About This Listing
ATTENTION: Please do not make a reservation request before I have had a chance to respond to your inquiry! I'd love to have you all stay, but need a little information first about you! I promise I will reply within a day. Thanks for your patience! :)
Planning on visiting NYC or need a temporary place between moves? Come for a stay in our guest room!
Located in the historic Crown Heights neighborhood, our brownstone apartment is conveniently situated across Prospect Park from the Park Slope area and within walking distance of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, The Brooklyn Children's Museum and the newly restored Brooklyn Public Library(Main Branch).
The area has an eclectic taste which reflects the diversity of cultures inhabiting it. Crown Heights has some lovely architecture and a variety of peoples and shops, ranging from variously hatted and top-coated Orthodox Jewish residents to vegan Rastafarian Afro-Caribbean restaurants and college students.
The guest room is quite cozy and has everything that you might need, including a travel adapter for your electronic devices. Currently there is a very comfortable Full size bed and a nice old 1940's era desk, chair and lamp as well as a bookshelf and clothing rack. You would be sharing the common spaces (kitchen, living room and bathroom) with me and possibly one or 2 other guests, as I have 2 other guest rooms.
So, why is this better than staying in a Hostel? We offer lot's of Free amenities: Secure Wireless internet, free state-of-the-art laundry machines to use and a kitchen with great tools and culinary gadgets. For all you shoppers, the bathroom has a weight scale that you can use to weigh your luggage before heading off to the airport!
In the backyard there is a small garden with a beautiful row of Rose bushes and tomato plants. You can park safely back here because it is fenced in, gated and locked! We also have bicycles(and helmets) that you can use to ride around the neighborhood.
As an added bonus, we are half a block from the Subway! The 2,4 and 5 trains all run express into downtown Brooklyn and Manhattan. There are also several buses nearby that run towards Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick.
Discounted rates available for longer stays as well. Just ask :)
Everything you'd expect in a home setting is available for you… Clean kitchen and bathroom, a refrigerator, a nice living room and access to my personal treasures: Large music collection, Books, Musical instruments, etcetera.
Interaction with Guests
I like to make people feel at home and welcome, but I also strive to meet each guests individual requirements… If you want to hang out and share a nice conversation or would rather keep to yourself, I'm happy either way. :)
I'm always reachable by cell phone and happy to help with directions or recommendations.
The diversity of people and cultures are what drew me in to this neighborhood Also the fact that it is a family area, which provides a little sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of busy areas like Manhattan.
The 2, 3 and 5 express trains leave from less than half a block from my front door and cover all of your transportation needs.
Basically, I'd like you to feel at home here and treat the place as you would your own. My only real rules are:
-No smoking of anything indoors! You may use the backyard to smoke, as long as you put your cigarette butts in the trash.
-Keep things clean! Wash your dishes and wipe down counters/stove if you have prepared food.
-Recycle! If you are unaware of the importance of recycling by now or are just too lazy to do it, then I might just have to smack you upside the head! ;) PLEASE, recycle all of your paper, cardboard, boxes, bags, cans, juice/milk cartons, plastic and metal. I have clearly marked bins for each in the Kitchen.
-No super loud music/movies/(website hidden) from your laptop, ipod, etc. Use headphones; especially in the early morning or after 11pm in the evening.
The place was wonderful. A very convenient and comfortable place, with everything a traveller could need neeatly prepared in the room. Everything is clean, and it is fun to browse the plentiful books and records in the common area. Daniel together with his two cats was welcoming and attentive.
My NYC experience was great, and I think it was very much aided by my choice of accommodation. This room is exactly as advertised, and exactly what I needed for my 5 day stay. Comfortable bed, two adorable resident cats, and the 2 and 5 subway lines quite literally on the doorstep. If you're looking for a base a little outside of Manhattan, and you're not bothered by a half an hour journey from and to Brooklyn each day, this is perfect. Only thing to consider is that while this is a private room, it does not have sole access to the bathroom. So be prepared to wait for toilet and shower access during peak times. Daniel was very accommodating, as my arrival was delayed due to flight troubles. Otherwise, I was out exploring each day and only ran into him once more during my stay. Oh, there are also a heap of handy post-it notes around the place explaining where everything is (super helpful), and the washer and dryer are extremely efficient. Overall, a great experience. Cheers!
Très bon séjour chez Daniel. La maison est à deux pas du métro dans un quartier sécurisé et tranquille. La chambre est conseillé pour les voyageurs de transit, entre amis de préférence. Daniel a été de bon conseil et toujours disponible, c'est un amoureux des chats.
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About the Host, Daniel
Passionate about Art, Music, Environmental Stewardship, Architecture, Travel and a million other creative pursuits.
I am a long-time vegan who enjoys skateboarding, bicycling and running.
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