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.
The apartment was beautiful and spacious. My family stayed here for two nights, and we had a lovely time. The massive kitchen table hosted us all for large family dinners, and the ample room space and comfy beds ensured everyone got a great night's rest. The apartment is beautiful and we would highly recommend.
The neighborhood is fantastic and full of bars and restaurants in one direction (a little less fun on the other side).
Rich was extremely helpful and the perfect accomodating host.
We staid at the Brooklyn Woodworker for 1 week with 2 families ( 8 in total - 4 parents & 4 teenagers ). The flat is completely corresponding to the description and the pictures. Being 8, the flat never felt small of crowded! Rich and Sara are extremly helpfull and react very quickly and dertermined if you have a question or a problem. They are genuine warm hosts! It took some time to get used to the - at first sight - rough neighbourhoud for us europeans, but eventually we must affirm that it's safe. The subway to Manhattan (A train) is a 5 to 10 minutes away. We can only recommend this place. If we should revisit NY, we would certainely stay here again!
As a family with 3 children, we stayed for a week hosted by Sara and Rich. We really enjoyed our time there and could have stayed longer but unfortunately the holiday was over :-) The apartment corresponds exactly to the pictures and the description here on Airbnb. Beds are very comfortable and the apartment is clean, lovingly furnished and equipped with all the necessities. There were even plug adapters for us Europeans prepared and a warm welcome message! The apartment is relatively quiet for the conditions in New York but a late-night-party in the neighborhood is always possible - It's just NYC! Tip: If you do not want to be disturbed by the heater at night, just reduce the temperature a few degrees before going to bed. Surroundings is nice with a lot of restaurants and shops in walking distance. We can absolutely recommend the apartment and of course Sara and Rich as Hosts. Hopefully we will be back for some days in future!
I have nothing but absolute happiness and praise when I think of our time spent at the woodworker. I only wish I could have stayed longer. Leading up to the trip I had several questions which I emailed Rich about and they were always answered promptly with very informative and helpful advise. The neighborhood was lovely with lots to do and lots of good restaurants and coffee options. All of us slept better than ever. The beds were soooo comfortable, the silence was beautiful, the linen was delicious to sleep in and the house itself was so stylish and homely. We loved the high chair and the kids toys. It really was hard to leave this place. I could have moved in and stayed forever. The A train was close by and handy and the taxi fares back to Brooklyn late at night from Manhattan were handy. The printer had no ink and I emailed rich and he was there in the morning as soon as shops opened with new ink. Thank you thank you thank you for sharing your beautiful home with me and my family. Hopefully we will be back again one day.
We had a great time in the Brooklyn Woodworker apartment. Rich and Sarah were easy to contact and provided lots of helpful information. The apartment itself was very clean and tidy, well appointed and exactly as advertised. It is conveniently close to a subway stop and feels 'authentically Brooklyn'.
We very much enjoyed our stay and would absolutely recommend it to anyone else.
The apartment is exactly as you can see it in the pictures. Its a fantastic place with plenty of room and the nice decoration and furniture shown in the picture. Its very very clean, bathrooms look like a hotel bathroom.
There is a great attention to detail in the place and Rich and his wife were amazing hosts.
They are both very nice and friendly and try to help as much as they can. They have posted many suggestions and information about the area including restaurants and buying groceries on their blackboard and in the kitchen which was very helpful. It was a great stay and I would definitely come back next time I'll be in New York.
Nous avons eu beaucoup de plaisir à séjourner dans l'appartement de Rich. C'est un endroit très bien organisé, très agréable. Nous étions huit et n'avons jamais eu l'impression d'être à l'étroit. Rich et Sarah sont des hôtes très chaleureux, discrets, arrangeants et professionnels.
Le quartier est très sûr, avec un multitude de petits commerces qui proposent des produits du monde entier. De plus le métro (la ligne A) à quelques minutes est très pratique pour rejoindre Manhattan.
Toute ma famille s'associe à moi pour vous recommander chaleureusement cet endroit.
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.