Sunny Rm, bike, Prospect Park!

Apartment - Private room · Clarkson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226, United States
Gina
Your host, Gina
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The Space

We actually have 3 rooms available in our 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom duplex--if this room is unavailable, see the other listings:
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/502309
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/786053

Please note that our rates vary.

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We are 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 and the rooms are located on the ground floor. We are a quiet, respectful and friendly couple with 1 medium-sized dog named Boo, who spends most of her days outside, in the sunny yard.

Each bedroom (13' x 10') has a full-sized bed and closet.

Amenities:
* Free access to 2 bicycles for neighborhood exploring (no locks)
* 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
* Massage, Yoga and Colonics available with Gina

Come and go as you wish.

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The area:

Within walking distance:

-Prospect Park - 0.3 mi away (6 min walk) - 5 k around with pathways within and Farmer's Mkt each Saturday.
-"Celebrate Brooklyn" concert series in Prospect Park all summer long! $3 suggested entrance fee!
-Brooklyn Zoo - 20 min walk or quick bike, bus or train ride
-Brooklyn Botanic Gardens - 15 min walk or quick bike, 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 quick bike or short subway ride away.

Within biking distance 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.

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Check-in/Check-out:

Check in times will vary depending upon my work schedule. If I have the day off, guests are welcome to check in anytime in the afternoon or possibly sooner if they ask me ahead of time. If I am working (my work schedule varies from week to week, so it's hard to determine if I will be working on a particular day or not) then check in will be before 9am and after 7pm, unless I can arrange to have a friend let you into the apartment. Please let me know as soon as you can as to the time you would like to check in during your stay and I will do everything I can to accommodate you.

If I have a new set of guests coming in the day that you are scheduled to check out, I ask that you be out of the bedroom by 9am. You're welcome to leave luggage in the apartment, however, but I need access to the bedroom to change sheets and clean. If there are no guests coming in that day then you're welcome to stay as long as you need.

We look forward to meeting you!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 1
Extra people: $5 / night after the first guest
Security Deposit: $250
Cleaning Fee: $40
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

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  • We had a great stay at Gina`s and John`s apartment. Boo is the nicest dog in the world, everything was clean, the room was big enough, even for the 2 of us, and Gina and John always made sure that everything was alright. The Prospect Park right around the corner is just awesome. If you have any questions never mind asking them. We`d like to come back sometime!

    June 2014
  • Our travel to NYC was amazing and being in this beautiful apartment was the best decision ever we made. Gina, John & Boo are great hosts! We felt like home. They are very friendly, communicatives and you can (email hidden) talk with them. If you don't have plans for getting around ask John, he would fix it!
    The apartment was located in a nice neighborhood (secure, many stores open until late at night) very close to the magnificent Prospect Park (designed by the same guys who made Central Park) and Train station (where you can take the Q to everywhere and get Manhattan in 30 minutes).
    The apartment is perfect and the room it was flawless for us. You have access to the kitchen, a confortable living room, two bathrooms, bikes, fast wireless internet, books and Boo's belly! (Boo is the most adorable dog over the earth).
    We spent two weeks and we would come back again for sure. I would recommend this place with no doubt, thank you guys

    * Y hablan perfecto español !

    June 2014
  • I spent 9 nights at Gina and John's house and was very well pleased. My room was nice and the bed was comfortable. Great hospitality. Great location: a block and a half from the subway and Prospect park. Plus, they let me ride their bike, which was a big plus for me. I'd stay there again in a heartbeat!!! Thanks again!

    June 2014
  • We had a very nice stay at Gina's house. We were allowed free usage of the living room and that was fun because it was a very cosy room.
    The only minor t thing I could say is that our bed which had a mates that was quite hard and that was hard on my bones. Other than that I absolutely cannot find fault them.

    May 2014
  • Gina et John sont très accueillants, prenez le temps de discuter quelques minutes avec eux afin de connaitre la ligne de métro qui va le mieux , les visites a faire (Bethel Gospel Academy a Harlem) John est pur produit de NY, il saura vous conseiller au mieux.
    Ils sont tous deux charmants, parlent un très bon espagnol (au cas ou), et si vous avez peur des chiens, ne craignez pas Boo, elle est très gentille et discrète.
    Le quartier est moyennement animé, populaire, de nombreuses familles caribéennes, de petites échoppes ou aller attraper sandwich , boissons, même a des heures tardives. Ce n'est clairement pas la ou on fait du tourisme, mais on a la un aspect diffèrent de NY, moins bling bling que Manhattan, "true Brooklyn".
    Il y a 2 salles de bains disponibles, la chambre est nickel, juste ce qu'il faut pour dormir, vu que le reste du temps vous serez en ballade! 10 minutes maximum de l'arrêt de métro le plus proche, et ensuite , environ 25 minutes pour être a Manhattan, selon si vous prenez un Express ou un Local.N'oubliez pas , pour le Metro, Uptown, direction Manhattan, Downtown, direction Brooklyn.
    Enjoy!

    May 2014
  • The room was ok, the Flatbush area was really friendly and had a great sense of community. Gina was friendly but John (Gina's Husband) was the best. He had heaps of advice and suggestions etc for NY.

    May 2014
  • Staying at Gina and John's home was really pleasant. Our room was very big and comfortable. Pros:
    -we didn't have problems with late night check-in late night
    - wifi is very fast
    - two bathrooms
    - friendly hosts
    - Boo is a really friendly and quiet dog.
    Worth recommended!

    April 2014
  • We spent a great week in NYC at Gina and John's home. We also don't forget Boo, your quiet and friendly dog. The place was clean and the room comfortable. Gina and John's advices were helpful in our visit to Manhattan, they are great hosts. We also met other travellers, it was nice.
    A great address to note!

    March 2014
  • Stayed a few days with Gina and John. John helped us get around and pick places to eat. Very accommodating and great sized room. I felt safe at night walking around the neighborhood and had a place to park my car the whole time. Quick walk to the subway too. I would stay here again. Both were very lovely and helpful.

    March 2014
  • This is a very clean, hospitable place in a safe and interesting neighborhood. John and Gina are great folks with stories to tell and innumerable suggestions about how to get around NYC and fun things to do. Staying with them is making a few new friends.

    March 2014
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Massage Therapy, Colon Hydrotherapy, Yoga; Civil Engineer
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Hello! We are Gina & John and Boo, the wonderdog. I, Gina, am a Massage Therapist, Colon Hydrotherapist and Yoga Teacher (ExhaleHealingArts), John (email hidden) and native NYer and loves to send our guests on crazy sightseeing adventures all over the city. We commute to work via the handmade Bamboo Bicycles we built. We are active--swimming, rockclimbing, traveling, hiking, you name it! We moved NYC after living in Rincon, Puerto Rico (10 yrs!) where we surfed, worked and built an Earthdome on our 5-acre property. Yes, we miss it! Boo is our slinky, wiggly-waggly, rub my belly best friend.
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