About this listing
A private and cozy bedroom in the back of the house overlooking the gardens.
We have a comfortable guest bedroom available in our historical Park Slope Brooklyn brownstone.
The clean and cozy bedroom is on the second floor and overlooks tree tops and gardens - this room is very quiet. This private guest room is on the same level as one of the bathrooms.
Host is always available to you, lives and works in the building, but as much or as little privacy as you would like! Very private and quiet brownstone.
"Staying with Elle was fantastic. She was very welcoming and helpful. Her brownstone home was ideally located to explore Park Slope and Carroll Gardens. Our bedroom and bath was wonderfully clean. I wouldn't hesitate to stay with Elle again on our next visit to NYC!"
Please note: there is no smoking on the property which includes the front stoop and sidewalk. To accommodate our comfort and the comfort of other guests and maintain a respectful rapport with our next door neighbors we have to insist that there is no smoking on the property which includes the front of the house and sidewalk.
To clarify, if you are a smoker, we are happy to have you, just no smoking at the house.
We do have a resident cat who spends most of his time outdoors. He does not go into the guest bedrooms. We prefer to keep the guest bedrooms allergy free.
We also offer a private one bedroom apartment in the same building:
Street parking is available and free, no special requirement to park on our street. It is not difficult to find a parking spot on our street.
Queen size real bed, soft cotton sheets, down duvet.
The bedroom is a large room about 12' x 15". This room can accommodate two people ideally, for a third person we have an inflatable mattress.
This guest bedroom has a mini refrigerator to keep drinks cold.
This would be the room for you if you are a single visitor, a couple or a few people traveling together,
The clean and spacious bathroom is located on the same floor and is shared by one other guest.
The room rate is $96 for up to 2 people, each person after the first 2 people is an extra $20.
Children over 9 years are welcome and are considered an extra person.
At this time we are unable to accommodate children under the age of 9 years.
We are steps from the charming main street which is full of cafes, boutiques and many other stores which is about 30 blocks in length.
Park Slope is a vibrant and friendly neighborhood within close proximity to the subway.
Close distance into Manhattan in 15 minutes by subway (2/3, Q B, 4/5, N, R, D).
We are 3 blocks away from 8 different subway lines servicing all areas of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.
Near to us walking distance:
*The Brooklyn Heights Promenade - Featured in many Hollywood movies...overlooking downtown Manhattan, Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge...quite a site at night!
*The Brooklyn Flea Market (year round every weekend; vintage, craft, great food, cool and trendy!)
*Prospect Park - 6 blocks away - 5 k around with pathways within
*Brooklyn Botanic Gardens - 15 minute walk
*Brooklyn Museum - recently renovated - next to Botanic Garden 15 minute walk
*Gorilla Cafe - one block - celebrity sightings
*Brooklyn Academy of Music - 10 minutes walk (films, opera, theatre, free friday night Jazz in the upstairs club)
*Cobble Hill - 15 minute walk
*Brooklyn Heights - 20 minute walk where the famous view of Manhattan from the walking promenade seen in many movies.
*DUMBO - Many art galleries and artist studios located right between the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge, waterfront park
*Gowanus - 5 minutes, artist studios, light manufacturing
*Bar Tabac - Frech Bistro
*Al Di La - Italian Resto
*Brooklyn Fish Camp - Seafood resto
*Barbes gig venue
*The Bell House gig venue,
*Union Hall gig venue, resto, bar, indoor bocce ball, fireplace lounge
*Multiple yoga studios nearby
*Bike rentals one block away
And if all the above was not enough, we have several well known celebrities that have taken up residence as close as a block away so, don't be surprised to find yourself standing next to one of them at the cafe...even famous people prefer to get their coffee at the local café!
Come relax in Brooklyn and go into Manhattan in 15 minutes by subway (2/3, Q B, 4/5, N, R, D).
In case you are not aware, the NYC MTA subway/buses runs all night long so, you won't ever get stuck in the city or in Brooklyn!
The room can be rented for minimum 1 day or up to 22 days.
This guest bedroom is private, quiet and shared bathroom (with one person) with a sunny peaceful garden, large kitchen.
The bed is a Queen size and has a down duvet and extra blankets for cold nights.
Go explore New York City, come home for a nap, come and go as you wish anytime, no need to be concerned with returning late at night.
* International Plug Converters
* Kitchen with all appliances
* Washer/Dryer one block away or 65 cents per pound for them to wash and fold your laundry.
* Free and reliable WiFi - we just upgraded to the best cable network.
* Shampoo, conditioner, soap
* Ironing Board and iron
* Hair dryer
* Market bag
* Computer prints
I am able to provide lots of information about touristic things to do In NYC and also the more underground arty events in Brooklyn and Manhattan including many FREE nights to museums, outdoor productions and very inexpensive underground shows. I can show you how to get cheaper tickets for Broadway shows and Lincoln Center tickets...there are other options for ticket buying than the theater box office or online.
Also available are scenic Brooklyn/Manhattan waterfront bike ride suggestions, the side of NYC most visitors do not get to see. We have many bike lanes in Brooklyn and Manhattan and it is a great way to see sights where the subways do not go.
Also, great ideas for scenic walking tours.
We have a big beautiful park 5 blocks away which is 5k around on the bike path if you are up for a little exercise. Prospect Park is designed by the same landscape architects that built Central Park; Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmstead.
We usually have 3 of our bicycles available for use but, if they are out and about there are bike rentals one block away.
Multiple subway choices direct to Manhattan Q, 2/3, 4,5 N, R, B about 15 mins to lower Manhattan and 30 mins to Uptown Manhattan.
Pretty tree lined Brownstone street.
Private room is 12 feet x 17 feet.
Extra things we have for you in case you need it:
Bicycle rentals one block away
We look forward to meeting you!
Interaction with Guests
We consider our guests as "friends-of-friends" that were sent to us.
That is, we want you to feel comfortable and at home, but we will not make too much of a fuss. We are hosting throughout our normal daily routines. We give you all the privacy you would like, at the same time, I am always available to give you tips and better insight on Brooklyn/Manhattan to answer any and all of your questions !
Quiet, community oriented, lovely, friendly neighborhood with many cafes, bars, and boutiques nearby - as well as a big beautiful green park; Prospect Park.
We are centrally located with access to 8 subway lines to access all points of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.
Additionally, many bus lines are nearby and a great way to see Brooklyn above ground.
We are a quiet friendly and respectful house.
Please no kitchen use after 10pm.
Please no late night stoop or sidewalk talking/ laughing and smoking, this is disruptive to our neighbors.
No general hanging out in front of the house on the sidewalk. Our neighbors are quite close on both sides of our building and we would like to maintain a mindful respect so that everyone feels comfortable.
Please no hair dryers in the bathrooms as a courtesy to other guests so that they may use the bathroom.
Please no candle or incense burning.
No overnight extra guests unless previously arranged.
Friends and family are welcome to come by to see the place but, please no entertaining on the premises!
This is the second time staying with Liz. She's a terrific host: very welcoming, and hospitable. We arrived late and left early and it was incredibly easy to coordinate and get settled in. The neighborhood is a wonderful base for Brooklyn and Manhattan explorations. The room is spacious; it was very hot the days we were there, but the a/c worked very well. We would happily stay here again.
I had a great stay at Elle's place. Wonderful hostess, large, quiet room, livelyneighborhood and great subway connections to Manhattan. The house was very clean, and so was the bathroom at any time of my two-day stay. Prospect Park is nearby, and worth a visit. Elle provides bikes for her guests to explore the area - how awesome is that! Hoping to stay with her again on my next visit to the big apple!
Quite and spacious room near the subway. Nice area with lots of restaurants. We didn't got to meet Elle, but she was easy to reach by text during our stay.
Elle welcomed us though we arrived around midnight. She showed us the room and introduced the neighborhood area. There is travel info brochures in the room and even bottled water in the fridge which is so sweet for the late arrival after flight. The room is clean and everything is just nice!
My daughter and I loved our stay at Elle's place in Brooklyn. We found her to be super helpful about everything including how to get around, fun things to do, and many other miscellaneous questions I had along the way. She was extremely accomadating and caring about our comfort while staying there. She is also a very hip person and knows a lot about what's going on in the area.
We loved the neighborhood as well. Everything is just a few minutes walking distance away. There are cool coffee shops, restaurants, parks and weekend outdoor markets near bye.
The room we stayed in was very spacious, comfortable and clean with a view of the cute courtyard in the back. It was very hot at the time we were there, but luckily there was an air conditioner in the room so we slept very well!
We would gladly stay there again the next time we are in Brooklyn!
Great place to stay! Elle is very friendly and had ready maps, guides and water for us upon our early arrival. The room is as described in the website, very well located nearby Bergen st and Atlantic Ave subway stations. No issues returning late at night from Manhattan. Area has plenty of cafes, restaurants and a big park to explore.
She was kind enough to organise our transport back to JFK with a private driver.
Would definitely stay here again.
Elle was on holiday when we arrived, but her roommate Caitlyn was there to greet us. The house is very cool and out of the ordinary, clean and comfortable and spacious. The only thing I didn't like was the fact that we could not lock our bedroom door from the outside when we left for the day. Otherwise it's a great place! Elle arrived the day we left and was very accommodating to our schedule and extended our check out time which we really appreciated. She was also really friendly and easy to talk with. Thanks for a great stay, we'd love to come back some day! :)
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About the Host, Elle
Born and raised 4th generation New Yorker - Manhattan born - California schooled - Brooklyn aged - artist, teacher, antique appraiser, vegetable grower, vintage bike rider.
Lived in Northern California for a while then came back to NYC where I belong.
I have traveled extensively throughout Europe many times with a special interest in France, The Netherlands and Scandinavia - I also spent a year in Africa building houses for Habitat for Humanity.
I know what it means to have a place to call home while you are away from yours!