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.
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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.
Alice and Stan were amazing hosts, they really went the extra mile to make me feel welcome. The room was very nice, as advertised. And it had its own mini kitchen area that was stocked with all sorts of food and supplies for breakfast. Location was great for me, close to the Q.
Das Haus von Alice und Stan ist sehr schön gelegen. Die Umgebung ist ruhig und leicht per Auto und Sub zu erreichen. Alice ist sehr hilfsbereit und mit Tipps immer zur Stelle. Das Zimmer ist sehr schön, sowohl Ausstattung und als auch Komfort. Wir können die Unterkunft weiter empfehlen.
Alice was lovely! She welcomed my father on his way back to Sweden with a beautiful airy room. The house is beautiful and I recommend if you are in Ditmas Park you should 100% stay here!
Stan greeted me at the door when I got in around 11pm and showed me around the house. I was given my own set of keys, and had breakfast goodies waiting for me in my room for the morning. I didn't feel like going out that night, and was able to order food to be delivered. The stay was very comfortable (comfortable bed, AC, and fan) and because of my uneasiness about riding the subway for the first time, Stan gave me his cell number in case I got lost! I was very grateful. The tenants living there were very nice as well. Thank you!!!
I and my wife had a good time with Alice and Stan during the more than 3 weeks we've spent in their house. They are a welcoming family and provided what we needed.
Alice is a very attentions person.
Our room was very comfortable, exactly as in the picture, and very quite to study and rest. We've also enjoyed the garden a lot. The area is very nice and close to Prospect park. Really we recommend staying there. Besides Stan is a very good musician and it was great to see him and his band play.
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.
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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.