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.
Daniel was a great host. I felt welcome and comfortable immediately. We had good conversation, the place was great, just as listed as was the neighborhood.
Daniel is a great host! He communicated well and his space did the job for a fair price. Staying here is cozy and enjoyable! I recommend.
Daniel was very responsive and was there to receive me after a long day. The place was great and just half a block from the subway station. Their are a lot of mirrors at his place which is good for getting ready in the morning. I would definitely stay here again!
"Comfy room, quiet, great location near a subway station (President St Station, lines 2 and 5). Easy access to Manhattan, but also to nice spots like the Park Slope area, Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Museum.
The host was very welcoming and I felt very comfortable there. I would book Daniel's room again."
We really enjoyed our two night stay. The location was perfect for us to explore Brooklyn and get to Manhattan. There's a subway stop a hop and a skip away. The Botanical Garden is an easy ten minute walk away, and we really loved Daniel letting us use his membership pass to get in! (Go and see a 300 year old bonsai tree!!!)
The room itself is small, but what more do you need? The shared living space is cozy and filled with interesting things. Including two cats who are very friendly! I'm almost a crazy cat lady so I enjoyed them, but beware if you are allergic.
Daniel is a super nice guy, and we really enjoyed talking to him! I think we'd be friends if we lived in Brooklyn!
I think I looked at every airbnb in Brooklyn, and this place is definitely the most affordable. Especially considering the subway location and locked parking behind the house. We were traveling with quite a bit of luggage for our next destination, and having secure parking was great.
Daniel was a great host. When we arrived he was at the house to greet us, give us the lay of the land, and give us the keys. Our room was clean, stocked with fresh towels, and had a collection of guide books. This was my first Airbnb experience and it couldn't have gone better.
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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.
Great little breakfast spot! Also nice to hang out in and check emails, grab lunch, or people watch from the seats along the windows.
Also known as the Franklin Beer Garden; this bar has a lively atmosphere and a relaxing outdoor area with picnic tables.
Need a little break from all the hustle and bustle of busy Manhattan? The Botanic Gardens are so incredibly beautiful to wander through and melt away your stress. There is a nice cafe inside as well!
A glorious museum with art and artifacts from around the world; the museum is a perfect spot to explore on rainy days! Outside there is a nice fountain and tall steps to sit on and people watch.
The beautiful architectural entrance is a must see and there is a cafe inside as well as free wifi! If you love books and reading, then this is the place for you!
Brooklyn's own Arc de Triomphe! Right across the street from the main entrance to Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Public Library.
A safe and beautiful park to bicycle walk or run through when you need some nature time! 5 kilometer paths for running, lakes, horses, and a roller skating rink are here to enjoy as well!
This is the new sports arena and home of the Brooklyn Nets Basketball team! The arena also doubles as a concert hall for large music performances; Recently: Bob Dylan, Madonna, The Who, Ludacris.
A one stop cultural extravaganza all year round; BAM(Brooklyn Academy of Music) features plays, an art house cinema, dance performances, operas, and music concerts!