Stay in my large (for NYC) Sunny Bohemian Treehouselike room in beautiful Ditmas Park, Brooklyn! I will be away till July next year (2014).
It is a private room in 1300 sq ft apt with 3 bed rooms, spacious living room, a full kitchen, and a full bathroom (bathtub with shower). The apt is on the 2nd floor.
The Bedroom has a Queen sized Murphy bed I built it myself. You can fold it up and have plenty of room to do yoga or dance if you'd like. The bedroom also has a big writing desk, a vanity, and ample (email hidden) unit in the room during Summer time.
The Bed will be dressed in 100% cotton sheets, pillows and comforters will too. Clean towels, basic toiletries will be provided. I have a hair drier, so you don't need to pack one. I have an iron and ironing board as well.
I don't have a TV or cable, yet you can log on to my Wireless internet for your entertainment or work.
If you are into music, you might like to know that there is an electric piano in the living room and a decent speaker in the room.
If you are from quiet suburb, please note of city hum of street noise of cars, subway, people outside all mingled in to a Muzak. I won't recommend the room if you are preparing for an important exam or a light sleeper who is not used to city hum, esp New York City kind of hum.
Commute: 2 min walk to subway (heavenly!) 20mins to Union Square, 35 minutes to Times Square.
The neighborhood is fantastic. You will not be needing to walk more than 3 blocks for just about any goods or services you might want: laundry, groceries, yummy take-out, the best coffee in the neighborhood, etc are all a matter of crossing the street. It's a pretty neighborhood with lots of big sycamore trees, which makes a Great Walking/Jogging neighborhood. Prospect Park is exactly 1 mile north.
I have a roommate who took over the medium room (recent law graduate who is working as a sports writer, very quiet and respectful), and the Queen of the apt who agreed to take care of the apt during my absence occupies the small room. She will be in and out mainly to sprinkle the magic dust in the house and will sleep there occasionally. Both are fantastic New York dwellers whom you've wished to meet in your dreams and will meet if you are chosen.
NO smoking allowed indoors! Very important!
The host's apartmentmate is very pleasant and personable. The kitchen was complete and the bed was comfortable. The neighborhood has several great restaurants on Cortelyou, and some streets nearby such as Argyle with pretty homes which makes for a pleasant walk in the neighborhood, which seems very safe. The apartment is literally next to the B/Q subway station at Newkirk Place. It is easy and quick to travel to Manhattan. The proximity to the subway makes the room rather noisy, difficult if you are a light sleeper.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.