About this listing
Our clean, comfy duplex has quick access to Prospect Park, the beach & city--try the best jerk chicken in BK & be in Manhattan in 20 minutes! This up-and-coming area has a mix of folks from the Caribbean islands & young professionals & maintains a "real Brooklyn" vibe. It's the last area on the park to remain so culturally diverse. It's unpolished & full of Jamaican restaurants, delis & dollar stores, with cute bars and cafes popping up slowly. We love the diversity, the park & express Q train!
There are 4 rooms for rent in my 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom duplex--if this room is unavailable, see the other listings:
Please note that rates vary during the year.
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THIS PART IS VERY IMPORTANT TO READ AND UNDERSTAND BEFORE BOOKING: The apartment is located in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens / Flatbush, just steps to Prospect Park and close to the Brooklyn Library, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Zoo! This up-and-coming neighborhood is culturally diverse, with a mix of people from the Caribbean islands and young professionals. The neighborhood still has a very "real Brooklyn" vibe--it is the last neighborhood on the park to remain so culturally diverse. This means that it is not full of cute cafes and bars, although some are beginning to pop up. The neighborhood is still full of Jamaican restaurants, delis, dollar stores. The income level is mixed. We live here because we appreciate the realness of the neighborhood, the 5-minute walk to Prospect Park and the express Q train. We do not live here because it is cute and full of people that look like us.
The apartment is a duplex (2 floors). This rental room, the two full bathrooms (both shared), kitchen and living room are located on the ground floor. Because I host multiple guests at a time, there is an opportunity for you to interact with people from around the world!
This bedroom (13' x 10') has a queen-sized bed, dresser and closet, blackout curtains, an air conditioner (spring-fall), space heater (winter) and a noise cancelling machine.
* Two shared bathrooms
* Shared kitchen and living room - please clean up after yourselves
* There is a shelf (cupboard and refrigerator) for you to keep food items
* French Press and Loose Tea Teapot
* There is not a microwave oven, but there is a counter top toaster oven and full stove/oven range
* Free WiFi (please bring your own computer)
* Towels & sheets- feel free to wash them during your stay
* Laundromat one block away
* Come and go as you wish
Check-in time for the bedroom is 2pm and Check-out time is 11am. However, if you have an earlier arrival or later departure time, you are welcome to leave your luggage in the living room and use the apartment for the day. Upon booking the reservation you will receive the House Manual from Airbnb with details on how to retrieve a key from the lockbox, located outside the front door of the apartment.
The guests have access to the ground level of the apartment, which has 2 bathrooms, a kitchen and a living room, all which are shared.
Interaction with Guests
I (Gina) love interacting with my guests, however, I am out most of the day and evening, so we may not cross paths during your stay. Sadiya and Carlos are home more than I am and are very friendly, so feel free to chat them up! I am happy to answer questions/concerns via phone (voice/text) and email. Please don't hesitate to reach out, we want to make your stay awesome!
The apartment is located in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens / Flatbush, just steps to Prospect Park and close to the Brooklyn Library, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Zoo! This up-and-coming neighborhood is culturally diverse, with a mix of people from the Caribbean islands and young professionals. The neighborhood still has a very "real Brooklyn" vibe--it is the last neighborhood on the park to remain so culturally diverse. This means that it is not full of cute cafes and bars, although some are beginning to pop up. The neighborhood is still full of Jamaican restaurants, delis, dollar stores. The income level is mixed. We live here because we appreciate the realness of the neighborhood, the 5-minute walk to Prospect Park and the express Q train. We do not live here because it is cute and full of people that look like us.
Within walking distance:
-Prospect Park - 0.3 mi away (6 min walk) - 5k outer walking/biking loop, lots of trails, roller/ice skating rink (summer Friday nights have live DJ), Farmer's Market each Saturday, African drumming at Drummer's Grove each Sunday, rental kayaks and bikes.
-"Celebrate Brooklyn" concert series in Prospect Park all summer long! $3 suggested entrance fee.
-Brooklyn Zoo - 20 min walk or quick bus or train ride
-Brooklyn Botanic Gardens - 15 min walk or quick bus or train ride. Closest entrance on corner of Flatbush Ave and Empire Bvld. Free entrance Tues all day and Saturday before 12 noon
-Brooklyn Museum - next to Botanic Garden - "First Saturdays" - free 1st Sat evening of the month
-Grocery store 2 minutes from apartment
-Our neighborhood is diverse. Restaurants--some of the best Jerk Chicken spots in NY (Peppa's on Flatbush and Fisherman's Cove on Church). Also great Indian and Dominican restaurants!
-Park Slope and Windsor Terrace are great for cute, trendy restaurants and shopping. They are a walk across the park or a short bus or subway ride away.
Close by bus or train:
-Brooklyn Academy of Music - (films, opera, theater, concerts)
-Brooklyn Boulders Rock Climbing Gym
-Franklin Ave, north of Eastern Parkway, is a trendy strip with bars and restaurants, yoga studios, shops
-Cortelyou Rd and Ditmas Park is another trendy strip with bars, restaurants, yoga studios, shops
-Gowanus - Artist studios, light manufacturing
-Brooklyn Heights - Famous view of Manhattan from the walking promenade seen in many movies.
-DUMBO - Many art galleries and artist studios located right between the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge, waterfront park
-Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island (by free ferry from Manhattan!)
We love the express Q train--it's the fastest way to get to Manhattan--and it connects to all the other trains at different places in BK and Manhattan.
Q (5 min walk), B (10 min walk), 2/5 (9 min walk); 3, 4, A, C, N, R, D, and F all available by transfer. About 20 mins to lower Manhattan or Coney Island and 45 mins to Uptown Manhattan. The NYC MTA subway/buses run all night long.
There are also city taxis and private car services.
Other Things to Note
Because I host multiple guests at a time, there is an opportunity for you to interact with people from around the world!
Please remove shoes (with NYC grime!) upon entering. Always lock the deadbolt on the front door. During quiet hours (mornings before 9am and evenings after 11pm) please keep your voices down, it is essential all guests get the rest they need. Please note that it may be lively in the common spaces until 11pm, as this is a large household. Be respectful, tidy and communicate your needs. We will do the same :)
We are roommates Gina, Sadiya and Carlos, and between the three of us we have lots of languages covered :)
Gina (English, Spanish): Welcome, we are thrilled you are here!! I am a Massage Therapist, Colon Hydrotherapist and Yoga Teacher (ExhaleHealingArts). I commute to work via the handmade Bamboo Bicycle I built. I am active--swimming, traveling, hiking, music, you name it! I moved to NYC after living in Rincon, Puerto Rico (10 yrs!) where I surfed, worked and built an Earthdome on my 5-acre property. I'm in-and-out of the apartment a lot, but Sadiya and Carlos are always around.
Sadiya & Carlos:
Sadiya (English, Urdu, Hindi, some Punjabi): Hi! I'm originally from Brooklyn, New York. I am a full time Barista, and a full time student. My husband, Carlos, and I are are very reachable. You can always send me a text, I'm good with answering. Our apartment is really a great place to live--it is cozy, clean, and coffee friendly!!! Their are a few great coffee shops in the neighborhood and Prospect Park is a 5 min walk, BONUS! We are friendly, laid back, very welcoming to our new guests, and we love to bond over a great cup of coffee! :)
Carlos (Spanish, English): Hello everyone, I'm Carlos, originally from Barcelona, Spain. I'm a Spanish Teacher. Some of my hobbies are exploring NY, rollerblading at Prospect Park, and especially swimming at YMCA.
We look forward to meeting you :)