About This Listing
Bright spacious corner bedroom: 3-window picturesque views, private dining & TV lounge areas! High ceilings, hardwood floors. Luxury designer bathroom: steam shower/jacuzzi tub. Eat-In Kitchen. Elevator building w/majestic lobby. Safe family area.
LARGE BEDROOM IN LOVELY ART DECO ELEVATOR BUILDING with JACUZZI BATHROOM, EAT-IN KITCHEN, Wi-Fi & CABLE TV!
BEAUTIFUL / SPACIOUS / PICTURESQUE VIEW
Large charming private corner bedroom with high ceiling and hardwood floor in a lovely renovated 6th floor 2-bedroom apartment which is brimming with old world details! Queen-size bed with butter-soft cotton sheets (high thread count!), puffy king-size feather pillows, and charming handmade country quilt. Air conditioner / heater to keep you cool during hot summer months and toasty warm in the winter. A large empty closet awaits, so you can hang up all your clothes and feel at home.
Art Deco Elevator Building is beautifully maintained, and stands on a tree-lined block. As there are no tall buildings nearby, there is an abundance of light streaming in, and the view from the bedroom is amazing...From one window you can see the Verrazano Bridge...And from the others you can see rooftops and tree tops and the new World Trade Center being built. (Please note that along with the great sunlight and views that come with facing the street, there can be some traffic noise at times. So if you are a light sleeper, perhaps you are better off finding a dark quiet apartment in the back of a building. It's a tradeoff here in NYC!).
YOUR PRIVATE DINING & LOUNGE AREAS
There is a table right in the room for private dining while gazing out upon the gorgeous view from the windows on both sides. There's also a cherry wood coffee table for your snacks and couch with plump embroidered pillows for comfy lounging while watching TV. As I said, the room is huge!
DELICIOUS BREAKFAST INCLUDED
Breakfast of coffee/tea/cocoa with bakery muffins and our famous NYC bagels (or yogurt & fruit), milk & juice included each morning. Programmable Cuisinart coffee maker - awaken to the smell of fresh brewed coffee. I would be pleased to accommodate any special requests.
FULLY EQUIPPED EAT-IN KITCHEN
Eat-in kitchen has new dishwasher, gas stove/oven and microwave. Fully stocked with cookware, appliances (juicer, blender, etc.) and tableware that you are welcome to use. I will wash all dishes for you during your visit!
LUXURY DESIGNER BATHROOM W/ JACUZZI
Luxury designer bathroom has oversized glass steam shower with jacuzzi tub, deep sea blue glass "waterfall" sink, blue glass tiled walls and heated floor (during colder months)! Plush cotton bath sheets (oversize towels) and fluffy bath rug to pamper you from head to toe!
24-hour windowed laundry room in basement has new washers and dryers.
This is the Kensington neighborhood, just below Park Slope, so it is hip and very convenient. Just 2 blocks away, there is a great new cafe/wine bar, and a delicious inexpensive diner. There is also an International grocery store with fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as delicacies from around the world. Down on Cortelyou Road you will find a sweet collection of shops and restaurants like those in Park Slope.
It's just a 5 minute walk to the subway if you exit through the back door, and then only a 20 minute ride on the F train to Manhattan's Lower East Side (with many more hip restaurants and music clubs). 30 minutes to Midtown Manhattan. You can also take the G train directly up to Williamsburg (20 minutes), Greenpoint, and Long Island City (30 minutes) to experience the "Hipster" scenes there as well.
The subway is full of young people traveling at all hours. The walk here from the Church Avenue F/G train stop along Beverley Rd is lovely – with its quaint large old houses and front yard gardens – and it is safe even late at night.
In fact, the whole neighborhood is very safe. One of my guests was only 19 years old, from a far away country, and she seemed to be quite happy and comfortable here.
In addition to young professionals in their 20s and 30s, there are many families with young children and elderly parents living here...It is such a great little community! Quite an interesting mix of cultures, as Old World meets New. In addition to the afore-mentioned hip restaurants, there is also cuisine from around the world. I really love it here.
Come enjoy all NYC has to offer, including live performances at BAM, Museum, Aquarium and Botanical Gardens right here in Brooklyn.
PLEASE NOTE: I moved in not too long ago, so the place isn't perfect yet - some of the trim is primed but not painted, etc. Also note that I have 3 cats, so if you don't like cats or you're allergic to them, this is not the place for you!
24-Hour Access to Building, Apartment (with eat-in kitchen, fridge, gas oven/stove, microwave ) and Laundry Room.
Interaction with Guests
I interact with guests as much – or as little – as they wish.
Safe residential culturally-rich neighborhood with pockets of cool new restaurants, wine bars, and shops.
Subway is a safe residential 5 minute walk from back door of building.
Other Things to Note
One queen size regular bed and one full size futon couch bed. All provided: Sheets, towels, soap/shampoo/conditioner/lotion/toothpaste (no need to bring your own unless you like a special kind).
You are free to come and go as you please, 24 hours/day!
Gracious host, charming room, very comfortable. Freedom to come and go without worry, nice neighborhood.
Vava was a very nice host! We could come an go whenever we want to and she made us breakfast every morning. The room was also big enough and the bed (and couch) were very comfy. Also the subway was very close and it's not far with the subway to Manhattan. I would definitely come back if I'm going to NY again.
Vava was very communicative and the entire time I was there was very hospitable. Her cats were lovely and quiet, eventually I made friends with them. The place for me was perfectly located near the Q and near my son's place. The room is very large by NY standards, is comfortably decorated, and quite comfortable for my needs. Having windows with a view was a real treat, though I was home usually too late in the evening to take advantage of it, the bathroom is the coolest room to me. The property is well groomed with elevator service, overall a location I would recommend. Thanks Vava. I hope to be able to use the place again when I come back again for work.
Vava was an excellent hostess. The room was nice and cheery. The neighborhood was perfect for the proximity to my son's apt. The breakfast was exactly what I wanted.
I appreciated the help in getting up early ( 3AM ) on the morning I left. I will definitely stay there again.
Vava was an amazing host, the room was lovely felt like we could properly relax, she left us bagels and muffins and importantly fresh coffee every morning which was so nice to have. We both loved meeting her gorgeous cats too! Thanks again Vava, we'd definitely stay here again, it's also really close to a metro stop and not far from anything really in New York. xx
This was my first Airbnb experience and I have to say I am impressed!
Vava was an excellent host and the room was as described. Very spacious, clean and with a nice view. A very nice touch was the breakfast every morning. The kitties were very cute and easygoing. The location of the apartment is good, a short walk takes you to the F,G trains and from there you can easily go to Downtown Brooklyn or Manhattan. Not much nightlife but has many shops, grocery stores etc. during daytime. The neighborhood is nice and quiet and felt safe during the night.
Vava even helped us out in meeting people since we were new in the city, finding an apartment and getting around.
The only downside was that the WiFi connection was not that good.
Thank you Vava :)
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About the Host, Vava
Own a small award-winning ad agency with mostly nonprofit clients. My services include advertising, graphic design, package design, copywriting, photography. Hobbies include modern dance, pro film acting, music, poetry.