My "junior 1 bedroom" is pretty great. What is a "junior one bedroom" you ask? Unlike a studio which is one room with everything--kitchen, living, sleeping-- I have one room for living/sleeping and a separate full kitchen that you cannot see from bed.
I refuse to live anywhere else in the city (and I've tried)!
Cobble Hill has the best of all worlds. Beautiful brownstones and quiet streets, shopping, top restaurants and bars and only 2 train stops from Manhattan (I get to work in the West Village in about 25 minutes, door-to-door). 6 minute walk to the F & G trains, and 11 minutes to the 2,3,4 & 5 trains, you really can get anywhere in the city. My street is also--although quiet and small-- a thoroughfare for taxis so you can literally step outside the door and get a taxi anytime (this is a bigger deal than one might think... some neighborhoods might leave you searching for half an hour).
The apartment is in the back of the building so you don't hear any street noise whatsoever, and my neighbors are quiet. The bedroom window looks out over backyards, and gets great light in the afternoons (which are getting so short!). I like to cook, so my full-size kitchen has all the amenities you might need (Trader Joe's is a few minutes walk away) if you're looking to make your own meals. Four burner full-size gas stove, coffee machine, hand blender, crock pot, etc. The full bathroom has two big windows, hair dryer, curling iron and clothes steamer (I don't know... maybe you're going to a wedding or something?)
Although the bedroom isn't huge (it's not a place to entertain), it is comfortable and the perfect resting place after a busy day. In regards to resting: I have a t.v. with Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Prime...as well as wifi and a laptop and printer for your use (please specify if you need laptop). The bed is a Queen-sized high-density foam mattress with a feather topper.
Oh, and I can provide clean towels and sheets.
P.S. Kitchen pictures coming soon! I hadn't done the dishes when I took the first pics and thought that maybe that would NOT make the best impression... :/
WHAT'S CLOSE BY?
-Historic Brooklyn Heights-
Walking the Brooklyn Promenade is not to be missed- amazing views of the Manhattan skyline across the East River and even the Statue of Liberty.
-BAM-(Brooklyn Academy of Music- shows, music, movies, etc.)
-Park Slope is two stops away on the F train as is Prospect Park (Brooklyn's answer to Central Park)
-Some seriously good eating & drinking- I can give recommendations if you want.
-The new Barclay's Center- entertainment arena and home of the Brooklyn Nets.
...and so much more!
I stayed at Julie's apartment for 6 nights in December 2013.
The host: 5/5
Julie's description of the place is very accurate, everything you see you get. As a host she went beyond our expectations and was very easy to communicate with and left us a note with everything we needed to know. She was also very quick to respond to any questions we had.
The space: 5/5
The apartment is just as described, 1 bedroom and a kitchen separated by a bathroom. The bed is very comfortable and the temperature in the apartment is controlled to a cozy, wear-a-t-shirt level. There is a lot of character in the decor, it gave it a warm and welcoming feeling. We spend most of our time outside the apartment so we didn't get a chance to use the kitchen. The deciding factor for us choosing this place was that it was within our budget and in a nice area close to Metro stops. In that sense, this place filled our needs perfectly. I would highly recommend Julie's listing, Thanks for making our trip possible!