About this listing
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Large apartment with spacious kitchen and living room. 2nd floor in a 4 story, walk-up, 6 apartments total in the building. There is a queen size bed in the bedroom...lots of plants and an air conditioner in the summer.
Sleeps 4 people, total
Large bedroom, Queen size bed, sleeps 2
2 twin size air mattresses, that can be placed in the living room.
-full use of living room/ kitchen
-towels and linens
People usually feel very cozy in my home. A mix of artsy and earthy.
The neighborhood, Gowanus, is right in the middle of 4 very popular and well known neighborhoods; Parkslope, Carroll Gardens, Fort Greene and Sunset Park. Filled to the brim with restaurants, cafes and boutiques. Prospect park, the Brooklyn Museum, the Botanic Garden are a 15 minute walking distance from the apartment. Hipsters mixed with new and old families. Watch out for the baby carriages! Especially on Sundays.
The apartment is a block away from the R subway train, approx 10 minutes from downtown Manhattan. One stop on the R train will take you to Atlantic Ave/Barclay Center, a major subway hub. Street parking outside the building and garage parking closer to 7ave. There are also buses. I will make maps available for both subways and buses.
Guests have full use of the living room and kitchen.
Interaction with Guests
If you're renting the entire apartment for your stay, I of course, won't be there. I'm always accessible via phone, text or email.
I love that my neighborhood is in the middle of Everything! There's even a brand new Wholefoods 5 blocks away.
If arriving from JFK-
You can take a cab, which would be quicker but the most expensive. It would take about 45 minutes depending on traffic.
There's also public transportation, you will need to buy a Metrocard at the airport.
Take JFK Airtrain to the A train going to Brooklyn, get off at Jay Street/MetroTech.
Take the R train to Brooklyn and get (email hidden).
My apartment will be a block away from the station.
1 hour 40 minutes, approximate, travel time.
While you're here-
The R subway train is one block away from the apartment. The buses are pretty reliable and run very frequently. A great way to see the city without wearing out your shoes.
Other Things to Note
As you see the pictures of my home has lots of plants. Depending on how long you're staying you may be asked to water them. Just a heads up.
-Smoking outside only.
-Please eat in the kitchen. There are no pests in the apartment and I'd like to keep it that way.
-No extra people, maximum 3.
-Remove shoes when entering apartment. Not a control issue, just keeps the outside...outside.
-Expect a quick walk through before you checkout.
-Most importantly, enjoy your stay!
Somethings have been moved and removed since the pic. Kept it to give a clear layout of the apartment.
Das Apartment hat uns super gefallen. Da nur 5min entfernt eine Metrostation liegt, ist es auch prima erreichbar. Wir haben uns bei Keely sofort wohlgefühlt, es war alles wie beschrieben und die Kommunikation mit ihr hat einwandfrei geklappt. Also alles bestens, wir hatten nichts zu beanstanden.
We stayed in Keely´s apartment for 2,5 weeks. The apartment itself is well equiped especially for cooking (lots of pots and pans), very spacious (especially for NYC) and has lots of lights because of the many windows. The mattress was a bit too soft for us, but that´s a subjective perception.. One thing we missed was a mirror with a size that correponds to your body height, but that was okay for our relatively short stay. Apart from that we had nothing to complain.
The area Gowanus is between Park Slope and Carrol Gardens with tons of restaurants, bars and cafes. Because of the more industrial flair of the area it is sometimes a bit noisy because of traffic noise, but - hey this is New York ;-) Concerning public transport the apartment is well located - one block away from the R train that brings you to Union Square in about 25 minutes. The next bigger metro station is atlantic avenue/barclay center where you can get to in a 15 minutes walk. A Whole foods supermarket is very close (app. three blocks) as well as a Key Food Supermarket on 5th avenue.
Keely was a really nice host, very helpful and replied promptly. We would recommend the apartment to everyone who wants to explore New York apart from the touri stuff and who wants to become more familiar with Brooklyn. We would book Keely´s home definitely again!
We stayed in Keely's wonderful apartment for 3 months and it really became home during that time. It is lovely and bright and well equipped.
It is only one block away from the R train and the area around is really great. We absoutely love the industrial charme of Gowanus (so many things to discover just aorund the corner) and the atmosphere in Park Slope and will definitely stay in this area again the next time. Beautiful Prospect Park is only a 15 minutes walk away, too.
Keely is a terrific host and did everything to make our stay most comfortable possible. She replied very quickly and is really friendly and helpful person. So we were quite sad to leave the flat (and New York) and we can definitely recommend her appartment.
Loved all the plants and windows! Close to the R train and walking distance to lots of stuff. The apartment had more than enough space for the two of us. Keely was great about getting back to us quickly when we had questions also.
We stayed for 2 weeks at Keely's apartment over the Christmas/new year holiday. It was very homely and conveniently located for trips into Manhattan. I'd advise future guests to arrange amenities like an iron and ironing board as well as the mirror pictured, as it wasn't made clear to me that these items were available by request only. I found the hot water to be temperamental which was a little frustrating but overall we were warm and cosy and there are plenty of great books to keep you occupied on a rainy day.
Keely was great to communicate with, and had a quick response to all my questions.
Un très bon séjour dans cet appartement, confortable, bien équipé et surtout bien situé (métro, supermarchés, restaurants....).
Keely nous a très bien accueilli et a répondu à nos questions tout au long de notre séjour (3 mois).
Le quartier est vraiment sympa et nous avons passé un excellent moment à Brooklyn. On reviendra !
Keely is a perfect host. She helped us a lot, and answered to all our questions. The house is perfect for 2 or 3 people, in a nice quartier, close to the subway R (less than 5 minutes) and other main subway at Atlantic Avenue (15 minutes). If i'll came back in NYC i'll stay at Keely's place again, thank you!
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About the Host, Keely
...a Massage Therapist living in New York for the past 20 years. As of August 2013, living part-time in Detroit (my home town).
I love to travel and absolutely understand the importance of having a safe, clean, affordable and comfortable roof over my head.
I meditate, practice yoga (mostly at home) and love bike riding, the streets
of Detroit are perfect for it. I enjoy going out to dinner with friends but having dinner with a close group of friends at home is priceless.
Thanks for checking out my place and profile!
Parlo italiano, non sono bravissima ma, ci provo.