Enjoy the beautiful rooftop view of the Manhattan Skyline, chill on the balcony, and relax in this totally spacious, affordable spot! 3 blocks from the subway, and 20 minutes from both JFK and LGA by cab. Best value you'll find in NYC!
Rooftop with an amazing view of the city, and a balcony in the apartment itself as well! I moved in in November of 2012 after spending a few years in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan, and am very happy.
We have two bedrooms available for rental, both a good size, one set up with a full size bed, and the second with a twin bed and a foldout couch, so we can comfortably accommodate up to 4 people. There's a nice, new elevator in our newly renovated building, and heating and air conditioning units that can be adjusted to your preference in each room.
We have a beautiful kitchen with all new appliances, a bathtub with Jacuzzi jets, and again a balcony all our own. :)
We also have ample street parking, which is generally easily accessible (and free) if you choose to drive!
Guests should expect me to be available to help with whatever their travel needs may be, and they should expect to be encouraged to drink wine/other booze that may be hanging out in our kitchen.
Neighborhood is awesome in my opinion - not overrun by hipsters yet, but some fun cafes, dive bars, consignment shops, etc.
The J/M/Z are blocks away, getting you into Manhattan in 15 minutes or so. L is also accessible. The apartment is also a convenient 20 minute taxi ride (assuming traffic is normal) from both LGA and JFK airports.
The place is great because the apartment is really nice, the rooftop access is pretty sick, and you can reach any part of the city you'd like to visit from our place with relative ease. Would love to host you!
Guests are more than welcome to eat and drink anything in the kitchen, to cook, to smoke on the balcony or on the roof, to sleep in late, to come home wasted, to use the spare laptop chilling out just for them - to generally take in all things New York! You're more than welcome to cook in the kitchen and use the living room area for whatever you like!
Interaction with Guests
As NYC law dictates, I live in the apartment, but I travel like 4 months out of the year, so it's not uncommon for a guest to book a private room and end up having the full apartment to herself at the cheapest rate. Other times I'll be in one of the bedrooms if I'm in town, and occasionally, on the couch. I'm pretty chill, and am more than happy to give you whatever space you need - I want you to love your stay!
Bushwick is artistic and gritty and gentrifying and it has dive bars that I love, and the best pizza you can find in New York, at Roberta's. There's a 24-hour organic grocery story right next to the subway, and great, home-y brunch places, like Little Skips. I truly love my neighborhood.
Yep! It's 3 blocks to the J, M or Z trains. Street parking is free and easy as well, and my place is a 20 minute cab ride from both LGA and JFK.
Other Things to Note
Please also read any books you feel like grabbing, and let me know if you need anything! I want to do whatever I can to make sure that you enjoy your stay!
No smoking inside, but you're welcome to head up to the roof or out on the balcony to do so. Though we love pets, we unfortunately don't host any. Late arrivals are generally very okay, I would just ask that expectations are managed and communication is as clear as possible regarding when you'll arrive so that I can be sure to be awake and available to make your arrival as smooth as possible. Please note that this listing is for a private room, rather than for the full apartment, and that it's illegal in New York to host on Airbnb in a space in which the host doesn't also live, which means I'll be in and out (and will sometimes sleep on the living room couch). Other than that, have fun!!
Omg. What a great spot!!! Right in the thick of Bushwick only right around the corner from the el stop. Rachel was on point and was ready for me. She let me have to place to myself even though she was around. I couldn't be more grateful for her hospitality. Stay here and be nice and comfortable.
Rachel was really nice and the placw was great comfy and very home-like. Near to the train station and many delis and shops nearbh! Had a very pleasant stay
Our host was VERY accommodating and also responds quickly to any questions/comments/concerns. My brother and I had some flight issues and she let him check-in much earlier than anticipated. She gave us free reign of the place, even putting post-it notes up letting us know we could help ourselves to food & drinks. It is a beautiful apartment in an awesome part of Brooklyn. We explored the neighborhood, late night (while it was snowing!) and never felt unsafe. The balcony and roof are really nice touches as me, my brother, and friend are all smokers. I would recommend her to anyone.
Rachel was awesome very friendly and accommodating. Her apartment as nice and as described in the listing. Would totally recommend to a friend. 10/10
Beautiful place! Rachel was super helpful when we had questions and everything went very smoothly. Would love to stay here again next time we're in Brooklyn!
Apartment was great! Quick return time for messages and emails. Loved the rooftop. Big comfy couch and everything you'd need in the apartment.
Rachel was very easy to get a hold of first and foremost. The apt unit is VERY close to transit-elevated train. The apartment was clean and I couldn't be more pleased with the flexibility given with our special circumstance of needing different check-in and check-out times. Thanks Rachel!
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I'm a 30-year-old tech startup entrepreneur - I founded a company that embeds microlending in mobile games, so that as people play, they can help out micro-entrepreneurs in East Africa, and eventually in other places. We're currently in 2 games, will be in 2 more in the next 3 weeks, and like 50 more in the pipeline. We want to transform the definition of gaming so that it always includes social good.
Prior to launching the startup, I made a global documentary about the impact of microlending on women, which was shot on four continents. I used to be a Futures/Equities Trader and left my job to launch this passion project.
I love meeting new people. I love novelty. I think part of my purpose it to do what I can to make the world a better place for women to live, because then it will be a better place for us all.
I'm a low key guest - I love wandering around and exploring a place on my own. As a host, I'd love to help you out and get you acclimated to whatever extent makes you feel comfortable. My schedule is generally fairly flexible, so I'd be happy to invite you alone as I'm doing whatever I do in the city, and I'm also happy to give you space to explore on your own - it's whatever you'd prefer. Would love to host you!