About this listing
Come stay at the Brooklyn Woodworker. Much of the furniture was designed and built by me. The 1600 square foot apt. has three large bedrooms and two full bath. We are 4 stops from Manhattan. Lots of good eats and drink nearby. No cleaning fee!
Our apartment is located in historic Crown Heights, a neighborhood with a rich history. As a designer and woodworker I have rebuilt this space into a welcoming home and filled it with furniture I have built in my wood shop only two blocks away.
The apartment is two floors with three big bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Each bedroom comes with a closet and a dresser. If requested, bedroom #2 in the photos can easily have two twin beds in place of the double bed. If you have a party greater than 6 (7 or 8 maximum), we can accommodate you with another real bed of your choice, placed in the alcove. The alcove does not have a door like the other three real bedrooms.
We have a large TV with cable and xbox 360 in the living room. WiFi is also provided. There is a built in stereo system with speakers throughout the apartment so bring your iPod, iPhone or mp3 and you will have music throughout.
If you are traveling with children, our apartment is very child friendly. We can provide a high chair, pack n play, and toys if necessary.
Fresh linens and towels are provided for you when you arrive. A washer and dryer are available for your use. All rooms have A/C and ceiling fans. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need to prepare a meal and plenty of dishes to serve with. We also have a dishwasher.
We are close to the A train (Nostrand Ave.) and Manhattan is only four stops away. Although, with everything in the area, you may want to spend some time in Brooklyn, too. We are close to the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Botanical Gardens and Prospect Park. Franklin Avenue, one avenue away, is great for food, drinks and coffee.
We are easily accessible to either JFK, LaGuardia, or Newark airports by either public transportation or by taxi. We are about a 20 minute walk to the new Barclay Center.
The space is safe, cozy and comfortable. Being located in the back of a building, it is also quiet as you do not get noise from the street.
Let me know if you have any questions about our space or the city. I am more than happy to help out in any way that I can. Also, please read through our reviews to get a better idea from our previous guests as to what our apartment is like.
Our neighborhood is traditionally Caribbean American. We have lived here for over 10 years and would not live anywhere else. Our neighbors are friendly, helpful and kind. In the last four years it has rapidly become much more diverse and continues to change. We are close to Franklin Avenue which is filled with great restaurants, bars and cafes. Bedford Avenue and Nostrand Avenue are also beginning to host new eats and drinks. Everything is listed in our guidebook. We are walking distance (20 minute walk) or 1 subway stop from the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, the Brooklyn Museum of Art and Prospect Park.
We are very close to public transportation. It is about 5 minutes walking to the nearest subway, which is an express train into Manhattan. It is 4 stops from lower Manhattan.
Please take your shoes off when inside.
If you use the kitchen please rinse dishes and feel free to use the dishwasher. Please do not use metal utensils with the pots and pans as it will scrape the non stick interior.
When using the clothes dryer, please clean out the lint collector located inside the dryer door after EACH use.
If washing the towels or sheets, please do NOT use bleach.
When using the air conditioning, leave fans on to circulate the cool air. Do not leave the air conditioning running if you are away. Please turn off all fans and lights when leaving for the day.
Upon check out please leave dirty towels near washer.
Our timing was off with Rich and Sarah and they were out of town so we never met. They made arrangements with a friend to be there to greet us and hand over the keys. We did text back and forth as there was some confusion about the set of keys but they were so responsive!
Gruppo di sette amici in vacanza estiva. Essendo questa la nostra prima esperienza sia a New York sia con airbnb, devo ammettere che si era un po' nervosi in proposito. Siamo invece stati estremamente contenti e soddisfatti del servizio fornito, dell'accoglienza del nostro ospite Rich e della qualità dell'alloggio. L'appartamento è esattamente come si vede nelle foto, perfettamente attrezzato, più che pulito e curato. Ampio e adatto a famiglie o gruppi di amici. Non manca nulla. La stazione della metropolitata è davvero molto vicina ed è comoda da/per gli aeroporti JFK e La Guardia. Rich è stato veloce ed esaustivo nelle risposte; cortese e disponibile al nostro arrivo, nonostante il ritardo del volo; attivamente presente nel recuperare due bagagli giunti due giorni dopo. Il quartiere è popolare e popoloso ma è forse questa la sua caratteristica primaria, che lo rende un'isola felice e a misura d'uomo nell'immensa e frettosola metropoli; la gente ti saluta anche se non ti conosce, insomma. In buona sostanza, un feedback positivo al 100%.
Le logement correspondait parfaitement à la description et à notre besoin (Famille, 7p). De très bons équipements, de l'espace et la touche esthétique de Rich qui donne une vraie personnalité à ce joli appartement. Rich & Sara ont été charmants et ont tout fait pour nous faciliter le séjour (échanges de messages, accueil sur place, conseils, liste restos, réservation taxi...).
Le Quartier n'est pas encore le plus "chic" de Brooklyn mais nous n'avons pas eu de sentiments de risques ou de danger pour nous et nos enfants.
Déplacements super faciles: 5 min à pied du Metro et 30 mn de Manhattan.
Bref, très bon choix pour un séjour très agréable en famille.
Superbe séjour ! Notre hôte nous attendait à notre arrivée, et le frigo était plein pour le petit déjeuner, ce qui est très agréable !
Les adresses proposées par Rich étaient excellentes !
Super appartement, des hotes parfaits, nous avons passe une semaine formidable. Merci pour tous les bons plans.
We really enjoyed our stay. Very charming apartment with 3 full bedrooms. Lovely style. Warm welcome from Sarah.
We had a lot of fun. We recommend this place
The Brooklyn Woodworker is awesome. The hosts are a pleasure. The location is near the subway and walking distance to many great restaurants. The house is well maintained and has nice conveniences like wireless printing and airplay. If you are staying in Brooklyn this is your spot
About the Host, Rich
Hello, this is Rich from Brooklyn,NY. I have lived in NYC for seventeen years and love to work in my wood shop, draw, design, ride bicycles and surf. I live with my wife Sara who is a social worker and our three children.