About This Listing
Large, Sunny, Inviting Private Bedroom in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn
Private House-Private Room, Westminster Rd., Brooklyn 11218
Spacious private room on second floor of a free-standing house in the Victorian Flatbush neighborhood of Ditmas Park. Quiet residential street. Garden view. Comfy full-sized bed, premium cable, free wifi. Semi-private bath on first floor. This house was used as a set for the feature films “Definitely, Maybe” with Ryan Reynolds, “Solitary Man” with Michael Douglas and Danny DeVito, and the TV series “Damages” with Glenn Close. Considered one of the best-kept secrets in New York, Ditmas Park boasts suburban living in the Big Apple. Tree-lined streets, Victorian houses, front porches, not what is typically expected of the New York experience. Very accesible to public transportation, walking distance to Prospect Park, easy commute to Coney Island in one direction and Manhattan in the other. Our neighborhood provides the best of both worlds, however, because right down the block is a veritable restaurant row reflecting the diversity of the neighborhood with Japanese, Filipino, Mexican, Middle Eastern and Tibetan restaurants, among others.
Room can comfortably accomodate 2 adults, possibly one child but no infants or toddlers due to staircase.
Please refer to the “Contact Me” section and click on “Show More” to learn about a unique service we have to offer!
Please note: This home has cats but feel free to close doors to keep them out.
-private spacious bedroom
-mini fridge, coffee pot, kitchen cart
-premium cable, dvd player
-walk-in closet,large bureau
-semi private bathroom on the first floor
-laundry room available
Nearby Restaurants, Bars and Shops:
-The Farm on Adderley
-The Castello Plan, live music
-Bar Chord, bar with live music, garden
-Sycamore Bar and Flower Shop, garden
-The Dogwood, Southern cuisine
-Wheated, artisanal pizza
- Lea, more artisanal Italian cuisine and pizza
As well as:
-TB Ackerson Wine and Spirit Merchants
-Market, specialty foods
-Natural Frontier, Health Food
-Flatbush Food Co-op, Health Food
-Catskill Bagels, breakfast and lunch
-Cinco de Mayo, Mexican
-Cafe Tibet, Tibetan
-Madina, 24 hour Indian
-Gabe’s Camera City
-Third Root, yoga studio, massage and acupuncture
-Duane Reade pharmacy
“Q” train, Beverley Road stop
Easy transfers to the “B”, “R”, 2,3,4,5 trains
15-20 Minutes to Lower Manhattan
Express Bus Service to Manhattan
Prospect Park Zoo
Brooklyn Botanical Garden
New York Aquarium
-No extra guests without consent of hosts. No hook-ups please.
-No candles or open flame of any kind.
-No smoking allowed in room or house but allowable on back porch and garden.
-All appliances such as coffee pot, tv, etc. must be turned off before leaving room for the
-No wandering throughout the house except with consent of host.
Alice welcomed us, and provided a complete orientation. She and Stan were friendly and helpful throughout our stay. The house is in a lovely, quiet neighborhood, a short walk to the subway, and we enjoyed the excellent restaurants and shops on Cortelyou Rd. We didn't mind the 30 to 45 minute subway ride into Manhattan, and thought it well worth the trade-off for a peaceful and quiet place to spend the night. As retirees, our one caution is that the bedroom and bathroom are separated by a fairly steep wooden staircase. Anyone with knee or balance difficulties would find bathroom trips in the middle of the night quite daunting.
We had a very lovely experience when we stayed with Alice and Stan. They are wonderful, interesting people and their Brooklyn home was delightful. The accommodations were perfect for us: roomy and comfortable. If we ever return to New York, we'd stay with them again without a second thought.
We had a lovely week in New York. Stan and Alice, thank you very much for the way you made us feel at home in your home. Because in fact, we did.
We were pleasantly surprised by the privacy their big Victorian house allowed us. And by the way Alice had prepared the room for our stay. It is no wonder they have earned the status of Superhost, because they are very friendly and helpful. If you’d like to know how it feels to stay in a quiet neighborhood full of Victorian houses, this is your place. At night it’s so quiet that you’ll sleep as well as we did. And we indulged ourselves by choosing a different restaurant in Cortelyou Road every evening. We did listen to Alice’s advice, of course.
Alice met us right away and gave great recommendations for things to do, places to eat, and transportation. Both Alice and Stan are lovely hosts. The neighborhood has cool old houses and a street with nice restaurants and a coop nearby. We felt the entire experience was nicer than a hotel!
Great nights rest. I've stayed here before and it is the quintessential Dimas Park experience. Highly recommend.
We had a great time at Alice and Stan's place! They were extremely organised, friendly and accommodating. The house had everything we needed and was well-situated with subway station close by. A very comfortable, highly recommended stay!
It was our first experience through air bnb and We had a really good time in Alice and Stan house's. They gave us all the help that They could when we asked about the subway route we should take. They gave us maps and indications.
Our room was the same as the picture, it was comfortable, warm, clean, with a good space. We had everything We needed!
We had a fridge with fresh orange juice every morning and a cold breakfast. The juice was really good!
Thanks very much to Alice and Stan and their warm attention!
Juliana & David
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About the Host, Alice
Stan is a musician, music teacher, and producer. He has played with many bands on both coasts of the US, most notably the wildly popular rockabilly band, Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks. He came to the States from his native New Zealand with the acclaimed band “The Drongos.” He is now band leader of a new endeavor, “Stanley John Mitchell and His Band of Buddies.”
We would like to offer any musicians coming to stay with us in Brooklyn the opportunity to record in his studio! Stanley would be happy to produce and provide rythmn section work on your original material. Rates will be discussed when interest is expressed.
Alice is a working actor, having appeared in many films, tv shows and commercials. If you are coming to New York to audition for universities or conservatories, she would be delighted to answer any questions you might have about the industry.
We love good food and wine, movies, theatre and music, (obviously!). We have two spectacular daughters, many good friends and neighbors and a love of our community. Our goal is to do more traveling, with Paris and Barcelona topping our European wish list, and to be able to visit Stan's homeland Down Under much more frequently than we do. Alice is a native New Yorker who loves this town madly and is always happy to share her knowledge of it.
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