About this listing
A large one-bedroom apartment:
--Half a block from the 7th Ave. Q stop
--Custom built-ins and furniture by the owner's design/build firm
--Art, textiles, and sculpture from Brooklyn street artists, the Himalayas, and Southeast Asia
--A south-facing yard approximately 15m wide and 30m deep, with a patio, exclusively accessed by the apartment
--Queen bed, firm, new mattress
--All ceiling lighting on dimmers
Prospect Heights is regarded as one of the top neighborhoods in Brooklyn, as despite having trendy bars and cafes, it still retains its Haitian and Dominican roots. The apartment is half a block from the Q/B 7th Avenue station, and 2 blocks from the 2/3 Grand Army Plaza station; lower Manhattan is 20 minutes away, door-to-door. There is plenty of parking as well.
Within 5-10 minute's walk:
--Brooklyn Public Library
--Grand Army Plaza Farmer's Market, held every Saturday
--Numerous excellent bars, cafes, and places to eat, from informal ethnic joints to Nouveau farm-to-table restaurants
Within 10-20 minute's walk:
--Brooklyn Botanical Gardens
--Adjoining neighborhoods of Park Slope, Fort Greene, and Clinton Hill
--Please remove your shoes upon entering the apartment
--Please do not be loud, especially after 9 pm, as there are families in the building
--Limit of three people allowed in the apartment
--For longer stays, I require that my housekeeper clean the apartment every two weeks (her fee is $95 per visit)
Salvaged Mahogany and Douglas Fir paneling. Do not buy new Mahogany-- doing so destroys the rainforests.
There were several things that we especially liked and appreciated about Patrick and his apartment. He was very flexible about check-in time, and we were able to get in to the apartment shortly after our red-eye arrived. There was an entire closet available for our use exclusively, and the apartment was immaculate. When we had a problem with the wifi connection, Patrick had it taken care of promptly. The price seemed a little high compared to what we have paid for other airbnb apartments in the same neighborhood.
Patrick was easy to communicate with and timely with his responses. He worked with me to ensure that I had what I needed. His apartment is exactly as it looks in the pictures - really only big enough for 2 adults, but very comfortable and with eclectic, unique artwork.
Bed was very comfortable with nice sheets and comforter. Apartment was nice and warm, which was welcome as a couple of days were cool and rainy during our stay.
Bathroom was spotless and had shallow shelving to place personal care items on. Shower had great water pressure and plenty of hot water.
PROS: Great location - plenty of cool restaurants in walking distance, outdoor space in back to relax on wooden bench, clean, lots of closet space for your clothes/suitcase, 50 yards from B/Q train - 25 minutes to Times Square.
CONS: No TV (although did have wifi), no coffee pot (although did have french press). We just got coffee to-go at restaurants, and heated up in microwave in the morning.
Would definitely stay here again.
The location is great and the apartment was very clean. The apartment is smaller than it appears in the photos and that the price would suggest. But it had almost everything we needed. Patrick was pretty easy to communicate with.
This place was great. Perfect for traveling to different areas. No problems whatsoever. Thanks Patrick!
Patrick was a great host, he let us know the lay of the land, best restaurants, amenities, etc. The apartment was in great condition, bed was comfortable, kitchen was cook-ready. I really loved the neighborhood, it's centrally located, and the brownstones are amazing. Love, love the neighborhood!
We love the neighborhood and the easy access to three subway lines. The apartment is amazingly quiet, on the ground floor at the rear of the building. Perfect for the two of us. Brochures for good take out and restaurants in the apartment. Lovely.
Wonderful apartment. Fantastic location. Patrick was welcoming & accommodating. We hope to stay again!
About the Host, Patrick
A design/builder who specializes in the Neorustic aesthetic-- angular recycled outbuildings are my specialty. My apartment is full of my work, pieces I have brought back from Asia, vintage modern furniture, and work by other Brooklyn artists.
I have a B.A. in Sanskrit and Indian Philosophy, and am fluent in Nepali, Spanish, and Italian. I spent years living abroad (Italy and Nepal) and frequently travel to Latin America for my work.
Having traveled all over the world, I appreciate a warm, inviting place to stay, and try to provide that for my guests.