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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.
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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.
在纽约呆了4晚第一次用airbnb选择了在Alice和Stan的家入住，不得不说入住体验和住酒店的感觉完全不同，第一次觉得自己融入了当地的生活。Alice和Stan真的是非常nice，超级友好为我和我的朋友提供了许多关于纽约的讯息临走前还为我们叫了去纽华克机场的车，超级贴心。回到房间，房间挺大的有更衣间、冰箱、咖啡机、烤吐司的机器，冰箱里还很贴心的提供了面包牛奶果汁，早餐妥妥的～话说果酱真的是超级好吃！另外房间里还很贴心地提供了交通卡，只要到地铁充一些钱就能用了，超级方便。再来是地理位置，房子位于布鲁克林区、街道很安静 到最近的地铁走4个block 差不多5、6分钟就能到。到TimesSquare等比较中心的地方差不多半个小时～纽约地铁没有传说中的那么吓人 还是挺安全的～总之真的很高兴在纽约期间选择了在Alice和Stan家入住～很感谢你们的款待～
The room and the house are delightful as are Alice and Stan. They are attentive and considerate hosts.
My mother had a wonderful time at their house. Location is convenient and charming.
I understand that people oftentimes struggle on airbnb, since there are too many choices; I decided to stay at Alice and Stefan's, given the fact that they are superhosts, which turned out they really are. So I stayed at theirs for a week, and it was incredibly and amazingly fantastic. The first day I arrived Stefan helped carry my luggages and Alice showed me the room and everything; It was very impressive that she was able to put all necessaries in one room, like a coffee maker and a refrigerator that's got milk and juice. Alice had literally everything in the room that she even prepared multiple metro cards for guests. Speaking of this, the house is very closed to subway station, from which you can catch a train to Manhattan. Also there are many awesome restaurants in this neighborhood; It is a shame that I wasn't able to try all of them but they are really good. Besides I was given enough privacy, which is very good. The bed was very comfy. You can adjust the AC however you want. Since the room's got a table and some chairs, that you can enjoy your take-out food and stuff. I want to say this is definitely where I would choose to stay again when I visit New York next day - I miss everything there already. Trust me this is one of the best places you can get in NYC.
Alice and Stan were great! They stocked the room with some cereals, toast, milk, orange juice, water, tea, everything you may need for breakfast! They had a tray outside of the room so that whenever something needed to be cleaned, like a dish or towels, they could replenish it quickly! Also, they were super helpful when we needed to find a quick place to eat or to get transportation back to the airport. I was really apprehensive for my first Airbnb experience but they were the perfect first hosts!
We had a delightful and enjoyable experience staying in Alice Barrett's sunny private room in a neat part of Brooklyn. We were made to feel very welcome, given plenty of helpful information about the accommodation itself, the area we were staying in, easy public transport options (including detail of work being done on the subway nearby and how to circumvent any delays, great !) travel times etc. The room was most comfortable, and featured many thoughtful touches, tasty healthy breakfast items, stocked fridge with high quality juices, cereals and our own water tower. The house itself is very cool, full of character and a welcome 'real neighbourhood' respite from impersonal hotel rooms. Alice and husband Stan are lovely, friendly, down-to-earth people, it seemed like nothing was too much trouble for them, and we count this part of our stay in New York as really special. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality Alice and Stan !!
Alice and Stanley are great!!! The room are exactly the same as described on the website. This area is pretty safe. We came back late during our stay (12-2am). They prepared great food for us too!! All of them are organic, cereal, yogurt, bread etc. The bed are super comfy. The house is close to the Metro station, within 5 min walk.
we spent 9 nice days in brooklyn by alice and stan. They are very kindly hosts, the house and the room are lovely, the bed is comfortable. We liked to make our breakfast, alice offered us all things we need therefore. Many many thanks, dear alice and stan.
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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.