Easy/Adorable! PrvtRm 15toManhattan

Apartment - Private room · Hancock St, Brooklyn, NY 11216, United States

The Space

Walk less than a minute and ride 15, you'll be in Manhattan!

This bright and cozy room in a 2-bedroom turn-of-the-century brownstone apartment is located on a historic block in "Brownstone National Park" Brooklyn, and right around the corner from the train (Franklin C, S shuttle to Prospect Park)!!!

Visitors can save the long walks for sightseeing rather than hiking to the train. Also, it’s a convenient train to take to/from the JFK airport (total cost $7.25, transit time about 45 minutes).

Share a sunny (two skylights) apartment with a knowledgeable and friendly host and a Netherland Dwarf bunny named Famous!

The apartment has hardwood floors, a tub/shower bathroom, living room, and a fully equipped kitchen. Street parking is plentiful.

Self-serve breakfast is available: coffee, tea, sugar, eggs, toast, jam, honey, peanut butter, granola, yogurt, and almond milk are provided. For making dinners, all the basics to cooking are provided, olive oil, vinegar, spices and dry goods such as rice, quinoa, lentils etc

The room has a private entrance, full bed, 350 count cotton sheets, boosted WiFi, bath towels, closet with shelving and hangers for clothing, full length mirror, toiletries box with those necessities we sometimes forget + loads of charm.

Across the street from the apartment is Brooklyn's first public school, PS 3 The Bedford Village, teaching preschool through fifth grade. At the end of the block is Brooklyn's first public library, which opened in 1897 in a cornfield before moving to its present 1905 Carnegie building.

Steps from the train you can get a coffee or tea at Daily Press, a French Press & Espresso Bar. Serving farmer-friendly Intelligentsia Coffee and using locally-shipped milk from Battenkill Valley Creamery, it's one of Brooklyn's best! Plus right next door is a Juice Bar l serving fresh and organic juice!

Take that coffee/tea/juice with you on your ride to the island, or as you explore by foot your surrounding neighborhoods of Bedford Stuyvesant and student-mecca Clinton Hill. If you walk East, soon you’ll be in the grand enclave of Stuyvesant Heights, first settled mid-17th century by the Dutch. To the west, Clinton Hill, home of the respected Pratt Institute (a 20-minute walk), is a community of creatives, students, and academics that boasts an ever-increasing number of celebrated foodie restaurants and independent boutiques.

More convince, right around the corner from the train is a full grocery store and a laundry mat with drop off service - your clothes cleaned, dried and folded for $9/10lbs!

Check out the map to see a lay of the land, and my favorite local spots.

The rate quoted is for 2 guests Max. There is a cleaning fee of $35, $100 deposit, 2 night minimum

The Neighborhood

To get you excited about your stay. Here’s a quick list of great spots in the neighborhood - mostly to eat and drink. For more info search the name + Brooklyn on the net!

Daily Press: French Press and Espresso Bar, right around the corner and next to the train on Franklin Ave - I get an iced soy latter from here daily!

Craft beer and pinball bar. I like their unique cocktails. Right around the corner next to the DAILY PRESS and C train

Bedford Hiils Coffee Bar, 8 blocks away on Franklin Ave, walk against traffic
I love hanging out in this coffee shop and they make amazing bagel sandwiches!

SCRATCHbread, 7 blocks away on Bedford Ave, take a left from Hancock St
This is the BEST and most INTENSE bread inspired food I have ever eaten. Artisanal baked goods and very creative HOT FOODS to go. For breakfast I suggest the Hot Sticky Mess and for lunch the Hot Cheese Melt! But it's all good!

Saraghina, 6 blocks against traffic on Hancock take right on Halsey St
Truly magical Italian pizzeria with amazing pies and amazing atmosphere. Always busy!

Bouchon, 10 blocks away on Franklin Ave, walk against traffic on Franklin -an excellent wine selection

Dough, 10 blocks away on Franklin Ave, walk against traffic on Franklin
Doughnut shangri-la in the city! Try the Mojito, the Lemon with Olive Oil and Thyme, Salted Chocolate with Carmel..look up Dough Brooklyn on net!

Getting around

- C local train (blue line) is right around the corner from the apartment, A is the express train (blue line) which you can transfer to or walk to in 10min

- A/C blue line can take you to the follow places in this order without transferring to another train: Downtown (Word Trade Center/Century 21), Soho/West Village (shopping), Chelsea (art galleries), Times Square, Penn Station, Columbus Circle (Central Park), Museum of Natural History, Harlem

- Car services are available as well; numbers are posted in the apartment. Car to Lower East Side in Manhattan is about $28

- If you have a car there is plenty of street parking. Just watch for street cleaning days, when you’re not allowed to park on certain streets at certain times.

- Citi Bikes for rent are right across the street from the apartment. If the weather's nice rent a bike. Happening Williamsburg is a straight shot up Bedford Ave! You'll be there in 10min by bike. I have two helmets you can borrow. They don't come with the Citi bike.

- Want to plan your trip in advance? Use (website hidden) for step by step subway/bus directions to any NYC location.

-Yellow Taxis is about $30 fee to/from JFK Airport and a bit more from LGA
- Car Service to/from JFK airport is $38 and a bit more from LGA


JFK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (45 min to 1 hour, $7.50 total - $5 AirTrain, $2.50 one-way subway pass):

1. Take AirTrain from JFK to the Howard Beach stop
2. Exit at the Howard Beach; Here you must purchase an AirTrain pass + subway pass to exit
3. Take the A Train (blue line) to Manhattan
4. Get off at the Utica Station
5. Wait for the C train (blue line), it runs on the same track as the A train but makes local stops (every stop) and the A makes express stops (not every stop)
6. Take the C train three stops to Franklin Ave
7. Exit at Franklin Ave to the corner of Fulton Street and Franklin Street
8. Walk against traffic up Franklin, toward the library on the left hand side
9. Take the first right on to Hancock Street
Your within steps to the apartment, I'll give you the rest of the instructions at the booking

LGA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (1.5 to 2 hours, $4.50 total - $2.25 one-way bus pass, $2.25 one-way subway pass):

NOTES: *The bus is not a great option if you have a lot of luggage.*

If you don't have a MetroCard the bus fare is $2.25 in quarters. The bus does not take dollar bills. A MetroCard can be bought at the airport.

1. Walk 2 minutes to LAGUARDIA AIRPORT- PARKING LOT #2
2. Take M60 Bus to WEST SIDE BROADWAY - 106 ST via 125 ST
4. Walk 2 minutes to 125TH ST SUBWAY STATION A/B/C/D
5. Take the A train (blue line) bound for Brooklyn about 45 min, 11 stops
6. Exit at Hoyt - Schermerhorn
7. Transfer to the C train (blue line), it runs on the same track as the A train but makes local stops (every stop) and the A makes express stops (not every stop)
8. Ride 3 stops
7. Exit at Franklin Ave to the corner of Fulton Street and Franklin Street
8. Walk against traffic up Franklin, toward the library on the left hand side
9. Take the first right on to Hancock Street
Your within steps to the apartment, I'll give you the rest of the instructions at the booking

NEWARK AIRPORT: (1.5 to 2 hours, $15 NJ Transit to Penn Station, $2.50 one-way subway pass)

- a taxi will be very expensive like $80 including tolls.

- I suggest a shuttle bus to Brooklyn:
ETS is a a popular service: (website hidden)
from the airport to my apartment it's about $50
apartment to airport $55, book 2hrs before you need to arrive at the airport
example: international flight at 6pm then book pick up for 2pm so you arrive at the - airport at 4pm for your 6pm flight
you can book a round trip online before you arrive which might save you some money.

- Here's the cheapest way:
1. take Airtrain from your terminal to the Newark-Liberty International Airport train station
2. at Newark-Liberty International Airport train station, purchase a one way NJ Transit ticket to Penn Station New York and take any New York City-bound (eastbound) train to Penn Station New York. A one way ticket on NJ Transit from EWR to New York Penn Station will cost you $15.
3. from Penn Station, take the (southbound) C subway line (Blue Line) to Brooklyn. Fare is $2.50 one way.
4. Exit C train at Franklin Ave to the corner of Fulton Street and Franklin Street
5. Walk against traffic up Franklin, toward the library on the left hand side
6. Take the first right on to Hancock Street
Your within steps to the apartment, I'll give you the rest of the instructions at the booking

Other Things to Note

- I have many recommendations for restaurants, bars, cafes, etc. I often have a New York Magazine on hand to check out what's current in the city!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $595 /week
Monthly Price: $1700 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $35
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • This place was great! Jamie was super helpful with tips and tricks to NYC. It was my first visit to NYC and staying in Brooklyn definitely made it a more authentic experience. Jaime had everything I needed from towels to toiletries to breakfast and coffee in the morning. The place is very clean and has lots of greenery which keeps it a fresh and lively place to be! The apartment is right next to a subway stop which is convenient for getting around the city.

    March 2014
  • This place is great! Jaime is an amazing host, she's concerned with providing everything you might be looking for and a little extra as well! The self server breakfast was great, she was very open to sharing the common areas of her place with us and she was great and fun to hang out with. The place is really close to a metro station too, so it's quite convenient. Very quiet at night, safe and clean. Most people when you arrive start telling you "you can't use this, you can't do that" but Jamie was the opposite, she even leaves a box of bathroom products in the room for you to use! We would recommend anyone to stay at Jamie's!

    March 2014
  • Jaime was really nice and helpfull!! I like her space,the house is clean and it has a really nice atmosphere... I was happy to go to sleep to her house in Brooklyn after all day in the city!! Also she is very creative and you can feel this in the house!! It is a good place to be in the city!!I would recomendad it definately!!xx

    March 2014
  • Jamie's guest bedroom was cozy and warm on a couple of cold winter nights in the city. Jamie herself is spirited and totally hospitable, and though we were mostly out and about, the time we spent in Bed-Sty was completely comfortable. The spot, which is easy to access and simultaneously secure, is a block away from the train.

    March 2014
  • I had a great time at NY! Even with a hurricane and a snow storm on my stay. Thanks to Jaime and her home. She had put a lot of dedication on her apartment so you can really feel cozy and comfortable. Thanks Jaime for all the time and company! Whenever you have a chance to come to Brazil, please let me know.

    November 2012
  • Jaime:
    _had welcome us very well
    _available, helpful and open-minded at answering our questions about N-Y-C.
    Flat and room:
    _ clean and luminous
    _an agreable and cosy little corner thanks to Jaime's decorations.
    _ some toiletries,bath sheets and breakfast: the essential is provided.
    Means of transport:
    _Well located flat: the subway is very near.

    October 2012
  • We stayed at Jaimes apartment for 9 days. It was everything that we hoped for. The room was as on the pictures and clean. Jaime was a perfect host. She was very helpfull with all our questions and we enjoyed small-talking with her as well.

    September 2012
  • My boyfriend and I had a lovely stay at Jaime's place. Everything was just perfect! The granola...my goodness! I don't even like granola, and I loved it :) Her place was perfectly tidy, welcoming, and full of charm. She really goes out of her way to provide a comfortable and accommodating stay. Her place is very cozy, and spacious. Our room was perfect, and thank goodness for the AC in there! Next time I come to NY, I'm definitely going to stay here again. It was nice to have an authentic Brooklyn experience. We felt like we moved there for a week, and loved it. Thanks Jaime!

    August 2012
  • I stayed in Jaime's lovely sunny Brooklyn apartment for a few days this summer and had an amazing experience. Jaime is an excellent host, very thoughtful and kind. She was above and beyond accommodating, providing accurate and detailed instructions/directions/etc. Her apartment has everything you could ever want or need - from a quick breakfast to spare change; she has thought of everything. Jaime was also super quick to help out with any questions or silly touristy advice I had. I must also add that her apartment is in a great location and only steps from a subway stop. It was super easy getting to and going anywhere from Williamsburg to Manhattan. I would totally recommend staying with Jaime. Your Brooklyn home away from home! I will be back soon....

    August 2012
  • We had a really great stay at Jaime's ! She was very friendly and the accomodation was indeed adorable, you can really feel at home there and you've got everything you need!
    Whenever we had any questions, Jaime helped us out.
    The connection to Manhatten was as easy as described and the neigbourhood was nice.
    I definetly recommend a stay at Jaime's!

    August 2012
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Hello! I work in the film industry. I live cinema, books, podcasts, music, food and travel. I ride horses and bicycles, love hot yoga, and jump rope. I enjoy cooking healthy food, and finding new delicious restaurants in Brooklyn. I'm a member of the Park Slope Food Coop. I ride my bicycle to work (West Village in Manhattan) most good weather days. I like meeting new people. I'm a big traveler - middle east, se asia, some of europe, and latin america - therefore I'm a budget traveler. I've applied my own wish list and best experiences as a traveler to my apartment. For guests, I provide basic healthy breakfast items like coffee, tea, bread, granola, almond milk, butter, peanut butter, jam etc. so you can save money and time. Plus the kitchen has all the basics olive oil, rice, spices etc. There is also a toiletries box with all kinds of necessities. This way you can travel with less and save your money for new experiences. I put a lot of time, energy and care into my apartment. I love it here. As a host, I hope you will too! As a guest, I will show the same love and care to your special place. I own a record player.
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