About this listing
rent a room in a brick house rather than just an apartment...
large (22' x 18') furnished room available in 4 br/2ba 3+ floor brownstone on vibrant safe landmark block of clinton hill brooklyn, 2 blocks from pratt institute
around the corner form the g-train @ clinton-washington and 3 blocks from the c-train @ clinton-washington, 2 blocks from dekalb avenue restaurant and services and 2 blocks from choice market, 12 min walk to fort greene park, 15 min walk to BAM (brooklyn academy of music)
bedroom furnished with a double/full size bed, wardrobe closet, two chest of drawers, nightstand, ceiling fan and a sofa that opens to a full size bed
rent includes all utilities as well as wireless internet, washer/dryer and every other week cleaning service of common areas.
bedroom is on the top floor of the house (each bedroom is on its own floor) and features wood flooring, and two windows that face a courtyard and get a nice amount of light
house features a large eat in kitchen with a cafe table as well as a center island with stools, stainless steel appliances.
wood flooring, tasteful furnishings and original brownstone details throughout.
house mates are 2 men and one woman late 20's to 30's professional/creative types, busy and easy going, house vibe is chill, its a big place and easy for us to miss each other
no pets, no wearing of outside shoes in the house, no smoking permitted inside.
bring good energy
no wearing of shoes in the house
clean up after yourself
no smoking inside, no pets
I stayed for 6 weeks in Clinton Hill and found it to be a very pleasant experience.
Firstly, the house and room are much nicer than the photos would lead you to believe (honestly). The room is particularly spacious with loads of storage space, a desk and chair, and Erica also installed an air conditioner during my stay which made the hot summer days much more manageable when at home.
It should really be noted in the description, however, that the washer takes a $2 charge per load.
The area is very quiet and seems very family orientated, lending itself to a great sense of safety when walking home late at night.
Proximity to the G and C train means access to Manhattan is simple and frequent.
My only thumbs down would be the initial cleanliness of my room and the wifi.
The room was quite dusty and evidence of the previous inhabitant could be found underneath the bed/couch when I took to hovering it on my first day. I also had to deal with some cockroaches/bugs (though this could just be New York living in general and me coming from a colder climate).
The wifi is also very patchy. A possible fix would be to locate the router in the kitchen (it currently sits on the ground level two stories below the room) for a fairer distribution of its signal. For those without a laptop, don't expect a smartphone to be able to pick up the signal too well in the room. You'll have to do most of your browsing in the kitchen.
Overall, I was extremely satisfied with my stay. Erica is also particularly lovely and the few occasions we crossed paths during my stay were full of laughs. I would recommend this space for couples on a long city break or indeed interns/travelling workers like myself.
Thank you for the feedback! I'm glad that overall you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure having you at the house. I wish you would have expressed your dissatisfaction with the cleanliness of the room at the time as I would only have been too happy to have it re-cleaned. Also, had I known there was an issue with bugs, I would have gladly called an exterminator and had them spray. In any event, it was lovely to meet you :)
Everything was uncomplicated. Erica was a friendly host. When a bathroom problem occurred Erica took care immediately. Nice neighborhood.
We had a really nice stay at Erica's place. We stayed there for 3 months during the long, cold winter and Erica took care of the problems we had very quickly. Our room was large, bright and sunny, and the kitchen was well-equipped. This lovely quiet street figures typical architecture with red-brick houses.
We stayed at Ericas house for one month and enjoyed our stay very much. The old house is in a great quiet neighborhood and next to 2 different subway stations, so you can reach all places in manhatten and brooklyn very easy. You find great places to eat and the supermarket only a few hundret meters away. The athmosphere of the old house with lots of wood gives you a very warmth feeling. The heating works well and Erica is doing her best to make you feel like home. All other people living in the house were realy smart and nice to talk with but hardly to see. The house is very clean and looks better in real than on the pictures. We would love to come again! Thanks Erica
Erica is a very kind and courteous host. Whenever a problem concerning the room or the house occurred during the three months of my stay, I was easily able contact her and she would take care of it.
The room is very big and located on the top floor. It has a ceiling fan which makes summer temperatures more enjoyable. During my stay, Erica also added a desk and a chair.
There is a washing machine and a dryer in the house. It should however be noted that the use of the washing machine costs $ 2 per load.
The house is ideally located between the C and G trains. The Clinton Hill area is very charming with lots of green and nice cafés, restaurants etc.
Erica was a very good host. Everything was as advertised on the posting. Every issue that came up during my one month stay, was dealt with efficiently and effectively by Erica. The house is in a great location close to the C and G lines of the subway so coming and going was quite easy. Overall would stay again at Erica's in the future and would by happy to recommended to anyone.
Erica was an absolute dream of a host.
So easy to communicate with and the description of the house was spot on and all absolutely wonderful.
Erica was easy to get hold of if needed and so lovely to chat with. The house was quiet but once I met all the guys it felt really homely when you wanted it to. They are so lovely and keep the space (there is a lot of it) immaculate. I liked it so much I was so sad to leave!
I would 100% recommend dealing with Erica to anyone looking for a lovely place to stay in a cute part of Brooklyn so close to everything, and likewise as a guest too!
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