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This is like having your own small apartment (250 sf2 / 23m2) within a bigger apartment, and it’s perfect for short or long term vacation or business travel.
Once you walk through the apartment into your private space, you will find everything you need: a very spacious and bright room overlooking beautiful Prospect Park, with a comfortable full size bed, fresh sheets, a small kitchenette and a private bathroom including fresh towels, a hair dryer, soap and shampoo.
The kitchenette is fully equipped with: 2 hot plates, mini fridge, toaster, electric water kettle and a french press.
You will find coffee, different teas, granola and milk for a simple but delicious breakfast.
Air conditioning, free wifi, 1 big closet, extra comforter, enough outlets + German converter (works for some other European countries). There is an elevator in the building and an affordable Laundromat right by the subway station with drop-off service. We have 2 bicycles (no helmets unfortunately) you can borrow when we don’t use them.
Outside your door is a chalk board, where you can write messages to us and also let us know, if anything is missing (toilet paper, soap, breakfast items etc..)
You will live with us, our roommate and our friendly and clean cat "Lion", which we’d like to keep out of your room.
We speak english, german and some french and always try to answer all your questions and recommend restaurants/bars/clubs etc to you.
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Cheers, Caro + Al
Your room is a spacious, self-contained little suite, in terms of our apartment, you will have access to our hallway only
Interaction with Guests
We are both private and busy people but always try our best to answer your questions and make you feel welcome! We also provide several books about New York where you can find some answers.
We are located on the 4th floor of a pre-war building right across from Prospect Park and a 3 minutes walk from the subway: 20 min to Downtown Manhattan, 20 min to the beach. Cafes, restaurants, delis, pharmacy and supermarket are around the corner.
The subway (Q/B) is a 3 minutes walk away and takes you to Manhattan within 20-30 minutes.
the Q train runs 24/7, the B train on weekdays only.
A few buses (B43 and B48) are convenient to explore the "non-tourist" Brooklyn during the day or come home late at night from Williamsburg.
Other Things to Note
Our very cute and friendly cat "Lion" is also very adventurous and sometimes likes to escape the apartment, especially late at night. Please be aware and open the door carefully!
• please take your shoes off at the door; there is a shelf with house shoes waiting for you
• please close all doors quietly and always lock the apartment door from either the inside (small golden knob) or the outside (with the keys)
• after midnight, please respect your roommates and the neighbors in terms of noise
• please don’t turn off the fridge
• please never change the A/C temperature settings, and always turn the A/C off before leaving. Only use ‚energy saving’ setting.
(Tip: the ‚fan’ setting is quite efficient)
• sometimes our adventurous cat ‚Lion’ waits outside your door just to get in :) ... please be aware and don't let him them stay in your room (he’s not allowed in there). He also sometimes likes to escape the apartment when you come home, please be aware!
• if anything is missing: just write it on the board outside your room
• ENJOY YOUR STAY ☺
We had a great time staying at Caroline and Alistair's place! The room was perfect for our needs and the neighbourhood was very convenient. We didn't see much of Caroline and Alastair but when we did they were very friendly and interesting to talk to. I would love to stay here again!
Carolin and Alastair were superbly friendly hosts. The room has its own bath, as well as a small food area with refrigerator and hotplate, and basic kitchenwares - all was clean and tidy. The setup results in an independent area within their large apartment, which you pass through, but don't have the use of. That was fine, and their friendliness offset any sense of isolation one might feel.
Caro + Al's place is brilliant. We had a wonderful time in this beautiful suite. Everything is very nice, clean and tidy and Caro + Al do everything to make you feel welcome. At the same time you got a lot of privacy. If I ever need a place to stay in Brooklyn again, I'll definitely try to stay here again! :)
Unfortunately, I had to cancel my trip and wasn't able to stay with here. However, Caro and Al were very accommodating as I tried to rearrange some things to make it on day 2.
Ha sido una gran experiencia. Me sentí super cómoda en la habitación, en general, es muy acogedora y todos los servicios funcionan a la perfección. Casi ni se notaba que había alguien más en la casa, sino es por Lion, el gato, que es muy juguetón.
Al es un excelente anfitrión, estuvo muy atento de todo lo que necesite, además, como no había reservación antes ni después de mi llegada pude dejar mi equipa sin ningún problema. Es muy accesible y amigable. Sin duda repetiría la experiencia.
We stayed at this apartment for 7 nights in November. It was clean, quiet, and convenient and Alastair was a wonderful host! The room had New York travel books and restaurants recommendations in the Prospect Park area.
Staying at Carol + Al's apartment was an incredible experience. The apartment is really beautiful. Everything really clean. The neighborhood is awesome! 2 minute walk from the subway, in front of a beautiful park. A really safe neighborhood. Apart from that, Carol+Al are really welcoming and they let me leave my luggage at the apartment after check out with no additional charge! I would completely stay with them again! Totally recommend it.
We are professional musicians living in Brooklyn.
Caro is a violinist/composer from Germany and Al a singer/songwriter from Texas.
We are private and busy people but love to make our guests feel at home!