Brooklyn Prospect Park Sunny Dormer

House - Private room · Carlton Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217, United States

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!

The Space

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 air bnb 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.
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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.

Guest Access

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 son 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.

The Neighborhood

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.

Getting around

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.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $800 /week
Cleaning Fee: $20
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • We stayed at Liz's place for five days and it was great! The bedroom was cozy and spacious. We shared bathroom with others but it did not bring any inconvenience. Line Q and B was about 8 mins walk away. The neighborhood was quite safe so we did not worry at all even came back at 11 p.m.. Thank you, Liz! Hope to stay with you next time we are in NY.

    April 2014
  • Liz and her son Khalil are wonderful hosts! They were extremely friendly and helpful with all aspects of both my visits. Key pick up was easy, I had access to the beautiful kitchen for morning tea some great chats with Liz, and a comfortable bed were I slept soundly each night. A great place to stay on all fronts!

    March 2014
  • Had a wonderful stay in one of the most tastefully decorated homes I have seen in a long time - just a delight!

    March 2014
  • I stayed for a full week in Liz's BEAUTIFUL home. I was in town for work and it was a lovely and relaxing space to come home to. She's an incredibly helpful and gracious host. I'd highly recommend staying here!

    March 2014
  • Had a great stay at Liz's spot. It was a nice private room on the third floor of a charming brownstone. Would definitely go back.

    February 2014
  • I stayed in Liz's Dormer room which provided the perfect space for good sleep and late night work. The building is lovely and its interior well used, aesthetic, comfortable. Liz has put together a well organized pragmatic guide to the neighbour in terms of where to eat what meals, nearby parks, and transport to Manhattan etc. Above all Liz is a wonderful person that I'm glad to have met. I would definitely return! Thanks Liz.

    February 2014
  • We stayed at the dormer room for 5 nights during holiday season and it felt like home. Liz's beautiful house is located in a really safe and inspiring neighbourhood. We couldn't have wished for a nicer place, thank you Liz!

    December 2013
  • We really enjoyed staying at Liz's house. It's a very nice place, quiet and well located ( the metro is close and it's easy and fast to reach Manhattan) and also they are many things to discover in Brooklyn. We will recommend this place !

    November 2013
  • Liz is an ideal host, friendly and helpful, without being overbearing. She has a beautiful spacious home in Brooklyn with an inclusive, laid-back atmosphere, which was perfect foil to the hurly burly of Manhattan. I felt very comfortable and welcome and safe here. I' ve already recommended her to some friends who visiting NYC next year.

    November 2013
  • Liz is warm and helpful. The room was clean and comfortable, not to mention the excellent location! She was a little difficult to get in touch with (the phone number listed is the home phone), but was there when we needed to check in and took the time to help us find where we were going. It felt like staying with family. I definitely recommend staying with her!

    October 2013
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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 19 years now and watched the neighborhood evolve around us. Living in our home: my basketball-playing son, 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 rent out three rooms on the top floor of the brownstone that share one bathroom. I don't have any rooms with private baths. We plan to rent out our entire home on occasion.
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