NYC Smart Vacation Room $48 per day

Apartment - Private room · Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11213, United States
Lawrence & Noralea
Your host, Lawrence & Noralea
24 Reviews
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The Space

Stay in this nice NYC Smart Room and save money on your vacation. Its call a Smart Room because you pay less for your room. One block from Eastern Parkway. Five minutes from Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Botonical Gardens, Prospect Park and more. The surounding neighborhoods are Park Slopes and Prospect Heights.
This room have no windows, but is beautiful and comfortable. Each room is assigned on a first come first serve basis. Fully furnished rooms with a queen size bed that sleeps two. Airbeds are available for additional guest.



Apartment is located a few blocks from the 3,4,5 subway train. 10 mins to Downtown Brooklyn Shopping area, restuarant and bars. Take a fun walk over the Brooklyn Bridge - A beautiful view.

15 to 20 mins to tourist hots spots in beautiful Manhattan. Tour Time Square, Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center and more...

One to two blocks from supermarkets, bakery, restuarants, laundromat and other stores..

Refrigerator stock with food and drinks for guest to eat as they please.

Bed Sheets, Comforter, pillows and towels

Microwave, Coffee Maker, Refridgator stock with food and drinks, Stove with Oven. Plates, knife and forks

Utilities included. (gas, lights, heating.)

Great, secure and quiet location. Stay with us and save money, have more fun. Our rooms are priced to suit the most budgets. Stay with us and enjoy your vacation.

Guest Access

You will have access to the apartment and your room. You will also have access to the bathroom and Kitchen area.

I will meet with you when you arrive and give you the keys to the apartment.

All guests must call me when they arrive in NYC, before they head over to the apartment.

Interaction with Guests

Guests can call, text or send me emails to communicate. I try not to crowd my guest and I give them privacy to enjoy the apartment.

If my guest needs anything I am just a phone call away. I will usually show up at the apartment in 15 minutes if I am needed.

The Neighborhood

The neighborhood is quiet, safe Hasidic Jewish area. Very friendly and virbrant Neighborhood

The Neighborhood is located close to grocery shopping and restaurant and bars.

Take a bus ride and you are in Downtown Brooklyn Shopping area and Barclays Center Brooklyn, home of the Brooklyn Nets games.

While you are Downtown Brooklyn take a nice 20 minutes walk over the Brooklyn Bridge to Manhattan.

Getting around

The Kingston Ave subway station is only 2 short blocks away. The number 3 train stops at Kingston Ave Station. There are also buses and taxis available.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Extra people: $20 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Weekly Price: $350 /week
Monthly Price: $1250 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $30
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 1:00 PM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • My husband and I booked the nyc room for 4 nights.
    The apartment was very convenient for our short stay in new york, we felt safe and very close to subway which we used everyday to explore Manhattan
    Easy communicating with larry and he was very accommodating allowing us the check out at night to fit in with a late night departing flight
    Kitchen was really good and can cook if need be Clean basic and all you need for a week and like us trying to save a bit of coin ( even cheaper than most hostels brooklyn is a cool place to stay

    June 2014
  • My boyfriend and I had a great stay while staying in one of Lawrence & Noralea apartments. The apartment we stayed at had everything we needed and if we ever need anything. They were there to assist us right away. It was very convenient spot close to lots of stores bus routes and subway. I would highly recommend them to anyone. (: thank you so much

    May 2014
  • If you stay in the union st house make sure you ask for a room with windows as it was very stuffy without windows in our room. Location was great, 2 mins to subway and stores, bakery's etc. very safe area, cops on every corner. Larry was helpful and kind, and it didn't bother us sharing a bathroom and kitchen as Larry cleaned everyday. Mostly our stay was awesome, except our bed was really hard and our room was hot.

    September 2013
  • This is a good location to stay if you are on a budget and want to explore Brooklyn. My friend and I enjoyed the Jewish neighborhood and found the subway station very convenient. Larry was a very gracious host. Our only problems were that we had requested one of the bigger rooms with windows, but it wasn't available when we arrived. We were put in the 2nd room which had no circulation. The week in which we stayed was super humid and that's how the room stayed. We had a ceiling fan that hardly worked and one other floor fan. I would suggest asking for another fan or try to get the one of the rooms with the fan. Larry did refund us 40 dollars for the inconvenience of not having the other room available. The other problem was the bed. It was not the most comfortable bed as it was hard and because of the mattress being covered in plastic it made a lot of noise any little move you made. Besides that, the stay was decent. Many little markets and Jewish bakeries and shops around.

    September 2013
  • We loved our stay and Nora and Larry's. we were given the front room, with 3 big windows so it was light and airy, even in the heat wave. In our room there was tv and cable, and 2 large wardrobes for our things. The place was very clean, and there was food and drinks for us when we arrived. It was so close to the 3 train, like 1 and a half blocks, so getting anywhere was very easy.There were 3 grocery stores and a laundromat in less then a 3 block radius. The other guests staying there were also pleasant. The area itself felt safe and homey, everyone was friendly and helpful. Thank you for everything, Nora and Larry!!! On our next trip back to New York, we would love to stay there again!!! It was a wonderful house!!!

    July 2013
  • I stayed at Noralea and Larry's house for 17 days and everything was great. The house was very clean and fully equiped when I arrived. The hosts where very helpful and they responded to my requests promptly.
    Neiborhood was very close to the subway station and from there is just about 25 min to the city centre, very convenient.

    July 2013
  • We spent a good stay! Nora and Larry have been kind to us.
    We did not stay in the room booked but in two other rooms. However as a whole the apartment matched well to the description.

    June 2013
  • While we never met Noralea directly our experience with Larry was excellent. The house is located in a really charming (and SAFE!) Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn. You can literally get to the subway in less than 5 minutes making this the ideal 'home base' for a New York expedition. Larry is a phone call/text message away if the need arises but otherwise is a very unobtrusive host.

    Privacy was a concern for us, but Larry was very helpful in addressing our concerns in a timely and professional manor. The walls felt a little thin at times but for a budget room we have no complaints. Besides, we spent very little time in there - we were too busy having fun in NYC!

    June 2013
  • It was a nice place to stay at in a nice neighborhood, you get a private room for a low price and plenty of restaurants and shops around.

    May 2013
  • Het verblijf in het appartement viel erg tegen. We hadden 2 kamers gehuurd voor een week. Een dag voor vertrek bleek de tweede kamer de eerste drie nachten niet beschikbaar te zijn, zodat we maar 1 kamer hadden ! Verder was het appartement oud, het stonk, het was niet schoon, de keuken was vies en oud, de oven deed het niet, de douche was oud, de bedden waren erg hard en veel te klein, we kregen pas na aandringen een tweede set handdoeken (voor 1 week !), in de tuin achter de woning lag vuilnis, we hadden een paar nachten last van muziek van de buren.

    May 2013
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I am a nurse and a grandmother of 4. My Husband Larry and I have been married for 25 years. He does most of the work helping me with the vacation home. We enjoy cooking and taking vacation and meeting new people. We are easy going, friendly and love hosting people.
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