I have a medium size single room that is simple, yet comfortable that 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. There is a shared kitchen and washer dryer.
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 that 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.!!
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Minimum Stay:||4 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$450 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$900 /month|
|Check In:||1:00 PM|
|Check Out:||10:00 AM|
The positive first:
-Let me start by saying, Portia was very nice and accommodating.
-She was able to help me change my reservation when I needed to shorten my stay by a month.
-Laundry machine in the apartment was a plus!
-The room was simple, as advertised and had everything I would have needed for a quick stay.
-Close to the A/C train which is a really great subway line for getting around.
-Close to a grocery store (Super Foodtown) and Duane Reade
(Which I'll preface by saying that I'm a teensy bit of a germaphobe)
-The pillow, blanket, and mattress seemed really ancient, which grossed me out.
-I saw a couple of cockroaches crawl across the wall that my bed was against.
-The internet was pretty spotty. I was in town doing some freelance work and needed it often. I usually went somewhere else if I needed to get anything done.
Some things that were left out of the description:
-You're staying with Portia's mother and (possibly) one other guest.
-The apartment is right next to the LIRR tracks and my bedroom window was level with it. So every half hour, a very loud train rolls by. Even at night.
-The street was creepy and really dark. The streetlights were rarely on.
As Background: I am a college student that stayed with Portia for about three months while I was interning in Midtown for the summer.
Experience: The place was always very clean and the room was big for New York. I could get to Grand Central in about 35 minutes which is where my office was located. The subway is only a few minute walk from your door.
Neighborhood: I came home often late at night or early in the morning and never had any problems. I'm sure people's comfort level will vary depending on what they are used to. By no means an edgy spot in Brooklyn like Williamsburg, but lots of culture.
The Host: Portia was extremely friendly and only a text away if you needed anything. Her mom lives upstairs with you and is without a doubt the sweetest woman ever. She is a great cook and offered me dinner a few times a months.
Overall: I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here and would recommend it to anyone seeking a clean, simple, and comfortable living situation.
Mon séjour a été très agréable chez Portia. C'est une hôte très sympathique même si je ne l'ai pas vu très souvent. La chambre est très bien. Il n'y a eu aucun problème.
Portia made sure that everything ran smoothly with great communication and care for her guests.
Background: College student who was interning in Manhattan while on my school's extended winter break.
I shared the top duplex with Portia's mother and another guest. I mainly interacted with the mother who was very hospitable. The location is very close to the C-Train and not too much further from the A-Train, which I often took as well. I was permitted a section of the fridge and access to the washer and dryer machine during the evening times. In addition to a grocery store, there are a string of fast food/local restaurants nearby (From McDonald's and Chinese to Subway and local eateries). Overall I enjoyed my stay and would recommend it to other guests.
I began my month long stay with one towel from Portia, which I appreciated. Ordinarily it would not have been enough, but it was not a problem since I brought my own (which I would recommend for long stays like mine). I'm not sure what the experience has been for guests who needed to borrow towels or other toiletries since I either brought or bought my own. Also, bring slippers/house shoes, as there is a no shoe policy. There may be a trash can on the lower level of the duplex, which I did not have access to, but there were none where I was staying. At first I found it a bit odd to not have a place to throw away trash within the house, but it was manageable.
The one true criticism someone might have was with a fellow guest. He smoked on the balcony and made terrible messes in the bathroom. Due to my schedule I was not in the house very often but it might have bothered another guest. This is, of course, no reflection on Portia or the rules of her house since they were made clear in the beginning. Again, I enjoyed my stay and definitely recommend it.
If you are going to New York, you have to stay at Portia's. She is the nicest person, she always makes sure you have everything you need, and she is very interesting to talk to. Also, and this is important considering you are not in a hotel room, she makes it feel like home. Her mother is very sweet, she even offers you diner once in a while, if you want to. The room is perfect, the neighborhood is safe, and very culturally interesting. You have your own key, you can come and go, and the subway is a five minutes walk! Not to mention there is a grocery store one block away, and a "seven-eleven" just across the street!!!
Portia was a great a host. The house is very clean. i didnt see any dirt. i stayed in the larger room. The room was perfect. the air conditioning in the bedroom was awesome, especially on really hot days. the bed is very comfortable. Great kitchen appliances and pots and pans. The apartment is 3 blocks to the kingston-throop station and a few blocks from interfaith med center, a nice grocery store and a bunch of other stuff. the area is safe. I got off the train at 3am multiple times and walked home no problem. I would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to stay in new york. Portia is very friendly and her mom is too.
I stayed in portia's place for more than a month and everything was very very good. I didn't saw Portia a lot because I was working, but she makes sure everything is alright and is alway there if you need something.
The place is super clean, room is simple and there AC !
Also very close to the A and C line wich is very helpful, you'll get to manhattan in 30min !
Definitely recommend the place to everybody
It was a very nice stay. The room is upper floor, together with that of Portia's mother and another one which is rented out. The bathroom is only to share with that other room. It is really "comfortable and simple" - I don't like crammed rooms and Portia's room had only that furniture you really need.
Her mother was extremly nice to talk to, and Portia of course as well.
It was a good idea to stay in Brooklyn instead of Manhattan because it still feels like New York but without he touristic layer above eyerything. I definitely would go there again.
I had a great time staying at Portia's place. I stayed there for almost 2 month and I had everything I needed. Towels, sheets etc. are provided. There is a washer and dryer in the apartment and wireless Internet is available. Portia is very nice and helpful. You can always ask her, if you have a problem or need some advice where to go in NYC. I would definitely stay there again.
And thanks for the stamp! :-)