About this listing
Our comfy duplex is a 5 min walk to Prospect Park, 20 min train ride to lower Manhattan and 30 min to Coney Island beach! This up-and-coming neighborhood is culturally diverse, with a mix of people from the Caribbean islands and young professionals.
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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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 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.
* Free access to 1 bicycle for riding in Prospect Park (no lock)
* Shared 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- feel free to wash them during your stay
* 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, 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. My roommate, Jacqui, is home more than I am and is very friendly! 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!
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 and young professionals.
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.
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. 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 :)