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.
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.
Amalia nous a tres bien accueilli l'appartement correspondait exactement au photo et a 5 m de la station de metro puis 20m de manathan en train . Supet experience a refaire amalia a su nous guider dans new york et nous donner de bonne adresse .
This was our first AirBnb experience and our first time in New York. We had an excellent stay with Amalia. She was very hospitable and answered all of our questions about how to get around the city. Very very clean room and bathroom. Close to the metro. Her adorable and loving cat Mister Foo topped off our five-star experience. Would be careful about walking in the neighborhood late at night.
This is my second visit at Amalia's wonderful flat in Clinton Hill. Returning to her guest room gave me a comfort of coming home. Amalia is a wonderful hostess and I look forward to my next visit to Brooklyn!!!
My husband Kyle and I recently traveled to NY and had a delightful four-night stay in Brooklyn with Amalia as our host. Not being familiar with the area, we needed information about places to eat nearby. Amalia had many excellent suggestions within walking distance of her apartment from the Three Luigis Italian restaurant to the incredible doughnut shop aptly named Dough. She was also great about answering all our questions regarding getting around in the city, giving us tips that outsiders like us wouldn't otherwise have known. Her apartment, in which we had our own cozy bedroom, was spacious, comfortable and very clean. I'm always especially concerned about the cleanliness of the bathroom wherever I stay, and this bathroom was extremely fresh and clean.
Amalia and her boyfriend Tom are comfortable to be around and easy to talk to. They made us feel welcome during our entire stay. And to make our stay there extra sweet, the darling (website hidden), the resident cat, won our hearts. If you're looking for a place to stay in Brooklyn, this is it. If we visit again, Amalia's apartment will be our first pick.
This was my second experience with airbnb, and both have been excellent. I'm recommending this service to friends and I intend to continue using it myself.
Our stay at Amalias apartment was a wonderful experience. The apartment is beautiful, very clean and well located. To get to Manhatten takes only about 15-20 min by taking the subway, but also the neighborhood is quite nice.
But what made our stay really great is that Amalia is a wonderful host. She is very kind and helpflul and from the very first moment on we felt welcomed. I absolutely recommend her place for a visit to NY and we will definately come back when we ever visit NY again.
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.