About this listing
An amazing Brownstone house built in the early 1900's is a comfortable, quiet, beautifully detailed oasis in Brooklyn! A mix of history and modernity with space to relax after a day in the city. :)
Greetings!!!! "Welcome and enjoy your stay in the Parlor floor's Garden Room!" There's plenty of space for a single, couple/family, or friends traveling together for a few nights, week(s), or month(s). The room is beautiful and very large, so much so that if often feels like your own apartment within the apartment! :) We're nicely located as we're close to public transit, and only minutes to all attractions in Manhattan as well as Upstate and Long Island transits! When you arrive here, you'll be in the heart of the very popular and historic tree lined Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn! Whether you're in the city for a work related project or are on personal holiday, you can feel like you'll be able to come home to relax after a day in and around New York City. Make use of the private back yard garden (seasonal), enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the home, high speed internet, street parking, restaurants, cafes, coffee houses, pubs, wine bars, and boutiques that enhance our neighborhood feel. Your stay is certain to be in a calm and sane environment and you'll receive the benefits of experiencing two floors in a mature Brownstone Home complete with prewar details and a warm set of potential friends (our neighbors and housemates), a dog and a cat (must be an animal lover!), fresh flowers in your room, and sometimes (if you wish) an organic light breakfast or shared dinner! Looking forward to meeting you!
Guests will have access to the back yard and lower duplex amenities which is beautiful in summer and into the winter and an amazing cultural experience that is our neighborhood of Bedstuy! :)
Interaction with Guests
I am available to help with as much as needed with your accommodation and to help one feel at ease and welcome in the environment with directions, attractions, etc. Am open to making new friends always, but respect schedules and levels of availability depending on how much one likes to socialize. Over all, the household is focused, professional, and well balanced in this respect! :)
BedStuy is one of the hot neighborhoods right now in Brooklyn, NY! Wow, it really has shifted over the years. I've been a resident here for 10 and it's really amazing to see all of the history blend with all of the trendy up and coming places to eat, drink, and play all within a few blocks of walking! Over all what I love is that it's incredibly diverse and non pretentious!
Public transit is very close. 5 blocks walking to the local train, 6 (longer) blocks to the express train. There are also great buses that run frequently and accurately to cross town locations as well very close by. :) It's only 15 minutes to Manhattan.
To be respectful and honor each other, we observe quiet hours after 12am until 8 am. (No noise is to be heard outside of your room.)
No smoking indoors. If you decide to smoke, please do so out on the front stoop.
Any damages to the property, yourself, or your guests beyond the fault of the property and it's management will be your responsibility as to all reparations.
You of course may have guests over to visit during non quiet hours, but no parties (3 or more people) without permission. Please inform me of any guests who'll be staying over night at the house with you as we'll need to negotiate the terms.
No Drugs or Illegal activity on premise. You will be asked to leave and no refunds will be issued.
All trash must be put in proper receptacles.
I couldn't have imagined a better place to stay whilst visiting New York - a serene and cosy hideaway nearby all the action going on in this megacity. Hayley was a super friendly, warm host who made me feel very welcome and at ease whilst sharing her space. The flat is just awesome - high ceilings, stucco decoration, wooden floor. And the room, located to the quiet inner courtyard, was clean, light and spacious including ample storage space. But to feel really comfortable you should be used to big dogs and their temperament. Unfortunately, I was not; which I regret for with my unease with Jasmine I have caused Hayley some inconvenience.
This place is great! The room is spacious and has light pouring into it. The house smells wonderful at all times, and it feels comfortably quaint. It is easy to adjust to the house, the housemates, and the neighborhood.
Hayley is a wonderful host. She is a delight to interact with, but respects your space. She is top-notch!
I stayed with Hayley for two months (end of March - end of May '15), and can say that it was quite a positive experience.
Hayley made me feel very welcome on my first day there, even though I was a few hours late! She gave helpful information about the area such as transportation, groceries and her own experiences living there for over ten years. The room is spacious. There's a desk where you can work, also a side table and chair, good wifi connection. You're a 5 min walk from the C train, or you can walk an extra 5 to the A(Express) train. I was arriving there late many nights never felt unsafe.
If you're lookin for a good cup of coffee, Anchor Coffee are just around the corner. The kitchen has what you need, except a microwave.
I don't have much experience living with animals. I was hesitant towards the dog, Jasmine. It took me a while to get used to her and unfortunately she eventually gave up on me! However she only wants to be your friend.
The bathroom is fine. Even though it was shared between three people, I didn't have to wait in the mornings as Hayley and her old housemate, were usually gone early to work and college.
As far as Air BNB places in Brooklyn go in this price range, I've searched, and this one definitely stood out. Glad I had somewhere comfortable and chilled out to stay while I was in NY.
My stay with Hayley was just wonderful. Hayley is a warm, welcoming person, and an amazing host. The room is spacious, bright, and clean, and in a beautiful Brownstone house. The neighbourhood is lovely, even in winter. And the house is just a few block from the Kingston-Throop subway stop, so very convenient when you want to go to Manhattan. I loved staying with Hayley, and I really recommend this place!
Hayley was friendly (thanks for staying up so late for our check-in) and easy-going. Overall very smooth person :) Room is huge and bright, bed was comfy. Kitchen and bathroom are downstairs. I'm actually scared of dogs (and I still booked the place b/c it looked so great!) and was a bit tense when entering the kitchen/bathroom b/c Jasmine was waiting there for me :) If you love animals/pets (there is a cat too), you might love it even more, but if you're not the pet type, I thought you should know. And yes, I guess they are both lovely animals :)
It's five blocks (6-7min) to the C line (subway), there are bus stops around. We were in Midtown Manhattan in about 30 min. Were not in the neighborhood often, but it looks nice and calm.
If you don't mind traveling a tiny bit to Manhattan and are not scared of dogs, this is a great place to stay! Hayley, thanks again for the MoMa help!
Great stay, huge and wonderfull room, very bright. Hayley is very nice, welcoming and always ready to help ! The neighborhood is quiet and close to a Subway that goes straight to manhattan.
I stayed at Hayley's place for three months....until this point one of the best times of my life!
Hayley and the rest of the people in the building are very friendly and open, which made this place feel like home whenever I came back from Manhattan. The neighbourhood is very calm, lots of families, and also very safe in my opinion. I never felt unsafe, possibly because there are always people in the street coming from the subway, even around 3AM.
Anyway, if you are looking for a short or longterm stay in NY this place is just perfect, it's clean, the room is very big, there is a cozy garden....but most important, the people are just great and inspiring !
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About the Host, Hayley
Greetings! I look forward to hosting you in our Historic Brownstone Duplex! Our home is really a different experience because it feels open and spacious, and as I like to call it, more like an "urban oasis." I'm the property manager, your hostess, and I live on site. With years in hospitality, I do have a sense for what makes comfort and I love to see others feeling relaxed and happy.
As a tidbit about myself, I'm also a visual artist. My work has it's roots in drawing, painting, and mixed media. That being said, I love all things creative but also have a love for organic cuisine, wine, natural health/wellness, and animals. (We live with a beautifully sweet larger dog and cat!) Some things I really appreciate are mutual respect in honesty, maturity, quiet ambiance, cleanliness, and of course, learning through laughter! Operating within the "Golden Rule," people often describe me as a generously gracious and a genuinely kindred spirit who understands that kindness is not a weakness.
I do look forward to hopefully meeting you and Bon Voyage!