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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.
Daniel's very welcoming, accommodating and also just a really kind and engaging conversationalist. Extremely convenient to trains and the neighborhood is great for walking around, too. This was a great place to stay at an incredibly reasonable price.
Daniel was there to greet us when we arrived. He's a very nice guy & made us feel welcome & comfortable. We were familiar with the area & glad to be so close to the subway system. The accommodations were clean & cozy. We spent most of our time out & about, but always had a good night's rest when we returned. The 'rescued' cat's were a sweet addition & Daniel has labeled everything with helpful instructions. There are even subway maps on the wall & umbrellas in the room if needed. Thank you for providing a nice spot to tuck in to.
Daniel was nice host. He welcomed me and my brother, and explained how to use washing machine and other stuffs with detail. The house and room were very cozy and comfortable. He was very kind to answer to my questions. His tow cats were also very cute! It was very closed with metro station as well! Even though it was only two nights, very good experience for me.
Great experience. Got exactly what we expected and the kittens were great hosts. Would stay again.
This room is really super cozy and Daniel is the best host ever, I got help with anything from understanding the metro to doing laundry, anything basically... There are 2 wonderful cats in the house also. A warm radiator in the room was great during cold nights. Helpful post-it's will to where to put your things etc, so it's really easy to recycle in the kitchen etc. Would definitely go back again!
Even though I stayed with Daniel for only one night, I had a really good time. He is very welcoming, his place is very accessible (very close to the metro) and the room is very nice. Thank you Daniel for a great first stop in New York!
We were in a real need of a place to stay and Daniel responded super quickly to our request!
Daniel was very welcoming and helpful and had all the utilities to make for a practical and pleasant stay.
We would gladly do it again!
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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.