About this listing
With its own private entrance, a great Queen-sized loft bed, and plush papasan, this cozy room can fit up to three people but is perfect for a couple. Just 3 blocks from subway. Backyard patio and garden with fire pit are a lovely summer bonus!
LOCATION: Between lush, funky Fort Greene/Clinton Hill and super-hip Williamsburg, and right below DUMBO, Bed-Stuy is the heart of Brooklyn. Our apartment is very close to the subway and several classic "bodegas" (small deli or convenience stores with food and drinks) as well as many cool, newer dining & drinking establishments: Myrtle & Marcy Cafe, Project Parlor pub, Civil Service cafe, Beast of Bourbon Rock Bar and BBQ, Black Swan restaurant, Brooklyn Tap House and more. We are also close to Fort Greene park, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) for the best in film, theater, and dance; and public sculpture garden and historic design school, Pratt Institute; car rental, and Duane Reade (pharmacy); and great new grocery stores nearby -- Kihm's Millenium Market (like Whole Foods, open 24 hours/day), Chestnut (Kosher, great produce, open late).
GUEST ROOM: This guest bedroom has its own private entrance from the outside. It includes a loft Queen-sized bed and a comfortable double papasan underneath.
APARTMENT: Two levels. On the top, street level is the kitchen, full bathroom, host bedroom, and small dining area/living room. On lower level is the larger living room, Olivier's music "studio", guest bedroom and half bathroom. Right off the stairs down to the lower level is the door out to the lower patio. From the lower patio there are stairs up to the garden (right across from the upper living room area). There is also access to the roof of the building with views of the NYC skyline.
-Media library full of thousands of TV shows, movies, music!
-Soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, toothpaste, earplugs, eye-masks!
-Access to computer, printer/copy machine, blow dryer, iron!
-Full kitchen with stove, oven, microwave, toaster-oven, blender, coffee-maker, kettle.
-Coffee, tea, other pantry basics.
-Maps, New York magazines and NYC guidebooks to borrow.
Guests have access to their own room and will share living rooms, bathrooms, kitchen and yard with hosts. The only off limits areas are the host bedroom and Olivier's music studio.
Interaction with Guests
We are always happy to interact with travelers from all over the world, but our level of interaction truly depends on the will of the guests and our work schedules. We understand that some guests prefer more solitude while others enjoy more socializing and that perhaps everyone needs a little of both. Olivier is wonderful at directing guests to local hot-spots and events.
Do-or-Die, BED-STUY! The neighborhood is home to a diverse population (Hasidic Jews, Blacks, Latinos, Whites, Europeans, Arabs) and is quickly gentrifying. Some tree-lined blocks are gorgeous, clean and with classic brownstone buildings, while other blocks are dirtier, neglected and covered in graffiti. Guests should not have any problems, but it is never a bad idea in any big city to stay alert.
Subways: We are three blocks from the Myrtle-Willoughby station on the G subway line. G line connects to F, L, and A lines, which all travel into Manhattan. Around 20 minutes to Manhattan.
Buses: We are One block from three different bus routes: B54 down Myrtle past restaurants and Pratt towards downtown Brooklyn; B44 down Nostrand Avenue towards LIRR train; and B38 down DeKalb Avenue right to B/Q/R and 2/3/4/5 subway lines, past Pratt Institute, Fort Green restaurants, Downtown Brooklyn, Fulton Mall, BAM.
Bicycles: Also near a CitiBike station (great new public program where one can rent bicycles easily) and major bike routes.
Travel to/from Airport:
JFK: Air-Train is the train loop from the airport that connects to the subway lines. Take Air-Train to the A train. Get off at Hoyt-Schermerhorn station and switch to the G train traveling towards Court Sq. (up stairs and over to other platform). G train to Myrtle-Willoughby.
LGA - La Guardia Airport: Although it is accessible by some public transportation, we highly advise that guests arriving or leaving from this airport take a taxi cab. (Fifteen minutes by taxi VS. more than an hour and many buses/trains from Queens to Manhattan and then back down into Brooklyn). Trust us.
Parking: there is no parking in our building but it is not difficult to find parking on the street. Just be aware of parking rules -- cars must be moved on street-cleaning or garbage collection days.
Car services or Taxis: we have numbers for several private car services. About $12 to DUMBO, $18 to Lower Manhattan. Green and Yellow Taxis are available as well. (Guests might try UBER or HAILO apps to call for cars as well).
-Please allow a copy of your passport/drivers license to be made at check in.
-Smoking in yard/patio allowed
-Always lock outside doors when leaving
-Please do not leave dirty dishes or food in bedrooms
-Please recycle paper, bottles, cans.
-Please communicate with other guests, especially about use of bathrooms and kitchen (especially during work week)
-Please keep toiletries in lower bathroom
-Please let us know if you need anything!
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 3 nights.
We are very pleased with the vacation in NY and place, we were staying in, it is not far from the subway station, not far away from the very center of Brooklyn. We always received from our hosts any needed assistance and information, that was very useful when my wife got sick. The rules of stay are maybe a bit strict, but Vered & Olivier are very open and informative, answering all our questions and doubts.
We had a great Time to Vereid and Olivier. They are really Nice people, they have good advices and Olivier Knows where to go if you Like jazz ! And music in general. The flat is cool and the room very confortable. We had our own Keys - everything was cool ! Ideal for a short trip in NY !!
I feel very happy with all the good feedbacks in Vered and Olivier page. It´s so true! We had an amazing time staying with them. They did everthing to make us confortable, with all amenities and the best tips of places in NYC.
They are both really friendly, always up for a chat and even for hang out to a beer and to show the neighborhood for the guests. The house is great, cosy and well located. They have a beautiful backyard to see the urban landscape. Bed Stuy is a great place to stay, with a lot of services, parks, restaurants and the G train very accessible.
If you want a real trip experience, great interaction with the hosts, to share stories and join the city life, I strongly recommend Vered and Olivier.
Thanks for all!
Nous avons passé un très bon séjour chez Vered et Olivier qui sont très gentils. Olivier a eu la gentillesse de nous faire le tour du quartier afin de nous montrer ses bonnes adresses.
La chambre est impeccable, avec accès privatif très pratique!
Our flight got cancelled and we arrived one day later then planned, but Olivier was great and easy to communicate with. When we finally arrived, he was so kind to show us around the neighbourhood and took us for drinks in one of his favourite bars and introduced us to a lot of his friends.
The place is nice and has a great garden, but we did not spend much time there as we were out and about in the city. The neighbourhood is quiet and safe, with the subway and loads of nice cafés only a few minutes' walk away. The room though is a tad dark as there are no windows and even though you don't hear any street noise at all, the walls are rather thin and we occasionally woke up from sounds from the buildings entrance hall way or from within the apartment. It was great to have our own private entrance and half-bathroom, which made it very private.
The place is exactly how it is described. We liked it immensely. It's done up very artistically and tastefully. The stay was very comfortable. Though we didn't get to meet Vered much, Olivier was very helpful and always ready to answer even the most mundane question. He made us the most amazing coffee and very kindly offered us to take us as his guests to a carnival where he was playing. Too bad we were completely jet lagged and couldn't go. They have an amazing collection of books and a very cute backyard garden. We strongly recommend their place.
Vered and Olivier ont été tres accueillants et amicaux. Olivier nous a montré le quartier et donné pas mal de bonnes suggestions, ce que était tres jentil.
Le logement etait propre et commode. L'acces par une porte 'privé' et les WC séparés sont un plus qui permet de ne pas vivre les uns sur les autres.
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About the Host, Vered & Olivier
Vered is a public school art & design teacher (6th-12th grade) and Olivier is a DJ and audio-visual technician.
We are fun-loving, laid back globe-trotters who enjoy hosting fellow travelers!