About this listing
Enjoy your own PRIVATE spa-like Bathroom and cozy, comfortable, clean Guestroom. You'll find it's quite quiet and relaxing, right off the landscaped garden patio. The adjacent office is also available for you to spread out. The subway is steps away.
Our listing is 100% LEGAL in NYC!
Relax in your comfortable, clean, cozy guest room with exclusive access to your own private luxurious bathroom in a large 2-floor, 2-bedroom apartment that has a landscaped patio with a barbecue. The centrally air-conditioned guestroom is in the rear of the apartment off the garden and is very quiet and soothingly decorated. The room contains a Full Size bed that sleeps two, TV, DVD player, WIFI, hair dryer and a closet outfitted with drawers and shelves and lots of hanging space. Fresh linens and towels are provided. A washer/dryer and iron are also available.
In addition to the private bathroom and guest room, the home office area outside the room is available for your use along with the garden patio. You are welcome to cook and use the large kitchen. There is a coffee maker and french press, microwave, dishwasher, stove/oven, and fridge. Coffee and tea are provided and cooking utensils and serving-ware are available. We do not serve any meals; however, the plethora of local restaurants are sure to tempt you to dine out.
Interaction with Guests
This is our home and we work during the day, but are present and available during the evenings and weekends should you have any questions or need recommendations. We have lived in the neighborhood for over 10 years, and are very knowledgeable about all it has to offer.
Cobble Hill is a charming Brooklyn neighborhood that is centrally located in NYC.
The apartment is nestled on a quiet street between Smith and Court Streets, the two main commercial streets of the neighborhood. On them you'll find lots of great restaurants of every variety, coffee shops, outdoor cafes, bookstores, movie theaters, boutiques, galleries, bars and all the necessary convenience stores. The neighborhood is known for its beautiful historic brownstones and tree-lined streets.
The apartment is a short walk to the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM to the locals), the new Barclay Center, Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Promenade (best views of lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty), and Downtown Brooklyn.
Manhattan is 10 minutes by subway, and the subway entrance is literally steps from our front door at the Bergen stop of the F and G subway lines. Taxis are also readily available on Smith Street.
Other Things to Note
We have a small dog. She is very friendly, well-behaved and lovable.
***You may have seen articles stating that Airbnb is illegal in NYC, but rest assured, our listing is 100% legal in the city.***
No pets, no smoking (except on the patio).
Other People: Do not bring in any other people unless we know upfront.
We ask that you wash and dry any kitchen items immediately after use - there's plenty of detergent to wash up or you can easily load the dishwasher. We recycle in our home.
We're easy going so you can come and go as you please, we'd just ask you keep the noise down if you're coming home in the late night hours during the week as we are up and off to work early!
We'd also prefer that you don't use the washing machine and dryer after 11pm and before 7am, just to keep the noise down.
We do not charge a deposit, but Guests and their invitees are responsible for all Covered Losses, as defined in the Airbnb Host Guarantee.
Don and Chris were both really lovely hosts who though we were late in arriving immediately took the time to make us feel so very welcome and at home.
The accommodation was perfect for our stay, a very comfy bed and fabulous shower room, what more can you ask for! The apartment is very tastefully decorated with some lovely works of art and kept clean and tidy.
The location is great, some good local restaurants and a minute from the metro, this was particularly welcome when returning home after walking miles seeing the many amazing sights of New York.
Being our first visit to New York it was so re-assuring to be able to speak to Don each morning who would always be so very helpful and would assist us with any concerns we may have had, we truly appreciated his advice and guidance.
In a nutshell Chris and Don (and Cissy their gorgeous dog) were fabulous and made our first holiday to New York and our first holiday with AirBnB a truly wonderful and unforgettable experience giving us the most amazing memories.
Chris and Don were amazing hosts—their apartment was clean and well-maintained, and they went out of their way to make me feel welcome. I'd definitely stay with them again!
Thank you Don & Chris for another wonderful stay at your fabulous home.
As usual, everything was just perfect. Your attention to detail is applauded and appreciated greatly.
You both go above and beyond to make me feel right at home... Which is how I truly feel.
Till next trip... Thank you!
Chris and Don were excellent hosts. The listing is very accurate. The apartment is beautifully decorated and is very comfortable. The neighborhood is safe and the subway is just down the block. Shopping is convenient and restaurants are everywhere. The bed is comfortable and the shower is amazing. The back patio is full of flowers and trees and is quite comfortable. As we were told there are stairs both for entering(up) and for getting to our quarters (down). They were well lit and not a problem for us.
If you are reading this then you probably also read the previous positive reviews
Believe me I don't have anything to add :)
This place was awesome !
I really loved Brooklyn more than Manhattan
The hosts were super friendly and helpful
Chris and Don would love to help you guys and they have a sweet adorable dog:-)
The room was spotless and in the quiet part of the house
Back yard was just beautiful
And let me stress on location location location
You will be staying within few steps from bergen street station within minutes you can be in Manhattan
Pharmacy working 24-7 across the street were you can also buy stuff like soda water and snacks
Bathroom comes with almost everything you need
I highly recommend the place and the room for maximum 2 persons I think and I would gladly book it again :)
As usual, I loved my stay with Chris & Don. I felt warmly welcomed -- eveything was perfect.
The apartment is always clean, tidy and presentable.
Chris & Don are fabulous!
The first thing to understand is that this is new construction, even though it looks like a brownstone from the outside, well not really - but it evokes a brownstone. But there are none of the remodeling compromises and shortfalls that you find in the older housing stock. Everything here is new, but much more gracious and artistic than a high rise and decorated beautifully.
When we arrived, the temperature outside was 91, that can happen even in June in New York. It was a nice relief to walk into central air that covered the entire house.
The space is great including a bedroom and very modern bath - walk in shower with three separate shower heads. Like the rest of the apartment - perfectly clean.
The guest space is on the lower level of the apartment. At the bottom of the stairs, Don and Chris turn right and immediately enter their bedroom (with en suite bathroom). You turn to the left and the hall leads to your bathroom, bedroom and an office alcove which is mostly your space while you are there. At the end of the hall is also a door leading to a small backyard. We had the feeling of having our own corner of the apartment largely to ourselves.
We were visiting with our son, daughter-in-law, and infant grandson who live a few blocks away. So except for coffee we did not make use of the kitchen, but it is modern and well-equipped.
We have spent a lot of time in this neighborhood. The apartment is central to quintessential Brooklyn. Great shopping and restaurants and wonderful street life.
Many apartments in this neck of the woods will describe the convenient access to the subway, and it is true for all of them, but here more than others. If you don't have coffee in the morning and walk a 100 feet without paying attention, you will stumble down the steps to the subway. Don't do that, because you want to walk another 100 feet, crossing the road to the stairs to the subway to Manhatten.
Count the number of reviews and you see that Don and Chris know what they are doing as airbnb hosts. All the little touches that you want are there, including umbrellas in your room, and chocolates waiting for you. Communication was great. They are ideal hosts. They should write the book on how to do airbnb.
About the Host, Chris And Don
We're a friendly outgoing couple who loves entertaining and meeting new people. New York has been our home since 2005 and we like to share our knowledge of the city with out-of-town friends and visiting guests. Don works in the commercial real estate field and Chris is entrenched in the world of advertising and healthcare technology. We are both originally from the Midwest and have traveled throughout the US and Europe, with a little Central America thrown in for good measure. We have a Norfolk Terrier who is a trained and registered therapy dog. She is very well behaved, mild-mannered and does not shed.