Family & Friends in New York City

House - Entire home/apt · Crystal St, Brooklyn, NY 11208, United States
O Dell
Your host, O Dell
53 Reviews
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The Space

This apartment has three bedrooms with real beds and two full sized sofa beds. The master bedroom has a queen sized bed and the other two bedrooms have twin sized beds. Two of the bedrooms are airconditioned and so is the livingroom and dining room areas, All of the bedrooms have TV's and DVD/CD players. The apartment has a full kitchen with cooktop, wall oven, microwave,toaster, coffee maker,blender, refrigerater with ice\water dispencer and all of the accessories. There are one and a half baths. We supply cleam linnen, towels and wash cloths.There is a full sized, fully stocked supermarket behind the house that also has produce and fresh fish sections. There also is a hair salon, barber shop, Metro PCS, laundromat with same day drop off service, Pizzaria, chinese restaurant, jamaican restaurant, Public library, post office and a 99 cent discount store a 3 min. walk from the front door. The yard is spacious and can be very peaceful and has two sets of tables with umbrellas and chairs. This apartment is just a 5 minute walk from the NYC Subway's A train, the fastest train to Manhattan. Visit Ground Zero and the new One World Trade Center building 25 min.,Times Sq. 35 min.,Yankee Stadium 1 hour 10 min., Coney Island 50 min.,Harlem 50 min. the new Barclay(Brooklyn Nets) stadium 15 min. Aqueduct Raceway and Casino 20 min. all by subway.This apartment is very close to both major NY airports. Just a 10 minute taxi ride from JFK or take the plane to the train to get to and from JFK.Just a 25min. taxi ride from Laguardia Airport. The recreation room has a 42 inch flatscreen HDTV with cable, DVD|CD player,I pod\ I phone docking station and surround sound. There is also a wireless internet connection throughout and a house phone. So bring the family or bring some friends because you have Family & Friends In New York City.

I Look forward to being your host in New York City!!!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 5
Extra people: $25 / night after 6 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $970 /week
Monthly Price: $2900 /month
Security Deposit: $150
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • I spent 8 days at O 'Dell's place in NYC with my family of 5 (aged all the range from 4 to 65) and we all had great time in O'Dell's house with enough privacy and comfort for everyone and with convenient places to come together. Everything is just as described - nearby subway station, food store just around the corner, take away eateries just a block away, comfortable beds, fully equipped kitchen, vast renovated bathroom, wi-fi... What is to be added - the house is very well kept, clean and neat with a closet full of fresh towels and linen and with private parking. O 'Dell takes care that you find some things that you might need - subway maps, neighbourhood navigation, umbrellas, coffee... More important - he is wonderfull person. If we have the chance to get back to NYC we definitely get back to O 'Dell's place.

    June 2014
  • Ademas de un alojamiento cómodo y amplio, nos permitió obtener una experiencia mas plena de la vida en NY.

    June 2014
  • I recommand you O Dell 's home. He was very arranging for the check in and check out. The neighbourhood is very quiet and friendly, the metro is safe. You can eat any type of food in the take away around, the super market is neer by. Just a point the 2 queens bedroom where for only one person, so more convenient for 4 persons but we managed at six with the sofa.
    Je vous recommande cette adresse, o Dell est très arrangeant et accueillant et le prix raisonnable. Mobilier un peu vieillot mais maison agreable sur 3 demi niveaux, nous n avons finalement pas utilise la terrasse mais c est un plus. Les 2 petites chambres sont pour une seule personne et a 6 il a fallu utiliser le canapé. Le quartier est résidentiel et calme, supermarché, takeaway de toutes sortes. Comptez 40 min pour manhattan en metro express et une bonne heure la nuit. Nous avons passé un très agréable séjour et les new yorkais notamment de brooklyn étaient très accueillant avec nous, les voisins nous saluaient dans la rue !

    June 2014
  • We spent a few days in NYC for a graduation occasion, and we had no regret choosing O'Dell as our host in his Brooklyn home. This is the first time I used airbnb, and I was a little anxious about it. But O'Dell made sure we felt at home by making himself available just a phone call away. He also let us check in early and check out late, compared to typical "hotel rules". The house belongs to O'Dell's aunt and is kept clean inside out. A 5-minute walk, and we are already inside the Euclid subway station, waiting to hop on the 'A' train toward Manhattan.

    On the night before we left, we finally met each other and had a nice chat. What impressed me the most is the tender loving way O'Dell takes care of his aging aunt and her house. His genuine attitude toward his family spills over to the guests who have had the privilege to meet him. A true gentleman!

    May 2014
  • O Dell accommodated our family at the last minute when we were all out of options. Frankly, we were shocked and elated at the same time, when we received his email the night before our trip letting us know his place was available!!! He was very prompt at getting back to us and very responsive to any of our phone calls before and during our stay . We were sooo appreciative of having a warm, clean and welcoming home while visiting NYC. I would greatly recommend his home and the service that Odell provides. Its nothing short of excellent. Thanks again O Dell!!

    April 2014
  • I stayed at O Dell's place with my family nine days. The first thing I noticed when I opened the door was the great smell. Then, as I walk around the house I can see everything I need. I mean everything. All you read in the reviews is true. The neighborhood is very nice. The subway is very close. The very good supermarket is next to the house, as well as the laundromat. O Dell really made it hard for me, because now I really upgraded my views of a good host. He is surely the best!

    April 2014
  • We were a family of 6 people ranging from 5 to 75 years of age and found O'Dell's place ideal for our 4 day stay in NY. The apartment was spacey, comfortable and clean. O'Dell is an excellent host who met us when we arrived and took us round the neighbourhood for a personal tour. It is very handy for all local amenities and the express A Subway train is an easy 5 minute walk. Although it looks a long way out in Brooklyn, you can be in downtown Manhattan within 30 minutes.
    O'Dell kept in contact with us throughout our stay and even gave us a lift to the airport on a Saturday evening.
    We would certainly recommend O'Dell and his place to anyone planning a trip to NYC.

    April 2014
  • ODell is a great host to stay in NYC. He was always getting in touch and available any time. He constantly gave us recommendations and advices of what to do and where to go depending of the weather. He waited for us the day of our arrival in the house at midnight and gave us a nice welcome and a tour of the house, which is very comfortable and have everything you need. Close to the house is a supermarket where we get any supply we needed as well as multiple places to eat or have a coffee. This is a very recommended place to stay in NYC and ODell will be there for you for anything you may need. The house may look far from Manhattan but its just at 5 min walk to the Euclid subway station, where you can get the Express train to Manhattan, which will take you to lower Manhattan in just a few minutes.

    January 2014
  • O Dell was a wonderful Host. The house is lovely and just as he described it. He was very attentive, always making sure we had everything we needed. Now we know we have a great place to stay next time we decide to visit New York!

    December 2013
  • We were staying at the home of Mr. Horton from 27 November to 4 December. Our reception , despite temperatures about -6 º Celsius , was very pleasant and reassured us enough as it helped us Odell , from arrival at JFK , leaving us quite comfortable at home. The house has enough space for our group , consisting of two couples and a child of 9 years. Well equipped and comfortable, very close to metro station, from where we visited many places in NYC . Safe place with very friendly neighborhood. We went out in the morning and we returned in the evening without any problem or concern. Around the house, numerous places to purchase supplies for our stay , as the supermarket next to the house, coffee shops and restaurants. We did not have much daily contact with mr. Horton, not because he did not want to keep in touch with us, but by problems in our cellular phones. However , he always stood on hand to assist us in our stay in NYC. I thank Mr Horton for their trust and support. Certainly, I indicate Family & Friends in New York City for those who wish to stay in a simple, confortable and pleasant place , as if it were in our own home.

    December 2013
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I am a 52 year old African American male. Born and raised in Brooklyn NY. I currently live in Harlem NY with my wife and children. My wife and I have recently purchased my great aunt's home in Brooklyn NY. My great aunt lived in her home until after her 102nd birthday, when after an accidental fall it was decided that it was time for her to go to a nearby nursing home. I am pleased to say that my great aunt is doing very well. My family and I will be celebrating her 106th birthday with her this summer. My great aunt has always been a very loving and caring person to family as well as to friends. In keeping with her legacy my wife and I have decided to list this blessed home on Airbnb. Our goal is to keep it in the family and to open this blessed home so that others can enjoy the comforts that it offers.
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