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This grand, spacious floor-through is in a classic 1890's brownstone house in the historic Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. Located on a quiet, tree-lined street, 25/30 minutes from and to Downtown Manhattan by subway, door to door. Walk to bars, restaurants & galleries in Bushwick & Stuyvesant Heights. A short subway ride to Williamsburg. 1 block from market, liquor store & laundromat.
Originally built for the Victorian upper middle class in the 1800's, predominately Dutch & other European immigrants. In the 1930's, the neighborhood changed socially & economically, like many other areas in New York City. Until the late 1980's it was mostly African American, during which it developed it's own cultural history. Many famous jazz musicians, actors, rappers & politicians came from here. Now in the 2010's, it is an incredible mix of races with varied socio-economic backgrounds. Many of the old-time residents still live here. More recently, there has been an influx of more diverse younger residents, attracted to the neighborhood for the beautiful architecture and the convenience to Manhattan.
Subways are the J, Z and M trains to Myrtle Avenue/Broadway station, or J and Z to Kosciuszko Street station. Both stations are parallel to the house, and are about a 7 to 10 minute walk in a moderate pace. (6 short blocks to Myrtle, or 2 city blocks to Kosciuszko, same distance). About 25 minutes door to door to Lower Manhattan. Also accessible to the G train, to Bedford/Nostrand station (5 city blocks, about a 15 minute walk). Very reliable and steady buses as well (B15, B38 & B52) for travel inside Brooklyn. You can do a search engine on New York's MTA transportation system so that you get a sense of how connected the apartment is. The best airports for the location of the house are JFK and La Guardia. Even though it is reachable, Newark International airport is discouraged due to the the distance and/or complicated public transportation connections. About a $35.00 cab/car ride from JFK / La Guardia airports. There is Public transportation (subway) from JFK airport to the neighborhood's subway stations. La Guardia is reachable by car/taxi only.
This is a private apartment, so is not shared with anyone during your stay. The main room has a dining table & a sitting area. The bedroom features a 'double' size' bed for two (also known as 'full'), this is a real bed with a box spring and mattress, a wardrobe closet & a desk. Additional closet & drawer space in the bathroom hallway. The bathroom has a tub with a shower, tile walls and a ceramic floor. The original architectural details, high ceilings, and hardwood floors give it a real 'Brooklyn brownstone' feel & charm. The apartment is heated during the winter with central heating, and there is a brand-new LG air conditioner installed in the bedroom during the summer.
The space has Wi-Fi signal, multiple power outlets for computers, cell phones & personal electronics. There is a TV connected to a self router which allows access to the internet through (website hidden) Chrome, direct link to YouTube and Netflix. DVD player in the apartment. The TV can be connected to some laptops and used as a monitor if yours has an HDMI port. Or you could also get an HDMI compatible connecting cable to your computer. No cable TV nor TV reception though. There is an assorted DVD movie library that you can choose from it the book shelf where the TV is installed.
We also provide access to our Netflix instant streaming account for extra choices of movies and TV shows.
This is a smoke free environment for your comfort as well as the following guests.
Any questions, please ask. I'm more than happy to answer and my response rate is very fast. Before placing a reservation request officially, ask to make sure there are no calendar conflicts.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Minimum Stay:||4 nights|
|Monthly Price:||$2320 /month|
|Check In:||2:00 PM|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
Me and my husband have stayed at Eric's place in February and we had an excellent stay. We were kindly greated and showed around the apartment. We even got the basics for making everything from breakfast to dinner. There was also all kinds of information in the apartment from maps to take out food flyers. Everything was nice and clean and we felt taken care of. We also loved the neighborhood, with some really nice restaurant's and cozy cafe's. When we're coming back to New York we are definitely staying at Eric's place again. He was also helpful and arranged for us nice transportation to the airport.
Eric's apartment is beautiful and just the perfect place to relax after a day sightseeing in New York, we loved staying there.
The apartment has everything you might need and even with extra touches like netflix, wifi, and breakfast foods left for you.
You do need to travel to get to the centre of manhattan but this was not a hassle for us in anyway - the station is close by and the trains were frequent.
Eric and Justin were both very welcoming and Eric went out of his way to help us to enjoy our stay - including being super understanding when the weather changed our plans.Communication was perfect.
We could not ask for anything more from an apartment or a host and thoroughly recommend anyone visiting New York to stay here.
We stayed at the Van Buren residence for 11 nights. It was fantastic and beyond what we expected. They were kind, caring and very helpful. They were flexible with arrival and departure times. Being there also felt like we were in our own place for 11 nights. It was extremely cozy and private.
We found the travel to and from NYC was easy. The Train was only a 10 min walk from the house.
This area was neat because all around it was full of character.
At first I'm not gonna lie the area had us a bit worried, but it isn't at all threatening, and it was a wonderful place to be. If I do it again, this is the place I will be staying.
We can not thank them enough for providing a great place to come back to each night!
I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a good reliable place to stay!
It was our first occasion to use airbnb. And truly I can say it was the best idea.
Eric and Justin was perfect host. We saw each other only in the day of our arrival. Erick & Co explain us everything what we should know about apartment, neighbourhood and NYC.
This flat is perfect place to stay in New York – good location , near subway station. Also there is many shops around where we can buy everything we needed. Apartment was really great, nice, cozy and well-appointed.
Erick and Justin - thank you again very much – I hope we can meet someday again.
Kasia & Mariusz
I would strongly recommend Eric's house to anyone who asked me about a place to stay in NY.
Not only because it is warm, confortable, beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean and tidy, but also because Eric will welcome you to his place as if you were a friend with a big smile.
He will make your feel at home through many small details like leaving groceries in the fridge for your arrival. I could even use a hairdryer when I found that I had forgotten mine!
The place is a bit far from Manhattan but is easily accesible by train. Located in a quiet safe area within walking distance to grocery shops and subway stations, you will find an interesting multy ethnic neigborhood in your way.
The place is definitively worth it. I instantly fell in love with it as i saw it and I was not wrong at all!
My girlfriend and I spent 8 nights in Eric's apartment. It was our first Airbnb experience and we are very satisfied.
It is a fully furnished and well-decorated flat, everything you need to have a good stay ;)
The neighborhood is quiet and the subway to Manhattan is only 10min by walk.
We were well received and all necessary information was provided.
We definitely recommend this flat to visit NYC.
Mickaël and Stéphanie
Eric was fantastic! Always very easy to get in touch with, and even supplied us with great information on how to get to the apartment from the airport, and info for the area! And there was breakfast stuff in the fridge when we got there which was so nice!
The apartment itself was perfect. Enormous for 2 people, comfortable, clean, beautiful. Less than 10 mite walk to the subway station, less than 10 mins subway to Williamsburg and about 30 mins to places in manhattan. Really easy. And to be honest, it was only a $20 cab ride from Lower manhattan anyway which was perfect!
The only thing, which all the other reviewers have said, is that the area is a bit rougher around the edges than the rest of Brooklyn and manhattan. We sometimes felt a bit uneasy, particularly at night, but I don't think that was very fair as we never had a single problem! I think we were uneasy as everyone we spoke to warned us that the area was unsafe, so keep that in mind if you're uneasy in that situation. If not, Eric and his place were absolutely great! Thank you!
Adelaide, thank you for your review. A note about the neighborhood, which I tell everyone: It is not Park Avenue or Brooklyn Heights. Like most neighborhoods in New York City, it is very mixed. The predominant element in the racial mix of Bed Stuy is African American, but there is a high percentage of other races as well, such as white, hispanic & asian. For somebody who is not used to a mixed-race urban environment, it might be 'rough around the edges' - but Bed Stuy is a thriving, up-and-coming neighborhood, in terms of real estate, and one of AirBnB's most stellar performers, as far as the convenience to the city, large spaces with great amenities, and very affordable prices - in comparison to other neighborhoods. I have lived here now for almost 9 years, and have never had a single problem on the historic, tree lined blocks filled with original brownstone houses of this quiet bedroom community, nor has a single one of our guests that we are aware of.
We really enjoyed staying at Erik's apartment. So cozy and relaxing that it felt like home after a whole day of sight seeing in NYC.
Very close to Manhattan via the Subway (as long as the service is not disturbed).
Also very close to the nicest areas in Brooklyn.
Thanks a lot Erik!
Our stay with Eric and Justin in their apartment in Brooklyn was great. Eric was great to communicate with from the first enquiry through until we left to fly out of NYC.
The night we arrived in NYC Eric was unable to meet us to let us into the apartment as he usually does. Being the great host that he is, he wanted everything to run smoothly for our check in and for us to feel comfortable from the moment we arrived. Because of his prior commitments, Eric contacted me to arrange for the keys to be sent to us and a video tour of the apartment so we knew all the little intricacies when we arrived. During the 8 nights we stayed we had no issues however Eric was always available if we had any questions, we even received a reminder that summer time was ending during our stay.
The apartment itself is perfect in all aspects. It's large, comfortable and decorated beautifully which is nice to come back to after a long day of sightseeing. The location is great, close to the subway for easy access into Manhattan and within walking distance to some nice restaurants and cafés.
Overall out stay was great and would recommend staying with Eric and Justin to anyone.
My girlfriend and I stayed at Eric´s place for 4 days end of October and we can say: It was the best airbnb experience we had so far and we are happy that we had the chance to meet Eric and Justin who are wonderful hosts. From the first interaction with Eric until we left the apartment - nothing could have been better. Eric was very precise in describing the apartment and the neighborhood - still it exceeded our expectations. In the fridge bagels and frozen pizzas were prepared - that was amazing and we really enjoyed the bagels and the cream cheese for breakfast. Getting into Manhattan is very easy - the next subway is a 5 mins walk away. From there it takes approx. 20 minutes to get downtown- exploring Brooklyn´s sights are of course even closer. For those who are tired in the evening from exploring the city - the flat offers netflix with hundreds of movies and series you can enjoy in the evening. As we had such a wonderful time and Eric and Justin were so kind, we decided to say thank you by bringing them some pastries and a bottle of wine because we were so happy being at their place. As we started talking with them about our stay, we were happy that they joined us in the last evening in their flat to finally share the pastries and the wine. Thanks again guys: that was a wonderful stay and a perfect last evening in Brooklyn. I could say so much more about the place and the great hospitality of Eric and Justin. Please check out what the other guests have written and expect that in reality it is even better. And of course, if you look for a place in NYC, Brooklyn: This is the best!
For our next trip to NYC - it is definitely on our agenda to come back to Eric´s and Justin´s place. We definitively recommend this place without any restrictions.