Convenient, simple room for two in funky duplex apartment. Perfect for someone enjoying the city in the day and wants a friendly, authentic Brooklyn environment to come home to at night.
I love cooking and have almost everything you could ask for to make yourself a home-cooked meal if you wanted!
This room is fully furnished with dresser space and can accommodate two comfortably.
I am happy to be a part of the airbnb community! I have had a great experience meeting people from around the world and showing off this marvelous city.
This accommodation is for one of two rooms on the lower level so there will likely be guests in the other room. Since the ceilings are low and the rooms are in the fully finished basement (with a shared living space) this is ideal for shorter term stays.
Guests have a private room as well as access to the kitchen, eating area, city bike key, home theater/game/rec room (with projector!) and patio.
There is a half bathroom that is shared between the 2 guest rooms and the full bathroom with shower is on the first floor.
Interaction with Guests
I want you to feel like you're staying with a friend of a friend, but better! Where you feel like you can ask for the things you need to have a great trip. My work schedule allows me to be flexible/mobile to enjoy the home I have created and am proud of, so often I work in the apartment. I moved to the city 8 yrs ago; I love it, I love sharing it and want to be a positive part of your experience. I frequently go to offbeat/underground theater/art/music events and am happy to give the scoop on the best the city has to offer as well as give advice about more traditional tourist destinations. Or if you're just in town visiting friends or are here for work, I'm also fine with the room simply being a place to lay one's head at night.
The apartment is on a quiet side street in the top neighborhood in Brooklyn for raising a family. My favorite perk - the apartment is 1 block from the city's esteemed climbing gym, Brooklyn Boulders! That and there are some of the cities best restaurants/cocktail lounges/wine bars all within a few blocks.
The R train is 1 block away and the Atlantic Ave hub (2/3, 4/5, D/B, Q/N/R as well as Long Island Railroad) is straight down 4th Ave - about a 10 minute walk. If you grab one of the express trains you are in Manhattan in under 20 minutes.
Other Things to Note
Our resident dog, Baxter, is a lab/greyhound rescue who loves cuddling and does not go into the bedrooms. I sit for friends when they are away because I like Baxter to have company so sometimes there is an additional dog around. This would be heaven for a dog lover but it won't at all bother someone who isn't one.
Guests are welcome so long as they are friendly, discussed prior and cleaned up after.
We are a drug and smoke free house.
This is a quiet, family street so I expect guests to be respectful of the community by not being super loud on the street or in the hallways in the apartment building.
Every Sunday night I have friends over for a themed dinner which guests are welcome/encouraged to partake in. The size of the gathering ranges from 4 to 14 but usually it's about 6-8 people. We cook a big meal, drink cocktails/beer/wine, chat and sometimes play games or watch something on the projector. It's rare that people stay later than 10:30p. No offense taken to anyone who sits it out but it's open to those who are interested.
Above all else, communication is deeply valued so speak up if there is absolutely anything that you want or need.
Sonya was so sweet and accommodating.
The apartment was neat, clean, and cozy. We felt right at home as soon as we walked in.
Sonya was accommodating, warm and friendly. She provides access to kitchen items which is great for those who want to be able to cook some meals and the coffee is terrific. Baxter, the dog provides greetings and attention when Sonya is not home. He is gentle and irresistible!
The online description is accurate and meets expectations. The neighborhood is very safe and public transportation. This neighborhood has many shops and restaurants of all ethnic varieties.
We enjoyed our stay at Sonya's apartment! It's located really close to a few subway stops, so getting around New York is easy. The apartment is clean and the dogs are really sweet and adorable! The bathroom is quite tiny, and the half bath in the basement is very very cold, but altogether it's fine for a short stay, because the bedroom is comfortable and the apartment is overall really cozy. My only negative would be that when other AirBnB guests are staying in the other guest room, you can hear EVERYTHING, and so can they! So, it doesn't really feel like you have much privacy because the walls are paper thin. Sonya is great - she had some great tips on where to go and what to see! Overall, a fine place for a short trip to NY!
Joined in on sunday dinner and games! Sonya's friends were very friendly and intelligent crowd. It was a tasty vegetarian dinner highlighted by some sticky rice mango dessert! I had a great time. Got an extra night stay at a discount rate due to my flight being canceled.
Sonya, you were a great host! You made it easy to find and get into your home right after landing at LGA. Thanks for telling me about all the ins and outs of your place, especially the expresso maker, and the great places to eat nearby. Slept well too!
Sonya oli erinoimainen majoittaja ja vastasi nopeasti kaikkiin kysymyksiin, mitä meillä oli. Asunto tuntui todella viihtyisältä ja sinne oli mukava palata joka päivä lepäämään New Yorkin kiertelyn jälkeen. Ihana koira Baxter kävi myös ilahduttamassa päivää usein. Paikka oli juuri niin kuin kuvauksessa kerrotaan ja voisimme mielellään mennä Sonyan vieraaksi seuraavallakin New Yorkin reissulla.
Naapurusto oli oikein kiva, sillä sieltä löytyi paljon hyviä kahviloita ja ravintoloita nälkäisille matkailijoille. Metroasemakin oli kivenheiton päässä, joten mm. Manhanttanille pääsi kulkemaan kätevästi. Kaikenkaikkiaan olimme siis erittäin tyytyväisiä majoitukseemme!
Sonya was easy to access, friendly, and warm. The location was perfect for us as we were headed to the Brooklyn Museum. The bed was very comfortable and the home was quiet which made for very restful sleep!
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I help empower grassroots non-profit organizations striving for economic, racial and social justice use data. I am a nerd and am deeply passionate about my work and open data more broadly but it is not my whole life.
I love to travel - every year I like to see several domestic and at least one abroad new place.
My whole life I have been an athlete - current activities include tennis, skateboard, rock climb, run, bike, and wakeboard.
All of these burn a lot of calories so cooking is a central part of my life.