My guest room is 11X12 ft. The features include three large windows, a desk, dresser, closet and a night stand. The bed is full size and is a futon. The mattress is special and is not standard, it is quit comfy. There is also a memory foam pad on top. I use only 100% cotton bedding and towels. The room also has drapes for those that prefer a dark space. There is also an ipod/iphone dock. The apartment is almost 800 sq. feet and has lovely hard wood flooring. I am on a third floor walk up. The kitchen has granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, microwave, coffee maker & tea kettle (which you can use any time). I also guide books of NYC for my guests to use. The living room also has a LCD 32 inch TV, with cable. I also offer wireless internet. The bathroom is a good size and has a large frosted window, which brings lots of natural light. The bath is a shared space. I also have 45 gallon fish tank in the hall. I do provide towels but I do not offer toiletries expect for hand soap. I am gay friendly as well. I have one cat.
Within a one minute walk there is a Laundromat, dry cleaner, supermarket (with a great beer selection), 24 hour deli, day spa, diner, pizza shop, gourmet prepared food/coffee shop, another vintage coffee shop and sells hand made/eco friendly items, bar, two churches and several restaurants. Near two subway lines, one is two blocks away the other is 8 blocks away. Manhattan is 20 minutes away.
The area in live in historic Clinton Hill/Fort Greene. Fort Greene itself is also know as the Brooklyn Academy of Music Cultural Distract. Brooklyn Academy of Music is an internationally recognized movie theatre and performance space that showcases cutting and established works and companies such as American Ballet Theatre and Mark Morris Dance Troupe. We have three universities in the 'hood which are St. Joseph's College Brooklyn Campus, Pratt Institute, and Long Island University Brooklyn Campus. The area is not a traditional 'college' atmosphere, most of the population consists of young families and professionals. We are very culturally and ethnically diverse area. There are lost of restaurants, bars and historic mansions and brownstones.
It is important to me that my guests are comfortable. I am a native New Yorker and happy to provide recommendations, travel directions and advice to help make your stay more enjoyable. On the desk I provide various travel guides which hold maps, transportation and event information. I offer guided tours to the following areas: DUMBO, Fort Greene/Clinton Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Lower Manhattan (Financial District, Tribeca, Soho, West Village), Upper West Side, Central Park and Upper East Side and Museum Mile. The fee for tours vary, please contact for details.
Please contact me about availability before booking. I request my prospective guests to fill out the airbnb.com profile (including photo) or provide personal information through the website’s email before I will accept a reservation request. I request notification of your arrival time at least 72 hours in advance of your arrival (when applicable).
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-My home is street shoe free. I have a area in front on my door to remove all foot wear.
-One can bring a guest with prior consent, but they cannot spend the night.
-Lost key fee is $50.00 in cash only
-If you break anything, you pay for it.
- Feel free to read anything any book in the house. But you are not allowed to take them outside. Please take of them and do not bend the binding or fold the cover.
-I offer a space in the refrigerator for your use. Please be considerate with space.
-You may use the microwave anytime.
- With consent you may use the kitchen to prepare small meals.
- I have one cat and he is very affectionate, please show him a bit of love.
- Please be considerate and keep the noise level down. My home is my workspace.
-I am happy to accommodate my guests and in most cases I can accept luggage before the Check In time if you arrive earlier. I can also hold on to luggage after the Check Out time if your departure is later in the day. We will need to discuss this and I can accommodate you as my schedule allows.
Amalia was the best hostess during our trip. She is a very happy, caring person and making us feel like at home . She and his boyfriend Tom, were willing to help us optimize our time with advice about places and transport and to provide any information we needed. They are very cheerful, friendly people and got all their trust without knowing us.
Her home is a comfortable place, you feel the warmth of home and rest everything you need. The neighborhood is a completely safe place, you find a supermarket just across the street and a laundry in the next door. Just below his apartment a beautiful coffee and several restaurants around it. She suggest us a delicious pizza right diagonal to her apartment. It's delicious!
The description of the place we rest is as seen in the ad. The room was very comfortable, you had everything we needed: space to store our luggage, large drawers for our clothes, good heating and a clean bathroom with everything you need. When we needed to cook sometimes, we always had fully available your kitchen and fridge which was a great help to us.
Without any doubt, maybe on a future trip, back to visit and stay a few days, and also recommend to our friends the amazing person Amalia is.
Amalia's a great host - engaging and very helpful! And the place is great - clean, comfortable and as advertised!
Amalia and Tom were very hospitable and friendly, they made us feel very welcome. Our room was clean and inviting and conveniently close to the bathroom. The house was super close to the G train, and next to some cool places to get coffee. All in all, a great experience :)
This was a wondeful experience! We felt very welcomed and they were very helpful. The apartment is gorgeous, easy to find and convienent. It is about 20-30 mins from Manhattan but easy to access. The room was very comfortable and the bed is super cozy. I can't say enough positive comments about this experience. I would not hesitate to stay there again, if possible.
I had a great stay with Amalia in Clinton Hill. Easy logistics, clean comfortable place, lots of privacy. Only accessible by the G train which doesn't run as often as some. But if the weathers nice it's a breezy 10 min walk (through a great neighbourhood) to busier stations.
Couldn't recommend this more. Thanks Amalia!
We had great holidays staying at Amalia's flat during this (very) cold february: Amalia and her boyfriend Tom made us feel very welcome, they are both easy going and talkative. Amalia is a very kind young women, she gave us great advices about where to eat in the neighborough, and answered every questions we could have during our stay.
The flat is spacious and clean and so is the bedroom which is conveniently situated close to the bathroom. The bed is comfy.
There is some good restaurants nearby and a café downstairs with great breakfast and take away food. The subway is only a couple of minutes away and you can be in Manhattan in 20mn.
We already plan to come back during warmer months and we will be happy to stay again at Amalia's.
Thanks again for this great week!
Amalia was a fabulous host with excellent local knowledge (she was practically a walking encyclopedia!). She offered heaps of recommendations for our first time in New York. The room was bright and airy, with a very comfortable bed! We also got to know her cat Foo quite well during our stay (he's a very affectionate cat). The apartment is a short walk from the subway and just across the road from the grocery store and laundromat which was convenient. We also loved the cafe downstairs of the apartment! We would definitely recommend Amalia.
I am a native New Yorker. Who takes great pride in her home town. I am a former Dancer & Dance teacher for children and am now a student. Some of my hobbies and interests are cinema, cooking, dinning, performing and visual arts, reading, fitness & nutrition, travel and world culture.