Welcome to CommunityBeGood, our informal Brooklyn guesthouse in Park Place for people wanting travel stays tied into a local neighborhood of Park Slope and have their fees help support local to global social projects. Sitting room, huge kitchen and cooking available.
Located 20 minutes from Manhattan, and steps from Brooklyn's Fifth Avenue trendy cafes and shops; BAM brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn Museum et al.
CEREMONY GUESTS: SLEEPS UP TO 10; Four guest rooms also possible for special event rentals on an as available basis;
Lisel and Betsy were very accomodating! Betsy was at work when we arrived, but she left us a key so we could get in to the house before heading to Manhattan. Both the house and room were very nice. The location is very conveniently located -- close to at least two different subway stations. We only spent one night, but when asked to leave our luggage at the house on the second day so we wouldn't have to carry it around New York, they let us do so. The only thing that caught us off guard was that we had to move from Betsy's house to Lisel's (only a short walk down the street) at 11am after our night, and we were still asleep because of the late New Year's celebrations. It wasn't that big a deal; it just surprised us.
The stay was great. SO happy to have found such a host in the same neighborhood of the venue the band was performing. Lisel was a great and welcoming host.
Lisel is great and so interesting to talk to. Great location, clean and friendly.
Lisel was gracious enough to accommodate my friend and I even on a very short notice (we were attending a show in Manhattan coming from upstate). The room itself was spacious and the bed was very comfortable. The house itself was also eclectic and I couldn't help but gaze at the various books and cultural artifacts that rested quietly on the shelves. Overall a good experience. Thanks Lisel!
Enjoyed my time in this brownstone at Park Slope in Brooklyn. Lisel, the host, although busy with her community work suggested various things for me to do which I didn't have the time to take up, unfortunately. It was good to be able to sit in the sunny backyard and watch the squirrels and see a different part of NY - as well as meet some locals and other guests. Really easy access to the Atlantic St \Barclay Centre subway and you can get anywhere fast.
Lisel Burns offers a safe and very friendly sanctuary in a delightful part of Park Slope. No fuss, no stress! It felt good to contribute in some small way to her community-building vision. Thanks, Lisel.
I was in town to complete an orientation with Doctors Without Borders, so what better a place to stay than with Lisel, community organizer and friend of Haiti?
She has made her home into a welcoming place for true travelers and humanitarians. The bed was clean and comfy, the kitchen warm and welcoming and the garden truly a treat after a long day indoors in Manhattan! And not to mention tres pratique! Near great coffee and every train station you will ever need.
And it's so nice to know a portion of the fee goes to Haiti. I will stay there again and again...hope there's room, Lisel!
Great location! Accommodations are casual.
I found the overall vibe of the guesthouse to be warm, welcoming and worldly - an ideal combination for a visit to the Big Apple. Park Slope is one of my favorite neighborhoods in Brooklyn and the Cbg guesthouse is in a great spot with so many great restaurants close by. The 2, 3, B and Q are all within a 6 or 7 min walk, so Manhattan is just a few stops away.
Lisel provides a great guesthouse with a great cause; I wholeheartedly recommend staying here. Bathrooms are shared, but kept so clean you feel like it's your own, and the kitchen is great for cooking or storing leftovers.
Needless to say, I'm a fan and would stay here again in a new York minute.
Lisel organised for us to stay with Fiona and Daniel in Marlborough Road. While this was a little further away (20-30min subway to Manhattan) we could not have been happier with our stay. They have a lovely old house an easy (5min) walk to the subway (Q and B lines). The family were welcoming and wonderful hosts, often offering us advise on sights to see, local places to eat and how to travel about town. The bedroom we stayed in was large and clean with a comfortable double bed and an ensuite with a shower over a large tub. We could not recommend this lovely family more highly.