2nd Fl Bklyn Brownstone Apt!

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Hawthorne St, Brooklyn, NY 11225, United States
Alex & Xan
Your host, Alex & Xan
29 Reviews
Response rate: 80%
Response time: within a day

The Space

We are a dancer/choreographer couple delighted to offer our home, a glorious parlor level (2nd floor) brownstone apartment - high ceilings, stained glass windows, lots of lovely sunlight and a few short blocks to Prospect Park. Lefferts (formerly Prospect Lefferts Gardens) is a charming Brooklyn neighborhood rich with history, greenery, and diversity. You can expect a real Brooklyn experience at our apartment.

The bedroom’s queen sized bed comfortably fits one person, a couple, or two friends willing to bunk together. The bathroom has a claw-foot tub and an excellent showerhead. The dining and living rooms are spacious and warm with plenty of spaces to enjoy a meal or relax. We have a flat screen television, a Wii for watching Netlix (or playing games), and free Wifi.

The kitchen is fully-equipped with a dishwasher, gas stove and oven, typical kitchen amenities, and oodles of cook books. It's a delightful place to whip up something tasty. We also provide some breakfast goodies.

The apartment is quiet, private, and quite large by NYC standards. A sweet little neighbor cat sometimes visits, but does not live in the apartment and can be kept out if necessary.

The Neighborhood

The neighborhood is charming and safe. There's a yummy Caribbean bakery on the corner, a lovely wine shop one block away, grocery shops large and small, and a few great restaurants (take out and sit down) in the area. Prospect Park is 4 blocks away, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and the Brooklyn Museum are a short bus ride away or an enjoyable stroll through the park, and a wonderful farmer's market takes place every (email hidden) Plaza. We'll leave you some fun things to check out during your stay. And read more about Lefferts Gardens on airbnb's website: https://www.airbnb.com/locations/new-york/lefferts-garden

Getting around

We're off the Q express line and the B train, both of which are great trains. The Q gets you to lower Manhattan in 30 minutes or less and stops at most major stations. The B takes you along the lower east side and then up the west side.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $650 /week
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $20
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Our stay at 56 Hawthorne Ave., 2nd floor, suited our needs very well and met our best expectations. We found the living space as described and true to the photographs posted on airbnb. The location and amenities were more than satisfactory -- bedroom a/c, large, comfortable bed, well-equipped kitchen, a spacious living room, full bath with shower, and helpful neighbors in the building, etc. The use of a coffee-maker and the availability of fresh breakfast choices certainly helped us feel at home. (We hope that our hosts found the eatables and drinks we put in the frig as a small quid-pro-quot) when they arrived home after our departure. The detailed notes in the guest book were instructive and useful.

    July 2014
  • Alex and Xan were perfect hosts. The journey was easy and pleasant by the contact with Alex and the informations. It primarily made our journey extremely flexibly that the key was in a locking box. Even for a breakfast they already took care what was perfect after our long journey (Thanks a lot :)). The apartment was very proper and loves much fitted out so that we have immediately felt at home. The connections of the Prospect Park Station are fast and simple. We totally felt in love with the Neighborhood Prospect Lefferts Garden. The area is safe, is close at the Prospect Park and all people are very kind. In addition, the area has a special charm which has made our New York stay quite special. The neighbors are also very kind in the house and it was the best decision to spend the week in Alex and Xan´s Apartment . We can recommend this apartment absolutely.

    One thousand gratitude to our hosts.

    June 2014
  • This was a great place to stay during our weekend trip to Brooklyn. We were happy to locate a nice and relaxing apartment close enough to the wedding. The neighborhood was safe and friendly, close to all that we wanted to see and do, and most of all, clean and comfortable. Alex was very accommodating and went out of his way to make sure we were taken care of. I highly recommend renting this apartment.

    June 2014
  • I can definitely recommend this house and its hosts:
    communicating with Alex and Xan was very easy;
    they responded quickly and were helpful.
    The house was very clean, with welcoming little things
    and overall a very friendly and charming ambience.
    The close by Prospect Park is a lovely hangout!

    May 2014
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    February 2014
  • Alex & Xan's place was perfect. Very clean, roomy and cozy. It was the perfect outpost for out time in Brooklyn. Convenient to trains into the city, close to a wine shop and natural market/coffee shop. The kitchen was well equipped for cooking and they left breakfast items for us! We would love to make this a regular rental when we find ourselves in NY!

    February 2014
  • Alex and Xan were great hosts. This was our first time using air bnb, so we were unsure of what to expect. We could not have been more impressed. Their beautiful apartment felt like a true home away from home. We appreciated all the little touches such as a few breakfast treats left for us. Plus it's in a great location. Next time we swing by NY this is certainly where we'll try to stay.

    January 2014
  • This is the Third time, that we have rented a Apartment in NY and Alex and Xan apartment has been the best. Very clean and Spacious.They Had coffee Which is a big plus with me, being from Florida I am not used to the cold And don't look forward walking in the freezing cold to get a coffee down the street to McDonald's
    Every morning.I am into Family genealogy so I loved the family Pictures on the wall. Thank you so much Alex and Xan you Have a Beautiful home . we would Definitely rent from you all again

    December 2013
  • Would recommend in a second. They were wonderful hosts, and really made us feel welcome. Our stay couldn't have been any better. Perfect location, apartment is exactly as listed, and they were kind enough to leave two weary Canadian travelers some bagels. You guys have a beautiful home!

    December 2013
  • Whew! Our first Airbnb experience couldn't have been with a better apartment or hosts! A&X were very detailed with instructions and provided very useful information about the city we otherwise would have not known. Oh yeah, and how'd you guys know I love bagels?

    They allowed us to check in early & had the place nice and clean for us. The home itself is very spacious and comfortable. We tried counting all the elephant decorations they had, but our stay there was only 2 days(ha!).Wonderfully decorated and well kept. Close to the subway and markets, liquor stores, etc.

    All in all, great experience and highly recommended.

    November 2013
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Originally from the Midwest, Alex and Xan currently reside in Brooklyn, NY and are working as dancers/choreographers/arts administrators. Check out the Median Movement for more information.
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