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.
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!
This was my second time staying with Raymond and Heather, and I will continue to stay with them every time I come to NYC. They are the best. The Best. THE BEST. The place is great, and I couldn't recommend them enough. Stay here if you want to have the best AirBnB experience possible, because that's what I have every time I visit. Love you guys!
It was a pleasure to stay in R. and H. apartment! First of all they are lovely people, so positive, helpful, and open. Their place is well located, very close to 2 tube stations, with few different lines, so easy access to Manhattan and Wiliamsburg too. The room is nice and clean, like the whole flat.
The flat :
Perfectly clean, the bed is quiet confortable, you've enough space for all your stuffs, you've a TV, Anyway ! Everything you need in a bedroom to feel good.
The rest and bathroom was clean everyday that I stayed there.
In the kitchen, I never saw more than 3 plates on the kitchen sink.
Raymond and Heather are such amazing persons, they made me a warm welcome, made me really confortable. Even if they don't have to, but they invite me several times on some really cool places like theater, bars... I consider them as friends right now. Thank you again guys ! See you later when I come back ;)
Take care, bisous
Raymond and Heather are two of the nicest kindest people you ever want to meet. I felt completely welcomed. My stay was too short. I will be back
Raymond is a superb guest. He's super friendly and accommodating. The place is just as advertised and then some, and even though it's technically in the living room, it feels very private. The subway is only a short walk away, and it gets you to Manhattan in about half an hour. An easy stroll two blocks up gets you to 5th Ave Park Slope where there're lots of restaurants, bars and shops to enjoy.
Highly recommended if you need a comfortable crash pad when visiting NYC. I'll definitely stay here again next time if I'm the city.
Raymond was very nice and helpful (even though I was a little late when I arrived). He showed me around their place, which was exactly as described and very clean. The living room is only semi walk through and the curtain gives additional privacy. I felt really welcome and comfortable. We didn't get to hang out much, because we both had busy days during the time I stayed, but Raymond still took time to give me suggestions about good places to eat in the neighbourhood :)
Raymond and Heather are perfect hosts who go out of their ways to make sure everything is good. They're friendly and fun, but always respect their guest's privacy and independence. It's a lovely apartment; spotlessly clean and always nice and warm. A lovely kitchen too. Gowanus is a good neighbourhood and super convenient for the rest of NYC - great subway connections, and the 9th street subway is only six or seven minutes from the apartment. I had a lovely time and hope to come back.
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!