Parlor floor
The Notorious B.N.B. { The Erhart }

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

This listing is for a private room and bath in a shared house.

The space

The 10 Coolest Airbnb Rentals in New York
Timeout New York, 2014
"Staying with Jessica at the historic mansion was quite a remarkable experience. It was not only one of the nicest homes I have ever stayed at on Airbnb, but Jessica made one of the best breakfasts that I have ever had . . . better than any breakfast spot we found, so if you stay here, I recommend sticking around for breakfast. The photos do not do the first floor justice. It is massive, but also very charming. We stayed in the top floor, and the room was beautifully designed and arranged for us. After staying with Jessica, I would recommend it as one of the best Airbnb's in New York, and a must visit if you want to experience the authenticity of a Brooklyn brownstone neighborhood, the charm of an historic mansion, and the soul of Jessica's hospitality. In other words, this is a 6 star experience, even though we only allow 5 stars to be left."
Brian Chesky, Co-founder and CEO, Airbnb
Built in 1887, this magnificent landmarked 10,000 square foot historic brownstone is one of Brooklyn's architectural gems. Located in Clinton Hill, where early industrialists built their mansions along quiet tree-lined streets, this neighborhood is the borough's most culturally and architecturally interesting and is now home to many noted writers, artists and musicians. The house has been meticulously restored and decorated with beautiful vintage modern furnishings and museum-quality art; 19th century opulence meets 21st century Brooklyn cool. As a guest, you will enjoy relaxed yet attentive service in an atmosphere of quiet understated luxury; the bedding and other amenities are of the highest quality. Breakfast is prepared daily using seasonal local and organic ingredients. The location is perfect for exploring the rich cultural offerings of Brooklyn, which has been described as one of the hippest places on the planet. You will find, within walking distance, wonderful "Brooklyn food movement" restaurants, BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music), Brooklyn Museum of Art, Botanical Garden, Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Flea, Fort Greene Park, the Pratt Sculpture Garden and the Green Market. With easy access to mass transit, it is also just minutes from other Brooklyn neighborhoods and Manhattan.
A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily between 8 am and 9 am. Arrangements can be made a full prix fixe brunch for $35.00/person (advance booking is required).
This room, located on the fourth floor, has a lovely view of Clinton Hill, Fort Greene and The Williamsburg Bank Building. True to the spirit of Brooklyn, it is decorated with a muted palette and an eclectic mix of vintage furnishings to create a tranquil atmosphere. It has a private vestibule, cedar closet space, luxury bedding, and an attached marble bathroom. A connecting room is available to create a suite. Queen, sleeps 2 private bath - Rate $239/night (bedroom 174 s/f - 16.2 s/m)*
Under New York law, short term rentals (less than 30 days) are not permitted when the owner/renter is away. Although legal when the owner/renter is present, many multi-unit building's leases and bylaws prohibit short term rentals.
Many guests are being asked not to mention Airbnb and to say that they are simply friends of the host. In buildings where such renting is prohibited the management can remove a guest. Ask if you are renting legally before booking.
This stunning room, located on the third floor, has tall arched windows, beautiful mahogany woodwork and a fireplace. It has a masculine sensibility; a dark palette, midcentury furnishings, luxury bedding and distinctive art. The private bathroom is sleek and modern with a beautiful marble shower. Queen, sleeps 2 - Rate $259/night (bedroom 230 s/f - 21.37 s/m)*
This hip wonderland of a room, located on the third floor, is painted a deep peacock blue. It has a distinctive collected feel; decorated with antiques, flea market finds and mid-century modern pieces. It has large windows, a fireplace, a walk-in closet, luxury bedding, an artistic vintage-inspired attached bathroom with a clawfoot tub and an original pedestal sink. King, sleeps 2 - private bath. Rate $279/night (bedroom 210 s/f - 19.5 s/m)*
This room, located on the fourth floor, has a lovely view of Clinton Hill, Fort Greene and The Williamsburg Bank Building. True to the spirit of Brooklyn, it is decorated with a muted palette and an eclectic mix of vintage furnishings to create a tranquil atmosphere. It has spacious closets and luxury bedding. Queen, sleeps 2 - shared bath. Rate $199/night (bedroom 174 s/f - 16.2 s/m)*
Note that bathroom may not be on the same floor.

All rooms are available for film or print shoots.

* sizes do not include closets or bathrooms


Guest access

Guests have access to the kitchen, dining room, living room, and tv room in addition to their guest room.

Interaction with guests

While this is a shared house, which means that you will see us eating, entertaining and relaxing, we try to respect the level of interaction that our guests desire.

Other things to note

1. We have two free-roaming dogs. Knuckie is a young, sweet and energetic Boxer and Klaus is a very relaxed older Puggle.
2. Guest rooms are third and fourth floor walk-ups. The top rooms are an 80 step climb.
3. City living can be dusty. We have high ratings for cleanliness but living in a house that was built in 1887 and on a street that has traffic, it's a challenge.
4. Note that guest rooms do not have televisions or telephones.
(Photos by Peter Margonelli and Connie Zhou)

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM

We do have a few -

1. No non-guests in the guest rooms
2. No pets
3. No smoking
4. Parties must be approved by owners and event rates will be applied.
5. Photography and filming must be approved by owners and location rates will be applied.
6. In the event of damage, the guest will be billed the cost of replacing damaged items with equivalent items.
7. Guest will be charged $50 for each unreturned set of keys.
8. Please, please, let us know if you will not be having breakfast on any morning during your stay prior to that morning. A considerable amount of time goes into preparation.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

95 Reviews

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Sarah User Profile
June 2017
I'm an insomniac and was in town for work and can say I had the best sleeps I've had in years. The beds and comforters are high-end and even the bedroom facing the street is quiet. I rode to the city each day on the Citi-bikes. Easy.

Laurie User Profile
May 2017
What a beautiful and comfortable home! Our host was so welcoming and helpful. Their 2 dogs were friendly and sweet! Breakfast was delicious. The location was perfect for Brooklyn. There is a reason this is called "Notorious BNB". It lives up to it's name! Enjoy!

Jonathan User ProfileJonathan is a superhost.
May 2017
Nothing more to be said that hasn't been covered before. Their home was amazing, loved the very friendly dogs and I left very inspired for my own Airbnb Brownstone in Boston. Note for anyone allergic to dogs, I'm but had absolutely no issues with my allergies in their home.

Modupeola User Profile
May 2017
The space is so carefully and tastefully curated with art detailed finishing. Certaintly an inspiring space to stay and Doug was most gracious and accommodating. Will be back for sure!

Justin User Profile
April 2017
We had the best time at Jessica and Doug's amazing "Notorious BnB". The room we got was huge and beautifully decorated. We felt super comfortable and had a relaxing and inspiring time at this unbelievable Brooklyn Brownstone that Jessica has decorated so well. The breakfast she prepared for us was just perfect. We especially loved the home made muesli - yummi! Thank you again for the great time we had staying at your place and hope to see you again soon!

Andrew User Profile
April 2017
Loved our stay! What a beautiful BnB. Can't wait to come back.

Alex User Profile
October 2016
Jessica and Doug are fantastic hosts and impressive people. You just feel very comfortable with them. The rooms are fantastic. We would definitely come again. We can only rave about. 5 Stars! Great Place and Great People, Great Spirit.

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New York, New York, United States · Joined in September 2011
Jessica Doug User Profile

We are thrilled to welcome people into our family house. It's just the kind of place that we would want to stay if we were visiting New York! We enjoy meeting interesting, creative and passionate people from around the world and sharing our love of Brooklyn and New York City with them -- the history, food, art, architecture, and music. What we offer is a room in a beautiful house. We are relaxed and welcoming. We ask that our guests make themselves at home (and we do all we can to make them as comfortable as possible). Staying with us is like staying with friends or family (who can cook well). We do not have locks on room doors (although we do fully respect our guest's privacy). This is not a hotel or a bed and breakfast "business" (no teddy bears or pot pourri). It is sometimes elegant and sometimes casual. We like vintage furniture, street art, local food, and all kinds of music ... an urban sensibility. It's 'real life' in this house -- we have dogs who are enthusiastic greeters, teenagers who are in and out and friends who stop by. That said, we try really hard to make each guest's stay wonderfully memorable. Please read our reviews. We have had amazing guests!

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