Brooklyn Prospect Park Cozy Single

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

For solo NYC travelers here for work or vacation & want a comfortable spot to sleep, this is a single bed facing west. Lots of nearby cafes, shops, restaurants & subway lines. Make your breakfast in kitchen, enjoy our garden & WiFi to plan your day!

Your host, Liz
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For solo NYC travelers here for work or vacation & want a comfortable spot to sleep, this is a single bed facing west. Lots of nearby cafes, shops, restaurants & subway lines. Make your breakfast in kitchen, enjoy our garden & WiFi to plan your day!

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 work space, 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 with ample board games and toys, a small bedroom with a twin bed, and a third bedroom with a double-sized bed. There is one full-bath on this floor which is shared.

The first story has a separate apartment (which is rented now) with its own entrance with one bedroom, living room, kitchenette, bathroom, and access to the backyard.

The house has a garden that was updated in 2013 on three sides with a private patio out back.

Lots of photos and more detailed description is in Listing 863168, the dormer.

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. A small laundry room on the ground floor serves the entire household & guests can use it.

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.

The Neighborhood

Diverse residential neighborhood with tons of restaurants and 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

PUBLIC TRANSIT. 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. As the neighborhood grows in popularity, street parking is harder to come by. For weekend travelers parking is much easier and there alternate-side parking rules are not in effect.

Other Things to Note

Many things make our home special from Victorian features -- tall windows, wood floors, beautiful fireplaces and crown moldings -- 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 or glass of wine at night.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $575 /week
Cleaning Fee: $10
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • It was fantastic to live in Liz' house. The house has such a special atmosphere, easy to feel good. I had the luck that I could switch the rooms and spend my week in one of the larger bedrooms, which was great. Liz is a great host, even if she is very busy, she organized everything nonchalantely, was very helpful and gave me always the feeling I was welcomed. Also Brooklyn was for me a very nice experience, and nevertheless it is so easy to go to Manhattan. I can strongly recommend Liz and would stay again in her beautiful house.

    June 2014
  • I spent 3 wonderful days at Liz's place. The apartment is perfectely located to visit New York. I stayed in the single room. It is small but has everthing that is needed and is very clean and quiet. Liz is very friendly, welcoming and helpful. She borrowed me her bike to ride through Brooklyn. I really enjoyed it! I highly recommend Liz's house and would definitely stay there again.

    June 2014
  • Liz was a punctual host. The room was perfectly organized, clean and quiet.
    Concerning the house and the neighborhood, simply fantastic.

    June 2014
  • Location- So quiet and relaxing. Liz's home is near the subway station, it's convenient for sightseeing.
    Room- I stayed at single room. It's very small but includes everything I need. I was able to spend comfortably.

    Liz is very kind and friendly! I want to stay at her home again:)

    June 2014
  • Living for 3 days at Liz home was a great experience. Everything was perfect, well organized and with a lot of indications really useful to move around Brooklin. Although I didn’t have time to share a glass of wine with Liz she was always accessible and willing to help you.
    The house is very nice and well placed in the middle of Brooklin which I’ve to say is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in NY to stay. I hope to come back to NY soon and contact Liz again.
    I love your paintings!!!

    June 2014
  • Liz is a warm gracious host. The room I was given was warm and cosy. The neighbourhood is very pleasant and peaceful. The subway stations are close. For a first time visitor to the United States, this was a marvellous welcome.

    June 2014
  • It was ok. Not more then that...
    Liz was nice but the house and room are not great.

    June 2014
  • Liz and her son Kahlil were very good and accommodating hosts. The room was just fine, though with a window a/c unit that I didn't have to use but a few times.
    The bathroom was clean and attractive.
    The building is a beautiful brown stone, with a nice patio below.
    I'd stay there again. They are good people.

    June 2014
  • I can't recommend Liz's rooms and hospitality highly enough. I choose this listing because the house looked just like my fantasy version of Brooklyn and the reality very much lived up to this. The house is very conveniently located next to two major subway routes into Manhattan. The room itself was small as stated in the description but smartly and tastefully decorated and the bed was very comfortable. I slept better here than anywhere else on my trip to the US. Liz is a very thoughtful host and I very much appreciated small touches such as spare toothbrushes and toothpaste in the bathroom. The arrangements for checking in and out were easy to make and I especially appreciated being able to leave at a non-standard time on my last day. I stayed for only a short time in this room but would have no hesitation in returning on a future visit to New York. Liz was friendly without being overbearing and was - from my point of view - the perfect host. One last thought - these rooms are very near Prospect Park which is great if like me you enjoy running in the mornings.

    June 2014
  • Great location and a beautiful, art-filled house. Everything was exactly as described. The room was small but very comfortable. All the coordination went very smoothly, and it was great getting to chat with Liz. I'd definitely stay here again, and would highly recommend it.

    June 2014
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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 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 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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