Comfortable and Simple

House - Private room · St Andrews Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11216, United States

The Space

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.



Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Weekly Price: $450 /week
Monthly Price: $900 /month
Security Deposit: $125
Cleaning Fee: $10
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • 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
    The negative:
    (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.

    January 2014
  • 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.

    August 2013
  • 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!!!

    September 2012
  • 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.

    July 2012
  • 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

    June 2012
  • 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.

    May 2012
  • 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! :-)

    April 2012
  • My stay with Portia was absolute perfection! She is sweet and attentive and maintains a flawless balance of interaction and privacy. I would highly recommend her place for anyone staying in the NYC area!

    February 2012
  • 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.

    May 2013
  • Portia made sure that everything ran smoothly with great communication and care for her guests.

    May 2013
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Brooklyn College
I love living a life that is full of adventure and new experiences. Music, art, foods are all wonderful adventures that can be very exciting to indulge in. Hence, living in Brooklyn enhances the excitement while adding a diversity that never gets dull. In my free-time I love to have a nice lunch or dinner at a trendy restaurant in Manhattan. When I crave a lovely glass of wine and some escargot the place I like to go is Balthazar. I also love sushi and foods that are spicy so there are many other wonderful restaurants to go to for that too. Music, music I love all types of music, especially Latin and world music. I also enjoy going dancing with friends or visiting an art gallery. The Broadway plays are fun to see too and afterwards, going home to Brooklyn is a nice escape from the big city. Having me as a host would be quite an experience because I understand what hospitality means; I have worked within that industry for many years and I take great pleasure in welcoming guests into my home. Besides visiting a big city and enjoying what it has to offer one also must be able to go home to somewhere that is quite relaxing and soothing to the soul. I also work as a real estate agent, so if you are interested in residing in Brooklyn for the long haul I can certainly help you with finding an apartment or home- p.joseph at hlresidential
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