About this listing
Come stay in our cozy guestroom! Our home is PERFECT for travelers who want to explore New York without spending tons of money on a comfortable place to stay. We're also located close by the A express train, making traveling to Manhattan very easy.
We live in a spacious and cozy, 2 bedroom and 1 bathroom ground floor brownstone apartment that's handicap accessible.
This listing is for our guest room. We will occupy the master bedroom during reservations.
Our guest bedroom is warm and cozy space featuring a queen size platform bed, dresser, armchair and fan. The room also has two doors, one leading to the hallway and the other, to the living room.
*PLEASE NOTE: Our guestroom does not have any windows. For ventilation, guest are welcome to use the fan in the room, keep the door leading to the living room open in the evenings or utilize the air conditioner in the summer months. The guestroom is also very dark when both doors are closed. We provide a night light for guest.*
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.
In the bathroom is 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 guest are welcomed to all the common areas, including the bathroom, living room and kitchen.
Interaction with Guests
Since we both work full-time, during the weekdays our guest will feel as if they have the place mostly to themselves. In the evenings, we like to cook dinner and relax in the living room. This is usually the time we're available to help our guest research things to do and places to see during their stay.
Our place is situated in the heart of Brooklyn's culturally diverse and predominantly Black 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, a popular soul food restaurant, barbershop, nail salon, liquor store and about three cafes.
We're 2 blocks away from bustling Nostrand Avenue which has a wonderful lounge/restaurant, supermarket, health food store, and wine shop. We're 3 blocks from a very popular authentic brick oven Italian restaurant, tons of bars and nightlife options.
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 that is home to the NBA's Brooklyn Nets.
Distance: right in front of the house
KINGSTON THROOP SUBWAY STATION
Distance: 5 minute walk
Offers: C local train
Can take you to: Downtown Brooklyn, Manhattan.
NOSTRAND AVENUE SUBWAY STATION
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
Please respect our home and our neighbors. No cigarette smoking and no pets in the apartment. We live in a ground floor apartment that shares both the backyard and basement space. Please do not open the door to these areas.
We had a wonderful time at Kat and Tonye’s apartment. Their place was easy to find. It is a 10 min walk from the nearby subway station.
We did not meet Kat and Tonye in person, as they were traveling themselves. Therefore, we had their apartment for ourselves. Nevertheless we stayed in contact with them during our stay and they always answered our questions.
It was nice that they trusted us with all their belongings. Kat even helped us recover something we left at our friend’s house two weeks prior to our stay. That was very nice!
The apartment was clean and tidy. The guestroom offered enough space for two people.
You can be in Downtown Manhattan in about 20 Minutes with the subway. JFK airport was also easy to reach.
Special thanks to Kat and Tonye!
I had a wonderful experience staying at Kat and Tonye's place. I arrived on an early flight from Honolulu and they were nice enough to accommodate me before the 12pm check-in time. After meeting Tonye, I felt like I had known him forever! He's a very friendly and down to earth guy who really opens his home to you. He set everything up for me in order to make sure I felt comfortable. I didn't have the pleasure of meeting Kat, but she was always quick to respond via text with any questions that I had. They trusted me to have the apartment to myself while they were gone for the weekend. The location was very easy to get to from JFK airport and was close to public transportation. I would definitely stay with them again if I ever need a place to crash in Brooklyn. Mahalo nui loa for the great and easy experience.
Kat and Tony were very welcoming. They had lots of advise on good restaurants in the area etc. which was really helpful! We definitely enjoyed our stay :)
Nous sommes arrivés relativement tard à l'appartement (vers minuit) dû à un retard de notre avion et Tonye nous attendait pour nous accueillir, vraiment sympa ! Nous avons peu vu Kat et Tonye durant notre séjour car ils travaillent beaucoup et nous étions souvent partis la journée, mais les moments partagés ensemble furent très sympathiques. La chambre et l'appartement sont agréables et bien localisés dans Brooklyn. Kat et Tonye aiment NY et le font partager. Super séjour chez eux :)
Kat & Toyne är trevliga, avslappnade och tillmötesgående personer! Vi fick bra tips på aktiviteter i närheten och på rummet fanns det även en guide för lokala restauranger och mataffärer m.m. Vi kände oss alltid välkomna och uppskattade! Rummet var fint med bra ventilation. Området ligger dock långt ifrån Manhattan, dock vägde Kat & Toynes gästvänlighet och sköna stämning upp transporteringssträckan med råge! Överlag en högst bra vistelse och rekommenderas starkt av oss!
My boyfriend and I had 3 wonderful nights with these guys. Our stay was great: nice room, friendly hosts, clean apartment & a attractive neighborhood with lots of restaurants and bars.
Highlight on our last evening: Tonye went out to buy some pineapple and coconut to make Piña Colada, just because I sad I would like to drink one.. What a gentlemen :)
We recommend Kat & Tonye to everybody.
Kat and Tonya are both great people. It was such a great experience to stay with them. My husband and I spent 4 nights there, felt like a home for the whole time. The location is close to the train station and bus stops, takes short time to go to any directions. Parking free on the street. Delicious neighbor food. Love our time in Brooklyn, can't wait to go back.
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