About This Listing
I have a single room that is very small and cozy that only will accommodate one person. It is the perfect room for the traveler who is just looking for a place to rest for a few nights in any given week. This is a shared apartment that has two other rooms with one room already being occupied by me. The traveler would only have to share the bathroom with one other person, since my room is self-contained and has its own bathroom. This room is located on the second floor of my home. It is in a beautiful duplex apartment in Brooklyn that is 15 minutes away from downtown Manhattan by trains. My neighborhood borders both a Jewish and a West Indian community and I live on a small block. It is located across the street from a playground and one block away from the Interfaith Hospital. There are post offices, pharmacies, grocery stores, hair and nail salons, supermarkets and other places that provides a variety of amenities nearby. The C train is just one block away & the A trains are two blocks away, the LIRR is also a block away and other means of public transportation are very convenient just in case one does not drive. There is a parking garage that is located three blocks away from my home, also a BP Gas station and a Seven Eleven is located around the corner just in-case one does drive. Furthermore, The Children's museum, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Bridge, Prospect Park and the Botanical Garden are all amazing sites to see while staying at my home.
SORRY THIS ROOM ONLY ACCOMMODATES ONE PERSON, NO EXTRA GUESTS ALLOWED!!! THANK YOU!!
I DO NOT PROVIDE DISH WASHING LIQUID, DETERGENT, TOILET PAPER AND PAPER TOWELS FOR GUESTS WHO ARE STAYING LONGER THAT THREE(3) WEEKS. THESE AMENITIES ARE ONLY PROVIDED FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE SHORTER STAYS, SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCES.!!
"A" train is located on Nostrand Avenue and Fulton Street - this train goes express to and from Manhattan and also Queens throughout the day until 11pm in the evenings, then it runs local.
"C" this train is located on Fulton Street and Kingston Throope. It runs local (stops at every stop) throughout the day until 11pm, then the A train runs in its place.
NOTICE: I WILL NOT ALLOW GUESTS TO EXTEND THEIR STAY IN CASE THEY NEED TO IF I HAVE TO REMIND THEM TO KEEP THE HOUSE RULES THAT ARE LISTED BELOW ! SORRY IF THERE ARE ANY INCONVENIENCES.
-Sorry no smoking, since this is a shared space.
-Sorry no pets are allowed. Please no shoes in the home. Thank you. Free WiFi
SORRY THIS ROOM ONLY ACCOMMODATES ONE PERSON, NO EXTRA GUEST ALLOWED!!! THANK YOU!!
I DO NOT PROVIDE DISH WASHING LIQUID, DETERGENT, TOILETRIES FOR GUESTS WHO ARE STAYING LONGER THAT THREE(3) WEEKS.
-THESE AMENITIES ARE ONLY PROVIDED FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE SHORTER STAYS, SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCES.!! ( THERE WILL BE A DISCRETIONARY SUPPLY OF THESE AMENITIES ON OCCASION).
PLEASE DO NOT WASH THE TOWELS AND LINENS THAT I PROVIDE TO YOU. I WILL WASH THOSE MYSELF. PLEASE, THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO REMEMBER!
-THE CLEANING FEE THAT IS CHARGED (10$) GOES TO CLEANING THE SPACE UPON YOUR DEPARTURE AND THE CLEAN LINENS AND TOWELS THAT ARE PROVIDED TO YOU ONCE A WEEK.
- THE CLEANING FEE (10$) DOES NOT INCLUDE THE MAINTENANCE OF THE APARTMENT DURING YOUR STAY! YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CLEANING UP AFTER YOURSELVES BECAUSE IT IS A SHARED SPACE AND AS A COURTESY TO YOUR ROOMMATES.
-PLEASE WIPE THE STOVE DOWN AFTER COOKING !
- WE DO RECYCLE! PLEASE RINSE CANS, BOTTLES AND PLASTIC CONTAINERS OUT BEFORE THEY ARE PLACED INSIDE THE RECYCLE BLUE BAG - JUST ASK ME!
-EVERYONE SHOULD TAKE TURNS IN MAINTAINING THE BATHROOM AND TOILETS, OR TO MAKE IT EASIER, PLEASE LEAVE THE BATHROOM NEAT AFTER YOU SHOWER/ TOILET CLEAN AFTER YOU USE IT -THERE ARE CLEANING SUPPLIES IN THE CABINET BELOW THE SINK (PLEASE DON'T LEAVE ANY HAIR IN THE BATHTUB AND SINK OUT OF CONSIDERATION FOR YOUR ROOMMATES)
- I will occasionally change bath rug and spiffy up the apartment as a courtesy to guest.
-Please remember to turn off the stove before leaving the apartment and before going to bed.
-Kindly switch off all the lights in the living room, kitchen and hallways at nights and upon departure during the day.
Thank You So Much! Enjoy Your Stay!
I can honestly say I was planning on leaving Brooklyn, NY in great spirits..but I didn't and this is my story.
Everything was great about the stay up until the last night. The room is very small but it is described in the description so I can't complain. You will be next to her mother across the hall which wasn't a problem for the most part. The bed was the worst bed I've ever slept on in my life, there is no cushion ALL SPRINGS.
Like I said this is a negative response stemming from the fact my last night I was there it had reached record lows in NYC 5 degrees. Portia decided not to take out the air conditioner (why i still don't know) and obviously anyone owning a air conditioner knows in the winter you take it out! I ended up sleeping in a hoodie, jacket, hat, and everything. I barely slept and when I woke up, I could literally see my breathe in the room, it was that COLD! Now I understand my situation most likely might not affect your stay, because its a unusual situation, BUT the common sense to take out the air conditioner for your guest when its WINTER should be a given. For all that may be reading it was actually 50 in the morning, so I'm not here to just give a bad response..its just simply horrible management.
This trip was supposed to be memorable for me, which it was but the last night was literally stripped from me due to poor lack of judgement on her part.
I most defiantly do NOT recommend this stay, there are plenty of offers on this site you'll find a better more comfortable arrangement somewhere else I guarantee it!
Portia was a great host and very hospitable. She let you do your own thing if needed, but if you had any questions or concerns, she would be very quick to help you out with anything.
The room - as mentioned - is cozy, small and simple. Very suitable for the single traveller who needs a place to rest their head after a busy day checking New York out. Very close to public transport the subway, bus routes and LIRR train have stops nearby.
The neighborhood was very friendly and safe as well. It's relatively fine to walk the streets at night if you keep alert.
My stay was very nice!. I spent nine nights and the room and the apartment are exactly what you see in the pictures. The space is very clean and simple, common areas are large, clean and cozy. My room was small as inidicated, only for one person, but enough. The district is in my opinion very interesting and genuine, a 20 mins metro ride from down and mid Manhattan. Express A line is very convienent to go to Manhtattan and JFk. Near the aptmt there are a lot of local shops and supermarkets. I didn't see Portia much but she was always ready to help. Her mum was there too and she was also very nice and approachebale to help. I think is a good place to stay. No bad surprises and good people!.
Portia was an extraordinary host!!! Very very quickly I felt at home (when you will meet Portia's mother – Angie – you will realize what I am talking about – a real angel with a great soul!).
I have received free (and very comfortable) access to the entire apartment. Very beautiful living room, kitchen, free Wi-Fi, LCD, refrigerator, newly renovated space – everything is painted very nicely, bathroom new, beautiful and clean.
When I arrived, clean towels and linens were prepared. I have received a map and a patient guidance from Portia for easy commute throughout the city. The apartment is located 5 minutes to C train to all over NY.
To summarize with one word – amazinggggggggggggggggggggg!!!!
Das Zimmer ist klein aber fein. Alles sehr sauber. Der Empfang ist freundlich und unkompliziert. Es war fast wie im Hotel. Ich blieb eine Woche und konnte mit der Metro bequem alle Sehenswürdigkeiten erreichen. Portia kann dir in zwei Minuten alle Infos geben, die du für die nächsten paar Tage brauchst. Oder in fünf Minuten genug Infos für zwei Wochen! Ich würde jederzeit wieder bei ihr logieren - vielleicht im nächst grösseren Zimmer.
What a great place to stay! Very clean and neat. Portia and her mom are such sweet people and very accommodating. They were extremely helpful and treated me like family. I would definitely stay with them again!
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About the Host, Portia
I love living a life that is full of adventure and new experiences. Music, art, foods are all wonderful adventures that can be very exciting to indulge in. Hence, living in Brooklyn enhances the excitement while adding a diversity that never gets dull. In my free-time I love to have a nice lunch or dinner at a trendy restaurant in Manhattan. When I crave a lovely glass of wine and some escargot the place I like to go is Balthazar. I also love sushi and foods that are spicy so there are many other wonderful restaurants to go to for that too. Music, music I love all types of music, especially Latin and world music. I also enjoy going dancing with friends or visiting an art gallery. The Broadway plays are fun to see too and afterwards, going home to Brooklyn is a nice escape from the big city.
Having me as a host would be quite an experience because I understand what hospitality means; I have worked within that industry for many years and I take great pleasure in welcoming guests into my home. Besides visiting a big city and enjoying what it has to offer one also must be able to go home to somewhere that is quite relaxing and soothing to the soul.
I also work as a licensed real estate sales agent; if you are interested in residing in Brooklyn for the long haul I can certainly help you with finding an apartment or home-
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