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 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.
Chris and Don were fantastic hosts! They live in a great neighbourhood in a lovely home. Would happily stay with them anytime I'm in New York!
Don and Chris were superb hosts. Their Brooklyn townhouse is absolutely lovely, warm and comfortable. A bottle of water and a couple of chocolates made me feel most welcome, as did the fact that Chris whisked my bags down yo my room while Don was telling me about the house. I was in town for two weeks yo help my daughter with a new baby, so I did not take advantage of the great offerings of the area, but from experience, I know this to be one of Brooklyn's best neighborhoods for restaurants, shops and vibrant city life in a village atmosphere. Must mention that the private bathroom I had is great with a fabulous shower.
This was our third visit to Chris and Don's townhouse and we once again had a great experience there. The convenient location, the very quiet bedroom and warm hospitality can't be matched. We hope to be back for a stay soon.
Thank you Chris and Don. You guys were friendly and amazing hosts. The house was beautiful, warm, and cozy. There are so many beautiful arts and collections inside the house, we feel like we are living in the gallery. We hope one day we will have more time to go over the history of each collection you have in the house. Four days in the city is not long enough.
Everything in the house matched the pictures and descriptions here on the website. On top of that, 2 minutes walk from your front door to subway station is icing on the cake. The neighborhood is nice with many shops and restaurants. We wish we have more time to explore Brooklyn and the city. Until then, stay warm and say hi to Sissy (the dog) for us.
It was the first trip to New York and we had a few days with Chris and Don spend. We were made to feel very welcome to us from the first minute. Even our very late arrival due to flight changes was not a problem. Both have given us lots of tips and for the departure Don has organized our taxi.
The Town House is quietly but are around a lot of restaurants and bars. With the subway you do not need long to Manhattan.
We can only recommend Chris & Don, they are very attentive and welcoming hosts. We will gladly come again!
What a GEM in the heart of Cobble Hill. Chris and Don are hospitable, generous and gracious hosts. The room is quiet, comfy, private and clean. Great bathroom! Super location convenient to Smith St. and Court St. shopping and dining. I highly recommend Chris & Don's Brooklyn pad!
I stayed at Chris and Don’s guestroom for 5 weeks while in NYC for an internship and I really enjoyed my time there.
The house is a duplex located in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, which is a very nice and quiet neighborhood just a few subway stops away from the city, which has a very nice vibe and several dining/café options, shops and grocery stores at walking distance from Chris and Don’s house. The house itself is literally a few steps away from the Bergen station where the F line stops.
Chris and Don’s home is beautiful, well-furnished, clean and very cozy. Both my room and private bathroom were great: the bed is comfortable and I had plenty of closet space, the bathroom is spotless and everything looks very new and modern (I especially loved their shower!). The common living areas are also very nice, the kitchen is modern and very well equipped and you can freely use all their utensils and appliances to cook your meals. I also really appreciated being able to use the washer and dryer during my stay; the guests can also use the small studio right outside the bedroom which is very convenient as well. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to hang out in their backyard as I was there during winter time but that looked very nice too.
Chris and Don are very helpful and nice and easy to reach if you need to contact them; their dog Sissy is also really sweet.
I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who is visiting New York and willing to experience this different area of the city and stay away from the Manhattan chaos, as well as to anyone who’d like to enjoy a homey feeling in this beautiful house rather than just staying at a hotel.
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.