Come stay at the Brooklyn Woodworker. Much of the furniture was designed and built by me. The 1600 square foot apartment has three large bedrooms and two full bath. We are 4 stops from Manhattan. Lots of good eats and drink near by on Franklin Ave.
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.
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 and linens near washer.
Rich is a woodworker and the interior of his place shows. A lot of it is beautifully redone. The beds are comfortable and the whole house is wired to the stereo - very cool.
Plus Rich gives you the low down on the neighborhood restaurants- makes you feel like a local right off the bat.
My friends and I stayed here in late January and it was perfect. Very clean and spacious. Rich and his wife, Sara, were so nice and very helpful. I would happily stay here again and recommend this place to anyone. One note to be aware of, there are some very steep stairs to get the the lower level of bedrooms. All in all, we could not have been happier with this rental. Thank you!!!
Wonderful place - Rich and Sara made us feel at home. Easy and flexible check in, lovely home with great linens, generous supply if towels and dishes, comfy seating and beds, gorgeous bathrooms. They left lots of info on restaurants, museum, etc. easy walk to subway which is express to the theater area/Times Square. We rec juice hugger, Nostrand pub, Brooklyn flea market in the neighborhood. A bit farther but still in Brooklyn: tkts booth for discount broadway tix, Delaware and Hudson fir a special occasion meal, Brooklyn museum of Art. Anyway, these are great airbnb hosts with a spacious and cozy flat. Unbelievable value, too. We would return.
We were met at the apartment by Rich on the day we moved in. He was really informative about the local area - shops, bars, restaurants and so forth - and talked to us comprehensively about the house. We booked this some time ago for a special occasion and during the preceding months, both Rich and Sara were incredibly helpful with suggestions and recommendations of how to make the celebrations go with a bang!
The flat itself is absolutely great. There are lots of lovely touches and handmade items. The space was ample for four of us. It was a very relaxing, warm and cosy flat to come back to after a long day exploring the local area and/or Manhattan.
We highly recommend this as a base for exploring Brooklyn, and it's quick and easy to travel into Manhattan via the A train.
The area transforms after dark - we found some amazing local restaurants such as Catfish (Bedford Ave) and Mayfield (Franklin). We would also highly recommend an Italian restaurant, Al di La Trattoria, in Park Slope (a cab ride away) - it was perfect for a celebratory dinner.
All in all, we had a great time and would not hesitate to recommend the flat to anyone wanting an authentic Brooklyn experience.
Imagine this photo with a gigantic decorated Christmas tree, topped with an angel. We had a great time in New York and want to thank Rich and Sara for a perfect period in the Big Apple!
The apartment was very luxurious, comfty having all the facilities you can imagine. Rich was present and helpful at the moment of arrival and when we left.
The only thing I can do is to recommend this apartment whole-heartedly.
Gerard Klein Hofmeijer
Amazing apartment, very comfortable, modern and clean. Would stay again in a heartbeat.
We were a party of 6 adults and The Brooklyn Woodworker was an ideal base to explore both Brooklyn and the City.
Rich was there to meet us when we arrived and was very helpful getting us settled. The apartment is lovely and stylish - everything you need - warm, welcoming and comfortable.
Both Rich and Sara on hand during the week and helped us out with Pizzas and reliable taxi cab company when we needed it . The standard yellow cabs do not take six!
A fabulous week was had by all and I would not hesitate in recommending them as perfect hosts .
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.