Cozy, sunny bedroom/Prospect Park

House - Private room · Midwood St, Brooklyn, NY 11225, United States

The Space

Why stay in a hotel when you can enjoy your stay the fullest in Brooklyn, yet for much less money!

IMPORTANT NOTE: PLEASE REMEMBER TURN OFF THE AC IN YOUR ROOM WHEN YOU LEAVE THE HOUSE.

This house is located the trendy hood called Brooklyn Lefferts Garden. This room is part of the house that's based in multi-ethnic, friendly, safe neighborhood. Cafes and restaurants reflect various backgrounds. A yoga center just opened only two blocks away. I can also take you or show where to go for a delightful hang out spots or bars with Jazz concerts and hilarious comedy shows.

Ask for the sublet special if you are interested in staying for a month or two!

Room Details:

PLEASE, REMEMBER TO TURN OFF THE AIR-CONDITIONER WHEN YOU ARE NOT HOME.

Check in is after 1pm, and check out time is before 11am. However, I can be very flexible when there is no other guest staying in the room before or after you check in. All you need to do is ask, and I will do everything I can to accommodate your needs.

The room is:
-Perfect for two people.
- Sunny, large with big closet and full bed
- Clean, tidy with hardwood floor
- Free Wifi (info is in the "house manual"), heat and AC.
- Spacious nice living room for when you wish to hang out.
- Full kitchens
- Full bathrooms
- Plenty of sheets, towels, blankets, pillows
- Bike for your use!

Location Details:

- 5 minutes walk to the express 5 and local 2 trains, and 10 minutes to the Q and B trains
- 10 minutes walk to Prospect Park
- 10 minutes to the Brooklyn Museum
- 9 minutes to Brooklyn Botanic Garden
- 20 minutes to Manhattan
-20 minutes to Statue of Liberty
-40 minutes to Times Square

Please note that this not a hotel room with a 24 hours service which is why it's so so so much cheaper, and much more laid back than hotels. Also, the room is in a house that was built in the 1920s so while you can find so many of Brooklyn's characters in it, it's not really shiny. In addition, the pictures are taken by a professional Airbnb photographer. I love those photos but some guests commented that Airbnb photos didn't convey the real look of the room. In any case, pictures are taken for the same room, I assure you. Lastly, please consider picking up after yourselves (towels, bath stuff, bathroom mat, and wash your plates/pots after cooking). At times, guests think that the house is untidy or dirty when it's actually another guest who decided to leave things unwashed... etc. :).In addition, please be advised that when you don't clean after yourself in the kitchen or bathroom, or when you eat in your bedroom that there may be a chance that you see a mouse or roach. Thanks for reading.

Enjoy your city in the great city of New York!!!

Guest Access

Frontyard, livingroom, kitchen, and bathroom.

Interaction with Guests

As much as guests want. I may or may not be present during the stay but if I am not, someone else should be there.

The Neighborhood

I love that my neighborhood is diverse, fun, not uptight, open, and I mostly love that I can get anything anytime of the day or night. I love that there are so many cafes and restaurants. I love that there are museums, parks, free concerts almost all summer long.

Getting around

Public transportation are about 5 minutes away, and buses are only 30 steps away from my house. Parking is free although you have to abide by the two days cleaning for each side of the street from 9-11 in the morning.

To get from airport, take a taxi for $30-$40, or take the bus or subway for less than $10 total per passenger.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 0
Beds: 1
Extra people: $21 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Cleaning Fee: $10
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Great, clean place in lovely Prospect Lefferts Gardens.
    Had a great time there, nice roommates, a fridge with food, a big bed and a super-nice host!

    April 2014
  • The room was sunny, clean and orgnized, Natahsa you're the best :_)

    Thanks
    Micky

    January 2014
  • When we first arrived I was surprised to see that we wouldn't be living in Natasha's place, but in a 3 bedrooms apartment, like a hostel. We were okay to share the house with other guests but I have to admit that it was a surprise..!!

    Natasha's sister lives in the basement level, she is willing to help and brought us extra blankets when we told her we were cold in the bedroom.

    The apartment is close to 2 subway lines, it was easy to go to manhattan.

    The only negative point is that we couldn't lock the door of our bedroom.

    January 2014
  • Nice big room with a big bed plus a nice living room space also. Just a few blocks from the subway and not far from the park.

    November 2013
  • Close to subways and Brooklyn Museum of Art in a West Indian neighborhood. Not a touristy area, but lots of great inexpensive food and kind, friendly shop owners and neighbors.

    November 2013
  • Natasha's sister was very accommodating and sweet. The room and kitchen were well maintained. The price is right and 15 minutes to Manhattan by subway. Three blocks walking to the subway station. This hood was definitely colorful at night. I would recommend this place if you are looking for a home atmosphere instead of a hotel.

    November 2013
  • Good room for crashing, nothing more. The room I was in had windows on the street but it still wasn't that noisy. The bathroom is has a weird window ledge in the shower that looks kind of moldy. Might bother some but was no big deal. Host was very sweet and nice. I left my phone charger there and she still stayed in touch with me after I checked out so I was able to pick it up another day no problem.

    November 2013
  • The house has two separate apartments, one on the 1th and one on the 2nd floor. Booth have sleeping rooms, a kitchen and a bathroom. At first I had a room in the apartment on the first floor. The apartment was very dirty. There were lots of moth flying around and dozens of worms (stadium before they get moths) on the ceiling and the walls in the kitchen. I took a picture, but can't upload it here to show. There were also mice in the apartment. I am not complaining that they ate some of the sweets I brought from home for my friends. It was probably my fault to leave the sweets covered in a plastic bag in my open suitcase. But I did not bait the mice with my sweets, they were there before. Later I saw one in the kitchen too and when I transferred to the upper apartment another guest told me, he also saw one. My room downstairs was very noisy form the street and from some people talking on their cell in the front yard very late. Also it was partly used as a storage for more or less useless old stuff. The room upstairs was nicer, but also loud. The apartment upstairs was also cleaner, though I saw some worms there too. Natasha never showed up, her sister who lives in the basement of the house took care of everything.

    October 2013
    Natasha
    Response from Natasha:

    I am so sorry about how you feel, Gernot. I think you may have thought that you were renting a hotel room, but that's the case with some new users of Airbnb. You complaining about the noises from the streets and other guests making phone calls outside the house, because the yard is close to the room you were staying in is unacceptable. And while I understand where you are coming from, my house is a shared space, and although I tell all the guests that the place is shared, sometimes they decide to make phone calls which is not unacceptable. The house is in a regular Brooklyn neighborhood which provides the scene that many other guests are looking for. Some guests meet neighbors and make friends with them as they hang out on the front yard. And it's totally okay that you are not that type, and I am sorry I can't control other who want to be themselves. Also, as long as there is someone who takes care of your needs at home at all times, I don't have to be in the house throughout the stay of a guest. I think my sister did everything she could to meet your wishes.
    I am so sorry about your loss of your sweets. Bringing in candy/sweets, and leaving them on the floor in your open suitcase can only attract mice and insects. The house is very close to the park, and like most houses in Brooklyn, is old. So IF you leave food out, or leave dishes/pots/pans dirty after use, then seeing rodents or insects is not that uncommon. It didn't help that one other guest left their food exposed in the kitchen (even when I asked them to please not to for the above reasons) which also attracted insects. I offered to put you in a different room for the last night you were at my place which you took. I am not sure what could I have done besides noting on my listing the issue with leaving food exposed or on the floor, keeping kitchen clean after use, and the age of the house/closeness to the park. But why then didn't you cancel your reservation if you were unhappy?
    Finally, I am so sorry you had nothing, and I mean nothing, positive to say about my place even when other guests who stayed at the same time you did, left happier reviews.

  • It was good to live ,the people were nice and kind .
    Next time I would like to visit there.

    September 2013
  • We spent one week at Natashas place.
    Having a long trip behind, Natashas sister welcomed us friendly, when we arrived. She gave us short information about the flat (there were prepared towels, bedsheets and we were able to use everything in kitchen, too).

    We didn't meet Natasha during our stay, we met her nice family several times. But life in the flat stayed quit anonym, different people coming and leaving the flat.

    Our room was nice, comfy but simple. Especially kitchen and bathroom, needs to be more clean.

    To citycentre (times square / 42nd street) we were going by metro, which tooks 35 minutes or longer.
    The station is not very far from the flat and its easy to get there!
    Also there is a bakery around the corner and supermarket reachable.
    The neightbourhood is okay, the area is a little bit dirty and smelly but totally fine for a trip for a couple of days.

    Thanks for having us there - we had a great time in NYC!

    We would recommend this place to people, who are fine with staying simple.

    Thanks for having us there - we had a great time in NYC!

    September 2013
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I am an easygoing and flexible woman, and love to host people. A professional high school English teacher, I am very friendly with people from all backgrounds, and enjoy meeting people from all over the world.
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