About this listing
We would love to host you in our lovely and affordable space.
Our place is a two bedroom urban oasis with a large living room, kitchen, and bathroom area just minutes from the subway. You will be sharing the space with two friendly and fun performers. We boast a calm, quiet, and peaceful place with great energy. We like to keep our apartment clean, clutter free, and provide a space where you can unwind from the bustle of the city. Your room would be the living room area with a super comfortable over-sized sofa and ottoman. The room has a large flat screen television, WiFi, and is extremely cozy. There is also a curtain that you may choose to use for additional privacy. The apartment is warm and has minimal street noise for a quiet and comfortable night's sleep.
The apartment is located just 5 blocks from the F, Q, and R trains in Park Slope and is an easy 15 minute subway ride into Manhattan. The apartment is situated in the industrial part of Park Slope, however, is in a very safe location. We are five minute walk from a great selection of locally owned bars, unique and fabulous restaurants, and eclectic shopping. There are some great yoga studios within walking distance, a YMCA, and multiple gyms close by. Additionally, we are a ten-minute walk to Prospect Park.
Building and Parking:
The building is a ten unit brick apartment complex that is bug-free. We live on the fourth floor of a walk-up, so please note that there is no elevator and there are stairs. Although we do not recommend having a car in the city, street parking is not hard to find near the apartment. If you do choose to park on the street please pay attention to street cleaning closures.
We provide: sheets, pillows, blankets, towels and toiletries such as: shampoo, conditioner, soap, razors. We have a fully stocked kitchen and some space in the fridge reserved for your perishable items.
We use all natural cleaning products for those that might have allergies or be sensitive to harsh chemicals or smells.
Check Out/Check In:
Check out is at 12:00 pm (This is a suggested time to accommodate our guests. If you should require additional time we can stow your packed luggage.)
Check in is at 2:00 pm. (Again, this is a suggested to to accommodate incoming guests. Your check in can be earlier provided that there is no guest prior to your arrival.)
Our preference is to host people who have a history and reviews on Air B and B, however, if you are a first-timer we request that you have an updated biography and photo(s) and provide us with a short description of your trip to New York City.
We ask that you respect the space and our neighbors by maintaining quiet hours before 8:00 am and after 11:00 pm.
This is a no smoking building and apartment.
We just ask that you please help to keep our space tidy and beautiful.
We welcome you to New York, our home, and want to make sure that your stay here is fabulous!
Guests will have access to all communal spaces: Living Room, Kitchen, Bathroom. Additionally, guests have access to WiFi, storage space, Flat Screen TV, refrigerator, bathroom toiletries and occasionally Raymond cooks....so delicious food might be on hand!
Interaction with Guests
We love to get to know our guests and have made many wonderful friends through Air B and B, however, we want to respect your space and time and are sensitive to someone who might prefer to keep to themselves. With that said we have enjoyed many a meal in the neighborhood, Thanksgiving Day celebrations, wine/beer/tea at our Magic Kitchen Table, and great conversations with all of our wonderful guests.
Our neighborhood is full of independently owned fantastic restaurants and bars located on 5th and 7th Avenue. We are also about a 10 minute walk from the beautiful Prospect Park.
We are conveniently located near the F, G, and R lines.
Other Things to Note
As a courtesy, we ask guests to arrive at our apartment prior to 10:00 pm as both of us have daytime jobs.
Although we are really chill and flexible, we ask guests to respect the space and our neighbors by maintaining quiet hours before 8:00 am and after 11:00 pm and to please help keep our space tidy and beautiful. We prefer to also have a shoes off policy. We love to have guests and want your stay to be comfortable and for you to feel welcome!
It was my first expérience with air bnb and i was really happy to met heather (vacation for raymond). I will never thanks enough heather for his kindness. I enjoyed my trip thanks to her and the flat is really clean and comfortable. My english is not perfect but you can have trust in raymond and heather. Thanks a lot for all !!
Raymond was very helpful on my arrival and even waited for me when I was very late. An easy going person who had a clean apartment and answered all my questions. Only saw Raymond a few times but we always had a laugh. Apartment close to subway and loved that Whole foods was also close by. Was able to cook in kitchen with ease. Great apartment at affordable cost. Highly recommend staying there.
I only met Raymond for five minutes since we were both pretty busy. He was friendly and welcoming. Even though he wasn't there when I arrived, check in was easy and I met his brother.
The place was comfortable and clean.
I had the best time ever at Raymond and Heather's place. Raymond was so helpful, he recommended places to visit and he was always texting me making sure I was okay. The place is great, very beautiful and comfy, and it's near a subway station so you can go to Manhattan in 15 minutes. I'm definitely going again If I have the chance.
Raymond and Heather were awesome!! I really did enjoy my stay. They both made me feel like home, great people great times. Thanks Raymond and Heather for everything.... :) Totally recommend for everyone.
Right from the first time I contacted Heather and Raymond, I was met with an enthusiastic response about my trip. Every enquiry was answered quickly, and I felt very confident in booking my stay with them. I was not disappointed. I was comfortable, and felt welcome.
I used the kitchen when I wanted, everything I needed was available.
Bonus. It was still Christmas in July on the 2nd landing of the building.
The neighbourhood friendly and I felt safe. It is close to subway I easily got to my workshop every morning.
I was not able to meet Raymond. Both Heather and Raymond were having a busy work period while I stayed there. But Heather made time to chat and share some ice cream.
I recommend staying with them.
Throughout my NYC trip, I looked forward to coming back to a home where I could truly be myself and unwind. Raymond and Heather are generous people who are great to talk to and genuinely want to make your experience warm and comfortable! I felt like I was amongst old friends. I felt completely at ease. Throughout my stay, I felt that my personal space and quiet time was always respected.
The neighbourhood is quiet and safe, and a reasonable distance from Manhattan if you're into the Broadway theatre scene. (If theatre is your thing, talk to Heather, who has fantastic recommendations!) This area is a refreshing wind-down from the bustling of Times Square.
10/10 will recommend, and will come back again!!
About the Host, Raymond And Heather
We are two classically trained opera singers who moved to New York to pursue our dreams of singing and acting. We love all kinds of music, theater, great food (Raymond happens to be an incredible cook!), great wine, laughing, and having a blast. We love to meet new people and hear about your stories and would be thrilled to host you in our space and provide you with our best suggestions for having a great time in New York City!