About This Listing
This is a lovely, sunny, well-equipped, semi-quiet apartment in Park Slope available most days of the year. Includes dishwasher, laundry, wifi, cable tv, coffee maker, microwave, 100% cotton fresh towels and bed linens. All you need is a change of clothes, toiletries, and personal items. The bedrooms are not totally private: there is a divider wall, but no doors (although there are pocket doors that divide the two bedrooms from the rest of the apartment). There is a queen bed in one bedroom, a twin in the other, and a twin/daybed in the common room (which cannot be considered a private space at all).
In 2009 I moved with my family to a rural area north of the city, and when I am not visiting or working in Brooklyn I rent out my apartment. I've kept it furnished and equipped so that you have what you need for comfort and to live like a local. The apartment is located in charming, historical, and sometimes gritty Park Slope, what many people consider to be one of the most desirable neighborhoods in all of New York City, on 9th Street between 4th & 5th Avenue. In 2010 it was ranked #1 in New York by New York Magazine citing its quality schools, dining, nightlife, shopping, access to public transit, green space, quality housing, safety, and creative capital. It was named one of the "Greatest Neighborhoods in America" by the American Planning Association in 2007, "for its architectural and historical features and its diverse mix of residents and businesses, all of which are supported and preserved by its active and involved citizenry". In December 2006, Natural Home magazine named Park Slope one of America's ten best neighborhoods based on criteria including parks, green spaces and neighborhood gathering spaces; farmer’s markets and community gardens; public transportation and locally owned businesses; and environmental and social policy.
The apartment is 1/2 block from the M, R, and F trains, which bring you to lower Manhattan within 20 minutes, and central Manhattan in about 45 minutes. Walk up 9th Street 4-1/2 blocks and you’re in the 585-acre Prospect Park (Brooklyn's equivalent of Central Park), the huge Harmony Playground, and the renowned Bandshell for live, free performances all summer. Within one block of the apartment is a large well-stocked grocery store, several pharmacies and banks, and the post office. Continue down 5th Avenue and you’ll find dozens of highly regarded restaurants (like the famous Al Di La reviewed in the New York Times) as well as tons of ethnic places (Mexican, Indian, Moroccan, Thai, etc), boutiques, coffee shops (Martin's, Gorilla Coffee), patisseries (Blue Sky Bakery, Colson Patisserie), and bars. Up on 7th Avenue, you’ll find more of the same, plus larger stores like Barnes and Noble and Starbucks. This is truly a great location from which to access most of New York City's landmarks, features, and fun. Also, it borders Park Slope's historic, landmarked neighborhood, which provides charming local walks and explorations.
PLEASE MAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING: 1) a $200 REFUNDABLE deposit is required. This is to provide me with some insurance in case of breakage or theft; promptly returned when my apt is turned back to me in the same condition in which it was sublet. This deposit is a transaction which happens through Airbnb once a booking is made. 2) CLEANING FEE: There is a $60 cleaning fee for any reservation. This money goes directly to my wonderful cleaning lady, who ensures that you have clean bed and bath linens and a mop & scrub-sponge cleaned apartment. As of September 22, 2011, this transaction is made automatically through Airbnb when you book the apartment. Don't forget to check the "House Rules" as well please. Thank you!
Please note: no smoking, no pets, no parties. Check in is after 4pm, check out by 11am (depending on availability, we can sometimes make other arrangements to suit your schedule). Thanks!
My family had a wonderful stay in this apartment! Sandye was such a warm and thoughtful host that she prepared everything we needed for family life: plenty of bath towels, kitchen utensils, blankets, and etc. Whenever we needed something, we could find it in the apartment. There is also washer and dryer inside. Sandye provided us with detailed information of the neighborhood, and responded to me quickly whenever I had a question. The subway station is just around the street corner, so it is easy to get around. The narrow stairs may be a little inconvenient for my 70y+ uncle, but the apartment itself is cozy and made us feel like home.
This apartment was so cute! The location is superb and Sandye was very easy to communicate with. Everything was seamless and everyone really enjoyed their stay!
We, a small family of three, had a wonderful stay at this apartment. With one and a half bedrooms, it perfectly accommodated us (a couple and a toddler) and Sandye kindly see up a cot for us. Bed was super comfy, kitchen well-equipped and bright and the children's books went down a treat. The area is fantastic - the subway is very close, as are 5th and 7th avenues where we particularly liked the Two Boots pizzeria, Backyard, Du Jour and Kos Kaffe. Correspondence with Sandye was quick and efficient. Strongly recommended!
The apartment is 2 mins from the nearest subway and has very very fast connections to Manhattan and all the famous sights. The Park Slope area is lovely though and I would recommend exploring it. There are some lovely places to eat and some great things to do like the Brooklyn Museum and Botanical Gardens. As I was visiting friend's what was even nicer after rushing around all day catching up with people was finally getting back home and being able to relax in real comfort at the apartment it was so quiet and has a really nice feel. Sandye gave me very clear instructions on how to pick up with keys too and I was able to leave my bag in the building after check out so I could visit more friends for final goodbyes!! I haven't really staying in Brooklyn before but will definitely be back I loved it. THANK YOU! Also I should mention there is a washing machine and dryer in the apartment which I gather is pretty rare in NYC all my friend's were green with jealousy!!
Sandye’s sublet is immaculately clean, invitingly furnished, and literally but a few steps to the subway. She was easy to communicate with before and during our stay, and provided a wide range of helpful information starting with clear directions, and including recommended eating spots, visitor highlights, etc. I recommend highly that you consider staying at her place. Kathleen
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About the Host, Sandye
I sublet this apartment for my friend and her family who only use it part time, so the place is all yours! No pets, no smokers, no noise please- this is a quiet building used by a small group of family members and professionals, where everyone strives to be respectful of each other's space and tranquility.