About This Listing
Spacious, quiet and clean fully furnished bedroom in a 2-bedroom apartment. Bedroom contains a full-sized bed (sleeps 2), a desk and chair, computer, television (cable) and free Wi-Fi access (should you bring along your own laptop/device).
Guests will have full access to the living room, kitchen and bathroom. You may use the kitchen to cook your meals, but please ensure to clean up after yourself(selves).
The apartment is located on the 1st floor of a multi-unit apartment building, in a very calm and quiet residential neighborhood. Very close to transportation (metro/subway and bus), cafes, bars, shopping, laundromat, dry cleaners, hospital (Maimonides Hospital).
You will be steps (less than five minute walk) away from Sunset Park, which is located on the second highest point in Brooklyn, and boasts magnificent panoramic views (namely southern Brooklyn & lower Manhattan). 30 minute subway ride into Manhattan (Wal Street, Chinatown, Little Italy, SoHo, Greenwich Village, Union Square).
Please respect the premises and apartment contents; treat the space as if it were your own.
No smoking in apartment.
Firo good hosts. Room large and close to the subway. Use of the kitchen is not convenient. Taxi from the airport cost us $ 70, but back to the airport Firo helped us call a taxi and it saved us money, just 40$. Thanks!
The room is large and comfortable, close to the subway, the family friendly. Thank you for a good reception.
Secure neighborhood (jewish), close to subway. Big bedroom, hot water and they were very kind by giving a space in the fridge and sharing things like sugar or salt. They gave us some recommendations which help us during the trip and also to eat near the house. Maria was very kind with my little 5 months son and she babysat our baby for one night while we went to Broadway.
Few things we didn't like. It's supossed to be Bed & Breakfast but they just offered us coffee on the first day. Second, you get charged 5 dollars per day as cleaning fee, but they never cleaned our room, we stayed 7 days, so $35 for nothing.
After those things, we just needed the room to fall sleep as soon as we arrived to the house, so it was what we were looking for.
Thanks for the hospitality.
My room was spacious, clean, and comfortable. My hosts were gracious, helpful, and unobtrusive. During my three night stay, our paths seldom crossed. The neighborhood, like most of Brooklyn, is an incredible mix of cultures - and all the better for it. Parking can be difficult, but I was able to leave my car on the other side of town for the first two days, and on the last night parked in a garage recommended by Firo. Access to the Metro is very easy; there are stations for both the R and D lines within a 15 minute walk of the apartment. Both have booths staffed 24 hours a day. Be sure to download the Metro app to your smart phone and/or pick up a free system map at the station. I did a lot of walking and never felt apprehensive about it, whatever the time of day or wherever in Brooklyn I happened to be. A terrific experience that I would gladly repeat.
About the Host, Porfirio Firo & Maria
My name is Porfirio, but you may call me "Firo" (FEE-ROH). I am a small business owner in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn, NY where I also live with my wife, Maria. We love our neighborhood, and have lived here for over 20 years. We raised our children in our humble home, and now that our children are all grown and have moved away, we are opening our home to world travelers.