About This Listing
Private room with everything you need for a convenient, comfortable stay in New York. Excellent location within Park Slope with easy access to restaurants, bars and coffee shops. Walk to the subway in 2 minutes to get to Manhattan in 15 minutes.
You will have a private bedroom in a two bedroom, one bathroom apartment. The bedrooms are on opposite ends of the apartment so there's quite a bit of privacy. The room has its own air conditioner so you can keep cool during New York summers. The apartment also has an easily accessible balcony. The bed in the room is a comfortable daybed that can be expanded to a queen size bed. The room also has a desk and reading chair if you need to get work done. Internet/WiFi is available.
The apartment is on a quiet, tree-lined street in one of the most active and accessible parts of Park Slope. At the end of the block is 5th avenue, which has great restaurants, bars and transportation in the area. Two grocery stores are nearby. Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Museum are about a 10 min walk away. The Union St subway station is at the other end of the block. Atlantic Ave-Barclay's Center is a 10 min walk or 1 subway stop away. Express trains to Manhattan via Atlantic Ave-Barclay's Center are close by: 2/3/4/5/B/D/N/Q/R, LIRR to JFK. You can be in lower Manhattan in 15 min; midtown Manhattan in 20-25 min, door-to-door.
The building was built within the past 10 years, so it's newer than most of the homes in Park Slope.
Guests may use the kitchen and refrigerator for storing food. We have an electric kettle for boiling water for tea or coffee. The bathroom is shared with the hosts. WiFi access is available.
Interaction with Guests
The bedrooms are on opposite ends of the apartment so both the hosts and guests have privacy. We typically have friendly chats with our guests upon arrival, but respect their privacy. Upon request we provide advice about what to visit in the area and how to get to places of interest.
The apartment's location in Park Slope is great because it's close to lots of restaurants, bars and coffee shops on 5th and 7th avenues -- not to mention within walking distance of Barclay's Center. I personally like spending time in Prospect Park. Overall, the neighborhood has the right mix of serenity and activity. Park Slope's tree-lined streets are not overwhelmed with traffic like in midtown Manhattan and the neighborhood has plenty to do and see within its vicinity.
Getting around is easy, the R train is around the corner and express trains into Manhattan and elsewhere in Brooklyn are only a few blocks away.
Junius was a great host. He was very accommodating and happy to give information and advice on the local area. His apartment is clean and tidy and the bed was comfortable. There was also a fan/AC in the room which helped keep cool at night. The apartment is situated on a quiet road 3 minute walk from the metro station and it was easy to get to and from Manhattan. There is a great coffee and bagel place across the street called BrownStones Bagel Co which was a great place to start the day before crossing the road to the metro. Overall a lovely stay. Would recommend.
Loved the apartment. The room was tidy, bright and perfect size, I couldn't really ask for more. Junius and Lindsay kindly made a little booklet that has every information you need while staying in their home. I was very impressed by such detailed care for guests. Overall it was a great experience staying here and would definitely like to come back again when I visit New York.
The apartment was exactly as advertised - beautiful and very clean. The rental room was the perfect amount of space for one person, and I was grateful for the white noise machine/fan to help me sleep soundly.
I was working most of the time and wasn't in the apartment much, but Junius and Lindsay were always friendly and considerate whenever we crossed paths.
Junius was very nice and his apartment was very clean. Comfortable bed. I was there for work so was quite busy and it was a perfect, quiet stay, near the subway, for me to rest and get some work done.
This was my second time with Junius and all was great. It's a nice apartment in a wonderful location, and very quiet. The R train is right around the corner and there are tons of fantastic restaurants and shops within walking distance. Despite a very late arrival due to a very delayed airplane, Junius helped make sure I could get in, no problem. All in all you can't go wrong staying here, it's a great airbnb experience. Thanks!
Junius and his girlfriend are a very friendly couple which lives in a very nice and comfortable apartment, which looks just as well as the pictures. The guestroom is also nice and comfortable. The neighborhood is quite quiet, although the room is on the front side of the house. This is very recreative after a (very) busy day in Manhattan.
The apartment is a 2min walk away from the subway station, where you can take the "R"-line which brings you even to the Times Square without changing to another train. Next to the subway is a delicious bakery ("Brownstone Bagel & Bread Co.") which sells the best bagels which I have eat since a long time! Freshly made, as sandwich or plain - great!
Around the neighborhood there are a lot of restaurants, Delis and small supermarkets. The supermarket at the subway station is open 24h/7days.
The wifi in Junius apartment works very good.
You get the keys for the house and the apartment, so you can come and go whenever you want.
The use of parts of the kitchen (electric kettle, fridge, coffee maker and things like that) is also possible if you want.
It was my first stay in the US and I think, it couldnt almost be better!
The (german) assesment of Clara from november 2013 was very helpful for me.
Thank you very much!
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About the Host, Junius
I'm from Minnesota and moved all around the country until settling in New York four years ago. I lived in Manhattan for a while before moving to Brooklyn with my wife. I work as a software developer. I like Park Slope's tree lined streets and everything Brooklyn has to offer.