One large bedroom with a queen size bed in a shared apartment with host. Convenient location, safe and near Prospect Park.
Come Discover Kensington. Ten minutes to Prospect Park. The apartment is an elevator building 7th floor - building is a great mix like a mini UN. Fantastic sun lit medium sized apartment overlooks historic Greenwood cemetery. Bedroom furnished with queen bed, desk, closet and tastefully decorated. Aircon and wireless internet included. Share dining room, kitchen and bathroom with filmmaker. Bedrooms are at opposite ends of apt seperated by kitchen and bathroom. There is an organge cat, who is friendly, but doesn't go into the guest bedroom. You can use to kitchen to prepare breakfast, lunch and use the microwave. No evening cooking of meals is allowed. There is an internet cafe and local restaurants a few minutes away. One block to F train at Church Ave. with wonderful supermarket and shops. Ten minutes to Prospect Park, walkable to Brooklyn Museum and Botanical Gardens. Half hour to lower Manhattan by subway. Very safe neighborhood. I am a filmmaker and native New Yorker and will tell all the best places to shop, eat and be entertained. I prefer couples or female guests. I am open to single male guest upon consideration.
Other Things to Note
If there are significant delays regarding your arrival time, I would like a courtesy phone call or text to inform me. If you are arriving after 11pm you must make arrangements with me prior to your arrival.
No smoking. I work from home and so I am not looking to rent to party types. You can of course come and go as you please. No extra guests unless you have my permission, and there would be an additional charge. Towels included. A deposit is required of $100 which is refundable.
We stayed at Bethany‘s 3 nights. The flat is cosy and the room we stayed in is really large. It is also very close to the Subway, we found this a great advantage. Allover, we had a lovely time and would anytime recommend Bethany as a host.
Staying at Bethany's was a comfortable experience. The room was large, the bed was very comfortable and the entire place was clean. The apartment is within a few minutes of walk from Church St. on the F/G line and it takes about 30 minutes to get to Manhattan, making the place quite cost-effective. Recommended to those of you who're interested in spending a few days in the city.
Bethany's place is in a great location. Very close to public transportation and plenty of local eateries. At such an affordable cost, this is the perfect spot for guest wishing to explore Brooklyn. We were there when she was out of town, but throughout the week she was very easy to get ahold of and she was very communicative. She worked around our flight schedule and went out of her way to accommodate us. I am very happy I stayed at Bethany's and certainly recommend her place!
We very much enjoyed out stay at Bethany's in Brooklyn. She made us feel welcome right away. The room was large with a comfortable queen-size bed and plenty of room for our belongings including hang-up closet space. We were free to use kitchen and living space as well. There was no problem sharing the bathroom which was next to our (website hidden) in the bedroom kept us cool at night so that we slept well. Her apartment is very convenient to two subway stops on the F line which easily gets you to Manhattan and other spots in Brooklyn. She provided information about sites around NYC which was helpful. For us, it was ideal as her apartment is less than 2 blocks from our son's apartment. We were hoping for a good experience so that we can return - and a good experience is exactly what we had. If you are looking for a convenient place to stay in Brooklyn at a very reasonable price, we can wholeheartedly recommend staying with Bethany.
Bethany was very friendly and understanding about our late arrival. The room was nice enough, although the bathroom floor could be kept a bit cleaner as the cat litter is in there. The location is relatively convenient for park slope and the East village / lower east side, although the local area is relatively devoid of good restaurants, which was inconvenient given Bethany's unusual rule forbidding cooking dinner (we are a couple who cooks a lot!) The AC could use a fix, though luckily it worked for us for most of the time we were there, but in general for a few days we had no major problems and enjoyed our stay in Brooklyn.
This was our second stay in New York with AirBnB, and we were disappointed on this occasion. House rules changed constantly during our visit (use of the kitchen; use of air conditioning; use of the TV); the bathroom is untidy due to the cat's kitty litter; and after telling us to be at a cafe at 6pm to receive our keys on day 2, Bethany was 45 minutes late and made no effort to contact us. We would not recommend staying here.
I am sorry that Nyree and Dean were dissappointed. However, they arrived at 1:30 am in the morning. They made no effort to contact me from the airport. They did apologize, but left early the next day early in the morning without leaving a note, and before I was able to give them the keys. Later in the day I contacted them through (website hidden) and we made a plan to meet to exchange the keys and though I was late by 30 min I did apologize. They used the kitchen to cook an evening meal without asking. It clearly states that cooking is limited to breakfast and not dinner. I then said they could cook throughout their stay because I understood they had missed home cooking. I encouraged them to use the airconditioning as it was hot.
Bethany was a wonderful host. The room is really big and I had everything I needed. The place is also within 5 minutes walking from the Church Ave subway station. Recommended.
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I am a photographer, filmmaker and teach screenwriting and production courses at Brooklyn College. I am currently working on a feature project. I travel and love a good sense of humor.