Great place. Amazing location. Up and coming culinary center of brooklyn and close to convenient trains.
The smallest bedroom of our apartment is going to be available for a few months. It is cozy with an air conditioner and perfect for a place to sleep. If you're looking for space to relax in, our living room is large and comfy. We are located in a great spot in Brooklyn. The train ride to Manhattan is about 25 minutes. We are walking distance to the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens and Prospect Park. We are surrounded by bars with tasty beers and good people and there are plenty of coffee shops to choose from. The closest train station is Franklin Avenue with access to the 2,3,4, and 5, all of which can bring you to Atlantic Terminal; Brooklyn's biggest transportation hub.
I am laid-back and easy to get along with. I have been in the area for a while so I can help with directions, recommend restaurants, music, and so on in Brooklyn and I know a few spots in Manhattan. The third bedroom also has airbnb guests.
Also, if you're looking to improve your English lessons, I am a certified English as a Second Language Instructor and can give you personalized lessons for a great rate in the most convenient location you can imagine. The kitchen or living room.
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If you're up for going out for a drink I'm usually around in the neighborhood!
Blocks from amazing restaurants with international cuisine. Close to the big and beautiful prospect Park. A variety of night life and live music nearby.
Blocks from the franklin ave 2,3,4,5 trains which will get you anywhere you need to go in brooklyn. The B48 bus at my corner will get you to Williamsburg and greenpoint quickly.
Our kitchen window leads to the fire escape so whenever you leave the apartment, be sure to close and lock that window.
Great room, bigger than what the picture suggests! James was a great host, even providing us with Met tickets - and towels of course! :) his neighbourhood is great so you don't even need to leave the area to live a great New York experience!
James was an incredible host. My husband and I stayed in his apartment for two months. He made us quickly feel at home, gave us useful advices for Brooklyn (it was our first time in NYC) and we had a very good time having drinks and chattering in the kitchen!
Furthermore, James is an excellent english teacher: if you need to improve your english, ask him!
The location is very convenient, and the neighborhood safe (I could return home alone in the night without any trouble) and friendly. Franklin av. has bars, cafés, take-out restaurants, laundromats, grocery stores,... everything in 5 min walk distance. My husband worked at the NYU in Manhattan and it took 45min door-to-door to arrive there. Living in Brooklyn gave us a different point of view on NYC: the travelers tend to identify the city with Manhattan, and the risk is to miss the amazing borough of Brooklyn.
The room itself is small but had what we needed: a big bed and a closet. But if you want to spend more time in your room (why, I don't know, in an amazing city like NYC...) definitely choose the other one that James rents.
Well... James, thank you so much!
It was really nice and safe place and neighborhood as well as who stayed there. Enough room for two people. It was so clean. James was very nice for us to prepare a map for us. Thank you so much.
The room was enough spacious for 2 person. You can easily bring two huge luggages. James gave us some good advices. It's really close from the subway !
I stayed with James for 2.5 months in Brooklyn. First of all, ,I must say James is one of the best hosts I could have asked for during my short term stay at his place. He was friendly and relaxed/chill; he recommended cool spots in the neighborhood (it is a great location in Brooklyn!!), hung out with me and my friends who were visiting, and introduced me to some of his nice friends too!
The room is perfect for someone on a budget. It is pretty small (and cozy!) but there is a dresser, desk, and closet to help organize your things. The only downside I experienced was the water pipe in the room which spontaneously would start making loud noises during the night. James said it was from the heater so it doesn't happen during the warmer months. The apartment is conveniently located 3-4 blocks from the subway. You're also in walking distance of Prospect Park, the Park Slope neighborhood, and Prospect Heights neighborhood. I loved strolling around there!
Overall, very positive experience staying with James in Brooklyn!
James, the apartment and the location are great! I can highly recommend his place!
James was great host, we didnt see each other much, but everything was exactly how we settled on. Place is really nice to stay. Really comfy and I felt like at home. Room was big enough for two people and lot of luggage, we had closet and AC, but we didnt really use it. Neighborhood is amazing in the evening, when small pubs are open, I recommend to visit some. Thanks very nice for experience, we enjoyed it.
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I am a 29 year old person and have been living in Brooklyn for 6 years. I love this neighborhood and meeting fellow travelers. I'll be home to welcome all guests at any time you need. I enjoy being social and having gatherings but I can accommodate to the needs of any guest.