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
* 10% Room tax collected in cash at check-in unless otherwise arranged.
*additional cleaning fee
*Maid service available for an additional fee
*Laundry facilities may be available upon negotiation
*Street parking is available
Private floor as described and full bath.
Interaction with guests
My son and I occupy the floor above your space and are available for your assistance.
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!
Greetings! I am a working mother and artist who lives in one of the 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 in NYC and since 2013 in Washington DC. I manage the property in DC for my big sister, Khadijah, who is an attorney and interior designer. She lives in the attached house there. While I will handle all of your arrangements beforehand, I am based in NYC. Upon arrival, Khadijah will be your host in Washington DC.
In NYC, you will meet me, Idriys, and Chester. I am an actor/writer/director 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 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 to explore the city with them. What a wonderful way to make a living by providing a peaceful environment, good energy, and a home away from home to people during their travels. We hope to do the same for you!