our basement with a private entrance/exit to our beloved backyard fully equipped with a Grill/Hammock/FirePit. Sleep on a luxurious 7' long BeanBag or a firm futon and enjoy a small, clean private bathroom with sink, toilette and shower. WiFi/Cable/Washer/Dryer/Fridge/Microwave & Free Parking!!
Your keys will open the door to your your very own private Brooklyn apartment, furnished with a bed as comfortable as a cloud, TV equipped with cable and an Amazon Firestick (Netflix/Youtube), a SUPER nintendo!! free WiFi, an air conditioner, fans, space heaters, a minifridge, fresh fruit, snacks, and a microwave.. It is a luminous and sunny room even being in the cool, comfortable cellar, yet you are equipped with blackout curtains should you want to rest. There is a desk, two comfortable chairs, two bright lamps, as well as an overheard light and mirrors. We provide a clothes rack with hangers, a hairdryer and an iron. The rooms are comfortable enough for three to four people, but the space is very small and cozy.. (it is New York after all!!), so please keep this in mind. We want you to be happy with your decision to stay here. If you have a child, we have lots of toys and a large graco "pack and play" for your safety and convenience. (plus we love kids!!) We will provide you with plenty of cold water and have drinks on hand if you want to enjoy something before or after your adventures. If you need anything else, there is a full-size supermarket just steps away.
We also occupy the studio downstairs where we make music, paint and entertain sometimes, so if you are into that.. this may be the perfect place for you to be artistic too! The vibe is calm, restful, and creative.
Your private room is adjacent to a space equipped with a futon sofa, art collection, library, yoga mats, and access to the laundry room. You will also find your very own clean and secluded bath area where we will provide plenty of soap, toothpaste, fresh towels and washcloths. You are welcome to use the room as you wish, including the washer/dryer. We will never enter your space as to ensure your complete privacy. We live upstairs and expect you to respect our privacy as well. Your entrance also leads directly to our cherished courtyard out back. We have plenty of lounge chairs, tables, as well as a grill, a baby pool, fire pit and a hammock. Let us know if we should light the tiki torches for your arrival!!
Interaction with guests
It's all up to you. We are thrilled to be airBnb hosts and would like to meet you! We also know how to stay out of the way. Perhaps this is your first time in New York City, or maybe you are here every single weekend. Let us know how to accommodate your specific requests. We will be in touch anytime you have a question.
OK. So, lets be real. Brooklyn is NOT Manhattan. But Manhattan is only 35 minutes away on the train.
And, "East New York" is not "Bushwick" or "Williamsburg", YET.
but Bushwick is only 5 minutes away, walking. We are the next "it" 'hood.
We are located in an enclave of the boro of Brooklyn that will be gentrified in another year or so. We are surrounded by broad and breathtaking parkland, peaceful cemeteries, sports facilities, playgrounds, gardens, mansions, delis, views, and Love. This is Brooklyn.
Yes, our neighborhood is a diamond in the rough. This place is a treasure. Our parks are magnificent. Seriously. The Ridgewood Reservoir is still an undiscovered sanctuary, and you will be one of the first people to know about it.. I used to tell my family from Virginia that they would get instant "street cred" by mentioning they are sleeping a block from Jamaica Ave. Please come and experience this place before it changes.
Everyone has GPS these days, but do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you have questions. Perhaps you have a car? Let us know what time you plan to arrive so that we can open the gate to the secure off street parking available in our driveway. If this is your first time on the NYC subway, just grab a metrocard from the kiosk and head to the Jtrain. If you are coming from JFK, you will have to take the "AirTrain" to "Jamaica Center" and then you can catch the J right there. Easy. If you are coming from LGA, the best bet is a taxi.
Other things to note
Your rooms are on the bottom floor, in our clean, cozy basement. It's semi-subterranean and cool in the Summer and warm in the Winter. We have fans, an air-conditioner, space heaters, extra blankets and fresh air if you open the screened windows. In other words, its very comfortable. There are ONLY two beds for sleeping, and the beds are not california kings!! One is a 8 foot long beanbag that is heavenly soft.. the other is a firm futon.. So PLEASE keep this in mind if booking the space for more than two people.. As you must be willing to snuggle!! Also please let us know if your "party of two" would prefer sleeping separately so we can provide extra linen for your stay.
If you are bringing a little one we have a clean, full sized pack-n-play with sheets and blankets for your child.
We are artists, we are parents, we have long days and long nights too. If loud music or a a child's voice is a problem, maybe look for another place to stay. We want you to find the right place. This is Brooklyn, and our home provides an authentic Brooklyn experience. It is our delight to provide you with cool, comfortable rooms. We have been fortunate and inspired by other airBnb hosts. We hope we can do the same for you!!
This is Brooklyn, not Manhattan.
Our neighborhood is tightknit, safe, residential, full of character and very convenient to public transit. We have a driveway for your car if you are enjoying a road trip.. but, it is not Manhattan. Please take this into consideration before booking. You rooms are in a small, stylish basement in Brooklyn, not the Hilton!!
There are only 2 beds (and a crib) available for rest. They are not King-Sized. Please think on this before booking, as your group must be comfortable enough to sleep under the same blanket and willing to snuggle should there be more than 2 guests!! If you have more than 3 guests (including children), please message me so that I can send you a special offer and be sure this is the right place for your epic visit to NYC.
You are booking a basement apartment. I live upstairs with my son. I am very happy to host you, and we will respect your privacy completely. But, we also ask you to respect ours.
Please leave the space as you found it.
(besides making the bed and taking out the trash, etc..! I can handle that!!)
We love pets!! But, just to be sure, message me to confirm that Your pet will be comfortable here.
We love parties and events too! But, please get in touch with us before you send out the invites.
We love children!!!! But, please include your children when listing the number of guests in your party. The rooms are comfortable for up to three or four people *including* the little ones!! Thank you.
We will do our best to accommodate unconventional check-in/check-out times.. just send me a message so we can find a solution.
Smoking is allowed, but only in our beautiful backyard.
Please be certain to let us know who (and by name) exactly how many people will be in your party.
For everyone's safety and comfort, please Do Not bring anyone here that you did not mention to us in advance.
We are cool with backyard guests, but please let us know first.
We are New Yorkers that were somehow raised in the the South! So, when you get to know us, you will notice that SweetVirginia ease and hospitality unified with some serious big-city spirit!! I have a lovely little blue house in Brooklyn's best-kept-secret, Cypress Hills. I love to explore the world, near and far, with my playful five-year-old human, MaxEmille.
5 things I can't live without? (besides Max.;)??
Road trips without a map, Watching our backyard garden grow, Cooking/laughing/just being with friends and family, playing nintendo.. and of course: Piña coladas, and Getting caught in the rain!!