About This Listing
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 (check out Gratitude Cafe on Rogers ave. and Midwood st.) 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.
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Ask for the sublet special if you are interested in staying for a month or two!
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!
- 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!!!
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.
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.
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.
Lock the outside doors when you leave and when you come home please. No smoking inside the house. You can surely smoke on the deck downstairs. No pets. Also, please wash your dishes, pans ... etc if you decide to cook at home. And keep your towels and bathroom bags in your room. Don't forget to hang the floor towel after showering. If you decide to shave, please clean the hair on and around the sink and bathtub. Thanks a lot.
When I got there Natasha's brother welcomed me and showed me in and around the house. He was really helpful ;) The room was not as new as in the pictures but the whole place was tidy and clean. I often came back late but never felt dangerous.
We stayed in the end of Oct'14
The bedroom is overall fine, good value for money. Everything in the bathroom functions well, no problem to take a shower even though it's seen it's better days. Towels are provided. The apartment is located in an old house so squeaks from the 1st floor at night are quite common. Windows are thin and wooden so sirens might wake you up. Earplugs are recommended for those with dog-sleep.
The neighbourhood is safe, we had no discomfort returning home at 1-2 o'clock at night. Underground station Sterling Street (2 Red and 5 Green) is literally 8 minutes relaxed walk.
Natasha and her brother were very welcoming and friendly. On the very first evening they showed us around, explained how to get to the underground, grocery store etc. Offered free breakfast on the following day and were very nice through our stay.
this is more like a hostel than a home to me. I wish I read the reviews more carefully before I booked it. First, the host doesn't live in the house (she lives in the basement, which you rarely to see/talk) and she rent out all the rooms to airbnb people. which means, you have no ideas who you're going to share house with.
There are three guys live in one room (plus one other guest in another room, I am not sure), which I feel inconvenience when you need to share ONE single bathroom with all this people. AND the bathroom has a bad lock, which you need to smash the door really hard in order to close it completely, and sometimes you can't even lock the door even if you tried so hard. During my last day at the place, I was using the bathroom with the door closed and locked (but I couldn't lock completely) and a guy broke into the bathroom (without knocking the door). I felt extremely uncomfortable about this experience.
The place is not as clean as I expected and is pretty broken (the handle of the front door drops whenever I open the door). the neighborhood is a little dirty and nothing fun to explore.
The room is big and sunny BUT the windows are right next to the main street so you wouldn't want to open the curtain during the day. I actually never open the curtain so I had a not-so-sunny room. And because it's close to the street it's going to be noisy during the night sometimes.
Natasha was trying to be helpful but there was not much she could do, Natasha's brother was helpful.
I wouldn't recommend this place to single girls.
Thank you for staying with me. I am sorry you believed that there is nothing fun to explore besides the Botanical Garden, Prospect Park, The Brooklyn Museum, The Brooklyn Children Museum, and or the Zoo, the famous Brooklyn Library, Grand Army Plaza. These are all within a walking distance from my place :)
I am so sorry about your last day experience. It happened to you way after you were suppose to check out (I thought it would be nice to approve your request of staying longer). You also take way too long when using the bathroom regardless to the number of guests in the house. Of course it would be okay to use it for as long as you want but not to complain when someone else needs to use it. And you should have told me that the lock is broken before using the bathroom. I also did mention to you that I was going to change the lock that broke from the extensive use of guests.
I am afraid you missed reading the description of the house before booking (I actually do ask all potential guests to read it, and let me know if they have questions). The description does say that the house has two other rooms in the house. I do live in the basement which is still the premises of the house. I am also reachable at all times when guests need anything. It's also not my mistake that you didn't open the curtain to get the sun. Also, feeling uncomfortable yourself doesn't mean that the place is not good for single girls. I hope others do really read other guests' reviews before deciding.
Lastly, it's your choice to stay in an affordable room, or an expensive hotel room with a 24 hours cleaning service. I really tried my best to keep you happy. I am sorry it didn't work.
Quelle déception à notre arrivée, l'appartement en général ne correspondait absolument pas aux photos vues sur Airbnb. Tout était sale, la chambre, la cuisine et la salle de bains...Quel dommage car Natasha est sympathique et arrangeante (heure d'arrivée). Des cours sur l'entretien d'une maison s' imposent! Notre plus belle éxpérience chez Natasha est la rencontre avec un couple de barcelonais (Silvia y Rafel) avec qui nous avons sympathisé. Nous déconseillons FORTEMENT cet appartement.
iQué decepciòn a nuestra llegada! El apartamento no corespondia a las fotos vistas sobre Airbnb. Todo era suciò, la habitacion, la cocina y el baño. Qué pena, porque Natasha es sympatica e indulgente (horarios de llegada). Lo mas interesante durante nuestro viaje es la encontrada con un otro pareja español con quien simpatizamos. Desaconsejamos MUCHO este apartamento.
How disappointed we were when we arrived. The flat didn't match with the Airbnb website's pictures. Everything was dirty, the bedroom, the kitchen and the bathroom. What a pity because Natasha is really nice and adaptable (about check-in hours). Home cleaning efforts are required. Our best experience at Natasha's was to meet a couple of barcelonese we sympathized with. We strongly disadvise this apartment.
Natasha was very helpful, welcoming and accommodating, many thanks!
We had great experience. Natasha was a lovely and warm host and the bedroom and house were clean and spacious. She also leant us 2 bikes which was a bonus.
Cualquier parecido de la foto con la realidad es pura coincidencia.
Todo estaba sucio, principalmente el baño y la cocina. En la habitacion habia cucarachas y el armario era una cortinilla con estanterias detras. Todo lleno de trastos.
Natasha era simpatica pero el sitio dejaba bastante que desear, incluyendo que un dia nos quedamos con el pomo de la puerta en las manos porque se caia solo.
En cuanto al barrio daba un poco de miedo ir solo por la noche. Daba la impresion de que te iban a atracar de un momento a otro.
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About the Host, Natasha
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.