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 and Maria were a good hosts , friendly and flexible, family atmosphere. The room was clean and large at 5 minutes from the subway . The neighborhood is safe and quiet .
A large room in quiet, safe, ethnically mixed neighborhood: Hasidic Jews, Dominicans, Mexicans, and Chinese, with a sprinkling of the whole rest of the world. The simple apartment is nice and clean. Firo was working nights, so I only saw him a bit, but he was very warm and welcoming. Maria is a lovely woman, and also very warm. It's only a few blocks to the D train, and only a few blocks to Brooklyn's Chinatown. My stay was 3 nights — I was in the city to visit my daughter and her family, who live in a tiny apartment about a mile away, so I did little at Firo and Maria's beyond sleeping and showering. My next trip to NYC is only another week away, and I would have loved to stay at Firo and Maria's place a second time, but they were already booked.
Great place! Apartment is so cute and welcoming. Firo and Maria are very warm and helpful hosts. My friend and I arrived at different times, my friend arriving very late and they were happy to stay up and make sure she got there ok. This is my second time staying at their place and will definitely look for them again if I'm ever in Brooklyn.
The place was just perfect. The room was clean and spacious. The place is conveniently located near the subway which is great if you need to get into NY. We only had the chance to meet Maria and she was very welcoming.
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!
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.