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.
This room is fully furnished with dresser space and can accommodate two comfortably.
I am still new but I have friends who are both hosts and guests who love using airbnb and I am happy to be a part of this community! The last time I had extra space I had people stay through another service and it was 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 may 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 will have a private room on the lower level/basement 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 around 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 some of the cities best restaurants/cocktail lounges/wine bars all within 2 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 - less than 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. 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 the first host I had where I stayed in the apartment while they were there (just renting a room) and she surpassed any and all expectations. Sonya is very communicative, up front, warm, welcoming and a seasoned pro at making someone feel at home in her space. I felt at ease from the moment I arrived til way after I left; wish i could have stayed longer!
- Sonya war sehr freundlich und hat uns willkommen geheissen.
Der Sonntag Abend, den wir mit ihren Freunden beim Abendessen verbringen durften, war für uns ein guter Einstieg ins New Yorker Leben
- Das Zimmer war nicht abgebildet und befand sich im Keller ohne Fenster. das heisst keine frische Luft möglich, nicht mal zum lüften.
Es konnte auch nicht abgeschlossen werden
Brooklyn hat interessante Ecken, doch die Distanz zu Manhattan zu gross, um zurückzukehren und am Abend wieder in "die Stadt" zu fahren. Hauptgrund aber war, dass es kein Wohlfühlzimmer war, wo man gerne eine Stunde oder so noch relaxen wollte.
The apartment was in a lovely neighbourhood, and Sonya was an excellent host with spot-on tips for local stuff to check out (as well as being really welcoming and friendly!). Would definitely recommend Staying here, and staying in Brooklyn in general if you're visiting NYC.
Loved staying here! The location was perfect and the apartment is very cute. Sonya was very hospitable. I would definitely stay there again!
Sonya is a warm and welcoming host (with a friendly pooch) and her first floor apartment is a block away from great cafes, restaurants and shops, and also close to the subway. The guest bedroom is in a converted basement. The price is right. I'd go back again.
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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.