Spacious Brooklyn Home (Sleeps 6+)

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Tompkins Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216, United States

Come stay at our spacious authentic Brooklyn brownstone apartment. Our home comfortably hosts up to 8 guests and features many amenities - including fast and reliable Wi-fi. We're also conveniently located close to the A express train.

The Space


We're two lovebirds who met in college. Fast forward 7 years later and now, we're married! We originally joined Airbnb as hosts in order to afford the wedding of our dreams. Now, we're still interested in hosting because the experience of meeting new people has been rewarding.

Kat is a New York native, who has lived in Brooklyn for the past 6 years. Tonye is a Seattle native and Boston transplant who moved to Brooklyn a year ago. Between the two of us, we offer a perfect mix of newcomer's enthusiasm and seasoned resident's know-how.

We're a phone call or text message away if you have a question or need us to come by for anything.

We live in a spacious and cozy, 2 bedroom + 1 bathroom ground floor brownstone apartment that's handicap accessible. Our place is fully furnished and can sleep up to 6 guest due to a Love Sac sectional in the living room that converts into a very comfortable queen size bed.

At check-in, you will receive a welcome basket filled with a map of the neighborhood that highlights cafes, bars, restaurants, shops, food markets and subway stations; a list of local cultural institutions and events happening during your visit; and several certificates for nearby eateries.

We also offer: wireless internet, cable television with DVR, video games, a flat screen television that is hooked up to our Netflix account, a fully stocked kitchen that includes a stove, refrigerator, food processor, rice cooker, waffle maker, spices and kitchen staples (sugar, honey, cooking oil, etc.), an air conditioner, iron and ironing board, fresh linens, towels, wash clothes, soap, shampoo and conditioner.

Our large master bedroom faces the front of the apartment and features beautiful french doors with curtains for privacy, a queen size bed, decorative fireplace, a dresser, and an iHome that serves as an alarm clock, iPhone charger and music player.

The second bedroom features a queen size bed, a dresser, night light, armchair and alarm clock. The room also has two doors, one leading to the hallway and the other, to the living room.

The bathroom has an incredible chrome showerhead that has a handheld option and 7 spray modes, including pulsating massage, for a luxurious shower experience.

In the living room there's a dining alcove with a table that seats four and also a reading nook with a chalkboard wall for messages, quotes and doodles.


Our place is situated in the heart of Brooklyn's culturally diverse and historical Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood. Directly next door is a 24 hour convenience store and deli. Across the street from us is a basketball court, playground and handball court. Along our street is a laundromat, vintage/thrift clothing store, authentic Jamaican restaurant, soul food restaurant, hair salon, barbershop, nail salon, liquor store and several cafes.

We're 2 blocks away from bustling Nostrand Avenue which has a wonderful lounge/restaurant, a huge supermarket, a health food store, plenty of clothing shops, wine shop and Caribbean food stores and restaurants. We're 3 blocks from a very popular authentic Italian restaurant, tons of bars and nightlife options.

Additionally, we're a short bus or train ride away from the Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Park Slope and Williamsburg neighborhoods of Brooklyn. Some of their highlights are: Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn Academy of Music - a multi-art center with international performances and films, Brooklyn Museum, Prospect Park, Children's Museum, Zoo, Botanic Gardens, Fulton Street Mall, Atlantic Center and Barclays Center - a landmark sports and entertainment arena, home to the NBA's Brooklyn Nets.


Distance: right in front of the house

Distance: 5 minute walk
Offers: C local train
Can take you to: Downtown Brooklyn, Manhattan.

Distance: 6 minute walk
Offers: A express train, C local train
Can take you to: Downtown Brooklyn, Manhattan

Distance: Across the street
Can take you to: Children's Museum, Prospect Park

Distance: 2 blocks away
Can take you to: Along Nostrand Ave., Clinton Hill, Fort Greene,

Distance: 1 minute walk, less than 1 block
Can take you to: Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, downtown Brooklyn, further into Bedford Stuyvesant

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $25 / night after 4 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1200 /week
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $50
Check In: 12:00 AM (midnight)
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Kat&Tonye are the perfect hosts, they had a bunch of information about the city. The home was just like in the pictures, perfect for a family or a group of friends.
    Notre voyage c'est dérouler sans aucun soucis grâce à Kat&Tonye qui ont été formidable, ce sont des hôtes très impliqués que nous recommanderions à TOUS.
    Si je devais retourner a NY je les recontacterais sans hésiter.

    THANK YOU :)

    January 2014
  • The place was amazing, just what we needed and it was just as listed. They generously provided us with tons of information on the area and allowed us to use their spices/food for cooking.

    December 2013
  • Kat and Tony are very welcoming, it was a great pleasure to speak with them! They advised us on many places to see, which were perfect. The apartment is large, the beds are comfortables, and everything is available to get the best stay. I recommend this apartment to everyone, you are welcomed by an awesome couple.

    October 2013
  • I highly recommend this apartment. loved everything about it. It was spacious and the beds were really comfortable, it's just what we were looking for! Everything worked perfect and a few extra amenities. I had no problems with the area and felt very safe at the apartment. Tonye was extremely gracious and let me know to contact him if i needed anything at all. Would definitely stay here again!

    September 2013
  • We had a great stay at Kat & Tonye's place! We were welcomed by a fruit basket, some water bottles and a lot of information about shops, public transport and nice places tot have dinner.
    Thanks again for The nice stay!

    August 2013
  • Kat & Tonye could not have been more gracious! Although we never had the chance to meet in person the lines of communication were open 24/7. With all the helpful maps, coupons and NYC brochures left on the kitchen table we really had no need to contact them. We would stay here again in a heartbeat!

    May 2013
  • I can highly recommend Kat and Tonye's appartment. They were very helpful at the beginning and had many recommondations for restaurants, bars and so on.
    They were always available before the trip and answered all my questions. Very great hosts.
    The appartment is very nice and has a lot of space. It is perfect for a trip to NYC.
    The neigbourhood is quiet. At first sight we were not so sure, but there were no incidents and we felt safe.

    So it is a wonderul option to stay in NYC!

    May 2013
  • Loved staying at Kat and Tonye's apartment. They went beyond the call of duty to support us on our stay. The extra touches - travel info, area info and guidance and generally super communication really made our trip easier and very enjoyable.

    My highest recommendation

    Thank you Kat and Tonye

    March 2013
  • i would highly recommend staying at Kat and Tonye they were the most gracious hosts! we had a great stay and they helped us with every possible request. we had a short stay in NY and found Kat had printed suggestions and maps for our stay. great people and we would definately stay here again. The listing is as per the advert very warm and cosy :)
    thanks once again to Kat and Tonye.

    January 2013
  • Staying at Kat & Tonye's Brooklyn space was wonderful. They are incredibly kind and welcoming hosts who went to every extreme to make our stay as comfortable as possible. They even purchased an electric heater for us to use for our stay. They graciously let us use their Xbox and Netflix account and had a neat little box of NYC maps and guides for us to plan our visit. It was very easy to walk a few blocks to catch the C train into manhattan. The house is very cute and matches the photos. It accomodated the five of us very well (we had originally planned on 6). Two nice beds and a couch that can be adjusted into another bed provided enough places to sleep. The kitchen was also adequate for us to cook a large Thanksgiving dinner. The Xbox was a huge plus and Tonye has a good selection of games he kindly allowed us to play. This is a wonderful getaway for anyone looking for amazing hosts and a great space!

    November 2012
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Kat - doula/childbirth educator/writer Tonye - Financial analyst/budding entrepreneur
Hi! We're an outgoing and fun-loving recently married couple. Kat was born and raised here and is a true New Yorker while Tonye has been living in this city for 2 years. We are foodies who love to travel and make new friends. We love meeting new people from around the country and around the world. Please feel free to message us if you have any questions about our place, the neighborhood or New York City in general. Thanks!
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