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.
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
First I thought it is unsafety neighborhood BUT while my family was there it turn out very safe and friendly neighborhood. Like It. Can't judge a book by it covers
Rich and Sara are very nice, friendly and resourceful about the neighborhood also they provide us welcoming board ( we appreciate that ).
They provide toys at the house for our children and also X BOX for our teenager and it makes our children loves it while staying there.
About the apartment is very very nice, loves some of their furniture there esp some of chairs. Real nice beds in every bedroom, AC in every single room and very clean bathroom ( which very important to us ).
With these kind of features, definetely I will come back to their house if I am coming to NYC.
Til we see you again one day Rich and Sara. Thank you for hosting my family trip.
Sara and Rich were great. They had a big sign welcoming us to Brooklyn on their chalkboard with important info. They provided us with a pack and play for our grandson and had a high chair available for us to use. We came for a wedding and had our whole family with us. It was warm and inviting with modern furniture that met our needs. The bathrooms are updated with plenty of towels, hair dryers, iron and ironing board. Every room was clean and the beds were comfortable. We loved all the different restaurants in the area that they suggested. They had good lists of grocery stores with good directions. We would stay here again!
The whole experience was wonderful! The hosts were very warm and accommodating and the apartment is full of personal charm and details that really enhanced our stay. The hosts left tons of helpful information about the area and included excellent recommendations for restaurants and bars in the area. The apartment has all the amenities one might need. I'd definitely stay here again.
Rich was a wonderful host. This was our first experience with an airbnb reservation and it was wonderful. The suite was just as described and the location was fantastic. Rich's recommendations for local experiences was spot on and we tried as many as we could in the time we had. Would definitely recommend staying here.
Rich was a great host and help for our week in New York. We were late getting into JFK but Rich still greeted us with a smile and some snacks for our late arrival. His house is amazing and has a lot of space, especially as we were the only two people staying at the time. We were in town for a wedding located in north Brooklyn, Rich's house was perfectly located and made it a breeze to get to anywhere we had to be. Rich was also nice enough to provide us transport details and information about the neighborhood (shops, bars, restaurants etc) which made our stay so much easier. Overall Rich was an amazing host and could easily be reached if we needed anything, his place was comfortable and an amazing place to stay for a week. I just wish we had more time, I will definitely be coming back and would recommend to anyone.
We spent over a week in this lovely flat. We were a group of 6 people and we had all the comfort we looked for. the place is only 5-10 mins walking distance from the metro line that heads into Manhattan (very handy) and is close by several groceries and restaurants. The neighborhood looks a bit shabby somehow but it's totally quiet and safe. The flat on the other side is very well maintained and clean.
Rich left us with a bunch of useful information on how to find the nearest metro station, restaurant, shops and house rules. Air-co is working properly (luckily we had to use it only once during our staying) and in the house there are also dishwasher, washing machine and dryer.
overall evaluation: very good and comfortable. definitely recommend it.
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.