Brownstone Brooklyn roomy bed/bath

House - Private room · Wyckoff St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, United States
Silvano

Very private and discreet room, with its own en suite bathroom. Your hosts are very knowledgeable and helpful with directions and information for all of NYC.

Your host, Silvano
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Very private and discreet room, with its own en suite bathroom. Your hosts are very knowledgeable and helpful with directions and information for all of NYC.

The Space

A quiet oasis just steps away from Smith Street, one of Brooklyn’s preeminent streets for dining, nightlife, and shopping—and just 15 minutes from Manhattan.

We offer a a private room with en suite bath (260 sq ft, 24 m2). It’s located on the entrance level of a three-story loft-like house in Brownstone Brooklyn. On the same floor are the kitchen and the deck, overlooking a large garden.

The building is a three-story row house in a historically-landmarked area.
• Large, light-filled, airy two-story high kitchen and a spacious deck.
• Upper floors are the hosts' private quarters.
• WiFi throughout the house.
• Hardwood floors throughout (including kitchen).
• Interesting art and photography throughout; mid-century modern furniture combined eclectically with antiques and ethnic pieces.
• Light breakfast (toast, bagels, fruit, coffee) provided.
• Very close to the subway (see below).

The guest room is very private and spacious; it's off the entry hallway, so you don't have to go through any rooms to get to it.
• Fully furnished with a double bed, high-quality cotton (warm weather) or cotton flannel (cold weather) sheets.
• Free WiFi in bedroom and throughout the house.
• En suite bathroom with tub/shower, supplied with a hair dryer, various soaps and shampoos (if you've forgotten yours), towels, and washcloths.
• Cable/smart TV; DVD/video library; CD player; radio/iPhone charger.
• Armoire and other storage.
• Guide books for reference and use while you're here, as well as a host-compiled list of local restaurants, stores, services, entertainment, etc.
• High ceiling with ceiling fan.

Guest Access

Guests have access to the ground floor of the house: the guest room and bath; the kitchen, where you can have a light breakfast, but to which cooking privileges aren't extended; and the deck, which is open to the kitchen in warm weather.

Interaction with Guests

We respect your privacy, and we're sure you will respect ours; the house is ideally set up for that. We're available for help with getting around the city, recommending interesting things to do, and orienting you to the neighborhood. One of us is usually at home for any questions you might have. We like to interact but not to interfere.

The Neighborhood

Boerum Hill combines all the conveniences of an urban neighborhood, the sophistication of Brooklyn foodie heaven, and quick access to art, shopping, and sightseeing.
• A half block away from Smith Street, with restaurants of practically every cuisine and price range. Clothing and item stores, food emporia, bookstores, pharmacies, etc. line Smith and the next street over, Court Street.
• Two cinemas (a small multiplex playing a wide range of first-run films; a megaplex playing major first-run releases) are a 10-minute walk. The BAM Rose Cinema (independent and repertory films) is a 20-minute walk.
• The Brooklyn Promenade and Brooklyn Heights neighborhood are 10 minutes away.
• Brooklyn Bridge Park and the DUMBO district are 25 minutes on foot, 5 minutes by subway.
• The Brooklyn Academy of Music (performance, cinema) is a 20-minute walk; the Barclays Center is in the same area.
• Park Slope and Prospect Park are 10 minutes away by subway, about 30 minutes on foot.
• The Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden are 20 minutes on the subway, about 40 minutes on foot.

Getting around

We are a block and a half away from the F and G lines of the subway. The A, C, N, R, 2, 3, 4, and 5 lines are either a transfer one stop away or a 5- to 10-minute walk from the house. Williamsburg, Dumbo, Bushwick, Park Slope, and other sections of Brooklyn are within easy reach.

We’re close to everything in Manhattan, too:
• 15-20 minutes on the subway: Chinatown, Lower East Side, East Village, Wall Street, World Trade Center, Tribeca, SoHo, NoLita, Greenwich Village, Chelsea.
• 25 minutes on the subway: Midtown.
• 30-35 minutes on the subway: Upper West Side and Upper East Side.

Other Things to Note

Transportation to our house from the area's major airports is easy. Taxi service is available from Newark Liberty Airport, LaGuardia, and JFK. In addition, there is public transportation from Newark and JFK. Port Authority Bus Terminal, Penn Station, and Grand Central Station are a subway ride away. We can provide you with directions. There is also on-street parking.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $725 /week
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • Silvano does not need another rave review. But what you've read is all true. His Brownstone Brooklyn roomy bed /bath is beautiful, clean, comfortable and stimulating, with a wonderful back garden! What a gift to share it with travelers. Plus the well organized lists of resources he offers are extraordinary. Many thanks.

    June 2014
  • I spent two wonderful nights at Silvano and Craig's place, and there is little to add, except to say that everything good you read in the other comments is true, and the room is even nicer than it looks in the photos! It is ground floor on the street side, but the noise from the street is negligible: I am a picky sleeper and I slept very well. Breakfast with the hosts was a treat, and the location in Brooklyn is pretty much ideal with good local shopping and very close to the subway. Silvano and Craig were very welcoming, but never intrusive, and the house is so well disposed you have more privacy here than in many apartments that are for rent as a whole. I hope I get the opportunity to come back and stay here again before too long:) Thanks again for your hospitality!

    June 2014
  • This was both my first time visiting NYC, and my first time using Airbnb, and it was a great experience. Silvano & Craig own a beautiful brownstone home in a great area of Brooklyn. (The location couldn't be more convenient: it takes barely a minute to walk to the subway station.) The room was nicely furnished with everything you could possibly need from a hotel: cable tv, clean bedding, soaps, hair dryer, towels (in case you forgot your own), etc.

    They are both extremely helpful and friendly. They offered some brilliant advice (i.e. don't try to visit the MoMA AND the Met in the same day) and were nothing but kind and welcoming. Whenever we make it back, we'll be sure to look them up.

    May 2014
  • This was my first time using Airbnb and it has been a very positive experience. Silvano and Craig were very gracious hosts. They attended to all the details that made for an exceptional week-long stay for both my sister and I. They keep their home spotless. Everything they offer is high quality from the big fluffy towels and large bar of bath soap to a delicious fruit salad for breakfast. I looked forward to my morning shower that felt like a body massage with that strong jet of water. The bed was comfortable with a down comforter that was perfect for the cool temperatures at night.

    It is a 5-7 minutes walk to the F line, and a 10-15 minute ride into Manhattan.
    The neighborhood has many interesting cafes and restaurants to choose from. Silvano and Craig made some excellent recommendations like the Jolie Cantina, a French and Mexican cuisine, that we loved. I felt safe walking to their home at night. There were lots of people on the street going to cafes or nearby restaurants.

    Silvano and Craig also offered some excellent eating suggestions in Manhattan, pointing us to Curry Hill for instance, and a delish dim sum eatery. Thanks to them I have a much better orientation of both Brooklyn and Manhattan, and feel less intimidated travelling by subway in NYC.

    They are both well-travelled, and well-read, and we shared some interesting conversations. I also appreciated their warmth, and concern when my sister came down with a bad cold. I recommend their home without any reservation, and hope to return there in the future.

    May 2014
  • This (email hidden)- the room is spacious and spotless, the bed very comfortable, and it's very quiet. The kitchen/dining area is spectacular, with a deck that overlooks several backyard gardens. Silvano and Craig are gracious hosts who are eager to help out in any way. The neighborhood is full of nice cafés, restaurants and shopping opportunities. The subway is only two blocks away.

    April 2014
  • Hotels, be afraid! Be very afraid! With hosts of the likes of Silvano and Craig, you will be out of business very quickly! Beautiful, clean room. Very well situated. We felt at home far away :-)

    Great Hosts, that did not spare any effort to make our stay as comfortable and possible.

    Highly recommended!!

    March 2014
  • Our stay with Silvano and Craig was exactly what we were looking for! The room was extremely spacious, and the en suite bathroom a definite bonus. Silvano and Craig were very welcoming and friendly. We stayed busy during the trip so we did not get to see them much, but when we did, we had great conversations about our shared interests - especially food! We would definitely recommend their place and hope to return again when the weather is nice enough to enjoy their beautiful back yard and garden.

    March 2014
  • Our first time in New York and Silvanos and Craigs home just has been the perfect choice to stay with. They are great hosts, (email hidden) and are really helpful and friendly. Teir house is perfect located with a lot's of good restaurants and shops right around the corner.
    We had an awesome time and will definitely come back!

    March 2014
  • Silvano was really quick on replying to my request and confirmed my stay very quickly.

    The house is perfectly located close to a subway stop and near shopping, dining, and other amenities.

    Silvano and Craig were great hosts. They had several neighborhood and citywide recommendations for me. The room itself was very cozy and perfect.

    Silvano and Craig were wonderful hosts and I highly recommend connecting with them if you are searching for an affordable centrally located spot to stay during your trip. On top of the great accommodations, I also really enjoyed chatting with Silvano and Craig upon my arrival and the evening and morning hours.

    February 2014
  • This is the second visit for my mum staying with Silvano and, once more, Silvano was a gracious and accommodating host, with great communication skills! My mum feels very comfortable staying with Silvano and would highly recommend his place. She says she is already looking forward to her next visit!

    February 2014
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I'm an accessories designer and graphics production manager; my husband is a writer. We have lived in Brownstone Brooklyn over 20 years, since moving here from San Francisco. We're interested in the arts, politics, design, travel, and food. We're lucky to have a wonderful, gracious home and to be able to share it with you.
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