About this listing
We are offering the entire bottom level of our spacious garden duplex apartment. The generous, beautifully appointed studio space (550 sq. feet) is located in a prime, safe, and very convenient area of Brooklyn on a quiet tree-lined street.
Our location in the lovely neighborhood of Fort Greene/Clinton Hill, is just a short 12 minute ride from Manhattan. We are located 2 blocks from the C and G trains at Clinton/Washington, and an 7 minute walk to the 2,3,4,5,N,R,and D trains and LIRR (which can take you to the Long Island/Queens beaches) at Atlantic Terminal. We are a 3 mile walk across either the Brooklyn or Manhattan Bridge to Manhattan and only 11 miles from both major airports.
This unique neighborhood offers everything for both the modern family and the modern hipster. We are within close and comfortable walking distance to Brooklyn's famous bridges, museums, parks, zoo, other tourist attractions. We are also in close proximity to award winning restaurants of various types of cuisines, great bars and lounges, a shopping mall, boutiques (affordable and high end), pools, and playgrounds. Weekends feature a wonderful farmer's market at Fort Greene and Prospect Park, and just 3 blocks away from our home is a FABULOUS open air market with absolutely AMAZING food, vintage finds, antiques, designer jewelry, furniture and other really exceptional one of a kind shopping. We will be happy to help you navigate the choices!
This is a two level apartment. Your beautiful appointed, fully furnished open studio space is located on your private floor and is a peaceful refuge from a long day of site seeing, shopping, and night life.
Private studio amenities include:
*A full-sized futon bed (sleeps 2)
*Twin-sized sofa/daybed (sleeps 1)
*Shelves for clothing and garment rack .
*En suite modern tiled half bathroom with mirrored cabinet, ceramic toilet, and pedestal sink.
*Free wireless internet.
*Beautiful antique leather work desk and swivel chair
*Antique rocking chair
*Small breakfast table and 2 chairs
*Kitchenette featuring a mini refrigerator and freezer, a 2 burner hot plate, coffeemaker, and toaster oven
*Plates,glasses,mugs, pots, and other kitchen utensils provided*Tiled floor
*Large loop area rug
*Central air and heat
*For your exclusive use, private modern fully tiled bathroom located on main floor features a Kohler toilet, ceramic tub with shower, mirrored medicine cabinet, and under sink cabinet storage
*Fresh linens and towels for two guests provided upon check-in
Shared space includes:
*Use of kitchen refrigerator and stove located on main floor
*Spacious and sunny garden with full BBQ setup: picnic table, umbrella, 10' basketball hoop, and propane grill.
The space is an annex to the Mandarin and English speaking home of a busy artist and her son. We occupy the rooms on the main/upper floor. The main entrance is shared by both floors along with the garden, and the kitchen facilities (should you desire to use them).
Should any extra provisions be required, please do not hesitate to inquire.
We think you will be very happy with the space, the neighborhood, and our family! Cheers!
* $35/day for every additional guest over 2 persons
* $200 security deposit
* 10% Room tax
* $50+ cleaning fee (depending on length of stay and number of guests)
*Cleaning and tax collected in cash at check-in unless otherwise arranged.
*Maid service available for an additional fee
*Laundry facilities may be available upon negotiation
*Street parking is available
Other Things to Note
Detailed rental agreement and check-in instructions emailed prior to booking.
* Absolutely no smoking anywhere on the grounds or in the apartment. Failure to comply will result in forfeiture of the security deposit in total.
* We are pork-free household
* Pets are allowed on a case by case basis and with possible additional fee
* Entertaining must be pre-approved
* Enjoy the city!
We greatly enjoyed our stay at Sahr’s place. On arrival, we quickly found a parking spot on the other side of the block and later moved to a spot directly in front of the door. Sahr was a gracious host and provided welcoming refreshments. Everything in the unit was as described; it was very convenient having one and a half baths. Neither of us was around much during our stay, but communication via email and text was excellent with quick turnaround. Travel to Manhattan was easy via two nearby subway stops. Sahr provided us a with a long list with a wide range of nearby restaurants that she recommended, and we enjoyed eating at several of them.
We recommend this room for short stays, but it is really not equipped for stays over 1 week in length.
My friend and I leased this room for one month during a collegiate summer internship. Upon arrival, Ali was very welcoming, the room (smaller than anticipated) was clean, and she offered neighborhood advice which was very helpful. Within the hour, Ali left town and failed to mention the additional guest, a fully grown man, who was sharing the upstairs bathroom that had been advertised as for our sole use. Upstairs kitchen use is limited at best; Ali prefers that you wash any dishes in the downstairs pedestal sink. Given our longer stay she offered to wash our dishes, but soon retracted the offer and allowed us to use the upstairs sink instead. After the unexpected additional tenant (who stayed for over 1 week) had left, we encountered a few more issues including a leak in the basement wall and various large bugs (centipedes, spiders, and cockroaches). Ali also got a dog and started a vintage shop in the living room during our stay which we didn't mind, but was not mentioned in the ad. The addition of the dog also means there will be poop on the pavement in the advertised back garden. Another item of note is that the door separating the rented basement from the main floor is an accordion door with no acoustic insulation. Do not expect to have a private conversation or cell reception. Ali did provide first day gifts so that we did not have to immediately go to the grocery store which was very kind! And she allowed us to use the washer/dryer for our extended stay. The location is great and Ali and her son are both very nice hosts!
My friends and I had a lovely moment with Ali and her son.
They are really nice and helpfull.
If we'll come back to NYC, we'll go for sure by Ali.
Ali's place is very close from the subway (line C or A for the night), we was in manhattan in 10 minutes.
The neighborhood is very quiet and pleasant with a lot of pubs and restaurants.
vielen lieben Dank für den wunderbaren Aufenthalt in Deinem Haus. Du hast uns nach der langen Reise von Berlin so herzlich empfangen, dass wir uns bei Dir gleich wohl gefühlt haben.
Das Zimmer haben wir so vorgefunden, wie Du es beschrieben hast und es ist mit allem Nützlichen ausgestattet und war sehr sauber. Den Garten konnten wir leider nicht nutzen, da wir ständig unterwegs waren.
Die zentrale Lage Deines Hauses ist super. In 3 Minuten erreicht man zu Fuß die U-Bahn nach Manhattan oder nach Williamsburg. Wir wünschen Dir und Deinem Sohn alles Liebe und Gute für die Zukunft.
The Brooklyn Waverly was a nice stay. Great location next to A and C train yet on a quiet and pretty street. Lots of great cafes and restaurants within walking distance and the Brooklyn Flea on Saturday was amazing.
Ali was very welcoming and the place is large and comfortable as shown in the pictures. They were very considerate towards me, I was often coming in late and they'd always leave the light on!
It was a great experience! Sahr was a great host and goes above and beyond to make sure you stay is comfortable. The location is great, short walkable distance to the subway and with subway lines that take you straight into Manhattan. The room is spacious and would say comfortable for 2 for sure and can even fit 3 for a short stay. I would definetely recommend this place!
really great! : ) definitely recommended if you need a place to stay in brooklyn.
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About the Host, Sahr
Greetings! I am working mother and artist who lives in one of he best neighborhoods in New York City with my teenaged son, Idriys, and our adorable toy poodle, Chester. We have been offering our properties since 2010. I am an actor and writer who is now beginning to study music. My son, Idriys, is my favorite thing. He loves art, sports, literature and music and is extremely good with small children (and animals) if you ever need a babysitter. We are a well traveled family having visited several countries on every continent except Australia (next stop :)). Idriys is studying Spanish, French, and Mandarin in school , and I am picking up a bit of each myself. We adopted our pup Chester in May 2015. He is a sweet dog who loves people and animals. He is very well-behaved and gives us and our guests love but also space. He's very cool, no begging or barking and very well-mannered. The perfect dog for us! In addition to travel we love good food, art, good people, and hosting! What started out as a financial endeavor has turned out to be so much more. Through this business, we have met the loveliest people from all over the world many of whom have become people we truly consider friends. Its not unusual that our guests wind up inviting us to see a show, share a meal, or exploring the city with them. What a wonderful way to make a living by providing a peaceful environment and good energy to people during their travels. We hope to do the same for you!