Spacious room in cozy Boerum Hill

Apartment - Private room · Pacific St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, United States
Your host, Paul
53 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

Enjoy a private room with a comfy double bed, papasan and ottoman and ample closet space.

The gut-renovated apartment has 9' ceilings, stainless steel appliances, lots of natural light and leather couches.

The kitchen is well-equipped. You'll find nonstick pots and pans, chef's, paring and bread knives, a toaster, blender, gas stove and dishwasher.

Not pictured (but since added) are blackout blinds, ensuring you get a good night's sleep, long after the sun has risen for the day and a window air conditioner to keep you cool on hot summer nights.

There's a terrific library, and you can read through (but not check out) everything from Tom Clancy novels to George Lakoff on language, Michael Pollan on food and Michael Lewis on finance.

Guest Access

You have a large (11x13), bright room to yourself.

You'll share the kitchen, living room and bathroom with a thirtysomething technologist and a friendly blue heeler (who naps most of the time).

Interaction with Guests

I'm happy to recommend restaurants, provide directions and chat as you unwind at the end of your day. If our schedules overlap, you're welcome to join me on a neighbourhood tour as we take my dog for a walk.

The Neighborhood

Boerum Hill is a terrific mix of long-time shops and modern restaurants. Whether you crave Thai, soul food or pizza and burgers, you'll find it here.

During the summer, enjoy time on the patio of one of a dozen great coffee shops or bars.

Wander over to Brooklyn Bridge park for terrific views of the Manhattan skyline, a game of beach volleyball or some tasty ice cream.

We are an easy walk from the Atlantic Terminal, where you can check out the Target, rent a tux or hop on the Long Island Railroad.

Getting around

You have terrific access to transit—I'm three minutes from the F and G trains, and seven minutes from the A, C, F, R, 2, 3, 4 and 5 trains. Cabs can be hailed on Smith, and car services typically arrive in five minutes or fewer.

Once on the subway, it's 10 minutes to lower Manhattan, and 30 minutes to midtown. It's also an easy bike ride over the Brooklyn or Manhattan Bridges.

Other Things to Note

Accessibility: This unit is not wheelchair accessible — it's a walkup. I'm on the fourth floor (three flights of stairs).

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $625 /week
Monthly Price: $2000 /month
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $25
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Paul is a nice and helpful guy, though we had little chance to talk as he was working and I spent most of my time sneeking around Brooklyn and Manhatten. You will also like Nigel, his gray dog which is no disturbance at all.

    Paul was so kind to lend me his city bike card, and I very much enjoyed biking around Brooklyn Heights and downtown Manhatten (watch out - no bike stations further uptown than Central Park). If you prefer public transportation, subway stations on Jay street and Hoyt street are just a 5 minutes walk away.

    Paul's appartement is not big, but my bedroom was as spacious as it appears on the foto and surprisingly quiet, going to the street. It is on the 4th floor, without elevator. Admittedly, the staircase of the building looks a bit shabby but the neighborhood is absolutely safe. Nice restaurants and coffee shops right around the corner on Smith street - I recommend Konditori for breakfast with free Wifi and the Bar Tabac, a kind of french bistro, for a light dinner. The sauvignon was good. I really enjoyed my stay in Brooklyn which is less expensive and uppish than Manhatten.

    June 2014
  • My sister an I stayed with Paul and Nigel for 3 nights and enjoyed our time in New York very much. Due to this we actually did not see Paul very often: we left the flat in the morning and came back home very late. But Paul was a nice host. He prepared an informative leaflet with helpful Information.
    The neighbourhood is good with everything we needed nearby: the Metro stations and a lovely cafe for a coffee before a New York City day.
    All in all: we highly recommend Paul and his room!

    June 2014
  • Great experience renting with Paul! Clean room, comfortable apartment, great atmosphere, great location. I recommend it for anyone looking for a comfortable spot in close-in Brooklyn.

    June 2014
  • Paul was a great host - friendly and very accommodating. I stayed for two nights. He was very flexible with letting me keep my bags in the apartment after check out, had lots of recommendations about places in the neighborhood -- even told me about a David Sedaris book reading after noticing I was reading a David Sedaris book. His dog Nigel is nice once he gets to know you, but will bark at you at first.

    The apartment was really nice, spacious, and pretty much exactly as he described on the listing. The neighborhood is great and very accessible via public transit. There are tons of restaurants, shops, bars in the 'hood.

    June 2014
  • I stayed for a month with Paul and greatly enjoyed the stay. His apartment was perfectly located for me to explore Brooklyn, near enough to an organic grocery store, and close to the subways to get anywhere else. The bed was comfortable and the kitchen well-equipped.

    Paul was a great host who asked what I needed and provided it. We had good conversations about technology and politics, and I really felt like part of a home. I even attended a concert hosted by Paul and met some new friends!

    Nigel, the dog, is a lovely soul who greeted me at the door (first with barks and later with tail-wags) and rolled over for belly-rubs. He loves Cheerios. I loved the opportunity to have a pet for a month.

    All in all, this was a great stay and I recommend Paul's place for a laid-back, friendly, engaging experience in New York.

    June 2014
  • Paul was an excellent communicator and very accommodating -- even though he was not at the space during the stay, he made sure that the time spent was comfortable.

    April 2014
  • 1) Italian Language
    2) English Language

    1)Ho soggiornato nella casa di Paul per circa due settimane con un amico, e
    abbiamo scoperto che:
    -è un appartamento al 3° piano privo di ascensore
    -ha un letto ad una piazza e mezza (e non matrimoniale);
    -è un'ambiente ( a mio parere )
    poco pulito;
    -il cane non è affatto amichevole ;
    mi auguro che la situazione possa migliorare.

    2) I stayed in the home of Paul for about two weeks with a friend, and
    We found that
    - the apartment is on the 3rd floor with no lift;
    -Has a single bed and a half (not double);
    -It's an environment (in my opinion)
    little clean;
    -and the dog is not friendly at all;
    mehope that the situation will improve.

    April 2014
  • Paul is very sweet and friendly. He is attentive when you ask for information. I stayed for a whole month and felt at home. The location is pretty great. Central to all the sites and neighborhoods of Brooklyn, and easy distance to Downtown Manhanttan (G, F, A, C, E lines). Boerum Hill is a great neighborhood with lovely restaurants (Clover Club, Frankie Sputinos, Rucola).

    He does have a dog, so if you are not comfortable with big dogs and all the associated things (fur, occasional barking) then this isn't the place for you. Nigel (the dog) is very sweet though and I will miss him.

    March 2014
  • Paul a été très accueillant et très gentil, il nous a donné quelques turcs et astuces pour visiter la ville.
    Très bonne accueil et chien très gentil.

    February 2014
  • Paul is hospitable and kind. We had no problem finding his place, and he was ready to let us in as soon as we got there. His dog Nigel is super fun and easy going. Paul went out of his way to set up an air mattress for me and had extra sheets for it ready to go. The location was great; this area of Brooklyn is super hip and very easy to navigate. Easy access to Manhattan from the Bergen or the Jay Street MetroTech stations. The food around the area was awesome and affordable. The house was super warm and cozy. We were given anything we needed to cook and do our own thing. Paul was respectful of our space and was gracious to share his with us. Overall an awesome stay!

    January 2014
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