Cozy & spacious - Master BR+office

Apartment - Private room · Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216, United States
Your host, Jacqui
38 Reviews
Response rate: 80%
Response time: within a day

The Space


Come find out why there's a waiting list of friends who want our apartment if we ever move out - but why would we? It's got:

• Charm to spare: hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, original moldings and fireplaces and that greatest Big Apple rarity - SPACE! There's a big living/dining room, super cheerful kitchen, and beautiful bathroom. Plus, one of us a professional dancer so there's even a mirrored studio with hula hoops! (It can also be used to host additional members of your party - we've got a full-sized air mattress.) Design is one of our passions, so every detail down to the light bulbs has been lovingly considered. It feels open and fresh in the warm months and cozy and inviting in the cold ones, providing a tranquil contrast to the lively streets below.

This listing is for our big bright bedroom, which is actually two rooms because it has a sweet, cozy office attached to it. Please note that it's only available when we're out of town.

• Location: Just a four minute-walk from the G, ten from the A/C line, and 1-2 blocks from major bus lines, so it's easy to get around.
- 6mn subway to Williamsburg (+4mn walk)
- 13mn subway to TriBeCa (+10mn walk)
- 15mn taxi to Lower East Side (unless it's
rush hour)
- 4mn subway to famous Brooklyn Flea
Market and beautiful Ft. Greene area with
gorgeous parks and fantastic bar/restaurant
scene (+4mn walk)
There are great little coffee shops and restaurants (and a little shop with the most surprisingly delicious vegan baked goods) popping up all around us and we're convinced that our neighbors (a wild mix of African-American, Caribbean, and hipster) are the friendliest in the entire city. Bed-Stuy is still repairing its reputation from the days when rappers Jay-Z and Notorious B.I.G. were growing up here, but it's come a long way and we've always felt safe and welcome.

• A natural-born hostess: I'm the girl who was always asked in school to show the new kids around. I love sharing - food, stories, experiences, suggestions - with people and take your well-being seriously. I'll give you as much privacy or guidance as you need to be happy and comfortable.

Some other goods: insanely fast internet connection, ample street parking, amazing homemade Jamaican food downstairs, a super charming little Siamese cat (she's hypoallergenic and a dynamite conversationalist). We don't have a TV, but we've got books and DVDs that you're welcome to enjoy. (we use our laptops for the latter.) Please let us know if you've got any questions!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $18 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $525 /week
Monthly Price: $1875 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $30
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Ma famille et moi avons adorés séjourner chez Jacqui. L'appartement est très agréable, le quartier est vraiment sympa typique de Brooklyn, la station de métro de la ligne A et C est à quelques mètres sur Nostrand Avenue. Nous avons eu la chance de rencontrer Jacqui qui est une personne super sympa et qui est à votre disposition pour la moindre question. Nous avons pris le métro pendant 15 jours à n'importe quelle heures sans avoir aucun soucis. Il nous est arrivés de rentrer à 3h00 du matin en metro nous n'avons jamais été importuné. Les new yorkais sont des personnes ouvertes, très sympa. Il règne une atmosphère musical, convivial et chaleureuse sur Nostrand Avenue. Merci Jacqui pour la découverte de ce super quartier :-)

    June 2014
  • First and foremost, Jacqui is excellent at communication. She responded promptly to our initial request and to any questions. She has clearly put thought and effort into being a good host.

    The apartment is a 4th floor walk up in a nice neighborhood. My family and I walked pretty much anywhere at any time with no concern. The apartment is fresh and clean, very tastefully and sparsely decorated - just right. There is lots of space and great light, especially for what is laid out as a one bedroom. The only issue I had was the bed - it is very soft, like a queen sized down pillow - probably the softest bed I have ever slept on. I have back issues and the soft bed did me no favors. My wife, on the other hand, had no problem with the bed. Jacqui provided an air mattress and linens as a second bed for our daughter. The kitchen and bathroom are fine - water pressure is very low - that could be due to the utility work going on in the area of it could be just an old building in Brooklyn.

    We enjoyed the Civil Service Coffee Bar (formerly the Tiny Cup) and Bedford Hill Coffee Bar for morning coffee. The scones at the latter were especially good.

    All in all, this was a great experience for us. Jacqui is a thoughtful and pleasant host and the overall value is outstanding.

    May 2014
  • These has been my first airbnb experience and i must say it couldn't have been better. I decided this trip very last minute and the correspondence with Jacqui was quick and easy. Her little castle is bright, spacious, clean and very comfy. Great area, good connected to public transport, very local and friendly, with some nice coffee bar restaurant spots nearby. Highly recommended!

    March 2014
  • This was my first experience with Airbnb and I could not have been in better hands. Though I never met Jacqui, she was so warm and generous and extremely thourough in making sure that I had acces to all the information for a smooth and pleasant stay.
    The master bedroom/office was an amazing amount of space and the apartment as a whole captures the feeling of a "home away from home."
    The neighborhood is friendly, and access to all immediate needs is a breeze (the laundry mat is about two steps away in one direction and in the other there is a wonderful little convenience store).
    I highly reccomend both this great space and Jacqui as a helpful and gracious host.

    March 2014
  • Me and my girlfriend stayed 10 days at Jacqui house, and our experience was great!
    The apartment is really cozy, our room was very big, weel furnished, with a super-confortable mattress and and bright (2 large windows behind the bed!)
    We didn't meet Jacqui in person because she was away, but she made everything to make our stay very pleasant!
    Surrounding area is fine even if t's not the hippest part of Brooklyn, there are coffees and restaurant very close (less than 15 min by foot). In particular I suggest you to have a dinner at "Do or Dine" (5 mins by foot).
    Subways :
    G line is 5 min away by foot.
    A-C lines are 10 mins away by foot.
    You can reach downtown Manhattan in 10/15 mins ride on the subway.
    We had a real NYC Brooklyn experience, this property is highly reccomended, THANKS JACQUI :-)

    January 2014
  • Jacqui's place was amazing. Perfect New York experience. I stayed at her's with 3 friends over New Years and we couldn't have had a better time. It was spacious and clean and well connected to everything. Unfortunately, I didn't have the opportunity to meet Jacqui but I spoke with her on the phone and she was more than helpful. I recommend Jacqui's to anyone staying in New York and wanting a rooftop to overlook the city. This is where I'll stay whenever I'm in New York!!!

    January 2014
  • Well what could I say or write?
    I'll try and start from, let's say macro to micro, if you know what I mean.
    New York City, yeah right, like if that needs an introduction or anything like that, so let's skip to Brooklyn..the surrounding area where Jacquis place is.
    It's filled with great people, people are warm and very friendly, they are exceptional dancers as well! It makes sense I guess, those two attributes are essential to good dancers.
    Everything is under constant change, if you are not someone who feels good at changing places them don't waste your time, but if like me you are, then you sure will enjoy it.
    Now about the apartment itself, words like cozy, warm, charming, relaxing, "little-piece-of-heaven" I could go on and on, all would get close to what it is, but that's something you who are reading this must experiment by yourself. I have to add a special thanks to the rooftop....uau...from there I was actually able to learn how to talk with the moon and stars. I might add that it is a awesome place to "dance yoursefl clean" :)
    And last but not least, Jacqui! I haven't had the opportunity to meet her in person, but when I needed help she was there, she is sweet I can tell that even with out knowing her, one of the best hosts ever, a natural one really.
    So I'll leave to you the decision to book this place, if I might be bold enough taking that you have read this until here, please do yourself a favor and go for it.

    November 2013
  • While I didn't have the chance to meet Jacqui in person (as she was out of town), I was able to get a sense of her warm personality through her charming apartment. Jacqui had a friend play host in her absence - who was polite but not very personable making it a bit awkward at times. However, prior to my trip Jacqui had provided thorough instructions which were extremely helpful. She also checked in to make sure me and my guests had settled in well.

    While the neighborhood wasn't the 'hippest' part of BK, it was convenient and safe and offered more of a real-NYC experience. Two things I recommend in the neighborhood: Cinnamon Girl coffee shop 2 blocks away is AMAZING and download the HAIL cab app as finding a cab seemed difficult at times.

    Overall, my sister and I had a good experience. Tidy, but not the cleanest. Great for the price and attentive host. I'd stay here again and recommend it to my friends.

    November 2013
  • This was my favorite place to ever stay. It was very peaceful and pleasant to come home to during our NY stay. I loved every little detail and felt very comfortable. I didn't meet Jacqui but she was very helpful to make sure we got settled in okay. We will be coming back in the near future!

    October 2013
  • As my first Airbnb experience am I more than happy that we had the honor to stay in Jacquies flat. The apartment is old, but clean and charming. Ok location, only 6 min from the sub. Jacqui was fast to respond and gave us all the help we could ask for. Also a lot of cred to the german girl who stayed in the guest room during our visit. An extra host to us. Did not spend that much time in the apartment so can't say much about the facilities (kitchen i.e) but our expression is that everything looked ok. The bedroom was noisy but we saw it as a soundtrack of being in a city that never sleeps... ;)
    I would more than recommend this flat if you're looking for a personal flat well located in Brooklyn.

    September 2013
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Rutgers University, University of Burgundy
Hi! My name is Jacqui and I'm a writer, teacher, and professional hula hooper. (I'm not making this stuff up.) I travel a great deal training and certifying hoop dance teachers across the country and around the world, and think of my home as a calm refuge in a crazy town. I'm big into good music, home-cooked meals with friends, and making the most of the opportunities and culture that surround me. Though I've been all over the world, there's a reason I chose to settle here. Can't wait to share New York with you!
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