Quiet Bedroom Close to Everything

Apartment - Private room · Tompkins Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206, United States

The Space

A quiet private bedroom in a nice big loft just 1 block from the Subway. Wifi, a living room with cable television, and linens are included. The home is pet-free, has a backyard and is a quick 2-4 stop train ride from all the hip, young Brooklyn neighborhoods, including Williamsburg, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill and Greenpoint. For those arriving by car there is ample on street parking directly in front of the unit (twice a week cars must be moved in the morning for 1 and a half hours, as is the case in nearly all NYC neighborhoods).

There are 2 permanent residents in this 3 bedroom, 2 art studio, 1 art gallery, converted loft space. I've lived here for 5 years since graduating with a Master's Degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. This is not like some other more affordable listings on this and other sites, we do not rent multiple rooms, we rent 1 of our 2 extra bedrooms and on rare occasions may have out of town friends come for a few days and stay in the third bedroom.

As an Artist who has lived in Brooklyn for 5 years I can point you towards a number of excellent places to eat and experience both in Brooklyn as well as the other boroughs. My specialties include Art Galleries/Museums, Craft Beer spots and the best Pizza places.

In the direct vicinity of the apartment is a great bodega (10 feet away with an great beer selection and the best $2.50 bacon egg and cheese sandwich you've had in your life), an excellent bar (2 blocks away, be sure to try their excellent Sazerac), the best donut shop in the city (Dough,10 minutes or so away; Donuts are not healthy, don't think about it -just try the chocolate chipotle or the blood orange donut and tell me that it's not heaven).

In addition to it being a block to the G-line subway, it is a 5 minute walk up the street to the JMZ subway line that will take you into the Lower East Side/Bowery/Soho quick and efficiently. Once considered to be seedy and dangerous, the Lower East Side is a great place to have a drink or check out a contemporary Art gallery (newly reopened DCKT, Salon 94 or Dodge Gallery) or the New Museum. And if shopping is more your style the young hip Bowery neighborhood shops bleed right into the fashion Stalwart SoHo. If you find yourself tired at the end of your day a yellow cab from the Lower East Side/Soho back to the apartment usually comes in at less than 20 dollars.

The best thing about this property is the fact that it's the best of both worlds. It's an urban loft space with an Art gallery and studios, but you also have a nice, modern living room with a private bedroom downstairs. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me. -Milton

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $550 /week
Cleaning Fee: $10
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • First off, I really enjoyed my stay at Milton's apartment. It's a very charming and spacious art gallery-living space with a great living room area. Milton and his girlfriend Libby are a nice couple and super helpful with directions and transportation options. Their place is very close to a train station. I stayed for four days and met Libby on the first day. She was very warm and even offered to cook me dinner one night because my dinner with a friend had canceled. The room I stayed in is very spacious and quiet with rustic touches. The bed was very comfortable. The area is an up-and-coming community. I felt fine walking through town, and that's a lot coming from an Angeleno. A great value for the space and especially if you want to explore Brooklyn. I would stay again, if given the opportunity.

    October 2013
  • We rented the place last minute because of a cancellation of a previous booking and we were grateful to find it. Milton is completely easygoing, posing no problems at all and was willing to help or attend our questions. The place is big, the room is quiet (a really good point) and clean (in fact, cleaner than the rest of the place...). It was not our first choice for location, connection to Manhattan is a bit slow (line G was having problems), especially when coming back late at nights (Saturday night we couldn't find a cab that wanted to go there). In general, it was ok, maybe a bit overpriced, but if might worth, especially if you benefit Milton's disposition to help (we didn't much cause we basically wanted a place to sleep)

    September 2013
  • Such a great stay. I've stayed other Airbnb places in Boston and Chicago, and this one blows the others out of the water. We were greeted (and accommodated for a tentative arrival time) by Milton outside the gallery space, given the lay of the land, and told to make ourselves at home.

    Did I mention this place is a gallery as well? So great.

    The space is quiet and comfortable, with wi-fi and secure entrances to the house. The room is downstairs with plenty of space for your belongings.

    The hosts were beyond gracious, offering suggestions for places to eat and where to go while in town. Not to mention incredibly accommodating with suggestions about how to get around in lieu of the hurricane.

    I'm never getting a hotel in NY again. This space is incredible. Add in the fact you get WAY MORE ROOM, get a pleasant host, and have a back patio to lounge on and the price is less than half... No brainer.

    November 2012
  • A DIY loft space in North Bed-Stuy, the area, while a bit rough around the edges transforms quickly to accommodate all "hipster-esque" necessities. Milton and Libby are welcoming hosts who opened their spacious home to us including use of their TV (with On Demand), kitchen tools and condiments. The room itself is below ground and can be described as a cave of a getaway from the lively sounds of Brooklyn. Warmed by a space heater and blankets, the room became a cosy, unusual nook.

    During our 12 day stay, we quickly felt like roommates with the couple, feeling comfortable to come and go as we pleased and use any of the spaces provided to our leisure. Our relations were amicable; the four of us worked out seamlessly.

    The space while full of art work, supplies, and structural projects, was quite livable and relatively clean. A great option for young people, we throughly enjoyed our stay.

    October 2012
  • My stay here was excellent. The hosts provided a quiet and clean room in their two floor appartment. The hosts were really friendly, inviting and provided good input on places to visit. The place is located approx. 4 minutes (walk) away from a metro station on the "G" line (Myrtle-Willoghby) I can stronlgy recomend this place.

    October 2012
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Kansas City Art Institute, Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University
Tompkins Projects
I moved into this apartment 5 years ago and built out the rooms on both floors. The apartment is full of artwork by me, and my girlfriend Libby, as well as by friends and mentors of mine. As a host I like to stay out of the way for the most part. I know people are in the city to sight-see, or look for an apartment, etc. The bedroom we rent is clean, quieter than 95% of the other apartments in NYC, and close to public transportation. At first I was kind of skeptical about Airbnb, but so far we've had guests that are clean, quiet and respectful. I am not on Airbnb to have people stay at our place to be loud and disrespectful to the neighbors. Having a beer or 2 before or after going out is fine, but don't bring the party home with you. And have a great time visiting NYC.
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