About this listing
A versatile space, in a classic neighborhood for an affordable rate. It's our actual home while we're in Brooklyn, but it can be yours when we're elsewhere. Our home is as earnest as it is interesting and we wish the same of your experience here.
Our TWO ROOM APARTMENT is on the second floor of a secure four floor walk-up on a corner in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
We have up to FOUR FULL SIZE SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS that can fit 1 or 2 people each.
Guests have the full run of the apartment and are free to use whatever is there. Nothing is shared with anyone outside your party.
Interaction with Guests
You may meet us upon arrival and if you would like we would be happy to go out with you for a walk or a drink, otherwise you're on your own to enjoy our home and city. If you need anything from our end we're a simple message away.
Today, Bed-Stuy is the diamond peaking out of the rough - people are just starting to catch on to what us locals have had the privilege of knowing all along, and now you can be part of it. You can just stroll for blocks and blocks immersing yourselves in the beautiful brownstones. That walk can take you to some great local food and drinks, put you on a bus to go anywhere in the borough or to a train to the bombast of Manhattan.
The nearest train station is the J/M @ Myrtle/Broadway. (5 min bus ride or 10/15 min walk from apartment)
The J travels to the financial district. The M travels to 53rd st. along 6th ave.
Common Travel times (door to door)
30 min to Chinatown & Little Italy.
45 min to Times Square.
We are also along several bus lines: B38- Fort Greene's Restaurants in 20 mins, B52, Downtown Brooklyn Shopping in 30 min, B43, Greenpoint in 40 min, B44 Williamsburg in 30 min.
We are most easily and least expensively reached from JFK airport. At Terminal 5, there is a local bus, the B15 that takes about an hour but only cost 2.75, with the added bonus of stopping at my corner. If you arrive at LGA, I would advise taking a metered taxi - it typically costs around $30.
There is typically an ample amount of parking on the street around our apartment. Just be advised by the regulations dictated by the signs posted.
Other Things to Note
Last minute requests (fewer than 3 days notice) and single night arrangements are subject to higher per night prices at the host's discretion. Please make note of this when you are planning your arrangements.
To our guests visiting us during temperatures below 32F, as an unfortunate symptom of it being below freezing in the basement where the water heater is, the metal pipes expand as the steam rises causing an abrupt clank, This happens when the heat comes on at around 8am. I apologize for the inconvenience. Winter dates are preemptively reduced in price as a result of seasonal inconveniences.
All we ask is you treat the place like a home and remain discreet with our neighbors. If anyone questions you, you're our friends visiting from out of town. As you may know, New York has been hostile to its hosts as of late and we want to make sure we can continue to offer wonderful experiences to wonderful people.
Finally, if there are any significant mishaps, please report them to us immediately. Oh, and have fun! You're in the greatest city world after all!
Lester was a great host-super helpful and accommodating. The space was nice, but there was not quite as much to do in that section of Brooklyn as we'd hoped. It was an easy 15 minute walk to the train though.
Lester was very friendly and flexible and responded always very promptly to all my messages. The apartment is quite spacious and nicely furnished. There were plenty of restaurant tips, event guides and bus/subway maps in the apartment which was highly helpful. What I enjoyed most was the beautiful view on the rooftop and also the google account Lester has set up for his guests. Ideal host! Thank you Lester for our great stay in Brooklyn.
Only negative point was that there are now bars or cafés around the corner, but in 10 minutes you are at the nearest subway station and from there you're very flexibel.
Tres bon accueil de Lester qui repond tres vite aux messages que nous lui avons laissés. Par ailleurs, tres bien organisé pour la reception des clés.
La station de metro la plus proche se trouve à 15/20 minutes de marche selon le rythme choisi, et plutot deconseillé pour filles seules le soir tard à pied ( taxi suggéré )
Tres grand appartement avec wifi tres performant. Tres deconseillé pour personnes exigentes sur la propreté ( sol /literie/moquette/sdb / cuisine )
Rapport qualité / prix interessant mais savoir faire des compromis sur la propreté et la proximité du metro.
Lester was so friendly, flexible and kind! He is truly the ideal Airbnb host...like, he knows what he is doing! I was really impressed at how easily he communicated, responded to every message, and was always warm. The space is well designed for the Airbnb-er...my family and I slept comfortably, there was ample parking on the street, and we felt right at home. Very simple/cozy design...lots of space that you wouldn't imagine from the images. It was a true gem!
Beautiful and charming apartment. Lester was very helpful and supportive! Highly recommend this apartment.
Lester is a professional host. He had an entire google account set up for guests with documents pointing them to restaurants, activities and so on. Not a single complaint.
Lester and Mary were excellent hosts! Easy to get in touch with and very helpful. They even invited us to their wedding (!!!) which we unfortunately couldn't attend, but how sweet is that?! We didn't have the chance to meet them in person, but it all worked out easy and great anyway. The apartment is located in the heart of bedstuy and are well connected with buses and trains. We rented bikes from citibike a couple of days and that was the best thing to do! There are really nice bicycle lanes and easy to get around. The apartment is a little bit noisy since it's located right next to some kind of hospital, so you might want to bring earplugs if you have trouble sleeping around sirens!