The bedroom, with view of the Park and Empire State Building. Note: we had to retire the creaky four poster bed frame. You'll probably enjoy it more now -- much comfier (and quieter).


Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed


Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Our spacious apartment has high ceilings, lots of light and wide views over the city. Located in a historic Brooklyn building, it is one block from the subway (25-30 min to Manhattan) and close to Prospect Park.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt

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Prices
Cleaning Fee: $45
Security Deposit: $150
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Description

The space

This is a spacious 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment on the 7th floor of a prewar building. It was totally renovated in 2011, but we preserved the 1920's detailing. It has high ceilings, lots of light and great sunsets, and views (some more distant than others!) of the Verrazano Bridge, Greenwood Cemetery, Prospect Park, the Empire State building, and even a peek at the new 1 World Trade Center. This is a place where you can relax and have space, not just a place to sleep.

We really love our building, which used to be a residential hotel (rumor has it that some of the Brooklyn Dodgers stayed here). The 9-story building is conveniently located on the same block as the B and Q (express) trains, 2 stops from 7th Avenue station in Park Slope and 5 stops (25 min +/-) into Manhattan, with great views of the Brooklyn Bridge as you cross into the "other" borough.

Beautiful Prospect Park ("Brooklyn's Central Park") is two blocks away, with a lake, running and biking paths, and plenty of green places to explore, as well as the new Lakeside ice and roller skating rink and "splash pad" for kids. Two blocks away are Church and Flatbush Avenues, with many places to buy produce and delicious food. Ditmas Park -- with lots of great restaurants, coffeeshops, bars, live music and a farmer's market -- is a 15-minute walk through tree-lined Victorian Flatbush. Also within walking or short subway- or bike-ride distance are the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Central Library and Saturday Farmer's (email hidden) Plaza, and the new Barclays Center, home of the Brooklyn Nets.

The apartment had one bedroom with a queen-sized bed. In the hot months, there are two window air conditioners and a window fan installed. With those, plus the living room ceiling fan and a floor fan, the apartment stays quite comfortable.

Clean linens and towels are provided. Free use of the wireless internet, fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, and the washer/dryer. We have a cat, whose presence at the apartment is negotiable.

Though there are two elevators in the building, unfortunately our place is not wheelchair accessible. This includes the shower -- located in a deeper-than-average cast iron bathtub.

We look forward to hearing from you!

The neighborhood

We love our neighborhood, which has a lot of history and the great energy of people from all over the world. You can walk from here to the park in a few minutes, eat or drink at a great bar or restaurant, sample which is your favorite Caribbean curry chicken roti, take a subway to the beach or nearby museums, or check out the surrounding neighborhoods, each with its own particular beat. We're close to Manhattan but we rarely go there, so much to do here!

Getting around

We are one block away from the B/Q train - about 25 minutes to Manhattan, 10 minutes to downtown Brooklyn and Park Slope.

And in the other direction, B/Q takes 40 minutes to get to the ocean at Brighton Beach.


House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

- Smoking only outside of the building
- We'd be glad to point you toward local shops where you can rent bikes; our bikes are unfortunately not available to use
- Please take all shoes off at the door whenever possible -- heels and boots are particularly noisy for our downstairs neighbors, so please don't wear them inside the apartment
- Please do not have any packages delivered to you before, during, or after your stay; if urgent, please get in touch with us to discuss first
- If you're not sure about anything or have any questions or concerns, please text or call
- We appreciate your keeping the place as you found it; please make yourself comfortable and let us know if we can help with anything!


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Carbon monoxide detector

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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Randel User Profile
December 2015
Cesar DANCED! Our experience at Brendan and Miriam’s apartment was without hitch and we enjoyed our stay. The apartment was clean and quite spacious. During the day it was light-filled due to the many windows and had nice views of the surrounding area. Transportation was easily accessible and proximity to Prospect Park was a plus. We felt quite comfortable in the neighborhood although in the immediate area there were not many restaurants or coffee shops, etc. The bedroom was more than adequate in size and so were the dining room and living area. The apartment has a very comfortable feel to it and we felt right at home. In addition, we had their cat Caesar (he dances!) to keep us company. The weather turned cooler and the temperature was very comfortable inside the apartment. The subway does run directly below the apartment and can be noisy at certain times of the day. It was viewed as part of the experience and a pair of good earplugs for the noisy morning hours are recommended. In the way of constructive criticism, I would suggest an extra bath towel or two and some wash cloths along with a squeeze bottle of body wash. Both tub mats and bath mats would also be nice as the step down from the shower/tub is a stretch for those of us who are not tall and would offer some stability underfoot when exiting the shower/tub.

Ken User Profile
November 2015
Brendan was great from the start and the place is every bit as beautiful as the picture shows. The location can be a bit rough, but the apartment was a refuge to us. And we were 2 minutes from the subway entrance. This was our first AirBnB but will not be our last.

Sabrina User Profile
October 2015
This was our first time using AirBnB and we couldn't have had better hosts than Brendan and Miriam. Their home was beautiful and everything was as described. There were lots of special things to make us feel welcome like notes inviting us to help ourselves to tea and coffee plus chocolates on our pillows. If you are looking for a "home away from home" to serve as a base to explore New York, this is a great place. Close to the Q and B subway lines, you are a short ride away from the excitement of the city without the expense of staying there. Plus there are plenty of places to explore within Brooklyn that are walking distance from this apartment like the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens and the Brooklyn Museum. Don't forget to check out the Guidebook as well for suggestions for places to eat and visit. Thank you Brendan and Miriam and little Charlie!

Larry User Profile
October 2015
Brendan and Miriam made me feel very welcome. Their home is very beautifully decorated.

Monika User Profile
September 2015
Loved my stay. Exactly as shown in pictures. Unique and large space with tons of light. I loved the hardwoods and all the windows! I felt safe, slept well, enjoyed a cup of tea while looking at the city scape. Check in and communication wonderful with Brendan- thanks so much for accommodating my late arrival and leaving lights on! I certainly recommend and would stay again.

Hannah User Profile
August 2015
The hosts were prompt and thorough; they seem to have this thing down. The apartment was gorgeous and bright and expansive. Everything was clean and tidy. The location is very convenient to public transit and local restaurants. No complaints at all- it's been one of my very best, smoothest Airbnb experiences.

Isabelle User Profile
August 2015
Very homey feel. Loved the books and the record player! Great ethnically diverse neighborhood blocks away from Prospect Park. We had a blast!

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Miriam And Brendan User Profile

Hello there! We live and work most of the time in Brooklyn, and love using Airbnb for our own travel and showing other travelers what we love about New York. We work in affordable housing (Brendan) and in workforce development (Miriam) and are parents to a bundle of joy and energy named Charlie. We'll tell you more about ourselves when we meet you, hopefully over a cup of your favorite beverage.

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