About this listing
My clean, comfy duplex has quick access to Prospect Park, the beach and city--try the best jerk chicken in Bklyn and be in Manhattan in 20 minutes!
I actually have 4 rooms available in my 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom duplex--if this room is unavailable, see the other listings:
Please note that our rates vary.
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The apartment is located in Prospect Lefferts Gardens / Flatbush, just steps to Prospect Park and close to the Brooklyn Library, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Zoo!
The apartment is a duplex (2 floors). This rental room, two full bathrooms (both shared), kitchen and living room are located on the ground floor.
Each bedroom (13' x 10') has a full-sized bed, dresser and closet.
* Free access to 1 bicycle for riding in Prospect Park (no lock)
* Kitchen and living room - please clean up after yourselves
* There is a shelf for you to keep food items.
* French Press and Loose Tea Teapot
* Free WiFi (please bring your own computer)
* Towels & sheets
* Laundromat one block away
* Come and go as you wish
Check in/out times are flexible, I do my best to accommodate our guests. I will either meet you at the apartment or leave you a key in the lockbox outside. Check-in time for the bedroom is 2pm and Check-out time is 11am. However, if you have an earlier arrival or later departure time, you are welcome to leave your luggage in the living room and use the apartment for the day.
The guests have access to the ground level of the apartment, which has 2 bathrooms, a kitchen and a living room.
Interaction with Guests
I am around in the morning before work and evening after work. I love interacting with my guests!
I am located in Prospect Lefferts Gardens / Flatbush, just steps to Prospect Park and close to the Brooklyn Library, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Zoo!
The neighborhood is culturally diverse, with a mix of people from the Caribbean islands.
Within walking distance:
-Prospect Park - 0.3 mi away (6 min walk) - 5k outer walking/biking loop, lots of trails, ice skating rink, Farmer's Market each Saturday.
-"Celebrate Brooklyn" concert series in Prospect Park all summer long! $3 suggested entrance fee.
-Brooklyn Zoo - 20 min walk or quick bus or train ride
-Brooklyn Botanic Gardens - 15 min walk or quick bus or train ride. Closest entrance on corner of Flatbush Ave and Empire Bvld. Free entrance Tues all day and Saturday before 12 noon
-Brooklyn Museum - next to Botanic Garden - "First Saturdays" - free 1st Sat evening of the month
-Grocery store 2 minutes from apartment
-Our neighborhood is diverse. Restaurants--some of the best Jerk Chicken spots in NY (Peppa's on Flatbush and Fisherman's Cove on Church). Also great Indian and Dominican restaurants!
-Park Slope and Windsor Terrace are great for cute, trendy restaurants and shopping. They are a walk across the park or a short bus or subway ride away.
Close by bus or train:
-Brooklyn Academy of Music - (films, opera, theater, concerts)
-Brooklyn Boulders Rock Climbing Gym
-Gowanus - Artist studios, light manufacturing
-Brooklyn Heights - Famous view of Manhattan from the walking promenade seen in many movies.
-DUMBO - Many art galleries and artist studios located right between the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge, waterfront park
-Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island (by free ferry from Manhattan!)
Trains: Q (5 min walk), B (10 min walk), 2/5 (9 min walk); 3, 4, A, C, N, R, D, and F all available by transfer. About 20 mins to lower Manhattan or Coney Island and 45 mins to Uptown Manhattan. The NYC MTA subway/buses run all night long.
Please remove shoes (with NYC grime!) upon entering. During quiet hours (11pm-9am) please keep your voices down. Be respectful, tidy and communicate your needs. I will do the same :)
Johns place was awesome. My best long term stay on airbnb! Johns place was just as described. John was super friendly and really accommodating, and always willing to help and give suggestions of the best places in the area. He even took me and the other two room mates for a memorable night on the town. A house filled with great people, with some really great conversation. Awesome stay
My brother and I stayed for a few weeks while sightseeing New York. The neighborhood is a bit into the meat of Brooklyn but Q is within 3-5 mins and 2/3 line is within 7 mins, making it an easy trip to anywhere in Manhattan (30 mins to union square). But what we liked the most about the stay was that it felt like we were staying at a friend's house for vacation -- we frequently had lively discussions about a wide range of topics in late into the night in the common area. A total of three rooms share two bathrooms but this was never an issue, and the place is well maintained in general.
* Miyoung: Hi, John! Thanks again for the stay, we miss it already! Hope you are planning another exciting bike trip :)
* Taeyoung: Not just as a guest, but as a friend, I had a great time. Next time when I am back (and I am getting there, you know!), be prepared for our next ping pong match. I'll hit you up when in New York, thanks so much for the experience and memory.
Was great staying with John! We didn't met Gina, she was traveling. But our experience was great! The house is really prepared for guests, and it's really comfortable. It was our first experience and we are very happy with it! John always was helpful with tips and suggestions for places to go, don't hesitate to ask him, he's always glad to help his guests.
My boyfriend and I stayed in Gina and John's place for four nights before Christmas and we both enjoyed this experience very much! The house is very convenient - 2 min walk to Q train which takes you almost everywhere (with the 24hour subway in NYC, what is the difference from living in Manhattan?!). The room is warm, clean, comfy, very decent size for two people. You never have to wait to use the bathroom - almost feel like a private bathroom; and the host provide all kinds of hygiene products you may need. The host is very welcoming and easy going. We didn't talk very much but they gave the instructions and tips very clearly. I would definitely recommend this place!
I was very well received Gina and John are great people and great hosts, recommend it to everyone and will return one day! thank you
Gina and John were so welcoming! It was cool to see the welcome signs/notes when we arrived, making it apparent they were excited to have us and their other guests there. One morning, John gave us advice to take a stroll through the Prospect Park, which is close by. John also let us borrow some umbrellas when it started to rain. Then another evening, Gina chatted with us about our trip. They are so kind, welcoming and attentive hosts. I would definitely recommend coming back to stay with them.
Also, the apartment/rooms/bathroom are EXACTLY as pictured on the site. It was great to see that - no surprises. Everything was clean and organized, especially in the bathroom, so you knew what toiletries you can use.
Overall, great experience with Airbnb, especially since this was my first time using it. Thank you so much, Gina & John!
My wife and I had our first Airbnb experience in Gina's place. She is a very responsible and trustable person. The room we had stayed was clean and cozy. Although she wasn't at home while we were staying, being always available on phone, she was always in a way there whenever we needed. If you love Brooklyn, this is a very convenient place to stay.
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About the Host, Gina
I am a Massage Therapist, Colon Hydrotherapist and Yoga Teacher (ExhaleHealingArts). I commute to work via the handmade Bamboo Bicycle I built. I am active--swimming, traveling, hiking, music, you name it! I moved to NYC after living in Rincon, Puerto Rico (10 yrs!) where I surfed, worked and built an Earthdome on my 5-acre property. I now split my time between the two places :)
Look forward to meeting you :)