Large, sunny bedroom with office alcove on top floor of a late 1800s Brooklyn Brownstone. It comfortably fits two with easy access to JFK & major subway lines! Enjoy the kitchen each morning, a wonderful garden and WiFi to plan your adventures!
Our 1865 four-story corner brownstone is located in a nationally-recognized historic district in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. The parlor level has 16' ceilings with a large living room with a working fire place and bay window, dining room, open galley kitchen with tons of workspace, and deck with a gas grill. The next floor has a large master bedroom with an adjoining bathroom with a shower and separate claw foot bathtub, a second bedroom with a queen-sized bed, and a small office.
The top floor has three bedrooms: one queen-sized guest room that has an office nook, and ample board games and toys, a small bedroom with a single bed, and a third bedroom with a double-sized bed. There is one full-bath on this floor that is shared by airbnb guests.
This dormer room: queen-sized bed, armoire, pull out double sofa which is good for young kids & office nook. The pull out coach can be moved and works well for one to two young children. It will be cozy when both the queen sized bed and double bed coach is pulled out.
Share bathroom just outside the room.
See Listing 863199 for description & photos of single room.
PLEASE NOTE WINTER 2015: Weekends require two nights booking or three nights on holiday weekends.
The first story has a separate apartment with its own entrance with one bedroom, living room, kitchenette, bathroom, and access to the backyard. A small laundry room on the ground floor serves the entire household. The house has a garden updated in 2013 on three sides with a private patio out back.
Guests have access to the backyard patio, gas grill year round, some refrigerator access, kitchen for coffee and tea, and to make yourself breakfast before you head out to explore my town.
Interaction with Guests
My teenage sons and I live on the 2nd floor of our four story brownstone. We also have a cat Rogue that welcomes guests. Our interaction with airbnb guests is dependent upon their wishes and how our schedules mesh up. Some guests have joined us for holiday celebrations and meals. Others have shared a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. And for those with brief stays our interactions may be really limited. It is rare for us to be away for a guest's stay, and in that case our tenant and dear friend who lives in the ground floor apartment is available to interact with guests.
Diverse residential neighborhood with tons of restaurants and some shops surround us. Barclay Center is a 5 minute walk. Other attractions are 15 to 20 minutes: Prospect Park, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Brooklyn Library and Brooklyn Zoo. And then there is the Brooklyn Flea and Farmers' Markets on Saturdays.
SUBWAY. 1 block walk to 2/3 station. 3 short blocks to B/Q. 1 subway station away from Atlantic-Barclay Center with 2, 3, 4, 5, D, M, N, Q, R and LIRR.
From JFK: The Air Train to Jamaica Station & then the LIRR to Atlantic Terminal-Barclay Center is a 30+ minute trip.
It is 30 min to Times Square or Grand Central Station in Manhattan.
PARKING. Limited on street parking is available. It's easier to park on weekends.
Other Things to Note
Victorian features -- tall windows, wood floors, beautiful fireplaces and crown moldings -- is home to modern furniture, contemporary prints and lots of light since we're on a corner. Expect lots of stairs to reach the top floor. It's pretty quiet. Wonderful spot on the back yard to have a cup of coffee in the morning.
Please no smoking in the house, but you can in the garden outside. The best way to reach me is through the airbnb site or through my cell phone. Given the demands of my day job its hard for me to always respond quickly to my (website hidden) or home number but airbnb messages pop up on my cell phone right away.
Liz was very welcoming and helped us with directions, restaurant referrals and any questions we had. Her home is beautiful and we especially liked our spacious, sunny room. It was nice to stay with a family to make our visit to NYC more personal and at the same time the top floor room gave us lots of privacy. A great place to stay in Brooklyn.
We had a really fun few days at Liz's beautiful house in Brooklyn. The room was lovely and spacious with lots of natural light. Liz was a really helpful host with plenty of suggestions of things to do in the area. The area was great - plenty of great restaurants and bars within a few minutes' walk. All in all, highly recommended! We'd definitely stay there again.
Liz is a brilliant host!
I have been traveling the last 7 month, but it felt like coming home when I entered her house trough the blue front door the first time.
Liz was very respectful and discrete, on the other hand so welcoming and helpful with anything that I might needed.
The room has tons of light & the most comfortable bed in NYC (and I already tried a few), the whole house is so cozy and individually decorated so that I enjoyed a few mornings just staying at home with a cup of coffee and the company of Rouge.
Thank you so much for having 3 weeks an oasis of peace in this amazing and exiting City that never sleeps!
We came back this year for a second Brooklyn-Story. And we got it.
Liz is a fantastic host! Always friendly and helpful. We never missed anything. This house is so beautiful and spacious. Covered with art and decorative things - we felt home. The room is clean and full of light. After our expeditions through the neighboorhood, the recreative vibrations
in this place were gorgeous!!
Thank you so much for making this trip as charming as the last one to your house.
Liz var en mycket trevlig och enkel värd att ha och göra med. Rummet var mycket bra och faktiskt ganska stort. Bra och stor dubbelsäng dessutom. Läget på lägenheten var nära många tunnelbanestationer men också gångavstånd till flera trevliga restauranger i Brooklyn. Rekommenderar verkligen detta.
As this was my first time using Airbnb, I couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. Liz responded to me within an hour or so of my request and I was in the apartment immediately. The room was clean, the neighborhood was great, and I would definitely recommend her place to anyone traveling to Brooklyn/NY. She was also very flexible with check-in and check-out which was very important to me. I will be returning soon.
We needed a room within two days and Liz was glad to accommodate us! Her communication was very quick and helpful. We were on a hurried schedule and did not spend much time at her home, other than to rest and shower. The room has an informative binder that gives ideas for the neighborhood and a little history. The room was clean and bright. The bed was comfortable and clean. The bathroom, although shared, was available when needed. The bathroom itself is clean and classic. The room has an AC and fan. You can also open the windows for fresh air. There were fresh cut flowers in the room and bathroom - a nice touch!
Neighborhood: We have always loved Brooklyn and it would be our pick if we were to move to NYC. This neighborhood has it all: restaurants of all sorts (we love Sugarcane for Caribbean), craft beer spots (the Pickle Shack), and plenty of breakfast options. Prospect Park is a short jaunt up the block and excellent for a morning run. We always felt safe in the neighborhood. There are plenty of subway stops close by and Manhattan is a quick 20 min train ride. The Brooklyn Museum of Arts is a must! The building itself is a beauty and the exhibits are fantastic!
Overall, we were very happy with our stay and would definitely stay here again!
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My roots continue to grow deeper in Brooklyn while my desire to explore extends wider too. I remain passionate about the work I do and continue to be amazed at the incredible opportunities I've had to both provide for my family and give back something to the world around me.
I love ...
Cooking and entertaining for family and friends,
Printmaking and painting which is made apparent when you're in my home,
Writing and thinking about issues that matter - public education, health, social justice - and raising millions for great organizations,
Developing strong, deep and long-lasting friendships across generations,
Biking to work over the Manhattan Bridge,
Escaping with a good novel,
Making free form pies – sweet and savory, and
Remembering I still live in NYC and exploring my city.
Airbnb guests ... We lived in this wonderful brownstone for 20 years now and watched the neighborhood evolve around us. Living in our home: my two sons, a young cat named Rogue, and me. The ground floor apartment is home to a dear friend who is a filmmaker-environmental lawyer with two dogs -- Ruby & Tingo.
We are most often only renting out two rooms on the top floor of the brownstone that share one bathroom. We don't have any rooms with private baths.