About this listing
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!
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.
WEEKENDS - Require minimum two night stay or three nights on holiday weekends.
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 sons and I live in 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 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.
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.
No smoking in the house please. 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 email or home number but airbnb messages pop up on my cell phone right away.
Liz's place fulfills the 3C's of travel accommodations: clean, comfy, and conveniently located! I had a great stay.
I absolutely loved my stay in Brooklyn! Liz's home was so beautiful and inviting and my room was amazing. Exploring was made easy considering everything was within walking distance. There are cool coffee spots, restaurants, galleries etc. all around the area. Prospect park and Smorgasburg were also not that far away! Liz was very welcoming and accommodating considering my flight was delayed by 2 hours and I arrived at her home very late. Liz also gave me great suggestions to a couple of museum exhibits in the city! Overall it was a great weekend and I thoroughly enjoyed my little Brooklyn getaway. I can't wait to visit again :)
I enjoyed my stay in Brooklyn, the warm and uncomplicated welcome, the fireflies in the evening, the breakfast on the platform and my nice little room under the roof (warm, but a/c available).
Liz's place was clean and comfortable with nice touches that felt like home. I would stay again.
Liz and her sons were warm and welcoming of me in to their home.
I was given good information for getting to the address before my departure date. Communication was easy and I received very quick responses.
The room was adequate for my needs, a comfortable bed and the air conditioning was perfect and necessary. The garden was a lovely spot to enjoy my breakfast and evening beer.
The information pack that Liz has compiled is comprehensive and answers most questions.
The location of Liz's house couldn't have been better, just a few minutes to the train and a relief from the business of Manhattan, I felt completely safe in the neighbourhood and I experienced friendliness from neighbours.
Khalil and Jamal were both polite and very helpful during my stay.
Liz has a beautiful family home with a relaxed atmosphere and I highly recommend a stay with her and her sons.
I stayed at Liz's lovely house for just one night but really enjoyed it. The house is on a pretty road, with trees, a short walk to restaurants, Prospect Park and the Botanical Gardens.
Liz was not back from work but her son let me in and when she arrived she was really welcoming and friendly, including me in a celebration drink with an old friend.
Liz has also put together a really useful folder of information. I would definitely stay there again or recommend it to a friend.
Liz was a great host ,who made me feel very welcome .
The room was as discribed, homely and well equipped .The area was perfect for my needs
I would certainly love to stay with Liz again if the situation arose
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About the Host, Liz
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 have 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.