About this listing
ATTENTION: Please do not make a reservation request before I have had a chance to respond to your inquiry! I'd love to have you all stay, but need a little information first about you! I promise I will reply within a day. Thanks for your patience! :)
A newly installed window over the desk and large vanity mirror right next to it. Perfect for those who wear makeup and need a comfortable spot to apply it. Adjacent to the desk is a large full length mirror. Perfect for getting ready in the morning!
Planning on visiting NYC or need a temporary place between moves? Come for a stay in our guest room!
Located in the historic Crown Heights neighborhood, our brownstone apartment is conveniently situated across Prospect Park from the Park Slope area and within walking distance of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, The Brooklyn Children's Museum and the newly restored Brooklyn Public Library(Main Branch).
The area has an eclectic taste which reflects the diversity of cultures inhabiting it. Crown Heights has some lovely architecture and a variety of peoples and shops, ranging from variously hatted and top-coated Orthodox Jewish residents to vegan Rastafarian Afro-Caribbean restaurants and college students.
The guest room is quite cozy and there is a very comfortable full size bed, a large full-length mirror, a nice desk with an overhead light and a spacious closet. The room has everything that you might need, including a travel adapter for your electronic devices and a large vanity mirror over the desk.
You may be sharing the common areas with 2 other guests, as I have 2 other guest rooms. I live here alone, but the other guest rooms may or may not be occupied during your visit.
So, why is this better than staying in a Hostel? We offer lot's of Free amenities: Secure Wireless internet, free laundry machines and a kitchen with great tools and culinary gadgets. For all you shoppers, the bathroom has a weight scale that you can use to weigh your luggage before heading off to the airport!
In the backyard there is a small garden with a beautiful row of Rose bushes and tomato plants. We also have bicycles(and helmets) that you can use to ride around the neighborhood. As an added bonus, we are half a block from the Subway! The 2,4 and 5 trains all run express into downtown Brooklyn and Manhattan. There are also several buses nearby that run towards Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick.
If you are driving, we even have a secure backyard (with a locking gate) for you to park in.
Discounted rates available for longer stays(1 month or longer) as well. Just ask :)
Everything you'd expect in a home setting is available for you… Clean kitchen and bathroom, a refrigerator, a nice living room and access to my personal treasures: Large music collection, Books, Musical instruments, etcetera.
Interaction with Guests
I like to make people feel at home and welcome, but I also strive to meet each guests individual requirements… If you want to hang out and share a nice conversation or would rather keep to yourself, I'm happy either way. :)
I'm always reachable by cell phone and happy to help with directions or recommendations.
The diversity of people and cultures are what drew me in to this neighborhood Also the fact that it is a family area, which provides a little sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of busy areas like Manhattan.
The 2, 3 and 5 express trains leave from less than half a block from my front door and cover all of your transportation needs.
Other Things to Note
As of January 2015, this guest room has been completely renovated!
Over the past 3 years I have taken note of all the suggested improvements and occasional complaints, and fixed every single issue! The bedroom walls are now fully soundproofed and insulated for your privacy and comfort. I've completely eliminated the musty smell that a few people mentioned in the past(removed and replaced some old pipes in the wall that had decayed) and replaced the murphy bed with a proper frame and new full size mattress. By removing an old storage closet and shelves, I have been able to reposition the bed. This has really opened up the floor space and made the room a million times more spacious.
I added two air vents to let in plenty of fresh air from the outside and waterproofed/sealed the stone wall along the back of the room and painted it bright white. There is also a new window over the desk to keep the air flow moving and to let in a bit more natural light.
I spent over $2000 on the renovation and did the work myself, so that It was done right! It was totally worth it. :)
Basically, I'd like you to feel at home here and treat the place as you would your own. My only real rules are:
-No smoking of anything indoors! You may use the backyard to smoke, as long as you put your cigarette butts in the trash.
-Keep things clean! Wash your dishes and wipe down counters/stove if you have prepared food.
-Recycle! If you are unaware of the importance of recycling by now or are just too lazy to do it, then I might just have to smack you upside the head! ;) PLEASE, recycle all of your paper, cardboard, boxes, bags, cans, juice/milk cartons, plastic and metal. I have clearly marked bins for each in the Kitchen.
-No super loud music/movies from your laptop, ipod, etc. Use headphones; especially in the early morning or after 10 pm in the evening.
Had a great, short stay with Daniel. Great location, nice guy and a cool space. Everything was as promised and I'd definitely stay again.
Clean & friendly: an absolute pleasure. Daniel made me and my girlfriend feel right at home, and went out of his way to make sure we had what we needed. The location couldn't be better, and the room was above and beyond. I would go here again any day of the year.
Daniel was great! He accommodated me last minute and wrote back to me within minutes of my initial email which was awesome! This was incredibly valuable as I needed a place to stay that day.
The neighborhood has a West Indian population with delicious cuisine nearby. I highly recommend getting a pumpkin Roti at the Village Voice ranked "Gloria's Caribbean Restaurant" down the block on Nostrand.
FYI the apartment and room are underground and the place has few to no windows but it suited my needs just fine. It was quiet (which is saying something for NYC), clean and comfortable; perfect for a well-needed rest. Daniel has the AirBnB experience down, there's maps with local information, lots of post-its around the house describing what to do so that way guests have all the information they need.
It should also be notes that the two cats were absolutely adorable. ;)
Daniel was very friendly and the house was very close to the subway, in a really nice area. That will take you to Manhattan or so.
I booked the room at the same day of my stay and he was totally comprehensive. There's a sweet cat in the house and the room is lovely. The bathroom is ok and there's towels in the room if you'd like.
I totally recommend this room.
Daniel is everything I like in an Airbnb host. He's easygoing, resourceful, professional, trustworthy, friendly and he has great taste in music. The apartment is in a great neighbourhood if you like having a break from the crowdedness of Manhattan and is literally 2 minutes walk to the subway with 2 direct trains into the city. The room I was in is very decent for the price and comes with everything you need for a comfortable stay. It isn't luxurious, but I spent a month there and always felt like I was coming home. Note, this room doesn't have much natural light but the apartment has other rooms that address that. Lastly, Daniel's 2 cats are absolutely adorable.
Daniel was very nice and his house was nice and cosy. Easy 15min metro ride to the city
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About the Host, Daniel
Passionate about Art, Music, Environmental Stewardship, Architecture, Travel and a million other creative pursuits.
I am a long-time vegan who enjoys skateboarding, bicycling and running.