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.
My partner and I had an excellent 4-day stay at Kat and Tonye's apartment! Kat was unfortunately away during most of our time in NYC, but Tonye proved a very friendly and welcoming host. We had a blast sharing our favourite movie, TV shows and books with each other, and even got to check out a Mac and Cheeze takedown in Brooklyn (which Tonye competed in!!). Kat and Tonye are two super lovely and wicked hosts, and their home is located near enough to the subway that it was very easy for us to get everywhere we wanted to be. 100% recommend!
Kat and Tonye were great hosts! Can def recommend them and their house to everyone. Awesome experience in all together!
Kat und Tonye waren klasse Gastgeber! Wir haben uns richtig wohl bei ihnen gefühlt. Vom gemeinsamen Essen, über einen Filmabend, stundenlange Gesprächen bei gutem Wein und Nachos, bis zu den großartigen Restaurant und Highlight-Tipps war es für uns ein unvergesslicher Besuch der Stadt die niemals schläft. Die Unterkunft war sehr schön und Kat und Tonye haben sehr herzlich und offen in ihrer Wohnung aufgenommen. Ich würde die beiden sofort wieder besuchen.
Immediately after booking, Kat and Tonye sent a welcoming email with places to eat around Brooklyn along with places to visit. They were always very quick to respond back to all my emails/texts as well! They are both great people and hosts. They made my boyfriend and I feel very welcomed. We often would spend some time with them in their living room at the end of the day having great conversation (my boyfriend and I shared a lot in common with Kat and Tonye!) before hitting the sheets and calling it a night.
The room is exactly how it looks in the pictures. Kat and Tonye provided a guest binder with information about check-in and check-out, as well as directions on how to get to their favorite restaurants (we tried about two out of the four they recommended). They also provided us with towels for showering.
Kat and Tonye's place is very close to the subway station (0.3miles away), and a straight 20-25 minute ride to Manhattan. It was not hard to find their place as well, especially being a tourist in NY. The picture they provide on the location of their place was helpful to look at.
Overall, our stay with Kat and Tonye was very pleasant. My boyfriend and I were both new to the airbnb thing, so we didn't know what to expect for our stay. Staying with Kat and Tonye made our experience feel very safe and welcoming. Without hesitation, we would totally stay with them if ever we are in NY again!
Great hosts! Very accommodating. Though the area may seem a little rough around the edges it's very safe. Tonye and Kat are a wonderful couple who engaged us when we wanted and gave us privacy when we needed it. Their space is very neat and clean and they are conveniently located near a train and bus stop. My only regret is not having enough time to hangout with them. I'm looking forward to staying again on our next trip to NYC. Thank you guys nothing but the highest praise!!!
I was glad to met they are couple, very kind people. I had fun in NYC, thanks again Tony & Kat
Kat&Tonye are an amazing Couple.Nice And welcoming. Their house is 7 minutes walking distance on Fultron and the A/C trains had my boy-friend and I to the city in 26min. But... But their apartment is NOT as per photos. There is not light at all and it is not clean. Also, they asked to us to make the bed For the next guest.
We sincerely apologize that you were disappointed with our apartment. There is a note on our listing about the guestroom being dark due to not having windows. As far as the cleanliness of our home, we can definitely make sure that we improve on it. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.
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