About this listing
Private apartment with sunny two bedrooms on 3rd floor prewar building. It is in the quintessential center of downtown Brooklyn; tree lined brownstones, boutiques, dining, galleries & theater. Seven minutes to the city!
The space is a top floor of a three floor walk up. Its a beautiful open space that is sun drenched with southern exposure with a big skylight as you enter the main apartment from the stairs. Its very minimalistic, as I don't like clutter. With wood flooring through out. I used to have a restaurant, so in my kitchen I put in industrial metal shelving and counters to give it a sleek look. And for a New York city apartment, the bathroom is a dream space. All white tiling, jet bath and a separate standing shower with a window facing out to a court yard. Both bedrooms come fully furnished with fresh linens and towels. Each room has it own key and lock with a living room and kitchen.
The guest has access to everything to the whole apartment as it is private. The bathroom is full bathroom with white tiling, window and jet bath and separate stand up shower. They will be renting out the whole apartment.
Interaction with Guests
I am always available/around by cell phone for the needs of my guests.
Boerum Hill is one of those little neighborhoods that not many people know by name but definitely have spent some time or visited. It is situated in the little pocket area known as BOCOCA (Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill & Carrol Gardens). These three neighborhoods is the quintiessential downtown Brooklyn, with prewar buildings, brownstones, tree lined streets and friendly neighbors that have been here for generations or neighbors that have just discovered these special little areas.
Its amazingly convenient to Manhattan, since one of the main subways the A & C & F train is all located in 2 or 3 min walking distance. Also, the G is a great line because it takes you straight to Williamsburg, another hip and cool happening area of Brooklyn. Getting to Williamsburg from downtown Brooklyn takes about 20 mins and there is no need to transfer trains.
Getting around is a breeze! It is amazingly convieneit to Manhattan, since one of the main subways the A & C & F train are all located in 2 (A&C) or 4 (F) min walking distance.
Also, the G (2mins walk) is a great line because it takes you straight to Williamsburg, another hip and cool happening area of Brooklyn. Getting to Williamsburg from downtown Brooklyn takes about 20 mins and there is no need to transfer trains.
Also, the A train that takes you straight to the Jamaica Air Train station which goes to JFK international airport (one hour train ride). Compared to taking a yellow taxi which would cost around $65 or so, the subway to JFK Airtrain would cost $7.50!
Our new green borough taxis are also easily able to hail from the street since Atlantic Ave is one the main larger streets that lead to Manhattan. Taking a green borough cab would cost around $10 - $15 if you are going somewhere in downtown Manhattan and NOT during rush/peak hours.
Also, private car service cabs that we also use are always reliable and can pick you up directly from the brownstone in less than 15mins.
Other Things to Note
The block that I live on has the almost everything. Across the street is my favorite cafe call the THE LITTLE SWEET CAFE. It is everything a cafe should be. Warm, cozy, with the perfect brewed cup of coffee. Also, they make the best crepes & pastries! Masoud the owner is comical, friendly and just about knows everyone in the neighborhood. If you go there, you must say hi to him and tell him that you're my house guest!
We have two queen size beds and for additional guests we provide one air mattress and a regular mattress or guests are welcomed to make a bed on our comfortable couch!
No smoking in the house and to be mindful of the energy usage. If you are leaving the room or the apartment I kindly ask guests to remember to turn all lights off and/or air conditioner and fan.
If you loose any sets of keys that is provided during your check in, a $25 dollar charge is taken out of the deposit to replace the set of keys.
La experiencia fue pediría aunque hasta último momento no conseguimos comunicarnos con la anfitriona. Parece que estaba de viaje. El piso estaba correcto, nos dieron un teléfono de contacto para solucionar algún tema que surgiera. El ruido por la noche es incómodo, las ventanas no cierran bien y necesitas tapones en las orejas. Yo pensaba que exageran los comentarios, pero realmente hay mucho ruido. El aire acondicionado es muy justo ya que solo enfría en una zona. El piso es bonito pero es parte de una vivienda con vecinos, que s nosotros se nos quejaban por oír nuestros pasos, es un suelo de madera. Creo que,es una opción correcta, pero se podría mejorar en aire acondicionado, en cierre de ventanas para el ruido y en útiles de cocina. Fue mi primera experiencia en airbnb y repetiré en otra ciudad.
The flat is very nice, very great localization, near from 3 subway line, it's very easy to go anywhere. The neighborhood is very nice too, with a lot of bars, restaurants and shops.
Indra was very friendly and helpful throughout the stay. We picked up the keys at a corner store, and the apt was very convenient to the subway and nearby Smith St. restaurants.
Unfortunately, we were staying in the apartment during a very hot week in June, and the 4th floor apartment stayed quite hot even at night, and even with the air conditioner and ceiling fan. We ended up moving the two mattresses from the bedrooms to the living room (which Indra was fine with) and ran the air conditioner and ceiling fan in the living room. It was okay on cooler nights but still hot on warmer nights. If you're not visiting during the peak of summer, this may not be a problem. It was also quite noisy in the bedrooms, which face the front, so I'd suggest bringing ear plugs.
All in all, the apartment is very spacious and clean, and very convenient, but the heat and noise made it a bit difficult to sleep well during our stay.
Indra was an amazing host! She was always available to solve any doubt I have. Also, her place is beautiful and has everything you need. Location is perfect too. I would totally recommend this place to anyone. We had a happy stay.
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About the Host, Indra
Traveling is a passion that keeps me connected, grounded and in touch with the world, with people and its cultures. It always feels special exploring and falling in love with new villages, towns and cities and finding inspiration in all of them.
One would describe me as easy going and accommodating. New York has been my central hub for the past 13 years living between Manhattan and Brooklyn...and now calling Brooklyn home. I still feel like I am discovering and learning new things of NY!