About this listing
My clean, comfy duplex has quick access to Prospect Park, the beach and city--try the best jerk chicken in Bklyn and be in Manhattan in 20 minutes!
I actually have 4 rooms available in my 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom duplex--if this room is unavailable, see the other listings:
Please note that our rates vary.
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The apartment is located in Prospect Lefferts Gardens / Flatbush, just steps to Prospect Park and close to the Brooklyn Library, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Zoo!
It is a duplex and the rental rooms are located on the ground floor. I am chill, respectful and friendly and spend most of the day bouncing around town.
The apartment is a duplex (2 floors). This rental room, two full bathrooms (both shared), kitchen and living room are located on the ground floor.
This bedroom (13' x 10') has a queen-sized bed, dresser and closet, blackout curtains, an air conditioner and a noise cancelling machine.
* Free access to 1 bicycle for riding in Prospect Park (no lock)
* Kitchen and living room - please clean up after yourselves
* There is a shelf for you to keep food items.
* French Press and Loose Tea Teapot
* Free WiFi (please bring your own computer)
* Towels & sheets
* Laundromat one block away
* Come and go as you wish
Check in/out times are flexible, I do my best to accommodate our guests. I will either meet you at the apartment or leave you a key in the lockbox outside. 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.
The guests have access to the ground level of the apartment, which has 2 bathrooms, a kitchen and a living room.
Interaction with Guests
I am around in the morning before work and evening after work. I love interacting with my guests!
I am located in 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.
Within walking distance:
-Prospect Park - 0.3 mi away (6 min walk) - 5k outer walking/biking loop, lots of trails, ice skating rink, Farmer's Market each Saturday.
-"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!)
Trains: 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.
Please remove shoes (with NYC grime!) upon entering. During quiet hours (11pm-9am) please keep your voices down. Be respectful, tidy and communicate your needs. I will do the same :)
Recomiendo mucho este lugar. Fina es adorable y mi atenta con sus huéspedes. La casa queda apartada de NYC, si no tiene afán es un sitio perfecto!
We were happy to choose Gina's apartment. Even i's not isolated private apartment - it's shared with two other guests. We occupied own bedroom and shared living room, kitchen and bathrooms with others. It was very convenient that Gina provided us with space were we parked our car. It's very hard (probably, impossible) to find parking space on the street! We escaped it due to Gina!
It's walking distance to subway station (three blocks only), and to two supermarkets.
Instructions provided by Gina were just right. It was easy to obtain the key and make myself comfortable on her apartment. Gina is very friendly and has a wonderful vibe. Her apartment is well located and clean. Don't think twice, send Gina an email and have fun in Brooklyn :)
Good location, save and close to the subway. Very good internet connection which was good for me because we were working some days from there. The bedroom was ok and the living room was a little dusty. We did not meet Gina since she was out of town but she was really clear with all the instructions to get into the house and she was always available to answer any question.
I had a great experience at Gina's apartment! I got stuck in traffic and had to change plans to arrive late (around 12am). Gina was super accommodating and kind when I let her know I was going to be late and she said that it wasn't a problem! I got into the apartment fine, found everything and even noticed a note welcoming me. The apartment was clean and inviting and the room was stocked with everything I needed for the night. It was a great experience and I'd definitely recommend staying here!!
Host was not in town, but was very responsive to questions via Air BnB messenger. Listing appeared as pictured and described. Simple and basic decor. Clean. Shampoo and toothpaste in the bathroom. Neighborhood appears to be up and coming - lots of ethnic markets and food (especially Caribbean, go eat some doubles at A&A Bake & doubles shop!), but also some newer looking coffee shops, a great beer market closer to the park. DO hang out at Prospect Park, visit Botanic Gardens, ride a bike around the neighborhood.
Room is on ground floor facing street and can be pretty loud at night with cars, sirens, horns/honking, and people's voices. Host provides ear plugs (I already had some, but a thoughtful gesture on her part), and they weren't enough to block out the sound so rest was a little hard to come by at times. Do note that the host has two other rooms listed in this same unit - they are at the rear of the building and might be quieter.
Thanks for the feedback on the noise--I am going to purchase a fan or noise cancelling machine immediately! As you mentioned, we provide earplugs for all guests (NYC is the city that never sleeps!) and the room already has a double set of curtains (including one set blackout curtains) and an air conditioning unit to muffle outside noise and light.
We enjoyed hosting you and your feedback will help us provide better accommodations for future guests, so thanks!
Gina is very welcoming and accommodating. The apartment is very clean and neat, and decent size. My girlfriend and I loved it.
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About the Host, Gina
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 now split my time between the two places :)
Look forward to meeting you :)