About this listing
Beautiful house, room, beautiful garden and neighborhood, close to subways!
Please read. WRITE me about your group, trip, and needs; wait for reply. Don't request reservation until I reply "YES" (this site penalizes hosts for delayed response).
Hello! [Please don't request reservations July 26 to July 30! I cannot respond.]
Historic 4-story house & lovely garden, 2 beautiful cats, beautiful Park Slope!! SAFE & QUIET. Tons of light, color, artwork, cozy. 3 subway lines 5 minutes from house.
Note: For the end of August-beginning September I am requesting reservations of one week or longer.
Legal rental; I live and work on main floor - it's "lived-in" and it looks like an office!
Large groups: I have 3 listings & work with neighbors to help large groups.
Please, DO NOT REQUEST a reservation until you read this, write me @ your trip and I reply "YES". This site penalizes hosts if we can't reply fast, or can't accept a reservation.
Rooms 1 & 2 are NOT for people with CAT ALLERGIES. (Downstairs apartment is OK, no cats).
* Room #1: Lovely top-floor bedroom; Large and clean shared bathroom (great water pressure);
Air conditioning & Fans;
Large garden, patio, & BBQ grill;
Professional House-cleaner weekly;
Breakfast foods, juice, coffee;
Lovely towels & linens, hairdryer, soaps, lotions, sun block, iron;
Washer & Dryer - we do your laundry
Bedbug inspected and certified!
Main floor is my work and living space but you are most welcome to help yourself to yummy organic breakfast foods.
Each room - $90 - $110 /night. Some flexibility, depending on:
- which month
- the # of nights
- the # rooms you want
- discount possible for sewing, gardening , handyman help
Minimum - 5 nights, but contact me and I will try to accommodate.
PARK SLOPE is safe, beautiful, hip but quiet
* Chosen as BEST NY neighborhood; "Top 5 neighborhood in USA"!
* 3 Close/ quick subways to Manhattan & Williamsburg
* Delicious restaurants
* Great live music and culture
* Near Prospect Park (free events /concerts)
* Botanical Gardens / Museum / Brooklyn Academy of Music
* Steps from NY Marathon route
* Flea Market & bargain shopping; large food market on corner.
* YMCA (some free passes) and gym nearby. Street parking.
* I have maps & good advice for your trip.
* I have deep discount pass for teenager & parent to go to museums & cultural events.
* No TV, small DVD player and some DVDs.
ROOM DETAILS: 2 rooms top floor :
1 room has either 2 twins or King (memory foam mattress). Very quiet.
1 room - Queen, lovely and restful.
SHARED BATHROOM. This has not been a problem for guests. Professionally cleaned.
I speak Spanish, French, OK Italian.
REVIEW: "We can tell you only good words about the experience. The house is nice and charming, neighborhood is great, connections to Manhattan very good and reliable. But what made our stay most unforgettable was the owner and her lovely son. They really made everything to let us feel at home, they were so careful and helpful on everything. It's not too much if we say that she did way more than she was supposed to do. We won't never forget them and we would definitely recommend such experience to anybody. Then we returned 2 more times and they visit us in Rome!"
Main floor is private later at night. (Please understand, my office is the main floor.) Cooking by permission, please ask!
Enjoy the garden! You can have gatherings there.
Interaction with Guests
I'm welcoming to guests and helpful, but busy! Casual, flexible, and not fussy guests will be happy here! Make yourself at home. I prefer visitors who plan to be busy, as my main floor is my office and is private space later at night.
Other Things to Note
Send me your personal email as soon as you reserve, so I can provide additional information.
No problem to come in late.
Please respect my neighbors - be quiet but friendly on the street. Do not open door for anyone.
Please follow recycle rules: paper is separate; metal plastic glass and cartons go together --- all on my main floor. Turn off fans, air conditioner, lights - but do not unplug.
Please use WATER sparingly!
Clear your hair out of shower drain.
2 friendly cats, Batman & Robin.
Help yourself to breakfast foods/drinks.
Sorry, no TV for your use.
Laurie emailed us a helpful booklet before we arrived, giving us all of the details we would need for our stay. Her home is lovely, peaceful, and inviting. She has everything you would need there, and she was very helpful and accommodating. We fell in love with her sweet cats! We would definitely book a stay there again.
Dank der umfassenden Wegbeschreibung von Laurie habe ich sowohl den Weg vom JFK Flughafen zu ihrem Haus "easy" gefunden wie auch den Zugang zu meinem Zimmer.
Laurie was nice, interesting and interested in our plans. The bed was so comfortable and the room was full of books, especially ones my daughter had read as a young reader. The shower was strong and hot. The fellow travelers were interesting. The house is in a safe neighborhood and just blocks from the subway. We (60 yo mom & 23 yo daughter) walked around at night and felt safe. Laurie gave us lots of information about nearby restaurants. She had bagels and chocolate croissants(yum) for us each morning. She has a wonderful garden in the back. It took us about 30-40 minutes to get to downtown NYC on the subway from her house. It was a great vacation!
The room was located very close to the local shopping strip with many places to eat and socialise as well as being just 2 or 3 minutes walk from the subway accessing Manhattan and many other places. The room was quite large and had good storage facilities for hanging clothes, etc. The bed was extremely comfortable. The bathroom was shared but still was more than serviceable. She went out of her way to ensure that we were comfortable and provided options for things to do both in Manhattan and locally.
Great stay in Laurie's beautiful home. Laurie gave us great tips on where to eat locally and left us breakfast evey morning. The house is in a quiet neighbourhood but within easy reach of Manhattan. Thank - you Laurie!!
Our stay with Laurie has been great. Nothing is too much trouble for her, from staying up to greet us in the first night we arrived at 2.00am in the morning, having yummy breakfast supplies waiting for us everyday, recommending great cafés and shops, even doing our washing, which was totally unexpected.
The room was lovely, comfortable and clean with everything you need. Overall a wonderful Airbnb experience. Thank you Laurie.
Laurie is a very friendly, gracious host. She checked in with me a few times to make sure everything was acceptable. The neighborhood of Park Slope is great. It has lots of restaurants and shops within short walking distance of Laurie's home. I stayed in a room on the third floor of the house. A winding staircase leads to the room, and the bath is shared with any guest who might rent the other room on the floor (in my case, the other room was only rented out for the last couple of days of my stay). The bedroom and bath were both very clean and pleasant. I did not partake in breakfast, although Laurie made sure that breakfast was available in her kitchen.
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About the Host, Laurie
I will be welcoming and helpful, while respecting your privacy. I know a lot about NY & Brooklyn. I'm especially interested in arts and music, and welcome artists ... and chefs and gardeners ! I'm also interested in occasional work exchange deals (now, for sewing, gardening, handy-person, adobe acrobat work)
I speak and understand several languages. I work at home a lot, on my main floor, and do prefer guests who are busy themselves, and casual, low-key, trusting and flexible people.
It's an old house with quirks, (not a hotel!) in a fantastic and quiet location.
Included: Laundry, excellent coffee & breakfast foods, nice linens, big garden & BBQ, fans, air conditioner, fabulous cats.
Some use of kitchen is negotiable; Use of computer