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2 Beds

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About this listing

I take pride in my one bedroom garden apt, located on the ground level of a 3 story brownstone. I make sure each guest feels properly at home! The neighborhood boasts of great food, nice people, and offers easy access in and out of Manhattan.

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Lovely Garden Apt. in Fort Greene.
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The Space
Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2


Extra people: $20 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $25
Security Deposit: $100
Cancellation: Moderate


The Space

Right in the heart of Fort Greene, this is my garden apartment in a traditional Brooklyn Brownstone! You are just steps away from all of the restaurants, cafes, and things to do in Fort Greene Brooklyn. It is a very friendly, safe, and charming neighborhood. The apartment's location makes it easy to get in and out of Manhattan through public transit or car, and also is very convenient to Williamsburg, Park Slope, and Carroll Gardens.

I want you to feel comfortable in my home. Among a fully stocked kitchen with enough room for two to cook AND eat in (what a concept for new york!), there's also a washer/dryer. (And thanks to the suggestions of a few airbnb guests, I now have a coffee maker!)

The bed has a super comfortable pillow top mattress and high quality sheets. There is a walk-in closet in the bedroom with hanger space for your clothes. There is a couch which has the option of pulling out into a flat bed. This pullout can comfortably sleep one person. In the bedroom, there is a large work area with access to a printer.

I have fast wifi and my HD projector is attached to an AppleTV and DVD Player. I do not have cable TV.

There is a great backyard to sit out and have evening drinks. The backyard is shared with my landlord, who lives above me and maintains it. Because of this, we have access to only the area underneath the porch, not the area with the benches...

There are multiple CitiBike stations within 3 blocks of the apartment. You can rent bikes by the hour/day/week. Check it out online! It's a great way to see Brooklyn and Manhattan!

Nearby fun neighborhood stuff includes:
Fort Greene Park - 1 block away
Farmers Market - 2 blocks away (Sat only)
BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) - 3 blocks away
Barclays Center - 4 blocks away
Brooklyn Flea (a local favorite!) - 3 blocks away
Habana Outpost (best mojitos in Brooklyn!) - 1 block away
Crunch Gym - 4 blocks away
Brooklyn Botanical Gardens - 2 subway stops away
BRIC House for the Arts (Opened last year!) - 5 blocks away

I am right off the C and G subways, and 4 blocks from the B/D, Q/N/R, 2/3, 4/5 subways and the Long Island Rail Road. You can be in lower Manhattan in 15 minutes. Getting to JFK is easy through the LIRR.

You are literally in the middle of everything. If you have any questions, feel free to email me.

If you stay for 4 days or longer, I'll include a free 5 day pass to the gym for you and one guest! Be sure to mention that to me ahead of time so I can have a pass ready for you.

Because this apartment is a brownstone in the heart of Brooklyn, there are factors you should consider before renting:

- My bedroom does face an active city street and bus stop which can get noisy with city buses and cars. If you consider yourself a light sleeper, you may want to think twice. Anybody accustomed to mild city living would most likely not be bothered.

- Cell phone reception in the apartment is extremely poor. AT&T is almost non-existent. Verizon is spotty at best. T-Mobile works well. You can get reception by the windows with most providers.

- Because the apartment is not outfitted to be child safe, we ask that no children under 8 years old accompany you during your stay.

- I love pets more than anybody, but unfortunately, my landlord asks not to have them in the apartment.

Guest Access

There is a great backyard to sit out and have evening drinks. The backyard is shared with my landlord, who lives above me and maintains it. Because of this, we have access to only the area underneath the porch, not the area with the benches...

Interaction with Guests

I usually get a chance to meet my guests, but not always. You will most likely be on your own during your stay, however, if you want to grab a drink or a bite to eat, I would love that.

The Neighborhood

We have such a diverse neighborhood in Fort Greene, and everybody is so approachable. If you stumble in a bar or restaurant, be sure to strike up a conversation, b/c I find the life stories of people around here are very unique. The neighborhood has also become a hot spot for culture in the last year adding both a Shakespearean center and the Bric performing arts center within a 5 minute walk of the apartment.

Getting Around

The Barclays Center would never have been built if this area weren't a major hub for travel. You have most of the major subway lines (2,3,4,5,B,D,Q,N,R,C,G) and also the Long Island Rail Road...It's a 5 minute drive from both the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. Cabs are easy to come by.

Free parking can be found on every street around my apartment. Although not always readily available, my guests have never complained, and have said it was easier than they thought it would be.

From the 3 airports, cab is always an option. From Newark, you can take public transit by means of bus or from shuttle/train/subway. From Laguardia, you can take bus/subway. From JFK, you can take shuttle/subway or shuttle/Long Island Rail Road (fastest)

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House Rules

Please, absolutely no smoking or pets during your stay.

Unfortunately, landlord would prefer no children under the age of 5 due to the fact the apartment is not child-proof.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Fire Extinguisher
Lock on Bedroom Door

1 night minimum stay

full kitchen with washer/dryer and dishwasher

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About the Host, Collin

New York, United States
Member since December 2009
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