About This Listing
"The Best Kept Secret in Park Slope!" writes a recent guest.
Ideally situated on First St, in the heart of trendy Park Slope close to 5th Avenue, we offer a freshly painted sunny bedroom on the top floor of our 1888 one family brownstone.
The light filled room overlooks a quiet tree lined street. Guests have their own entrance to the house “up the stoop”on the second floor level, separated from the family space.
Spacious bathroom with an extra wide mirror and double hand basins, hair dryer and radio.
A separate toilet room with small hand basin.
Both are private for guest use only.
We supply fresh linens and towels.
Washer / dryer near the bathroom is available for a reasonable charge, including detergent.
The bedroom sleeps two and has the original shutters, comfortable full sized bed with duvet, desk and chair, armchair, large closet space, two chests of drawers, luggage rack, mirror, air conditioning, ceiling fan, good internet and wifi reception, mini fridge, coffee maker and electric kettle. We provide china cups, plates, silverware, napkins, tea and instant coffee. Guests are welcome to bring food and refreshments back to the room.
Traveling with children or others? We have an additional large bedroom with double bed available on the same floor which can sleep two. We also have a small room with a single bed on this floor. We welcome inquiries re room rates.
TRANSPORTATION & PARKING:
Subways N, R, F, 4, 5, 2, 3, to Manhattan are conveniently close, as is the Long Island Railroad and Brooklyn bus routes B63 and B61. Street parking is available but often difficult on weekdays in the area.
NEIGHBORHOOD & AMENITIES:
The neighborhood has everything you need a few steps away: excellent restaurants, popular coffee shops, bars and patisseries, groceries, supermarkets, clothing shops, banks, post offices, a 24 hour pharmacy and delis and music venues.
We are within easy walking distance of playgrounds, cinemas, art galleries, Prospect Park, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Lyceum, Brooklyn Academy of Music, weekend flea and farmers markets and the Barclay Center.
There are lots of activities for kids including interactive drop-in concerts led by our daughter Amelia, called Mil's Trills. Our guests with children get free tickets!
separate entryway on second floor up the stoop, guest bedroom/s, bathroom, toilet room, top floor stairs and hallway.
Interaction with Guests
Diana works from home in her studio near the guest entrance hall. She is available to help guests when needed and welcomes them on arrival.
As you are a guest in a family home we request:
No smoking in or near the house, no lighting candles or matches.
Not entering other rooms in the house other than your bedroom and bathroom, unless invited.
Disposal of trash in outside bins on Monday or Thursday evenings ready for next morning sanitation pick up.
Turning off all lights, fan switches and air conditioners when not in use.
We leave the hallway light on for you at night. Please pull the cord to turn it off after you come in.
Also, we and our neighbors appreciate guests not using either washer or dryer after 8PM or showering after 10PM.
We request you read the following:
IN MAKING A BOOKING TO STAY AT OUR HOUSE, GUEST/S ARE AGREEING TO USE THIS ESTABLISHMENT ENTIRELY AT THEIR OWN RISK AND FULLY RELEASE AND INDEMNIFY US FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OR CLAIMS THEY MAY HAVE OR WHICH MAY ARISE FROM THEIR USE FOR PERSONAL AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE THAT THE GUEST/S MAY SUFFER AND/OR CAUSE ON THE PREMISES."
Thank you so much!
Diana and Joel
Lovely host, lovely home. Diana's place was just what we were looking for-clean, quiet, spacious rooms, great location. Diana is attentive and easy to communicate with. As we were walking up on check in day a neighbor said "have a great stay - Diana is the best". She was right!
Our stay at Diana's house was perfect. The location is super close to the subway and is in a great neighborhood. Great food and energy all around. We had such a great time. The room was spacious and comfortable. We hope to be back one day. Thanks again Diana:)
Lianna and David
A wonderful stay! Diana was a lovely host. The room was just as described--spacious, quiet, and private. The neighborhood is beautiful with lots of great shops nearby. I would definitely recommend this space and if I return to Brooklyn I'd probably stay here again!
We felt very welcome there were fresh flowers on the table in the room and fresh fruit.
The room was very clean and spacious. The bathroom was wonderful, it actually consisted of two rooms, one with a toilet and sink, and another with a bath and two sinks, perfect for families.
"Checking in" was very easy, Diana and her husband were out but they had arranged for their housekeeper to meet us and give us the key and show us our room.
As it turned our Diana and her husband were away, and their neighbor greeted me. She was pleasant and showed me to my room, which was appointed as shown in the picture. Early the next day, I met Diana's daughter and she was delightful. If you choose to stay in Diana's place, I found it more convenient to take the 3 train out of Penn Station to the Barclay's Center and walk along 5th Ave to 1st Street. It's fun walk.
The bed was surprisingly comfortable, the street quiet and the ceiling fan does it's job silently throughout the night. The rules of the house are few and pretty simple to follow.
Aside from my two short interactions with my sit-in host and Diana's daughter, I had no other interaction, which suited me.
At some point or another, I recall having a hard time believing I was in NY. Brooklyn is eclectic, not perhaps as eclectic as it once was, but it has enough local color to still be interesting. If you enjoy bourbon there is a wonderful bar around the corner on 5th called Pork Slope. The best selection on bourbon I have come upon in a long, long time.
One word of warning, Park Slope is not a slope, it's a hill...many, many hills, most of which are is inundated with more baby carriages per square foot than any place on earth. This is not exaggeration, I have never seen so many baby carriages being pushed by nannies, housekeepers, mothers juggling yoga mats, cell phones, dogs on leashes and, of course, some wildly expensive baby carriage.
Diana is a warm, kind, and all around lovely host. The place itself was even nicer than it appeared in the listing, and the area is a LOT of fun! I would recommend it in an instant to anyone wanting to stay in Brooklyn.
Park Slope is really the area to be in if you want to stay in Brooklyn. Lot's of restaurants to choose from, a nice park nearby, many bars and easy to catch the Metro to Manhattan. Diana is an absolutely wonderful host. She helped us out with anything we needed and is very easy to get along with. The room suited us perfectly - clean and nice. We highly recommend this place.
About the Host, Diana
Diana is a teaching artist in NY City's public schools and exhibits her contemporary quilts here and overseas. She and her husband have four grown children and grandchildren who drop in often. We love hosting and meeting people from all over the world.