About this listing
We have a large, sunny room available in beautiful Brooklyn. Enjoy easy transportation to all areas of New York City & Long Island or stay local with a short walk to all of Brooklyn's best bars and restaurants. Apartment is clean, cozy & quiet and the room is huge.
The apartment is situated on a quiet block in between Carroll Gardens and Park Slope, Brooklyn.
The room available for rent is big, about 13' by 13' and gets lots of natural sunlight. The room has a full-size bed with a brand new mattress that comfortably sleeps 2 people, with a twin size mattress available for additional guests. The room has a dresser and some shelf space for storage as well as a TV. The room is on the street-side of the apartment so can be loud during the day but normally quiets down at night.
There is a shared living room/office that has a couch & desk space for eating or work. There's also a closet for additional clothing & shoe storage.
The kitchen is on the smaller side, though there is plenty of counter space, a large refrigerator, a gas stove & table that seats two people for dining.
The bathroom has a full size shower and is relatively small but clean and bright.
Guests have access to a full bathroom and kitchen.
We provide all kitchen utensils and dishes, towels and bedding, an air conditioner in the summertime.
Interaction with Guests
We both work a lot - often very early mornings or late nights, so we're not home too much and are generally just relaxing when we are home.
We don't really have enough time to show everyone around, but we do love to hang out with our guests whenever possible and go out for dinner or drinks together.
We remain in close contact with some of our guests and hope to remain friends with everyone who stays with us!
Our neighborhood is called Gowanus. It's about a 10 minute walk to both Carroll Gardens and Park Slope, two neighborhoods that are filled with bars, restaurants, music venues and retail areas.
Right below the apartment is Runner and Stone, an acclaimed bakery & restaurant so getting your coffee & pastries bright and early is no problem. There's a great bar right across the street and several eateries & venues in the neighborhood. Also the best pie in New York - Four and Twenty Blackbirds is 7 blocks away!
We are one block from the R train, which connects you to lower Manhattan.
We are 10 blocks from the Atlantic Terminal, where you can catch the 2, 3, 4, 5, N, Q, R, B, D, and Long Island Railroad
The F and G trains are 7 blocks away, connecting you to the Lower East Side and North Brooklyn.
We do not have any pets, and generally we don't allow them;
We expect guests to be respectful of the space and clean up after themselves.
We do not allow smoking in the apartment.
View of the small share living room/office space. There is a closet in here for more clothing storage
This was a real home away from home. One of the cleanest airbnb experiences I have had. A very comfortable bed and very large room with a separate toilet included. The apartment is in a great location with Union Street Station around the corner. The lovely coffee shop next door to the apartment was really great.
Brittany and Travis were lovely and helpful hosts. A 5* experience.
We (a couple) stayed with Brittany and Travis for two months over the new year.
The hosts -
Travis & Brittany are absolutely lovely, more than accommodating should we need anything and happy to give advice on things to do/places to go.
The location -
Based right on the fringe of the industrial Gowanus and family friendly Park Slope. We never felt unsafe walking around and it is a 2 minute walk to the R/N train at Union station which will get you anywhere you need to go. It's a 10 minute walk from many great restaurants and bars either towards 5th Ave in Park Slope one way or Smith St the other way.
The apartment -
The only space we had was the bedroom (which is large and has a toilet within it), shared bathroom and shared basic kitchen. If there is more than one of you on the booking the cost ends up incredibly pricey for a long stay and the extra $13 per day for more than one guest is not at all justified.
- Wifi: Works well, however it doesn't work well in the bedroom so we had to linger in the kitchen when we needed to use it.
- Bathroom: Big enough, and we never really had any clashes while using it due to different schedules, however it wasn't cleaned once during our stay, and towards the end it looked so filthy we didn't feel comfortable not wearing shoes while being in there. There are many stains and the sink was always surrounded with hair/beard trimmings. Toilet paper was often a rarity, and we ended up having to buy our own as we couldn't rely on any being available at all times.
Kitchen: This was a letdown for us personally as after months of travelling we were looking forward to being settled and able to have home cooked meals which we didn't end up doing once. The fridge is available to store goods which is great. We were under the impression that there would be a full kitchen, however, after checking in we realised there is no microwave or toaster available and the crockery, stove and oven are consistently dirty meaning we ate out a lot more than we expected. I don't think we once saw the sink empty as it was always filled with dirty dishes which were sometimes left there for weeks at a time. This became incredibly frustrating as we would have to wash our bowls and cutlery before using them, then after using them, then before using them again because they've been used and not washed afterwards almost every day.
Heating: Works great.
The environment as a whole has a very college feel granted cleanliness is dismal. While it wasn't a "home away from home" for us, it was a roof over our head at a busy period in NY that we are thankful for.
Thank you for the review Laurel and Brad. It’s very helpful to read what we can improve upon as hosts.
I apologize that the space was not kept as clean as we would have liked to keep it and that you felt let down by the size/layout of the kitchen. It is certainly not our intention to make anyone feel mislead or deceived by the pictures.
For those of you who are hoping to stay with us, please know that the communal areas are not very large. This is very much a New York City apartment, with a small kitchen and bathroom with limited windows and counter space. We do our best to keep these areas clean and accessible for everyone staying with us, however (especially with multiple guests) we cannot do it alone.
When renting out the room for longer periods, we ask that everyone pitch in to help keep the space clean. While we are technically the hosts, we unfortunately do not run a hotel and it’s very important that everyone do their part to keep it tidy. We very much consider our air bnb guests to be our roommates and expect some help in maintaining the apartment.
So if you’re looking for a situation with more amenities, or if you’re traveling with multiple people and are hoping for large communal areas, this apartment is probably not for you. There are airbnbs in our neighborhood that cater more to those needs, but will be much pricier. If you’re looking for an affordable, cozy space with hospitable people in a great neighborhood, then our apartment is for you!
Thanks again, I hope this is helpful for future bookings. Wishing you all the best Laurel and Brad!
- Britt & Travis
I stayed four months in Travis and Birttany's appartment.
They are very kind an quiet people. I would reccomend them for everybody.
The appartment is very well located and equiped. The personal restroom is very convenient.Owners very friendly and warm, they have always been good advice for me to discover the city.
Je garde un excellent souvenir de ce séjour dans un appartement très bien situé avec deux propriétaires sympathiques et chaleureux.
I had a very enjoyable stay with Travis & Brittany. Although I hardly saw them, as I was out a lot and we had different schedules, they were always contactable and responsive to text messages if I had questions. The neighbourhood was great - halfway between the more hipster Gowanus area and posh / family-friendly Park Slope, with the subway easily accessible. Will be even better once the R tunnel re-opens in autumn! The room was nice & big with plenty of storage and space for 3, with a spare mattress. Would definitely go back next time!
Was there for 3 months. Had Absolute fun. Great location. These guys are awesome. Couldn't have asked for anything better.
This was my first airbnb experience and my biggest concern was who I would be living with. That being said, Travis and Brittany are EXTREMELY cool and very down to Earth. I look forward to remaining friends with them for years to come. They are very mindful of providing as comfortable of an environment as possible.
The bed was quite comfortable and the A/C came in handy during the muggy NYC Summer.
This room is an INCREDIBLE price for NYC, but if this is your first time living in NYC, you will definitely be shocked with how far (OR NOT) your money will go for your housing in this city.
Apartment is very close to train(s) as well as great shopping and dining to the East and West. Was able to get to Manhattan in about 15 minutes whenever needed.
Nice rooftop access as well.
Would definitely be open to staying with them again.
I had a great times in this apartment with Brittany and Travis.
First of all because i have been in many places trought airbnb, there are a few things that every customer needs to know about one place to be and enjoy.These are the follows;
THE ROOM is big,bright,clean and charm with a comfortable and queen size bed, big closets and finally a small toilet but enought for your needs.also they will give you clean lines and blankets.
THE APARTMENT is nice, a good kitchen with everything that you will need to cook, bid fridge with space for your food.
THE LOCATION, is great, two blocks from a subway station that will takes less than 20 m to Manhattan. Is a new growing and safe area with young people, nice restaurants, bars, delis, stores and is also very close to one of the most comercial areas in Brooklyn the fifth avenue in park slope, wich is near to the prospect park.
THE ROOMATES: Brittany and Travis are the best hosts that you can imagine, very friendly, laid back, charming, they will help you with everything that you will need, also recommend you good places to go in brooklyn and Manhattan. They work a lot but they are always open to talk with you and if they have time you can take a good coffe/tea or drink with them and enjoy with interesting conversations. In conlusion they are real and very good guys.
For all these reasons i highly recommend their place to other visitors in Brooklyn.
About the Host, Travis And Brittany
We are a young couple, both working in restaurants and bars in New York City. We travel as much as possible, but more than anything we spend time here, exploring and getting to know our city.